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The Progress Fund News

Golf thrives in Western PA

The headlines have been nothing short of funereal.

Golf is dead, they say. Or at least it’s in the decline. You can thank the Great Recession for that. Generational change. Or credit Tiger, whose spectacular rise was outdone only by his disastrous fall, mirroring the decline of golf’s popularity. Maybe, some say, the fault lies with the sport, which is too slow, too expensive, too elitist and too hard to learn. Continue reading

Related Project: Birdsfoot Golf Club

Running to Wellness

In the world of retail sales, there are a handful of stores that attract and build loyal customers from far and wide. These “Destination Retailers” stand out because of the helpfulness of the staff along with the goods and services offered. Two Rivers Treads of Shepherdstown, West Virginia is one of those businesses where people literally run to their front door. Continue reading

$1,653,000 Grant to The Progress Fund

Washington, DC – September 10, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced awards of more than $202 million to 195 organizations. The Progress Fund is excited to announce that it received $1,653,000, the maximum amount it was eligible for under this year’s competitive grant process. Continue reading

Trail Town Program® Presents at Elizabeth Township business summit

Building relationships among Elizabeth Township officials and local business leaders is a work in progress.

That message resonated in the Elizabeth Township Community Center Tuesday evening during the municipality’s third-quarter business summit. Representatives from more than 20 different groups attended the event.

Trail Town Program® Manager, William Prince and Trail Town Program Project Coordinator, Courtney Mahronich were the first presenters. Continue reading