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MAEA Annual Excellence Awards Dinner 

Please Join us in Honoring Our Manufacturers and Employers Who Have Demonstrated Excellence in 2019!Join us for an evening of celebrating and recognizing area manufacturers and service-providing firms.

Date: May 5, 2020 Cancelled
Location: Mt. Valley Golf Clubhouse, 1021 Brockton Mountain Road, Barnesville, PA 18214
Time: Cash bar 5:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm

We are Proud to Announce the Winners of our Annual Manufacturers & Employers Excellence Awards

Recipients of the Manufacturers Excellence Awards:
Hydro- Community Involvement
UFP Industries Gordon LLC- Process Improvement
Solar Innovations- Product Innovation
Clearly Clean Products, Inc. - Expansion
Hood Packaging Corporation - EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety

Recipients of the Employers Excellence Awards:
M&T Bank- Community Involvement
Schuylkill Technology Center - Product Innovation
Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital - Expansion

Honorable Mention Manufacturers:
KB Systems, Inc.- Product Innovation
Omnova Solutions, Inc. - Product Innovation

Honorable Mention Employers:
Miller Bros. Construction Inc.- Community Involvement
Walmart Supply Chain, DC 7030 - Expansion
2019 MAEA Commitment Award Recipient:
PPL Electric Utilities

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For more information or to register to attend the dinner or be a sponsor, please email Joani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (570) 622-0992. You can also review our other offerings by visiting our website at www.nep

Thank you to our community members who have shown us support during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We are continuing to accept donations to better equip our team as the COVID-19 surge continues. 

If you are interested in donating to Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we are accepting the donations below and have set up new drop-off locations to make donating even more convenient.

Donations accepted

Supplies, including handmade face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Handmade facemasks – Visit for more information, including patterns.
    • If you need fabric to create face masks, visit the 2024 Lehigh St. drop-off location. See below for location hours and details.
  • Face shields
  • Goggles
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hospital-grade cleaning supplies and disinfectant
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Lysol and Clorox, including wipes
  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Empty spray bottles – Must be new and hold 3 ounces of liquid or more.
  • Two-way baby monitors – These assist COVID-19 clinicians who are caring for patients at the bedside in communicating with their team members outside of patient rooms. Video capability is not required but can be accepted.

Materials to make face masks

  • Fabric bolts – New tightly-woven, breathable cotton fabric (preferred), or fabric blend, also tightly-woven and breathable, in any color or pattern, can be donated to help us create face masks.
  • Cut pieces of fabric – New tightly-woven, breathable cotton fabric (preferred), or fabric blend, also tightly-woven and breathable, cut to 6-inches by 10-inches.
  • Swatches of fabric – If you have swatches of new tightly-woven, breathable cotton fabric (preferred), or fabric blend, also tightly-woven and breathable fabric, we can use that as well.
  • Elastic used for sewing – Must be new and in good condition.
  • Sewing machines – The only drop-off location for this item is 2024 Lehigh St.

Cards for patients and caregivers

Calling all artists, young and old, to help cheer up hospitalized patients who are not permitted visitors by creating (nondenominational) inspirational get-well cards. You can also make encouragement or thank you cards for LVHN providers and clinical colleagues. Cards can be mailed to either address listed below.

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Volunteer Services

    PO Box 689
    Allentown, Pa. 18105
  • LVHN – COVID-19 Donations
    2024 Lehigh St. 
    Allentown, PA 18103

MAEA Offers NEW Service - Recorded Webinars Available for Purchase
MAEA is now offering Recorded Webinars. MAEA Instructors are able to create materials to meet your specific needs and provide a recorded webinar for you to utilize.
Benefits Include:
• The ability to download a recorded webinar and utilize anytime.
• Supplement your training and development initiatives.
• Utilize as many times as needed.
• The ability to meet shift time requirements as the webinar can be played at any time.
• Can be customized to meet your specific organizational needs.
• Can be created for a wide range of subject matter and topics.
If you are interested in learning more about this service, please contact Chris Robbins at 570-622-0992 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..