Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Enjoying the afternoon at Coca-Cola Park

Employees were invited to try
their hand at batting
(and catching)
at Coca-Cola Park.
A great time was had by all those who attended!
Check out the pictures below
Bryon Aragon preparing for the pitch
Bill Daniels in the batter's box
Chickie, Ramon and Juan enjoying the food!
Andrew Miller swinging away

Tim Buda after the hit!

KevinBrezack with his cool shades!

John Silfies hitting a home run?

Young Hershey in action!

Tom Hershey after the hit!
In action!
Justin Lilly posing for the camera
Mike Pizzi up next!

Matt Baker with a great swing!

Matt Baker
Gary Richebacher enjoying the afternoon
Calvin Kelly in action!

Calvin Kelly and Tony Lipovsky
Tony Lipovsky up to bat
Our Chester gang enjoying the festivities

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Landscaping at Lehigh Valley Coca-Cola Plant

Submitted by Brian Horwath:

The next time you visit the Lehigh Valley Coca-Cola plant, you will notice we've done some landscaping in the front of our building. We removed a few old pine trees, pruned the existing shrubs, added new bushes, and landscaping stone, to finish off the project.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley Will be the Official Soft Drink Provider of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Phantoms, the American Hockey League’s top development team of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, announced a 10-year agreement with Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley to make the company exclusive pouring rights partner of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and its future arena in Allentown, Pa., PPL Center. When the puck drops for the inaugural season on October 1, 2014, the team will be known as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.  Coke will be the official soft drink of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and the company will name a Coca-Cola Party Suite in PPL Center that will be available for rent during events. The announcements were made jointly by Joe Brake, President and General Manager at Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley, and Jim and Rob Brooks, co-owners of the Phantoms.

PPL Center will be at the heart of the Lehigh Valley and is a catalyst for the renovation and revitalization of downtown Allentown. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, PPL Center will host more than 140 events each year, including Phantoms games, live concerts, trade shows, youth sports, high school and collegiate events, conferences, graduations and family programs like Disney on Ice, Cirque du Soleil and the Harlem Globetrotters. PPL Center will seat more than 8,500 people for hockey and over 10,000 for concerts and other events.

“The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley is very proud to partner with Jim and Rob Brooks as the official soft drink of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms,” Brake said. “We are excited to have a first-class professional ice hockey team located in the Lehigh Valley, and are happy to have the opportunity to be a part of the excitement and energy of center city Allentown.”

“Coca-Cola Bottling of the Lehigh Valley has strong partnerships with many of the region’s entertainment venues, and we look forward to a successful tie-in with the Coca-Cola brand and this family-run company for the next decade,” said Jim Brooks.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Quenching The Thirst of Our Neighbors in Lehigh & Chester Counties

This is how we "Quench the Thirst of our Neighbors" in the Community through participation in events in
Lehigh & Chester Counties

Another new season at Coca-Cola Park with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. This is the start of their 7th season in Allentown. Coca-Cola takes part in many events with the IronPigs throughout the year. The IronPigs Charities, Phillies Winter Banquet, iRUNpigs 5K, Hacker's & Homers Annual Golf Outing, Mascot & Parade Appearances and Suites & Treats, just to name a few.

Coca Cola Park

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley took part in the Annual Kids Expo at the DaVinci Science Center in Allentown on August 2013. We donated product for the 1,500 children attending the Expo & we presented a science project with water usage and conservation with rain barrels. The next Expo is May 3rd and we are taking part in this free event for a day of learning and fun again!
DaVinci Science Center
Senator Pat Browne and DSM Scott Ellmaker  
Whether its a special event or a seasonal celebration, our sales department at Lehigh & Chester Counties have fun setting up these creative displays for our customers stores.


Last summer in late August, Coca-Cola took to the skies with the Lehigh Valley Airshow at Lehigh Valley International Airport as the beverage sponsor.

Every March, Coca-Cola takes part in the Bethlehem St. Patrick's Day Parade. Our employees and their families have fun sharing Coca-Cola with the parade watchers. This year, the IronPigs mascots FeRROUS and FeFe, and the Phantoms mascot Daks, joined us in the community celebration.

Coca-Cola partnered with Just Born Candy, home of the Peeps, for the 5th Peeps Fest at the ArtsQuest, SteelStacks Center on December 30th & 31st for a two day family festival. The Coca-Cola Polar Bear, Peeps Chick and Elmo mascots, along with live South African penguins and lovable sled dogs, were all on hand for this free family fun event. Our sales team built an amazing 15' x 20' Coca-Cola Ski Chalet (pictured below). The children enjoyed meeting the Coca Cola Polar bear inside the chalet and received a special gift from him.The Coca-Cola Polar Bear met his match....a polar bear made entirely of Peeps (see below).

Recently we announced a partnership with another entertainment venue in the Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Ice Hockey Team in downtown Allentown!
When the puck drops at the new arena in September, we will be the official soft drink of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Meet Daks, the mascot for the Phantoms. (Below, resting on top of the car).

Every year, each suite holder at Coca-Cola Park decorates their suite for the annual Suites & Treats event. Coca Cola employees decorate and take part in this safe "trick-or-treating" alternative for under-privileged and special needs children in the Lehigh Valley. This past year, we decorated the suite as "The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". In the past we decorated our suite with different themes, such as 'Hollywood' and a 'football field with goal posts'. It's a lot of fun and we love giving back to the community.

Several times a year, our Sales force participates in sampling's. This particular sampling of Coke Zero happened at the Annual Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber event outside of the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem. We had enough product for over 1,000 attendees of the annual meeting.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lehigh Valley Coca-Cola partners with Peeps Brand for New Year’s Eve

Author: Chuck Evans, Director of Sales

Over the past couple years, CCBC of the Lehigh Valley has promoted and partnered with the Lehigh Valley community for Holiday Events for families.  This Holiday season would not be an exception as we partnered with this year's PEEPSFEST™ at ArtsQuest/SteelStacks and is shaping up to be the best one yet as PEEPS® Brand celebrates their 60th anniversary.

Families are offered two days packed with PEEPS®-related programming, Lehigh Valley Zoo animals including South African Penguins and Dutch Springs’ dog sled teams; culminating on Dec. 31st with the dropping of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit PEEPS® Chick and fireworks to welcome in the New Year.

Among the many new attractions for 2013 will be a life size Coca Cola Gingerbread House made out of 12 packs with a PEEPified Roof, which will feature a contest of ‘guess how many 12pks it took to construct?’  In addition, the house will include a special visit of the Coca-Cola Polar Bear for all families to get their picture with and share a Coke and a Smile.

This is an exciting community event and a special time for “Quenching the Thirst of our Neighbors”.  We are fortunate to have talented people that work magic in sharing their creative juices and brainstorming massive and interactive displays, and showing their pride of our company to be a part of the community.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Employee Appreciation with SafeStart fun!

On August 15 and 16, employees at Coca-Cola Bottling of the Lehigh Valley and Coca-Cola Bottling of Chester County were treated to an Employee Appreciation lunch to say thank for all their hard work throughout the year. 

SafeStart concepts were tied into the luncheon with a Quiz Booth and an Egg Drive.  Employees who answered the SafeStart questions correctly in the booth were eligible to win a prize and the employee who backed in closest to the "egg" without hitting it (thus avoiding the line of fire) won a prize.  In Chester County, Sideloader driver Ryan VanZanten was the closest and in our Lehigh facility, Andrew Miller, Clamper, won the overall contest. Congratulations and great job by everyone who participated!