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May Business Digest

Neighborhood News and Notes

The last month has seen several businesses across the Art Museum District earn recognition that we are eager to celebrate!

Read below for our monthly business spotlight, several opportunities for business-owners, and opportunities to get involved in the Fairmount Arts Crawl on June 26!


GAMBA Spotlight: Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa - Logan Square

This month’s GAMBA business spotlight features Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa - Logan Square, providing professional spa experiences at affordable prices. Read on to learn more about their small business and all they have to offer!

Tell us about your business

We offer professional massages, facials and hair removal at affordable prices 7 days a week!

What makes you stand out?

Guests entering our spa will be enveloped in soothing sounds and aromas while the journey to relaxation and restoration awaits.

In a stress-filled world, our full body massage will relieve tension, soothe tired muscles and temper migraines. We offer several choices including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Percussion, Contrast Stone Therapy, Stretching, Pre-Natal, Trigger Point, Himalayan Salt Stone and more! Be sure to ask us about our Signature Hot Stone Massage, designed to melt away the stress of deadlines and hectic schedules.

Interested in our facial services or never tried one? We know radiant, healthy skin reflects how you look and feel. Hand & Stone's facials are performed by licensed Estheticians and are individually tailored for Women, Men and Teens. We offer Dermalogica® and ClarityRX skincare products and will prescribe a maintenance program so you can enjoy a clear, beautiful complexion in between regular appointments. We also offer Exceptional Exfoliation Facials such as Microdermabrasion and Peels which gently and effectively exfoliate the skin with essentially no down time.

Any Membership Prices?

Join our Lifestyle Program: Only $79.95/month – Get 1 Massage or Classic Facial each Month

Member Perks: Save $40 on guest-priced services, member rate Gift Cards, 10% off retail products, earn rewards points with every purchase, honored nationwide and more!

What current offerings would catch our eye?!

We're thrilled to share this Special Offer!


$90 Enhancement Service

Why do you love working in the Art Museum District?!

There's so much culture, fun and interesting activities all year round within walking distance.

To learn more and make an appointment, visit

To Purchase an Online Gift Card Click Here:


The Fairmount Arts Crawl Returns June 26th!

The Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl will return this summer on Sunday, June 26 from 12-4pm!

The Arts Crawl is a free annual, indoor/outdoor festival for art lovers of all mediums, which transforms the Art Museum Area of Philadelphia into an eclectic showcase of local artists and performers in its streets, restaurants, businesses, shops and bars. The event features emerging and ground-breaking artists in a range of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. Each year the event attracts thousands of visitors to the Art Museum District neighborhoods.

Opportunities are now available to participate. Click here if you are interested in joining as:

🎨 an artist

🛍️ a vendor

🏪 a storefront or neighborhood business

💙 an event sponsor


PhillyiHub Launches August 5th!

We are currently accepting applications for the first cohort of PhillyiHub North. The free six-week program helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs take their business idea to the next level, whatever their starting point. Those just beginning can receive assistance formalizing a business plan, while already existing business-owners can explore taking their business online, opening an in-person location, or hiring staff. Participants join evening, online classes across six weeks and receive expert advice and insight. Learn more and apply at


Working With Businesses And Residents To Foster Vibrant Local Neighborhoods

Our Executive Director, Patrick Sherlock, recently shared, with Comcast Newsmakers, Fairmount CDC's work to foster a vibrant local economy including PhillyiHub, our free business development program and special events. See the full interview here.


Comcast RISE Investment Fund

Comcast is providing $1 million in grants to small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, as part of the Comcast RISE Investment Fund initiative.

Comcast RISE launched in late 2020 to provide these small businesses with the resources they need to navigate the challenges of the pandemic. This round of the Investment Fund will grant $10,000 each to 100 small businesses in the City of Philadelphia. The application window is June 1-14, and the grants will be awarded in July. This is an extension of the current RISE program, which provides these businesses the opportunity to apply for marketing and technology services from Comcast Business and Effectv.

Learn more and apply at


Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Take your business to the next level at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Philadelphia on May 18-20! The #BEsummit is the No. 1 conference for black entrepreneurs, founders, and wealth creators that will connect you to the capital, expertise, ideas, and inspiration needed to increase your revenue, build your brand in a competitive market, and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle in the process!

Register for the #BEsummit today at


SCORE Webinar: Expert Insights for Asian American and Pacific Islander Small Business Owners

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community play an integral role in America’s small business economy. In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month we are joined by Carlton Chen, Leland Dear and John Xu.

These experts will be sharing tips, strategies, and information that can make a real impact on AAPI business owners.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Five benefits to starting your own business

  • Loan programs available to you and how to apply to them

  • Why it is essential to retain a business lawyer

Register here.

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