Pennsylvania's Downtown Center (PDC), a statewide non-profit, has given Lehigh County’s Borough Business Revitalization Program(BBRV) an Honorable Mention for excellence in these phony storefronts. The PDC calls them "physical improvements and design." This praise came at the PDC’s annual Townie Awards Gala earlier this month in Johnstown.
Michael Schlossberg, coordinator for the BBRP through theGreater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, got more than an Honorable Mention. He was named Manager of the Year.
Did I mention Mike is running for Allentown City Council?
Schlossberg received this major award for his revitalization efforts in Alburtis, Macungie, Coopersburg and Hellertown. He helped secure $700,000 in state and local grants for the façade program.
By the way, he's running for Allentown City Council.
“The Façade Grant Program has been extremely successful at stimulating investment in many of our area business districts,” said Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham. Lehigh County Director of Community and Economic Development Cindy Feinberg adds that Mike has "been an enthusiastic advocate" for façades.
Mike demonstrates this commitment to phony fronts with his own façade concerning contributions to an anonymous smear campaign in the primary. You can read about that below.