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TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation are accepting applications to TD Green Streets, a program that offers ten grants of $20,000 each in support of innovative urban forestry initiatives in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods across the country. Grants will support the purchase of trees, tree planting assistance and maintenance, and educational activities. Up to 50 percent of the proposed funding can be used to purchase new trees. To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community. Proposed new trees must be planted in neighborhoods identified as low- to moderate-income. Municipalities are encouraged to apply in partnership with community partners such as nonprofit organizations, schools, and businesses. Complete program information, a list of eligible communities, and an online application are available at the TD Green Streets website.

Main Street Lehigh Valley, the Chamber’s 501c3 charitable arm, aims to improve every main street in the Lehigh Valley through targeted investments in projects that enhance the physical appearance of our local downtowns and surrounding traditional neighborhoods.

What began in Bethlehem to help fund holiday decorations has evolved to support projects on every main street. Modest grants are awarded all over the Valley. The funding leverages other donations and grants rallies local volunteers and instills community pride.

The results? Over the last 7 years 160 projects were funded in Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Warren Counties… more than $6 million in measured impact- a 20X return on investment!

• To make a tax-deductible donation, contact Lorie Reinert.
• To contact us, call (610) 739-1597 or visit us at 840 Hamilton St., Ste. 205, Allentown, PA 18101

• Main Street Article Archives 
Borough Business Revitalization Program 
Hamilton District Main Street Program

Historic Preservation Tax Credit (HPTC) - Tax credits for re-investment/redevelopment of historic properties for income producing uses opens September 1, 2013 (DCED/PHMC will begin accepting applications for the state historic preservation incentive program on a first-come, first-served basis). Click here for more information.

Thank you to our Donors:
• AFC First
• Aflac - Bob & Maureen Friedman
• Air Products
• City of Allentown
• Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
• Hank Barnette 
• Bennett Automotive Group
• City of Bethlehem
• Budd Agency, Inc.
• Caruso Benefits Group, Inc.
• The Chamber
• Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley
• Concannon, Miller & Co., PC
• John Conklin
• Nancy Dischinat
• Easton Coach Company
• Feinberg Real Estate Advisors
• Henriette Frey
• Marta Gabriel
• Handlon Business Resources, LLC
• Hayden Resources, Inc.
• Tony Iannelli
• Image Transfers
• John Yurconic Agency
• Dale Kochard
• Rose Ann Kisilewicz
• Gina Kormanik
• Kressler Wolff & Miller
• King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
• DaleKochard
• Lafayette Ambassador Bank
• County of Lehigh
• LV Assoc of Realtors
• Lehigh Valley Building Trades
• Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. (LVEDC)
• Lesavoy, Seitz & Butz
• Rodney Long
• Martin Guitar Foundation
• Merchants Bank
• National Penn Bank
• Nature’s Way Market
• Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
• Robert Noctor
• County of Northampton
• Bruce Palmer
• Stephen Patterson
• Pinwheel Graphix
• PPL Corporation
• QNB Bank
• Lorie Reinert
• Ron Rucker
• Sanders Brand Solutions
• SBC Snowball
• Graham Simmons
• State Farm
• Emrich Stellar
• Mike Stershic
• Stifel, Nicolaus, and Co., Inc.
• Susquehanna Bank
• T&M logos
• Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc.
• Viamedia
• Vision Accomplished, LLC
• Mary Ellyn Voden
• Dan Walsh
• Matt Walsh
• Dawn Werkheiser
• West Side Hammer Electric

2014-2015 Board

Anne Baum - Co Chair
Capital BlueCross 

Buddy Lesavoy - Co Chair
Lesavoy Butz & Seitz, LLC

Tony Iannelli - Chamber President & CEO
The Chamber

Edward P Bullock, CLU, ChFC
Edward P Bullock

Lee Butz
Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

Ryan T. Conrad
Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS

Tim Edinger
T&M Associates

Marilee Falco
JoycePayne Partners

Bob Friedman

Laurie Hackett
Air Products

John Hayes
AFC First Financial Corporation, Great Bear Financial

Frank Heston
Dale Kochard

Lehigh University

Luann LaRussa
Pinwheel Graphix

Rodney H. Long
Prudential Patt, White Real Estate - Doug Patt - Coopersburg

Deborah McDonald

Thomas E. Reilly, Jr.
Gross McGinley, LLP

Walter Sanders
Sanders Brand Solutions

Virginia Savage
County of Lehigh

Dan Walsh