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Among the best investments you can make when starting or expanding your business is to join Rittenhouse Row. We invite you to join the group that speaks for the collective interest of Rittenhouse area businesses. Rittenhouse Row represents more than 200 businesses in the uptown area of Philadelphia. Our territory extends far beyond Walnut Street to include the entire business district running from City Hall to the Symphony House, and from The Four Seasons on the Parkway over to Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse and all the way up to the river.
Rittenhouse Row provides rich member benefit programs and offers an invaluable network of business contacts which help you efficiently market and run your business. We act as lobbyists and advocates for our member constituents and serve as your voice in City Hall. We have a long history of effective actions on behalf of our members—whether it be having the street lights turned back on, removing illegal ATMs from our sidewalks, moving sidewalk vendors who block retail windows, creating amnesty for merchants who were excessively ticketed by the Parking Authority while receiving deliveries and dealing with general city-wide problems like homelessness and crime.
Rittenhouse Row is tirelessly advocating on behalf of our members. No one else will stand up for the rights and wishes of the uptown businesses like we will. Our creation of the Special Controls Overlays for Walnut and Chestnut Streets, signed into the City’s zoning code in 2000 and 2003 respectively enable us to maintain control over the businesses that you will call neighbors—we make sure they are on point with the dynamic, upscale and engaging destination that you have chosen as the home of your business.
Running a business in today’s economy can be a daunting task. Having a network of support for marketing your business and running it within the challenging City of Philadelphia will definitely help you to succeed. We help you navigate through the finicky tastes of Philadelphians, the endless web of marketing opportunities and challenging hurdles thrown by government. We’ll give you collegial forums to connect with the leaders of your industry in the area. Our goal in all of this is your financial success as a piece of the most inviting and attractive place in Philadelphia to live, work, play and visit. Your success contributes to our overall quality as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
We are here to help you. We provide a dedicated member help email firstname.lastname@example.org and regular access to our Executive Director via cell phone, as well as facebook, twitter and email newsletters to help you get the word out. We’ll send your messaging directly to your fellow-members when appropriate (this list is more than 350 emails) or share with you the member list so you can direct your messaging to specific members. We’ll provide you with monthly meeting and mixers at exciting Rittenhouse venues to give you opportunities to connect with other businesspeople who can help you—either as customers, partners, referral sources or simply as new friends who experience the same challenges as you.
Participation in the Rittenhouse Row organization will help you protect the interests of your business. Please join us, let your voice be heard and let us help you succeed. Please contact our Executive Director, Corie Moskow, with any thoughts, questions or concerns at 215.972.0101 or email@example.com.