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It’s 2016, and business is booming in the Lehigh Valley! Whether it’s fresh, emerging companies or generations-old family businesses, our diverse region is teeming with tons of equally diverse professionals. With fields ranging from medicine and fitness to home furnishings, finance and more, these are the faces you need to know. PHOTOS BY COLIN COLEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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ORAL SURGERY ST. LUKE’S OMS CENTER FOR ORAL SURGERY St. Luke’s OMS Your Center for Oral Surgery has been the leading oral surgery practice in the Lehigh Valley for over 15 years. The practice was formed by Dr. Wayne J. Saunders (seated at left), who saw a need for high-quality, compassionate and affordable health care in our area. Today, the practice takes pride in giving patients their smiles back—and offering the largest range of oral surgery services in the Valley. Annually, St. Luke’s OMS offices perform LOCATIONS IN

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more dental implant surgeries than any other practice in the area. St. Luke’s OMS also offers wisdom tooth removal, tooth extraction, bone and gum grafting, jaw surgery, All-on-4™ fixed dentures and periimplantitis treatment. They also offer cosmetic facial treatments such as Botox, Juvederm and Kybella. St. Luke’s OMS has four locations in Bethlehem, Allentown and Easton and employs 11 oral surgeons and one on-staff periodontist.

These offices are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offer Saturday hours. The Surgeons at St. Luke’s OMS are also on call for emergencies and perform facial trauma surgery at St. Luke’s University Health Network. As a patient, you’ll experience the best of both worlds—the locations, services and appointment times of a large practice, while still being treated as if you are the surgeon’s top priority, with the highest quality of care!

ALLENTOWN, BETHLEHEM & EASTON | 610.865.8077 | STLUKESOMS.COM

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GAILGRAY HOME If you’re ready to create a new look in your house (or the entire home), look no further than GailGray Home Furnishings and Design in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. This Center Valley store is known for its ever-changing selection of fresh and new furniture, home accessories, artwork, lamps and more. Their retail storefront is open seven days a week and continues to inspire customers looking for finishing touches or a whole new look.

GailGray also offers an interior design service and in-home consultations. The store’s designers have a keen eye and years of experience helping homeowners decide which existing elements to update or keep. Perhaps more importantly, GailGray designers are experts at helping both in-store customers and those pursuing consultations to create just the right look for their individual lifestyle and space.

GailGray opened in 2000 as Accessories, etc. In 2008, owner Gail Gray Dunn (back right) changed the store’s name to better reflect its furniture offerings and design consultations. GailGray specializes in custom orders and requests, and customers often comment that the store is filled with beautiful and unique merchandise—all the more reason to visit again and again.

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BEAUTIFUL EYES

DR. FRANK BALOH, LEHIGH VALLEY EYE CENTER Dr. Frank Baloh of Lehigh Valley Eye Center is a unique sub-specialist and the Valley’s only full-time, board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in eye plastic surgery. He is exceptionally qualified to perform all cosmetic, functional and reconstructive eyelid procedures, as well as Botox, fillers and laser facial rejuvenation. Since arriving in the Valley in 1998, Dr. Baloh has used his extensive training to help countless patients in need of reconstructive plastic surgery with a level of care previously only available in larger metropolitan cities. His knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, coupled with his plastic surgery training, makes Dr. Baloh highly successful in the treatment of the aging process as it affects the eye. This includes repairing tired and drooping lids, which can impact vision as well as appearance. Non-surgical techniques can also be used to treat the functional and cosmetic problems associated with aging skin. When it comes to rejuvenating your appearance, trust Dr. Frank Baloh with your eyes.

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ADVANCED LASER VISION CORRECTION LEHIGH VALLEY EYE CENTER Ready to put away your glasses and contacts? The doctors at Lehigh Valley Eye Center are committed to the most advanced vision correction techniques, allowing them to provide outstanding vision results regardless of age or specific glass prescription. Drs. Marnie O’Brien and Ravi A. Shah are the only doctors in the Lehigh Valley who perform bladeless or all-laser LASIK. These

highly-experienced eye surgeons are deeply committed to patient safety and the absolute best vision outcomes. To ensure this outcome, every patient receives extensive screening tests with advanced diagnostic equipment to help determine the technology best suited to their individual needs. During the LASIK evaluation, the doctors personally evaluate each client to create a customized procedure.

