Since my last report, it's made eight new loans totaling $207,000. In a recession, that money helped create 8 jobs and retain 17 others at small businesses throughout the Lehigh Valley. Here are the lucky winners.
✓ Amber Connection, a fine jewelry and clothing store located in South Whitehall Township, borrowed $5,000, retaining one job.
✓ Priority Dog, LLC, a New Tripoli luxury boarding facility for dogs, borrowed $35,000, creating 2 jobs.
✓ On the Spot Dry Cleaners, Inc., a dry cleaning service in Pen Argyl, borrowed $29,000, creating two jobs and retaining five others.
✓ Biagio Pizza, a restaurant in Palmer Township, borrowed $35,000, creating two jobs.
✓ Kona Girl, LLC, a women’s athletic apparel manufacturer in Lower Macungie Township, borrowed $30,000, creating one job.
✓ AFab Hauling, LLC, a hauling company in Catasauqua, borrowed $23,000, retaining one job.
✓ Amareʼ Hairsalon, a salon in Palmer Township, borrowed $35,000, retaining nine jobs.
✓ Dale & Georgia Boutique and Barkery, an Easton retail store featuring all natural dog treats and pet products, borrowed $15,000, creating one job and retaining one other.