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Conference will be held on Friday, April 12 in the Center For The Arts.

The Third Annual Pottstown Investors Conference will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in The Hill School’s Center For The Arts, 760 Beech St., Pottstown, Pa.  This conference is geared toward real estate investors, developers, business owners, entrepreneurs, state and federal officials, and Pottstown community leaders.

There is no charge to attend, although participants are asked to pre-register with Stephanie Trauner, administrative manager for Hobart’s Run, at strauner@thehill.org or by calling 610-705-1018.  The program will inform individuals who may be interested in opening a restaurant or entertainment venue, retail shop, or other business, or moving to Pottstown and buying, restoring, marketing, and/or residing in real estate featuring the Borough’s architecturally diverse housing stock.

Building off the previous two well-attended events and participant feedback, conference planners from Hobart’s Run are varying this year’s format so there will be fewer “speeches,” more conversational story-telling by Pottstown stakeholders and entrepreneurs, and further showcasing of intriguing real estate opportunities here in our hometown during a session dedicated to this requested topic.  Participants also will be treated to a guided trolley tour (also a popular feature of the initial conference).  Details are being finalized for a keynote speaker.

The event will again offer a “Taste of Pottstown” lunch featuring fare from local restaurants – and, this year, the delicious food samplings will be paired with a “gallery walk” displaying information and literature about nonprofits and other organizations that support and serve Pottstown in partnership with our business community.

The program will include a panel highlighting women-owned or operated businesses in the Borough, among other stimulating, timely discussions -- including a chance to engage in “Q & A” with elected officials who interact with Pottstown investors. The day will end with a networking happy hour.

The event is hosted as a partnership of the Hobart’s Run neighborhood revitalization initiative and The Hill School.

A 501(c)(3), Hobart's Run works with residents and property owners to revitalize the neighborhood through projects that create a clean, safe, and inclusive community; provide incentives for home ownership and home improvements; and generate positive, sustainable commercial and retail development. While initially addressing an area of approximately 600 parcels in Pottstown (Queen Street in the south,  North Adams on the west, Beech, Grant, and Jackson on the north, and Keim Street on the east), Hobart’s Run strives to use successes in this focus area to spark and support revitalization throughout the Borough.