The Chamber is your voice in government. We address issues of concern to your business on the local, state and federal levels. We take proactive measures to ensure that government considers business objectives and viewpoints. We'll keep you informed of relevant issues through our newsletters, and committee and council meetings. Email Michelle Griffin Young for more information.
• Letters from the Chair
• Public Policy Priorities
• Policy Adoption Process
• Immigration Policy and Priorities
New Jersey Public Policy: September 2014
Photo 1: John Churchill, Director of Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia, visited with members of The Chamber’s Energy & Environment Committee to get a sense of related industries within The Chamber and learn about the needs of the business community in Lehigh Valley. (L-R) Jim Policelli, Barry Halper, John Churchill, Aurel Arndt and Aaron Gorodzinsky.
Photo 2: The Chamber's Transportation Committee continues to stress the deep need for transportation funding legislation with our elected officials. (Pictured are Transportation Committee members Gerry Fry & Armand Greco meeting with PA Representative Ryan Mackenzie (R-134) (center)
Photo 3: Representative Doyle Heffley (R-122nd District) met with Public Policy committee members to discuss his stance on immigration reform.
Photo 4: Lehigh Valley Representatives met with the mayors of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton to discuss pension reform.
Photo 5: Chamber President & CEO Tony Iannelli welcomed Governor Tom Corbett on Business Matters.
Photo 6: Immigration Attorney Jose Campos defined the current impediments people face in becoming a U.S. citizen.
Photo 7: Varsovia Fernandez, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, addressed the current legislation passed by the U.S. Senate. Photo 8: Muhlenberg Professor Erika Sutherland explained why she believes the time is now for immigration reform.
Too many potholes on your street? Grass too high in your local park?
The likely answer is your town’s municipal pension burden. Rep. Seth Grove’s bill (HB1581) will ease the burden. Please click on www.fixthenumbers.com/sign to learn more and send a letter to your State Representative & Senator urging them to support the bill. Thank you!
• Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program
Coalition for Sustainable Communities information:
The Coalition for Sustainable Communities is a growing coalition of chambers of commerce, local government associations and other like-minded organizations that are committed to helping Pennsylvania's rural, suburban and urban communities address growing economic and financial challenges.
• Working Together to Improve Our Communities: General Information
• Binding Arbitration is Strangling Pennsylvania Communities: Act 111
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Barry Fisher - Chair
WFMZ TV & wfmz.com
Jeffrey Berdahl, CPA
J. Michael Dowd
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
David Dunn, Esq.
David Dunn Law Offices
Merluzzi Insurance & Financial Services
610-759-3440 Ext. 17
Legacy Planning Partners
610-807-9670 Ext. 20
Gray Connective, Inc.
AFC First Financial Corporation
Emerson, Reid & Company
Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce
Kamber Law Group
Employee Employer Solutions
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Quakertown National Bank
LV & Poccono Assoc of Realtors
Manufacturers Resource Center
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Just Born, Inc.
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, P.C.
Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc.
Communication Systems Inc. (CSI)
Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Inc.