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Best of the Valley 2016

21st Annual Readers' Roll

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Overall (Lehigh Valley) and Best Kids Menu:
Red Robin

Visit your nearest Red Robin and enjoy an outrageously delicious burger with Bottomless Steak Fries®. Pair it with a cold beer or signature Freckled Lemonade® – it’s a duo that’s sure to make you smile. Plus wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups, entrées, appetizers, desserts and a full bar, there’s something for everyone. Red Robin…Yummm!®  redrobin.com

Overall (Allentown):
Rodizio Grill

As ambassadors of Brazil, they invite you to their home to celebrate the warmth, abundance and happiness of Rodizio Grill’s authentic dinning experience. Interactive, fun and unique – the definition of dinner and a show.  rodiziogrill.com

Overall (Bethlehem):
Tre Scalini

The menu is a fresh approach to the inspired Italian-style fare their family enjoys at home. Their food? Well, every dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients and a high level of attention. Simply put, old-school quality and not tough on the portafoglio (wallet). The service is friendly, attentive and never pretentious. It’s impossible not to love the place. Every day is a celebration!  trescalini.net

Overall (Easton):
River Grille

The cuisine and surroundings of River Grille are contemporary and dynamic. Unlike many gourmet establishments, River Grille speaks the language of stylish value. River Grille is known for its energy and design. High ceilings, marbleized columns and minimalist paintings all contrast against its striking stainless-steel, open-face kitchen. River Grille captures the style of the city without charging metropolitan prices.  therivergrille.com

Best BBQ:
Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que Roadhouse

With a true love for Southern- and Cajun-style foods, Grumpy’s has developed a menu through experience that expresses the flavor and cooking styles of New Orleans, St. Louis, the Carolinas and the Tex-Mex area. They barbecue – at low temps for long periods of time – spare ribs, pork butts, pork loin, beef brisket, beef chuck, prime rib, chicken wings, chicken quarters and occasionally seafood. All meats are rubbed with special seasonings then placed in a hickory-wood cooker and smoked to perfection. grumpysbbq.net

Best Breakfast:
Sayre Mansion

As the mouthwatering smell of bacon slowly wafts into your room, you know it’s time for breakfast at the Sayre Mansion. Head downstairs to the elegant dining room where, as a guest of the inn, you can enjoy a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit and home-baked muffins, bread and pastries, as well as delicious hot entrées, like French toast, waffles and specialty omelets made-to-order. Wash it all down with fresh orange juice or a cup of Joe, and you’re ready to start your day in the Lehigh Valley.  sayremansion.com

Best Buffet:
Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet


Best Chinese Restaurant:
New Garden Chinese Restaurant

(610) 774-9828

Best Coffee Shop:
Hava Java Café

A fun atmosphere with cups on the ceiling and painted tables in the shop. All coffee at Hava Java Café is organic and GMO-free, which is a rare find here in Allentown. They also offer a wide variety of homemade baked goods that are absolutely delicious. To top it off, there is also free Wi-Fi. It is one of the best locations in Allentown.  Follow Hava Java Café on Facebook.

Best Deli:
Dave’s Deli & Gelato

Dave’s Deli & Gelato takes great pride in serving high-quality food and treating every customer like a friend instead of a number. Experience Dave’s delicious and unique creations using Boar’s Head meats, fresh-baked bread and homemade dressings. See why it has been a fan-favorite for over 23 years.  daves-deli.com

Best Diner:
Billy’s Downtown Diner

Billy’s Downtown Diner is not just your local eatery, it’s also the place where you catch up with friends, meet new ones and grab a great meal. They invite you to experience the atmosphere, the food and the people who call this “their place.” Visit them, and experience why everyone eats here. Billy’s Downtown Diner is not your ordinary diner.  billysdiner.com

Best Indian Restaurant:
Nawab Indian Restaurant

Family-operated for 20 years, this Bethlehem favorite features a large and diverse menu at affordable prices. At Nawab, they believe the joy of eating lies in the art of fine cooking. Nawab lives up to this credo with a daily array of irresistible Indian delights that are made-to-order. Offering vegetarian, non-vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items. Open Tuesday through Sunday, serving a lunch buffet and dinner menu.  nawabcuisine.com

Best Italian Restaurant:

Molinari’s is an upscale, authentic Italian outpost, with a family-friendly environment and a strong emphasis on sourcing local products; featuring pizza made in true Neapolitan fashion, Italy-inspired cocktails, in-house-made pasta, sorbetti and gelati, plus an extensive and award-winning wine list with sommelier service. Simple. Fresh. Flavorful.  molinarimangia.com

Best Japanese Restaurant:

Komé is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. They offer a lively hibachi area to celebrate special moments and an elegant dining room, featuring creations from their sushi bar (including pristine fish flown in daily). Their kitchen pays homage to traditional Japanese techniques while being innovative and mindful of seasonal offerings. Their patio, mezzanine and saké lounge complete the Komé experience.  komerestaurant.com

Best Lunch Spot:
Cali Burrito

The goal of founders Shawn and Nick was to bring the Cali vibe to the L.V. while providing quality food at a fair price with minimal wait time. They pair traditional Mexi-Cali favorites with out-of-the-box, bold, new flavor combinations. There are numerous vegetarian and vegan options. If you like it spicy, just say the word – there is no shortage of heat at Cali.  caliburrito.com

Best Mexican Restaurant:
Mesa Modern Mexican

Located on Third Street in Historic Easton, they serve authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist while focusing on top-quality service and atmosphere. The full bar is stocked with over 40 tequilas, eight seasonal margaritas and creative cocktail specialties. Start your meal with table-side guacamole with fresh seasonal fruit, chorizo or crab meat. They boast a large list of appetizers along with soups, salads and entrées that change as the seasons do. Join them on the weekends for live entertainment, salsa night and Sunday brunch. Don’t miss Margarita Monday or Taco Tuesday. Outdoor patio seating is now available for summer.  mesamexican.com

