Meet Our Board Member: Chris LaBonge

Bucks County Workforce Development Board member Chris LaBonge serves as President and founder of Adtell, Inc., a telecommunications service provider offering consulting, engineering, and design services for communities and campuses seeking to deliver fiber optic or wireless communications to constituents.

In 2019, LaBonge founded the Trolley Barn Public Market within a two-story historic structure that spans 19,000 square feet in downtown Quakertown where specialized vendors sell craft beer, wine, ice cream, food, and more. Visitors to the indoor, year-round marketplace can find fresh, seasonal food from local farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs or explore the “Yard,” a wine, beer, and spirit garden nestled in its own park with more than 9,500 square feet of outdoor garden area, vast open-air seating, and firepits. The Trolley Barn also boasts entertainment space with an 1,800-square-foot mezzanine for parties, events, and other occasions.

The Trolley Barn received the Anchor Building award from the Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) in September 2021. PDC recognized the Trolley Barn as a building within the state that most contributes to its Main Street Program’s work helping communities revitalize their downtowns and commercial districts.

LaBonge serves as Chairman of the Happy Valley LaunchBox™ program focused on developing entrepreneurship amongst students attending Penn State University, Lehigh Valley University, or residing in the surrounding area. He is also a board member of the YMCA of Bucks County and the Council for Retail Sales at DeSales University.