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THE LEHIGH VALLEY IS A REGION ON THE RISE Steeped in history, strengthened by local industry, home to idyllic countrysides, vibrant small-town communities and remarkable urban revitalizations in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton—it’s no wonder that the Greater Lehigh Valley is considered one of the top regions for economic growth in the Northeastern United States. This zeal for the future notwithstanding, it’s important to remember that our present success is thanks in no small part to the many businesses already active in the Lehigh Valley. Read on and put some faces to their names. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW TOMASINO

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Sustainable Home Furnishings DOMACI

Warren and Derrick Clark are changing the way the Valley thinks about furniture. Their store in Southside Bethlehem—Domaci—is filled with pieces that are both chic and constructed with materials and methods that do no harm to the environment. “We saw a need and an opportunity in the Lehigh Valley for unique home furnishings that were not only stylish, but also sustainable,” they say. Much of the furniture sold today in big-box stores is made from particleboard and medium-density fiberboard (MDF), using potentially toxic glues and finishes. This fact has not escaped a buying public that more than ever wants to make eco-responsible choices. Domaci makes these smart choices easier to find. They are committed to offering products made from materials that are ecologically renewable: plantation-grown hardwoods, recycled cast iron forged from scrap metals or reclaimed woods given new life as furniture. Most goods feature hand-applied finishes with lower VOC chemicals, keeping the air as clean as possible and eliminating the emission of harmful chemicals into the home. Not only are Domaci’s furnishings well made, they’re also surprisingly affordable. Paying just a little more for quality furniture does right by the environment and is also an investment in pieces that won’t have to be replaced anytime soon. Warren and Derrick “like to use the term ‘heirloom quality’ for the furniture we sell, because we truly see them as tomorrow’s antiques, today.” With design consultations by Rebecca Addington, Domaci also offers design services for projects large and small. Space planning, product suggestions, picking paints and wallpaper, custom options and more are available in store (complimentary) or in home (for a fee).

21 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem 610.419.4111 domacihome.com

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Cosmetic Dentistry

KEYSTONE DENTISTRY Dr. Fayez Baki gives his patients a reason to smile. He and his talented staff at Keystone Dentistry deliver world-class cosmetic dentistry right here in the Lehigh Valley. Services include smile makeovers utilizing porcelain veneers and crowns as well as teeth whitening, tooth-colored restorations and Invisalign. The practice is state of the art. Dr. Baki is one of a few select dentists with advanced training in Digital Smile Design. “Designing a smile is part art and part science,” he explains. The science includes a detailed analysis of a patient’s facial features and then utilizes the latest technology to digitally balance and reposition the teeth. His artistic skills are implemented to design a smile that complements those facial features. Patients get to visualize and temporarily “wear” their new smile before any permanent modifications are made. To achieve a very natural-looking result, Dr. Baki entrusts his dental ceramic artist to replicate with porcelain the finest nuances found in natural teeth. An on-site photography studio captures the entire process from start to finish. “We do not just fix teeth,” he says. “We build a custom smile that restores balance and symmetry to the entire face.” A smile as unique as the person who wears it.

3859 Nazareth Pk. Suite 203, Bethlehem 610.849.2777 | lvcosmeticdentistry.com

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The Hair You’ve Always Wanted ROOTED SALON

Katelyn Quigney was born with a love for hair. “As a six-year-old,” she says, “I always begged my mom to take me with her to the salon.” After working as a stylist in the Valley for 10 years and having dreamed of creating a business of her own, she and her husband opened Rooted Salon in Allentown. Rooted opened last spring, and it quickly gained a reputation for being much more than a name—it’s a cozy space where everyone feels at home. Clients can choose from grey coverage base coloring to balayage to precision haircuts and PerfecTress hair extensions. There’s even a stylist who doubles as a licensed barber. Salon team members are up on the newest trends and celebrity hair colors, and were carefully chosen by Katelyn based on their experience and ability to provide the best in customer service. All have extensive knowledge of Wella Professionals, Rooted’s preferred color line. The salon’s exclusive hair care products from R + Co. are cruelty-free, vegan and contain no gluten, parabens or sulfates. “We are here to make sure that anyone walking through our doors is given the five-star treatment and experience,” says Katelyn, who works as a master stylist while husband and co-owner Brandon—in addition to his more behind-the-scenes rolls as accountant, payroll and inventory manager, salon coordinator and receptionist—offers complimentary specialty beverages and ensures that everyone’s needs are accommodated. Everyone’s favorite employee, however, is Ike, the shop’s 12-year-old Boston terrier, who serves as greeter and security detail.