Best New Restaurant and Best Wine Bar:
Carmel Kitchen

Carmel Kitchen offers a modern, Mediterranean-inspired menu in small and large portions with dozens of new and old-world wine selections and refreshing, handcrafted cocktails. For an unforgettable dining experience, they are perfect for any family celebration, business function or just a night to unwind in the company of friends and family.  carmel-kitchen.com

Best Outdoor Dining:
The Grille at Bear Creek

The Grille at Bear Creek already has a reputation for hosting a great dinner experience. Now, thanks to a beautiful deck with a great view and events, like Music Under the Stars and Lobster Week, The Grille at Bear Creek has become the ideal setting for outdoor dining.  bcmountainrestort.com

Best Tea Room:
Jessica’s Tea Room

Go back in time to a Victorian tea room and choose from an extensive tea luncheon menu. Artistic original woodwork, damask table linens, lace accessories and a table set in fine china sets the perfect atmosphere to celebrate that special occasion, party or a peaceful lunch. They offer the room for birthday parties, wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers and other special occasions. The tea menu consists of scones served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and jam. Finger sandwiches decorated with edible flowers, an assortment of entrées, high-quality tea and a fine array of pastries add a touch of elegance.  weaversvilleinn.com

Best Wait Service:
Beck’s Land and Sea House

An innovative seafood restaurant and winner of Best Seafood, Best Crab Cakes and Best Wait Service from various Lehigh Valley publications, Beck’s serves the freshest seafood, including their award-winning crab cakes, South-African, cold-water lobster tails, wild-caught fish and hand-cut steaks. No one does seafood like Beck’s…No one!  beckslandseahouse.com


Best Appetizer:
Pearly Baker’s Ale House

Since its opening in 1994, Pearly Baker’s Ale House has helped to define the Downtown Easton restaurant scene. A perfect stop for a cold beer and a tasty appetizer or a multi-course dinner. The focus on craft beer and local, seasonal ingredients always keeps things fresh and interesting.  pearlybakers.net 

Best Bakery:
Easton Baking Co.

Original, homemade baking at its finest, Easton Baking Co. provides a family-friendly atmosphere that caters to anyone who enjoys the highest quality of baked goods at the best price available. Easton Baking Co. makes eclairs, cream-puffs, doughnuts, pastries, tomato pies and Italian bread and rolls – just to name a few. They also make specific pies for each season.  (610) 252-6343

Best Bagels:
Johnny’s Bagels & Deli

Johnny’s Bagels & Deli is proud to be Best Bagels of the Valley for yet another year. Their hand-rolled, kettle-boiled, hearth-baked bagels have been a favorite of the Lehigh Valley for over 15 years. Their family business is now in its second year across from the PPL Center on Hamilton Street in Allentown and going strong. Come join them for breakfast, lunch or dinner to see their expansive menu at any of their four locations. With omelettes, salads, soups, paninis, fair-trade coffee and specialty drinks, there is something for every palate. They are so much more than just your everyday bagel shop!  johnnysbagelsanddeli.com

Best Cheese Steak:
The Brass Rail Restaurant

The Brass Rail Restaurant has been family-operated and an Allentown tradition for over 85 years. Offering award-winning cheese steaks to complete meals, The Brass Rail has something for everyone. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with two private banquet rooms for 25 to 100 guests. Good food, friendly service and reasonable prices – a Valley tradition.  brassrailrestaurant.com

Best Chocolates:
Josh Early Candies

Using batch recipes developed in the early 1900s, Josh Early Candies is a fifth-generation family business that uses the finest ingredients to make their rich chocolates. Always handmade in small batches, Josh Early creates a sublime chocolate experience.  joshearlycandies.com

Best Cupcakes:
Blondies Cupcakes

Over 100 different varieties to choose from and an ever-changing daily menu of 20-plus flavors, it is no surprise that Blondies Cupcakes was featured on the Food Network and Spike TV. Cupcakes so moist you need a spoon and hot-dog combinations sure-to-excite are all the rage at this unique family-owned establishment.  blondiesfood.com

Best Dessert:
Vegan Treats

Named one of the top-10 bakeries in the world by American Express, Vegan Treats believes compassion starts with the fork. Located in Bethlehem and serving the Tri-State area, Vegan Treats combines animal conservation and high-quality gourmet desserts. Compassion never tasted so delicious.  vegantreats.com

Best French Fries:
Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Five Guys was started in 1986. They are known for fresh ingredients and attention to detail. Five Guys knows fries. Their fries are hand-cut, made daily and served fresh. They use only fresh ground beef. There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys. There are no freezers in Five Guys locations, just coolers. Nothing is ever frozen. Stop in and enjoy their burgers and fries!  fiveguys.com

Best Hamburgers and Best Soup:
Wert’s Café

Wert’s Café has been serving their delicious signature burgers for over 48 years. There are more than 15 different burgers on the menu, including a burger of the month.  If you have never had one, you owe it to yourself to come in and try one. Wert’s Café serves regularly scheduled soups.  They also offer many other soups on a daily basis. Visit their website to see what soups they have!  wertscafe.com

Best Hot Dogs:
Yocco’s – “The Hot Dog King”

A Lehigh Valley tradition for 95 years, the famous Yocco’s hot dog topped with an even more famous secret chili sauce is the ultimate fast-food experience. Yocco’s is a family-owned and -operated business with five locations throughout the Valley.  yoccos.com

Best Ice Cream:
Ice Cream World

Since 1977, Ice Cream World has been family-owned and -operated.  All of their products are hand-made fresh on the premises. There is something for everyone with 88 different flavors of hard and soft ice cream, sherbet, water ice and frozen yogurt.  Ice cream cakes and novelties for any occasion are always available and can be custom-ordered. Ice Cream World is open year-round.  icecreamworld.com

Best Pizza:
Stefano’s Restaurant

Stefano’s Restaurant has been making pizza from scratch for over 30 years in Bethlehem. The wood-burning pizza oven will take you to Italy with one bite and make you want to come back for more. With endless pizza recipes and numerous toppings, they are always aiming to please.  stefanosrest.com

Best Salads:

No more prepackaged salads with a bunch of toppings you don’t really want. At Saladworks, you can create your very own masterpiece with all of your favorites. It’s a no-brainer when you’re in the mood for a great salad. There are four area locations.  saladworks.com

