Local Business, Vistacom, Competes For $32,000 In Prizes To Share With Charity




Local Businesses Compete for $32,000 in Prizes to Split with Charity



CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (Jan. 6, 2014) – Firstrust Bank has announced the 20 finalists to compete in the Philly’s Business First Awards. Finalists were chosen from a strong pool of 535 nominated businesses. The grand prize winner, chosen by your votes, wins $15,000 to be split with the charity of their choice. 


“The nominations we received exceeded our expectations,” said Richard J. Green, CEO and Vice Chairman of Firstrust Bank. “The commitment of all the nominees toward community service, honesty and customer service, among many other values, is truly remarkable.”


Now in the second year, the Philly’s Business First Awards were created to shine a spotlight on local businesses making a positive difference in the community as nominated and voted on by the public. 


Last year’s grand prize winner, Frankel & Kershenbaum, a local law firm committed to serving the legal needs of children and their families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, generously donated their grand prize to Autism Speaks.  In recognition of the generosity of last year’s winner, this year the winners will all choose a charitable partner with whom to split their prize money.


Voting for the winners will close on January 17th and a winner will be announced by early February.  Members of the public are invited to vote daily at www.bizfirstawards.com.



Bellalisa Hair Studio – Philadelphia, PA

Brinker & Simpson – Springfield, PA

Cantor, Novak, Beaver, and Pike – Newtown, PA

D'Angelo & Company – Trevose, PA

Flocco's – Conshohocken, PA

Friendship Pharmacy – Philadelphia, PA

Fritz's Bakery – Langhorne, PA

Gibson and Mayer – Yardley, PA

Jay Dan Contractors LLC – Newtown, PA

Moore & Snear Funeral Home – Conshohocken, PA

Nuts to You – Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Odell Studner – Radnor, PA

P. Agnes – Philadelphia, PA

Pediatric Care Group – Jenkintown, PA

Philadelphia Bikesmith – Philadelphia, PA

Plymouth Auto Tire Center – Plymouth Meeting, PA

Systems Staffing Group – Bala Cynwyd, PA

Vistacom – Allentown, PA

Water Line Auto Spa – Glassboro, NJ

Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. – Philadelphia, PA


Prizes will include:


·         Grand Prize (1):

o   $15,000 prize to split with a charity of their choice.

o   One ad featuring their business in a local newspaper

o   Free mass media advertising

o   Free financial consultation for their business

o   Mention on Firstrust website, BizFirstAwards.com, and on Facebook.com


·         Runners Up (2):

o   $5,000 to split with a charity of their choice.

o   Free financial consultation for their business

o   Mention on Firstrust website, BizFirstAwards.com, and on Facebook.com


·         Honorable Mention (7)

o   $1,000 to split with a charity of their choice.

o   Mention on Firstrust website, BizFirstAwards.com and on Facebook.com




About Firstrust Bank

Founded in 1934 and currently in its third generation of family ownership, Firstrust is a privately-held bank with assets of $2.5 billion. Safe and Sound for 80 years, Firstrust is a Small Business Administration (SBA) preferred lender, and provides both retail and commercial services through its 18 banking offices located in Bucks, Burlington, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Continuing to meet the needs of its customers, Firstrust offers a wide variety of deposit products, consumer and business loan options, residential and commercial real estate mortgages and cash-management products. For more information, visitfirstrust.com or call 800-220-BANK.  Member FDIC.


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