6636 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown 484.860.3060 salonrooted.com

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Oral Surgery ST. LUKE’S OMS

Offices in Bethlehem, Allentown, Easton & Stroudsburg 610.865.8077 stlukesoms.com

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Sooner or later, most Americans will face a visit to the oral surgeon. It may be to replace a missing tooth, have wisdom teeth extracted or correct TMJ or bite problems. Whatever the procedure, finding the best doctor is key to getting the best results. St. Luke’s OMS has been setting the standard in oral surgery for 16 years. Dr. Wayne Saunders founded the practice with the intent to offer high quality and affordable oral surgery in the Lehigh Valley. That one-man office has since grown to 13 doctors with five locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Stroudsburg.


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The practice takes pride in giving patients their smile back and offers the largest range of oral surgery services in the Lehigh Valley. Services include dental implants, bone and gum grafting, wisdom teeth extraction, jaw surgery and full-mouth restoration including the Trefoil system. Not only are St. Luke’s OMS doctors highly qualified, the entire experience is designed to be as convenient as possible for patients. Multiple doctors and locations equates to flexibility in scheduling and no long-distance driving for treatment. Offices are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday appointments are available. Patients who may feel nervous or afraid find the environment very welcoming. In addition to in-office procedures, the surgeons are on staff and on call for facial trauma needs at St. Luke’s University Health Network. St. Luke’s OMS always makes it a priority to be there for patients.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: VERONICA T. BARRETO, DMD; ASSABI A. ISAAC, DDS; JOSEPH J. ARNONE, DMD; DANIEL S. LADER, DMD; MICHAEL FEDELE, DMD; WAYNE J. SAUNDERS, DMD; DOMINIC RACHIELE, DMD; RHONDA ROHLOFF, DMD; BRETT M. GELLER, DMD; KARL MALONEY, DMD

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An Exquisite Event Venue BELL GATE FARM When Stephanie Stevens inherited Bell Gate Farm, she knew it was both a gift and an opportunity. She felt strongly about preserving the 233acre farm in Coopersburg that had been her family home. She also felt the beautiful site needed to be shared with generations to come. “Bell Gate Farm was always filled with the sounds of laughter from friends and family throughout the years,” says Stevens, an experienced events producer. It was only natural, then, for her to transform the property into an events venue and create once-in-a-lifetime moments for the community. Inside the rustic barn are two state-of-the-art spaces, each with a different décor and feel. Outside, the landscaped grounds include fragrant gardens, pool, pond, waterfall and forest space. An on-site kitchen guarantees only the freshest food for guests. No matter the occasion, Stevens says, “We take care of everything, including all of the little details. Our goal is to ensure that guests can completely relax and enjoy their event.”

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One-Stop Financial Planning VALLEY NATIONAL FINANCIAL ADVISORS Modern financial lives have become so complex. Valley National Financial Advisors strives to simplify their clients’ lives by handling most of the problems that can arise, providing advice in as many areas as possible. Since Thomas M. Riddle founded the firm in 1985, Valley National’s goal has been to offer clients a single destination for all their financial needs. Their team of skilled professionals is ready and able to advise on a broad range of strategies, including financial and retirement planning, insurance and estate planning, investment

management, tax preparation and planning, education planning, trust services and ExecutiveEdge™ personal financial planning for corporate leaders. It’s not unusual for clients to rely on their advisor to address questions about everything from inflation to buying a car. It’s that kind of personalized and reliable service at Valley National Financial Advisors that generates trust and creates client relationships that transcend generations.

