Pride of Place

Northwood Racquet & Fitness Club

Northwood Racquet & Fitness Club

Tennis is a fiercely competitive sport, requiring both physical and mental agility. But with the exception of some famous rivalries — think Connors and McEnroe — where moments at the net were sometimes less than cordial, the sport is highly social, bringing together people of all ages and abilities. That’s the love point the owners of Northwood Racquet & Fitness Club s... »

American Bank

American Bank

On the surface, American Bank is just like most other financial institutions. It provides all of the usual services (savings accounts, checking accounts, loans). But if you look deeper, you’ll discover some interesting differences. For starters, although American Bank has customers in all 50 states, there’s no massive network of branch offices. Everything happens within it... »

H. Winter & Co. Tile

H. Winter & Co. Tile

Herman Winter says his business may look somewhat deceiving from the outside, but one step inside will reveal a blast of color, textures, and possibilities from one of the oldest forms of home decorating. H. Winter & Co. (890 N. Gilmore St., Allentown), a tile wholesaler that Winter’s father started in 1975, offers four showrooms dedicated to backsplashes, floors, and ... »

Zionsville Antique Mall

Zionsville Antique Mall

Telling and selling the history of America, one piece at a time.   American Pickers is a popular series that premiered on the History Channel in 2010. From vintage film posters to antique motorcycles, the show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz around the country in search of the most interesting and valuable items for sale. Like these reality television stars, Maritz... »

Parkland Nurseries

Parkland Nurseries

Since its founding in 1953, Parkland Nurseries has naturally grown and evolved—much like the sustainable landscapes its employees design and build. Agronomist William Ziogas and his wife Birute, who moved from Lithuania to the Lehigh Valley shortly after World War II, started the nursery in Allentown. Six years later, in 1959, they moved to its current six-acre site in Ore... »

Green Acres Outdoor Living

Green Acres Outdoor Living

Hard Work, Family Values & Honesty The Lehigh Valley continues to be a hub for small businesses to grow and flourish. Amazingly, Green Acres Outdoor Living went from a hobby-like business selling wooden sheds in an open lot by the roadside to a super-efficient, multi-faceted organization selling the highest quality, most comprehensive outdoor and recreational living pr... »

Schuler Service

Schuler Service

It all began in 1923 when George Schuler opened a small retail parts store on North Eighth Street in Allentown and outfitted a push-cart with tools and equipment so he could service his customers’ plumbing needs. Ninety-five years later, Schuler Service, Inc. still offers plumbing fixtures—along with numerous other products to meet customers’ remodeling needs—but from a ne... »

Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc.

Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc.

For the woman behind the eponymous firm Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc., “pride of place” defines the very essence of her successful realty company, which specializes in high-value property. Carol is quick to credit the wealth of desirable properties in Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley for making it possible to focus on the top 5 percent of the marketplace—an exclusive ... »

Egypt Star Bakery

Egypt Star Bakery

It’s a bright fall morning and customers steadily come and go at Egypt Star Bakery. “It’s the best bakery around. Period,” says Frank Scharkozy of Bethlehem, who grew up a block and a half away from the bakery. “The chocolate eclairs are simply the best. Never had anything like them, and I’ve been all over the country.” He also picked up a dozen glazed donuts, all neatly p... »

QNB Bank

QNB Bank

If you got in the car and drove into any town on any given day, it’s likely that you would pass by several banks. PNC, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America—the list goes on. They are all over, and what we are used to seeing while on the road. But, if you live in Bucks, Lehigh, or Montgomery County, you’d likely see a sign with a little blue cupola topped with a weather va... »

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