Article written by John Hayes
Chair, Board of Governors, The Chamber
If you go back about 25 years, before the chambers of commerce in the Lehigh Valley partnered, each chamber had its own individual annual meeting, celebrating business and the local community. Local borders were rarely crossed, and attendance at the largest chamber event was never more than a few hundred people. Our affiliated chambers continue this tradition today and their annual meetings are wonderful celebrations of unique communities and excellent businesses. And they even cross borders on occasion. On Every Main Street!
Thanks to the power of our long-lasting partnerships, members also have the opportunity to get together under one roof to connect with business contacts, customers, prospects and competitors from across the Valley at The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Annual Meeting, taking place on Thursday, November 7th at the Wind Creek Event Center. The Chamber Annual Meeting is the biggest and best opportunity to promote your business, raise your profile, connect with the leaders of the Lehigh Valley business community, and to be entertained, enlightened and informed by fellow Chamber members and volunteers as we celebrate 2019 and look forward to 2020.
Over the years we have recognized organizations that demonstrate successful business operations, display broad interest and involvement in the community, and bring a notable measure of pride to the Lehigh Valley. This year we recognize the following milestone achievements: Zator Law for 25 Years, The Yurconic Agency for 50 Years and Saucon Valley Country Club for 100 Years! We will also recognize the 2019 Chamber Champion, Barb Green and Blue Mountain Resort, the Volunteer of the Year, Bill Erdman, and the Organization of the Year, Lehigh Valley International Airport (also 90 Years)! And back by demand, Rob Vaughn presents 69 WFMZ-TV Business News Highlights from 2019.
With more than 1,200 members expected, this fast paced 90 minute extravaganza will sell out again this year. Please click here to view all the details or check out page 5 of the October issue of Connections magazine!
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber is the 7th largest Chamber in the United States!