July 2024 Connections

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President & CEO

Tony Iannelli........................................610-739-1513

President & Chief Executive Officer tonyi@lehighvalleychamber.org

Assistant to the President, Chamber Foundation, Nonprofit & Business Partners Council

Lorie Reinert........................................610-739-1597

Executive Director, Chamber Foundation and Nonprofit & Business Partners Council Liaison lorier@lehighvalleychamber.org


Relations, Marketing & Sales

Frank Facchiano...................................610-739-1515

Chief Operations Officer, EVP, Member Relations frankf@lehighvalleychamber.org

Gina Martens.......................................610-739-1511

Senior VP, Member Relations ginam@lehighvalleychamber.org

Alison Pickel........................................610-739-1512

Senior VP, Member Relations, Veterans & Military Council alisonp@lehighvalleychamber.org

Paige Nicholas ....................................610-737-0565 VP, Major Events & Small Business Council Liaison paigen@lehighvalleychamber.org

Ellie Andino..........................................610-739-1000 Director, Communications & Design elliea@lehighvalleychamber.org

Bailey Muhl.........................................610-349-9776 Member Relations Manager baileym@lehighvalleychamber.org

Sofia Groves ........................................610-802-2380 Coordinator, Member Relations sofiag@lehighvalleychamber.org

Matt Schlegel.......................................610-349-8226 benefits@thechamberhealthmarketplace.com

Government Affairs & Business Matters

Leo Rooney...........................................610-739-1642

Vice President, Government & External Affairs and Producer, Business Matters leor@lehighvalleychamber.org

Isabelle Jabbour..................................610-810-6412

Assistant Manager, Government & External Affairs isabellej@lehighvalleychamber.org

Diversity Councils

African American Business Leaders Council, Hispanic Chamber, LGBTQ Business Council, Women’s Business Council, Young Professionals Council

Danielle Joseph...................................484-226-0128 Executive VP, Diversity Councils daniellej@lehighvalleychamber.org

Brittany Keal.......................................610-295-9824 Vice President, Diversity Councils brittanyk@lehighvalleychamber.org

Hannah Stott........................................484-668-0390 Manager, Diversity Councils hannahs@lehighvalleychamber.org

Sabrina Olivo.......................................484-547-8970 Manager, Diversity Councils sabrinao@lehighvalleychamber.org

Chambers of Commerce

Allentown Area Chamber & Downtown Allentown Business Alliance

Brittney Ciardi ....................................484-828-9765

Senior VP, Allentown Initiatives brittneyc@lehighvalleychamber.org

Vaughan Bryant...................................484-226-6323 Manager, Allentown Initiatives vaughanb@lehighvalleychamber.org

Liz Martin ............................................484-834-9693

Allentown Chamber Associate lizm@lehighvalleychamber.org

Bethlehem Chamber & Downtown Bethlehem Association

Tammy Wendling................................610-739-1775

Senior VP, Bethlehem Initiatives tammyw@lehighvalleychamber.org

Claire Boucher.....................................610-349-2180 Manager, Bethlehem Initiatives claireb@lehighvalleychamber.org

Ty Versocki............................................610-739-3385

Manager, Downtown Bethlehem Association tyv@lehighvalleychamber.org

Easton Area Chamber, Phillipsburg Area Chamber, Forks Business Association

Caitlin Hamlin......................................610-739-1520

Manager, Easton & Phillipsburg Area Initiatives caitlinh@lehighvalleychamber.org

Erin Deutsch.........................................484-264-6630

Assistant Manager, Easton & Phillipsburg Area Initiatives erind@lehighvalleychamber.org

Affiliated Chambers (East Penn, Emmaus Main Street Partners, Hellertown-Lower Saucon, Greater Northern Lehigh, Southern Lehigh, Western Lehigh, Whitehall, Nazareth Area, Greater Northampton Area)

Jessica O’Donnell-Gower....................610-573-4010

Executive VP, Affiliated Chambers, Northern Tier and Easton & Phillipsburg Initiatives jessicao@lehighvalleychamber.org

Kylie Adams-Weiss .............................484-548-4090

AVP, Affiliated Chambers (WACC, GNLCC) + Director of Marketing & Design (Affiliated Chambers and Easton Area Initiatives) kyliea@lehighvalleychamber.org

Aaron Gasparetti..................................610-349-1532

Manager, Affiliated Chambers (GNACC, HLSC, NACC & WACC)

Elyse Cuttic...........................................484-834-7868

Assistant Manager, Affiliated Chambers (GNACC, HLSC, NACC & WACC) elysec@lehighvalleychamber.org

Hayden Rinde .....................................484-828-9777

AVP, Affiliated Chambers (EMSP, EPCC, SLCC & WLCC) haydenr@lehighvalleychamber.org

Northern Tier (Carbon County and Pocono Area)

Kathy Henderson.................................570-778-8147

Executive Director, CCEDC khenderson@carboncountychamber.org

Jessica Kohutka...................................570-952-5453

Member Relations Director, CCEDC jkohutka@carboncountychamber.org

Sarah Wallace.......................................484-547-8551 Director, PCC sarahw@lehighvalleychamber.org

Sierra LeFurgy......................................610-295-9047

Assistant Manager, PCC sierral@lehighvalleychamber.org

Accounting & Billing Department

Dawn Werkheiser................................610-751-4980

Chief Financial Officer dawnw@lehighvalleychamber.org

Tina Marte............................................610-739-5422

VP, Finance & Quality Processes tinam@lehighvalleychamber.org

Rose Caras............................................610-739-1612

Finance & Database Manager rosec@lehighvalleychamber.org


Tom Groves, Equinox Benefits Consulting Chair, The Chamber

As we look to the future, it is with great pleasure that I welcome the following distinguished professionals to their new positions on The Chamber Board of Governors. Please note the diversity of individuals and backgrounds, crucial for creating exceptional ideas and refreshing our operations. I look forward to serving with them and the rest of The Chamber Board.

Laurie Hackett, Air Products Director of Global Community Relations remains our Vice Chair and Chair of Public Policy and will succeed me as Board Chair after the end of my term in July 2024.

Newly selected to serve on The Chamber Executive Committee are Krista Berardelli of Agentis, Lou Fromm – Fromm Electric, and Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta, Women & Minority Veterans PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Newly elected at-large members of the Board of Governors Yusuf Dahl of Century Promise, Raul Echevarria – Verizon Wireless Business Sales, Kristin Keenan of Keenan-Nagle Advertising and AJ Suero of PPL. Welcome!

Thank you to all our current and new board members for your continued dedication and support. The Chamber depends on diverse, high profile, community focused volunteers, who give their time and experience, and actively contribute to develop and achieve our collective goals of essential service to our businesses and communities, ensuring our relevance and success. On Every Main Street!

A complete listing of The Chamber’s officers and board members can be found at www. lehighvalleychamber.org/board.

I look forward to continuing to serve as your Board Chair in 2024 – 2025!

Board of Governors Executive Committee

Chair, Tom Groves, Equinox Benefits Consulting

Tony Iannelli, The Chamber, President & CEO

Vice Chair, Laurie Hackett, Air Products

Treasurer, Jeff Berdahl, RLB Accountants

Secretary, Bret Ludlow, Liquid Counsel, Buddy Lesavoy, Lesavoy Butz & Seitz LLC

Imm. Past Chair, Mary Lisicky,

Danielle Adams-Wiltshire, QueenSuite

Paul Anthony, IBEW 375

Krista Berardelli, Agentis Plumbing

Michael Butz, Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

Luis Campos, City of Easton

Dorota Gasienica-Kozak, The KingSpry Law Firm

Lou Fromm, Fromm Murtaza Jaffer, EBC Printing

Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta, PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Andrew Lawler, West Side Hammer Electric

Buddy Lesavoy, Lesavoy Butz & Seitz, LLC

Donna LoStocco, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union

Thursday, July 4th

10-11:30am - Heritage Day (Free Event)

Thursday, July 11th

6-8pm - Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Video Daze 80's Band (Free Event)

Saturday, July 13th

12-6pm - Slate Belt Pride

Sunday, July 14th - Friday, July 19th

Hellertown-Lower Saucon Summer Restaurant Week

Sunday, July 14th

6-8pm - Music in the Park Concert Series Featuring JOYOUS (Free Event)

Tuesday, July 16th

5-7pm - Love Letters to Bethlehem (Free Event)

Wednesday, July 17th

5:30-7:30pm - July Meet & Greet presented by the Young Professionals Council (Free Event)

Thursday, July 18th

6-8pm - Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - The Lucky 7 (Free Event)

Friday, July 19th

6-8pm - The Weekenders - Upper Saucon Township's Summer Concert Series (Free Event)

Sunday, July 21st

1-2pm - Whitehall-Coplay's Clarence M. Gockley Elementary School Ribbont Cutting & open House (Free Event)

