Image & Identity
The WCDC uses media and outreach to highlight and promote community events, successful revitalization efforts, available space, local businesses, and more.
Community Outreach & Engagement
Over the past two years, we have been working to improve our external communications through weekly eblasts, monthly newsletter pages in the Wilkinsburg Sun, press releases, and social media. Through these outlets, we work to change the negative perception of Wilkinsburg by showing all of the good, positive work that happens in our community everyday.
To this end, we established Wilkinsburg: Good All Over, a campaign to feature positive news and happenings using the hashtag #GoodAllOver on social media. Besides the WCDC, council people, the school district, businesses, and individuals have adopted the hashtag to promote Wilkinsburg.
Small Business Marketing
Working with the PNC Foundation over the past two years, we have been able to develop a campaign to promote small businesses in Wilkinsburg and show people what our community has to offer, including jewelers, print shops, retailers, florists, ethnic markets and restaurants, and manufacturers. Learn more about our small business community & check out our success stories.
To further engage the community, we host and promote events, meetings, and other happenings within the Wilkinsburg community. Our events include the annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour, Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour, Wilkinsburg Food Tour, and several community meetings. We regularly promote events for the Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce, such as the Wilkinsburg Thursday Open Market, Hosanna House, MAD DADS, Pittsburgh Housing Development Association Inc., and others. We also promote the borough’s annual Art in the Park music series, which takes place at the Penn Avenue Parklet during the summer months.
If you have an event or meeting coming up, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promote it in our networks as long as it fits within our event and promotion guidelines.