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Weis Markets has begun to offer online shopping with in-store pickup at its Fogelsville store. Weis Online shopping is available at www.weismarkets.com/onlineshopping. It allows customers to order online and pay through a secure PayPal system or at the store with curbside checkout. Weis On-Line shopping is offered in 17 locations, including Dorneyville and Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley.

Doctors at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville completed the first commercial implant of an Entovis ProMRI – a pacing system that is Food and Drug Administration-approved for use with MRI scans – in Pennsylvania. The device, a pacemaker system developed by BIotronik, is one of the first pacemakers in the U.S. with MR-conditional labeling, meaning that it has been demonstrated to pose no hazards when used in an MRI environment under specified conditions of use.

For the eighth consecutive year, Furia Rubel Communications Inc. of Doylestown, an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency, has been recertified as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council of Pennsylvania-Delaware-New Jersey, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

W. Douglas Brown, retired vice president, general counsel and secretary of Air Products and Chemicals, has been named the new chairman of the board of trustees at DeSales University in Center Valley. Brown is the sixth person to serve as chairman at DeSales. He replaces the late James F. Kilcur Esq., who was a partner at Saul Ewing LLC in Philadelphia and a graduate of the class of 1973. Kilcur served as board chairman at DeSales for more than two years.

Yuengling’s Ice Cream of Orwigsburg has expanded its reach to western Pennsylvania and Ohio. It has signed an agreement that will make the ice cream available in all Giant Eagle locations.

Giant Eagle is based in Pittsburgh with more than 230 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. Its addition to Yuengling’s Ice Cream distribution brings the product to 10 states.

Certifications

Anthony D. Scarcia, president and chief operating officer, Thomas J. Ciccarelli, project director, and Matthew W. Miller, project superintendent of Allied Building Corp., each have earned the status of Certified Healthcare Constructor. The program is administered by the American Hospital Association Certification Center, a division of the American Hospital Association.

Pocono Health System’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center in East Stroudsburg was recognized for achieving the highest level of quality and patient safety in radiation oncology, earning a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology. The accreditation involved a third-party, impartial peer review and evaluation of patient care.

Good Deeds

American Bank Inc. of Allentown, the parent company of American Bank, is raising awareness for local heroes through its “American Bank for American Heroes” Facebook campaign. By liking the American Bank Facebook page, participants will help contribute to an online fundraiser for the Keystone Wounded Warriors, an eastern Pennsylvania based nonprofit corporation.

Honors

Veronica Malitzki, customer service manager at Wolper Information Services in Easton, was recognized by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Special Libraries Association with its 2014 Chapter Appreciation Award. The award recognized her “outstanding contributions to highly successful auctions and raising money for the Knower Fund.” Malitzki helped to coordinate the organization’s silent auction in both 2012 and 2013. She also serves on the chapter’s hospitality committee.

Yvonne L. Reitemeyer, a financial adviser for Frailey Insurance and Financial Services in Stroudsburg, received the Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The award recognizes agents for their commitment to excellence in service to their clients and industry, their pursuit of education and training and their adherence to NAIFA’s code of ethics.

For the second year in a row, Kitchen Magic of Nazareth, a cabinet refacing and kitchen remodeling company, received the 2014 Best of Houzz Award for outstanding customer service. In addition, Kitchen Magic was recognized as the company with the most top-rated customer reviews of any other professional on the site. Houzz is an online home design and remodeling platform.

MyHR Partner Inc. president and founder Tina Hamilton has been named the Outstanding Woman in Business for 2014 by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Council.

Penske Logistics of Reading was honored by Ford Motor Co. with a World Excellence Award for outstanding performance as its lead logistics provider. It is Penske’s fourth World Excellence Award.

Gold and silver awards were presented to supplier manufacturing sites that demonstrated superior quality, delivery and cost performance in 2013. Penske received a silver award for ranking in the top 15 percent of all qualifying suppliers.

Real Estate

Jay Haines of NAI Summit in Allentown represented the owner, Krause Family Partnership LLC, in the sale of 4089 Route 309 and 4080 Independence Drive in Schnecksville to Star Auto Real Estate LLC. The four-acre property will be used for an exotic car dealership. The buyer is in association with Global Motor Trade LLC. Haines is the leading agent on other Krause Family Partnership LCC locations.

Mike Adams of NAI Summit in Allentown represented the owner, HAF Inc., in a multiyear lease transaction with Glacier Water Service. The 4,680-square-foot space at 2479 Baglyos Circle in Bethlehem will be used as a warehouse.

Adams also represented the owner, First Industrial, in a multiyear lease with Davis Bottling Co. for 52,000 square feet of warehouse space at 200 Cascade Drive in Allentown. Davis Bottling Co. is a beverage bottling distributor.

Compiled by stacy wescoe

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