The same doctor performs the evaluation, surgery and follow-up after the procedure. In addition to LASIK services, Drs. O’Brien and Shah offer advanced laser cataract surgery options that can reduce dependence on corrective lenses. Visit their website to learn more.

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WOOD ARTISANS GROTHOUSE INC. If you’re searching for the perfect custom wood countertop, butcher block or table, look no further than Grothouse, the area’s foremost artisan manufacturer of solid wood surfaces. Founder Paul Grothouse (back row, fourth from right) is the son of a highly-respected period furniture maker and learned the art and craftsmanship of woodworking at an early age. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in engineering, he began building custom furniture and wood butcher

blocks. He launched Grothouse Lumber in 1994, and the business has since become the nation’s leading innovator in luxury wood surfaces. Grothouse’s wood surfaces have been featured in national magazines and television shows and are also found in celebrity restaurants and homes. Their commercial grade bars can be found in restaurants, casinos and even Walt Disney World. They offer an extensive variety of responsiblyharvested wood species, edge profiles and

stain colors, including laboratory stain matching. The business also offers a 2–3 week lead time, the shortest in the industry, and a comprehensive lifetime warranty. Ready to design your custom solid wood surface? Grothouse offers a network of over 4,000 dealers worldwide. Every wood countertop arrives ready to install, and templating and installation is available throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond.

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DERMATOLOGY

AESTHETIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES KEVITCH, CHUNG & JAN Complimenting Aesthetic Surgery Associate’s cosmetic and reconstructive offerings are its expanded dermatology services, led by Dr. Marie Wagener. By adding a dermatologist to its existing staff of three board-certified plastic surgeons, Aesthetic Surgery Associates has become the Valley’s first comprehensive aesthetic and cosmetic center. Wagener offers patients all of the nonsurgical aspects of facial aesthetics, including procedures such as Botox, fillers, lasers, peels and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP, also known as the “vampire facelift”). She joined the office of Aesthetic Surgery Associates to better pursue her passion for aesthetics after seeing first-hand how deeply dermatologic problems can impact patients’ confidence. Interested in learning more? Like Aesthetic Surgery Associates’ surgeons, Dr. Wagener prides herself in treating every patient as an individual with his or her own needs and goals. Together, you’ll create a patient-doctor team that works jointly to find the right solution for your unique skin.

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COSMETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

AESTHETIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES KEVITCH, CHUNG & JAN Aesthetic Surgery Associates offers cosmetic and reconstructive services ranging from noninvasive aesthetic services to surgery that can change your appearance, boost your self-confidence and help you to look your best. Drs. Robert Kevitch, Johnny Chung and Badar Jan are board-certified plastic surgeons and members of the American Society

of Plastic Surgeons. They share a passion and talent for both art and medicine, and take pride in achieving natural results tailored to each individual patient. Aesthetic Surgery Associates utilizes state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to offer the latest in minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures, and is home to the only local boardcertified surgeons offering the revolutionary

SmartLipo. They also offer non-surgical rejuvenation options and have been the area’s forerunners in procedures such as miraDry, CoolSculpting and Neograft. In addition to a wide range of services offered by experienced surgeons, expect a personalized touch—from staff who know every patient by name to follow-up calls after surgery.

