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Del C. Markward, president and CEO of the Markward Group in Upper Macungie Township, took office as president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and chair of SIOR’s board of directors. He was installed as president during the October SIOR Fall World Conference in Chicago. Markward has owned and operated Markward Group since 1995 as a real estate consulting, advisory and brokerage firm.

Kellie L. Rahl-Heffner, an attorney with Gross McGinley LLP of Allentown, joined the advisory committee for Lehigh Carbon Community College’s paralegal studies programs. Rahl-Heffner will serve a three-year term, providing feedback on the college’s paralegal curriculum and make recommendations.


Liberty Environmental Inc. of Reading said its senior compliance specialist, Tawnya McCain, has achieved the title of certified hazardous materials manager.

Good Deeds

Mauch Chunk Trust Bank of Jim Thorpe donated $1,500 to the Jim Thorpe Rotary to support its annual Holiday Giving project. The Rotary raises money through its charitable fund to buy holiday necessities, such as clothing and shoes, for disadvantaged students. Along with the Jim Thorpe Rotary members, volunteers from Carbon Career and Technology Institute and students from Jim Thorpe Area High School help to buy and wrap gifts.


The American Wine Society named Mountain View Vineyard of Hamilton Township’s Bliss White Wine the best wine in Pennsylvania. Two other Mountain View wines also earned awards. Noiret Red Wine took home the American Wine Society gold medal and LaCrescent Sparkling Wine earned the silver medal.

St. Luke’s University Health Network in Fountain Hill has been named among the top 50 analytics innovators in the U.S. by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. The university recognized St. Luke’s for its population analytics at its “Analytics 50” awards ceremony in Philadelphia. Also, St. Luke’s president and CEO Richard A. Anderson received The Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council’s 2017 Good Scout Award. Anderson was recognized by area Scouts as well as business and community leaders for his achievements and service to the community.


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