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LVB names Hall of Fame inductees, executive of the year and finalists for business of the year

More than 350 people attended last year's Business of the Year ceremony, including these award winners, hosts and sponsors. (Photo/Diane Richter Photography)
More than 350 people attended last year's Business of the Year ceremony, including these award winners, hosts and sponsors. (Photo/Diane Richter Photography)

Lehigh Valley Business has named the finalists for its annual Business of the Year event Dec. 5 at DeSales University in Center Valley.

At the event at DeSales’ University Center, three companies will be crowned as businesses of the year, an emerging business of the year will be named, and one corporate citizen of the year will be honored.

Business of the Year 2017 begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception. The sixth annual event also includes networking, dinner and the awards ceremony in which 30 businesses and professionals have been named finalists.

The event recognizes the Greater Lehigh Valley’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community. More than 350 people are expected to attend. (For ticket information, click here.) 

Executive of the Year John Weidenhammer is president of Weidenhammer, a Wyomissing-based marketing and technology company.

The three new members of LVB’s Hall of Fame are:

  • C.F. Martin IV, C.F. Martin & Co. Inc.
  • Robert Oster, Concannon Miller & Co. PC (retired).
  • Craig E. Poole, DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Hotel.

The remainder of the winners will be announced at the ceremony. Companies and individuals honored will be profiled in a publication inserted in the Dec. 11 issue of Lehigh Valley Business.

The presenting sponsor is Highmark Blue Shield. Also sponsoring the event are ESSA Bank & Trust, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., Kreischer Miller, NFP Property and Casualty Services, ASR Media and Rich Mar Florist.

Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges: Peter Castagna, Hospital Central Services Corp.; Glenn Ebersole, strategic business development/marketing leader and executive; Cindy McDonnell Feinberg, Feinberg Real Estate Advisors LLC; and Tom Garrity Compass Point Consulting.

In addition to the winners announced above, these are the nominees for awards to be announced Dec. 5: CLICK HERE

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