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The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce of Pottstown held a membership breakfast at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown to educate its members on how to find balance. The chamber welcomed Tony Campolo (pictured) professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, who presented a seminar on finding balance.
The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce of Pottstown held a membership breakfast at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown to educate its members on how to find balance. The chamber welcomed Tony Campolo (pictured) professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, who presented a seminar on finding balance. Waste Management donated $5,000 to Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. Pictured are Judy Belaires (left), vice president of advancement, Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley, and Patty Barthel, public affairs, Waste Management. A group from T&M Associates Bethlehem office volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley to help rehabilitate a property in Allentown as part of the company’s 50 Ways of Giving campaign. T&M is a consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company. Pictured from left: Chelsea Lamb, T&M; Matthew Harleman, T&M; Steve Hughes, Habitat; Camille Urbano, Habitat; and Russ Benner, T&M. For the Thanksgiving holiday, the information technology department of Easton Hospital, in partnership with RCN, Crothall Healthcare, GC Electric and Edwards Business Systems, raised $1,100 to buy 350 turkeys that were delivered to four Easton-area nonprofits. Safe Harbor received 75 turkeys, Third Street Alliance for Women and Children received 30, Easton Area Community Center received 30 and the Salvation Army received 215. An additional $400 was given to Safe Harbor to buy other holiday food items. The turkeys were purchased from Giant. Volunteers in the photo include: Kevin Todd, RCN; Nick Loggia, RCN; Meghan Burke, RCN; Paula Fedorko, Easton Hospital; Linda Smith, Easton Hospital; Malissa Kurtz, Easton Hospital; Juan Williams, Easton Hospital; Glen Leatherman, Easton Hospital; Don Lutz, Easton Hospital; Ed Walsh, Easton Hospital; and Steve Couch, Crothall Healthcare. QNB Bank of Quakertown sponsored the North Penn Reading Super Bowl in Lansdale with a $1,500 donation. The program is designed to spark an interest in reading among elementary school students. Players from North Penn High School’s football team visited local elementary schools to read a book and hand out a football trading card to students. Pictured is April Donahue (in orange), QNB Bank branch manager, presenting the check to students and staff of North Penn High School. Olympus Corp. of the Americas in Upper Saucon Township donated $4,415 to Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley. The funds were raised at a staff health fair. For every second that staff members were able to hula hoop while walking to lunch, $1 was donated to CIS. Pictured from left are Olympus employees Katherine Vargas, Christine Duborg and Annie McGeary. Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC, a law firm in Center Valley, teamed with Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom of South Whitehall Township and Just Born of Bethlehem to sponsor the fifth annual Pediatric Cancer Day at Dorney Park on Oct. 9. The event invited children and their families from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley to ‘scare away cancer’ and spend a day of fun at the park. Pictured from left are Jennifer Bruce, Michele Novak, Lori Reinhart and Anthony Rachuba. Representatives from 43 auto dealers in Bucks County donated more than 1,300 winter coats to the Central Bucks YMCA in Doylestown and the Upper Bucks YMCA in Quakertown to help underprivileged children. The photo shows representatives at the Doylestown YMCA. Representatives from 43 auto dealers in Bucks County donated more than 1,300 winter coats to the Central Bucks YMCA in Doylestown and the Upper Bucks YMCA in Quakertown to help underprivileged children. The photo shows representatives at the Quakertown YMCA. Burns Logistic Solutions Inc. of Shoemakersville unveiled its newly remodeled headquarters during an open house Oct. 1. The new home is the Shoemakersville Train Station that once was a stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Doors were open for businesspeople, transportation professionals and associates. BLS provides transportation carrier solutions. Pictured are Ed Burns (left), co-owner of BLS, and Michael Bianco of ELF Productions in Richlandtown. Sly Fox Brewing Co. of Pottstown donated $4,711 to the Schuylkill River Trail Heritage Area to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. The money was raised through the sale of Schuylkill River Trail Ale, a seasonal beer introduced last year by Sly Fox to benefit and celebrate the trail. In conjunction with the check presentation, the heritage area held its inaugural Ride for the River event, a bike ride that benefited the trail and attracted more than 300 cyclists. Pictured from left: heritage board member Wendy Wheeler; heritage executive director Silas Chamberlin; Sly Fox brewmaster Brian O’Reilly; and heritage grants program coordinator Tim Fenchel. Burkholder’s Heating and Air Conditioning of Emmaus donated $1,965 to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, which will help it to provide 465 meals to low-income clients who cannot afford the full cost of meals. Pictured from left: Michele Grasso, development director, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County; Bob Burkholder, president, Burkholder’s; and Pam Bechtel, executive director, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County. Tompkins VIST Bank of Wyomissing hosted a Facebook fundraiser which raised $2,000 for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, which won the contest with a one-minute video explaining how it would use the money to enhance services. The league plans to build a kitten nursery at its facility in Birdsboro. Pictured from left: Ryan McCallum of Tompkins VIST Financial Advisors; Rebecca Weiler of Tompkins Insurance; Scott Gruber, president and CEO of Tompkins VIST Bank; Elizabeth McCauley, executive director of Animal Rescue League; and Rosemary Gaul of Tompkins VIST Bank. The kittens are up for adoption. ATAS International welcomed guests from several countries to its headquarters in Upper Macungie Township. The guests, all ATAS product distributors, gathered for educational sessions, a plant tour and information exchanges. ATAS manufactures metal roofing and wall and ceiling panels and produces systems for commercial and residential buildings. Pictured are ATAS employees with the guests. Gross McGinley divorce attorneys Allen I. Tullar and Constance K. Nelson presented ‘Accounting for Divorce’ on Oct. 6 to a room of accountants and financial planners. During the breakfast seminar, Tullar and Nelson highlighted the roles financial professionals play in divorce proceedings, including calculating income available, forensic accounting, business valuation and equitable distribution and tax implications and consequences.

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