The Broadway Hometown Partnership (BHP) is a nonprofit organization established to promote economic and social viability in the Broadway community. Since 2001, BHP has made significant changes in the community where we work, play and live. As a Mainstreet Organization, BHP is focused on three primary components to create a better community for both residents and businesses:
- Physical Beautification: BHP makes our town more attractive by helping building owners renovate their buildings, filling vacant buildings and working with the town on beautification efforts.
- Culture & Events: BHP hosts a number of community events to increase retail traffic and create memories for the people who call this town home. These events, in combination with the town’s athletic and academic pride, make Broadway a strong family community.
- Economic Revitalization: BHP strives to enhance an environment conducive to economic development through supporting existing businesses and assisting in the recruitment of new commercial enterprises.
Each year our committees work on goals under each of these objectives, bringing in new ideas, partnerships and opportunities for growth.
In 2019, our committees met our fundraising goals with a record number of sponsorships from Cargill, Carpet Tech of Virginia, Blue Ribbon Nursery & Landscaping, The Cottage on Louisa, Hunter Bottling, and F&M Bank.
The Beautification Committee held their first Community Cleanup Day and started the Street Planter Adoption program with 100% ownership of the planters.
The Culture and Events Community held the second annual Oktoberfest and a successful Red, White & Brew Festival. In partnership with the Broadway-Timberville Business Council, funds from the Autumn Festival and Antique Car Show went toward scholarships for deserving Broadway High School Seniors.
In partnership with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Broadway, BHP hosted a Business After Hours event at Broadway CoWorking. The event drew over 50 out-of-town Chamber members and community leaders.
Together we help our community thrive. If you are interested in joining our efforts through volunteering, please contact us at email@example.com.
View our most recent 2019 Annual Report.
Current 2020 Board of Directors:
Cari Orebaugh, President, Broadway Resident
Chad Comer, Vice President, Owner of Blue Ribbon Nursery & Town Council Representative
Eddie Long, Treasurer, Broadway Resident
Peggy Grandle, Secretary, Broadway Resident
Eugene Bare, Manager of Broadway CoWorking
Mary Byrd, Owner of Carpet Tech of Virginia
Cannessa Collins, Broadway Resident
Bob Harris, Owner of Dr. Bob Harris, DDS
Terri Hoover, Artistic Director of The Schultz Theatre Off Broadway Players
D. D. Hulvey-Sellers, Broadway Resident
Dawn Murray, Owner of The Village Arts Center
Kyle O’Brien, Town of Broadway Manager
Lisa Schmidt-Zweigler, Owner of The Cottage on Louisa
Brenda Black, Executive Director