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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 communities and remarkable urban revitalizations—it’s no wonder that the Greater Lehigh Valley is one of the United States’ top regions for growth. Even as we focus on the future, it’s worth remembering that this present success is largely due to the many businesses and entrepreneurs who already call the Lehigh Valley home. Read on and help give them the recognition they deserve. PHOTOGRAPHY BY QUEEN CITY STUDIO

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Great Hair Care ROOTED SALON

Owner Katelyn Quigney was destined for a career in the beauty industry; at an early age she begged her mom to take her to the salon. She worked as a stylist in the Valley for a decade, taking classes with top industry leaders and working to build a clientele, all in pursuit of a business of her own. In the spring of 2017 she realized that dream, opening Rooted Salon with husband Brandon. It was important to the Quigneys that Rooted be a place where everyone felt at home; no detail was overlooked to create the cozy space. Katelyn also took good care selecting team members for the salon. While each stylist’s career started in a different way, they share a desire to provide outstanding customer service. “Our goal is for each guest to feel 100 percent welcome in our space and love their hair,” says Katelyn.

And guests really do love their hair, voting Rooted “Best Salon” in Lehigh Valley Style’s 2018 Best Of competition. As Katelyn explains it: “We pay close attention to small details and we feel that makes all the difference.” A comprehensive menu of hair services includes single process color, balayage, highlights, DevaCurl haircuts, pixie haircuts and men’s cuts, as well as keratin smoothing treatments, threading and waxing services. Team members are up on all the latest trends for spring 2019 and extensively trained in Wella Professionals, Rooted’s preferred color line. The salon’s hair care products from R & Co. and Unite are cruelty-free, vegan and contain no gluten, parabens or sulfates.

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PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: DANICA HONER, LEA BISHOP, JORDAN SANDOVAL, ELAINE GIERING, BRANDON QUIGNEY, MR. IKE, KATELYN QUIGNEY, ALI ALCOTT, ALLIE HAAS, JUILA DICKENSON


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Personalized Wealth Management MAGELLAN FINANCIAL, INC.

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.

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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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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,


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Eye Care with Specs Appeal BLINK OPTICAL BOUTIQUE

Valley fashionistas know a great pair of eyeglasses when they see one. “You got those at Blink,” they’ll say to someone wearing beautiful frames. Optometrist Dr. Suzanne Hauck conceived Blink Optical Boutique a dozen years ago. She was at a crossroads: nearing 40, with a newborn son, reduced hours on the job and a desire to strike out on her own. As she tells it: “My husband and I lived on Chew Street and would walk our dog on the weekend to get coffee from Hava Java on 19th Street. The space next door was vacant on one of those walks and the rest is history!” Blink offers complete eye care, specialty contact lens fittings, refractive surgery recommendations with post-op care and several eye glass options for progressive bifocals and blue light protection. Husband Jody runs the onsite optical finishing lab to ensure quality products. Together they make it easy for clients to shop for high-fashion European designer eyewear without traveling to New York or Philadelphia.

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Personalized Outpatient Rehab PHYSICAL THERAPY AT ST. LUKE’S It is music to the ears of Judy and Dennis Dougherty when someone describes a session at Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s as “the best physical therapy experience I ever had.” They’re the husband and wife team behind the success of the clinics, having operated a multi-office private practice before they merged their vision and entrepreneurial spirit with the nationally recognized St. Luke’s University Health Network. That partnership today is the area’s leading outpatient rehab network. The Doughertys oversee a staff of 240 therapists in 48 locations throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley. “We recognize how important it is for health care to be convenient,” says Judy. Dennis and Judy also know the importance of hiring therapists who share their love for the profession. The staff they’ve assembled— which includes 50 board-certified and 22 advanced-certified

therapists—are committed to what they do and passionate about providing the highest quality, evidence-based treatment. The St. Luke’s team includes physical, occupational and speech therapists who treat conditions related to orthopedic and athletic injuries, spine care, neurological disorders, pediatrics, pelvic health conditions, lymphedema and cancer-related conditions. Audiologists evaluate and treat patients with hearing issues. Restoring someone’s activity to what it was prior to injury is what matters most. Patients never fail to recommend St. Luke’s to anyone looking for physical therapy. Services are available without a prescription and most health insurances cover treatment without a referral. If not, St. Luke’s can get the process started so recovery can begin.

