Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Athens Business Association Virtual Scavenger Hunt Link!

It's been discovered that the link to the Virtual Scavenger Hunt doesn't always appear on the website when viewed on the mobile version of CheckOutAthens.com. If that's the case, I apologize for the inconvenience and the link is below! :) 

- Website Manager 

Click here for the Virtual Scavenger Hunt!


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas in July 2020

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, the Athens Business Association in conjunction with Valley Sno Co. will be hosting a Christmas in July event in Downtown Athens!

The event will feature sales and activities from several local businesses and organizations, as well as a visit from Santa Claus! The idea was started by one of Athens's latest additions to our downtown storefronts, Valley Sno Co., a locally owned gourmet Louisiana-style 'sno-ball' stand that had its start on the mobile front. Valley Sno Co. will be hosting a summer snowball fight in the park. The snowballs will be provided by the business, which can be reserved at the rate of $5 for 10 snowballs by contacting Valley Sno Co.

In addition to Santa and the snowball fight, local businesses will be holding sales and participating in their own ways. Local music store Yale's Music Shop will be offering 10% off any new and in-stock guitar, Children's Depot will be having a buy one get one 1/2 off on clothing, and be sure to check the sidewalk in front of SHEA Creations & Company for their sidewalk sale from 10-3!

Athens also welcomes to the event several additional activities and pop-ups that are stopping by! Heather Hanson, an independent Zyia Athletic Wear Rep, will be set up outside of Urban Connection, SHEA Creations & Company will be having a Card Class (preregistration with the shop is required), and the Rise and Shine Community Center invites you into the center for candy canes and crafts! Five Dollar Books, a mobile bookstore started by local entrepreneur Basil E. Bacorn that donates 75% of its profits annually to give back to the community, will be set-up inside the Rise and Shine Community Center as well and the Spalding Memorial Library will be having a book sale at their location.

Stop by and support local! We hope it will be a fun and socially distant event for everyone! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Information


Due to the recent Coronavirus Pandemic developments, the Athens Business Association would like to make everyone aware of the following actions:

  • The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Banquet has been postponed until May 13, 2020.
  • Our B2B mixer scheduled for March 26, 2020, at Civil & Environmental Consultants has been postponed until further notice.
  • The Battle of the Bands competition that had been scheduled on March 14 at Mooney's has been postponed until further notice.

In addition, many local businesses are shutting down or limiting hours and access, so please check with the local establishments for each business owner's next actions.

To stay updated, be sure to like and follow the Athens Business Association on the social media of your choice. 

For more information and to stay updated on the Coronavirus Pandemic, the CDC, WHO, and Pennsylvania Department of Health are excellent resources. For small businesses, the SBA has a page dedicated to COVID-19 regarding assistance for businesses affected by the pandemic.

We as a community can slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene and social distancing. Stay healthy and stay safe!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Letter to the Community 2020

Brought to you by the Athens Business Association 

Welcome to CheckOutAthens.com!

This site is just one of the many new exciting things that the Athens Business Association is diving into in 2020! Check out our business directory or get involved with the community! New business in Athens? We have you covered there too! This will be your all-in-one HUB for everything Athens. You can also keep up to date with us on your favorite social networking channels for more updates!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AthensBusinessAssociation/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/athensbusinessassociation/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AthensBusiness
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/athens-business-association/

The mission of the Athens Business Association is to provide maximum value to our member businesses and the members of the Athens community. We accomplish this by exchanging and implementing ideas that will help your business be seen by more prospects and providing you with the education and tools to be able to take advantage of the newest trends. We are also committed to improving the community and creating a pleasant environment to encourage the community to shop in the business district.

The way I’ve heard our intentions described the best is “Business focused, community-minded”. It is my belief that if we can build a larger, more active organization through incentives and providing more benefits to our member businesses that not only will we positively affect the business environment of Athens, but we will be able to be more involved in the community than ever before too!

At the end of the day, we would be nothing without the community of Athens and the business owners who donate their time and money to do all the things we do and we want to do our part in giving back in a way that provides value for everyone involved. If you ever have any ideas for how we can provide YOU with value, please do not hesitate to reach out! That being said, we cannot promise that we can accomplish every suggestion, but we do want to hear from you so we know how to better serve you.

I am looking forward to a great year! Thank you for taking the time. Enjoy the site!


Kyle Farr
Athens Business Association
2020 President

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