From our speaker series and networking mixers to our development workshops and collaboration with local government agencies, the chamber provides our members with a plethora or opportunities to get involved in all of the excitement that is Norristown's Renaissance!
Pandemic Recovery Funds Update
As we’ve monitored this progress and better understand the work across both submitters and reviewers, we are updating our plan schedule:
By May 30, 2022: Recovery Office initial review of projects complete
By June 17, 2022: All projects scored, with project scores posted on the Recovery Office webpage
June 24 - July, 8 2022: Draft recovery plan published for feedback
July 22, 2022: Final recovery plan adopted
July 27, 2022: Project implementation period begins
Norristown prepares to celebrate Juneteenth
There will be a Street Festival Downtown on June 19, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The municipality, in partnership with Norristown Chamber of Commerce, The Sigma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and The Greater Norristown NAACP, presents the Juneteenth Jubilee Street Festival, a day of culture and fun for the whole family!
Juneteenth Jubilee Street Festival in Norristown will kick off on Dekalb Street Bridge with a living history
portrayal of Harriet Tubman by Millicent Sparks, followed by a drum procession to Lafayette Street for
the reading of the General’s Order and ceremonial ribbon cutting by Council.
The Fun-filled day will include a mix of vendors selling food, jewelry, art, crafts, and services; the
Willow School Kids’ Zone with Moon bounce, face painting, zoo animals, balloons; mainstage
featuring live local entertainment; free admission to the Centre Theater Charles Blockson exhibit and
so much more!
On June 19, 1865, two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, General Gordon
Granger read General Order No. 3 to the people of Galveston, TX proclaiming that “...all slaves are
free...”. Black Americans in Texas declared the day a holiday and named it Juneteenth. Over a
century later, on June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal
holiday. Municipal Council made Juneteenth a municipal holiday in 2020.
The Juneteenth Jubilee Street Festival will take place on Dekalb Street between Lafayette and Penn
streets, and on Main Street from Dekalb to Green Street. 10 x 10 vendor tents will line the streets; the
historic Centre Theater located on Dekalb will open its premier Charles Blockson exhibit; mainstage
with live entertainment will be on Main Street near Five Saints Distillery; and the Willow School Kid’s
Zone will be located on Dekalb Street between Main and Penn streets.
For more information or to become a vendor or sponsor contact Tracie Henry, Special Events
Coordinator at email@example.com or by phone at 302-507-2434.