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PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: GIOVANNI STRACCO, PT, DPT, CMP, OCS, ACCI; LAURA ROTHERMEL, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT; SUSAN REAGAN, PT, MS, CLT; DENNIS DOUGHERTY, PT, CEO; JUDY DOUGHERTY, PT, JD, COO; MATTHEW JOHNSON, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS


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Personal Training

FORWARD THINKING FITNESS Evan Howard is a man on a mission: to elevate the standards of personal training in the Lehigh Valley. Frustrated with sales tactics and lack of science behind programs, he opened Forward Thinking Fitness (FTF) in 2016 to restore innovation and integrity in the local gym scene. Howard calls it the “anti-franchise gym.” With no contracts, joining fees or cancellation fees, FTF stands out in the crowded field of gyms. “No salespeople; just the most caring professionals you will ever meet,” he says. “Instead of worrying about how many clients we have, our ‘A-Team’ focuses on helping people reach their goals by assessing, educating and creating sound programming.” Clients often say a trip to FTF is the best part their day. “Our clients have home, work and our community. It’s really something special.” The FTF approach comes from Howard’s background in physical therapy, where movement is the foundation of everything. They are known for their small group personal training (1-4 clients), but team training (5+ clients), nutritional counseling and meal prep services assist in that vision.

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Flowers, Plants & Gifts ROSS PLANTS & FLOWERS

Ross Plants & Flowers has delighted customers with exquisite flowers and unique gifts for 13 years. Since the beginning, owner Monica Yurconic-Groff’s goal has been to provide an exceptional experience to all who walk through the door. “From the flower arrangements we create with the customer’s likes and dislikes in mind, to the guidance on the gift chosen for a special friend, we will make every customer’s experience one they will remember,” she says. This year, Ross Plants & Flowers added a second location in Allentown (formerly the Paisley Peacock Floral Studio). Both shops

offer handcrafted floral arrangements and plants for every season in addition to gifts with a garden or inspirational theme that are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. It’s a peaceful oasis where everyone wants to linger. “Customers love the feeling they get when they walk in: the smells, how beautiful everything looks,” says Yurconic-Groff. “The environment in the shops and the work we create are a testament to our belief system: Flowers are power.”

2704 Rte. 309, Orefield | 610.395.5193 7525 Tilghman St., Allentown | 610.391.1999 | rossplantsandflowers.com LEHIG HVALLE YST YLE .COM | MAY 2019

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PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: DR. NICOLE WILLIAMS, NANCY GAVLICK, CARL BOSCIA, DR. PATRICK CORPORA, RUTH ROHRER, ROBIN REESE, TRACY RUTH, SHELLY BOBYAK, DR. JOHN P. BOSCIA, DEANA HALEK, DR. LORI BARTHOLOMEW AND AUSTIN PETERS. MISSING FROM PHOTO IS ANNE WENTZELL.


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Seeing Eye 2 Eye at 2020 DR. JOHN P. BOSCIA

“We listen... you’ll see!” These are words to live by at the office of Dr. John P. Boscia. 2020 Sullivan Trail in Forks Township has been the “perfect location” for Dr. Boscia and his friendly staff to deliver professional, state-of-the-art eye care to the community for over 30 years. “Treat our patients as you would like to be treated,” has been Dr. Boscia’s mantra since 1987. Dr. Boscia, joined by Dr. Lori Bartholomew, Dr. Patrick Corpora and Dr. Nicole Williams, offers comprehensive eye examinations in a technologically advanced optometric setting. The practice is progressive and medically modeled, evaluating for ocular disease, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and macular degeneration. Optometric technician Austin Peters assists the doctors with sophisticated ocular photography. Specialty contact lens fittings, including bifocals and astigmatic contacts,

are routinely fit and coordinated by contact lens technician Anne Wentzell. Forks Optical, the onsite optical boutique, touts personalized service. Optician Robin Reese has helped her clients find that “wow factor” for 30 years! Robin, with fellow opticians Nancy Gavlick and Ruth Rohrer, expertly guides patients through the process of finding the perfect frame, complementing both form and function. Engineer Carl Boscia performs as bench optician, edging spectacles to exact specifications. Well trained in spectacle design and measurement, the staff recently received recognition for their expertise in progressive lens fittings. Rounding out the office staff are special projects coordinator Shelly Bobyak, billing specialist Deana Halek and receptionist Tracy Ruth, who, after 15 years, is on a first-name basis with many patients.

