The Downtown Bethlehem Association felt a “feud-style” game with merchants working together, truly showcased their Mission. From the DBA’s Mission Statement, the Association “is an organization comprised of business owners who believe that unity is better than isolation.” DBA Manager Tammy Wendling, said, “The Association continues to meet on a weekly basis, and now with the help of virtual meeting applications. We are a family and this game was a perfect fit for us”
“We are not surprised by the outpouring of support from Bethlehem businesses and their supporters.” George Wacker, owner of Lehigh Valley with Love Media, which has been helping to facilitate the Duel, said. “The whole goal of our company is to encourage excitement for our clients and the Lehigh Valley a whole. This is one of the more interesting ways we’ve been able to help do that!”
“As a Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, we were excited to see the Downtown Bethlehem Association successfully execute a virtual game show. It was a great initiative and the Bethlehem Chamber was excited to see the Association leading new virtual efforts targeting their local following. The Association has been successful at keeping those who love Bethlehem, engaged and entertained during this time of uncertainty.” said Angela DelGrosso, Senior Vice President of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.
The Downtown Bethlehem Association is fundraising for merchants playing in the “Downtown Bethlehem Duel”. Donations are being raised to help those merchants with immediate needs. Donations can be made through Venmo and PayPal.