About the ABCA

The Allentown Business Community Association (ABCA) functions as the Chamber of Commerce.  Our mission is to promote a healthy business environment for the benefit of the members of the ABCA wand local residents; to establish and maintain a level of cooperation with local government and other local beneficial organizations; and to work to improve of the community while preserving and protecting the important history of Allentown as a National Historic District.  The Board of Directors is drawn from the local business community.

President, Mary Schwab

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Mary is the owner of The One Eyed Turtle, an ethical fashion boutique established in Allentown in 2014. This charming boutique offers the highest quality, most unique merchandise on the market today. Everything sold in the store is sourced from fair trade and women-owned businesses, is cruelty free, and vegan! ton to link out for more info

Vice President, Heather Saracen

[email protected] Heather is a long time Allentown resident and owner of Bruno's One Sweet Ride. Heather makes all of her chocolate using only the finest ingredients. Every treat is handmade with an attention to detail and quality. Making chocolate is Heather's passion which shows through in each and every product her our shelves. n to link out for more info

Membership Coordinator, Peter Meerwarth

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Peter is the founder of Mill Pond Music Academy, located in Allentown, NJ. The best in private music instruction for vocal, piano, strings, guitar, percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments in addition to Spring Break, Summer Camps, and musical productions for all ages. General Music Classes starting at age 3 with our Prodigies program and preschool piano using our WunderKeys program.f description, often you will add a button to link out for more info

Business Eduction Coordinator,
Yvonne Rondinone

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Yvonne is the owner of Sea Ginger (located at 23 S. Main St.), a boutique that centers around her original art and modern vintage wares. Having her work featured at the Angry Fish Gallery in Point Pleasant propelled her to hang her creative shingle in her beloved hometown in September 2022. Yvonne actively volunteers in the community by singing the national anthem for many of the town’s tentpole activities such as the Memorial Day Parade, the 4th of July celebration, and the Historic Allentown 5K. She has a degree in human ecology – the study of how people interact with their natural, social, and built environments. Yvonne looks forward to assisting the ABCA members in artful tasks such as cultivating an aesthetic brand in brick-and-mortar and digital settings, an artistic approach to merchandising, and connecting to customers and clients through imaginative event planning.ief description, often you will add a button to link out for more info

IT Services, Jack West

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Jack is a factory automation software and engineering professional. His wife Karen is the owner of Perennial Home here in Allentown. ABCA Offices General Inquiries Administration [email protected] out for more info

Social Media Coordinator, Felicia Gentile

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Felicia is the owner of Tutti Belle Events, based in New Jersey. We are a full-service wedding planning, design, and day of coordination company that helps you create unforgettable memories by turning your dreams into reality! We only specialize in wedding events from your big day, engagement party, bridal showers, and even proposals! We treat each wedding/event as our own, which means that we take on a limited number of events per year in order to ensure that your event gets the attention to detail it deserves. From our first meeting to the last goodbye, we're focused on making your event experience every bit as magical as you are dreaming it will be. Last year, we were proud to open Tutti Belle Boutique, located in Allentown, NJ. to link out for more info

Borough, EDC Liaison, Stephanie Lipnicki

[email protected] Dr. Stephanie, owner of Natural Alternatives Center for Wellness, is a Doctor of Acupuncture (Licensed) and Chinese Medicine, Herbalist, and Licensed Skin Care Practitioner. She offers a broad variety of healing modalities which helps patients achieve their wellness goals. Dr Lipnicki has created an environment for patients that is simultaneously fun and serious. Natural Alternatives is a gender-inclusive center for wellness focusing on mental and emotional well being and gynecological health care for all, and makes its home in the heart of the historic village of Allentown, NJ.often you will add a button to link out for more info

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