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Exquisite Events BELL GATE FARM

A labor of love and legacy: that’s what Bell Gate Farm represents to owner Stephanie Stevens. When she inherited the property from her parents, she felt strongly that the 233-acre farm in Coopersburg should be preserved and 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. Today, it’s her time to shine. An experienced events producer, Stevens has transformed her childhood home into a splendid meeting and celebrations venue. The rustic barn includes two state-of-the-art spaces. Outside, the landscaped grounds include fragrant gardens, a pond, waterfall and woods. “You can have a cocktail hour at the pool, move dinner to the barn, and it feels like you’ve changed venues completely,” she says. Stevens’ only rule: just one event per day. That way, guests are assured of getting every nook and cranny of Bell Gate Farm—and Stevens’ wholehearted attention—for themselves.

7081 Bell Gate Rd., Coopersburg 610.967.1411 | bellgatefarm.com

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The Ultimate Ownership Experience DANIELS BMW / MINI OF ALLENTOWN Daniels BMW is one of the premier BMW dealerships in the country. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, their goal is to provide a luxury experience to every visitor in a comfortable and welcoming environment, no matter what the reason for the visit. The philosophy at Daniels BMW is straightforward: “We preach that a client of Daniels BMW/MINI of Allentown is a part of our family,” says general manager Christian Carlson. “Everyone is expected to provide best-in-class customer service, and we do this by adhering to our core values of trust, honesty, integrity and respect.” Providing The Ultimate Ownership Experience for The Ultimate Driving Machine® wins awards for the dealership. Daniels received BMW’s highest achievement award—the BMW Center

of Excellence Award—a dozen times, more than any other BMW dealership in the U.S. This year both BMW and MINI won the Dealer Rater Dealer of the Year for Pennsylvania; MINI won the national award in that category, too. President and owner Gary Daniels credits his 115 dedicated and talented employees for the recognition. “Our customers repeatedly tell us that their ownership experience, both sales and service, is the best automotive experience they have ever had,” he says. Services include complimentary BMW and MINI loaner vehicles, plus complimentary pick up and delivery for a door-to-door experience. Daniels will also come to a customer’s home or workplace to perform basic services and recall work. And they are pet-friendly.

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PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: ANDREW BALIK, PREOWNED SALES MANAGER; BRIAN AMILL, FINANCE MANAGER; GARY DANIELS, PRESIDENT/OWNER; JOSEPH GRAZER, BMW SALES MANAGER; KEITH RENTSCHLER, MINI SALES MANAGER; CHRISTIAN CARLSON, GENERAL MANAGER CARS SHOWN: BMW I8 ROADSTER, MINI COUNTRYMAN ALL4


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Protecting What Matters THE YURCONIC AGENCY

to continue providing products and services to their growing customer base. Today, the agency serves 10,000 clients in 12 locations across the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond. It’s a one-stop shop for an insurance policy to cover almost anything, and it can all be done in person, on the phone or by email. Each year, more than 100,000 people take advantage of their vehicle registration and driver’s license services. No matter the need, The Yurconic Agency’s got it covered.

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A trip to The Yuronic Agency is a Lehigh Valley ritual. It’s where everyone goes for their driver’s license photo, to transfer a title or to buy insurance. This year, the iconic agency celebrates 50 years in business. In 1969, founder John Yurconic Sr. was an insurance adjuster with two small children and another on the way when, seeing the success of the agencies he supported, he decided to strike out on his own. Twenty years later he hired his son, John T. Yurconic,


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Medical Weight Loss

PHYSICIANS WEIGHT CONTROL Physicians Weight Control (PWC) is Pennsylvania’s leading medical weight loss practice. Founded in 1987 by Dr. William Strowhouer, PWC’s goal is to provide top quality medical weight loss at an affordable price. Creating diets based on their clients’ needs and expectations, PWC has helped people lose over one million total pounds in 31 years! Dr. Strowhouer’s motto is simple: “The diet that is right for you is the one that you can live with.” As physicians, PWC can cater a diet to a specific medical history, such as diabetes. Prescription medication and lipotropic B12 shots are other weight-loss tools.

