Pride of Place

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ICS Heating & Air Conditioning

Relaxation, work, chores, playtime, entertaining—whatever you do at any given time goes so much better in a comfortable setting. When your heating and cooling systems at home and work operate as intended—running quietly and efficiently in the background—life moves rather smoothly. But in the moment your heater quits on the coldest day of the year, or when your air conditio... »

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Northampton Jewelry and Northampton Coin Exchange

For 40 years, it’s been more than precious metals and stones at Northampton Jewelry and Northampton Coin Exchange. “We get to be part of super personal moments,” says owner Sarah Schaffer. “We get to be part of someone’s life.” As always, it all started with an interesting personal story, passion, and drive. Schaffer’s dad, Dave Howell, was working as a biology teacher at ... »

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Allentown Appliance

Since 1987, customers have relied on this family-owned premier appliance store for their selection, expertise, and excellent customer service. You walk into a box store and are bombarded by boring aisles of appliances. You search for a sales associate. You go to Customer Service and ask for a sales associate. You wait for the sales associate. Ten minutes go by and your fru... »

Eastern Surfaces

Eastern Surfaces

For over 25 years, Eastern Surfaces, Inc. has combined the latest production technology with fine craftsmanship to create innovative countertop products. September is here. It is the perfect month to start on interior home improvement projects before holiday entertaining. Perhaps your guest bath needs some decorative tile. Your kitchen space would look great with a contemp... »

Leibensperger Bus Transportation

Leibensperger Bus Transportation

For 50 years, a yellow Leibensperger bus was a familiar sight for generations of school children and their families in the Allentown, East Penn, Northampton, Salisbury, and Southern Lehigh school districts. The former Leibensperger School Transportation Inc. of Lower Macungie Township started with a single car back when students still attended class in small rural schoolho... »

Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC

Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC

Back in 1947, you could buy gas for around 15 cents a gallon. It was the year that Goodrich manufactured the first tubeless tire. Over at Bell Laboratories scientists discovered the transistor. Here in the Lehigh Valley, a hardworking family started a local home heating oil and comfort service company. Over 70 years later, Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC continues to be commit... »

Eagle Point Farm

Eagle Point Farm

There’s an often-used expression about how a marriage is like tending a garden. Keep it well-nourished with love, patience and warmth and it will produce a bountiful yield. For more than 30 years, Gayle and Steve Ganser have lived and embraced that metaphor by fulfilling a shared dream of owning and operating a farm. Friends since sixth grade and junior prom dates at Centr... »

Hager Furniture

Hager Furniture

Jeff Hager often hears from first-time customers that his family-operated furniture store in Palmerton is a lot bigger than it looks from the street level. But once you’re inside, every inch of the 12,000-square-foot building is loaded with living room, family room and bedroom furniture, mattresses, floor coverings, and window treatments. Everything but curtains and a high... »

Leiser’s Rentals

Leiser’s Rentals

Now a One-Stop Shop for Events In recent years, Leiser’s Rentals, the fixture on Linden Street in Bethlehem that rented everything from Halloween costumes to heavy construction equipment, has been shifting their focus exclusively to event rentals. Gone are the tillers, lawn mowers, chainsaws, and heavy machinery that the business was built upon. Another significant change ... »

Penn Windows & Doors

Penn Windows & Doors

Standing the Test of Time According to some sources, The Keiunkan Inn in Japan is known for being the oldest existing, operating business in the world. Perhaps most impressive is that the 1,300-year-old inn, located near Mount Fuji, has been owned by 52 generations of the same family. The oldest American company, Caswell-Massey, a perfume and soap company, has been serving... »

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