Lancaster Promotions Office Hiring Special Events Manager

Lancaster City is hiring a special-events manager for the Lancaster Office of Promotion.

LOOP, successor to the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, is creating the new position because of the office’s expanded role. The arts and entertainment events organization now promotes the city as a destination for the arts, shopping, cultural attractions, dining and special events.

The special-events manager will handle event and activity permitting and coordinate with community organizations, sponsors and city departments, according to the job description.

You can see the job description here: (We’ll cut to the chase: It pays between about $39,300 and $45,200.)

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-promotions-office-hiring-special-events-manager/article_0966030e-b07f-11e4-b179-579eb78f2bf6.html

Lancaster City Restaurant Week Kicks Off

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Within a few blocks in downtown Lancaster, the epicurious can sample flavors from Himalayan curry to fish and chips to sushi to pulled pork and homemade ice cream.

“Lancaster’s dining scene is just so diverse,” said Christopher Trendler, restaurant manager of the Penn Square Grill and Rendezvous Lounge in the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square hotel.

Trendler, joined by other restaurateurs across Lancaster, wants people to sample the diversity of city fare.

Beginning Monday, some 40 restaurants are participating in Lancaster’s first citywide restaurant week.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/821658_Lancaster-City-Restaurant-Week-kicks-off.html#ixzz2Mbgg7SG0

Here is a list of participating restaurants:  http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/821899_Which-restaurants-are-participating-in-Lancaster-City-Restaurant-Week-.html

Lancaster Mayor’s Office Of Special Events (MOOSE) Addresses Lansdale Economic Development Committee

The Lancaster Mayor’s office has a Special Events division.  Their mission is to “host, create and produce special events for the City of Lancaster, promote and market them, and act as a resource to others planning special events”.  MOOSE exists to create excitement and enthusiasm about Lancaster City.

Lancaster hosts seven yearly events for its citizens and visitors, which are a joint effort between MOOSE and the James Street Improvement District.  Lancaster successfully turned around their downtown by identifying an Improvement District and then expanding it.  Lansdale’s goal was to learn from Lancaster’s successes and adapt them to fit Lansdale.

(HINT) Since these people take their show on the road, Pottstown should invite them here and see what they have to say.  Lancaster’s vibrant downtown is the envy of most cities and towns in this state!

MOOSE’s staff:

Jennifer Baker, Director, jbaker@cityoflancasterpa.com
Valerie Paige, Special Events Manager, vpaige@cityoflancasterpa.com

Mayor’s Office of Special Events

120 North Duke Street

Lancaster, PA 17608-1599

(717) 291-4758

MOOSE website:  http://www.lancastercityevents.com/index.html