Artists In Motion To Go, LLC received a loan through the NEPA Alliance Tri-District EDA loan fund for the purchase of land and building to expand their business. Other project funds consisted of loan funds from Miners Bank and an equity injection from the owners.
Artists In Motion To Go, LLC started as a vision over 5 years ago and has since grown from a mobile dance program into a premier performing arts studio. They offer an all-encompassing range of performance technique to students of all ages. Prior to receiving assistance from NEPA and Miners Bank, they were located in a renovated church building. The business had quickly outgrown the existing studio space and needed to expand to a second location. The new building added three additional classrooms, private voice/acting lesson rooms, and a 300-seat theater used for live performances of plays and musical productions. They now service 250 active students and over 500 total students.
NEPA Alliance is a full service economic development lender offering eleven (11) low interest loan programs for job creation and job retention in our region.
Pictured from left: Dave Nat, NEPA Alliance; Ken Doolittle, NEPA Alliance; Senator David Argall; Andrew Umphrey, Artists in Motion; Erin Umphrey and baby Elenore Umphrey, Artists in Motion; Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage; Katie Hetherington-Cunfer, Congressman Dan Meuser’s Office; and Schuylkill County Commissioner Gary Hess.