Adding the Strawberry Laser Lipo inch-loss system to their repertoire of services allows patients to lose inches and pounds simultaneously. The 20-minute, pain-free treatment targets individual fat cells and uses the body’s natural process (lipolysis) to break them down, leaving the area noticeably slimmer. PWC’s senior certified laser technician, Marissa Duignam, personally coaches every client, assuring they’re not only successful with their inch-loss treatments but come away with tips for an overall healthier lifestyle.

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One-Stop Financial Planning VALLEY NATIONAL FINANCIAL ADVISORS As life happens, financial choices change. That is why it’s good to have a team like Valley National Financial Advisors (VNFA) on one’s side. They have been helping sort out the complexities in their clients’ financial lives since 1985. Founded with a vision to be a one-stop resource for clients’ financial needs, VNFA maintains its status as an independent and local firm with a mission to help clients make the right financial choices that will allow them to pursue and achieve their lifelong goals and dreams. VNFA clients can rely on their financial advisor and his/her personal service team to be by their side through life’s twists and

turns. “Relationships are the foundation of our work,” says Matt Petrozelli, CEO. “Our team has the experience and knowledge to help navigate complex financial situations, but what makes us unique is that we have personal connections with our clients and their families.” Financial planning involves more than saving for retirement. VNFA clients have the peace of mind that their advisory team is considering their full financial picture, including tax planning, insurance, estate planning strategies, investments and asset management, education planning and trust services. And all of these services are provided under one roof.

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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.


PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: MATT PETROZELLI, CEO; MICHAEL IPPOLITI, CFP ®; FRANK STETTNER, CPA, CFP ®; RYAN MULHEARN, CIMA®; JACKIE CORNELIUS, EA, CFP ®; ROD YOUNG, CPA/PFS, CFP ®; TIM ROOF, CFP ®; JESSICA GOEDTEL, CFP ®; MIKE WARCH; THOMAS RIDDLE, CPA, CFP ®; JOE GOLDFEDER, CFP ®; LAURIE SIEBERT, CPA, CFP ®, AEP ®


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Surgical & Aesthetic Excellence IYER PLASTIC SURGERY

Experience. Trust. Results. For thousands of people who have relied on Dr. Manny Iyer and his expert staff over the past 25 years, these words say it all. Whether considering a minor cosmetic procedure like injectable fillers, UltraShape Power, VelaShape III, or more extensive procedures like breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, tummy tuck or a face lift, no one takes patients through the process with more understanding. As a board-certified

plastic surgeon, Dr. Iyer is also an expert in hand surgeries, including carpal tunnel and trigger finger. Dr. Iyer is known for his unique approach and instinctive eye. His expertise in surgery is matched only by the caring professionalism of the Iyer Plastic Surgery staff. From the first contact to the final follow-up, the staff is completely dedicated to patient satisfaction and can answer any question with confidence and discretion.

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Academics, Values & Faith ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER SCHOOL St. Joseph the Worker School (SJTW) is an esteemed educational facility providing a quality education in a faith-filled environment. The school has welcomed children from a wide range of ethnicities, backgrounds, cultures and faiths since its doors opened in 1997. Academics, values, faith and service are the focus at SJTW. Students from early childhood and kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged academically by wonderful educators and compassionate staff, and supported spiritually and emotionally by caring teachers and administrators who strive to see each child succeed. When teachers believe students can and will succeed, success is inevitable!

Parents are an integral part of that success; volunteering is encouraged, as is taking advantage of opportunities offered during the year to join their kids at school. All of the children of school leaders have attended or are currently attending SJTW. It’s very much a family-oriented facility. An early childhood program includes several classes of preschool and prekindergarten (with half-day and full-day options) as well as junior kindergarten. Extended care is also available. Success starts here.

1858 Applewood Dr., Orefield | 610.395.7221 | stjosephtheworkerschool.org PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: ELLEN KLABUNDE, ASST. TO THE PRINCIPAL; LISA GEOSITS, ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR; JOSEPH DISIDORE, PRINCIPAL; KATHLEEN FERRIZZI, ASST. EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR; THERESA HEINTZELMAN, EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR

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Oral Surgery ST. LUKE’S OMS

St. Luke’s OMS takes pride in giving patients their smiles back. With offices in five locations and the largest range of oral surgery services in the Lehigh Valley, they are able to reach anyone in need of oral surgery. Dr. Wayne Saunders founded the practice in 2002 to offer high quality and affordable oral surgery care locally, and that oneman practice has since grown to 12 doctors. St. Luke’s OMS is especially proud to be the first and only oral surgery practice in the Lehigh Valley with three female oral surgeons. Not only are St. Luke’s OMS doctors highly qualified, the entire experience is designed to be as convenient as possible for patients. Having multiple doctors and locations allows for flexibility Locations in Allentown,

