Our Clients

At McCollom Development Strategies, Inc., we tend to work with 4-5 clients at a time to ensure personal service and exceptional results. Here are some of our clients over the years: 

One of our ongoing projects, the Mon River Town Program

One of our ongoing projects, the Mon River Town Program

Allegheny Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau
Strategic planning, branding, facilitation services

Allegheny Ridge Corporation
Facilitation of Greenway Steering Committee development and strategic planning

Blair County Convention Center (Stadium Authority)
Facilitation and strategic planning

Borough of Indian Head, Maryland
Trail Town Planning

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce
Trail Town Planning for Emporium

Campos, Inc.
Assisted with focus group research, and key stakeholder interviews for multiple clients

Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship
Executive-in-Residence, offered technical assistance to entrepreneurs

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trust, Inc.
Multiple projects including development and management of the Canal Towns Partnership, development of collateral marketing material including brochures, business directories, website, and branding

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
Feasibility of large scale Power of 32 event

Community Foundation of Fayette County
Program Director, Fayette County Community Growth Fund

Environmental Planning & Design
Hosted Design Charrette for Connellsville

French Creek Valley Conservancy
Developed and directed Creek Towns Program (initial 3 communities expanded to 6 communities over 4 years)

Harpers Ferry & Bolivar Historic Town Foundation
Marketing and business planning for nonprofit foundation in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Heritage PA
Five year strategic plan for statewide Heritage Areas Program, a program of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Strategic planning for historic assets

Judith Kelly and Associates
Marketing and public outreach for Power of 32 regional visioning project

Mackin Engineering
Trail Town Planning in New Bethlehem, Corry, Spartanburg, Oil City, Titusville;
Kiskiminetas River Connectivity Planning (client: Allegheny Ridge Corporation)

Maryland Area Heritage Authority (program execution through Canal Trust)
Development and distribution of regional itineraries with photography

National Park Service
Development and execution of marketing program for the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

National Road Heritage Corporation
Development and execution of Mon River Valley Coalition and Mon River Towns Program (years 4-5)

Palo Alto Partners
Business plan for nonprofit organization

Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Development and execution of River Town Program in 12 communities along the Monongahela River, four communities along the Schuylkill River and 3 communities in the French Creek Watershed

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Feasibility study of a model program to increase nutritional offerings from park food vendors

Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Society
Strategic marketing plan for nonprofit statewide organization (subcontract with SWELL, Inc.)

Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation
Public outreach to determine grant focus

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Trail Town planning for Butler, PA

Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development (now Neighborhood Allies)
Interim executive director for nonprofit intermediary community funding organization

Rivers of Steel
Update of heritage area Management Action Plan

Rosebud Mining Company
Initial marketing plan for development of a visitors center in Windber, PA

South Side Local Development Company
Report on dissolution of a successful nonprofit community development corporation