HPG is a business improvement district (BID) that requires that commercial business property owners pay a "levy" on their taxes for this non-profit organization to exist, those property owners fall within a specific district that had its "boundaries" created when it originated in 1997.

The BID district is a one of the largest in NYS and includes locations such as the Tractor Supply plaza, Main St, the Salvation Army plaza, Seneca Rd, and the Walmart/Wegmans Plaza. (We are looking for a digital district map and if found we will post). Our district is one of the largest geographic improvement districts in NYS. However, certain areas of Hornell, such as the location of St James Mercy Hospital does not fall inside that boundary. But membership can be purchased annually for those businesses that own or rent commercial space inside the 14843 zip code.

Member Advantages

  • Inclusion in all HPG advertising

    HPG regularly advertises in local radio, newspapers, TV stations, and various social media. Our Facebook page alone has well over 6,000 local fans.

  • Free business seminars when available

    From time to time, HPG and/or the Hornell Area Chamber of Commerce will offer various business workshops, social gatherings, or events for only the business owners and shop managers.

  • Free participation in HPG Events

    HPG puts on events such as arts & crafts festivals, farmers market, 4th of July, and Holiday Aglow (Christmas) events. While vendors are required to pay a nominal fee to set up at each event, our members can set up at any of our events for free!


HPG would like to invite you to join our organization as a Participating Member. Joining HPG is an opportunity for you to enjoy the benefits of working with your business neighbors in beautifying and promoting the Hornell business community.

***Membership is only available for local businesses located inside the Business Improvement District.***Commercial space inside a specific area of the City of Hornell is required. HPG is restricted to Hornell only.

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