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in scheduling and no one has to make a long-distance drive for treatment. Offices are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday appointments are available. St. Luke’s OMS always makes it a priority to be there for patients. Services include dental implants, full mouth restoration including Trefoil and All-on-4 treatments, wisdom teeth removal, bone and gum grafting, TMJ, jaw surgery and sleep apnea. The doctors are also on staff and on call for facial trauma needs at St. Luke’s University Health Network. Oral surgery can be daunting for patients. Knowing that, the St. Luke’s OMS doctors and staff do their best to provide a positive experience in a warm and welcoming environment.

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PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: BRETT GELLER, DMD; VERONICA BARRETO, DMD; MIHAI RADULESCU, DMD; ASSABI ISAAC, DDS; WAYNE SAUNDERS, DMD; DANIEL LADER, DMD; MICHAEL FEDELE, DMD; RHONDA ROHLOFF, DMD; DOMINIC RACHIELE, DMD; KARL MALONEY, DMD; JOSEPH ARNONE, DMD


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America’s Baby Boomers MAIN STREET FINANCIAL PARTNERS Elizabeth Snyder began her career as a sales agent for a very large health insurance company. Quickly disillusioned with their questionable ethics and tired of returning home too many nights in tears, she vowed to build her own business based on honesty and trustworthiness. That business, Main Street Financial Partners, opened its doors in 2009, with the goal of becoming the foremost client-oriented senior insurance and financial services firm in Eastern Pennsylvania. Today, with over 10,000 clients, Snyder represents every major

insurance carrier, and Main Street Financial Partners is the number one agency specializing in Medicare, long-term health care, and life insurance products, while also offering financial planning and services from three of the country’s top Fortune 500 companies. Snyder makes sure everyone walking through the door has a clear understanding of their choices and leaves with a product that best fits their situation and budget. She says: “We build personal relationships with each of our clients, believing they are more than just numbers to be archived away in filing cabinets.”

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Luxury Senior Living

RITTENHOUSE VILLAGE AT LEHIGH VALLEY Rittenhouse Village is a godsend to many families. Its resort-style, personal care residences offer senior loved ones a graceful setting to get needed assistance with daily living activities. It’s a community where they can be healthier, safer—even happier. “Everyone here shares a dedication to improving the lives of residents and their families in every way,” says Executive Director Doug Cressman. Rittenhouse Village invests in top-of-the-line technologies that increase everyone’s safety and security. They also take time to foster relationships with family members, who rest easier knowing their loved ones receive a higher level of support around the clock.

A full activities calendar provides opportunities for socialization and recreation. Chef-prepared meals in the Sensations dining room are healthy and delicious; the menu includes international cuisines and homemade favorites. The SHINE Memory Care program is a new initiative for residents challenged with dementia. Things are always evolving at Rittenhouse Village—even their aesthetic. The community just unveiled a complete designer remodel in March.

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Compassionate Representation GARDNER LAW OFFICE

Gardner Law Office provides compassionate legal representation in the area of family law. Founded in 2005 by Linda Shay Gardner, Esq., the firm has grown to three lawyers and a staff of four who focus on custody, divorce, support obligations, adoption, estate planning and related issues. The firm is known for its blend of professional services and humanity when representing clients. “Family matters are among the most sensitive in the judicial system, and clients need help in being guided through the system,” says Gardner. She and her

associates, Hilary Mack, Esq., and Mark Stanziola, Esq., are there to explain the proceedings and to prepare clients—most of whom have never been in court before—on what to expect when appearing in court or settling their cases. The attorneys share their unique talents outside the office. Attorney Gardner has worked or advised on approximately 300 Hague Convention or other family abduction cases. Attorney Stanziola, a long-time LGBT activist, regularly offers his LGBT legal services to the community.

