Banking & Finance

Provident Bank Foundation gives $5K to symphony

The Provident Bank Foundation presented $5,000 to Allentown Symphony Association in support of its educational and social initiative, El Sistema Lehigh Valley, at Roosevelt Elementary School in Allentown on May 24. The initiative provides youth development to about 90 students through a daily after-school program that teaches students how to play a stringed instrument. Pictured are students of El Sistema Lehigh Valley Mozart Orchestra with members of Provident Bank and Allentown Symphony...

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First Niagara donates to Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley

First Niagara, a bank with several Greater Lehigh Valley locations, donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley to support its A-Block Program as part of its Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Allentown. The money will help support a community homebuilding project and home preservation/repair projects for low-income families. Pictured from left at the Habitat offices in Allentown: Deb Cummins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, and Renee Murdock, community...

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Lehigh Valley Go Red for Women raises $80K

Held on May 12 at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, the American Heart Association raised $80,000 during the 2015 Lehigh Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon in support of research and awareness for heart disease. Pictured from left are event participants Vivian Davis, Melissa Fink and Kayla Smith, certified nurse practitioners of event sponsor Reproductive Medical Associates of Pennsylvania in South Whitehall Township.

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Residents celebrate with block party at Madison Farms

A crowd of more than 300 turned out for the Madison Farms Block Party on May 14 in Bethlehem Township, featuring food, games and live music. KRE Group of Bridgewater, N.J., and The Silverman Group of Short Hills, N.J., developed the $140 million project in Bethlehem Township with a mix of retail tenants and upscale apartments.

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