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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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Comprehensive Family Dentistry CHRISTINA M. LAWRENCE, DMD Moving from a small town north of the Lehigh Valley to a busy dental practice in Allentown, Christina Lawrence, DMD, has always tried to keep things neighborly. “I wanted to have a ‘small town’ feel to my practice where everyone was known on a personal basis.” By all accounts, Dr. Lawrence has succeeded. Since opening in 1999, her family practice has received glowing reviews. Clients feel cared for, heard and understood. “As a team, our mission is to provide excellence in customer care in a fun, relaxed atmosphere,” explains Dr. Lawrence. She and her staff use state-of-the-art techniques and products to provide the most current and comprehensive care available. Services specialize in the relationship between the mouth and the entire body. It’s great results and personalized care that keeps her loyal patients coming back. With the Valley fast expanding, and so many dental professionals to choose from, why wouldn’t anyone want a dentist who made them feel at home?

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Flawless Skin ANLLO CENTER FOR AESTHETICS LLC Jennifer Anllo is not the first esthetician to open her own skincare center, but her obsessive attention to detail, comprehensive medical knowledge, refined skill set, renowned generosity and wicked sense of humor distinguish her in the industry. At Anllo Center for Aesthetics, developing the best skincare regimen for each client is the goal. Skin analysis is conducted by licensed skincare professionals who will, if necessary, recommend products and customized services to address current needs or future concerns. Those services, all under the supervision of a medical director, include tri-level peel, Botox, filler injections,

laser resurfacing, hair removal, micro needling, skin tightening and IPL photo facial. Everyone is treated with gracious, old-world hospitality. It’s this intimate, boutique approach that sets the Center apart. Clients are ensured not only glowing results, but total well-being. “Watching a client leave the office feeling invigorated, strong and beautiful both inside and out,” Anllo says, is her greatest reward. “Our mission is to always do what is the absolute best for the client, as the rest will follow.”

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Creativity 3SEED MARKETING/DESIGN/INTERACTIVE Every business needs a strong brand. It creates trust, improves companies of all sizes and industries. “We offer a sustainable aprecognition, generates new customers and guarantees future proach to marketing and advertising and handle it all in house. business. For companies large and small, using an agency like Our focus in everything we do is to strengthen your brand.” Planting the seeds of creativity and growing great ideas is the 3Seed to understand what their brand is, then build and burnish root of 3Seed’s success in achieving long-term growth for clients. it, is a very smart investment. “Your company’s brand is its reputation,” says John Mulder, one “I wish I’d found you sooner!” is something Mulder hears often. of 3Seed’s Managing Partners. “It’s what people take away from “When clients see how we create a consistent brand message that the experience of interacting with you.” This marketing and de- continually builds on itself, there’s no going back.” sign studio is one of the few full-service agencies that works with

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Hope REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF PENNSYLVANIA Treatment for infertility is an emotional roller coaster ride. One minute giddy with anticipation, the next overcome with anxiety— and those are just descriptive words beginning with the letter A. No one understands that better than Dr. Wendy Schillings. She’s a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, gynecologist and a founder of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania. “Every member of the team brings a unique skill set to the practice, allowing us to support our patients as they ride the fertility roller coaster,” she says.

RMAPA provides the most advanced fertility treatment and preservation services to help couples and individuals—including those in the LGBTQ community—build or expand their family. Services include intra-uterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg and fertility preservation, and are delivered using a unique team approach. Every patient receives personalized care and stays in constant contact with a RMAPA nurse throughout treatment. It’s a vital link in the communications chain during their infertility journey.

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PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: TARA MARKOVICH, CLINICAL TEAM LEADER; DR. NDEYE-AICHA GUEYE; DR. WENDY SCHILLINGS; VIVIAN DAVIS, OPERATIONS TEAM LEADER; MELISSA FINK, EXECUTIVE TEAM LEADER; DEANNA CRAMPSIE, LABORATORY TEAM LEADER; JUANITA KANESS, EDUCATION TEAM LEADER


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Implant Dentistry HAMILTON DENTAL DESIGNS It was inevitable that Jose A. Gil, DMD, would be drawn to dentistry; his family includes several generations of dentists. It was also a very natural attraction: “I’m most comfortable working with my hands, I tend to be very detail oriented and I love developing relationships and helping people,” he explains. Hamilton Dental Designs, Dr. Gil’s practice, is a comprehensive, high-quality dental office, but his real passion is implant dentistry. Once cutting-edge technology, implants today are the standard of care. “They’re now easier and more predictable to place and restore than ever before, especially with the precision of our 3D imaging system,” he says. “We have the ability to take our patients through the entire implant process in one location, from treatment planning to surgery to placement of the final crown.” That’s a real benefit. Dr. Gil and his small, hand-picked staff do their utmost to make the experience as luxurious as possible. Dental chairs that deliver a light massage and TVs mounted on the ceilings mean that patients can just kick back and relax.

