Info for Businesses
Before you start your business activities or occupy a building in Myerstown, you must have a certificate of zoning compliance (zoning permit) from the Borough’s zoning administration officer stating that the proposed use of the building or land conforms to the zoning ordinance. Learn more about zoning permits here.
Building Code Permit
For all major building and property renovations, you will need a building code permit to ensure your building will be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC). Learn more about building code permits here.
Other Licenses and Permits
Other government agencies will likely have their own requirements or require additional licenses or permits depending upon several factors, such as the location of the business, land and building use, construction and land development, and the type of goods and services offered. Business owners are encouraged to contact the County of Lebanon and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to determine their individual requirements.
Resources for Business Owners
There are several free resources available locally and online for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to establish or grow their business:
Myerstown Vitality Partnership
The Myerstown Vitality Partnership is a local service organization that aims to grow the Myerstown economy and support local businesses. They provide services to help new businesses get established and to help established businesses grow. Anyone looking to start or grow a business in Myerstown should contact MVP at (717) 866-5038 x106 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
THE CENTER is a county-wide service organization at the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce that provides resources, education, mentoring, and networking opportunities to the Lebanon County entrepreneurial community. THE CENTER has a branch at the offices of the Myerstown Vitality Partnership. Contact MVP at (717) 866-5038 x106 or at email@example.com for more information.
The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce is an organization that offers membership benefits to its business members. They aim to promote economic growth and prosperity for all businesses in the region and provide educational workshops, advocacy, networking, and events. Contact the Chamber at 717-273-3727 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation
The Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation is an organization that works with area businesses and the community at large to strengthen existing business and create an environment in which new companies can flourish. They offer a variety of financing and business assistance to companies both expanding in and relocating to Lebanon County. Contact the LVEDC at 717-274-3180 or visit their website at www.lvedc.org for more information.
Pennsylvania SBDC (Small Business Development Centers)
The Pennsylvania SBDC are a nationally accredited program that provides educational training, business resources, and experienced no-cost, confidential consulting to small business owners and entrepreneurs. They have a statewide network of 15 centers and outreach locations to serve small businesses in Pennsylvania. Lebanon County is specifically served by the Kutztown University SBDC. They provide consultants that work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-on-one sessions to help them test new business propositions, shape business plans, investigate funding opportunities, and much more. Contact the Kutztown University SBDC at 484-646-5937 or at email@example.com for more information.
SCORE - Lancaster/Lebanon Chapter
Formerly known as the "Service Corps of Retired Executives," SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon provides free mentoring services to entrepreneurs. They also present business workshops and seminars for a fee. Business mentoring services are provided by both active and retired business executives and entrepreneurs who donate their time and expertise as mentors to assist new and established small businesses. The Myerstown Vitality Partnership offers their office space at THE CENTER - Myerstown as a location for business mentoring. Contact MVP at (717) 866-5038 x106 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
U.S. Small Business Administration - Eastern PA Office
The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government created in 1953 to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns; preserve free competitive enterprise; and maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Representatives visit the Lebanon Valley on a regular basis, and are available for appointments. Lebanon County is served by the Philadelphia District Offices. Contact their main office in King of Prussia at 610-382-3062 or visit the website for more information.