The March of Dimes Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Awards committee will be honoring a number of professionals later this month at its annual breakfast.
The committee has held an annual awards event for more than two decades where it honors individuals and organizations that have contributed to the local community as well as recognizing projects that have helped create jobs and economic development in the Lehigh Valley.
This year, the committee will honor L. Charles Marcon as the Individual/Organization of the Year and Hamilton Crossings as Project of the Year.
Marcon is president of Duggan and Marcon Inc., a commercial finishes contractor based in Allentown. He helped establish the company as one of the largest employers of construction workers in the region.
The company’s project portfolio includes several major Lehigh Valley projects, including the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley Mall and Allentown campus of St. Luke’s University Hospital.
Hamilton Crossings is a 559,345-square-foot commercial town center anchored by a Target, Costco Wholesale Club and Whole Foods Market on 72 acres along the Route 222 Bypass in Lower Macungie Township.
The committee said that the developers of the project, the Goldenberg Group and TCH Development, transformed a blighted former mine site into a first-class retail project creating hundreds of retail jobs and more than $1 million in new property tax revenue.
The March of Dimes Commercial & Industrial Committee’s 24th Annual Awards Breakfast will be held Friday, Oct. 27, starting at 7 a.m., at the DeSales University Center in Center Valley.
For more information, go to the website marchofdimes.org .