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Martin Guitar hosts mini jazz festival

C.F. Martin Guitar & Co. Inc. held a networking event, ‘Jazz It Up,’ at its facility in Nazareth. The event, hosted by the Nazareth Business Council of the Lehigh Valley Chamber, drew more than 100 business leaders for a mini jazz festival provided by the Pennsylvania Jazz Collective. Event sponsors were Thrivent Financial, Buca di Beppo, Widow’s Tavern and Grill, Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. and Franklin Hills Winery. Pictured from left are Erin Hess...

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Olympus employees in battle of the bands

Olympus employees in Center Valley cheered on the all-employee band ‘Peripheral Vision’ that advanced to the final round of the 14th annual Fortune Magazine and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ‘Battle of the Corporate Bands’ competition. The band will compete against other corporate bands from across the nation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The competition is held each year to salute the best amateur, company sponsored bands and showcase...

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Eye bank contributes to Lions Sight Conservation efforts

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank of Bethlehem presented a $25,000 donation to Robert Miller (left), treasurer of the Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation, at Eye Bank’s facility in Hanover Township, Northampton County. Presenting the check to Miller is Eye Bank board president Christopher J. Sweeney Sr. The eye bank partners with more than 60 hospitals and many hospice programs, funeral directors and coroners to procure donor eye tissue in 37...

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White and Williams donates to school

White and Williams LLP kicked off its ‘adoption’ of Allentown School District’s Sheridan Elementary School on Sept. 8 at a school-wide assembly. Platte Moring, managing partner of the law firm’s Lehigh Valley office (right center), announced the firm’s two-year commitment to the school. Nancy Conrad, chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice group (left center), presented students with uniform shirts and school supplies. White and Williams launched...

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Skytop Lodge supports breast cancer fund

Skytop team members supported the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund through book sales and a bake sale, which raised $600. The bakery at Skytop made the goods; also included were a raffle and theme baskets donated by each department. Pictured are Staci Ann Beers (left), co-founder, Hope for Strength Breast Cancer fund, and Debra Grasso, director of human resources, Skytop Lodge.

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