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VETERINARY SPECIALTY & EMERGENCY SERVICES VALLEY CENTRAL VETERINARY REFERRAL & EMERGENCY SERVICES Trust the veterinarians at Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center with your pet’s urgent and specialty needs. Valley Central’s veterinary staff provides the highest quality medical care. Advanced care specialties include acupuncture, behavioral therapy, cardiology, clinical pathology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, oncology, ophthalmology

and surgery. Emergency services are offered 24 hours a day, every day of the year; specialty services typically require an appointment. Valley Central’s owners Dr. Carlos Hodges (right) and Dr. Ronald Hodges (left) serve as the clinic’s chief of surgery and chief of internal medicine. The brothers grew up watching their veterinarian father provide state-ofthe-art veterinary care in a compassionate,

friendly environment, and began working with animals at a young age. They have been working together at Valley Central since 1996, offering personalized care and treating each animal as their own—recognizing that your pet is an important member of your family and deserves uncompromising care.

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ADVANCED VETERINARY IMAGING ADVANCED VETERINARY IMAGING OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY When a beloved animal is injured or ill, veterinarians rely heavily on imaging devices to quickly diagnose and treat a wide variety of health issues. Owners Dr. Carlos Hodges (left), Dr. Ronald Hodges (right) and Joe Galazin (center) are proud to offer the area’s first state-of-the-art imagining facility, which will lead to local pets receiving better and

faster medical treatment without leaving the Lehigh Valley. The office fills an important void for local veterinarians and pet owners. Before this year, the nearest veterinary imaging facility was located an hour from the Lehigh Valley. Advanced Veterinary Imaging offers the valley’s first 3D, high-definition CT scanner

designed for veterinary use, and is the first to locally offer hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy—a versatile treatment in high demand. The center also offers fluoroscopy and digital x-rays. All imaging is shared quickly and efficiently with the pet owner’s referring veterinarian.

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MODERN MARKETING

PERFECT SIX Perfect Six is a trusted omprehensive digital and traditional marketing company that specializes in small- to mid-size businesses. The company focuses on both function and aesthetics to create stunning, effective print and digital marketing concepts that “wow” their clients and deliver unparalleled results. Perfect Six is led by Denise Grothouse (seated at right), the co-owner of Grothouse Inc.,

the area’s top wood artisan. She first used her talents to create a marketing strategy for Grothouse Inc., with explosive national results. Today, she has curated an elite group of experts to analyze each client’s marketing strategy and create a customized approach that works with the business’s marketing budget and goals. Their services include search engine optimization (SEO)

and website design, public relations, social media, publishing and AdWords management as certified Google Partners. The savvy team members of Perfect Six combine a breadth and depth of knowledge that far exceeds the abilities of an in-house marketing staff member. Be Social | Be Known | Be Awesome

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DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

TIMOTHY RICHARD FINE JEWELRY When it’s time to choose an engagement ring, start with Timothy Richard Fine Jewelry. Timothy Richard specializes in loose diamond selection; custom designed mountings, and wedding bands, including a large selection of in-stock engagement ring mountings and antique engagement rings. They are also a full-service jeweler, offering services from ring sizing and jewelry repair to plating, engraving and custom design and stone setting. Repairs are done on-site, sometimes while the customer waits. When you enter the store, expect to deal directly with owners Richard Perose (left) and Timothy Statler (right). Perose is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America and opened his first store in 1985. Statler apprenticed in his family’s jewelry business starting in 1991 and has an artistic passion for goldsmithing and stone setting. Together, these men offer both diverse diamond and gemstone knowledge and an eye for beauty—the perfect combination when designing or choosing an engagement ring.

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FAMILY BUSINESS

YOCCO’S “THE HOT DOG KING” Yocco’s serves up a true “taste” of Allentown—and a shining example of family business that is four generations strong. Yocco’s specializes in high-quality fast food and is best known for its hot dogs, cheesesteaks and pierogies, made to order while customers watch. They currently have six locations and more than 120 employees, and have plans to grow.

The business was started in 1922 by Theodore Iacocca, an Italian immigrant, as the Liberty Grille (seen in the portrait hanging above). While its name and location have changed, Yocco’s continues to serve generations of fans. Their hot dogs are made from a decades-old recipe, served fresh and never frozen. Yocco’s secret recipe chili sauce, a light but

tangy condiment, is known throughout the valley and beyond. Owner Gary Iacocca (left) follows in the footsteps of his father and former owner, Julius Iacocca (center), and grandfather Theodore. Gary’s oldest son Chris (right) is Vice President and Operations Manager of the company.

