Lehigh Valley SCORE (Chapter 74) has relationships with many local agencies, businesses and organizations help strengthen our services to small business clients in the greater Lehigh Valley community.

Free business mentoring service offered by the Lehigh Valley SCORE chapter, and our signature publication The Entrepreneur Guidebook is made possible by the generosity of the following sponsors:

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“We develop industry-leading IT solutions and services that are essential for global life sciences clients, solving their most pressing challenges in quality, compliance and efficiency.”
At Glemser, we’ve been on the cutting edge of technology and client service for over 30 years. Learn more about the benefits of working with Glemser and the methods we use to save you time and money while improving quality and compliance
 


Committed to a better future:  SunTrust and BB&T have combined in a historic merger of equals to create Truist, the sixth largest U.S. bank holding company. With 275 years of combined history serving clients and communities in high-growth markets, our new company will deliver the best of both companies’ talent, technology and processes.
 


The name Wells Fargo is forever linked with the image of a six-horse stagecoach thundering across the American West, loaded with gold. The full history, over more than 160 years, is rich in detail with great events in America’s history. From the Gold Rush to the early 20th Century, through prosperity, depression and war, Wells Fargo earned a reputation of trust due to its attention and loyalty to customers.
Today in the 21st Century, with extensive and diversified financial services, the Wells Fargo name once again extends “Ocean-to-Ocean,” “Over-the-Seas,” and, of course, online.
 


Our Commitments:
We believe that our company should serve a greater purpose. That’s why we’re committed to the success of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.
 


ABOUT FULTON BANK
Since Fulton Bank opened its doors in 1882, we have strived to deliver the best banking experience for our customers. Our focus on customers has allowed us to grow along with you. Today, as part of Fulton Financial Corporation, a $25 billion financial services holding company, Fulton Bank offers a broad array of financial products and services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. We're proud to offer convenience in neighborhoods across the region through over 200 financial centers and specialty offices and almost 300 ATMs.
 


Full-service banking with a hometown feel.
American Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Bank, Inc., is a state-chartered, FDIC insured, “nationwide” community bank, serving both our local community in Eastern Pennsylvania as well as our customers throughout the country from our headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
 


Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, serves approximately 1.1 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional individuals through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Shield has significant commercial market share and strong Medicare Advantage membership [through certain of its affiliated Blue companies] as well. Through its affiliated Blue companies, all of Highmark's Medicare Advantage plans in Pennsylvania achieved the highest possible quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - 5 out of a possible 5 Stars. Highmark Blue Shield employs approximately 3,500 people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, serving as a key economic driver in the region. Highmark Blue Shield’s total economic impact throughout central Pennsylvania is more than $1.2 billion.  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. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.
 


First Commonwealth is a consumer-friendly alternative to banking. We offer all the services you're accustomed to but at better rates and lower fees. That's because we're structured differently than banks. Banks are in business to earn profits for their stockholder investors. Our credit union exists to improve your financial wellbeing. We don't have stockholders. Instead, we're cooperatively owned by our members (account holders). We return our profits to you in the form of higher dividends on savings, lower rates on loans, and lower fees. 
First Commonwealth is federally chartered by the National Credit Union Administration. We're governed by a member-elected, volunteer board of directors.

 


Department of Community & Economic Development
Northampton County’s rich past and historic settings have enhanced the quality of life we enjoy today. It’s a tradition that continues to shape our vibrant present and create our dynamic future.Like most of the eastern half of Pennsylvania, Northampton County’s history is directly tied to William Penn. Penn received his famous land grant from King Charles II – named Pennsylvania (Penn’s Woods) by the king himself – as the settlement of a debt owed his late Father, Admiral Penn, in March 1681. History has recorded that King Charles II had absolutely no concept of North American geography, so the grant provided to the “godfather” of Pennsylvania is a rough document and difficult to comprehend, but the grant clearly states that the lands “west of the Delaware River” were included as part of the grant, encompassing the rich area of Pennsylvania that eventually became known as Northampton County.
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ABOUT M&T BANK

  • Our Organization >  Learn more about our vision, culture, history and leadership to find out what makes M&T one of the country's most highly regarded regional banks.
  • Community Involvement >  We're committed to the communities we serve. Read about charitable giving programs, community reinvestment performance and environmental sustainability projects.
  • Multicultural Banking >  We are inspired by our multicultural communities and strive to provide distinctive experiences for our customers. We are dedicated to investing in the growth and sustainability of the businesses and communities we serve.
  • Diversity & Inclusion >  Learn more about our Diversity Council, Partnerships, Resource Groups and all of the ways we work to create an inclusive professional environment.
     


“There’s a certain power in numbers,” the old saying goes. And nowhere is that more true than at RLB Accountants. Formed in 2009 by the combination of four major Lehigh Valley based accounting firms, the company now known as RLB currently employs more than 30 individuals in offices located in Allentown, Easton, and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
 


Chartered on October 24, 1907 with a capital stock of $25,000, First Northern Bank & Trust officially opened for business on January 6, 1908. The Borough of Palmerton's first financial institution established its office in a small brick building on Delaware Avenue. In years to come, this same location would be home to the Palmerton Lighting Company and, more recently, a florist.
Thanks to the loyalty of thousands of customers, First Northern Bank & Trust continues to grow and prosper in four of Northeastern Pennsylvania's most beautiful counties: Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton. As our history proves, an unwavering commitment to providing quality financial services has played a critical role in our success. Originally born of the needs of a fledgling community, we have evolved into a rock-solid, caring, concerned citizen...interested and active in the current affairs of the communities we are privileged to serve. First Northern Bank & Trust, a sole subsidiary of Palm-Bancorp, Inc. (a unitary bank holding company), is a state chartered bank operating under the Office of the Federal Reserve.


Our flagship company, Univest Bank and Trust Co., is a vital, growing regional bank with a rich, 144-year history. Over the years, we have evolved into a full-service financial services provider by introducing products and services to meet the needs of our customers and communities. Through our Insurance, Wealth Management, Mortgage Banking and Equipment Financing lines of business, our range of financial solutions has given the corporation strength and stability.

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GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
Buckno Lisicky & Company has an expert, professional staff to go above the anticipated level of service and the resources to go beyond conventional checks and balances. Our team of Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants has the credentials, experience and most advanced computer technology to develop strategic, long range plans for each and every client.