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Icon Honors

 The Icon Honors awards recognize Greater Lehigh Valley business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen fields.

2021 Event Date: November 4, 2021

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

Nomination Deadline: August 6, 2021

Application Deadline: August 20, 2021


Lehigh Valley Business is COVID conscious and will be making educated decisions on whether events are virtual or in-person per CDC recommendations and state and county guidance. For now, events for 2021 are moving forward as virtual but as soon as we can come back together in person to celebrate excellence we look forward to doing so.

Nominations are due by August 6, 2021.

Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

To be eligible for this award, the winner must live in or work in the Greater Lehigh Valley area at the time of judging and be 60 years old as of August 20, 2021.

Nominations can be self-nominations or outside nominations. On completing this form, your nominee will receive an email prompting them to complete an application for this awards program. Nominations without the application from the nominee will not have equal weight with the judging panel.

2021 Icon Honors Nomination

  • Nominee Information

  • Please list the nominee's email address, not the email address of the individual filling out the form.
  • Nominator Information

Application Deadline: August 20, 2021

Letters of recommendation are highly encouraged due to the quantity of applicants for this award. Please send any supporting materials to lvbevents@bridgetowermedia.com.

Applications are completed by the person nominated and completed applications must be submitted for the candidate to participate in this program. Information provided on this form may be used by the Lehigh Valley Business  in the corresponding event publication.

To be eligible for this award, the winner must live in or work in the Central Pennsylvania area at the time of judging and be 60 years old as of September 1, 2021.

2021 Icon Honors Application

  • Please type the name of your company as how you would like to see it in print
  • (e.g. http://www.linkedin.com/profileview?id=1234567)
  • List the most recent first.
  • List most recent first and include start and end year, company and title.
  • Please give ONE example that demonstrates how you have mentored others outside of the guidance you provide to your direct reports.
  • Please include dates.
  • Please include dates.
  • What awards have you been most proud to receive? List most recent first and include year, award/honor name and awarding institution.
  • Describe ways you have helped the Central Pennsylvania area business community grow and how you continue to champion your industry through professional creativity, innovation and leadership.

Congratulations to the 2020 Icon Honors Winners!

Shelley Brown, State Theatre of Easton

Nancy Dischnat, Workforce Board LV

Cindy Feinberg, Feinberg Real Estate Advisors

Thomas Fiorini, Westgate Global Logistics

Tom Garrity, Compass Point Consulting

Bruce Haines, Hotel Bethlehem

Douglas E. Hutchinson, Hutchinson, Gillahan and Freeh, P.C.

Ellen Kern, Pennsylvania Senate

R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Doug Pellitier, Trifecta Technologies

Richard Reppert Sr., R.L. Reppert, Inc.

Thomas Riddle, Valley National Financial Advisors

Bernard Story, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Donna Taggart, Taggart Associates

Marsha Welsh, East Stroudsburg University (Retired)

Thomas Williams, Domani Wealth

Dick Yuengling, D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc

How can I be considered for an Icon Honors award?

Nominations can be made by anyone, including yourself. An application is automatically emailed to all nominees and must be completed in order to be considered for this award. A letter of recommendation is not required, but is strongly encouraged to assist the judges in making their decision.

To be eligible, applicants must live in or work in either Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill or Warren County.

How often can I be considered? 

You can be nominated, apply and win annually as long as you are updating your application annually and meet the criteria.


Who are the judges and what are they looking for when selecting Icon Honors winners?

Winners are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners. Judges look for Central PA’s business leaders over the age of 60 who have left an indelible mark in their fields, and whose integrity, vision and selfless service have lifted up the Greater Lehigh Valley community. It is helpful to have at least one letter of recommendation from someone that can speak to all three of these achievements.

Where do I have to live to qualify for this award? 

You must live or work in one of the following counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, lower Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, upper Bucks, Schuylkill or Warren.

Should I have a letter of recommendation sent?

Past judges have told us that the letter(s) of recommendation is helpful particularly when they are not familiar with the candidate. Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to lvbevents@bridgetowermedia.com. Please save all letters of recommendation as PDFs labeled with your name (or organization) led by the category or event you are being nominated for. The letter will be paired to your application when it is received.

I’m an Icon Honors award winner, what now? 

Sit tight, a member of our team will contact you soon with any additional details.

Do the winners have to say something?

Winners do not speak live during the event, but will be contacted to be profiled in a multi-media video that will be aired during the event. 

If I’m a winner, do I need to purchase a ticket?

You do not need to purchase a ticket for yourself if you are an honoree. All other attendees must purchase a ticket. Sponsorship packages are available to purchase for those wanting large groups of tickets and additional benefits.

Can I buy an ad in the publication?

The Icon Honor’s program is supported through sponsorships. The ads you see in the magazine are part of the sponsorship packages. Please email shuettner@bridgetowermedia.com.

I bought a ticket but I don’t see it? 

Tickets will be sent to you and everyone who registers the day before and the day of the event via email. 

Remember, tickets can only be opened on one device, if you open it on your phone but then try to open it on your computer it will not work.

Contact lvbevents@bridgetowermedia.com if you have any issues. 

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