Mainspring of Ephrata Growing Economy. Building Community.
Discover Supporting Local Businesses Through the Revolving Loan Fund Program Posted 1/30/2024
A strong local economy depends on the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs. That's why we’re excited to announce the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program - an important tool for sustaining economic growth in communities like Ephrata. The RLF provides critical financing to both existing businesses looking to expand and new entrepreneurs ready to launch.
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Connect 2024 Mainspring Meetup – Learn How Our Initiatives Are Moving Ephrata Forward Posted 1/25/2024
At our 2nd Annual meeting, executive director, Joy Ashley outlined Mainspring's initiatives for 2024 and gave an update on our 5-year strategic plan. Watch the meeting below.
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Spread the Love!
Featured event Paint and Enjoy!
6pm-8:30pm Eicher Arts Center
Let's Paint and Enjoy!
Past event Valentines Day Dinner
Wednesday, February 14, come celebrate Valentine's Day with supper at the Ephrata-Reading Elks. 5-8pm. Must have reservations. All welcome. Call 717-738-0920
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Get to Know Our Community Partner, Ira G. Steffy

Discover Ira G. Steffy & Son Posted 10/26/2023
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Congrats, Ephrata!
Connect Mainspring Garners Main Street Designation for Ephrata Posted 9/5/2023
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Mainspring's 5 Year Goals

Read about our 5 year goals here
Mainspring is on a Mission to revitalize our town. Catch up with our latest initiatives here.
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Welcome to Ephrata!
Discover Ephrata Celebrates New Businesses Posted 10/25/2023
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Local Highlights
Discover Explore Ephrata Scavenger Hunt Posted 9/6/2023
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Connect Nourishing Communities: The Vital Role of Independent Restaurants in Ephrata, PA Posted 9/6/2023
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Discover Nothing is as Fresh as Farm Stand Fresh Posted 7/19/2023
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Discover 5 Biking Essentials for the Casual Rider Posted 5/19/2021
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Things to SEE & DO
Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood Bike Ephrata
Ephrata Unleashed Dog Park More Info

Emerging Downtown Ephrata

Are you a resident, business, or visitor to Ephrata, PA? Then you’re in the right place. At Mainspring of Ephrata, our mission is to improve the quality of life for our community by empowering local businesses, planning community events, and beautifying Ephrata streets. Since 2018, Mainspring of Ephrata has been a collaborative, imaginative, and impactful partner for Ephrata’s community groups, residents, and tourists. Contact our team today to learn more about how Mainspring of Ephrata can help you succeed.

What's Included In Our Main Street Program

What is the focus of Mainspring Of Ephrata? And how is our main street program helping out the community? We are so glad you asked! Our Ephrata main street program is centered around three main tenants:

1. City Beautification: We work to get Ephrata into top physical shape by capitalizing on its historic buildings, creating an inviting atmosphere, and ensuring that downtown and surrounding areas stay safe, clean, and green.

2. Business Development: We help local organizations succeed and assist new business owners with resources to help make their new venture a success.

3. Community Events: From planning Parties on the Plaza in downtown Ephrata to closing down the streets for our New Year’s Eve celebration, we are committed to providing the greater Ephrata area with perfect fun events for the whole family.

If you are interested in getting involved, consider volunteering with Mainspring of Ephrata or donating to our Non-Profit organization. Contact our team today!

Visit Ephrata, PA Today!

When it comes to Ephrata tourism, Mainspring of Ephrata is dedicated to getting the word out about how great our town is. We use our platform to bring in tourists who would benefit from our local businesses and great community events. From weekend getaways to a weeklong vacation, we want Ephrata, PA, to be a destination for people of all ages and walks of life. Visit downtown Ephrata today and experience the unique history, landscape, and people that make our town great. We look forward to seeing you!

Proud of our Heritage

Ephrata is proud of its history and heritage. From our beautiful architecture to our annual cultural traditions, there is community pride in our past, present, and future that is uniquely Ephrata.

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Vitality Economic stability for everyone.
Safety Providing a secure place for community growth.
Connection Facilitating communication and collaboration.
A community for all.
Building and sustaining a vibrant community

Mainspring of Ephrata is a proud member of the following organizations: Main Street America, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and the Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.