Wednesday, July 24th

5-7pm - Party on the Patio, HALOpresented by the LGBTQ Business Council

Thursday, July 25th

5:30-7:30pm - 8th Annual William George Mini Golf Outing & Membership Picnic

6-8pm - Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Castaway Band (Free Event)

Friday, July 26th

12-1pm - Oasis Community Center 5 Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting (Free Event)

6-8pm - One Way Back - Upper Saucon Township's Summer Concert Series (Free Event)

Saturday, July 27th

12-7pm - Martin on Main (Free Event)

Thursday, August 1st

6-8pm - Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Joyous (Free Event)

Thursday, August 8th

6-8pm - Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Little Red Rooster Band (Free Event)

Monday, August 12th

11am-7pm - Bethlehem Walla Gazoo Golf Tournament

Tuesday, August 13th

12-2pm - U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lower Macungie Ribbon Cutting (Free Event)

1-6pm - Allentown Back to School Bash (Free Event)

Wednesday, August 14th

5-7pm - Party on the Patio for Black Business Month presented by the African American Business Leaders Council (Free Event)

Thursday, August 15th

6-8pm - Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Zaire (Free Event)

Friday, August 16th

6-8pm - Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van WykeUpper Saucon Township's Summer Concert Series(Free Event)

Sunday, August 18th

11am-4pm - Easton Eco Extravaganza (Free Event)

Wednesday, August 21st

5:30-7:30pm - August Meet & Greet presented by the Young Professionals Council (Free Event)

Thursday, August 22nd

5-7pm - Chamber Foundation Annual Meeting and Awards

5:30-7:30pm - Mingle at the Movies: A Chamber Night at Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre

6-8pm - Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - The Weekenders (Free Event)

Friday, August 23rd

6pm - Upper Saucon Township Movie Under the Stars


*Photos courtesy of VIP Studios*

The Chamber Board of Governors Krajsa Cup Golf Classic teed off on Monday, May 20th at the picturesque Brookside Country Club in Macungie, PA. This event offered a premier opportunity for Lehigh Valley business leaders to mingle with Chamber board members while enjoying a day on the green.

The highlight of the tournament was the prestigious "Krajsa Cup," presented to the winning foursomes in honor of John Krajsa, Sr., a founding figure of the Allentown Chamber Golf Tournament over 40 years ago.

Photos from the 2024 Board of Governors Krajsa Cup Golf Classic on May 20th at Brookside Cuntry Club.

Monday, August 12

Bethlehem Chamber Walla Gazoo

Bethlehem Golf Club Two more to go!

Monday, September 9

Carbon Chamber Golf Tournament and Sturm Cup

Jack Frost National Golf Club

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

To register or sponsor, contact Frank Facchiano at frankf@lehighvalleychamber.org


Dr. Kamran Afshar, Chamber Chief

The Chamber’s Finance Committee

610-691-3272 • ka@kaa-inc.com

The Lehigh Valley business sentiment is in a shallow up-trend

The Lehigh Valley's Business Sentiment Index (BSI) dropped sharply as inflation rose in 2022. The decline bottomed out last July and except for one quarter, it has been slowly inching up. The BSI index for April 2024 stands at 57.4, its highest level since April of last year. The BSI is based on a quarterly survey of businesses in the Valley conducted by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce- Kamran Afshar since 1998. The overall index rose by 1.3% above its January level, which is not statistically significant; however, some model components changed significantly between January and April. The largest change was in the index of plans for future purchases, which rose by 17% in April, pushing this index into the range historically associated with strong growth. This index is now 15% above its last April’s level. The second largest change in the index components was a 17% drop in the index of Plans for future hiring. The index is now 14% below its April 2023 level and at its lowest since July 2020. In April, only 16% of businesses

participating in the survey planned to hire more employees. It appears that many businesses downgraded their plans for future hiring due to the very tight labor market and rising wages. The third largest change was a 10% increase in the index of purchases over the last six months. This significant increase comes after seven declines in the index in the previous nine quarters. The index of past hiring dropped 3% below its January level and is now 11% below its April 2023 level. Fourteen percent of participants in the survey hired more people than they laid off in the last six months, while 13% laid off more than they hired. It should be noted that they are still adding to the total number of people who are working in the Valley; it is just that the rate of increase in employment has slowed down. Also, considering that the unemployment rate in the Valley is at a historical low; clearly fewer people are available to be hired. The index of past revenues is the last index in our model which registered a measurable change; it rose by 5% above

its January level while still slightly below last year’s level. The index of expected future revenues is in a statistical tie with its January level. Forty-six percent of the participants expect higher revenues, and only 14% expect lower revenues in the next six months. There is a significant change in one of the sub-components of the index. And that is a total flip-flop in the momentum of plans for future purchases, turning from trending negative to a significantly positive level. And that is an optimistic sign for the future of the Valley’s economy. The drop in the hiring indices will relieve the pressure on the labor market, reducing

the labor churn. The increase in purchasing indices indicates expectation of an expanding market beyond the next six months. Improvement in past revenues, while small, is still a positive for the Valley’s economy. While the overall index shows a slight increase, the index measuring future expectations has been rising in the range associated with economic growth for the past six months. This upward trend reflects local businesses’ optimistic views regarding the Valley’s economic future.


BKNet Wellness and Wardrobe

Antoinette Grannum 400 West Berwick Street Easton, PA 18042 484-293-1116 www.bknetwellnessandwardrobe.org


Tom Ford Business Law Office

Tom Ford 3308 Route 940, Suite 104 Mount Pocono, PA 18344 570-762-2163 www.tomfordbusinesslaw.com

Audio/Video Sales, Equipment and Repair Service

Brinster Electronics

Kaitlyn Krakowiak 144 Clifton Drive Bushkill, PA 18324 862-293-4114 www.brinsterelectronics.com

Aloha Jay's Malasadas

Jay Losagio 1120 Main Street, Unit A Hellertown, PA 18055 484-851-3049 www.alohajays.com


Country Club Brewing

Ivy Kromer 323 Pierce Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 484-619-9813

Child Development and Child Care Services and Education

Pediatric Stars PPECC

Erica Contreras 2437 Plaza Court Bath, PA 18014 484-282-0255 www.pediatricstars.com

Employment Services, Screening & Staffing


Ann Maire Jaquez-Negron 416 Frederick Street Easton, PA 18042 610-841-5890 www.imko.com

Financial Services

Halftime Wealth Management

Michael Cohen 5784 Route 209, Suite 2 Sciota, PA 18354 570-202-4929 www.halftimewealth.com

Formal Wear

Dolly's Boutique & Studio

Rita Sharma

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 105 Allentown, PA 18101 484-862-0508

Government Relations, Lobbying Services

American Promise

33 Bradford Street Concord, MA 01742


Health & Wellness Products and Services

Nurse Wellness

Michael Matthews 523 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018


Home Care- Non Medical

Home Instead Northampton

2508 Schoenersville Road Bethlehem, PA 18017


Human Resource Services & Organizations

Community Option Inc. Carron Bartholomew 3 East Butler Drive, Suite 201 Drums, PA 18222

HVAC, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Safeway Heating LLC

Jessica Gallo 738 East White Bear Drive Summit HIll, PA 18250 570-534-5289 www.safewayheatingllc.com


Silver Crest Insurance Inc

Danielle Klump

35 East Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 33 Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-868-5801


Mike Peterson - State Farm Agent

Michael Peterson 912 Main Street, Suite 103 Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-421-8544


Northwestern Mutual

Jason Espenshade 3701 Corporate Parkway, Suite 310 Center Valley, PA 18034



Shaun Kiernan Agency

Shaun Kiernan 121 North Cedar Crest Boulevard Allentown, PA 18104

610-432-6882 www.agents.allstate.com

YMI Insurance

Jimi Honochick 3426 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown, PA 18103 484-891-3500 www.ymiagency.com


All Around Property Care

David Nosti 126 North 1st Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 717-586-1858


Lighting Controls & Supplies

Bright Light Design Center

Kelsey Lynn 1033 Sumner Avenue Whitehall, PA 18052 610-709-6162


Medical Spas

Rejuvenations Lehigh Valley

Toni Marcheskie 190 South Greenwood Avenue Suite 2 Easton, PA 18045

610-438-2578 www.rejuvenationslv.com

Office Supplies, Equipment, Furniture

Fraser Advanced Information


Heather Trone 1320 Hausman Road, Suite 302 Allentown, PA 18104 610-231-9577



Proof You Are Loved Photography, LLC

Sabrina Regan 132 Machester Drive Bushkill, PA 18324 917-703-0758

Real Estate & Property Management

S7 Real Estate and Management

Sean Fox

804 Sarah Street, Suite 305 Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-213-9232 www.s7realestate.com

Recreation & Tourist Attractions

National Scenic Visitors Center

Mary Ellen Snyder P.O. Box 68 Old Zionsville, PA 18068

610-390-6373 www.nsvc.us

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes

Hank's Italian Ice Co.

