Sunday, April 28, 2013
The new Forks Township bakery replaces Antonella's on Sullivan Trail.
This is going to be one sweet reception. When Antonella's bakery decided to sell its business in mid-February, the Forks Township storefront didn't stay empty for too long. And Forks Township residents didn't lose a bakery either. Out went Antonella's and in came Beyond Cakes, which will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting Tuesday. The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold the ribbon cutting with a welcoming ceremony at the bakery on 1700 Sullivan Trail from 5-7 p.m. and the ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. The event is also sponsored by the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township. Beyond Cakes offers all occasion cakes, pastries, cupcakes, danishes, breads, tomato pie and breakfast sandwiches. The bakery also …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, through BCAF, is putting together a guide of Forks Township businesses.
Take the survey. The Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township is asking businesses to fill out a survey for a guide that it's putting together. An information sheet asks businesses for their name, primary contact, address, phone, website, email, business category and business description in 15 words or less. The survey also asks whether businesses want to receive more information from BCAF. There is no cost to take the survey or be included in the business guide. The survey can be found at the Forks Township municipal building. The survey must be completed by March 29. It should be mailed to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Att: BCAF Business Guide, 158A Northampton Street, Easton PA 18042 or faxed to 610-330-9177 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
BCAF is holding its second annual Casino Night fundraiser Friday night.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors voted against giving a $5,000 donation to the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township.
It wasn't the first time the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township has been rejected by the Forks Township Board of Supervisors. And it might not be the last. The business group had hoped to get a $5,000 donation from the supervisors to offset some of its operating costs. But since the township is under financial constraints, the measure was rejected in a close vote. Alison Miers appeared before the supervisors at their recent meeting to ask for a $5,000 donation that would help pay for initiatives such as a real estate tour, business roundtables, a business guide and marketing and promotional efforts. But, like the time Miers requested a matching grant to post welcome signs in Forks Township, the supervisors balked at the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Forks Township Board of Supervisors to discuss financial future at meeting Thursday night.
The future may be arriving Thursday night. Forks Township's Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting Thursday night with discussion and scheduling of a long-range financial plan topping the agenda. The meeting is also expected to include a presentation by members of the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township about its 2013 goals and objectives. BCAF will also discuss its pitch for a beer tent and a new fireworks provider for the annual Community Days in mid-September. Also on the agenda are an employee assistance program, an open space grant application and the Bushkill Stream Conservancy besides department head reports. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the chambers of the township municipal building. The …
Monday, February 18, 2013
BCAF combining annual event this year for Palmer and Forks Townships.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors gather Thursday night for their monthly worksession.
It's time to start talking about Forks Community Day. The annual Forks Township event will be among the topics on the agenda for the Forks Township Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday night. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the supervisors chambers in the township municipal building. Among the top agenda items are presentations for Alison Miers, vice president of Easton Initiatives for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Miers will be discussing the 2013 goals and objectives of the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township. She will also mention two items about Community Day: BCAF's alcohol consideration for the event and fireworks sponsorships. Also on the agenda:
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township will hold a St. Patrick's Day Casino Night on March 15.
Do you have the luck of the Irish? If so, then you should check out the 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Casino Night. The Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township has announced that it will hold the fundraiser on March 15. This year, though, there's a new twist. It will include Forks Township and Palmer Township. BCAF is teaming up with the Business Industrial & Professional Association of Palmer and The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce to host the function. It will take place at the Palmer Fire House, 950 S. 27th St., from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event features Blackjack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, a Wheel of Fortune and slots. For $35 per ticket, you get $5,000 in gambling chips, beer, wine, soda and a hot buffet. The first …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Forks Township supervisors chose representatives for BCAF and TRCOG at its reorganization meeting.
Forks Township's Board of Supervisors started the new year not with a bang, but with bickering. At the recent reorganization meeting, the supervisors voted for annual appointments in which their members serve as representatives on various local and regional boards. Those board reports are issued at each monthly supervisors meeting and the supervisors will attend functions and meetings of those boards. During the reorganization earlier this month, there was some controversy over which supervisors would serve on the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township and the regional Two Rivers Council on Governments. And Supervisor David Billings was not pleased with either appointment. Last year, Billings served as Forks' representative on…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Forks Township Manager John Cornell recently updated public on business organization's latest efforts.
The Forks Business and Commerce Association is keeping busy. At a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, Forks Township Manager John Cornell updated the board and public about the business organization's plans. After holding two business roundtables, BCAF will probably have another sometime starting in the new year. "They're looking to put together another to attract larger businesses," Cornell said. Another plan BCAF's economic development committee is working on is a brochure to promote businesses in Forks Township. Also on the agenda is creating an events committee that would coordinate with the Forks Recreation Department to make the community aware of big events being held in Forks Township. Coming up next year as well will be a joint …