Mayor’s Message: January 2023

By Max Conway
Mayor of Dunmore

It was a very busy holiday season in the Borough! 

Early in December, we kicked off the Christmas season with our first ever “Christmas in the Corners” event and tree-lighting ceremony. To say it was a success would be an understatement. Over 1,000 people showed up at Fidelity Bank’s parking lot to ring in Christmas. 

We had tents filled with gifts and treats for the kids, St. Mary’s Choir, Dunmore School Marching Band, bicycle raffles, a hot chocolate truck, stilt walkers, jugglers, and so much more. The event would not have been such a success without the support of so many local business owners and volunteers. It is important to remember that it’s not companies like Walmart and Target that make events like this happen–its businesses right here in Dunmore. Make sure you go out shop local!

The event was topped off with four-year-old David Rivera flipping the switch to light the tree (pictured here). David has been battling cancer these last few months and to see his face when the tree lit up, to me, is what the Christmas season is all about. I hope to see everyone there next year as we make it even bigger and better!

I also want to wish everyone a very happy New Year. I look forward to seeing what 2023 brings to this wonderful Borough! If you would like to keep up to date on other announcements and information, please follow me on Facebook at Mayor Max Conway!

Mayor’s Message: December 2022

By Max Conway
Mayor of Dunmore

It was a busy November in the Borough! Last month we officially launched the Dunmore Business Association (DBA) and I am proud to say that the response has been incredible. In just under a month since launching, the DBA is now up over 100 members!

Starting a non-profit business group was more work than we anticipated, and would not have been possible without a few key people. I would like to thank Attorney Marianne Stivala of Brian J. Cali & Associates and C.P.A. Al Karaffa of Kronick Kalada Berdy & Co. for all their assistance organizing this group. Both Marianne and Al donated their time and expertise ensuring the group was organized officially and properly. 

I also want to thank Maggie Calpin of Nibbles and Bits for all her work getting the DBA off the ground. I am incredibly grateful that we have such dedicated members of our community willing to lend their expertise to make Dunmore a better place to live, work, and do business! If you would like to join the DBA, please email DunmoreBusinessAssociation@gmail.com.

I also want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Holiday season. I hope that you share this festive time with those you love and those most important to you! I look forward to seeing what 2023 brings to this wonderful Borough!

If you would like to keep up to date on other announcements and information, please follow me on Facebook at Mayor Max Conway!

Mayor’s Message

By Mayor Max Conway

It was a busy October in the Borough! Our paving project was a massive success and I am happy to say that our roads are in much better shape than they were this time last year heading into the winter months.

Since taking office, I have been fortunate enough to talk with many of our business owners about the future of the Dunmore business landscape. We discussed the overall revitalization of Dunmore’s business community, how best to tap state money, upgrades to our streetscapes, and more. 

We also met with representatives from the state, including the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) director. In his words, if our business community wants to leverage its access to state money to secure potential grants and outside funding, a great step would be to launch the Dunmore Business Association (DBA). 

With the help of the association, DBA will be able to raise funds, grow local businesses, and beautify our community. If you are or know of any business owners that are not members, please feel free to email DunmoreBusinessAssociation@gmail.com. We are also on Facebook at “Dunmore Business Association” (this group is for business owners & affiliates only). 

As you all know, Dunmore is already a great place to live, work, and do business. We are hoping that the DBA can make it even better!

If you would like to keep up to date on other announcements and information, please follow me on Facebook at Mayor Max Conway!