Emmaus Mainstreet Initiatives

Emmaus Main Street Partners

The Borough of Emmaus is ideally situated between Route I-78/309, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, PA Route 29, and many major local roadways.  Our central location provides easy, fast access to major markets and many amenities.  Our thoughtful planning has provided a walk-able community with easy access to businesses, churches, parks, and schools.  If car is your preferred means of travel, Emmaus has ample free parking for business patrons.  Park and walk to the diverse and unique types of  businesses located within our Borough.  Emmaus is also home to East Penn School District, consistently rated as one of the top school districts in the region.

The Emmaus Main Street Partners (EMSP) was officially incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit program to support and revitalize the Emmaus historic downtown.  Funding was provided by the State Department of Community and Economic Development with initial matching funds provided by the Borough of Emmaus. 

The Emmaus Main Street Partners strive to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of a vibrant and active Emmaus community through collaborative efforts among business owners, residents, volunteers, and other partners.

Our Emmaus Main Street Board of Directors relies on a handful of committees to accomplish action items to better our community.  Some of those committees include:

  • Membership
  • Business Development
  • Ad Hoc Events (Golf, Old Fashioned Christmas, Farewell to Summer, etc.)

Highlights of the Emmaus Main Street Partners

  • Community events - Old Fashioned Christmas; Ice Bar at SnowBlast Winter Festival (a program of the Emmaus Arts Commission), Bingo, East Penn Restaurant Week, Farewell to Summer Festival, Emmaus & Friends Golf Tournament.
  • Borough-wide Marketing Campaign - to promote Emmaus in the valley and to entice visitors to shop, dine, and explore Emmaus.
  • A Fa├žade Improvement Project - making funds available to qualifying businesses to help underwrite the costs of renovating the exterior facades of their buildings.
  • Emmaus Map - a publication filled with information on shopping, dining, exploring, borough official contact information, school district information, parks & recreation, community clubs & organizations, and activities.
  • Emma the Mule is located in front of the Run Inn!
  • Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies - the EMSP hosts grand openings and ribbon cutting ceremonies for new businesses and arranges press coverage.

For more information, contact Ashley Lorah, Emmaus Main Street Partners Manager, Suite 205, 191 Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049, 610-739-1273 or at AshleyL@LehighValleyChamber.org.


Outdoor concert on Emmaus

Christmas Tree Lighting in the Borough