Best Sandwich:
Primo Hoagies


Best Seafood:
Henry’s Salt of the Sea

Treat your taste buds to a culinary delight at Henry’s Salt of the Sea, offering fresh seafood cuisine in Allentown. Nicknamed the “Culinary Ballet,” Henry’s Salt of the Sea is a seafood restaurant specializing in French-inspired seafood dishes.  henryssaltofthesea.com

Best Steak:
Texas Roadhouse


Best Sunday Brunch:
Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Musical Sunday Brunch combines live music with a splendid buffet array. A holiday tradition for many has become a weekly habit for others. Whether you desire made-to-order omelets or waffles, the carving station of roasted meats, fresh seafood or fresh-made desserts, there is something for everyone at Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s Musical Sunday Brunch.  hotelbethlehem.com

Best Sushi:
Hana Sushi

(610) 759-2810

Best Vegetarian Restaurant:
Shankara Vegan Restaurant & Organic Juice Bar

Shankara Vegan Restaurant is proud and honored to receive this Best of The Valley Award.  They are committed to bringing you the best tasting, highest quality, locally grown, inspired, award-winning vegan cuisine. Chef Wendy has devoted 20-plus years to honing her craft, and she continues to inspire and teach the message of organic eating and living throughout the Valley and beyond. Local farms and global flavor make this a unique Lehigh Valley dining experience. Shankara also provides yoga, wellness, nutrition and cooking classes. Come to Shankara Vegan Restaurant & Organic Juice Bar for a healthful organic lunch, brunch, dinner or just a juice!  balasia.net

Best Wings:
Alburtis Tavern and Lodge

It’s always the perfect time to go out and grab some wings for yourself. Americans eat 1.25 billion wings each Super Bowl Sunday, and they’d venture to guess that a good portion of those wings are eaten in Alburtis, Pa. Flavors include hot, mild, honey hot, bourbon barbecue, boom boom, kick your caboose hot and the famous garbage – their No. 1 seller.  alburtistavern.com


Best Bar:
Big Woody’s

Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant currently has five locations throughout the Lehigh Valley. They are a family-run company that is committed to providing the best atmosphere for all televised sporting events with over 125 televisions at their biggest location. Best known for hand-tossed pizza and famous wings, they are the place you can bring the family or watch the big game with your friends.  bigwoodysbar.com

Best Sports Bar, Best Bartender (Jonathan) and Best Happy Hour:
Volpe’s Sports Bar

Volpe’s Sports Bar is family-owned for three generations and located in Allentown and Emmaus. They pride themselves on running a clean, safe, affordable establishment where people can relax and feel comfortable while enjoying tasty food and spirits. Both locations feature over 20 TVs and all of your favorite classic foods they have served for decades.  volpessportsbar.com

Best Local Pub:
Porters’ Pub & Restaurant

Porters’ Pub & Restaurant was founded in 1990 by the three Porter brothers – Jeff, Larry, and Ken. The pub’s original building dates back to 1833 and features original stone and brick walls, a mahogany bar and zero TVs. In addition to hearty pub fare, Porters’ menu boasts 20 vegetarian and gluten-free choices, along with 150 craft beers and its famous Mug Club.  porterspubeaston.com

Best Martini:
Grille 3501


Best Microbrew Selection:
Taps Tavern

Taps Tavern, est. 2015, is the second restaurant venture by Braveheart Highland Pub owner, Andy Lee. Taps is a modern American tap house with 60 drafts and 45 rotating craft beers. They love to feature local breweries and are never shy about their European and hard-to-find brews. They strive to give guests the best craft beers, friendliest service and most comfortable atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for an upbeat bar atmosphere or a more mellow dining experience in their private sun room, they’ve got you covered!  Stop in, take your coat off and stay awhile! Come see what they’ve done with the place!  taps378.com


Best Accountant:
Buckno Lisicky & Company

Buckno Lisicky & Company is a progressive, full-service accounting firm. Serving the Lehigh Valley and beyond for over 45 years, they are proud of their solid reputation for developing the most successful strategies for their clients as well as their exceptional broad range of experience.  bucknolisicky.com

Best Architect:
Howard Kulp Architects

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.  hkulparchitects.com

Best Overall Attorney:
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Attorneys at Law

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus can trace its roots in the Lehigh Valley back over 100 years.  As the needs of the community have changed, they have expanded their services to meet the needs of their clients. For their clients – from individuals, to middle-market companies, to global organizations – their attorneys apply decades of experience to provide cost-effective solutions to complex matters of commercial law and personal legal issues.  nmmlaw.com

Best Business Law Attorney and Best Place to Work (1-50 Employees):
Zator Law

Zator Law has been serving the Lehigh Valley for over 20 years and focuses on building long-term relationships with clients. The team’s practice centers on individuals and privately owned businesses, especially business, corporate and commercial matters, as well as land use, real estate, estate planning, municipal, litigation and bankruptcy. Their drive for excellence has earned them the Best of the Valley Business Law Attorney Award for five years running and the newest award of Best Place to Work (1-50 Employees). Team members truly appreciate being recognized by their clients and the community and thank them for being a part of their continuing success.  zatorlaw.com

Best Divorce Attorney:
Attorney Lance M. Gordon

Since 1994, Lance M. Gordon, Esquire has been a partner with the law firm of Saltzman & Gordon, L.L.C., and limits his practice solely to the areas of divorce, custody, support and protection from abuse. Clients of Saltzman & Gordon are afforded the unique opportunity to be represented and counseled by both Attorney Gordon as well as his partner, Amy L. Kruzel, Esquire throughout their pending domestic matters at no additional fee. Both Attorney Gordon and Attorney Kruzel provide aggressive, compassionate and personalized service to each and every client.  saltzmangordonlaw.com

Best Family Law Attorney:
Attorney Jerry Knafo

Knafo Law Offices works exclusively as plaintiff’s counsel in personal-injury litigation. They take pride in being a source of legal advice, counsel 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 Bed & Breakfast:
Sayre Mansion

Step out of the ordinary and into the gracious hospitality and distinctive lodging of the Sayre Mansion, circa 1858. A favorite among hotels in Bethlehem, they are known for offering luxurious accommodations, historic charm and refined services for individual travelers and select groups. Escape to Sayre Mansion.  sayremansion.com

Best Cable Company and Best Internet Service Provider:

At RCN, they are committed to providing the best high-speed Internet and digital TV in the Valley. RCN high-speed Internet offers speeds up to 155 mbps, so you can simultaneously video chat, watch sports and more. With RCN digital TV, watch your favorite shows, sports, news and more at home or on-the-go with RCN2GO.  Enjoy the convenience of scheduling an appointment any day of the week and within a two-hour window, and count on 24/7 U.S.-based customer support.  rcn.com

Best Car Wash (Tunnel & Touchless Automatic):
Kuhnsville Car Wash

Kuhnsville Car Wash is a family-owned, small-business success story opened by John and Carol Kuhns in 1988 and purchased by son Jon in 2006.  Their goal is old-fashioned service with earth-friendly cleaning. Their hard-working employees (including local students) and loyal customers make them the “Best in the Valley.”  kcwash.com

Best Cell Phone (Wireless) Provider:
Verizon Wireless

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.  verizonwireless.com

Best Childcare Center:
Active Learning Centers

For four years in a row, they have been lucky enough to receive the honor of Best of the Valley. They want to thank their loyal customers and the community for supporting their business.  alcchildcare.com

Best Credit Union:
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union

Since 1959, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union has been serving the Lehigh Valley with the vision of helping people prosper. Their members enjoy a full array of financial products and loans, mortgages, home-equity loans, credit cards, money-market accounts, certificates, business services, online and mobile banking and more.  firstcomcu.org

Best Custom Framing:
Frames Unlimited

Frames Unlimited is a quality custom picture frame shop and is Lehigh Valley’s best kept secret.  (610) 366-0135

Best Day Spa:
The Spa at Bear Creek

The Spa at Bear Creek has become the go-to location for a complete relaxing escape. Whether you’re looking for a quick manicure, a massage, a full day at the spa or booking an overnight spa-and-stay package with the hotel, their full-service spa will have you covered.  bcmountainresort.com/spa

Best Financial Advisor:
Michael Anthony – Prudential

Michael Anthony is a financial advisor with 28 years of experience. His degree is in finance from Bloomsburg University, coupled with a chartered financial consultant designation and completion of the Prudential financial retirement strategy program at the Wharton School of Business. His extensive background and knowledge make him uniquely qualified to assist you in your retirement planning.  prudential.com

Best Fitness Center:
OxyFit Gym

Committed to inspiring members and changing lives.  oxyfitgym.com

Best Funeral Home:
Heintzelman Funeral Home

Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. is a full-service facility that celebrates life through personally planning a service toward families’ wishes. They are independently owned and operated. Being community minded, they give back to the communities and serve them in many different capacities. They own and operate their own crematory and have been known for their motorcycle funeral coach, horse drawn coach and antique Packard coach as a means of transportation for the deceased. They are proud of being awarded the Best of the Valley. There is a difference…ask the families they have served.  heintzelmanfh.com

Best Hair Styling (Women):
j. morgan salon and home

j. morgan salon and home offers hair services of all types: natural and gel nail and pedicures, Lavish Lashes eyelash extensions, Great Lengths hair extensions, waxing and massage – all under one roof. They are also certified in keratins and use Redken, Pureology, Ouidad and Kerastase color and products.  jmorgansalonandhome.com

Best Health Insurance Provider:
Highmark Blue Shield

Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, serves approximately 1.2 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue Card program. It employs nearly 2,300 people in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.  highmark.com

Best Home Builder:
Tuskes Homes

Tuskes Homes is a third-generation, family-owned, local home builder that has over 50 years of experience welcoming home thousands of families to the Lehigh Valley. Tuskes Homes offers what no other builder in the area can – a quality built, new home as unique as you are. They think that building a new home should be exciting and fun, and their dedicated team is ready to help you. They are not only your home builder, but your neighbors, too!  tuskeshomes.com

Best Hotel and Best Live Music Venue:
Sands Bethlehem

Sands Bethlehem features 302 rooms, including 16 executive suites and six presidential suites, all of which have the latest in modern amenities like Wi-Fi, media-hubs, high-definition flat-screen televisions and a complimentary continental breakfast. Plus, the Sands Hotel features an indoor pool and fitness room free of charge to guests.  pasands.com

Best Insurance Agent:
Justin Beidleman

Justin Beidleman works closely with clients to design and implement insurance programs tailored to their business needs. Representing over 30 insurance carriers and having a fantastic support team has helped enable Justin to earn the business of many respected business leaders throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. In addition to Lehigh Valley Magazine, Justin has been recognized as one of the top 10 producers in the country and, most recently, to the Hot 100 List of Insurance Industry Professionals by leading industry magazine, Insurance Business America.  arborinsurancegroup.com

Best Landscaping, Best Event Planner and Best Interior Designer:
Scott Rothenberger’s PLACE

With more than 23 years experience in the design industry, Scott Rothenberger created PLACE, a one-stop design firm offering landscape design and installation, interior and exterior architectural design, event and holiday decorating and more. With Scott’s experience and education in architecture, combined with 18-plus years of practicing landscape and garden design, PLACE serves as one source of design from concept to project management to completion. Additionally, Scott has teamed up with some of the Valley’s most respected contractors. Together, they offer quality landscape installations, garden maintenance, swimming-pool design and installations, additions and renovations or an entire new home from the ground up. In addition to being internationally recognized and winning multiple awards, PLACE is a 15-time Best of the Valley winner. A member of many professional, community and charitable organizations, Scott also lectures on garden design, often donating his talents to community projects. One of Scott’s most inspirational efforts is an award-winning cancer memorial garden in his hometown, Boyertown, which he designed and implemented in memory and honor of the lives touched by cancer.  designbyplace.com

Best Manicure/Pedicure:
Unique Nails

Unique Nails is a locally owned nail salon and has been open since 2007. Their services include manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements and waxing. Their skilled employees provide quality service, great attention to clients and their needs and a relaxing environment. The employees of Unique Nails would like to express their utmost gratitude to all their clients for their support through the years. They hope to continue making improvements to better serve the Lehigh Valley community.  (610) 437-2565

Best Massage:
Healing Hands

Healing Hands is a facility dedicated to their clients’ needs. Their No. 1 goal is to make sure clients enjoy the serenity-filled mini-vacation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They are pleased to announce their center is now offering colon hydrotherapy, facials and waxing. In the near future, they will undergo an expansion to include all three floors of the building with new services to be added.  healhands.com

Best Personal Trainer:
Zak Mitchell, OxyFit Gym


Best Pool/Spa:
Fronheiser Pools

Fronheiser Pools is a premier pool company that has been servicing the Lehigh, Berks, Western Montgomery and Northern Chester counties for the past 50 years. They build and service in-ground pools and sell and service Jacuzzi hot tubs. There are two locations, one in Bally and the other in Sinking Springs.  fronheiser.com

Best Real Estate (Commercial):
Lucy Lennon, Boutique One Properties

Their residential and commercial real-estate sales and leasing division has tremendous real-estate transactional experience. They offer a higher-level of representation when pursuing a residential or commercial property for lease or purchase. Additionally, through their affiliate APEX Management, they offer a full range of property management services. As a real-estate investor, your time is best spent searching for and acquiring new properties. Their services take the responsibility of collecting rent and performing maintenance services out of your hands. Their capabilities include multi-family, single-family and commercial property management.  boutiqueoneproperties.com

Best Real Estate (Residential):
Shari Noctor, RE/MAX Unlimited Real Estate

Not all real-estate agents are alike. Shari Noctor has been selling in the Lehigh Valley since 1990 and has many advanced degrees and certifications, including an MBA, ABR, CRS, SRES.  She is very dedicated and honest and is now helping many of her clients’ children find their first home. She attributes her success to hard work and the dedicated confidence of her repeat clients and referrals. In today’s ever-changing real-estate market, you want Shari representing you. She has the experience, education and determination to help her clients sell and/or buy their homes.  sharinoctor.com

Best Tanning Salon:
Salon Bronze

Salon Bronze has a variety of tanning beds, stand-up units and Mystic sunless spray tanning. Their equipment is state-of-the-art and kept in peak condition with regular lamp changes. They offer four locations – Easton and Bethlehem in Pa. and Washington and Clinton in N.J.  salonbronze.com

Best Tire Dealer:
Jack Williams Tire

Founded in 1929 in Kingston, Pa., Jack Williams Tire Company Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned and -operated business. Jack Williams operates 35 locations in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and 12 wholesale locations in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.  jackwilliams.com

Best Travel Agency:
MickeyTravels, Rachel Woodall-Singer

MickeyTravels is an authorized Disney Vacation Planner. They’re recognized nationally as a leader in planning magical Disney vacations. As of 2016, they were awarded with Platinum EarMarked status by the Walt Disney Travel Company. With so many options for resorts, dining, park tickets, cruise lines and more, planning a Disney vacation can be stressful. With MickeyTravels, you’ll receive free Disney services, like advanced dining and Fast Pass reservations, custom itinerary planning and more.  mickeytravels.com

Pet Services

Best Doggy Day Care:
Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack offers over 20,300 square feet of indoor/outdoor play space with four different play rooms for different sizes and temperaments, a trained professional staff to keep dogs safe and live webcams available for pet parents to log in and watch while their dog plays all day long. Discounted packages are available.  lopci.com

Best Dog Trainer:
Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack offers all levels of group obedience classes, private training sessions at their facility and in-home training. Their certified dog trainer specializes in all levels of dog and human aggression and behavior modification programs, creating happy and balanced dogs, one leader at a time.  lopci.com

Best Pet Kennel and Best Groomer:
Leader of the Pack

Pamper your pooch with their boarding program, which includes all-day play in four indoor/outdoor areas, live webcams, cage-free supervised boarding or private overnight stays. They also offer a full grooming salon to make your pet feel like a million bucks after playing all day with their friends.  lopci.com

Best Pet Supplies:
AfFORDable Pet Center

At AfFORDable Pet Center, they specialize in offering help for all your pet needs. Proper feeding and care of your pet is very important to them. A member of the Ford family or one of their associates will work with you to give you advice on your pet’s needs. At AfFORDable Pet Center, you will find a full selection of supplies for your dogs, cats, birds, small animals, reptiles, fresh-water fish, wild birds, ponds and some salt-water supplies. AfFORDable Pet Center in cooperation with AfFORDable Pet Vaccines Inc. offers monthly vaccine clinics. Also offered at AfFORDable Pet Center are dog-training classes by Passion for Paws.  affordablepetcenter.net

Best Veterinarian:
Macungie Animal Hospital

Macungie Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility brimming with compassionate, caring people. There is no better way to be assured your pet will receive the very best medical care than to bring them to the Best of the Valley veterinary hospital.  macungieanimalhospital.com


Best Auto Dealer (Domestic):
Haldeman Ford Lincoln

Haldeman Ford Lincoln is honored to be named Best Auto Dealer (Domestic) in the Valley. Founded in May, 1978 by Paul Haldeman, Haldeman Ford Lincoln has grown to become the most trusted name in the business and “First for Ford.” Haldeman Ford Lincoln is the recipient of Ford Motor Company’s prestigious Presidents Award, given to dealers with outstanding customer service. Haldeman is the only Ford Lincoln dealer in the area to have won this coveted award. Paul Haldeman also owns Haldeman Ford of Kutztown.  haldemanfordallentown.com

Best Auto Dealer (Foreign):
Ciocca Subaru

Ciocca Subaru has a singular philosophy of doing business, and that is 100 percent customer satisfaction. They are a Subaru Stellar Award-winning dealership, The Morning Call’s Top Work Place, largest Subaru dealer on the East Coast, third largest in the country and largest certified Subaru dealer in the country. Stop by, and see their family-friendly dealership today.  cioccasubaru.com

Best Bath and Body:
Bath & Body Works


Best Beer Distributor:
Shangy’s…The Beer Authority

Established in 1980, they are Pennsylvania’s largest single retail beer outlet. Over 3,000 people visit Shangy’s retail division every week. Connoisseurs from all over proclaim Shangy’s retail store to be America’s finest specialty beer outlet. Voted six-time award winner for Best Beer Distributor! They invite you to come visit “Beer Heaven.”  (610) 967-1701

Best Bicycle Shop:
Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome is your full-service bicycle shop. Servicing Breinigsville, Trexlertown, Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, Kutztown and all of the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and Upper Bucks County, 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 a full selection of clothing, helmets and shoes. Their selection of road and mountain bikes is the largest in the area.  cylcedromebikes.com

Best Book Store:
Moravian Book Shop

Moravian Book Shop is the oldest continuously operating book store in the United States. Since 1745, they have prided themselves on meeting the needs of the growing community and visiting guests by offering an exciting shopping experience with all interactive events, unique products, local merchandise and books of all varieties.  moravianbookshop.com

Best Camera Store:
Dan’s Camera City

Because your memories matter. Since 1977, Dan’s Camera City has been the Lehigh Valley’s favorite photo store. They feature a huge variety of picture services, the best selection of cameras and equipment and dozens of popular photo classes and outings.  danscamera.com

Best Furniture Store:
Ashley Furniture


Best Garden Center:
Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center

Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center and its knowledgeable staff have been supplying the Lehigh Valley with the greatest quality nursery flowers, patio furniture and garden supplies for over 35 years. Additionally, all of their annual flowers are grown in their Lehigh Valley greenhouses, and a large portion of the nursery stock is grown on their local farms. With their comprehensive selection, they have everything to create your personal oasis.  lvhgc.com

Best Hardware Store:
Albright’s Hardware & Garden Center

Albright’s Hardware & Garden Center is a family-owned business bought by Ken and Tanya Ringer in 1992. Albright’s is a private, independent store that carries high-quality, brand-name products at affordable prices. They are your hardware store for all your needs, from nuts and bolts to power equipment.  albrightshardwarestore.com

Best Health Food Store:
Healthy Alternatives

Healthy Alternatives is a family-owned and -operated health-food store in Trexlertown. Its mission is to provide natural, organic

Best Men’s Clothier:
The London Shop

The Lehigh Valley’s finest men’s clothing store, where discriminating men have shopped since 1939. The finest brands, in-house tailors, unsurpassed selections and a knowledgeable staff who guarantee customer satisfaction.  thelondonshopofeaston.com

Best Motorcycle Dealer:
Blackmans Cycle Center

Blackmans Cycle Center has been serving customers in and around the Lehigh Valley and Poconos for over five decades, and they have no plans of stopping anytime soon. In all of the Greater Lehigh Valley, there isn’t a friendlier or more knowledgeable staff. Their sales department has over 70 years of combined motorcycle-industry experience, not to mention over a century of riding experience. They’re happy to help you find either the perfect recreational vehicle or the parts you’ve been looking for.  blackmanscycle.com

Best Shoe Store:
Aardvark Sports Shop

Aardvark Sports Shop is proud to have served the runners and walkers of the Lehigh Valley for over 30 years. Their Main Street, Bethlehem store features the area’s largest selection of footwear, apparel and accessories for everyone from the ultra-marathoner to the dog-walker.  aardvarksportsshop.com

Best Sporting Goods Store:
Buckman’s Ski Shops


Best Supermarket:

Wegmans is an 89-store supermarket chain with stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. The family-owned company, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, opened the first of three Lehigh Valley stores in 1998 in Allentown. In April 2016, a market force information nationwide study named Wegmans “America’s favorite supermarket.”  wegmans.com

Best Tobacco Shop:
Cigars International

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.  cigarsinternational.com

Best Unique Gift Shop:
Missing Piece

The best way to describe Missing Piece is to quote their customers: “Warm, welcoming, personable staff.”  As a destination gift shop with unique gift items, they believe their customers deserve a little extra – complimentary gift wrapping, bracelet cleaning and a snack for their little shoppers. Like their sign says, “Enter as strangers, leave as friends.” They look forward to getting to know you.  missingpiecegiftshop.com

Best Vapor Shop:
The Vaping Oasis

The Vaping Oasis of the Lehigh Valley is your destination for vaping supplies and the friendliest vape shop in the Lehigh Valley. Vaping Oasis is located in Bethlehem (Nazareth) and Allentown (Whitehall). They have a large variety of vaping hardware and more than 180 flavors of e-liquid. Come sit at their flavor bar, and sample a few flavors to help you make the most of your vaping experience. All flavors are available with no nicotine or with several different levels of nicotine custom-made to suit your needs.  vapingoasis.com

Best Winery:
Franklin Hill Vineyards

Franklin Hill Vineyards is a winery and vineyard owned by Elaine Pivinski and her family. They are an environmentally and socially conscious grower, producer and marketer of wine of the highest quality and value. Their goal is to promote the growth and development of the Pennsylvania wine industry while remaining accessible and approachable to the consumer as they offer the opportunity to enjoy the best fermented beverage on earth. They have five locations throughout the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos, including the winery and vineyard in Bangor and wine and gift shops in North Side Bethlehem, South Side Bethlehem, Tannersville and Easton.  franklinhillvineyards.com

Best Women’s Boutique:
Julia’s 4 Seasons Consignment Boutique

Julia’s 4 Seasons Consignment Boutique is a women’s boutique set in a charming historic building along Catasauqua’s Front Street business district. Julia’s offers all seasons, all sizes and all-occasions merchandise all year long. Julia’s emphasis on offering trendy and timeless fashions makes it your No. 1 go-to boutique for the fashionable woman on a budget. At Julia’s, you will find clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, formal wear, costumes, vintage and much more.  julias4seasons.com

Arts & Leisure

Best Birthday Party Location:
Chuck E. Cheese’s

Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. And parents can enjoy every moment. That’s why Chuck E. himself takes pride in providing a safe, family-friendly environment that kids and parents will love coming back to.  chuckecheese.com

Best Dance Studio:
Accent School of Dance

Celebrating 20 years in dance education, Accent School of Dance provides professional dance instruction in a creative, high-quality, studio environment. Students of all ages are encouraged to excel to their fullest potential while having fun. Accent dancers gain confidence and self-esteem and find fulfillment and joy through the art of dance.  accentschoolofdance.com

Best Day Trip Destination:
New Hope, Pa


Best Festival:

One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 15 stages throughout Bethlehem, August 5-14, 2016. In addition to hundreds of free music performances, the festival features 60 food vendors, 50 artisans and a diverse array of family programming, including artists-in-residence, talented street performers and more.  musikfest.org

Best Golf Course (Private):
Silver Creek Country Club


Best Golf Course (Public):
Allentown Municipal Golf Course

Opened in 1952, Allentown Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course with greens that challenge even the most serious golfer. Major renovations over the years have kept this course up to par with private clubs.  allentowngolf.org

Best Independent Movie Theater:
The Roxy Theater

This historic theater, built in 1921, is completely renovated and a great place to see a movie or a live show. At $3 a ticket for movies, the price can’t be beat. While you are there, be sure to check out the refurbished pipe organ.  roxytheaternorthampton.com

Best Live Theater:
State Theatre

Opened in 1926 on the Vaudeville circuit, the State Theatre is a nonprofit, member-supported arts center in Easton. Entering its 90th season, the State Theatre shows a wide range of performances, from Broadway musicals, comedy acts, solo artists and world-famous music groups. It is also the home of the FREDDY© Awards.  statetheatre.org

Best Martial Arts Studio:
Lehigh Valley Martial Arts

At Lehigh Valley Martial Arts, they are your second family. They build the qualities and character traits you are teaching at your dinner table, and they support the lessons of your home. Their mission is to turn out world champion leaders you can be proud of.  lvmakungfu.com

Best Mini Golf Course:
Putt U Miniature Golf

The highest degree of miniature golf, Putt U offers two world-class miniature golf courses, featuring water, sand traps and a real golf challenge. Kids love the action; adults love the test of skill. Located on route 309, just south of Allentown.  puttu.com

Best Local News:
69 News WFMZ-TV and WFMZ.COM

WFMZ-TV strives to be a positive and responsible community citizen. This is the station to watch for local news, AccuWeather and sports coverage. The station covers the region 24/7 online at WFMZ.COM and on the air throughout the day. You can watch 69 News anytime on your phone via the new 69 WFMZ Live App.  wfmz.com

Best Performing Arts Center:
Desales University Division of Performing Arts

The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts is one of the Lehigh Valley’s most versatile performing-arts centers, housing Desales University’s Act 1 Productions and departments of dance, theater and TV/film. In the summer, the center is home to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.  desales.edu

Best Radio Station:

B104 is the Valley’s No. 1 hit-music station and the most-listened-to with over 190,000 weekly fans. Catch Mike and Steph each morning and the biggest songs from Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Nick Jonas, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran. Bring them anywhere on iheartradio.com.  b104.iheart.com

Best Radio Morning Show Host:
Bobby Gunther Walsh

As host of the morning show at News Radio 790 WAEB, Bobby Gunther Walsh covers local and national news and discusses the day’s hot issues and how they affect the Valley. He is also active in many charitable ventures and in racing dirt-modified race cars. You can also watch him live as he broadcasts his radio show Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10  a.m. on Channel 50 on Service Electric Cable TV, or listen to him at 790waeb.com or download the iheartradio app and listen on your smartphone.  790waeb.iheart.com

Best Weekend Getaway:
Bear Creek Mountain Resort

The Hotel at Bear Creek is a distinctive union of rustic and modern design, blending luxury with a cozy atmosphere. Located at the base of the mountain, the hotel offers wonderful panoramic resort views and easy access to amenities. Guests can choose from a variety of well-appointed rooms and suites, each designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.  bcmountainresort.com


Best Aesthetic Physician:
Dr. Lisa S. Bunin, M.D.

Helping you to put your best face forward and feel younger and more vibrant, Dr. Lisa S. Bunin, M.D. creates masterpieces – one face at a time. She combines the talent of an artist with the training of a surgeon and is known for her gentle hands, skill and experience. She trains other physicians nationally on fillers, Botox, aesthetic lasers and facial plastic surgery. Let her help you look your best at any age. Thank you for voting her Best of the Valley for 10 years straight.  lisasbuninmd.com

Best Alternative Medical Specialist:
Pure Health & Wellness Center

Dr. Stacey L. Jones is a chiropractor and owner of Pure Health & Wellness Center where they believe in helping patients achieve a balanced lifestyle and long-term healthful living. They are dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal health through chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutrition and wellness education so that they can live their life to the fullest. Pure Health and Wellness Center has been designed to be a serene and relaxing environment, focusing on enhancing the quality of individual health and lifestyle. Dr. Jones has been in private practice in the Lehigh Valley since 1999 and is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College.  purehealthandwellnesscenter.com

Best Assisted/Independent Living Facility:
Country Meadows

Country Meadows has been serving many seniors in the Lehigh Valley for almost 30 years and is excited to bring the same high quality of living to Forks Township to serve many more. They’re proud to be recognized as a Best of the Valley recipient for the past six years.  countrymeadows.com

Best Eye Care:
Dr. Lisa S. Bunin, M.D.

Your eyes are the windows to your health and body. Lisa S. Bunin, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon excelling at custom cataract surgery and vision correction, and she was the first doctor in the area to use multi-focal lens implants (in 2006) and has helped thousands of people see clearly again. She also treats glaucoma, eyelid problems, dry eyes, diabetic eye disease, does complete eye exams and offers contact-lens and glasses fitting in her Allentown office. She is always accepting new patients. Thank you for voting her  best eye care again.  lisasbuninmd.com

Best Family Medical Practice:
LVPG Family Medicine

LVPG Family Medicine Trexlertown is a large family medicine practice with a “small town feel.” Staffed by six full-time physicians and a full-time behavioral-health specialist, they have been treating patients at their current location for more than 30 years. Their physicians and staff have built strong ties within the community, serving patients of all ages. They offer extended hours of operation to accommodate patient needs. They appreciate the trust their patients place in them as they continue to meet their health care needs.  lvhn.org

Best General Dentistry and Best Cosmetic Dentist:
Brookside Dental Care

At Brookside Dental Care, they always pride themselves on delivering the best customer service and the highest quality dental care. They give people the smile they have always dreamed about with their smile makeovers and can deliver all of your dental needs in complete comfort with sedation dentistry. Their mission has been the same since they opened in 1995 – give people the best customer service and care in a state-of-the-art facility.  brooksidesmiles.com

Best Hospital:
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lehigh Valley Health Network has five hospital campuses, including one dedicated to orthopedics. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranks LVH-Cedar Crest and LVH-Muhlenberg among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania.  lvhn.org

Best In-Home Health Care:
CareGivers America

CareGivers America is honored to be chosen Best of the Valley In-Home Care. They provide non-medical services in the home. Services are available from one hour to 24 hours. They do personal care, light housekeeping, transportation, medication reminders, meal preparation and much more. They pride themselves on treating each client with dignity and respect.  caregiversamerica.com

Best Pediatrician:
LVPG Pediatrics

LVPG Pediatrics (formerly ABC Family Pediatricians) cares for children from birth to age 22. They have eight offices in the Lehigh Valley, so wherever you live, there’s a pediatrician near you. You and your child get all the benefits of a nearby office, plus extra services that only a larger practice can provide. All of their doctors and nurse practitioners are board-certified, and they’re affiliated with the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, the region’s top hospital for children’s care. Most importantly, they understand that being a parent can be stressful, challenging, exhausting and the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. They’re there to give you the confidence you need to be a great parent to a great child because nothing matters more than your child’s health.  lvhn.org

Best Pharmacy:
Walgreens Pharmacy

More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice.  Walgreens has 8,173 drugstores, making it one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains.  walgreens.com

Best Wellness Center:
Patient First

Patient First urgent-care medical centers are open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and operate on a walk-in, non-appointment basis. Each center has on-site lab tests, X-rays and prescription drugs. Most insurance plans are accepted, and they file claims for patients.  patientfirst.com

Wedding Services

Best Bridal Boutique:
Bridals by Sandra

Bridals by Sandra has everything you need – gowns, tuxedos, hairpieces and jewelry. Since 1965, Bridals by Sandra has been a family-owned business dedicated to making your wedding day special. A staff of trained consultants will ensure your experience goes smoothly from start to finish.  bridalsbysandra.com

Best Caterer:
Simply Smooth

The Lehigh Valley’s premier caterer since 1990. Creating intimate dinners to galas for 1,500 guests, Simply Smooth is the right choice. They handle every detail and execute their events with precision.  simplysmooth.com

Best DJ:
Rockin’ Ramaley

Rockin’ Ramaley has been providing entertainment services to the Lehigh Valley for over 18 years. Rockin’ Ramaley provides a unique experience to their customers by offering lighting effects, LED dance floors, cigar bars, event planning and photo booths. It’s no wonder why Rockin’ Ramaley won Best of the Valley for six years.  rockinramaley.com

Best Florist:
Ross Plants & Flowers

Ross Plants & Flowers is a full-service florist, gift shop and retail greenhouse, a unique combination that allows unparalleled flexibility and creativity in their designs. Each arrangement is the perfect blend of their designers’ artistry and their clients’ visions. Corporate or personal, their arrangements will enable your sentiments to stand out from all the rest. From simple, everyday to extravagant special occasions, Ross can create the perfect arrangement or decor for you.  rossplantsandflowers.com

Best Invitations:
the paperbag

In Allentown since 1982, they specialize in unique greeting cards, social stationery and custom invitations for all occasions, including weddings, showers, graduations, birthdays and more. They are a Best of the Valley winner eight years in a row.  thepaperbagonline.com

Best Limo Service:
J&J Luxury Transportation

J&J has over 100 vehicles in its fleet, including sedans, vans, limousines, taxis, limo coaches and buses for savvy travelers going everywhere. They are available anytime. J&J chauffeurs are drug-screened and background-checked. They are professionals who can take you anywhere safely and on time.  jjtransportation.com

Best Photographer:
Wesley Works

The Wesley Works brand is recognized throughout the Lehigh Valley and has been a leader in first-class services for more than two decades. Their unique combination of award-winning DJ, photography and videography services has made Wesley Works the Lehigh Valley’s go-to for weddings. Visit the photography section on their website to find out why they continually win Best of the Valley.  wesleyworks.com

Best Reception Facility:
Bear Creek Mountain Resort

The Bear Creek Mountain Resort wedding team has dedicated themselves to standing out in an area that the Lehigh Valley is well-equipped. With three different locations for wedding receptions and three complimentary outdoor ceremony sites, Bear Creek has truly set the standard for the Best Reception Facility.  bcmountainresort.com

Best Rental Items:
Action Party Rentals

Action Party Rentals is the Lehigh Valley’s premier event-rental store. Their event planners are available to help create a special event that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. They have been serving Allentown, Bethlehem, Coopersburg, Easton, Macungie, Saucon Valley, Schnecksville, Quakertown and Kutztown since 1967. They help people get together with a combination of experience and technology.  actionpartyrentals.com

Best Tuxedo Store:
C.E. Roth Formal Wear

With three generations as formal-wear consultants behind them, C.E. Roth knows they will give you all the tuxedo fashions you demand, which include Christian Dior, After Six, Lord West and many more. They take pride in getting you to look the best in the highest quality tuxedos imaginable.  ceroth.com

Best Videographer:
Wesley Works

The Wesley Works brand is recognized throughout the Lehigh Valley as an industry leader and innovator.  Their unique combination of businesses offer customers a simplified wedding-planning experience without sacrificing quality. With over 20 years of experience and countless accolades, it’s no wonder Wesley Works is the first choice for couples looking for a DJ, photographer, videographer, photo booth or event lighting for their wedding.  wesleyworks.com

Best Wedding Planner:
Dream Events

Dream Events is a full-service, event-planning and special-occasion rental company. Their rentals consist of tables, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, chair covers, linens, caterer’s equipment and much more.  dreameventsonline.com

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