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Susquehanna Advisors SWAP Presentation – January 26, 2017

Susquehanna Advisors SWAP Presentation - January 26 2017 … [Read more...]

Collaboration Agreement 30 Month Update

Collaboration Agreement 30 months into the 5 year term – below is comparison data to help understand the successes from the Collaboration Agreement (CA). LCCCA Series 2014 Bonds Reserve Balances December 31, 2013        $ 5,155,930.07 December 31, 2014        $ 4,969,892.39 December 31, 2015        $ 5,970,994.27 December 31, 2016        $ 7,502,428.38   Annual Bond Interest & SWAP Expenses SWAP*              Bond**             Total Expense            … [Read more...]

Convention center, Marriot hotel fuel new business amid plans to expand

Joshua Nowak, director of sales and marketing for the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and the Lancaster County Convention Center, has been with the downtown facility since 2007. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) When Joshua Nowak moved to Central Pennsylvania to start a new job in 2007, the southeast corner of Lancaster's Penn Square looked a bit different than it does now. The 1898 façade of the former Watt & Shand department store was there, “but all of this here was a hole in the … [Read more...]

April 6 – Celebrating the ‘Underground Railroad’ and 45 South Queen Street in Lancaster, PA.

Thaddeus Stevens and the Underground Railroad One day in August of 1848, a band of men of African descent who had fled enslavement in Maryland three days earlier came boldly to this community seeking advice, food, shelter or any kind of support. Their destination was Philadelphia, or New York or maybe even Canada…anywhere freedom could be found, other than their place of bondage below the Mason-Dixon Line. When they reached Columbia, Lancaster County, a stranger told them to seek help from a … [Read more...]

LCCCA 2015 Audited Financial Statements are now available and can be found by accessing the ‘Library’ section.

LCCCA 2015  Audited Financial Statements are now available and can be found by clicking this link or accessing the 'Library' page. … [Read more...]

Celebrating Thaddeus Stevens – April 4, 1792 to August 11, 1868

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "The Old Commoner" U.S. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens was a pivotal figure in the public affairs of Pennsylvania and the nation from the 1820s until his death in Washington D.C. at age 76. He defended the rights of … [Read more...]

Lancaster City Alliance Request for Proposals

Legal Notice published in Lancaster Newspapers: Request for Proposals Lancaster City Alliance Lancaster City Alliance (LCA), on behalf the City of Lancaster (City), Pennsylvania, Lancaster County Convention Center Authority (LCCCA) and LNP Media Group, Inc. (LNP), is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of several major properties at a key intersection in Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The South Queen Street Gateway Center encompasses three corners at the intersection of South … [Read more...]

View the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square Permanent Art Collection!

Click the link below for photos and to read about the local artists whose original work graces the walls of the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square Permanent Art Collection … [Read more...]

Celebrating Lydia Hamilton Smith – February 14, 1813 – February 14, 1884

                     Lydia Hamilton Smith was born on Valentine's Day 1813 near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to an African-American mother and an Irish father. Mrs. Smith moved to Lancaster in 1848 and became housekeeper to Thaddeus Stevens, who was elected to the United States Congress that same year.  She oversaw staff for the Stevens homes in both Lancaster and Washington, D.C. while investing in and managing her own boarding houses.  Two of Mrs. Smith's Lancaster properties, pictured … [Read more...]

LCCCA 2014 Audited Financial Statements are now available and can be found by accessing the ‘Library’ section.

LCCCA 2014 Audited Financial Statements are now available and can be found by accessing the 'Library' section. … [Read more...]