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Artisan Chocolates & Gourmet Pastries DOLCE PATISSERIE Many consider chocolate as their passion, but just a fortunate few, like Alan Pitotti, have careers that are chocolate-coated. He’s the owner of Hellertown’s Dolce Patisserie, a shop where artisan chocolates and other displayed goodies dare patrons to leave without a nibble. Dolce Patisserie has satisfied the community’s sweet tooth for a while, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2018. Pitotti makes everything in house, from scratch: chocolates, special occasion cakes and pastries. His signature cake, the Dolce, is a chocolate cake with vanilla crème brûlée layer, fresh raspberries and chocolate mousse. He also caters weddings, showers and other events. So often he hears his creations are almost too pretty to eat; the key word here is “almost.” Pitotti always enjoyed cooking with his mother, but it wasn’t until culinary arts study at Northampton Community College, and later at the Culinary Institute of America, that chocolate became his passion. “I enjoy bringing an artistic display to gourmet chocolate,” he says.

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Multigenerational Wealth Planning STEEL VALLEY INVESTMENT GROUP OF RAYMOND JAMES The distinct father-daughter team of Jim McLean (Senior Vice President, Investments) and Kelly McLean Rindock (Vice President, Wealth Management; Branch Manager) has worked together since 2007. They offer advice on financial planning, investments, retirement planning, insurance planning (life, LTC, disability), tax and estate planning and charitable giving planning. Melissa Galm joined the team as a financial advisor last fall. Rounding out the team is client service associate Christy Lukity, who addresses clients’ needs the Steel Valley way, making them feel comfortably at home. Their focus is working with small-business owners and those preparing to retire, and they pride themselves on working with

multiple generations of the same families, including networks of families and friends. Team McLean offers much more than just advice or investments, however. They take a 360-degree look at a person’s life, goals, desires and the beliefs that guide their financial choices. “Financial decisions cannot be made in a vacuum,” says Kelly. “They need context, clarity and long-term perspective from someone who understands your unique situation.” Treating clients like family is another point of pride for the team. “We are there to hold their hand, offer advice or answer any question,” says Kelly. “They pay us so that they can be more financially independent.”

3773 Corporate Pkwy. Suite 180, Center Valley | 610.709.9715 | mcleansteelvalley.com RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC., MEMBER NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/SIPC.

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Three E’s: Experience, Expertise, Excellence S. CLARKE WOODRUFF, DMD Dr. S. Clarke Woodruff served his country for four years and returned home from the military to serve his community, creating beautiful smiles in Hellertown since 1980. His general dentistry practice reflects years of experience and advanced training at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-famous institution devoted to educating dentists in the concepts of comprehensive dentistry. Accordingly, Dr. Woodruff is a strong believer in the “complete dentist” approach, doing as much as he can himself for his patients, before turning to the area’s best specialists. “We take into account all facets of a patient’s needs, overall medical health and dental health,” he explains, “so that they can have the best oral health possible.” Patients never fail to comment that their exam was the most thorough they’ve ever had, or “My other dentist never did that!” With experience, training and a teamwork approach, Dr. Woodruff has what it takes to produce excellent results, all the time.

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Ageless Beauty MEESHA AESTHETICS More than seven years ago, friends Michelle Balbi and Lisa Silvaggio met over a glass of wine and discussed the need for a woman-owned aesthetic practice. They envisioned it as “an office that focused on helping other women—and men—look as young and awesome as they feel.” In 2012, they opened the doors to Meesha Aesthetics in Allentown, offering Botox and cosmetic fillers. Since then, Meesha has grown to a staff of nine, including their medical director, and offers an extensive menu of services including body contouring, non-surgical face lift (profound), skin resurfacing (CO2 Laser), double-chin destruction (Kybella), PDO threading, skin tightening, chemical peels, micro-needling, vaginal rejuvenation and O-shot. Injectables are what Meesha Aesthetics does all day, every day—up to 10,000 Botox units a month. In keeping with Meesha Aesthetics’ focus on continuing education, Michelle is a national trainer for both Allergan and Galderma, which gives her hands-on experience of new products and procedures to offer to all their clients. This benefit allows extended training for her amazing staff of injectors and aestheticians. And clients love the results, voting them among the Top 25 Most-Loved Injectors nationwide on RealSelf.

