Executive Cunningham to tout Main Street Façade Program
Will discuss this year’s successes and kick-off program for next year
840 Hamilton Street, Suite 205 – Allentown, PA 18101
MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Michael Schlossberg
Façade Program shows State, County, Chamber commitment to urban reinvestment
Coopersburg, PA (November 30) – The Borough Business Revitalization Program will be holding a press conference to discuss this year’s Façade Program and unveil the program for next year. The Façade Program is a 1-1 matching grant program (up to $5,000) whereby private citizens can apply to make exterior improvements to their property. The program is eligible to properties within the downtown districts of participating communities. This year, 37 properties were awarded Façade Grants.
Speakers at the event will be:
· Michael Schlossberg, Borough Business Revitalization Coordinator, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
· William Jacobs, President of ASERT, LLC, recipient of a Façade Grant
· Tony Ianelli, President & CEO, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
· Brian Jeremiah, Department of Community and Economic Development, Pennsylvania
· Don Cunningham, Lehigh County Executive
The press conference will be held on Monday, December 10, 10:00 AM at ASERT, LLC (110 N. Main Street, Coopersburg). ASERT is the recipient of a $5,000 grant that allowed for the entire property to be painted.
Media coverage is strongly encouraged.
The Borough Business Revitalization Program is a regional Main Street Program. It is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Lehigh & Northampton counties, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the nine participating Boroughs: Alburtis, Bangor, Bath, Catasauqua, Coopersburg, Hellertown, Macungie, North Catasauqua and Wilson. The goal of the program is to revitalize the urban cores of the participating communities.