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August 2012

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Upcoming Events:

Lehigh Valley Non-Profit Awareness Expo 2012: The Lehigh Valley Mall is offering an exciting opportunity for Lehigh Valley non-profit organizations to connect with businesses, volunteers, potential sponsors, and donors in the area. The Expo will be Thursday, September 20th from Noon until 8pm. The event will be a great place for non-profits to connect with the public and celebrate their contributions to the community. Aside from networking there will be entertainment, music, raffles, and a program to kick off the Expo featuring Whitehall Mayor Edward Hozza Jr. The Lehigh Valley Mall is still looking for people interested in being a sponsor or vendor for the event. If interested or to receive for more information please contact Amanda Johnson, Director of Mall Marketing, at AmJohnson@simon.com.

Cheesecake Factory Grand Opening: The Cheesecake Factory will host its Grand Opening for their eighth New Jersey location at the Quaker Bridge Mall on September 19th. Be sure to look for other grand openings in Quaker Bridge Mall as this is just one of its many exciting renovations.

Delaware Stroke Council’s Star’s for Stroke: The Delaware Valley Stroke Council is celebrating its 17th Anniversary at the Annual Stars for Stroke Gala on Saturday, November 17, 2012. The event will be hosted by Sportscaster Lou Tilley. The Ticket price will be $300.00 per person and it will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt at the Bellevue on 200 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA. If you are interested in making a donation or being a sponsor for the event, contact Jen.

Angel 34’s Tour de Hershey: Local cyclists gear up for an 80 mile ride through eastern Pennsylvania to raise funding for the fight against children’s cancer. On September 15th teams and individuals will kick off their journey through the scenic countryside and farmland of Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties starting in the Macy’s lot and ending at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Zumbathon at Oxford Valley Mall: Oxford Valley Mall is welcoming back the school year with the Back to School Zumbathon on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9am to 11am. The event will include great music and dancing in a Zumba-party atmosphere!  All proceeds will benefit the Simon Youth Foundation, a public charity that aims to ignite hope through educational opportunities for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. There is a $10 pre-registration fee; $12 the day of the event.  The first 25 people to pre-register with a $10 donation will get a free gift on the day of the event.

Fashion’s Night Out at Lehigh Valley Mall: The Lehigh Valley Mall invites all to take part in Fashion’s Night Out, a global initiative taking place across the country to celebrate the best of fall fashion. Shoppers will enjoy exclusive shopping as retailers throughout the mall roll out the red carpet on the evening of Thursday, September 6. The event begins with a happy hour at 4:00 pm and from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, participating retailers will offer in store events and promotions with their own Fashion’s Night Out specials. Shoppers can score free samples, shop the latest trends and enjoys bites compliments of your favorite stores and restaurants. The post-shopping After Party will take place at Bravo! Cucina Italiana from 8:30pm to 10:00pm.

Kids’ MusicRound Hosts a Special Event: Oxford Valley Mall invites parents with young children (5 years and younger) to participate in a day of music, learning, and fun with Kid’s MusicRound. Families will be able to participate in activities that make learning fun. The program is a great way to teach rhythm, beats, and motor skills in an energetic environment with instruments specifically designed for little hands. The interactive music and dancing experience will have a lasting impression on you and your child who are sure to leave laughing and singing songs the rest of the day.  Join us on Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:30 am – 11:30 am for a memorable day!

Event Re-Cap:

Lehigh Valley Mall and Oxford Valley Mall’s “The Lorax” Kidgits Event: Simon Malls in the area celebrated the release of “The Lorax” on August 2nd. Kids enjoyed activities including a “Pitch-In” recycling game, creating their own Lorax mustache and activity sheet station, planting a “Seed of Hope”, making their own Truffula Tree, as well as giveaways and a Lorax screening area. There was even Lorax costume character meet n’ greet and photo op at Lehigh Valley Mall!

Lehigh Valley Mall Back to School Kidgits Event: With school around the corner, Lehigh Valley Mall was able to make back to school shopping fun and easy with a Simon Kidgit event on August 11th! Kids were able to get a first look at ROXX, the newest collectable head-to-head competitive game by Imperial Toy. A group from Lehigh Valley Martial Arts was able to teach about how to deal with bullies and did an awesome martial arts demonstration. The Children’s Place showed off all of their new fall fashions in a fashion show, while Kids Foot Locker was measuring for perfect fitting shoes. There was even face painting by Ping’s Parties!

The Artistic Circle Foundation’s “Art Heals, the Power of Art Therapy:During the entire month of August, The Artistic Circle Foundation artists displayed artwork in a group exhibition at the DaVinci Art Alliance in the theme of art therapy. People celebrated the power of art therapy from all nine artists while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments on opening night, August 11. Denise Nickey, an artist from Wellsville, PA, expressed her perception of art therapy as, “Art reconnects the spirit. That is the ultimate healing.”

22nd Annual “Stu Bykofsky Candidates Comedy Night:” The 22nd annual Stu Bykofsky Candidates Comedy Night took place on the third floor of Finnigan’s Wake on Wednesday, August 22. The event, now in its 22nd year, has raised about $475,000 for Variety, The Children’s Charity, which serves children living with disabilities in the Delaware Valley.  Guests supported the great cause while enjoying jokes and other funny performances by local political candidates.

Jennifer Sherlock and interns Jessica and Dana at the Candidates Comedy Night

Current Client Update:

Quaker Bridge Mall: Renovations and additions are being made to Central New Jersey’s shopping hub, Quaker Bridge. Starting September 19th patrons will be able to enjoy the always wonderful atmosphere, services, and culinary works of The Cheesecake Factory. After a delightful meal gear up to shop at several new retailers including Michael Kors, Sephora, Sur La Table, Pandora, Teavana, H&M, Ann Taylor, and Brighton Collectables.

Montgomery Mall: Forever 21 completed their relocation at Montgomery Mall in North Whales, PA. The store upgraded to a larger venue that now allows them to carry a larger selection of merchandise including Forever 21+, an extended sizes line; and Love&Beauty cosmetics, lingerie and shoe line.

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