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ATAS International Inc. of Allentown, a manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels for commercial and residential buildings, adopted a highway to help keep Pennsylvania litter-free and visually appealing. ATAS adopted a portion of Tilghman Street in Allentown, from Route 100 to Blue Barn Road, and recently hosted its first cleanup. Pictured from left: Gary Miller, Cindy Bus, Peg Bus, Olivia Kirchner, Mackenzie Kirchner, Tyler Pospischil, Jim Bus, Dick Bus and John Pospischil. Wendi Kirchner, who took the photo, also participated.
ATAS International Inc. of Allentown, a manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels for commercial and residential buildings, adopted a highway to help keep Pennsylvania litter-free and visually appealing. ATAS adopted a portion of Tilghman Street in Allentown, from Route 100 to Blue Barn Road, and recently hosted its first cleanup. Pictured from left: Gary Miller, Cindy Bus, Peg Bus, Olivia Kirchner, Mackenzie Kirchner, Tyler Pospischil, Jim Bus, Dick Bus and John Pospischil. Wendi Kirchner, who took the photo, also participated. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach Realtors of the Lehigh Valley held its 18th annual Charles B. Patt Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville. Proceeds reached nearly $40,000 and were donated to community cancer programs, with the Cancer Support Community of Allentown receiving almost $35,000. The CSC provides support services to cancer patients, their families and caregivers throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley. Pictured from left: Don Patt, Mike McGovern, Doug Gruber and Ron Eichenberg. More than 85 children attended Take Our Kids to Work Day on June 25 at Victaulic. The event was held at company headquarters in Forks Township and included appearances from Lehigh Valley mascots Ferrous (Lehigh Valley IronPigs) and Tipster (Crayola). Take Our Kids to Work Day gives Victaulic employees the opportunity to teach their children about their jobs through fun activities, a tour and prizes. Pictured are the children who attended, along with Victaulic employees. The Provident Bank Foundation, which supports organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people in the communities served by Provident Bank, gave $100,000 to the Collective Impact Action Learning Fellowship, the recipient of the foundation’s Signature Grant for Community Enrichment. This is the first of up to three $100,000 Signature grants — one in each of its three areas: community enrichment, education and health, youth and families — that the foundation will make in 2015. The fellowship was selected to help develop its broad-reaching Building Bridges project, which encompasses two transformational initiatives in Allentown. Pictured are employees of Provident Bank and Collective Impact Action Learning Fellowship at the check presentation. Olympus Corp. of the Americas in Center Valley celebrated World Environment Day by hosting its second annual ‘Stuff-a-Truck’ charity event. Employees brought clothing, books, furniture, appliances and more to drive-thru stations where Olympus volunteers unloaded their cars and placed the donated items into trucks. The nonprofits that benefited included Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley, the Allentown YMCA’s Perfect Fit for Working Women, Habitat for Humanity and Via of the Lehigh Valley. Pictured are Olympus volunteers. Celebrating its fifth year, St. Luke’s Hospice Bike Ride hosted more than 200 riders and raised $10,984.56 for the health network’s hospice program. The ride was supported by Pocono Biking and was part of the nationally recognized ‘Get Your Tail on the Trail’ initiative that encourages healthy exercise and activity. Pictured from left: Sophie Eckroth, volunteer; Kay Shumock, St. Luke’s; Joy Hill, St. Luke’s; Beth Brong, St. Luke’s; Dennis Udicious, volunteer; and Lisa Giovanni, St. Luke’s Home Health/Hospice. Coordinated Health awarded Amber Thomas of Northern Lehigh High School a $10,000 athlete of the year scholarship during a gala at Musikfest Café in ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Thomas, an accomplished softball pitcher, met multiple medical setbacks with tenacity and perseverance and will attend Drexel University in Philadelphia in the fall to study biomedical engineering. Pictured with Thomas are Dr. Emil DiIorio (left), CEO of Coordinated Health, and Henry Hynoski Jr., New York Giants fullback. Brown-Daub Family of Dealerships presented Jean Upton, a Lehigh Valley Health Network employee, with a $10,000 check for her generous donation to United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s 2014 campaign. Upton has been donating for the past five years to the United Way through LVHN’s workplace campaign. The donation was made on behalf of Brown-Daub’s newest dealership, Alfa Romeo-FIAT, on Route 33 and Hecktown Road in Lower Nazareth Township. Nazareth Business Council hosted its second ‘Thursday in Nazareth’ at the new Modern Mosaics Gallery and Xpresso Café on Main Street in the downtown. The networking mixer was designed to attract business owners and their colleagues from Nazareth and surrounding communities to share ideas and get to know what’s happening in the community. A ribbon cutting was held at the two businesses a few days after the mixer. Pictured from left are Ciro Della Ragione, co-owner of Xpresso Café; Renee Keiderling of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; and Pete Theodoropoulos, owner of Modern Mosaics Gallery and co-owner of Xpresso Café. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley celebrated the dedication of its volunteers, Bigs, Littles, school administrators and corporate foundation donors at year-end events for its site-based programs. Events were held throughout May and early June at each of the 15 Lehigh Valley elementary and middle schools in which the organization manages programs. Supporters of the agency’s site-based programs include American Bank, Avantor Performance Materials, Capital BlueCross, Crayola, Direct Energy, The Donley Foundation, Embassy Bank, Fox & Roach Charities, Keystone Savings Foundation, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, Merchants Bank of Bangor, PPL Electric Utilities, Ruth P. Seruga Trust, Susquehanna Bank, Harry C. Trexler Trust, Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Weis Markets and Wells Fargo. Pictured are Marlene Werkheiser-Romig, associate vice president, Merchants Bank of Bangor, and Melissa Moyer, site-based program manager, BBBSLV. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley celebrated the dedication of its volunteers, Bigs, Littles, school administrators and corporate foundation donors at year-end events for its site-based programs. Events were held throughout May and early June at each of the 15 Lehigh Valley elementary and middle schools in which the organization manages programs. Supporters of the agency’s site-based programs include American Bank, Avantor Performance Materials, Capital BlueCross, Crayola, Direct Energy, The Donley Foundation, Embassy Bank, Fox & Roach Charities, Keystone Savings Foundation, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, Merchants Bank of Bangor, PPL Electric Utilities, Ruth P. Seruga Trust, Susquehanna Bank, Harry C. Trexler Trust, Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Weis Markets and Wells Fargo. Pictured are Joe Hopf, board member, BBBSLV; Kim Capers, outreach coordinator, Capital BlueCross; and Mark Katkovcin, board chair, BBBSLV. More than 200 people honored the third annual class of Forty Under 40 honorees in June at Hotel Bethlehem. The Lehigh Valley Business event recognizes the region’s young professionals and leaders in business and beyond. More than 2,000 people gathered for the 11th annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in the Lehigh Valley on May 30. The 5K walk, held at DeSales University in Center Valley, raised more than $235,000 for 29 local nonprofit health and human services organizations. B. Braun staff in Bethlehem recently worked with students at William Allen High School of Allentown to develop resume writing skills and conduct mock job-interviews. Mark Pensavento (right), employee relations manager at B. Braun, gave students a tour of the facility, showing the different medical technologies produced by the manufacturer and telling them about the various career paths available through the company. Shelly Grim, Community in Schools Lehigh Valley site coordinator at William Allen, coordinated the event. Sue Maslow (left), partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown and chairman and president of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bucks County, accepted the law firm’s seventh consecutive Quality Agency Award at the National Conference of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Philadelphia on June 3. The award was presented by Pam Iorio (middle), president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Maslow is a business and transactional attorney and founding partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn. At right is Ursula Raczak, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bucks County. Fourteen Lehigh Valley professionals raised $318,000 over 10 weeks for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as part of the nonprofit’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Anne Giglio, owner of Silver Shears Salon in Allentown, earned woman of the year after raising $106,000. Peter Bruno of Penncap Properties in Bethlehem earned man of the year after raising $40,000. Pictured from left are participants Amy Kruzel, Karen Gold McClellan, Marie Clemens, David Gloss, Robert P. Pretopapa, Giglio, Andrew Shaw, Danielle Adams, Bruno, Walt Wandall, Zachary Jaindl, Phil Osborne and Donna Longo. (Missing from photo is Kristin Parks.) Hundreds of Certified Public Accountants and colleagues volunteered throughout the Lehigh Valley as part of a statewide CPA Week of Service. Some volunteers cooked dinner for residents of Safe Harbor in Easton and organized the food pantry at New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem. CPAs and family members pictured at Safe Harbor, left to right, are Samantha Cressman, Beth Cressman, Ron Semanick, Dave Markle, Chris Huber, Ron Cressman, Carrie Driscole, Rory Discole and Rose Marie Bukics. Freshpet donated $6,500 to the Colonial Regional Police Department’s K-9 unit during a ceremony at the company’s Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem. Freshpet CEO Richard Thompson presented the donation to Chief Roy Seiple in support of the department’s K-9 unit, which uses trained dogs for evidence searches, building searches and area searches. Pictured from left: Cody Hendershot and his partner Eyra; Michael Hieger, senior vice president of manufacturing, Freshpet; Seiple; Thompson; and Sgt. Darrin Wendling and his partner Bo.

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