Aedan Merrill 303 Main Street Emmaus, PA 18049 484-661-1901 www.hanksice.com

Marita's Southwestern Bar & Grill

Ian Schreier 735 Main St Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-424-8355

Mi Casa Restaurante

Saurabh Passi 204 West Madison Street Easton, PA 18042 610-829-9731

Sizzling Bites

Abdul Wali

312 East 3rd Street Suite 102 Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-419-0888


Salons, Spas, Makeup & Massage Services

Lehigh Valley Electrolysis

Kerri Nigito 1025 Jefferson Avenue Allentown, PA 18103 484-241-4704 www.lvelectrolysis.com

6750 Iroquois Trail, Suite 4 Allentown, PA 18104 610-216-7179 www.mavenandmanesalon.com

Travel Agencies & Cruise Discounters

Cruise Planners- ADARA World Travel

Dawson Weller Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-653-8031 www.adaraworldtravel.com

The Agency Chic

Maria LaDuca 2551 Route 611, Suite 2 Scotrun, PA 18355 570-309-4010 www.agencychic.com

Waste, Recycling & Hauling

Sanico, Inc.

Sonya Koehler P. O. Box 176 Delaware, NJ 07833 908-475-3300 www.sanicoinc.com



On behalf of the Small Business Council, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who gathered at Lehigh Country Club to celebrate the Excellence in Business Award recipients.

• Forward Thinking Technology Solutions, Excellent Large Business

• United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Excellent Non-Profit

• Platinum Star Cleaning Services, Excellent Small Business

• Social T Marketing & PR, Excellent Micro Business

• Green Pond Packaging, Excellent Emerging Business

The ambiance, music, culinary delights, and beverages were nothing short of spectacular. The collective community engagement of all the honorees showcased the spirit of generosity and unity that defines the Lehigh Valley and its surrounding areas.

A reminder to all our members, join us for the upcoming Hellertown-Lower Saucon Restaurant Week. This week-long Chamber event is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the diverse and delectable dining experiences our local restaurants have to offer. Whether you’re a fan of savory bites, sweet treats, or innovative drinks, participating eateries have something for you. Don’t miss out ~ come out and support local businesses.

As a special offer, Green Pond Packaging, an award recipient, is excited to offer a one-time discount of 15% for the month of July. All new customers are eligible, and the offer is valid on the entire range of eco-conscious packaging solutions, use code SAVE15. Let's indulge in delicious food and support sustainability together!

Great Food, Green Choices!


Photos from the Excellence in Business Awards on June 5th at Lehigh Country Club
*Photos Courtesy of Mike Robinson Productions & VIP Studios*



The Waterfront is a large-scale brownfield development that represents a transformative project revitalizing Allentown’s riverfront, turning a once underutilized area into a vibrant, multi-use district. Constructed on the former Lehigh Structural Steel site, the 29-acre steel campus was fully remediated and raised to meet EPA standards, while occupiable lands were all raised above the 500-year floodplain.

615 Waterfront Drive, a premier commercial office building at The Waterfront, offers a unique and exclusive opportunity for businesses. This state-of-the-art Class A property, nestled along the picturesque banks of the Lehigh River, provides a quality-driven work environment. With over 100,000 square feet of customizable office space and more than 20,000 square feet dedicated to riverside retail and dining options, the building is a haven for businesses seeking a unique and exclusive work environment. The expansive window lines offer breathtaking riverfront views, fostering a serene and productive atmosphere in the heart of an up-and-coming lifestyle development. The building’s modern design integrates ecofriendly features, ensuring sustainability and reduced operational costs. The building prioritizes the health and well-being of its tenants. Each tenant suite is equipped with VRF HVAC systems with UV lighting, designed to kill bacteria and reduce the spread of germs and illnesses.

Wellness officers are also in place to promote common area cleanliness and well-being. Bathrooms are energy efficient, equipped with motion sensor toilets, sinks, soap dis-

pensers, and hand dryers, further enhancing the health and safety of the building's occupants. Expertly designed to be energy efficient with LED lighting throughout and floor-to-ceiling windows along the building’s perimeter, 615 Waterfront Drive reduces the need for additional electrical light as natural light is bountiful during the day. Lighting packages on select floors were designed to maximize daylight harvesting impacts while operating on sensors to promote efficiency. All kitchen and café appliances are Energy Star certified. In addition to energy efficiency, The Waterfront has a site-wide recycling program that includes collection per building and outdoor receptacles.

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to grow in popularity, it’s critical that charging stations are readily available to accommodate users' lifestyles. The Waterfront promotes the use of electric vehicles by offering EV Charging Stations (EVCS) on-site.

As The Waterfront continues to scale, sustainability is not just a buzzword, but a core value. From the start to the finish of each building and design element, sustainability is top-of-mind. With the help of skilled contractors and partners, The Waterfront is creating a positive impact, not only for the community but also for the environment. This commitment to sustainability invites businesses and tenants to join in this important mission, making them feel environmentally conscious and responsible.


Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

The Lehigh Valley is competing for a $115 Million federal grant – and you can help

Imagine entering the Lehigh Valley along Route 22 to find colorful meadows of wildflowers, carbon-sequestering trees, pollinator corridors and the unmistakable sense that you have entered a green region.

That vision would become a reality as early as 2027 under the Lehigh Valley Green Transportation Infrastructure Project. The LVPC applied on April 1 for a $115 million grant through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund the project as part of the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program.

The project calls for developing green infrastructure on 522 acres of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) rights-of-way along some of the busiest Lehigh Valley roadways, including Routes 22, 33 and 378.

The plan can be found at lvpc.org/ lv-green-transportation, where it’s important that as many people as possible sign the letter of support to show that this region deserves this grant.

The EPA’s decision on grant winners is expected in July, with awards arriving in October.

The plan is designed to reduce transportation carbon emissions in places where they are the highest and create pollinator corridors for insects and birds, while installing best stormwater management practices along the region’s busiest highways.

The LVPC was awarded $1 million by EPA under the CPRG program. Funded by the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the CPRG was created to funnel grants to each state and the nation’s

roughly 70 largest regions to develop and implement climate action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The LVPC delivered the region’s first-ever Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) in February, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation.

Being accepted into the CPRG program gives the Lehigh Valley access to $4.6 billion in competitive IRA-funded grant money for projects that are part of PCAPs filed across the nation in February. It means the region is competing with the likes of New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle and Philadelphia. But it also means it is competing only with CPRG program members – of which there are fewer than 120 – and the pool of money available is among the largest ever offered for climate action.

The Lehigh Valley Green Transportation Infrastructure Project would add green infrastructure along Routes 22, 33 and 378, at 16 interchanges, two linear corridors and the park-and-ride lot in Bethlehem Township. The project would include planting 123 acres of deciduous trees and 166 acres of meadows, many of which would serve as pollinators corridors. Another 12 acres of bioswales would be installed, and where applicable, the sites would be fitted with light-emitting diode lighting (LED), state-of-the art traffic controls, and in the case of the park-and-ride lot, electric charging stations.

The project can be executed quickly because PennDOT already owns all the rights-of-way. If the grant is approved, much of the project would be in place as early as 2027. Overall, it would reduce carbon emission by 8,035 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) by 2030, and 51,835 by 2050.



Ricky Gower, Truist Chair, Chamber Foundation

Happy Summer! This inspiring art project, led by local artists Billy Nieves and Jermel Fountain in collaboration with students from Donegan Elementary School, adds a splash of color and creativity to the community landscape. Donegan art teacher Tiffany Anderson facilitated the project, engaging her fifth-grade students in the design process. Their sketches and ideas were incorporated into the final design. The Chamber Foundation is proud to support this amazing project along with Community Action Lehigh Valley and

the City of Bethlehem. It highlights the power of community collaboration and the importance of involving youth in the beautification of their surroundings. This project was one of several projects that were completed this year. We hope you will join us at Lehigh Country Club for the Chamber Foundation Annual Meeting and Awards on Thursday, August 22 from 5 – 7 pm where the next 10 beautification projects will be announced. It’s a great evening showcasing the work that we do!

On May 30 Chamber President & CEO Tony Iannelli and Ben Franklin Technology Partners Northeast CEO Angelo Valletta hosted 25 Chamber members for an hourlong conversation, lunch, goodie bags and tour of the TechVentures facility.
Photos courtesy of George Wacker


Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!


