October 24, 6pm - 7pm, 2019

Downtown Shenandoah, Inc. (DSI) is holding a series of public meetings throughout Schuylkill County to gather information and input for an exciting initiative, The Center for Education Business and Arts (CEBA). The Tamaqua Community Art Center was the site for the October 24th meeting. A positive conversation among the facilitator and audience that included artists, entrepreneurs and business leaders resulted in helpful feedback that will steer the future of CEBA. CEBA will provide affordable space for light manufacturing, business incubators, culinary kitchen, and conference/event center with a catering kitchen, co-working spaces, and a gallery for artists and so much more. 

Karen Kenderdine, president of DSI expressed her excitement for CEBA and how it will help revitalize Schuylkill County’s landscape. “We can do this if we work together,” Kenderdine said. “Providing this environment will enable individuals to grow their businesses to a point where they can open their own storefronts, thereby helping to revitalize our  communities and create jobs. The community’s support and involvement is needed for CEBA’s success. Attending these meetings and offering input is just the first step,” she said. There are many ways to get involved including volunteering, joining a committee, becoming a sponsor, and starting a business at CEBA when the facility is open. 

Before leaving the meeting, attendees were asked to complete a survey to provide even more helpful input.Those who want to provide input but cannot attend the meetings are encouraged to complete an online survey available at www.discoverceba.com/survey.