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PPL Corp. of Allentown said Phoebe A. Wood, an executive with three decades of international, financial and operational management experience, has joined the company’s board of directors. Wood is principal of Kentucky-based investment firm CompaniesWood. 

KingSpry of Bethlehem said Kent H. Herman has been appointed to the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board for a one-year term. Herman is a partner and chair of KingSpry’s affordable housing group and a member of its municipal and litigation practices. 

Antheil Maslow & MacMinn LLP of Doylestown said that Jessica Pritchard, a partner in the firm, has begun her term as president of the Bucks County Bar Association. Prichard chairs the firm’s family law department.

PNC Bank of Scranton appointed John F. Gross to its Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Advisory Board. Gross is a partner at Gross McGinley LLP in Allentown.

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce in Kutztown elected five board members to serve three-year terms. They are Barry Endy Jr., digital sales representative for Fraser Advanced Information Systems in West Reading; George F. Fiore, superintendent of the Kutztown Area School District; Edward T. Richmond, associate executive director and chief financial officer of the Kutztown University Foundation; Hope Pearson, vice president for retail banking of Fleetwood Bank; and Karen Stetler, small business relationship specialist of Citizens Bank in Kutztown.

Certifications

Evolution Scientific Inc. of Doylestown said its calibration laboratory has been approved for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation for in-house and field calibrations.

Good Deeds

The Reading Hospital Foundation in West Reading dedicated the “Sergei and Linda Szortyka Procedure Prep and Recovery Area” in honor of the generosity of the Szortykas, who recently gave a generous gift to Reading Hospital Foundation in support of neuroscience research. The Szortykas’ gift to the foundation supports the creation of a research partnership between Reading Hospital and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Sergei Szortyka is president of Quaker Maid Meats of Reading.

Lehigh Valley Health Network said the Highmark Foundation awarded the network a $100,000 grant. The grant is in support of a head and neck cancer clinical nurse navigator.

The Rose Group said its six Lehigh Valley Applebee’s locations distributed $121,800 in fundraising and in-kind support to community nonprofits and organizations in 2017 through localized fundraisers. Each store created fundraisers based on the most pressing need in its community, the company said.

Honors

The small-business information technology support team at KDG in South Whitehall Township has been named an industry leader in the Philadelphia area by Clutch.co, a Washington, D.C. business-to-business research firm. Clutch’s honor was based on client interviews, customer ratings and industry research and analysis.

MyHR Partner Inc. of Upper Macungie Township was recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360 List, a study that analyzed private companies in America.

Edwards Business Systems of Bethlehem has been named one of the country’s Elite Dealers by ENX Magazine. The award is presented annually to the top office equipment dealers in the U.S.

Real Estate

Matt Dorman of NAI Summit in South Whitehall Township represented the owner of 190 Brodhead Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County, for a 3,000-square-foot office suite. The new tenant is Residential Home Mortgage Corp. He also represented the owner, Charles Danweber, in the multiyear lease transaction with Hawk Enterprises Inc. for 11,400 square feet of warehouse space, off Airport Road, in a 50,460-square-foot industrial building complex set on three-plus acres at 804 E. Highland St., Allentown. Hawk Beverage is relocating to expand its retail beverage presence in the Lehigh Valley.

— STACY WESCOE

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