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Medical Weight Loss PHYSICIANS WEIGHT CONTROL Dr. William Strowhouer is uniquely qualified as the founder of Physicians Weight Control, the largest diet practice in Pennsylvania. He spent eight years in the FBI and six years as a Green Beret before medical school. “Exercising and staying fit was essential during my time in the service,” he says, “and something I have continued to do.” He instills that determination in everyone who participates in his medical weight-loss program, which includes prescription appetite suppression, nutrition and exercise counseling and multivitamin and lipotropic B-12 injections. This program has been

PWC’s foundation for 30 years and has helped shed over one million total pounds. To help patients lose inches and pounds simultaneously, PWC offers Strawberry Laser Lipo, a body-contouring alternative to treatments such as Cool Therapy. “It’s much safer and costeffective,” notes Marissa Duignam, PWC’s senior certified laser technician in Allentown. Her coaching assures that patients attain the best results possible, and everyone Marissa sees comes away with tips for an overall healthier lifestyle.

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Legendary Cable Service SERVICE ELECTRIC CABLE TV & COMMUNICATIONS The year 1948 marked a turning point in the life of John Walson, Sr., for that was the year he invented cable television. Born of necessity—Walson ran a cable from a mountaintop antenna to TVs in his isolated Mahanoy City appliance store for better reception and increased sales—most of our lives have also been forever changed by his innovation. Service Electric Cable TV has racked up many firsts in 70 years: first cable company in the U.S. to offer HBO, first in the state to offer teleradio/telemedicine service linking hospitals and doctors, a founding partner of C-Span. Sports fans would be lost without SECTV. TV2 is the go-to channel for viewing

local high school and college games, and IronPigs and Phantoms home games. Today, the company is headed by Walson’s grandson, John M. Walson. “I am honored and proud to carry on my father’s and grandfather’s legacy,” he says. “Service Electric continues with the innovative spirit of our founder to remain on the cutting edge of new technologies.” Walson is supported by the long-standing Executive Management team of (pictured above, left to right) Joseph G. Macus, Vice President; Stephen M. Salash, Sr. Director of Marketing; and John J. Capparell, General Manager.

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Boutique-Style Certified Public Accounting BATCH & COMPANY, PC High-end, personalized service is guaranteed at Batch & Company, PC, a boutique accounting firm in Allentown. Pamela E. Batch, CPA, launched the firm in 2006 built on strong client relationships. Boutique firms like Batch & Company provide unique services to small to mid-size businesses as well as high-wealth individuals seeking accounting and tax solutions with a personal touch. This

style CPA firm offers the ability for increased attention to clients’ needs that leads to familiarity and, in most cases, the ability to get the work done more efficiently. Accepting clients to the firm must be the right fit. Batch & Company’s clients appreciate this level of commitment, and they know they are dealing with CPAs who really care about their business.

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Sensational Wine GALEN GLEN WINERY Romantic tranquility. That is how Sarah and Galen Troxell describe Galen Glen, their winery in Andreas. The panorama of rolling hills, neat rows of grapevines and old-world architecture is a feast for the eyes. The wine is a feast for the palate. Galen Glen is ripe with both fruit and tradition. The property has been in the Troxell family since the 1830s. Sarah was a chemist and Galen an engineer before they acquired the doublecentury farm and began growing grapes. “We were destined to

be winegrowers on our farm,” says Sarah. Daughter Erin will be the seventh-generation steward of the vineyards. The glacier-carved terrain and cool microclimate are ideal for the Riesling and Grüner Veltliner wines that Galen Glen is known for producing. Guests may sample all their offerings at tastings, classes and petite food-and-wine pairing events held throughout the year, or venture into the vineyard and winery on one of the popular seasonal walking tours.