Baby Boomer's Cafe

2681 PA-903

Albrightsville, PA 18210



Alburtis Tavern and Lodge

Joseph Galazin 106 South Main Street Alburtis, PA 18011



Allentown Brew Works

Ian Mondrick 812 West Hamilton Street

Allentown, PA 18101



Biaggio Pizzeria & Restaurant

Joe Ruffino 1526 Cedar Crest Boulevard Allentown, PA 18104



Blended Restaurant

Eric Cutting

27 North 7th Street Allentown, PA 18101

610-674-0602 www.blendedrestaurant.com

Bru Daddy's Brewing Company

Kevin Ryan 732 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101 484-374-3012


Cali Burrito

Shawn McHugh 2149 Reading Road Allentown, PA 18104 610-351-1791 www.caliburrito.com

Grille 3501

John Trapani 3501 Broadway Allentown, PA 18104

610-706-0100 www.grille3501.com

Grumpy's Bar-B-Que Roadhouse

Mike Grimm

3000 Mauch Chunk Road Allentown, PA 18104



Henry's Salt of The Sea

Brian Krans 1926 Allen Street Allentown, PA 18104



La Vida Cafe

Eli Yazbek 19 North 6th Street Allentown, PA 18101

610-351-3799 www.lavidacafe.us

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group - Red Robin Franchise Corporate Office

Megan Huffman 6802 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown, PA 18106 610-481-0436 www.redrobinpa.com

Ms. Velvet's Cafe

Carlos Marrero 239 North 4th Street Allentown, PA 18102 610-351-1755 www.msvelvetscafe.com

Nkasso Food

Habiba Diaby 44 North 8th Street Allentown, PA 18101 484-221-1926 www.nkassofood.com

Notch Modern Kitchen and Bar

Jeffrey Virojanapa

5036 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown, PA 18106 610-841-4610 www.notchmknb.com

Pennsylvania Rye Company

Dan Gonzalez 536 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101 484-929-2729 www.paryeco.com

Philly Pretzel Factory of Allentown

5924 West Tilghman Street, Suite F Allentown, PA 18104

610-366-1265 www.phillypretzelfactory.com

Red Robin - Airport Road 1875 Airport Road Allentown, PA 18109

610-266-1776 www.redrobinpa.com

Red Robin - Allentown 4688 A Broadway Allentown, PA 18104 610-366-1776 www.redrobinpa.com

Ringer's Roost

Donald Ringer 1801 Liberty Street Allentown, PA 18104 610-437-4941 www.ringersroost1801.com

Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine

Tom Ballas

5661 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown, PA 18106 610-841-7080

Shanty on 19th

Joe Tatasciore 613 North 19th Street Allentown, PA 18104 610-841-0150 www.theshantyon19th.com

Sports & Social Allentown Noelle Franklin 645 West Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101 484-705-3230 www.sportsandsocial.com

Stahley's Cellarette/Stahley's Bar & Restaurant

Janice Fedor 1826 Hanover Avenue Allentown, PA 18109 610-865-4577 www.stahleys.com

Syb's West End Deli

Kathy Diehl 2151 Liberty Street Allentown, PA 18104 610-434-3882

The Crust Pizzeria & Restaurant

Jerry Coppola

3043 West Emaus Avenue Allentown, PA 18103

610-797-9797 www.thecrustpizzeriaandrestaurant. com

Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!

The Dime

12 North Seventh Street

Allentown, PA 18101

484-273-4010 www.thedimeallentown.com

The Potato Factory

Macho Velez 921 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101 484-240-5233

The Shelby

Donny Petridis

707 North Krocks Road, Suite 104 Allentown, PA 18106



The Sweet Spot Bar and Grill

Terry Ellis 2805 Lehigh Street Allentown, PA 18103

610-813-2536 www.thesweetspot.golf

The Udder Bar

Hayley De Long 1852 West Allen Street Allentown, PA 18104

484-221-8653 www.theudderbar.com

Trivet Diner - Allentown

George Panagopoulos 4549 Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104 610-398-3886 www.trivetdiner.com

Uno Taqueria

Juan Montoya 1042 Mill Creek Road Allentown, PA 18106 484-221-8639 www.unotaqueriapa.com

Wafa's Kitchen

Wafa Khoury 515 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101 484-515-9900 www.wafas-kitchen.business.site

Wert's Café

Kathy Drake 515 North 18th Street

Allentown, PA 18104

610-439-0951 www.wertscafe.com

Westside Grill

Eileen Casale 621 Grange Road Allentown, PA 18106 610-508-4500 www.westsidegrillpa.com

Yocco's "The Hot Dog King"South Mall

Gary Iacocca 3300 Lehigh Street Allentown, PA 18103 610-351-4222 www.yoccos.com

Yocco's "The Hot Dog King"Valley Plaza

Gary Iacocca 1930 Catasauqua Road Allentown, PA 18109



Yocco's "The Hot Dog King"West Gary Iacocca 2128 Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18104

610-821-8488 www.yoccos.com

Youell's Oyster House, Inc.

J. Christian Filipos 2249 Walnut Street Allentown, PA 18104 610-439-1203 www.youellsoysterhouse.com


Alpha Pizza & Sub Shop

Giovanni DiGrazia 1408 3rd Avenue Alpha, NJ 08865 908-454-2808 www.alphapizzasubnj.com

Spice Route USA!

Kailash Goswami 3578 PA-611 Shops at Crossroads Bartonsville, PA 18321 (570) 664-8283


My Place Pizza Restaurant

Manny Mirabito

270 East Northampton Street Bath, PA 18014

610-837-8884 www.myplacebath.com

Point Phillips Hotel

Daniel Tanczos 943 Point Phillips Road Bath, PA 18014 610-837-1544 www.pointphillipshotel.com

The Bath Exchange

Lauren Shala 204 West Main Street Bath, PA 18014 484-282-3366 www.thebathexchange.com

Town & Country Restaurant

Steve Lambrinos 350 South Walnut Street Bath, PA 18014 610-837-7220


1741 on the Terrace at The Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Daniel Withrow 437 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-625-5000 www.1741ontheterrace.com

515 Main

Chris Tiscio 515 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-625-9463 www.corkedbethlehem.com

Apollo Grill

Rachel Griffith 85 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-865-9600 www.apollogrill.com

B Social

Zoltan Estrella 3717 Route 378 Bethlehem, PA 18015 835-201-1020 www.bsocialpa.com

Bethlehem Brew Works

Sean Swenson 569 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-882-1300 www.TheBrewWorks.com

Billy's Downtown Diner Bethlehem

Billy Kounoupis 10 East Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-867-0105 www.billysdiner.com

Birthright Brewing & Twisted Tees

Wayne Milford 77 Wind Creek Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18015 833-420-4899 www.playtwisted.com

Borderline Restaurant LLC

Christopher Valianatos 2100 West Union Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-3715 www.borderline-restaurant.com


Vito Spinelli

1 West Broad Street, Suite 101 Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-1141 www.thebrickpa.com

Bruno Scipioni's Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria

Bruno Scipioni 4034 Easton Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-867-9040 www.bruno-s.com

Burger King - Linden Street

Katherine Comer 3924 Linden Street Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-426-1098 www.bk.com

Chop House at Wind Creek

Walter Mahowsky 77 Wind Creek Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18015 484-777-7777 www.windcreekbethlehem.com

Christmas City Spirits / Tavern at the Sun Inn

Brett Biggs 210 East Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-8600 www.tavernatthesuninn.com

Copperhead Grille

Mike Dontas 5737 Route 378 Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-282-4600


Crave Nutrition

Gabrielle Marcantoni

77 West Broad Street, Unit 11C Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-905-0485 www.cravebethlehem.com

Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!

Orizaba Restaurant

Saray Paniagua 614 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-893-4467 www.orizababethlehem.com

Pat's Pizza & Bistro

Yiannis Kyziridis 1426 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-8100 www.patsbistro.com

Primo Hoagies

Edge Restaurant

Spencer Cobb 74 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-814-0100 www.edgerestaurant.net

El Jefe's Taqueria of Bethlehem

John Schall 506 E. 3rd Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-419-2000 www.eljefestaqueria.com

F&A Grog House

Gina Perini 117 East 3rd Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-419-0040 www.fandagroghouse.com


Emily Hoffert 1342 Chelsea Avenue Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-866-1660


Mama Nina Foccacheria

George Moussa 546 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-867-9802 www.mamaninabethlehem.com

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

Neville Gardner 534 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-861-7631 www.donegal.com

Mediterranean Grill

Randa Kattan 22 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-898-8003 www.medigrillonbroad.com

One Third Faye Zhu 3022 Linden Street, Unit 1 Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-867-1313 www.onethirdasiancuisine.com

Lon Grossman 2410 Catasauqua Road Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-895-3939


Retro Burger

Cara Paredes 1223 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-3810 www.retroburgerbethlehem.com


Derek Wallen 22 West 4th Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-849-2673


Sizzling Bites

Abdul Wali 312 East 3rd Street Suite 102 Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-419-0888 www.sizzlingbites.com

Steak and Steel Hibachi

Abby Rigler 44 West Walnut Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-849-2323 www.steakandsteelpa.com

Steel Works Buffet & Grill

Mike Fox 77 Wind Creek Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-419-5555 www.steelworksbuffetandgrill.com

Tap Room at Hotel Bethlehem 437 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-625-2226 www.hotelbethlelhem.com

Tapas on Main

Cara Paredes 500 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-868-8903 www.tapasonmain.com

The Clubhouse Grille at Bethlehem Golf Club

Denielle Slater 400 Illicks Mill Road Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-625-0060 www.theclubhousegrille.com

The Flying Egg

Juan Carlos 451 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-691-5100 www.theflyingeggbethlehem.com

The Market 77 Wind Creek Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18042 484-777-7777

The Melting Pot

Jenny O'Leary One East Broad Street, Suite 100 Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-241-4939 www.meltingpot.com

The Wilbur Mansion

Michelle Konish 201 Cherokee Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-360-3451 www.wilburmansion.com

Toastique Bethlehem

Jessica Morrissey 21 East 3rd Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-419-0950 www.toastique.com

Twisted Olive

Steve Kershner 51 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-1200 www.twistedolivebethlehem.com

Urban Table

Walter Mahowsky 77 Wind Creek Boulevard Bethlehem, PA 18015 484-777-7777 www.windcreekbethlehem.com

Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!

Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar

526 Main Street

Bethlehem, PA 18018



Vineyard di Norma

Matthew Prosseda 605 Fiot Street Bethlehem, PA 18015



Yianni's Taverna

Melissa Zannakis

3760 Old Philadelphia Pike Bethlehem, PA 18015



Zest Bar & Grille

John Trapani

306 South New Street, 6th Floor Bethlehem, PA 18015




Boulder View Tavern

Marcel Engelmann 123 Lake Harmony Road Blakeslee, PA 18624




Hometown Breakfast Bar & Grill

Tom Gougoustamos

8732 Hamilton Boulevard

Breinigsville, PA 18031




Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub and Pie

Jay Cimerol 301 Mulberry Street

Catasauqua, PA 18032




Diana's Cafe

Diana Hall-Yurasits

4907 Route 309

Center Valley, PA 18034



Red Robin - Center Valley

2845 Center Valley Parkway

Center Valley, PA 18034



The Great Greek Mediterranean

Grill Center Valley

Chris Nagy

2880 Center Valley Parkway, Suite 602

Center Valley, PA 18034



Turning Point Restaurants

Carla Romano

3045 Center Valley Parkway, Suite 1112

Center Valley, PA 18034



White Orchids Thai Cuisine

Jeffrey Virojanapa

2985 Center Valley Parkway, Suite 200

Center Valley, PA 18034




Carlo's Pizza

Anthony Pagano

7001 North Route 309

Coopersburg, PA 18036


Casa Toro Mexican Grill

Therese Albertini 7001 Pennsylvania 309 #3

Coopersburg, PA 18036



McDonald's of Coopersburg

James McIntyre 6690 Short Drive Coopersburg, PA 18036 610-217-1460


Samuel Owens Restaurant & Bar

Bill loy 128 Chestnut Street Coplay, PA 18037 610-262-2860 www.samuelowens.com

The Frogtown Chophouse

Kerra Fox 472 Red Rock Road Cresco, PA 18326 570-895-4460 www.thefrogtownchophouse.com


Cinder Inn

Veronica Murray 91 Mill Creek Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 570-421-1425

Farmhouse Eatery & Craft Cocktails

April Maiya Butler 15 Crystal Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 570-420-7522

Hot Bagels & Deli

Jason Jensen 704 Milford Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 570-421-8340 www.hotbagelsdeli.com


3rd and Ferry Fish Market

Rebecca Pichetto 56 South 3rd Street Easton, PA 18042 610-829-1404 www.thirdandferry.com

Aman's Artisan Indian Cuisine

Jasmeet Bansal 336 Northampton Street Easton, PA 18042 484-298-0400 www.amanseaston.com

Burger King - Easton

Katherine Comer

3706 Easton Nazareth Hwy Easton, PA 18045



Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!

Jersey Mikes

Jessica Kerslake

1512 Sullivan Trail Easton, PA 18040



Meli European Taverna

Melissa Zannakis

322 Northampton Street Easton, PA 18042

610-672-4730 www.melieaston.com

Mesa Modern Mexican

Kristine Islas

42 South 3rd Street Easton, PA 18042



Mi Casa Restaurante

Saurabh Passi

204 West Madison Street Easton, PA 18042


Red Robin - Easton

Josh Palmer 3716 Easton-Nazareth Highway Easton, PA 18045



Sam's Bagels and Deli

Sam Brown Park Plaza, 1800 Sullivan Trail Easton, PA 18042

610-829-1526 www.samsbagelseaston.com

Sette Luna

Josh Palmer 219 Ferry Street Easton, PA 18042 610-253-8888 www.setteluna.com

Sunny Side Up!

Karen Widrick

1800 Sullivan Trail, Suite 435 Easton, PA 18040

610-438-1602 www.sunnysideupforks.com

Surv Restaurant

Karen Widrick

1800 Sullivan Trail Suite 150 Easton, PA 18040




Anthony Trapani 100 Northampton Street Easton, PA 18042

610-510-0309 www.thymeeaston.com

Two Rivers Brewing Company

Troy Reynard 542 Northampton Street Easton, PA 18042 610-829-1131 www.tworiversbrewing.com

Uncle Louie G

Anthony Freeman 1700 Sullivan Trail, Suite 11 Easton, PA 18040 917-385-9690 www.unclelouiegee.com


Beyond Fitness Nutrition

Suki Anderson 420 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 347-460-4503

Burger King - Emmaus

Katherine Comer 1116 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 484-742-2080 www.bk.com

Cactus Blue Mexican Restaurant - Emmaus

Elizabeth Ortiz 4030 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-814-3000 www.cactusblue.biz

Capo & Co

Tony Mannino 1375 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-967-9000 www.caponco.net

Don Juan Mex Grill

Juan Martinez 1328 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-438-5661 www.donjuanmexgrill.com

Hank's Italian Ice Co.

Aedan Merrill 303 Main Street Emmaus, PA 18049 484-661-1901 www.hanksice.com

Superior Restaurant

Thomas Raptis 102 East Main Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-5750

Trivet Diner - Emmaus

Greg Marmaros 4102 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-2838 www.trivetdiner.com

Vibes Caribbean Cuisine

Tasha Spence 1301 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-966-7777

Volpe's Sports Bar

Francis Volpe 501 Broad Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-0311 www.volpessportsbar.com

Yocco's "The Hot Dog King"South

Gary Iacocca 4042 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-967-5555 www.yoccos.com

Yocco's, Inc. - Corporate Office

Gary Iacocca 16 East Minor Street Emmaus, PA 18049 610-928-3100 www.yoccos.com

East Penn Diner

Odiseas Draklellis 1418 Chestnut Street Emmaus , PA 18049 610-965-3100


Glasbern Inn

Albert Granger 2141 Pack House Road Fogelsville, PA 18051 610-285-4723 www.glasbern.com


Nadine King P.O. Box 878 Fogelsville, PA 18051 484-277-2250 www.madelinesfogelsville.com

Yocco's "The Hot Dog King"Fogelsville

Gary Iacocca 225 Route 100 South Fogelsville, PA 18051 610-398-3939 www.yoccos.com


Willie Mae's Place Shantelle Davis 1289 Route 209 Gilbert, PA 18331 (917) 612-9877


Red Robin - Hamburg 125 Wilderness Trail Hamburg, PA 19526 484-668-4040 www.redrobinpa.com


Braveheart Highland Pub

Andy Lee 430 Main Street Hellertown, PA 18055 610-838-6555 www.bravehearthighlandpub.com

DiMaio's Family Restaurante & Pizzeria

Anna DiMaio Shoppes at Hellertown 27 Main Street Hellertown, PA 18055 610-838-8004 www.dimaios.net

Drip - The Flavor Lab

Bob Weill 1310 Main Street Hellertown, PA 18055 484-851-3700 www.driptheflavorlab.com

McDonald's of Emmaus

Sean McIntyre 654 Front Street Hellertown, PA 18055 610-967-3306 www.mcpennsylvania.com/4625

McDonald's Of Hellertown

James McIntyre 14 Main Street Hellertown, PA 18055 610-838-4995 www.mcdonalds.com

Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!

