Thomas Rieger, Hellertown Borough Councilman, Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber Chair
Our local Chamber has always been community focused, and because of that we are excited to announce our partnering with the Borough of Hellertown. We are expanding the “Music in the Park” series with its kick off concert on June 11 featuring the Large Flowerheads. This event will also feature local restaurants serving/selling food and the finest locally made brews from the Lost Tavern Brewery, along with a Lehigh Valley Winery serving wine which will be available for purchase. This is a perfect night to come out and support local businesses and enjoy one of Hellertown’s greatest assets, Dimmick Park. Also, do NOT forget to register and come out for the annual Community Wide Yard Sale/Business Sidewalk Sale on the first Saturday of June (June 3rd). You can register by going to www.hellertownborough.org and clicking on the “Your Community” tab.
It is with great pride that Hellertown was spotlighted at the Annual Mayors and Municipal Reception at Steel Stacks on April 11. Our very own longtime HLSC Board Member and Hellertown’s Mayor Richard Fluck received a very special award honoring him and his service to the Borough, The Chamber, and the Business Community. The Mayor will retire at the end of this year after 48 years + in public service. We can honestly say he has made Hellertown a better place and has made the Chamber a better chamber with his insight and ability to connect us with the business community. Also at this event, Hellertown’s Cathy Hartranft received the Borough Manager of the Year Award from The Chamber, which recognized her hard work and dedication since coming to Hellertown in 2010. Cathy’s guidance and leadership has allowed the borough to flourish, receive millions in grant funding for many projects and has taken the borough to the forefront of local government. We congratulate Cathy on this momentous award and thank her for her years of service.
Fast forward to June and make note of two upcoming events. Come out to support and sip with us on Thursday, June 1 as we host a mixer at one of our newest members and businesses in the Lower Saucon area, Hop Hill Brewing Company. This event will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., featuring complimentary pizza and homemade pretzels from Hellertown Bakery. If you’re interested in sponsoring, contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 26 is our next Small Business Roundtable. Stay tuned for details on the location. These small business roundtable events are there for business owners to voice concerns, problem solve and work together to try and showcase our community. If you are interested in hosting one of these roundtables, let us know.
As always, keep a close eye on our Facebook page for upcoming event information.