Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chamber in the News

If you picked up the Morning Call this morning, you may have seen The Chamber mentioned several times. In case you missed it, here's a brief recap:

Joe Finley, owner of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, spoke at a Chamber-sponsored luncheon on June 30 about the growing attendance at Coca-Cola Park. The Morning Call reported that this popularity will only increase with the arrival of the Triple-A All-Star game, which will be played at the Park on July 14. The article quoted Chamber President Tony Iannelli as he emphasized the benefits of such national exposure on the Lehigh Valley area.

In a related article, the Morning Call highlighted some of the local businesses, including many Chamber members, that are being positively impacted by the Triple-A All Star Game. Local sports apparel manufacturer Majestic will be will be producing team uniforms for both Leagues, a first for the all-star game, as well as replica uniforms for fan purchase. The company will also be hosting a game-day luncheon. The Crayola Factory, Allentown Brew Works, and Bethlehem Brew Works will be holding separate private parties leading up to and on the day of the game, and the Hyatt Regency and the Hotel Bethlehem will be hosting the visiting players, their families, and team executives.

Outside of the world of baseball, the Chamber announced its new webinar service, which will provide technology to businesses to host professional training sessions over the internet.

The Chamber was also mentioned in a Times News Online article about the unveiling of 12 banners that will be hung throughout the village of Slatedale. The banners, funded through a grant from the Chamber, were designed to beautify the village and celebrate the slate industry and architecture that are imbedded in the history of the area.

What a busy news day! Stay tuned - there is always more to come!

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