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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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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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Bucks County women receive travel and tourism awards

On May 3, Visit Bucks County celebrated National Tourism and Travel Week at Washington Crossing Historic Park and recognized people and organizations who make an impact in the travel and tourism industry in Bucks County. Naomi Naylor (left), executive director and main street manager of Quakertown Alive!, received the Hospitality Leadership Award, and Natalie Blumberg, general manager of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Quakertown, received the Guest Excellence Award.

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Landis Family Foundation donates van to Communities In Schools

The Landis Family Foundation, funded in part by three auto Star Dealerships, donated a 10-passenger van to Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley during a ceremonial key exchange at the Star Dealership in Easton. The van will be used to take students to field trips, family engagement events and outreach efforts of the Allentown Re Engagement Center. Picture: (back row from left) Carol Landis, Landis Family Foundation; Wesner Gutierrez, Whitehall High School student; Anthony Corado,...

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