Business Launch @ 15 East Main

A Downtown Storefront Competition

Business Launch @ 15 East Main is a promotional competition hosted by Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch program to launch a new storefront business at 15 East Main Street in downtown Schuylkill Haven. This competition is a collaborative effort with various community groups and is part of the ongoing revitalization efforts in Schuylkill Haven.

The idea is simple. Pitch your plan for a new storefront business in Schuylkill Haven. The winning business plan will receive an award from Penn State Schuylkill in the amount of 6 months rent, plus all utilities paid for by our community partners.

The competition will take place on October 17, 2019, in the John E. Morgan Auditorium on the Penn State Schuylkill campus.

Competition Rules

All business plans will be submitted via our online form for consideration. Business plans must include:
Executive Summary
Business Plan
W-9 (Business name and EIN)
All material must be received no later than Monday, September 30, 2019


All business plans will be reviewed by the Schuylkill Haven Unified Committee for Community Revitalization, the borough manager and building owners to establish the suitability of proposed business for the location. *Please note* the building owners will exercise final discretion on whether a plan is accepted into the competition.