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COMFORTABLE CLIMATES BURKHOLDER’S HEATING & AIR-CONDITIONING, INC.

Are you ready for summer? Trust Burkholder’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. for all of your air conditioning and heating needs. This secondgeneration business is one of the Valley’s largest HVAC companies and takes pride in its team of friendly, experienced employees and small business roots. In addition to heating and cooling, Burkholder’s also offers sales, installation, warranty work and repairs for ducts, ventilation, generators, geothermal units, radiant heat, air cleaners

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and more for residential, commercial and industrial applications. President Robert Burkholder has been in the business since age 15, first helping with cleanup and eventually moving into sales, service and installation. He aims to live and work by his late father and founder’s words: Treat people the way you would like to be treated. This belief has led to a staff of knowledgeable employees willing to share their skills and educate clients—and generations of satisfied customers.

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PURE BARRE BETHLEHEM Ready to look and feel your best? Turn to Pure Barre Bethlehem for a workout that will quickly help you become stronger, leaner and more energetic. Pure Barre Bethlehem’s 55-minute class offers an effective total-body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms and burns fat. Each muscle group is worked to fatigue and then stretched out to create a long, lean physique, without bulk. Customers have been raving about the speed at which they see results—they’re getting stronger, more flexible and toned after each and every class! Co-owner Katie Johnson (left) is a Pure Barre client-turned-teacher and opened the Bethlehem studio this spring with her sister, Sally Ambrose (right), to inspire local women of all sizes and fitness levels to empower each other while becoming their best, most confident and healthiest selves.

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MYERS WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP A PRIVATE WEALTH ADVISORY PRACTICE OF AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. When it comes to planning for retirement, experience matters. Christopher Myers, Private Wealth Advisor and Franchise Owner of Myers Wealth Management Group, has been a financial advisor for 24 years and a franchise of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. since 1992. The business moved to its new Center Valley location in April 2015. Myers Wealth Management Group helps

clients achieve their dreams for today, tomorrow and well into the future using the exclusive Confident Retirement® approach. Each client is lead through a personalized conversation about covering essential costs, ensuring their lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected and leaving a legacy. Myers Wealth Management Group prides itself in breaking financial goals down into achiev-

able steps, and helping clients address the certainty of uncertainty by planning for their financial future. In addition to retirement planning and retirement income strategies, Myers Wealth Management Group also focuses on wealth preservation strategies, investments, tax planning strategies, insurance and estate planning strategies.

3477 CORPORATE PKWY., SUITE 140, CENTER VALLEY | 610.706.4510 THE CONFIDENT RETIREMENT APPROACH IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF FUTURE FINANCIAL RESULTS. INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., A REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISER. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., MEMBER FINRA AND SIPC. © 2016 AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, INC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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UNIQUE FINE JEWELRY & CUSTOM DESIGN SUSAN BELLA JEWELRY Looking for a unique accessory to express your style? Discover the gem that is Susan Bella Jewelry. Her welcoming shop, located on the West End of Allentown, is packed with gorgeous fine jewelry you won’t find anywhere else in the Valley. Offering everything from statement jewelry to versatile everyday pieces, all it takes is one visit to get hooked! For a truly unique experience, schedule an appointment to have Susan Bella Linski custom design a oneof-a-kind piece. Susan consults with her clients in order to get to know them and create truly personal pieces of jewelry that fit their lifestyle and tell their story. She incorporates as much sentiment into her designs as possible, particularly while re-designing heirloom pieces which are her specialty. Susan is proud of the full-service jewelry store she has built where customer service and quality reign supreme. The genuine sales advice, expert repairs, and heartfelt designs keep her clients coming back.

