The Chamber Foundation’s mission is to improve Every Main Street in the Lehigh Valley through targeted investments in community development revitalization programs, facade improvements, streetscape designs, urban planning, event promotion, sidewalk beautification and other improvements to our downtowns and urban centers.
Originated as the Citizens Christmas Committee in Bethlehem in 1985, the Bethlehem Area Chamber Foundation sold Christmas Seals to fund holiday decorations on Main Street. When the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber merged with the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, we decided to expand the wonderful benefits of investing in thriving Main Streets to all of the communities served by the Chamber – and the Main Street Lehigh Valley project was born.
We are improving every Main Street in the Lehigh Valley, one project at a time, through targeted investments in:
Monies invested improve the stability of the community; improve existing or develop new civic, cultural, or recreational facilities or activities; assist with business retention, expansion, or attraction; support the creation of local jobs; and enhance the health, welfare, and quality of life of its citizens.
Over the last fifteen years, through support of the Chamber and its member businesses and community organizations, the Chamber Foundation has contributed over $1 Million in beautification projects, scholarship programs, covid relief for small businesses and other funding initiatives throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Join us in making our Main Streets beautiful!
Contact your Main Street Lehigh Valley representative for more information:
Executive Director, Chamber Foundation