Customers Bank is fastest growing company for second year

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Representatives of Customers Bank accept the award for Fastest Growing Company.
Representatives of Customers Bank accept the award for Fastest Growing Company. - (Photo By Christopher Holland)

Customers Bank of Wyomissing was named the Fastest Growing Company on Wednesday at the 2013 Lehigh Valley Business Expo in Allentown.

It was the second consecutive year that the bank took home top honors at the event, held at the Agri-Plex Expo Center at Allentown Fairgrounds.

Twenty-five companies were honored for their growth over the past four years.

According to David Schankweiler, CEO of Journal Multimedia – who presented the awards – the average four-year growth rate was 160 percent for the honored companies. Journal Multimedia is the parent company of Lehigh Valley Business, which organized the expo.

The honored companies ranged from a manufacturer of cosmetic products to a dental office to Follett Corp., an Easton-based ice manufacturer.

The depth and breadth of the companies being honored showed the expansiveness of the growth of industry in the region, said Don Cunningham, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., one of the sponsors of the event.

The awards luncheon was one of the highlights of the day-long expo, which also featured a health care symposium, free lectures and 120 exhibitors.

Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 104. Follow her on Twitter at @morestacy and on Facebook. Circle Stacy Wescoe on .

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