Allentown Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approves Stanten for service to business incubator
Altitude Marketing, an integrated marketing agency serving technology-focused B2B companies, is pleased to announce that Andrew Stanten, president and founder, will serve on the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center (BEC) Advisory Committee.
Part of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center is a 64,000-square-foot business incubator dedicated primarily to manufacturing and technology startups.
“AEDC is very excited to have Andrew join our advisory committee,” said Anthony Durante, program manager, Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. “His passion and dedication to the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem are evident in everything he does. His expertise in branding, marketing and strategy development will be a great addition to the committee and a valuable resource for our entrepreneurs.”
In his role as a member of the BEC Advisory Committee, Stanten will fulfill two main objectives: to assist entrepreneurs and to provide guidance for AECD.
AEDC is very excited to have Andrew join our advisory committee. His passion and dedication to the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem are evident in everything he does. His expertise in branding, marketing and strategy development will be a great addition to the committee and a valuable resource for our entrepreneurs.
In the role of assisting entrepreneurs, Stanten may be called upon to provide branding and marketing guidance and mentorship in either a group setting or on a one-on-one basis with the center’s clients. Members of the committee are also tapped to provide training for clients, which Stanten previously did as part of the organization’s “Growing Your Business” sessions.
Secondly, Stanten will provide input to AEDC in regard to driving the business incubation program by vetting incoming clients and by providing input on strategic goals, ensuring the AEDC stays true to its mission and represents stakeholders in the startup community.
Stanten co-founded Altitude Marketing in 2004 after spending 15 years bringing successful marketing, public relations and business development strategies to Lehigh University and Rodale Inc.
A steadfast supporter of the entrepreneurial and business communities, Stanten was named Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) Northeastern Pennsylvania’s “Entrepreneurial Advocate of the Year” in 2015. The award recognized Stanten for his demonstrated efforts in sharing his leadership, time and expertise to help BFTP entrepreneurs thrive.
In addition to his efforts at BFTP, Stanten has volunteered his time to teaching at the Small Business Development Center at Lehigh University and as a guest lecturer at Lehigh University’s College of Business.
Stanten is a regular contributor to CIO.com and, since 2010, has been a columnist for Lehigh Valley Business. He is also a member of QNB Bank’s Community Advisory Group and serves on the Board of Directors at the Rising Tide Community Loan Fund.
Stanten earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his MBA from Lehigh University.
For more information about AEDC’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, click here.
About the Allentown Economic Development Corporation
AEDC is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to a mission of identifying, encouraging, developing and managing strategic business opportunities for the benefit of Allentown, its citizens, and the Lehigh Valley. Its goal is to improve vacant and underutilized properties by assisting manufacturers, business owners and entrepreneurs in obtaining the resources and opportunities they require for success in the City of Allentown. AEDC offers access to financing and incentives, assistance with brownfield remediation, and support for growing businesses within the City.
Over the course of its 27-year existence, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, founded in the refurbished Mack Trucks Plant 4A in 1989, has helped launch more than 70 companies in Allentown that have created more than 300 jobs. It is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. Today, the Center is home to ColdEdge Technologies, The Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, HiJinx Brewing Company, JH Plastics, LightLab International Allentown, MTS Ventures, Polymer Contours and Zzyzx Polymers.
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About Altitude Marketing
Altitude Marketing, a full-service, integrated marketing firm, serves the unique needs of technology-oriented B2B companies. Altitude is headquartered in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, near Philadelphia, Princeton and New York, and within driving distance of Boston and Washington, D.C.