Altitude Marketing, an integrated marketing agency serving technology-focused B2B companies, is pleased to announce that Co-founder and President Andrew Stanten has joined the advisory board of The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund (RTCLF), a credit supplier to Lehigh Valley small business and community development projects.
RTCLF is a subsidiary of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.
“I’m honored to be invited to join the Rising Tide Board,” said Stanten. “Altitude is a staunch supporter of nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit so I am looking forward to supporting the Lehigh Valley and its economic development in this capacity. As a firm that has a keen interest and understanding of the struggles startups face – after all, we’re just 10 years young – I am confident that I will bring a unique perspective to the table as we work to support the success of regional businesses.”
RCTLF was established in 2001 to meet a need in the community for accessible financing options to entrepreneurs whose risk factors make it difficult to obtain funds from traditional lenders. Through loans, grants and private contributions, the fund provides business counseling and micro-loans to prospective, start-up and established companies in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
As a member of the board, Stanten will work with other board members to decide future investments, as well as serve as a business mentor for fledgling companies.
The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund is a federally certified community development financial institution that was created to extend credit to entrepreneurs located in communities where resources and opportunities for growth are limited. Funds can be used for equipment, marketing costs, inventory, working capital and lease-hold improvements. Its terms are flexible. Businesses also have access to extensive technical assistance including one-on-one assistance from The Rising Tide and a multi-week entrepreneurial training program provided by the Community Action Development Corporations of Allentown and Bethlehem. The Rising Tide is a subsidiary of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.
About Altitude Marketing
Founded in 2004, Altitude Marketing is a full-service, integrated marketing firm, serving the unique needs of technology-oriented B2B companies from early-stage to established. Altitude is headquartered in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, near Philadelphia, Princeton and New York, and within driving distance of Boston and Washington, D.C. We also have a satellite office in Research Triangle Park, N.C.