New Years Newsletter 2013.pdf

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Steel Valley 2012:
Like many of our clients, for Jim, Kelly, Jen & Christy
2012 was filled with changes and new experiences.

“We look
to our
in 2013.”

For Jim and Renee, the year was capped off with patronage of local charities. Being avid
supporters of the American Lung Association of the Lehigh Valley, the DaVinci Science Center, and the North Wales Area Library, they could be found at fundraisers and galas around
the area in 2012.
Again this spring Jim traveled to Myrtle Beach for a week of golf with family, friends, and
clients; six days, six rounds of golf with a group of 20 gentlemen. He is already looking forward to 2013. Unfortunately, as many of our golfing clientele are aware, the remainder of
Jim’s golf season did not go as planned. It rained a record number of Tuesdays in a row,
forcing him to cancel almost every outing. We considered offering his services to the
drought stricken areas of the mid-west and are hoping that the sun shines for him in 2013.
This fall Jim and Renee made their first trip to the Thousand Islands, as well as Niagara
Falls. They are looking forward to a cruise early next year.
For Kelly and Tyler, their year was defined by running and weekend travels. Together
they have been competing in many athletic events ranging from obstacle course races, to
half marathons, and even completed their first marathon together this past March. They
have traveled much of the mid-Atlantic, from Virginia to Vermont, to participate and have
felt fortunate to share these experiences with the friends and family who accompanied
This fall, Kelly became the President of the Moravian College Alumni Association, a position she will hold until fall 2014. Along with her role as President, she will serve as a college trustee for the duration of her term. Even though she had a busy year, she found
time to take her first sewing class and play in a women’s golf league.
For Jen and Eric, a new apartment was the prime focus. After seven years they moved
into a new apartment in a wonderful neighborhood in Allentown. When Jen wasn’t hard at
work or busy being crafty, she could be found spending time with her family, including
eight nieces and nephews. She even took 3 of them to Great Wolf Lodge as an incentive
for good grades in school. What a great Aunt! For the third year, Jen and her family participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies, a cause close to their hearts. Recently,
Jen and Eric took a well deserved vacation to a Sandals resort located in Antigua and
spent time snorkeling, site seeing and relaxing on the beach.
For Christy & Trevor, 2012 meant buying their first home. They left their long time
residence in the heart of Emmaus for a more serene and picturesque location in Coopersburg. They have been hard at work since moving, adding a garden, painting and
decorating the new property. A new home wouldn’t be complete without a new addition to the family… a new cat, that is. Christy and Trevor lovingly adopted a kitten
named Dax, when they discovered he had been taking shelter in their root cellar. Dax
joins their other “furry kids” Cali and Bear.
An Office Philosophy:
Our team prides itself on having open lines of communication and a good relationship. We feel it is of paramount importance for us to work fluidly together to best
serve our clients. To help build this rapport, we celebrate birthdays, dress up for Halloween and have pot luck lunches with our neighboring offices. If you stop by the office between 12-1 daily, we can be caught laughing and joking in the lunchroom. You
may even be lucky enough to meet Jim or Kelly’s dog, Marley and Toby respectively.
They grace the office with their presence about once per week.