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Revealing Beautiful Skin EUROPEAN WAX CENTER Beautiful skin is just the start of living life with more self-confidence, according to Nanci Emiliani-Gerhard. She should know. As owner of two European Wax Centers in Allentown, she sees what a difference a day of pampering at her salon can make in someone’s outlook. “They don’t just walk out, they strut out!” she says. Emiliani-Gerhard was an EWC guest and true believer before opening her wax centers to help women—and men—who want to reveal their best self. EWC offers the “Four Steps to Gorgeous” process where skin is prepped and treated for the most comfortable, pain-free experience possible in their spotless facilities. “I’m so confident you will love your experience that your first wax is on us,” says Emiliani-Gerhard. First-time guests can enjoy a complimentary brow, underarm, ear or nose wax. Female guests can receive a complimentary bikini-line or half off bikini full/Brazilian as their first time guest discount.

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Personalized Wealth Management

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MAGELLAN FINANCIAL, INC. Retirement is a numbers game, and what matters today is not at what age someone plans to retire, but at what income. In this time of uncertainty, the right asset and wealth management advisor can make a big difference between holding your breath, hoping everything will be all right and knowing the financial future is secure. The skilled professionals at Magellan Financial know how to navigate to a comfortable and stress-free retirement. The investment planning process focuses on a client’s investment goals: What is the future they envision? Using thorough, thoughtful,

risk-based strategies designed to support a client’s objectives, a clear picture of the path to financial freedom emerges. It’s a highly individualized and conservative approach, without compromise to one’s current or future lifestyle, and without taking unnecessary investment risk. With more than 100 years of combined experience, a collaborative environment and focus on defining and achieving their clients’ objectives, the Magellan team works every day to provide a different approach to wealth management.

1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd. Suite 111, Allentown | 610.437.5650 | magellanlv.com PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: ROBERT I. CAHILL, CFP ®,MANAGING PARTNER; JEFFREY T. BOGERT, PARTNER; CAROL STEHLIN, PARTNER & REGISTERED ASSOCIATE; JONATHAN SODEN, PARTNER INVESTMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE OFFERED THROUGH WELLS FARGO ADVISORS FINANCIAL NETWORK, LLC (WFAFN), MEMBER SIPC. MAGELLAN FINANCIAL, INC., IS A SEPARATE ENTITY FROM WFAFN.

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Matchmaking in the Lehigh Valley ALL ABOUT SINGLES Face it: Looking for love and happiness online can be frustrating. For a more rewarding experience, there’s All About Singles PA, a personalized matchmaking service that comes without the game playing. “We offer an extensive interview with one of our personal matchmakers as we guide you to choose compatible matches,” explains Suzanne Dante. She’s one of the team of professionals at All About Singles who offers relationship coaching to its members. There’s also plenty of encouragement and dating guidance, including how

to recognize red flags in order not to settle. Background checks are conducted on all members as a safety measure. As a team, (pictured above, left to right) Tammy Rautenberg, Bill Hildenbrand, Gina Moore-Werley, Raina Evancho and Suzanne Dante have a real passion for helping people find true healthy and positive relationships. Instead of having to wing it on their own, “our members become like family to us,” says Dante. “They love having a matchmaker to talk to throughout their journey of finding true love.”

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Fine Dining & Private Events PAXOS RESTAURANTS It wasn’t long ago that a true fine-dining experience meant a trip to New York or Philadelphia. Thanks to veteran restaurateur George Paxos, locals now have plenty of choices in their own backyard. His restaurants, known for their exceptional food and décor, include blue grillhouse in Bethlehem, Melt, Torre and Top Cut Steakhouse at the Promenade Shops and Firepoint Grill in Newtown Square. Says Paxos: “We pride ourselves on offering a unique experience that transports our guests to the level of dining they expect of big city restaurants, right in the Lehigh Valley.” blue

After 30-plus years in the business and having served in every possible restaurant role—including dishwasher—Paxos knows that finding the right people for his Paxos Restaurants team is key to his success. In 2006, he partnered with international food savant Christopher Heath to open Melt. Heath now serves as the group’s Corporate Chef and oversees all culinary activities. Together, this award-winning duo delivers on the Paxos Restaurants promise: “Great Service, Great Food, Enjoyable Atmosphere.”

