March 11, 2010
LVGP Named Business of the Month
LEHIGH VALLEY GRAND PRIX NAMED BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski today named Lehigh Valley Grand Prix as the “Business of the Month” at a news conference held at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix at 649 S. 10th Street.
Lehigh Valley Grand Prix was selected by members of the Business Recruitment and Retention Committee of Allentown Ahead, a volunteer group of AEDC.
“Today, we pause to honor one of the young professionals in a fledgling business, Mike McCreary, a true entrepreneur,” said Pawlowski. Mike is a product of the entrepreneur program at Lehigh University. A 2007 graduate, Mike is the brains behind this adaptive reuse of a former Mack Trucks Facility.”
“I am honored to have been selected,” said McCreary. “The city and AEDC have been very supportive. I remember the first day I met Lewis Edwards of AEDC and told him I needed 50,000 square feet for an indoor kart arena. He went right to work on it. I am pleased and proud to be part of the exciting things happening in the City of Allentown.”
“It’s important to recognize the valuable contributions made by businesses to make Allentown a better place to live, work and play,” said Pawlowski. “The “Business of the Month” designation is one way of bringing attention to their outstanding efforts.”
Allentown Ahead is a group of business and community leaders dedicated to continuously improving the business climate in the city. Members lend their time and expertise toward solving some of the more difficult problems related to economic development in the City Of Allentown. The Allentown Ahead committees – Business Recruitment & Retention, Real Estate Development & Marketing – make policy recommendations to city officials, facilitate meetings with local business owners, coordinate with neighborhood groups, guide economic development strategy, advise on branding decisions and work tirelessly to promote Allentown as a destination for work and play.
In honor of the Business of the Month designation, Lehigh Valley Grand Prix racers can take their race sheet during the month of March to the 4 Aces Grill at 1301 Hamilton Street or Bada Bingg at 33 N. 9th Street or at the Allentown Farmers’ Market for 10 percent off.
The Business Recruitment & Retention Committee is accepting nominations for the next “Business of the Month.” Please send nominations firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief description of how the business exemplifies excellence.
Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting smart growth throughout the city. AEDC works closely with the City of Allentown’s Department of Economic Development and local economic development partners to advance economic growth and job creation in Allentown through real estate development and financial incentive programs. AEDC is committed to improving Allentown’s economy by remediating brownfields, revitalizing blighted properties, stabilizing neighborhoods, expanding commercial enterprise within the community and connecting investors to opportunities.
Source: Mike Moore, Communications Coordinator City of Allentown