Friday, August 4, 2017

Main Street Foundation support continues Hamilton District beautification efforts

Laurie G. Hackett, Air Products
Chamber Foundation Chair, Main Street Lehigh Valley Grant Program

What a memorable way to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the Chamber Main Street Foundation! In a wonderful ceremony on the steps of the Butz building in Allentown, the BB&T Economic Growth Fund and the LV Community Foundation shared the outstanding news that we were awarded a $50,000 grant to beautiful the Hamilton District Main Street. For a decade, the Chamber Foundation has worked together with hundreds of community partners to improve and enhance our business areas and this grant announcement is further proof that the Chamber Main Street Foundation is making a positive difference.

With the support of this grant, the Hamilton District can continue its beautification efforts between 10th and 12th streets in downtown Allentown to include additional plantings, seating and bike racks. Special thanks to Scott Fainor, Dave Kennedy and Bernie Story for the grant opportunity. We cannot wait to get started with the street beautification under the leadership of Chamber senior VP Miriam Huertas. Be sure to join us at the Hotel Bethlehem on Wednesday, August 23rd for the 2017 Chamber Awards which will spotlight the 25 community projects to receive Main Street Foundation support. For more information, contact Executive Director Lorie Reiner at

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