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The Easton Hospital information technology team donated a bicycle to Safe Harbor’s new Bridge Buddy program, which partners members of the community with people who are starting recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. The bike will serve as a positive distraction for recovery participants who await admittance to a treatment program. Pictured from left are Easton Hospital and Safe Harbor members Don Lutz, Steven Laureano, Sarah Woodruff, Anita Mitchell and Dan Massaro.
The Easton Hospital information technology team donated a bicycle to Safe Harbor’s new Bridge Buddy program, which partners members of the community with people who are starting recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. The bike will serve as a positive distraction for recovery participants who await admittance to a treatment program. Pictured from left are Easton Hospital and Safe Harbor members Don Lutz, Steven Laureano, Sarah Woodruff, Anita Mitchell and Dan Massaro. Everence Financial in Souderton sponsored the Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania’s eighth annual Whack & Roll Nonprofit Invitational Croquet Tournament last month. Everence sponsored the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place winning croquet teams, with $500 donations each going to three nonprofit organizations. Winners included Penn View Christian School of Souderton (fourth); Bridge of Hope BuxMont of Lansdale (fifth) and Frederick Living of Frederick (sixth). Pictured are Everence office manager Patti Freed (left) and Team of Hope representative Rina Rampogu. ATAS International Inc. of Upper Macungie Township celebrated employees graduating from the Manufacturers Resource Center’s Manufacturing Leadership Institute on June 9. The class included 18 other area manufacturing professionals. MLI educates the region’s professionals in strategic leadership to strengthen their company’s competitiveness, drive growth and create sustainable business models. Pictured from left are ATAS graduates Gary Miller, Mark Bus, Dave Smith, Anne Hicks, Shirlann Wilkinson, Joseph Dominguez, Dick Bus, Jim Bus and Glenn Hechler. The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation of Allentown, a foundation that administers more than 200 charitable funds annually to nonprofits, presented Charles and Ruth Marcon with the 2016 Vision in Philanthropy Award during a celebration at the soon-to-be-opened National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem. Marcon is president of Duggan & Marcon, a carpentry contractor that does business from the Greater Lehigh Valley to the New York state border. Marcon has served on the boards of multiple Lehigh Valley nonprofits. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office complex in Hanover Township, Northampton Township. Guardian consolidated its Greater Lehigh Valley offices at the new location; employees started moving into the new facility in June and will continue through the end of the year. Pictured from left are Dong Ahn, executive vice president of group and worksite markets; Michael Ferik, executive vice president of individual markets; John A. Somers, Guardian board of directors; Deanna Mulligan, president and CEO; Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack; Scott Dolfi, chief operating officer; Dean DelVecchio chief information officer; and Andrew Schwartzberg, vice president of enterprise shared services. Tony Salvaggio, president and CEO of Computer Aid Inc., an information technology firm in South Whitehall Township, presented this year’s check from the proceeds of the Mary Ellen Golf Tournament to Nancy Knoebel, CEO of Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania of Allentown. As the oldest continuously running golf tournament in the Lehigh Valley, the 47th annual event this year broke the $2 million mark for lifetime money raised. During the 22 years Salvaggio has chaired the tournament, it has raised more than $1.6 million to provide services to people with disabilities and other special needs and their families. The tournament was hosted last month at Willow Brook Golf Club in Catasauqua. Pictured are Salvaggio and Knoebel. Members of Gross McGinley LLP’s employment group presented ‘Drafting and Litigating Restrictive Covenants in the Lehigh Valley’ as a continuing legal education class at the Bar Association of Lehigh County in Allentown. The seminar included an overview of noncompete clauses, intellectual property considerations and litigation processes presented by Loren L. Speziale, Kimberly A. Spotts-Kimmel and Zachary R. Fowler, respectively. Pictured from left: Fowler, Spotts-Kimmel and Speziale. Gross McGinley is a law firm in Allentown. Employees and family members of HMK Insurance of Hanover Township, Northampton County, participated in a 5K to benefit Truth for Women, a nonprofit that fights sex trafficking in the Lehigh Valley. HMK also held a clothing and food drive, detailed the organization’s vehicle and remodeled the basement of the office into a fitness center and craft room. Pictured are participants from HMK. Merchants Bank of Bangor donated $5,000 to The Blue & White Scholastic Foundation Inc. of Bangor in support of its mission of supporting Slate Belt Catholic schools with scholarships, student financial aid services and academic awards. Pictured from left: Anna Rittle, vice president and regional manager, Merchants Bank; Connie Silvius, associate vice president and branch manager, Merchants Bank; Louise Comunale, secretary, The Blue & White Scholastic Foundation; David Ceraul, vice president, The Blue & White Scholastic Foundation; and Connie Greenamoyer, associate vice president and branch manager, Merchants Bank. Frailey Insurance and Financial Services of Stroudsburg participated in Devereux Pocono’s custom-printed golf tee program. Devereux Pocono is an advanced behavioral health organization in Newfoundland which hosts annual golf tournament fundraisers. Pictured from left: Michael J. Frailey, the Devereux team, and Nancy Pace, direct support professional at Devereux Pocono. Univest Bank & Trust Co. of Souderton celebrated its 140th anniversary with a pay it forward initiative by making 140 donations in the amount of $1,140 each to companies throughout Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Philadelphia counties. This recipient is The Synergy Project, a street outreach team designed to help runaway, homeless, nomadic and street youth in Allentown and Bucks County. Pictured from left are Sean Searfass and Robert Wood of The Synergy Project with Univest senior vice president Alan Sterner. Mauch Chunk Trust Co., a bank in Carbon County, donated $2,000 toward a Springboard Scholarship at Lehigh Carbon Community College. The scholarship is designed to gives students from Carbon County a springboard to success. The money will provide a $500 scholarship over four semesters to students who are first-generation college students with financial need. Pictured from left: Patrick H. Reilly, president and CEO, Mauch Chunk Trust Co.; Ann Bieber, president, LCCC; and Sharon Cimino, community office manager, Mauch Chunk Trust Co. Burkholder’s Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. of Emmaus awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Emmaus High School students who are pursuing college degrees in engineering. To qualify for the scholarship, students were asked to write an essay on the future of commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The winning students were Jessica Riedy, who will be attending Penn State University, and Karim Rajmohamed, who will be attending Lehigh University. The two are pictured with Bob Burkholder, president of Burkholder’s. Pocono Medical Center of East Stroudsburg donated $5,500 to the Eldred Community Center of Kunkletown to be used for tables and chairs for programs, activities and other initiatives. Pictured are staff of Pocono Medical Center and Eldred Community Center. Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining solutions in Forks Township, welcomed employees of Victaulic, their children and spouses to its annual health fair and Take Our Kids to Work Day event at company headquarters last month. Victaulic hosts the event to showcase parents' day-to-day work environment and to hold fun and distinctive learning experiences. Pictured are Victaulic employees with their spouses and children.

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