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY DR. MICHAEL KUN

The unique thing about nature is that natural beauty comes in so many shapes, colors and sizes. Beauty is unique to each individual. What often catches your attention is a smile. Your smile defines you. Trained and mentored by the best dentists in the world, Dr. Michael Kun’s talent is in artistically restoring the natural beauty and function to your smile. A facially focused treatment model is created after your comprehensive evaluation. You are part of the decision making process as your preferences define the fine details of your new smile.

Dr. Kun has been a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and holds fellowships in The International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics, The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and The International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics. Dr. Kun invites you to renew, rejuvenate and reclaim your smile. Experience the sculpted smile.

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Crest Flooring is unquestionably the face of floor covering in the Lehigh Valley. Started in 1952, Crest has always been the gold standard for residential and business floor coverings. Steve Weisberg, who has guided the company since 1971, is most proud of the 31 consecutive “Who’s Who in Business Awards” Crest has won. “It’s a testament to the professionalism of our employees to provide the right product to match customer needs,” he says. The vast majority of Crest’s employees have an average tenure of 12 to 41 years. Their loyal customers have made the biggest impact; so many of them will say “I always come to Crest.” Recognized locally and nationally as a leader in their field, Crest seems to never stop growing and innovating. Weisberg has served on Shaw Industries (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) dealer board the past seven years and is proud of their newest affiliation with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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FLOWERS, PLANTS & GARDEN GIFTS ROSS PLANTS & FLOWERS Spring is the perfect time to visit Ross Plants and Flowers, a full-service flower shop and greenhouse that also has a shop filled with unique garden-themed gifts. Ross Plants and Flowers offers fresh flowers for all occasions, from everyday flowers to wedding and funeral arrangements. Fresh flowers arrive daily from around the world. Ross also stocks their greenhouse in all seasons, featuring their largest variety during the spring when they sell annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, perennials, hanging baskets and planters.

Owners Monica Yurconic-Groff and Mike Groff, along with their friendly staff members, have a passion for flowers and beauty, and quickly learn each customer’s unique style and plant preferences. Ross Plants and Flowers has been a Lehigh Valley staple for nearly 80 years, and a sister company to Naturalscapes, Inc., for the past decade. Together, the two companies offer a wide variety of plants, design and landscaping services for local homeowners and businesses throughout the year.

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BELLA CASA KITCHEN & BATH Turn to Bella Casa Kitchen and Bath for all of your remodeling needs. Bella Casa specializes in complete kitchen and bath remodeling, from design and material selection to installation. You’ll find the inspiration you need in their custom showroom, where you can choose from high-quality cabinets, countertops, flooring and hardware. Perhaps more importantly, you’ll also find expert assistance and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. As a family-owned and -operated business, Bella Casa combines the experience and selection of a larger design studio with the “family feel” of a smaller company. Its owners, Faye and Spiros Motsenigos, are actively involved in the business, and their design and installation members are knowledgeable, creative, and ready to treat customers like family. Looking to remodel beyond the kitchen or bath, or complete a more extensive project? Bella Casa also offers custom built-ins, basement refinishing, and general contracting—all completed with the same professional standards and the highest quality of craftmanship.

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JAINDL ENTERPRISES Jaindl Enterprises is dedicated to bringing new destinations, experiences and employment opportunities to the Lehigh Valley through responsible urban redevelopment. Whether they are transforming a twentysix acre brownfield into a dynamic mixed-use campus or restoring one of Allentown’s most historic banks to its former grandeur, Jaindl Enterprises is breathing new life into the area’s underutilized landmarks. Jaindl Properties was founded by Mark (right) and Zachary Jaindl (left) in 2011 to promote smart growth practices throughout the region, with a particular emphasis on Allentown’s developing urban core and surrounding neighborhoods. The company announced Vault 634, LLC, a full service wedding and event venue (to properly showcase the classic Lehigh Valley Trust Building in Allentown) as well as SteelRock Property Management in 2014 to effectively manage their growing portfolio. Jaindl Properties is also a lead developer in The Waterfront, a 1.25 million square foot mixed-use campus located on the western banks of the Lehigh River in Allentown.

