Past & Present

The SBA was formed in March 2000 by a small group of dedicated business owners in Shillington, to benefit the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational interests of the area. It is governed by elected Officers, and duties are divided between appointed Committees.

The following projects illustrate some of the ways in which the Association has provided community support:

» Holiday star lights to decorate the Town Hall campus.
» Holiday snowflake lights to decorate utility poles along Lancaster Avenue.
» Automated Electronic Defibrillators for the Shillington Police and Fire Company.
» “Welcome to Shillington” pole banners for Lancaster Avenue.
» Instrumental in establishing the “Concert in the Park” series.
» Large town clock at Town Hall intersection.
» Annual scholarship for a graduating Governor Mifflin student entering college for business.
» Collections throughout the year for the Mifflin Community Food Ministry.
» Donations to various local organizations including Berks Classical Children’s Chorus, Mifflin Community Library, Shillington Fire Co., Shillington Lions Club, The American Legion Reber-Moore Post #635, Shillington Citizen of the Year, and others.

Membership is growing as we actively reach out to all businesses in the Greater Mifflin Area and beyond.

Current projects include:

» More networking events and sponsorship opportunities to raise awareness of both the SBA and individual member businesses.
» Development of an online and printed version of our Member Business Directory. The directory includes alphabetical business listings, a category index, and special advertising opportunities.
» A “Buy Local” campaign underwritten by the Shillington Business Association, to attract consumers to the Mifflin business community.
» The SBA is working with the Gov. Mifflin Area Coordinating Council to promote business growth in our area. Meetings are open to all interested residents and business principals.
» The SBA is represented at Mifflin Area School Board meetings to maintain dialogue regarding the relationship between businesses and taxes.