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Kindness

KHINEDER CREATIONS Khineder Creations is a little shop in Emmaus with a big mission. Founder Khine Zaw hopes the handmade soaps, skin and hair-care products she sells will encourage more people to appreciate the benefits of chemical-free living and use organic and all-natural products. But that’s only half the story. Zaw—a Burmese immigrant who worked as a humanitarian worker and researcher before coming to the U.S. five years ago—gives hope to local survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking by providing them with job

opportunities: training them how to make beauty products and then selling their handiwork in her store. “It is one of the company’s main purposes to make quality products that reflect the pride and joy of the moms and survivors,” she says. Khineder’s formulations are based on traditional Burmese cooking recipes to heal skin. Customers feel the difference when using the healthier ingredients, and their glowing reviews reflect their healthy glowing complexions.

379 Chestnut St., Emmaus | 610.928.0408 | khinedercreations.com KHINEDER FAMILY AND FRIENDS, PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: DELANEY WORLEY , AZIZA KHALIL , KHINE ZAW, KELLY WORLEY, RILL MILLER

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Beauty & Style

HELLO BEAUTIFUL SALON & BOUTIQUE Anyone looking for a salon experience and not just an appointment is sure to find the personalized pampering they desire at Hello Beautiful Salon & Boutique. The goal of this welcoming salon is that every guest leaves feeling beautiful. Owner Lindsey Titone grew up in the world of beauty, sweeping hair and washing perm rods in her neighbor’s salon. After 18 years in the industry, she opened Hello Beautiful in fall 2017. The Allentown salon has since become a popular destination for expert hair color, cutting and styling.

“From a gloss to enhance your natural color to more specialized color trends, we design the best road map for your color service,” says Titone. Not only do guests get the color they want, their hair’s integrity is maintained—the salon’s color line (Oligo Professional) and products (R & Co.) are tress-friendly. What’s more, stylist Kate is also a licensed barber and is on trend with all male hair styles. Guests can also shop the boutique for the perfect (and affordable) new outfit.

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The Zealot Chef Restaurateur THE MINT GASTROPUB

“I chose the word ‘zealot’ because nobody believed I would ever make it,” says Domenico “Mimmo” Lombardo, restaurateur behind theMint Gastropub, which celebrates eight years in business. The naysayers said that using alternative ingredients was a mistake, that making frequent menu changes would cause him to fail. It was up to him and only him to believe in himself. “Every day, week, month, year, I still fight against the norm, the monotone tide of complacency and acceptance.” Lombardo delights in shaking up the culinary status quo, deconstructing classic

household recipes and reassembling them using modern technique, technical know-how and a measure of whimsy. He bridges the gap between fine dining and a sports bar with a distinctively chill atmosphere and great music selection. Craft beers, esoteric wines and classic cocktails refreshed with new world applications all add to the experience. Thanks to Lombardo, theMINT is always changing, always evolving. Customers never know what they’re going to get, but they know it’s going to be amazing.

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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 80

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Looking & Feeling Great

ST. LUKE’S PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Helping patients look, function and feel their best is the goal at St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Whether it’s restoring what injury or illness took away, correcting a birth defect or minimizing the effects of age, the skilled physicians and staff are committed to delivering the results their patients desire. Once regarded as something only for the rich and famous, the stigma associated with plastic surgery has decreased as more people of all ages and backgrounds find the procedures attainable and desirable. “Chances are you have a friend or family member who had plastic or reconstructive surgery,” says practice administrator Crystal Corredera.

Reconstructive surgeries, often required after cancer or trauma, help to improve health and function. St. Luke’s cosmetic surgeries include breast enhancement, abdominoplasty and face and eye lifts. For those not ready for surgery, laser and non-invasive treatments performed by the medical aesthetician are available. The connection between body image and self-esteem is well established, and St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery aims to restore that sense of confidence in every patient.

74 W. Broad St. Suite 170, Bethlehem | 484.526.1260 | sluhn.org/plastics PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: JUAN CARLOS MARTINEZ, MD; LISE FERRIS, LME, CLS; LINO MIELE, MD; W. MICHAEL MORRISSEY, MD

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State-of-the-Art Entertainment GAMECHANGERWORLD

Eat, drink, see a band, play a game, throw an axe, climb a rock wall: all this and more await fun-loving guests at GameChangerWorld. The state-of-the-art entertainment complex opened in May 2017 on the site of the former Rascals in Allentown. Owner John D’Esposito hopes it will soon rival Dave and Busters. “We are taking entertainment and gaming into the future,” he says. The 20,000-square-foot facility has something for all ages, including over 70 arcade games, mechanical bull, hatchet throwing (they supply the axes and a safe place to throw), bouncy houses,

half-court basketball and the three-story Mount Rockmore for climbing. Comfort foods such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, pizza and every kind of potato imaginable are featured at Taters Half Baked, the full-service restaurant. D’Esposito, a former concert promoter who developed and signed acts including the Jonas Brothers and Dane Cook, lines up the live weekly entertainment with a focus on new and emerging artists. The facility is also available for private parties.

