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Community Economic Development Committee

Housing and Economic Development Committees combined into this committee early in 2014

Mission: The Community Economic Development Committee endeavors to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Penn Hills within an economic landscape of healthy, vibrant and attractive residential neighborhoods and business districts.


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The Golden Broom Award                                       Golden Broom Decal 2014

The Golden Broom plaque is awarded to a local business or organization in Penn Hills that demonstrates above-average efforts in maintaining its curb appeal, thereby contributing to the overall beauty of the community. The Golden Broom plaque will be delivered to the recognized business the 1st of the month and switched to the next recipient the 1st of the month for April through October by the Community Economic Development Committee [CEDC] representative.  Any member of the community may submit a nomination for this award.  To nominate a Penn Hills business or organization for a Golden Broom award, email your nomination to [email protected] and add phrase “Golden Broom Nomination” in the email subject line. Nominations should be emailed by the 1st of each month beginning in March for April selection and the 1st of September for October selection.

If the nominating person does not have email, nominations may be mailed so it is received by the 1st of the month prior to recognition:

Golden Broom Award

Penn Hills Community Development Corporation

PO Box 17730

Pittsburgh, PA 15235


The CEDC representative will choose the business of the month from the nomination(s) received.  If there are no nominations for the award month the CEDC representative will make a selection.

At the end of the month the CEDC representative will replace the Golden Broom with a recognition cling designating the year receive

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Annual Shop Local Contest 

Promoting economic development in our community.

Shop Local Page

What is Shop Local?

Shop Local is a contest designed to acquaint shoppers with Penn Hills businesses and encourage them to think of Penn Hills rather than go to neighboring towns to spend their dollars.  Shoppers are eligible to win prizes by shopping at participating businesses.  We plan to repeat the contest every year in November to create familiarity and anticipation, and we need your involvement as we strive to support the business community.

How it works:

  • Each shopper at participating businesses receives an entry form.
  • Entry forms are completed and deposited in containers at each business.
  • Businesses contribute prizes with winners drawn from submitted entry forms.
  • Prize winners will be drawn and announced at a Penn Hills Coffeehouse event in December at the Penn Hebron Garden Club.


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