Kitchen Magic earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Kitchen Magic announced that it earned the home service industry’s Angie’s List Super Service Award. This award honors service professionals who maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.
Kitchen Magic has been on Angie’s List since 2005. This is the 11th year Kitchen Magic received this honor.
BB&T invests in Ben Franklin Clients
BB&T Economic Growth Fund of Berks County Community Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Greater Reading/Berks to be used to invest in regional technology-based companies that create and retain highly paid, sustainable jobs.
Unity Bank offers free financial literacy program
Unity Bank is offering a free financial literacy program for schools and community organizations throughout its marketplace footprint, which includes Lehigh and Northampton counties, plus Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey.
Unity Bank’s Start Smart Financial Education Program is a comprehensive financial literacy program designed for pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. The bank provides 10 Unity employees as instructors.
Unity’s lesson plans have been written to meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards. Each lesson is supported with an age-appropriate activity.
Call the bank at 908-713-4310 for more information.
Miller Supply achieves highest level of recognition
Ace Hardware Corp. has announced that Miller Supply of Northampton achieved designation as a Pinnacle Performance Retailing store for its outstanding performance. Developed as part of Ace’s long-term retail growth strategy, 20/20 Vision, Pinnacle Performance Retailing is focused on Ace’s customers, helping to ensure Ace stores deliver on its brand promise every day.
Ace Hardware has been in business for more than 90 years. Miller Supply is one of only a few hundred Ace retailers to achieve this status among more than 5,200 stores in more than 65 countries.
NAI Summit secures three lease deals
NAI Summit’s Jay Haines recently represented both the owner of Bethlehem Medical Arts Center in Bethlehem, and the new tenant, Dr. Edward C. Chen, in a multiyear lease transaction for an office suite in the Class A medical/professional building. Chen has been in practice for more than 20 years providing gastroenterology services to the area.
At MacArthur Convenience Center in Whitehall Township, Haines represented the owner in two lease transactions. The first was with a new tenant, Better Black Belts LLC, for two retail suites totaling almost 1,800 square feet to use as a martial arts studio. The second transaction was a renewal for Invisible Fence of the Lehigh Valley, whic has been at this location for more than 24 years.
Smart-Home Integrator sells business to employee
Current Concepts, a smart-home integration company in the Lehigh Valley, has been sold. Majority owner and longtime president Glen Hill retired. The new face of the company, General Manager Eric Haas, a longtime employee, took over operations this year. Continuing on with the firm is longtime employee and co-owner, Tim Corby.
Valley Youth House expands into Western Pennsylvania
Valley Youth House announced that it received awards totaling $407,350 from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Valley Youth House received 9 percent of $4.5 million available in Home4Good money for the following programs:
- $66,814, the Synergy Project–Allentown, a street outreach program for homeless youth in Allentown
- $125,074, Designated Access Point for Youth in Philadelphia, one of two Access Points in the city, providing assessments and housing referrals for homeless youth
- $40,000, Rapid Re-Housing in Lackawanna County, providing housing and supportive services to homeless Lackawanna youth;
- $175,460, Host Homes Program in four Western Pennsylvania counties, connecting homeless youth with volunteer families for short-term housing.
The Host Homes program brings a new model to Valley Youth House and expands the organization’s footprint toWestern Pennsylvania, now serving Armstrong, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties.