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Best of the Valley Winners

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Best Accountant:


At Susko Wealth Management, LLC, they engage in the preparation of corporate, partnership and individual tax returns. They offer advice to business clients on how to grow their business and maximize profits. As Registered Investment Advisors, they assist clients with investing for their children’s college education, their retirement and legacy planning.  suskowealthmanagement.com


Best Architect:


Howard Kulp Architects, PC was established in 1978 by sole proprietor, Howard L. Kulp, AIA for the purpose of providing architectural and interior design services. Howard Kulp Architects is a recognized leader in the architecture industry with notable projects that include works at Penn State Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s University Health Network, MELT and Blue restaurants and the Sands Casino Event Center. Fourteen talented employees support this dynamic firm, located on the Lehigh Parkway.  hkulparchitects.com

Best Attorney:


Knafo Law Offices work exclusively as plaintiff’s counsel in personal-injury litigation.  They take pride in being a source of legal advice, counseling and service with their small-firm atmosphere, but large-firm capabilities.  With an extraordinarily high success rate, due to their dedication, perseverance and uncompromising determination to obtain justice, Knafo Law Offices will do everything in their power to get you what you deserve.  Located at six different places in the Valley.  knafo.com     


Best Business Law Attorney:


Zator Law has been a regional law firm for more than 15 years.  They provide professional legal services to individuals and to local, regional and national business clients.  Their key practice areas are business and commercial, real estate, estate and trusts and litigation and municipal law.  They pride themselves on approaching each day and every project with integrity, enthusiasm and sensitivity to individual clients and their needs.  zatorlaw.com


Best Personal Injury/Criminal Attorney:


Brandon M. Benner has been providing customers with exceptional quality and service since 1980.  Services that are offered by him and his team of attorneys include business law, DUI law, elderly abuse law, family law, foreclosure law, immigration law, marriage and divorce law, real estate law and will and trust law.  bethlehemdwiattorney.com


Best Divorce Attorney:


This year marks Attorney Waldron’s 25th year of practice and her third consecutive award as Best Divorce Attorney of the Valley.  She continues to be a zealous advocate for her clients from all economic backgrounds, careers and professions.  elissawaldron.com


Best Family Law Attorney:


Every business day, the lawyers of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus apply decades of experience to provide their clients with cost-effective solutions to complex matters of commercial law and personal legal issues. As a result, they have become one of the most respected law firms in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, earning the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell for the quality of their legal services, professional reliability and ethical standards.  nmmlaw.com


Best Auto Supply Shop:


For more than 30 years, AutoZone has been committed to providing the best parts, prices and customer service in the automotive aftermarket industry. They have a rich culture and history of going the extra mile for their customers and our community.  Today, AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the U.S.  autozone.com

Best Bed and Breakfast:


Glasbern is a quintessential historic Pennsylvania country inn and restaurant tucked away on a peaceful and secluded 130-acre, 19th-century farm just west of Allentown.  Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, the personal and impeccable service of their country inn is guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning traveler. At Glasbern, they have taken great care in preserving their history while providing the comforts you expect when traveling. So if your passion is reading by an open fire or working late into the night, their luxury Pennsylvania inn welcomes you.  glasbern.com


Best Bank:


Thinking of buying a home, refinancing or improving your current home? Start a conversation with them. They offer helpful information while you plan, simple steps when you’re ready to start and support you along the way.  wellsfargo.com


Best Place to Work (1-50 employees),

Real Estate (Residential)+Real Estate (Commercial):


Serving the Lehigh Valley since 1953 with multiple offices servicing the Lehigh Valley and Pocono areas, it is Lehigh Valley’s largest established real estate company.  pattwhite.com


Best Place to Work (51-500+ employees) +

Best Health Insurance Provider:


Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., Capital BlueCross has been providing health care coverage to the people of Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley for 75 years. As a full-service health insurer, Capital BlueCross offers both hospital and physician services to its nearly 1 million members in a 21-county area, making the company one of the largest health insurers in the region. capbluecross.com


Best Builder:


Penn Contractors, Inc. is a local, family-owned and -operated company founded in 1990 by Bruce Snyder. They specialize in customer service and focus on residential projects only. Penn Contractors is one of the Lehigh Valley’s most experienced design-and-build contractors. They lead the industry with superior quality and ethical standards in business. Their kitchen and bathroom remodels, home additions, exterior restorations, patios, decks, porches, entranceways, whole-house renovations and garages have all won critical industry praise and numerous awards.  penncontractors.com


Best Cable Company:


Family-owned, locally operated and the founder of cable television, Service Electric has been committed to bringing every subscriber the latest products and services for more than 60 years.  sectv.com


Best Car Wash (Tunnel+Touchless):


The Kuhnsville Car Wash was envisioned and created by John and Carol Kuhns in 1988. They decided to establish a business to service the community, which envelops and surrounds Kuhnsville. Their goal was to construct and develop a “First Class Car Wash” with personable and efficient employees. John and Carol Kuhns worked hard to maintain the car wash’s appearance, update their equipment, improve training for their employees, increase the business volume and upgrade the services available for their customers. Their dedication to the Kuhnsville Car Wash has resulted in the “Best Car Wash” in town.  kcwash.com


Best Cell Phone Provider:


Verizon Wireless is proud to support the Lehigh Valley with high-speed wireless network coverage. Their 4G LTE network offers the fastest speeds and covers more than 94 percent of the Philadelphia Tri-State area, including the Lehigh Valley.  verizon.com


Best Child Care Center:


A progressive child care facility dedicated to providing an environment that is safe, encourages physical activity and acts as an education for the children they serve. Active Learning Centers strives to improve the lives of children through the application of martial arts values and a balance between physical and mental activity to develop the best within each child.  alcchildcare.com


Best Credit Union:


Serving the Lehigh Valley for more than 60 years, People First has garnered more than 47,000 members.  If you live, work, worship or attend school in Lehigh or Northampton counties, you can benefit from the myriad services available through People First.  peoplefirstcu.org


Best Day Spa:


With serene mountain surroundings and therapeutic treatments, The Spa at Bear Creek offers a unique resort experience that focuses on your well-being while leaving you relaxed, renewed and rejuvenated. The spa offers a variety of nail, hair and body treatment, and it can also accommodate small groups and parties.  bcmountainresort.com/spa


Best Dog Trainer and Pet Groomer:


Leader of the Pack Canine Institute is a full-service canine facility with over 20,000 square feet, specializing in dog day care, cage-free boarding, training and grooming.  Their certified trainer, Lisa McDonald, CPDT, offers all levels of obedience training, including behavior modification.  Their experienced groomer, Lindsay Pesesko, specializes in all breeds, styles and temperaments.  lopci.com


Best Electrician:



Best Employment Agency:


Allied Personnel Services is an independent staffing and employment service founded in 1984. Over the years, Allied has grown from a single-office business to a multi-office operation, serving the entire Lehigh Valley and parts of New Jersey. Throughout this growth, they have never lost their quality-driven focus to serve their customers and employees with care and attention only a local service can provide.  alliedps.com


Best Financial Planner:


At Valley National, you will learn to navigate your personal financial roadmap.  Advisors evaluate financial positions, identify concerns and objectives and design a custom financial blueprint.  They offer full-service brokerage services, retirement planning, elder planning, tax preparation, estate planning and more.  valleynationalgroup.com


Best Fitness Center:




Best Floor Covering:


With a brand-new, state-of-the-art showroom, Crest Flooring has more hard-surfaced products as well as savings programs that save you money. As one of the most trusted sources of inspiration for home improvements and design, HGTV Home Flooring by Shaw is only sold at Crest Flooring in the Lehigh Valley.  crestflooring.com


Best Funeral Home:


Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. is a caring, family-owned and -operated funeral home.  They provide all your funeral and bereavement needs, which include arranging a service with dignity and sensitivity to the highest standards and at a reasonable cost, while also providing their clients with guidance, information, advice and care before, during and after the bereavement period, amongst other services.  heintzelmanfh.com


Best Hair Styling Women’s and Men’s:


The best way to experience what they’re all about is to walk through the front door. Their salon offers the best shampoo and scalp massage of your life. Then you’ll be ready to have your haircut by the most professional stylists in the industry. American Hairlines only hires the best in the business. No matter who cuts and colors your hair, you will always be in the best hands at American Hairlines.  americanhairlines.us

Best Hotel:


Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center is nestled on more than 330 wooded acres in scenic Berks County. The resort offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in the winter, as well as hiking, biking, boating, disc golf, tennis and nearby golf during the spring, summer and fall. Guests can plan an event in the spacious banquet and meeting facilities with mountain views, dine at The Grille at Bear Creek or the Trail’s End Cafe, relax at The Spa at Bear Creek or vacation at the beautiful resort hotel, with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs.  bcmountainresort.com


Best Insurance Agent:


Established in 1969, The John Yurconic Agency is a Pennsylvania-based insurance agency with a fundamental commitment to guide you through the insurance selection and buying process. They strive to develop long-standing relationships with their clients. Each member of their team is a Pennsylvania insurance agent dedicated to sharing their expertise with you, the customer. They are enthusiastic about Pennsylvania insurance, and that excitement transfers to their customers. At The John Yurconic Agency, they love helping you select the perfect Pennsylvania insurance policy for your specific situation. Their success is based upon your satisfaction.  yurconic.com


Best Interior Designer:


With more than 18 years of combined design and installation experience, PLACE brings together all forms of design development in order to enrich the way you live.  PLACE offers services such as interior and exterior architectural design, site development and landscape creation, curb appeal analysis and interior staging, along with party planning and event decorating.  However you want to live your life, PLACE is your designer of choice.  designbyplace.com


Best Internet Service Provider:


RCN is the technology and entertainment provider committed to providing you with the digital entertainment, communications and information services that matter most, delivered reliably, responsively and affordably every day.  rcn.com

Best Landscaping:


Serving the Lehigh Valley since 1992, both owners began their career studying at Temple University’s Landscape Architecture and Horticulture School, which emphasizes ecological and native design. Today they strive to bring the public a unique product that is tailored to individual needs. Western Lehigh Landscape provides reliable and professional landscape design and construction services, while building with quality, creativity and integrity for customers of all walks of life.  westernlehighlandscape.com


Best Local Band:


In 2005, Tracy Smith and Brett Adoff met and became great friends and began rocking together with Tracy on drums and Brett on guitar.  The two then set out to find the best guys they know to form the SCB. Jack Wieand, lead guitarist, was introduced to SCB in 2006.  Bassist John Rogers provides an amazing bass line on every song and also sings backup and sometimes lead. Land owned by the Smith family for many generations, which holds the nickname “The Smith Compound,” gives the band its namesake – The Smith Compound Band.  smithcompoundband.com


Best Manicure/Pedicure:


At Oliver’s, a mani/pedi is much more than some fresh polish.  Experts shape, condition and cleanse nails.  Try the aromatherapy hand-and-arm massage for total relaxation.  A pedicure at Oliver’s is a revitalizing experience and just what your tootsies need.  oliverssalondayspa.com


Best Massage:


This hidden treasure located conveniently in the middle of historic downtown Bethlehem has 20 therapeutic massage techniques, designed to surround you with comfort and luxurious relaxation.  With four treatment rooms and 12 therapists, it is a stress-free, chemical-smelling-free environment.  You will feel like you’re in a serenity-filled mini vacation, the likes of which will have you coming back time and time again.  healhands.com


Best Personal Trainer:


Brent Musselman has been a personal trainer for over 24 years and is managing partner of Inform Fitness Studios in Fogelsville. Brent’s passion is helping people by integrating his training with polarity and energy healing for his clients to strengthen the body, mind and spirit. Brent is partnering with his wife, Dr. Robin Musselman of East Penn Chiropractic & Healing Arts Center in Breinigsville, to create a Dimensions of Wellness Center.


Best Pet Kennel:


The Puppy Palace is conveniently located off Routes 378 and 22 next to Christmas City Veterinary Hospital. They are committed to providing fun and socialization in a safe, supervised environment for your pup during the week.  thepuppypalace.com


Best Plumber:


All-Pro Plumbing is a family-owned and -operated plumbing and heating service company. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality service to their customers while continuing to grow their company in a professional manner, which is beneficial to their customers, their employees and their community. They have superior technicians. Training is ongoing, and their staff is constantly striving to deliver you the best service experience available.  allproplumbing4u.com


Best Pool/Spa:


Whether you are interested in a cascading waterfall or a therapeutic spa to relax in, they offer an array of swimming-pool and spa-design options so you can create the exact pool you want. Their design consultants can show you an unlimited variety of standard and custom-tailored pool and spa designs. They’ll carefully survey the layout of your yard as well as discuss your desired views and other significant elements. And, once you’ve selected a design, a consultant can discuss deck options, raised or connected spas, locations for steps and swim-outs, handrails or diving boards, as well as placement of your pool equipment. From shapes and finishes to add-ons and combinations, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed. They are there every step of the way until you’re relaxing in your dream pool or spa.  anthonysylvan.com


Best Tanning Salon:


With over 26 tanning units, you never need an appointment.  State-of-the-art equipment provides you with many tanning choices, including beds and stand-up booths.  bajabeachtanning.com


Best Tattoo Shop:


The Quillian Tattoo is Lehigh Valley’s premiere tattoo and piercing shop. Known for tattooing, piercing and modern body aesthetics.  thequillian.com


Best Travel Agency:


The folks at VIP Vacations know that planning vacations is much more than airline tickets and hotel reservations.  This is the fifth year they have won our Best of the Valley poll for Best Travel Agency.  They are also in the top 10 travel agencies with Sandal’s Beaches & Resorts. Consult VIP Vacations specialists to plan an unforgettable getaway tailored to meet your every need.  travelbyvip.com

Best Veterinarian:


Combining cutting-edge diagnostic technology with a team of personal, compassionate employees, Macungie Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing pets with quality affordable medical and surgical health care. Their professional and experienced staff brings integrity and compassion to the clients and patients they serve.  Macungie Animal Hospital has been internationally recognized as 2013 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year in North America.  macungieanimalhospital.com




Best Antique Shop:


Black Rose Antiques & Collectibles offer over 135 dealers located in 45,000 square feet inside the South Mall. With quality antiques and collectibles, Black Rose features a wide range of country rural antiques in a commercial setting.  antiquetheusa.com


Best Auto Dealer (Domestic)/ 
Best Auto Mechanic:


Clete and Carol Landis have become a tradition in the automotive business in the greater Lehigh Valley over the last 40-plus years. Star is truly a family affair with daughter Holly Jarrett Landis (dealer at Star Buick GMC Cadillac in Quakertown), son CJ Landis (overseeing Star Pre-owned of Bethlehem & Hellertown) and son-in-law Keith Muir (general manager at Star Buick GMC in Easton). With Clete at the helm, he and Carol are proud of their family’s achievements in both sales and customer satisfaction and oversee every detail every day, always striving to be the very best.  starcar.com


Best Auto Dealer (Foreign):


Knopf offers many automotive products and services to Allentown-area customers. From new Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles to used cars, they know anyone looking for a vehicle in Allentown will likely find what they want at this dealership.  knopfauto.com


Best Beer Distributor:


Located in Emmaus, Shangy’s is the beer authority. Since 1980, Shangy’s has been the state’s leading specialty beer wholesaler and retailer. As a retailer, Shangy’s beer superstore remains the nation’s leader in specialty beer selection with over 4,000 brands.  (610) 967-1701


Best Bicycle Shop:


Cycledrome is your full-service bicycle shop. Servicing Trexlertown, Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, Kutztown and all of the Lehigh Valley, Berks and Upper Bucks counties. They stock everything from pro road bicycles to children’s bicycles and everything in between. Their expert service area will gladly take care of anything from a flat repair to custom wheel building. They offer clothing, helmets and shoes. Their selection of road and mountain bikes is the largest in the area. Stop by to see their selection of great bikes today.  cycledromebikes.com


Best Book Store:


With over 14,000 square feet of retail space, anything you could possibly want is here.  The Moravian Book Shop & Gift Gallery sells everything from American Crafters, unique pieces, fine giftware, home accents and more.  Just stop in, and you’ll be amazed at what can be found here.  moravianbookshop.com


Best Camera Store:


Dan’s Camera City is one of the largest camera stores in the nation, serving more than 400 customers every day.  All staff members are qualified, enthusiastic and Certified Photographic Consultants – trained and tested by the Photo Marketing Association International – to help you choose and teach you how to use your camera equipment, even if you bought it elsewhere.  It is a store like none other, and you should see for yourself why it is consistently our readers’ favorite.  danscamera.com


Best Consignment Shop:


A unique modern and vintage clothing store where you can buy, sell and trade your clothes and accessories and get one-of-a-kind looks on any budget.  Because they are buying and trading directly with you, they are able to sell the latest designer clothing and the best retro looks for much less.  The Attic is the most stylish thrift store you’ve ever seen. Their process is quick and easy – bring in your former favorites and receive cash or store credit for the items that they can resell.  They buy every day, no appointment necessary.  atticclothes.com


Best Furniture Store:




Best Garden Center:


Neighbors Home & Garden Center is a family-run business dedicated to providing its customers with superior service.  They are known throughout the Lehigh Valley as the best choice for quality lawn and garden supplies, patio furniture, power equipment, nursery products, pet supplies, barbecue grills and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.  With the combination of a family-friendly atmosphere and quality supplies, it is no wonder why so many customers keep coming back, year after year.  neighborsgarden.com


Best Hardware Store:


Albrights Hardware is your full-service, family-owned, local hardware and garden center. They carry a full line of products in paint, plumbing, electrical, lawn and garden supplies, small equipment sales and service, re-keying, screening, power tools, hand tools and hardware. They pride themselves on assisting customers while providing personal and professional service.  albrightshardware.com


Best Health Food Store:


Sign of the Bear has been a family-owned and -operated natural food store since 1982.  signofthebearpa.com


Best Jewelers:


Vogt’s is proud to provide the Lehigh Valley and customers in over 22 states with the opportunity to express their unique self. In a world with many brands, there is a “you” that is waiting to emerge. With a showroom showcasing some of the most individually eye-appealing jewelry in the industry, it is easy to find the right look to express your own style.  vogtsjewelers.com


Best Mall:


Lehigh Valley Mall is a super-regional, two-level, enclosed shopping center and attached outdoor lifestyle center.  They feature three department stores: Macy’s, JC Penney and Boscov’s.  They also house over 100 other stores, which include Chico’s, Pottery Barn and Ann Taylor.  Restaurants like Bonefish Grill, Bravo! and Ruby Tuesday also call Lehigh Valley Mall home.  simon.com/mall/lehigh-valley-mall


Best Men’s Clothier:


If you want some help updating your look and putting a winning ensemble together, visit The London Shop of Easton. Fantastic customer service makes shopping – something most men don’t necessarily enjoy – a great experience.  thelondonshopofeaston.com


Best Motorcycle Dealer:


Keystone Harley-Davidson is dedicated to providing you the best riding experience in the Lehigh Valley.  Conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Nazareth.  keystonehd.com


Best Pet Store:


Started in 1998 for the love of animals, Critter Corral offers pet supplies, grooming, boarding, day care, self-service dog wash and more. With an animal nutritionalist on staff, they are committed to the health and wellness of your pet by providing only the best products and latest nutritional information.  crittercorralinc.com


Best Shoe Store /

Best Sporting Goods Store:


Aardvark Sports Shop is an independently owned specialty retailer focusing on products for runners or walkers.  In addition to an outstanding selection of running footwear, Aardvark has the widest selection of running-specific apparel in the Lehigh Valley and accessories from Garmin, Superfeet, Balega, Zensah and many more.  aardvarksportsshop.com


Best Supermarket:


Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a family-owned U.S. regional supermarket chain headquartered in Gates, N.Y. near Rochester. Wegmans has 81 stores in the mid-Atlantic region, in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia. Founded in 1916, Wegmans has appeared on Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list since 1998, and has ranked among the top 10 for eight consecutive years. The Food Network recognized it with its award for Best Grocery Store in 2007, and Consumer Reports ranked it the top large U.S. grocery chain in 2012.  wegmans.com


Best Tobacco Shop:


Cigars International is the biggest cigar retailer on the planet. Whether you’re new to cigars, or a certified cigar lover, sleep peacefully knowing you’ve found your ultimate one-stop-shop for all things cigars. So why buy your cigars from Cigars International? That’s simple. Cigars International is home to the nation’s largest cigar humidor, which supplies their catalog business and feeds their three local retail outlets. This cavernous, 49,000-square-foot fortress secures over 80 million tasty premium cigars, and it’s located right here in Bethlehem. Over 850 brands stored at the optimum conditions at all times, including the brands you know, love and enjoy regularly.  cigarsinternational.com

Best Unique Gift Shop:


Truly the newest gem at the Westgate Mall, The Spa is most definitely unique. Totally remodeled in what was once a bank, the vault now houses a wonderful, inspired gift corner. There you will find jewelry, soaps, lotions, holistic specialties, local art and much more. The Spa is much more than a great gift shop, it is also a wonderful day spa.  Embark on a journey of well-being and beauty with The Spa at Westgate and Ytsara Asian Spa Therapies and shop for a gift.  westgatespa.com



Best Winery:


A second-generation, family-owned and -operated business located in the Lehigh Valley, Clover Hill produces more than 75,000 gallons of wine annually. They have worked hard over the past two decades to build a reputation for producing premium Pennsylvania wines. Clover Hill Winery started as a dream and became a family tradition. It is their hope that the wine, service and attitude of Clover Hill will typify the goodness to be found in our area of Pennsylvania.  cloverhillwinery.com


Best Women’s Boutique:


California Gold Nights opened its doors in 1970 and continues to be a very a unique formal-wear shop that specializes in one-of-a-kind and designer-original dresses. They carry dresses for prom, pageant, mother of the bride and mother of the groom, bridal, sweet 16, bridesmaids, bar/bat mitzvah, performance and more.  (610) 435-7262


Old to new | New to old
Mar 24, 2015 09:52 pm
 Posted by  Shane

I have been under Dr. Lisa Bunin's care for about 20 years now snd havd been very pleased.
She has been very proactive treating my glacoma and making sure to maintain healthy vision for me.

Shane Fillman

Mar 24, 2015 09:53 pm
 Posted by  Shane

I have been under Dr. Lisa Bunin's care for about 20 years now snd havd been very pleased.
She has been very proactive treating my glacoma and making sure to maintain healthy vision for me.

Shane Fillman

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