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ERICKSON FINANCIAL GROUP Being a business owner can be difficult enough. Add preparing for retirement while running a business, and things get even more complicated. Erickson Financial Group specializes in family-owned businesses. Many business owners don’t have a financial plan that blends their business with their personal financial goals, but the two are often

closely connected. Erickson’s team is three generations strong, combining years of industry experience to guide their clients through today’s complex business and personal financial decisions. These decisions might include a succession plan should you want to transfer your business to the next generation, or how to prepare for eventually selling the business.

Erickson Financial Group offers both financial planning services and estate planning strategies. They are also licensed to sell investment and insurance products. Perhaps most importantly, you won’t need to explain what it means to be a small business owner at Erickson Financial Group—as a family-owned business themselves, they simply understand.

3701 CORPORATE PKWY., SUITE 330, CENTER VALLEY 610.798.2544 | ERICKSONFINANCIALGROUP.COM SECURITIES, INVESTMENT ADVISORY AND FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICES ARE OFFERED THROUGH QUALIFIED REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVES OF MML INVESTORS SERVICES, LLC, MEMBER SIPC. SUPERVISORY OFFICE: 3701 CORPORATE PKWY, SUITE 320, CENTER VALLEY, PA 18034 (610) 798-2500. ERICKSON FINANCIAL GROUP IS NOT AN AFFILIATE OR SUBSIDIARY OF MML INVESTORS SERVICES, LLC OR ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES. CRN201804-200815

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WEDDING PLANNING & FLORALS MARK KINTZEL DESIGN Mark Kintzel, the owner of Mark Kintzel Design, has had a lifelong appreciation for flowers and beauty. Today, he specializes in wedding planning, styling and floral arrangements for all occasions. Kintzel’s first foray into the wedding business was to design the floral arrangements for a close friend’s nuptials. The business

grew from there, with Kintzel creating florals, style details and designs that are as striking and elegant as they are whimsical. He has worked locally and internationally, and his designs and florals have been featured in numerous publications. Kintzel sources local florals when possible and will often build unique props and style elements to ensure

that his events stand out. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the wedding planning business is the feedback from the happy couple. Kintzel often hears statements of disbelief from clients—that their special day was so much more than they expected!

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FINISHING TOUCHES K&H CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & FINE HOME ACCESSORIES Ready to transform your space? Turn to K&H Custom Window Treatments for the finishing touch on your next residential or commercial project. K&H was launched by the mother-daughter team of Norma Heller and Sandy Kuhns (far right) in 1986 and has quickly built a reputation for quality products, individual attention and superior customer service. Now celebrating its 30th year, K&H continues to be family-owned and -operated. K&H Custom Window Treatments specializes in custom-made top treatments, all types of draperies, cushions, blinds, shades, shutters and automated window solutions for both residential and commercial applications. Unique home decor as well as creative window treatments are on display at their Trexlertown showroom. Window treatments are produced in K&H’s in-house workroom, and installed by an experienced installation team. Clients are offered exclusive packages, including customized designs, and a variety of styles and fabric selections.

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AGELESS BEAUTY MEESHA AESTHETICS If you’re ready to look as good as you feel, contact Meesha Aesthetics. Meesha Aesthetics specializes in skin care and the latest nonsurgical anti-aging treatments, including Botox and facial fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma. They recently expanded to offer UltraShape and VelaShape, which are non-invasive procedures used

to shed inches, tighten skin and reduce cellulite. A full-time esthetician is also on site to create custom skin-care solutions. Meesha Aesthetics’ aim is to ensure that each client’s unique goals are met, and that every client is able to look in the mirror and be happy with what they see. Owners Michelle Balbi (right) and Lisa

Silvaggio (left) began Meesha Aesthetics in 2012. At the time, both were in their forties and feared aging. They’ve since learned not to fear aging but to embrace it—all while helping themselves and other women and men to age gracefully.