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Life Coaching

CHRISTINE MEYER COACHING Christine Meyer offers uniquely tailored, one-on-one coaching that empowers clients and shows them how to create a life, business, relationship—or anything that’s important to them—in a way they can enjoy, orchestrate and feel excited about. Christine’s coaching addresses every aspect of one’s life. “I don’t follow a blueprint or process that tries to box your progress into a program. My work is collaborative and continually invites you to

take charge and ownership of your thoughts, emotions, choices, beliefs and outcomes,” she says. The concepts and skills that Christine teaches are universal and consistent; therefore, through the process of coaching, clients learn to apply them in their lives. The thing she hears most from her clients is: “You’ve changed my life!”

Stroudsburg | 973.826.2052 | christinemeyercoaching.com LEHIG HVALLE YST YLE .COM | MAY 2019

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Latin-Inspired Foods DON JUAN MEX GRILL

Juan and Melanie Martinez are living the American dream. In 2010 they decided to start a restaurant business, in the midst of the financial crisis. Juan explains: “We thought if we can make it work when the economy was bad, we might have a good opportunity to succeed long term.” Something clicked, and what was one Don Juan Mex Grill in 2011 has increased to five locations across the Valley. Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday or any random day, a growing Locations in Easton,

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number of hungry diners are searching for flavorful, Latin-inspired food, and Don Juan fills that need. Arriving in the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at the tender age of 16, Juan’s Caribbean roots inspired his restaurants’ authentic cuisine. He credits his business success to the generosity of the American people for help in realizing a dream. In that spirit, Don Juan Mex Grill awards annual scholarships to outstanding high school students in the community. It’s his way of paying it forward.

Emmaus, Bethlehem, Fogelsville & Macungie | 610.438.5661 | donjuanmexgrill.com

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Smile Artistry BETHLEHEM SMILES

Bethlehem Smiles’ name says it all. The dental practice of Drs. Michael J. Parsons and Jacquline Owens is a comfortable place to visit, where everyone is made to feel like part of the family. Word on the street is they’re the friendliest office in town—quite a compliment given how much people dislike trips to the dentist. Patients of all ages have enjoyed the services at Bethlehem Smiles for almost 40 years, from routine preventative care to full smile makeovers, with everything in between. Both dentists

are specialists in cosmetic restorations, such as veneers, implant crowns, Invisalign, ZOOM! whitening and porcelain crowns. It’s no surprise that both Dr. Parsons and Dr. Owens are familyoriented people. Dr. Parsons lives in Bethlehem Township with his wife, Janet, and their two sons. Dr. Owens, her husband, Mike, and their two boys reside in Coopersburg. Both are active volunteers for the Lehigh Valley Dental Residency Program and spend their free time coaching their children’s sports teams.

2597 Schoenersville Rd. Suites 301A & 301B, Bethlehem | 610.866.6663 | bethlehemsmiles.com LEHIG HVALLE YST YLE .COM | MAY 2019

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Infertility Expertise REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF PENNSYLVANIA Finding a great reproductive endocrinologist is the first step to beating infertility. Fortunately, those in the Lehigh Valley who struggle to become pregnant need look no further than Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown. For over a decade, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania (RMAPA) has brought the latest research and patientcentered fertility care practices to the community. In that time, RMAPA has helped bring hundreds of babies to loving parents. It’s that record of success that has made RMAPA one of the largest and most experienced centers for infertility in the area.

Dr. Wendy J. Schillings and Dr. Ndeye-Aicha Gueye treat all their patients with compassion and invest in their care. Dr. Gueye recalls a recent visit by one couple who, having endured months and months of testing and treatment, finally saw their baby’s heart beating on the ultrasound. “It was a very exciting and emotional time and I could feel all of us exhale in the room.” It’s moments like these that the team at RMAPA looks forward to the most.

