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QNB Bank of Quakertown recently participated in the ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive organized by United Way of Bucks County, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce and Quakertown Alive. Stuff the Bus is a campaign designed to collect school supplies such as backpacks, notepads and binders for students. Drop-off boxes were at QNB branches throughout Upper Bucks in July for employees and customers to donate items. The bank made a $250 donation to cover the cost of additional supplies needed to meet demand. In total, 150 backpacks were filled for students in Quakertown, Pennridge and Palisades school districts. Pictured from left are Heidi Phillips, United Way; Dale Wentz, senior vice president/chief retail officer, QNB; Brian Schaffer, vice president/marketing, QNB; Skylar Walker, UBCC; Sonja Walker, UBCC; Tara King, UBCC; Rita Woodward, UBCC; and Danielle Bush, United Way.
QNB Bank of Quakertown recently participated in the ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive organized by United Way of Bucks County, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce and Quakertown Alive. Stuff the Bus is a campaign designed to collect school supplies such as backpacks, notepads and binders for students. Drop-off boxes were at QNB branches throughout Upper Bucks in July for employees and customers to donate items. The bank made a $250 donation to cover the cost of additional supplies needed to meet demand. In total, 150 backpacks were filled for students in Quakertown, Pennridge and Palisades school districts. Pictured from left are Heidi Phillips, United Way; Dale Wentz, senior vice president/chief retail officer, QNB; Brian Schaffer, vice president/marketing, QNB; Skylar Walker, UBCC; Sonja Walker, UBCC; Tara King, UBCC; Rita Woodward, UBCC; and Danielle Bush, United Way. Solid waste and recycling company J.P. Mascaro & Sons, based in Audubon, said its educational school assembly ‘The Respect Program’ has grown in popularity and has recently visited 50,000 students in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The free program has been presented at more than 170 locations in 13 counties in Mascaro’s service area, including in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The program is designed to promote character education along with environmental awareness. It also allows schools to apply for grants up to $5,000 for programs that promote respect in their schools. More than $50,000 in grants were awarded in the 2013-2014 school year. Pictured are students who participated in the program. Fellowship Community, a Christ-centered continuing care campus in Whitehall, held a ribbon cutting and grand opening of Beil Court, Fellowship Villa and the Zentz Community Center to celebrate its 25th year in business. Pictured from left: Susan Henderson, daughter of the Rev. James Beil; Thomas Beil, son of the Rev. James Beil; the Rev. Randy Grossman, president, Bible Fellowship Church; Dr. Robert Vaughn, medical director of Fellowship Community; Ed Hozza, mayor of Whitehall; the Rev. LeRoy Heller, chairman of the board of directors, Fellowship Community; Donna Conley, executive vice president of operations, Fellowship Community; Robert Zentz, president and CEO, Fellowship Community; Lisa Hazler, executive vice president of finance, Fellowship Community; Brian Skurski, director of facilities, Fellowship Community; Richard Moyer, assistant director of facilities, Fellowship Community; the Rev. Philip Yerrington, pastor of Fellowship Community Church; state Rep. Julie Harhart; Laura Long, executive director, Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce; and Steven Parrish, vice president, Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce. Stanley Black & Decker and its Allentown-based Vidmar unit again teamed up to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. The International Manufacturing Technology Show next month in Chicago sets the stage for the fundraiser in which Vidmar will make a donation for each name signed on its ‘Warrior Wall.’ Vidmar hopes to generate 550 signatures on its trade show signature wall. The funds will be added to the pool of donations from efforts by other SBD business units. For each year of partnership, SBD donates a minimum of $250,000 to WWP, with last year’s total topping $500,000. Barry E. Isett (center) received the Distinguished Service Award at a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C., organized by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Presenting the award are Robert Green (left), president, NSPE, and Mark Gold, executive director, NSPE. Isett is the chairman and founder of the engineering firm Barry Isett & Associates in Allentown. The award is presented annually to a licensed member of the organization in recognition of contributions to the engineering profession, to one’s community and to NSPE. The Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce presented the Excellence in Business Awards to local businesses which exemplify excellence in business – and which support the chamber and community involvement, customer satisfaction and demonstrate commitment to quality leaderships, marketing, training and development. The awards ceremony was held at the Blue Grille House in Bethlehem. Pictured receiving the Outstanding Business Woman Award is Tina Hamilton, founder and president of myHR Partner and myLink Hotline Services in Allentown. The Allentown chapter of Construction Specifications Institute held its annual member appreciation and awards banquet and awarded two $1,000 scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in architectural and construction. The Fank Geho Memorial Scholarship Award was given to Colleen Korp, in her fourth year at Philadelphia University studying architecture. The Ronald Nattress Memorial Scholarship was given to Travis Shoemaker, who will be enrolled at Lafayette College this fall as an engineering student. In this photo, from left, are David Wrigley, director of specifications, Spillman Farmer Architects; Korp; and Tina Montone, Allentown chapter immediate past president, CSI. The Allentown chapter of Construction Specifications Institute held its annual member appreciation and awards banquet and awarded two $1,000 scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in architectural and construction. The Fank Geho Memorial Scholarship Award was given to Colleen Korp, in her fourth year at Philadelphia University studying architecture. The Ronald Nattress Memorial Scholarship was given to Travis Shoemaker, who will be enrolled at Lafayette College this fall as an engineering student. In this photo, from left, are Wrigley, Shoemaker and Montone. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach Realtors recently held its 17th annual Charles B. Patt Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville. Pictured from left are Paul Olekas, Cordes Snyder, Doug Patt and Tom Grace. Proceeds from this year’s tournament, nearly $29,000, were donated to community cancer programs, with Cancer Support Community receiving almost $24,000, including in-kind donations. The CSC provides cancer support services to cancer patients, their families and caregivers throughout the Lehigh Valley. Paul C. Kozeniewski, Certified Public Accountant of the Lansdale-based accounting and business advisory firm Baum, Smith & ClemensLLP, and six of his fellow basketball referees of the North Penn scholastic basketball officials chapter, recently cooked dinner for 21 families at a Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. Donating their time and the entire meal, the referees served the families of seriously ill children who have traveled from across the nation to St. Christopher’s Hospital at Front & Erie streets. The evening meal is a welcome relief for the families as they return from a long and often exhausting day at the hospital. Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews, a division of Just Born Inc. in Bethlehem, donated $10,000 to the United Services Organization from recent sales and in-store promotions during May. The donation will help to provide critical and morale-boosting programs and services to help U.S. troops and their families stay connected during deployments, heal after injury and transition into civilian life once they return home. A check was presented during Military Appreciation Night at the Philadelphia Soul football game. Pictured from left are a Soul cheerleader; Kirk Parker, USO; Joe Brooks, USO; Matt Pye, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews; Bob Zender, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews; Soul cheerleader; and Soul mascot.

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