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Weber Kracht and Chellew Attorneys at Law of Perkasie hosted a networking mixer and yielded 206 pounds in donated goods for the Quakertown Food Pantry. Each guest was asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the event. Pictured from left are Mike Frisbie, partner, WKC; Sally Lindemuth, food drive coordinator, Quakertown Food Pantry; and Rick Howard, partner, WKC.
Weber Kracht and Chellew Attorneys at Law of Perkasie hosted a networking mixer and yielded 206 pounds in donated goods for the Quakertown Food Pantry. Each guest was asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the event. Pictured from left are Mike Frisbie, partner, WKC; Sally Lindemuth, food drive coordinator, Quakertown Food Pantry; and Rick Howard, partner, WKC. Local businesses and community members partnered with Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania, a nonprofit based in Allentown that helps people with disabilities, to host the 49th Annual Mary Ellen Golf Tournament at Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf, where it raised $166,506 to support its programs. Pictured are Tony Salvaggio (left), CEO of Computer Aid Inc. of South Whitehall Township and tournament committee chairperson, with the Hunsicker family, the 2018 tournament ambassador family, and Nancy Knoebel (right), president and CEO of Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania. Through the Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls, employees of ATAS International Inc. of Upper Macungie Township educated high school girls at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Eastern Pennsylvania’s training center in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. The topic was roof installation. The camp was created to educate young women about the construction trades, architecture, engineering and construction materials manufacturing through hands-on experience and field trips. Pictured are Kevin Klersy (left) and Mike Plocinik, demonstrating installations. As part of Tompkins VIST Bank’s Hamburg branch 20-year anniversary, the Wyomissingbased bank donated $500 to The Salvation Army Hamburg. Throughout the week, the branch also collected donations for a ‘Christmas in July’ celebration. The Salvation Army will use the donations for its community cares program, which will provide 146 people at Laurel Nursing Center of Hamburg bags full of hygiene products. Pictured from left: Beth Heckart, vice president, business development officer and Hamburg branch manager, Tompkins VIST Bank; Rebecca Netznik, regional manager, The Salvation Army Hamburg; Cathy Correll, office coordinator- Hamburg service center, The Salvation Army Hamburg; and Jorge Richards, assistant branch manager, Tompkins VIST Bank. Business leaders from companies throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley are educating high school students through Lehigh University's Summer Engineering Institute. About 80 students are visiting labs, being introduced to research and experiencing the world of science and technology through a variety of settings and hands-on activities, including field trips to major engineering employers in the region. Pictured is Michael Prince (standing), a project engineer in fluid control technology at Victaulic of Forks Township, talking with students. tax, advisory, wealth management and information technology solutions, visited New Journey Community Outreach on June 22, helping to serve more than 190 adults and children in the Reading nonprofit’s soup kitchen. Pictured are RKL employees. QNB Bank of Quakertown supported Coopersburg’s streetscape plan with a $5,000 donation to help beautify and enhance the town’s historic character. The bank also committed to donating another $5,000 next year toward the project. Construction of the new improvements is scheduled to begin in the spring. Pictured from left: Gary Hovis, Coopersburg mayor; Ken Mohr, comprehensive planning/grants volunteer; Tim Paashaus, borough manager; and Deb McDonald, vice president and branch manager, QNB. Koch 33 Toyota of Lower Nazareth Township donated $15,466 to the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley. This donation includes a matching contribution from Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. The funds donated from the Koch 33 Toyota Truck event, held in June, will be used to support overall programming, which includes emotional support groups, educational workshops, stress reduction activities and a comprehensive resource library, all of which are free to people and families affected by cancer. Pictured are employees at Koch 33 Toyota and representatives of Cancer Support Community. Merchants Bank of Bangor awarded academic scholarships to three area students to help fund their college educations. The 2018 Ronald H. 'Pete' Cann Academic Scholarship was awarded to Allison Hontz, Christina Emily Bubba and Cole Carey. Each were awarded $500. Pictured from left: Richard Hotchkiss, chairman of the board; Carey; Deb Carey, branch manager in Bethlehem; Linda Hontz; Bubba; Hontz; and Rocco Del Vecchio, CEO. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Lehigh Valley Chapter recognized Greater Lehigh Valley businessmen and women at the Lehigh Valley Man& Woman of the Year grandfinale gala at DeSales University, Upper Saucon Township. The 10-week fundraisingcampaign by 17 people raised $732,447. Pictured from left are 10 of the fundraisers:Thomas Hartzell, Tim Burke, John Buckley Jr., Mae Ianni, Ron Jerdon, LinaLobach, Kim Yarnall, Michelle Barbieri, Robyn Cavallaro, Loren Robinson, Mike Clark and Nicholas Loggia Jr. Employees of Buckno Lisicky & Co., which has offices throughout the region, donated $1,000 to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mahoning for the 2018 Youth Gathering. Buckno Lisicky holds a dress down day for charity every Friday when employees can donate $5 to dress down. At the end of several months, a charity is picked to receive the proceeds. The youth gathering is the charity nominated by Sheila Knappenberger of the Lehighton office of Buckno Lisicky. The youth gathering takes place every three years, when 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather. Pictured from left, with the check, are Ethan Miller, Logan Wentz, Nolan Wentz, Tia Tyson, the Rev. Christopher DeForest and, representing Buckno Lisicky, Knappenberger. Cindy and Gregg Feinberg of Feinberg Real Estate Advisors LLC of South Whitehall Township presented a $20,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. They are pictured with Deborah Hassan (left), board chair of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, and Kim E. Fraites Dow (right), CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. The funding will be used for Lehigh Valley leadership programs. Valley Youth House of Bethlehem received a $15,000 grant from the Provident Bank Foundation to help underwrite programming to benefit homeless Lehigh Valley people 18-24 who are being served by the Valley Youth House Supportive Housing Program. Pictured are representatives of Provident Bank and Valley Youth House. More than 40 associates from several Amazon fulfillment centers across the Pennsylvania towns of Breinigsville, Palmer Township, Carlisle and Lewisberry presented more than $10,000 in grants and 20 pallets of in-kind products to three Lehigh Valley pet shelters and spent the day volunteering at The Center for Animal Health & Welfare in Williams Township. The three pet shelters are The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, The Sanctuary at Haafsville and Peaceable Kingdom in Whitehall Township. Pictured are Amazon employees donating checks to the pet shelters. Univest Bank and Trust Co. of Souderton educated 5,406 students through its financial literacy initiatives during the 2017-2018 academic year. Two dozen employees visited more than 15 schools and youth organizations to teach age-appropriate lessons about saving money and making smart financial choices. Greg Taber (left), senior vice president and east group area manager at Univest, and Jeff Schweitzer, president and CEO at Univest, are pictured with third-grade students at Mill Creek Elementary School in Levittown.

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