Haverford Partnership for Economic Development (HPED)


The Haverford Partnership for Economic Development is a partnership between Haverford Township, business and property owners and Township residents.  

HPED fosters economic growth in Haverford Township by supporting local businesses in a variety of ways, promoting Haverford Township as a destination, hosting events such as Moonlight Dining on the Boulevard and the Haverford Home & Garden Show, and revitalizing our business districts and public spaces.  

Thank you to our HPED Sponsors!

HPED depends on the generous support of our sponsors and members!  Thank you!


Taste of the Township Event

Thursday, April 2nd 5:00-9:00 PM

 Enjoy an Elegant Evening featuring the best restaurants, caterers, artisan food and drink in Haverford Township, live music, raffles, and more!  

Food & drink samples provided by Brick & Brew, Town Tap, VIDA, Bria & Latella's Italian Deli, Pepperoncini's, Llanerch Country Club, Manoa Tavern, The Crossbar, Secret Sauce BBQ, Sam's Boardwalk-Style Pizza, 

House Cup Coffee Roasters, Brew Your Own Beer, GIANT, 

New Road Brinery and others!

Taste of the Township will be held at the Llanerch Country Club on Thursday, April 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm.  Cash bar provided by Llanerch Country Club.  

Dress is smart casual to cocktail attire.

Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door.  Proceeds support the work of Haverford Partnership for Economic Development (HPED).

Purchase Taste of the Township Tickets Today!

Holiday Decorating Contest

congratulations to our winners!

For the second year in a row the winner in the “Most Beautiful Window” category is Renee’ James Boutique at 10 E. Eagle Road in Oakmont. Judge Rudy Miller shares her appreciation of the display, "Renee James' window is always attractive, but during the Holidays it really sparkles. The charming display is well lit and I love the red, black, and white color palette. The matching snowflake patterned pillow and stockings help to dress up the window that features pretty red and black holiday outfits." Another perennial winner, Lizelle’s Bridal Boutique at 2112 Darby Road, is awarded second place for the elegant beauty of its display. Judge Gina Ranieri notes, "Lizelle's window represents the many things I love about Christmas - simple beauty and peacefulness."

In the “Most Creative Window” category first place is awarded to Wicked Cuts at 2333 W. Darby Road in Oakmont. Judge Chris Kelly remarks, “New business, Wicked Cuts, brightened the Oakmont Business District with clever and colorful windows that demonstrated their creativity.” Second place goes to another consistent winner, the Haverford Free Library at 1601 Darby Road.

In the “Most Whimsical Window” category first place is won again by Brew Your Own Beer at 2026 Darby Road. Second place goes to Dream Team at 1. E. Eagle Road in Oakmont.

In the category of “Most Effective Marketing Window” first place goes to Needle Me at 12 E. Eagle Road in Oakmont. Judge Amy Killeen comments, “The window at Needle Me was an eye-catching blend of a sparkling modern tree and traditional needle point ornaments. They did a great job making their block of Oakmont Village more festive while also advertising the business.” Second place goes to Havertown Bicycle at 2030 Darby Road. 

The winner of the Best Holiday Façade category goes to Crossbar at 2225 Darby Road with second place going to Faust Orthodontics at 1635 Darby Road.

Thanks to all the businesses who participated in HPED's Holiday Decorating Contest.  Check out all of our winners below!

people's choice award

Over 230 people voted in the People's Choice Award and Brew your Own Beer won with 30% of the vote!

Our Winners

Renee james boutique


Most Beautiful Window - 1st Place

lizelle's bridal salon


Most Beautiful Window - 2nd Place

wicked cuts


Most Creative Window - 1st Place

haverford township free library


Most Creative Window - 2nd Place

needle me


 Most Effective Marketing Display - 1st Place

Havertown Bicycle shop


Most Effective Marketing Display - 2nd Place

brew your own beer


Most Whimsical - 1st Place

Winner, People's Choice Award

dream team


Most Whimsical - 2nd Place



Most Beautiful Facade - 1st Place

faust orthodontics


Most Beautiful Facade - 2nd Place


Joyce's Salon

Sustain Realty

Brick & Brew

The Kelly Center

In the Fringe

Haverford YMCA 

Burke's Inn

Centrella's Deli

Click on the links below to learn more about our work.

about hped


  • History of HPED
  • HPED Mission
  • Board & Staff

streetscaping projects


  • Street lights & benches
  • Planters, gardens & fountains
  • Welcome signs
  • Directional signs
  • Art in Windows Project

shop local campaign


  • Restaurant Guide
  • Dining Club
  • Local Ventures Club
  • Senior Citizens Discounts
  • Taste of the Township Event
  • Outreach to Haverford College
  • Moonlight Dining Events
  • Home & Garden Show

new business resources and support


  • Publications on market demographics,  consumer surveys, sales leakage, traffic studies
  • Assistance with ribbon cutting events
  • New business promotion in our newsletter and on facebook

Business support


  • Workshops & one-on-one Consultations
  • Annual Awards of Excellence
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Consultation on shop window & facade design
  • Advocacy

get involved


  • Join HPED as a business or resident
  • Become an HPED sponsor
  • Network with other businesses
  • Volunteer on a committee, at an event or on a planting day

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 Comprehensive Discover Haverford website markets Haverford Township as a great place to live, shop, dine and open a business. 

Haverford Home & Garden Show



  • Regional Home & Garden Show with a small-town feel
  • Meet with contractors
  • Learn from speakers
  • Purchase home and garden items and fine art
  • Food trucks

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Contact Us


Mailing Address: P.O. Bx 575, Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083, United States

Office Location: 412 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19083 Jeanne Angell, Executive Director (610) 945-5822 Mariesa Hinchey, Project Coordinator (610) 812-6697