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Borough Business Revitalization

Here is the latest news about the Alburtis Business Revitalization Program (ABRP) – and there is quite a bit going on!

Thanks to Representative Doug Reichley, the ABRP was able to secure a $5,000 grant from Pennsylvania.  We will use this money to purchase two welcome signs, a historical marker for Lockridge Park and a clock in front of Borough Hall.  In conjunction with Lehigh Couny, Alburtis is also working to get new trees for the Tot-Lot and Community Center.  The funding for this program comes straight from Pennsylvania, so no Borough funds will be spent on this project.  Our Façade Program was a success once again and five properties are set to take advantage of this program, by which state funding is invested in homes along Main and Franklin Streets to renovate their facades.

We are also working on two fundraising initiatives – selling crocks and a calendar with pictures of Alburtis on it.  Come by Borough Hall or First Star Bank if you are interested in making a purchase.

Last, we are in the process of executing our first major event, and it’s a tasty one.  On February 7, 2009, the ABRP will be holding a chocolate festival.  Chocolate vendors, baking contests and various activities will be held, and yes, free samples will be available!  The event will be held at the Alburtis Area Community Center.

That’s all for now!  If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, or you just want to get involved in our program, don’t hesitate to contact me (Mike Schlossberg, 484-809-1796 or MikeS@lehighvalleychamber.org).



last updated August, 2012