Allentown Chamber Hosts Business Leaders at Building 21 Allentown

In the photos: PPL CEO Bill Spence, member of the Founding Executive Board for Building 21 Allentown.
Telsa Communale, Founding Teacher, Building 21 Allentown and Kiarra Rodriguez, Student, Building 21 Allentown.

Allentown, PA – November 20, 2015:  The Allentown Chamber of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a unique event at Building 21 Allentown at 265 Lehigh Street on Tuesday, November 17th. Over 100 community leaders attended an open house for Allentown’s third high school that included remarks by Allentown School District Superintendent Dr. Russ Mayo, Allentown School District Board of Directors Chair Robert E. Smith, Allentown Chamber President Charlie Thiel, who is also an ASD School Board Director, Tony Iannelli, President & CEO of The Chamber, and PPL CEO Bill Spence who is a member of the Founding Executive Board for Building 21 Allentown.

The highlight of the event was a panel discussion including students and faculty discussing their experience in the first 10 weeks of school this fall. The students declared they have found a place to learn that they see as a path to careers in science and medicine. The faculty discussed significant transitions that have made teaching project based learning, a rich and rewarding experience for both students and faculty.

The one hour long program included guests from business and community and several elected officials were represented. Building 21 Allentown offers experiential learning that includes career pathways with businesses in the community, including DaVinci Science Center, Digital Feast, the IBEW 375, Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Health Network, The Baum School of Art, and the City of Allentown.
Building 21 Allentown, the Allentown School District’s third high school, opened with private support from the business and community in an ongoing capital campaign that will continue into 2016. If you are interested in Career Pathways or providing financial support, please contact Building 21 Allentown.


About the Chamber: The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to serve as the voice for business by continuously improving the economic climate and creating growth opportunities for the Greater Lehigh Valley region. We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises.  With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000 individuals, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.


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