Papa Johns - Hellertown

Kevin Godusky

1236 Main Street

Hellertown, PA 18055



Rita's Italian Ice - Hellertown

Jay Losagio 1130 Main Street Hellertown, PA 18055 610-838-2000

Taste Of Italy Ristorante

Joe Grisafi 539 Main Street

Hellertown, PA 18055

484-851-3056 www.tasteofitalyhtown.com

The Hellertown Crossroads Hotel

Joe Tulio 1443 Main Street

Hellertown, PA 18055

610-838-8278 www.crossroadshellertown.com

Vassi's Drive-in

Miltiadis Sumelidis 1666 Main Street

Hellertown, PA 18055


Limon Authentic Turkish Kebap House

Zuhal Lambrugo 1111 Main Street

Hellertown , PA 18055



Stone Row Pub & Eatery

Margaret White 47 Race Street

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

570-732-0465 www.stoneroweatery.com/wp

Dom N Ali Steak & Seafood


Pino Buzzetta 1553 State Route 903

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

570-325-8110 www.domnali.com

Libations Lounge

Taylor Handwerk 19 Packer Ave

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

570-325-8566 www.murdermansion.com

Marion Hose Bar

Aillinn Brennan 16 West Broadway

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229




Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery

Marco Folino

340 Old Route 22

Kutztown, PA 19530

484-452-3633 www.folinoestate.com


Louie's Prime Steak House

Cyndi Pantages

134 Lake Harmony Road Lake Harmony, PA 18624

570-722-3990 www.louiesprime.com

Nick's Lake House

Cyndi Pantages 20 South Lake Drive Lake Harmony, PA 18624

570-722-2500 www.nickslakehouse.com

Shenanigans of Lake Harmony

Cyndi Pantages

286 Lake Harmony Road

Lake Harmony, PA 18624

570-722-1100 www.shenaniganslh.com

Split Rock Golf Club & Sunset

Green Restaurant

Shelly Lutz 140 Wolf Hollow Road Lake Harmony, PA 18624 570-722-9901 www.golfsplitrock.com


The 80's Bar 634 East Patterson Street Lansford, PA 18232

570-645-6091 www.the80sbarpa.com


Bonnie & Clyde Pub and Grll

Steve Mazalewski

111 North 1st Street Lehighton, PA 18235 610-377-0777 www.bonnieandclydepubandgrill.com

Burger King - Lehighton

Bob Malick 1052 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East Lehighton, PA 18235 610-377-6979


Courtney Postupack 300 Mauch Chunk Street Lehighton, PA 18235 610-377-2233 www.perchjt.com

PJ Whelihan's at Platz's Donna Schirer 101 Harrity Road Lehighton, PA 18235 610-377-1819 www.pjspub.com


Savory Grille

Shawn Doyle 2934 Seisholtzville Road Macungie, PA 18062 610-845-2010 www.savorygrille.com


Kentucky Fried Chicken

Arthur Hale 89 Oak Street Mount Pocono, PA 18344 570-839-8283 www.kfc.com


Carl's Corner - Nazareth

Mike Bartz 848 Nazareth Pike Nazareth, PA 18064 610-994-3384 www.carlscornersteaks.com

Potts' Nazareth, LLC

Courtney Beahn 307 South Broad Street Nazareth, PA 18064 610-759-6600

Rios Brazilian Steakhouse

Edson Geleski

127 South Broad Street Nazareth, PA 18064 610-614-1018 www.RiosBR.com


Macaluso's & The Lantern

Tonimarie Macaluso 1257 East Catawissa Street Nesquehoning, PA 18240 570-669-9433



Assante Italian Restaurant

Nic Assante 2050 Main Street Northampton, PA 18067 610-262-1998 www.assantesrestaurant.com

Gin Mill and Grille

Warren Hoyenski 1750 Main Street Northampton, PA 18067 610-262-5486 www.ginmillandgrille.com


Covered Bridge Inn, Ltd.

Alyssa Halada 4300 Little Gap Road Palmerton, PA 18071 610-826-5400 www.coveredbridgeinn.net

Joey B's Bar & Grill

Shari Solt 638 Delaware Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071 610-393-8832 www.joeybsbar.com

One Ten Tavern

Lori Lucykanish 110 Delaware Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071 610-826-3333 www.onetentavern.com

Slopeside Pub & Grille at Blue Mountain Resort 1660 Blue Mountain Drive Palmerton, PA 18071 610-824-1557 www.slopesidepubandgrill.com

Subway RestaurantsLG Management Team, Inc.

Lori Teel-George 625 Delaware Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071 484-629-0533 www.subway.com

Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!


Rocco's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Michael Moussa

360 South Main Street

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865




Van Gilder's Jubilee Restaurant

Bill Van Gilder

P.O. Box 190

Pocono Pines, PA 18350




Timbers Pub & Grill

Tiffany Johnson

P.O. Box 552

Reeders, PA 18352




Springtown Inn & Brooklyn's


Bobbi Gianguzzi

3258 Main Street

Springtown, PA 18081




Stroudsmoor Country Inn

Andrew Forte

P.O. Box 153

Stroudsburg, PA 18360




Pocono Brewery Company

Jean-Luc Vitiello 2092 Route 611

Swiftwater, PA 18370




Barley Creek Brewing Co.

Stephanie Rath 1774 Sullivan Trail

Tannersville, PA 18372



Smugglers Cove

Chris Sarajian P.O. Box 342

Tannersville, PA 18372



Tandoor Palace Indian Cuisine

Razzi Ahmad

126 Hill Motor Lodge Road Tannersville, PA 18372



Vocelli Pizza Tannersville 2972 Route 611, Suite 101 Tannersville, PA 18372 570-620-9055 www.vocellipizza.com

Volare Italian Ristorante

Donna Marie 2756 Suite 101 Route 611 Tannersville, PA 18372



Wingz And A Prayer, LLC

Deatra Cummings 5111 Juliet Road Tobyhanna, PA 18466 570-216-3700 www.wingzandaprayer.com


Yocco's "The Hot Dog King"Trexlertown

Gary Iacocca 7150 Hamilton Boulevard Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-530-4481 www.yoccos.com


Buffalo Wild Wings Whitehall

Jennifer Mast 1225 Grape Street Whitehall, PA 18052 610-266-0527


Chick-fil-A Whitehall

Alyssa Schlener 2610 MacArthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052 610-432-2307 www.chick-fil-a.com/whitehall

Dave & Buster’s Whitehall

Jeff Hartwyk 1491 MacArthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052 484-245-6400 www.daveandbusters.com

Dunderbak's Market Café

Bill Baker 121 Lehigh Valley Mall Whitehall, PA 18052 610-264-4963 www.dunderbak.com

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Jaclyn Daley 950 Lehigh Lifestyle Center Whitehall, PA 18052 609-472-1258 www.ironhillbrewery.com

Whitehall Diner, Inc.

Dina Gougoustamos 3026 MacArthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052 610-821-6880 www.whitehalldiner.com


A Pinch of Sugar

Kelly Hunsicker 14 South Main Street Nazareth, PA 18064 484-291-4414 www.a-pinch-of-sugar.com

Aloha Jay's Malasadas

Jay Losagio 1120 Main Street, Unit A Hellertown, PA 18055 484-851-3049 www.alohajays.com

Bakerly/Norac Group USA

Caitlin Harding 4300 Braden Boulevard Forks, PA 18040 610- 829-5210 www.bakerly.com

Cake & Corolla

Ryan Mason 118 Northampton Street Easton, PA 18042 484-272-9090 www.cakeandcorolla.com

Cake As Canvas

Huma Usmani 622 West Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-268-2897 www.cakeascanvas.com

Cookie Haven

Jewel Felix Emmaus, PA 18049 484-809-9164 www.mycookiehaven.com

Crumbl Cookie

Karen Coffey 3712 Easton Nazareth Highway Easton, PA 18045 561-213-5179 www.crumblcookies.com

Donerds Donuts

Andrew Underwood 76 Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 610-714-1772 www.donerdsdonuts.com

Donerds Donuts

Annabel Figueroa 3 East 4th Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 484-655-2885

Hayden's Confections

Hayden Rinde Bethlehem, PA 18018 678-548-0228 www.facebook.com/haydensconfections

Jaquelyn's on Main Jaquelyn Hall-Yurasits 201 North Main Street Coopersburg, PA 18036 610-217-2955

KB Systems Inc.

Portia Watkins 90 Jacktown Road Bangor, PA 18013 610-588-7788 www.geminibakeryequipment.com

Madeline's on Liberty

Laurie McShane 1725 Liberty Street Allentown, PA 18104 610-462-0337

Main Street Makery

Lisa Diemer 733 Main Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-369-9666 www.MainStreetMakery.com


Adam Colombo

66 East Lawn Road Nazareth, PA 18064

Greater Lehigh Valley Restaurant Guide!

Pocono Dessert Co.

