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The Chamber Foundation’s mission is to improve every Main Street in the Lehigh Valley through targeted investments in revitalization programs, facade improvements, streetscape designs, urban planning, event promotion, sidewalk beautification and other enhancements to the physical appearance of our downtowns and urban centers. The 501c3 charitable arm of the Chamber was established in Bethlehem in 1985, originally to raise funds for holiday decorations.  When the Chamber merged with other regional partners we expanded the program to provide funding for projects throughout the entire Lehigh Valley. We are wrapping up round 6 getting ready to announce round 7 funding cycle. Over the last 5 years, $250,000 in donations has leveraged about $5million, 138 projects in 20 LV communities, 20 times the 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