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Multigenerational Wealth Planning STEEL VALLEY INVESTMENT GROUP OF RAYMOND JAMES

The McLean Team of Steel Valley Investment Group of Raymond James takes pride in treating clients like family because they are family founded. Jim McLean began the team in 1982, partnering with daughter Kelly McLean Rindock in 2007. Client service associate Christy Lukity joined in 2011 and the newest member, financial advisor Melissa Galm, came on board two years ago. It’s a tight-knit group whose shared goal is delivering the highest level of financial guidance and personal, attentive service. They do this not with just investment advice, but with a 360-degree look at a client’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.” Team McLean specializes in working with small business owners and those preparing to retire. No matter the financial situation, clients are always made to feel comfortably at home.

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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General Dentistry

CHRISTINA M. LAWRENCE, DMD of the mouth’s role in overall health,” she says. Forgetting to brush and floss leads to more than cavities: oral infections can have serious consequences, including cardiovascular disease, worsening of diabetes symptoms, preterm labor—even dementia. On the flip side, the mouth is the body’s early warning system: It’s where signs of systemic illnesses such as diabetes first appear. Dr. Lawrence is her patients’ ally in the defense of illness. And she will advise everyone to straighten up: Poor posture can lead to oral pain!

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Christina M. Lawrence, DMD, makes it her business to know every patient on a personal basis. This year she celebrates 20 years in the Lehigh Valley, where she brings small-town values to her busy dental practice. “I’ve always tried to keep things neighborly,” she says, “and provide excellent customer care in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.” Dr. Lawrence and her team know all the state-of-the-art techniques and products, but never fail to educate patients on the basics of good oral hygiene. “I cannot stress enough the importance


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Pain-Free Feet THAT FOOT DOCTOR, LLC “Thank you for giving me my life back,” is something Dr. Michelle McCarroll hears a lot in her podiatry practice. Happy, healthy feet are essential to enjoying life to its fullest, but they’re too often neglected until something starts to hurt. Dr. McCarroll chose podiatry because she can provide immediate pain relief to patients. No one has time to be off of their feet, which is why Dr. McCarroll works diligently to get her patients back to their daily activities. Patients never feel rushed because she takes the time to address every concern. Accordingly, the atmosphere in her Allentown office is warm and inviting. That Foot Doctor offers custom orthotics, permanent correction of ingrown toenails, Vionic footwear and a nail fungus treatment program that works. Nonsurgical treatment options are available. Dr. McCarroll uses meticulous surgical techniques so that patients have little to no pain after undergoing foot surgery. Her genuine concern for patients is why many feel as though they just want to give her a hug!

Photo by Emily Dilcherd/Elle Studios

1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Suite 301 Allentown 610.841.3535 thatfootdoctor.com

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Quality Visual Content QUEEN CITY STUDIO

Andrew Tomasino has traveled the world in his work as a photographer and director, producing professional photo shoots and films for major brands in far-away locations including Europe, China, Dubai and Cuba. But after a decade of working for the world’s top photographers, he broke away to start his own business in the Lehigh Valley. At his Queen City Studio in Allentown, Tomasino seeks to raise the bar in what businesses in the region can expect when it comes

to the quality of visual content in their marketing and advertising. From magazine covers to large commercial projects to headshots and video production, he approaches every assignment with the meticulous craftsmanship that has become his trademark. “At Queen City Studio, we embrace learning something new from our clients with every project,” Tomasino says. Clients, in turn, appreciate the amount of technical skill and care that goes into professional image making.

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The Destination Winery FOLINO ESTATE WINERY

Anyone driving west on Old Route 22 to where a grand stone villa rises from a vineyard may think they’re in Tuscany. But this is Kutztown and the villa is Folino Estate Winery. Seven years ago, Andrea and Marco Folino learned of a married couple that started their own winery, and decided to try it themselves. What they created was more than a winery; it was something completely new to the area—a destination for great wine and Italian-inspired food. From a world-class tasting room to the from-scratch restaurant, Folino has an experience for everyone. Guests enjoy live music on

Sunday, romantic vineyard picnics, bocce ball, seasonal festivals, workshops, tours and the perfect backdrop to watch sunsets. The location is also ideal for weddings, showers or special events. “We aim to create an unparalleled experience at Folino Estate and pride ourselves on being an escape from the stress of everyday life,” says Andrea. “We invite you to pull up a seat at our table, set your cares aside and make lasting memories with friends and family over a great bottle of wine.”

340 Old Route 22, Kutztown | 484.452.3633 | folinoestate.com LEHIG HVALLE YST YLE .COM | MAY 2019

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