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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS CASSIDON REALTY Whether you are searching for your dream home or thinking of upgrading your present one in the greater Lehigh Valley, Jack Gross and his team at Better Homes and Gardens Cassidon Realty know that business is not about one transaction but relationships. The top priority for Cassidon agents is to build a relationship with each client and understand

their unique goals. Emphasis is placed on agent training and always being on the cutting edge of technology. Cassidon agents have access to the latest tools and marketing programs available, providing their clients with state of the art service. Jack has been in the real estate business nearly 28 years. Better Homes and Gardens

Cassidon Realty is a full-service real estate firm with two offices and more than 50 agents specializing in all areas of real estate, including residential, commercial, investment and new construction marketing, sales and leasing.

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ESTATE PLANNING

NORRIS MCLAUGHLIN & MARCUS, P.A. The Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has served the Lehigh Valley since 1913. Today, its Estate, Trust and Tax department includes 14 experienced lawyers. This team specializes in sophisticated estate and tax planning matters and works closely with clients to understand the entirety of their situation and needs. Their goal is to

ensure that clients’ hard-earned assets pass to their intended beneficiaries at as little cost as possible by minimizing federal and state tax burdens. No matter what your individual needs, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus has the experience and knowledge necessary to help. Its highly-qualified lawyers can prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living

wills, charitable trusts and foundations, taxeffective business succession plans and tax planning for life insurance and retirement plans. They also offer all aspects of estate and trust administration, including: guardianships; estate, gift, income and inheritance tax returns and audits; estate and trust litigation.

515 W. HAMILTON ST., ALLENTOWN | 610.391.1800 | NMMLAW.COM MAY 2016 // LEHIGHVALLEYST YLE.COM

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A GREAT CAR-BUYING EXPERIENCE BENNETT AUTOMOTIVE GROUP Since 1951, the Bennett Automotive Group has offered world-class automotive products. Their six state-of-the-art dealerships include Maserati, Toyota, Infiniti, Land Rover, Range Rover and Jaguar. In addition to new and pre-owned automotive sales, Bennett also offers vehicle service, a full collision center and car rentals. The Bennett Automotive Group has built a family tradition of honesty, trust and integrity that lends itself to developing mutual, long-term relationships with their customers. Customer satisfaction is something they take very seriously and as a result Bennett has won prestigious awards from both the

community and the automotive manufacturers they represent. Just some of the awards include the Toyota President’s Award (2012–2015) for outstanding customer service, 2015 Dealer of the Year (Bennett Infiniti), Top Workplace (The Morning Call, 2013–2015) and 2015 Business of the Year (Lehigh Valley Business). Rob Bennett, President of Bennett Automotive Group, also believes that giving back to the community has helped their business grow and is proud to sponsor many charitable organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley.

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“ONE-STOP” FINANCIAL PLANNING VALLEY NATIONAL FINANCIAL ADVISORS Valley National Financial Advisors offers its clients a “one-stop” approach to financial planning, allowing you to organize and address all of the areas in your financial life. Thomas Riddle (seated, second from left), a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner™ professional, founded Valley National in 1985 while working as a CPA. His tax clients often

had questions about financial plans, investments, life insurance and more, and he realized there was a need for one place where clients could go to address their complex financial lives. Today, Valley National’s experienced advisors build one-on-one relationships with each of their clients to help them in all these areas, and more. Valley National’s services include financial plan-

ning, retirement planning, investment management, asset management services, ExecutiveEdge™ Personal Financial Planning for Corporate Leaders, insurance planning, education planning, tax planning and preparation, estate planning and trust services. Valley National has remained locally-owned and independent for more than 30 years.

OFFICES IN BETHLEHEM, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK AND JOHNSTOWN, PA

1655 VALLEY CENTER PKWY., SUITE 100, BETHLEHEM 610.868.9000 | VALLEYNATIONALGROUP.COM SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH VALLEY NATIONAL INVESTMENTS, INC .— AN INDEPENDENT BROKER/DEALER AND MEMBER FINRA AND SIPC. VALLEY NATIONAL ADVISERS, INC. IS A REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISER WITH THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION.

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