MEMBERS’ CORNER

  • Carl Wallnau, Past Member of the BCEDC Board of Directors & Executive Committee was Honored for his 80th Anniversary of Enlistment
  • Top Honor Among Large Utilities in Eastern U.S. Goes to PPL for 14th Time in the Past 19 Years
  • QNB Donates to the United Way!

Carl Wallnau, Past Member of the BCEDC Board of Directors & Executive Committee was Honored for his 80th Anniversary of Enlistment

Longtime Bucks County Resident Major Carl Wallnau Jr., who celebrated his 98th birthday on May 24, has certainly lived an interesting life, both during World War II as a member of “the Greatest Generation,” and after the war with his extensive service to Bucks County in the area of economic development and service to others. Mr Wallnau was honored on his 80th Anniversary of his enlistment in the Virginia National Guard 1st Virginia Infantry. 

To read the entire story go to www.buckslocalnews.com/news/yardley-makefield-vfw-recognizes-world-war-ii-veteran-on-the/article_3f8e819b-7c5f-56a4-8e99-24220a649e96.html.


Top Honor Among Large Utilities in Eastern U.S. Goes to PPL for 14th Time in the Past 19 Years

J.D. Power has once again ranked PPL Electric Utilities highest for residential customer satisfaction in its class in the eastern United States, a streak now at six straight years.

The J.D. Power award, announced today, means PPL has landed the top spot among large electric utilities in this part of the country for 14 of the 19 years that J.D. Power has been conducting its residential electric customer survey.

“PPL employees come to work each day with a mindset that puts customers first,” said Greg Dudkin, president of PPL Electric Utilities. “I dedicate this award to our people, whose tradition of excellence, innovation and commitment delivers reliable and affordable electric service for homes and businesses in our area.”

PPL Electric Utilities’ score of 739 improved on last year’s score by 34 points. The average score in the large utility group in the East is 704. Companies are ranked on a 1,000-point scale. The East Large Segment is made up of 16 utilities. The national average among all types and sizes of electric utilities, including electric cooperatives, was 719, according to J.D. Power.

“Our business is delivering safe, reliable power, but our employees that help make that happen also live and work in the cities and towns we serve. They’re volunteering to make those communities better places,” Dudkin said. “They’re helping customers save energy and money. They’re respecting and protecting the environment.”

PPL has also captured 11 J.D. Power awards for business customer satisfaction, the last in 2014.

Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Electric Utilities, Regional Affairs Director (610) 774-5249,


QNB Donates to the United Way!

QNB Bank proudly presented a donation of $7,500 to the United Way of Bucks County on July 10th. United Way of Bucks County is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Their mission is to advance the greater good by focusing on three key issues: access to a quality education, a stable income, and good health – the building blocks of a great life.

QNB Bank currently operates eleven branches in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties and offers commercial and retail banking in the communities it serves. In addition, QNB provides securities and advisory services under the name of QNB Financial Services through Investment Professionals, Inc., a registered Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, and title insurance as a member of Laurel Abstract Company LLC.