610.691.8400 | Melt 610.798.9000 | Torre 610.841.9399 | Top Cut 610.841.7100 Firepoint 484.428.3093 | paxosrestaurants.com lehighvalleystyle.com | MAY 2018

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Flowers, Plants & Garden Gifts ROSS PLANTS & FLOWERS Nestled in Orefield is a peaceful oasis and the “hidden treasure” called Ross Plants & Flowers. Its owner, Monica Yurconic-Groff, and her team have proudly offered the highest quality floral services to the Lehigh Valley since purchasing the business with her husband, Mike Groff, in 2006. “Ross Plants & Flowers created our wedding flowers in 1993,” she says, “so there was a special place in our hearts for this flower shop.” That loving heart is immediately evident when walking into their shop. “There’s the fragrance of flowers, the sound of watering trickling, so many vibrant colors and a cup of coffee or tea waiting to be enjoyed,” says Yurconic-Groff. Visitors love the experience, and they also love the beauty and artistry in the work that is created at their shop. Whether it’s exquisite flowers for a wedding, a beautiful arrangement for a special occasion, selection of the perfect gift item or suggestions of plants and vegetables for a garden, every project and every customer receives personalized attention. “Flowers make people happy,” she adds, “and our job makes people smile. How many other people can say that about their professions?”

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Family Law GROSS McGINLEY LLP Gross McGinley has been a trusted legal advisor in the Lehigh Valley for over 40 years. The firm’s Divorce and Family Law Group, built by founding member Malcolm Gross, handles sophisticated family law and divorce matters. Group members are diverse in their experience, with deep knowledge of the local court system. Attorney Gross served in Lehigh County Juvenile Court as Office of Children and Youth Solicitor for 16 years. Other group members include a former Master in Divorce to the Lehigh County Family Court, and former Northampton County Prosecutor.

Importantly, the attorneys understand the emotional complexity of family legal matters. Whether it is a divorce proceeding, child visitation schedule or a guardianship matter, each case is handled with care. Additional support in developing long-term legal remedies comes from Gross McGinley’s estate planning and tax attorneys. While clients’ needs vary, most are concerned with their family’s safety and security. Gross McGinley provides reassurance and instills confidence to help them make informed choices and understand all of their legal options.

33 S. Seventh St., Allentown | 610.820.5450 | grossmcginley.com PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: KELLIE L. RAHL-HEFFNER, ALLEN I . TULLAR, CONSTANCE K. NELSON, ADRIAN K. COUSENS, MALCOLM J. GROSS. NOT PICTURED: ANNE K. MANLEY.

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Creative Event Décor EVENTS BY BALLOONWORKS, LLC Karen Ford, CBA, is used to doing things in a big way. As owner she had the honor of being on the design teams for the balloon of Events by BalloonWorks, LLC, she takes ordinary events drop at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and and elevates them to extraordinary occasions. Any of life’s President Obama’s Halloween Party in the White House. Last year, BalloonWorks moved into new digs at the Simon Silk milestones or causes for corporate celebration becomes magical in Mill in Easton. The expansive layout includes a commercial studio, her capable hands. Ford’s award-winning balloon sculpture and event décor office and venue space for catered celebrations of up to 50 people. have been on display locally at the Lehigh Valley Auto Show, According to Ford, “Being a part of this exciting, cool, live-workPEEPSFEST, Lehigh Valley Style’s “Best of the Lehigh Valley” play environment is a perfect fit for BalloonWorks.” celebration and many high school proms and graduations. In 2016,

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Video Production COUNTESS COMMUNICATIONS Marta and Jeff Countess were colleagues on the night shift at WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia, before they married and became business partners. “Jeff worked in sports and I worked in news,” says Marta. “It turned into a love match, and we’ve been telling great stories ever since.” Their news reporting skills come in handy at Countess Communications, the Emmy Award-winning video production business they launched in 2011. What Countess Communications does is use video to tell their clients’ stories in an authentic, engaging way. Their services include pre- and post-production, project management, script writing, licensed drone videography, casting, professional voice-overs, social media marketing and media training. Marta and Jeff take great pride in helping people get comfortable in front of the camera. “We spent years interviewing newsmakers and know what it takes to be a successful interviewee,” explains Marta. Their coaching is unsurpassed. Most clients, impressed that the experience was much easier than anticipated, return for repeat projects.

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