Tracy Eisler

2185 Route 611, Suite 100 Swiftwater, PA 18370 570-580-0073


Solsbury Hill Scoop Shoppe and Bakery

Lauren Glaser Allentown, PA 18104 610-762-4740 www.solsburyhillscoopshoppe.com

Sonia's Sweet Inspirations

Carl Tirella 927 North 9th Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-664-6686


Stehly Bakery eat

Anthony Stehly 299 Industrial Drive Nazareth, PA 18064 484-619-7840

Stroudsmoor Inn Towne

Andrew Forte 125 Broad Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-517-0663


Sweet As Sugar Desserts, LLC

Christiane Boirard 1128 Norfolk Road Tobyhanna, PA 18466 718-564-4470 www.sweetassugardesserts.info

Sweet Girlz Bakery

Kari Alvaro 40 North Third Street Easton, PA 18042 610-829-1030 www.sweetgirlzpa.com

Sweets N Savories

Cathy Huber 560 Seip Avenue Nazareth , PA 18064 610-365-8051 www.sweetsnsavories.com

Think Pink Nights Bakery

Susan Mattes Bostian 452 Manor Drive Nazareth, PA 18064 610-417-2448 www.thinkpinknights.com

Vanly's Cookies

Vanly Pierson

832 Vera Cruz Road

Center Valley, PA 18034 610-737-6093


Vegan Treats

Danielle Konya 1444 Linden Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-861-7660 www.vegantreats.com

Wild & Free Bakery

Connie Hoffman Slatington, PA 18080 570-249-7345


Ateira's on First 130 South First Street Lehighton, PA 18235 844-610-3663 www.ateiras.com

Atomic Hogs Pit BBQ and Catering, LLC

Harold Wentz Effort, PA 18353

570-350-5607 www.atomichogspitbbq.com

Bady's Grove & Catering Service

Patrick Smull 104 Bady Lane Wind Gap, PA 18091 610-863-5751 www.BadysGrove.com


Shannon Van Wert Allentown, PA 18104 610-360-9456 www.bananaramasundae.com

Cathy's Creative Catering

Cathy Roberts-Bodisch 752 Front Street Catasauqua, PA 18032 610-443-0670 www.cathyscreativecatering.com

Chefece Catering LLC

Cherece Stephenson Bethlehem, PA 18020 4845485914 www.chefece.com

ChefMeals LLC

Joe Stout

60 South Main Street Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 908-283-0806 www.chefjoeisonthego.com

Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn

Jules Sghiatti 530 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-849-2576 www.clusterspopcorn.com

Gannon's Gourmet at the Allentown Farmer's Market

Danielle Gannon 1825 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104 610-776-7670

Graze Craze Allentown

Jeanne Kuchta 4612 Broadway Allentown, PA 18104 610-871-1734 www.grazecraze.com

Greek Street

Harry Parashos 469 Union Boulevard Allentown, PA 18109

Grumpy's Bar-B-Que Roadhouse

Mike Grimm 3000 Mauch Chunk Road Allentown, PA 18104 610-769-4600 www.grumpysbbq.net


Beth van Horn Bethlehem, PA 18017 484-809-6109 www.hausbar.us

Heaven On A Bun, Inc.

Jack Sinnitz Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-691-6504 www.heavenonabun.com

Ma's Crepes & Cakes by Ma's Fresh Foods

Melissa Martinez 44 West Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 484-982-6529

Mon and Mel’s Sweet Scoops Ice Cream Truck

Melissa Snyder Nazareth, PA 18064 484-866-7819 www.monandmelsweetscoops.com

Take a Taco

George Pitsilos Allentown, PA 18104 610-393-7100 www.takeatacofoodtruck.com

The Backyard Bar Co.

Mallory Richards Hellertown, PA 18055 484-554-1891 www.thebackyardbarco.com

The Mellow Kitchen

Andrea Moretti Forks Township, PA 18040 610-559-4738 www.themellowkitchen.net

UnCommon Grounds Mobile Cafe

Michelle Keil Weissport, PA 18235 484-632-7452 www.uncommongroundsmobilecafe.com


Art Beat Studio & Cafe

Joanne Kensinger 432-434 State Avenue Emmaus, PA 18049 610-421-6990

Bella Bean Coffee Shop

Cynthia Morsy Soliman 6 South Broad Street Nazareth, PA 18064 661-316-2628 www.bellabeanbaraboom.com

Bitty & Beau's Coffee

Colleen Dorsey 74 West Broad Street Suite 130 Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-225-8358 www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com

Blue Line Compliance LLC

Chuck Werkheiser Nazareth, PA 18064 484-221-5178 www.bluelinecompliancellc.net

Red Door Coffee Roaster LLC

Jaquelyn Hall-Yurasits 4907 Route 309 Center Valley, PA 18034 610-360-0440 www.reddoorroaster.com

Salvaged Sip

Anna Sullivan 39 South Main Street Phillipsburg, NJ 8865 908-892-8681

The Joint Coffee Co. - Bethlehem

Tito Negron 77 West Broad Street 18c (Sun Inn Courtyard) Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-9237 www.thejointcoffee.com

The Joint Coffee Co. - Whitehall

Tito Negron 904 Lehigh Valley Lifestyle Center Whitehall, PA 18052 610-443-0724 www.thejointcoffee.com

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Photos from Easton Commercial Real Estate Open House & Tour on June 7th at Easton City Hall


Sometimes the finale is actually the start of a new beginning.

We have just participated with the Easton Chamber for the Annual Treats and Trophies Awards and are proud of the Phillipsburg recipients, McWane Ductile, accepted by a fabulous volunteer, Kelly Bray who is ever present in Phillipsburg, along with the Kays family (specifically Dottie and Phil Kays) who have done so much for our town for decades. Here in Phillipsburg, we have just finalized our Fiscal Year. But we are beginning the fun part of the year. Of course, who doesn’t love Summer, and Summer in Phillipsburg is a great time for music and fun.

On June 22, we held our Ole Towne Festival at Walters Park. The bands were playing, people were dancing and the food and games were abundant.

Beginning on July 11th we will celebrate the 5th year of our Music in the Park Series at the quaint Shappell Park for a 10-week series of some of the best bands from the Lehigh Valley. To all of our fellow members of the “Greatest” Lehigh Valley Chamber.. Enjoy the Summer, enjoy life, your families, and communities.

Every day is a new beginning.


The Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce presents... Thursday evenings • July 11 - September 12, 2024









JULY 24, 2024 | 5 PM - 7 PM

The Promenade Saucon Valley, Center Valley, PA

Join the LGBTQ Business Council for an evening that fosters collaboration and empowerment!



July 17, 2024 | 5:30PM-7:30PM Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar (526 Main Street, Bethlehem)

Admission! | Info: sabrinao@lehighvalleychamber.org Join the Young Professionals Council to connect & network!


Photos from Lehigh Valley Women's Summit on June 5th at Wind Creek Bethlehem

W O M E N 2 W O M E N

Now accepting applications for class of 2025

Hispanic Chamber Annual Awards Gala

Friday, September 13, 2024

Da Vinci Science Center

815 W. Hamilton Street Allentown, PA 18101

LGBTQ Annual Awards Gala


Friday, October 18, 2024

The Centennial Catering & Conference Center at Homewood Suites, Center Valley

African American Business Leaders Annual Awards Gala

Saturday, November 23, 2024

Aster Event Center

621 Grange Road Allentown, PA 18106

For more info daniellej@lehighvalleychamber.org

Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta

PA Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Co-Chair, DEI Collaborative Chair, Veterans & Military Council

Keela Vincent

Family Connnection of Easton

Chair, African American Business Leaders Council

Lyn Hufton

Berkshire Hathaway

Chair, LGBTQ Business Council

Marissa Winter

Lehigh University

Chair, Young Professionals Council

Jessica VanHorn

Capital Blue Cross

Co-Chair, DEI Collaborative

LGBTQ Business Council:

Vincent Chrepta, Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem

Women’s Business Council:

Crystal Agyei, The Missing Piece Coach

Jessica Bargilione, HNL Lab Medicine

AJ Suero

Chair, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce PPL Corporation

Flo Scott

Chair, Women’s Business Council PNC Bank

Amresse Farrow, Bethlehem Area Public Library

Katie Santana, ASR Media

Hannah Votta Coleman, Joyful Giving & Joyfuls

Young Professionals Council:

Mykayla Biechy, PSECU

Sarah Bowbliss, American Heart Association



The 2024 Veterans Leadership Summit, presented by The Veterans & Military Council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, is a groundbreaking event designed to celebrate and empower veterans in the business community. Held on June 12th, 2024, at DeSales University, this inaugural summit aims to foster innovation and collaboration among veteran entrepreneurs, student veterans, HR leaders, recruiters, and business owners who are dedicated to hiring and retaining veteran talent.

Photos from the Veterans Leadership Summit on June 12th at DeSales University



Photos from Prototek Luncheon
at Prototek Digital Manufacturing



Chad Balliet, South Mountain Cycle Chair, East Penn Area Chamber

I am honored to step into the role of Chair, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead. As a small business owner and an elected community leader, I understand the importance of successful organizations like this and the significant impact they can have. This year, we are working towards having an exciting lineup of events aimed at professional development, community engagement, and networking. Additionally, I am particularly looking forward to new fundraising opportunities for the scholarship fund, which will help

support the educational aspirations of deserving individuals from the East Penn School District.

From our annual planning session to various ribbon cuttings and social gatherings, we will aim to provide valuable experiences for all members. We also plan to focus on increasing our membership to broaden our reach and impact. I look forward to working with each of you to make this a successful and impactful year.


from Drinks and Desserts Pairing on May 16th at Weis Markets -




Hello, everyone, welcome to the Whitehall Area Chamber! I am your newly elected Whitehall Chair. I have been involved with this board, as well as other Chamber boards for years. I am excited to take on this role and positively lead and impact Whitehall for my term. Things have been in full swing here! We have been welcoming new members, hosting networking events, and adding new faces to the Board.

We welcomed some new faces in Budget Store and Lock! We also celebrated Holcim 125th year anniversary. The community came out in great numbers

to support. In late April, we hosted our annual Catty Eats Fest. We had a great turnout of vendors, activities, and of course a big crowd. We are already looking forward to next years. In May we hosted our first Valley Trivia Night at the newly renovated Ramada, it was a great time seeing some new faces. We are excited for the upcoming months and our annual Clay Shoot! Come on out and be a part of the fun. Whether you are participating as a business or for fun, we are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event! Reach out to our great team to get involved.


Photos from Lehigh Valley Trivia Night on May 30th at the Ramada By Wyndham


Photos from Nazareth Food Truck Festival on June 8th

Putting Off Eye Care Can Be Shortsighted

You’ve probably heard the expression “the eyes are the window to your soul.” But did you know your eyes also can offer a glimpse into your overall health?

Symptoms of serious medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies, and even certain types of cancer sometimes can be spotted in a routine eye exam.

“In many ways, our eyes can act as an early warning system,” said Dr. Jeremy Wigginton, Chief Medical Officer at Capital Blue Cross. “Things like blurred vision, red or itchy eyes, or light sensitivity should never be ignored, because they might be signs of serious and preventable health issues.”

Of course, routine eye exams also can help diagnose and correct common vision problems, making it safer to do daily tasks like driving and improving the overall quality of life.

Uncorrected vision issues aren’t merely an inconvenience – they can affect your productivity and overall quality of life. A study by Prevent Blindness, a Chicago-based eye health organization, predicted the nation’s price tag for vision problems, counting medical treatments and productivity losses, could reach $384 billion annually by 2032 and $717 billion by 2050.

Having and using vision benefits can help cut those losses. HCMS Group, a risk management firm, found employers with stand-alone

vision benefits saved $5.8 billion in reduced healthcare costs over a fouryear span. Those savings resulted from lower turnover rates and lower-than-expected productivity losses tied to vision problems.

Savings also were seen from early detection and treatment of potentially costly medical issues. That’s because comprehensive eye exams provide a non-invasive view of blood vessels and the optic nerve, both of which can provide early warning signals for other health problems.

The HCMS study also found that 34% of new diabetes cases, 39% of new high blood pressure cases, and 63% of new high cholesterol cases were first detected

through eye exams. Undetected, those conditions can lead to extremely costly, long-term medical interventions.

Most vision care plans, such as Capital Blue Cross Vision, cover some or all the costs for routine eye exams, eyeglass frames, and contact lenses.

“Even if you think your eyesight is fine, checking in with an eye doctor is a smart move,” Dr Wigginton said. “You might have vision issues that aren’t readily apparent, or other medical issues affecting your eyes that you can act on early to prevent them from becoming more serious.”

Trans-Bridge Lines, the region’s leading motorcoach company, has announced that it recently completed its 2024 Safety Week event. Employees attended a week-long series of sessions on all aspects of safety which included presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on training. Safety Week was held at the company’s Industrial Drive, Bethlehem location, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s Times Square Hall room. Safety Week continues Trans-Bridge Lines’ ongoing commitment to safety in every situation and a dedication to employees, passengers, and the communities they serve.

Touchstone Theatre, the region’s only ensemble-based theatre, presents Fresh Voices: Land of the Lockdown, Home of the Active Shooter– a new, two-person show created and performed by Touchstone Theatre/Moravian University MFA students Amber Charest and Jenny Pacanowski. In this immersive performance, audience members will experience what it is like to be a student in America today. The original performance premieres on June 1 and 2, 2024 in Touchstone Theatre’s 75-seat black box theatre, located on Bethlehem’s Southside.

Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the owner and operator of The Great Allentown Fair, is excited to announce the complete 2024 Service Electric Grandstand Stage lineup, HEART with special guest Cheap Trip on August 28, Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour on August 29, Brad Paisley with special guest George Birge on August 30, Pentatonix on August 31, Jeff Dunham on September 1 and the Labor Day tradition the J&J Demolition Derby on September 2. Tickets are on sale for all these show, visit the Allentown Fair’s website at AllentownFairPA.org or stop by the Fair Box Office on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Recently FASTSIGNS of Easton sent two technicians to Watchfire training to become certified in installing and servicing their Digital Messaging Boards. Watchfire is a leader in digital advertising and FASTSIGNS of Easton is now certified to support their exterior and interior products.

Comcast Business increased Internet speeds for customers, nationwide, at no additional cost. Comcast Business announced the introduction of its fastest Internet plans yet – Ultimate Speed for Business – with up to triple the speeds. Additionally, Comcast Business announced the roll-out of next-generation multi-gigabit symmetrical business Internet speeds, powered by Full Duplex technology, in select markets.

The Best of the Best will be crowned at Limeport Stadium on Saturday August 3 after 10 days of highly competitive play starting July 25. The teams of the Connie Mack League will face off in a baseball tournament that includes 2 games every evening at 4:00 and 7:00, as well as

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all day on weekends. The teams are from Bucks, Montgomery, and Lehigh Counties. They are made up of outstanding young athletes with a passion for baseball. Prior to the tournament the PA State All-Star game will be held on June 29, and the Lehigh Valley Connie Mack League will hold its All-Star game on July 13. Every night of competition the lights will be on at Limeport Stadium, the PA Field of Dreams, with a backdrop of a cornfield and a 485’ center field fence. All these events will bring families to the Lehigh Valley and the 91-year-old brick & steel structure maintained by loyal volunteers.

QNB Bank Hires and Names Jenna Breiner to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager at Its Quakertown Commons Office. Jenna Breiner was recently hired and named Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager at the Quakertown Commons Office inside the GIANT Food Store. In her role, Jenna is responsible for all aspects of branch management, including staff development, new business development, and supporting community and customer relationships.

The latest edition of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast notes the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Hope Center for Youth & Family Crisis in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The joint venture between KidsPeace and Alliance Health launched its “behavioral health urgent care (BHUC)” program last June, and on the podcast Executive Director Tammy Margeson and Customer Relations Liaison Michele Chassner discuss the growth of the service and its acceptance in the community it serves – as well as the possibility that the BHUC model could be duplicated in other communities.

ArtsQuest is excited to announce its new partnership with Vet Tix, an organization that supports troops by honoring their service and providing tickets to events which may help to reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Thanks to Vet Tix and our sponsors D.G. Yuengling & Sons and Bazella Works, all branches of currently serving military and veterans, as well as immediate family of those killed in action, will be eligible to receive free tickets for a variety of ArtsQuest events.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. ("Peoples")(Nasdaq: PFIS) and FNCB Bancorp, Inc. ("FNCB") (Nasdaq: FNCB) today announced receipt of all required regulatory approvals or waivers necessary to complete the previously announced merger of FNCB with and into Peoples, with Peoples as the surviving corporation, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 27, 2023, by and between Peoples and FNCB. The merger is expected to close on July 1, 2024, pending satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Members of the Jim Thorpe Rotary Club, a club with a rich history of service, will gather at a special dinner on Thursday, June 20th at 5:30 PM at Café Arielle at the Stabin Museum in Jim Thorpe to mark a significant milestone - the 100th anniversary of their club. In addition to current and past club members, Rotary District executives, local elected officials, and special guests will also be on hand to help commemorate this momentous occasion. A cash bar cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 PM; remarks and dinner will begin at 6:30 PM.

St. Luke’s University Health Network held its annual All-Star Awards Show on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 on Thursday, June 13. Recognizing the region’s top scholastic and youth club athletes, coaches and teams, St. Luke’s presented awards in eight categories during our live broadcast from 7 - 8 pm. The awards show was held at Notre Dame Green Pond (NDGP) in Bethlehem Township. WFMZ Sports Director Dan Moscaritolo and Sports Anchor Jim Vaughn of “The Big Ticket” again served as hosts. Our special guest and presenter for the night was St. Luke’s Community Ambassador Chanelle Price, world champion middle distance runner. Fox Sports’ own Mike Raymond, host of St. Luke’s Sports Round Up, MC’d the event for the second year in a row.

The Garibaldi Group Welcomes Michael Bartolacci to NAI Summit Office, Expanding his Role in the Lehigh Valley. Following the acquisition of NAI Summit that was announced last month, today The Garibaldi Group is excited to announce that Senior Vice President Michael Bartolacci will join the NAI Summit office. While retaining his New Jersey real estate license with The Garibaldi Group, Mr. Bartolacci will transfer his Pennsylvania license to NAI Summit, continuing his impactful tenure and service as a leading representative and strategist in the Lehigh Valley. As a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley with over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Bartolacci has established himself as a cornerstone in the local market. Since opening The Garibaldi Group’s Bethlehem office in 2001, he has been the sole flag bearer in the company in the Lehigh Valley.

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