Community

We understand the importance of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Our founder, Morris Black, and his sons set strong examples for community service with their leadership in many Lehigh Valley organizations, including The Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary, Congregation Brith Sholom, Lehigh Valley Industrial Parks and the Boy Scouts..

Morris Black’s grandsons Ron Black (President) and Bob Black (Vice-President) have upheld the family tradition of community service by serving on numerous local boards, including:

  • Girls and Boys Club
  • VIA of the Lehigh Valley
  • Lehigh Valley Credit Bureau
  • Congregation Brith Sholom
  • Valley Youth House
  • Skills USA Council
  • St. Luke’s Health Network
  • LV Economic Development Corp.
  • Lehigh Valley Builders Association
  • United Way of the Lehigh Valley
  • Allentown Rotary Club
  • Congregation Keneseth Israel
  • Lehigh Valley Partnership
  • RenewLV
  • Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
  • Lehigh Valley Business – Education Partnership

CookbookCoverStephen Blumberg (VP-Insulation Division) has served as a member of the board at Congregation Keneseth Israel. Fourth generation family member Jonathan Black has served as president of the local chapter of the Door and Hardware Institute and is a trustee of Congregation Brith Sholom.

Morris Black and Sons fosters an environment which encourages community service and volunteerism among our employees. During our 100th anniversary celebration, the firm was engaged in year-long community service projects. Notably, we raised money for Valley Youth House by publishing and selling a Morris Black family Cookbook (still in print!) and we “adopted” nearby Buchanan Elementary School. Morris Black has also contributed to Habitat’s local ReStore.

PBS-Left Front Full_smIn 2013, Morris Black designed, built and donated the Kitchen Set to PBS Channel 39 in Bethlehem.  The contemporary set was designed for filming the cable cooking show “The Chef’s Kitchen”, and was designed with areas for cooking, plating and tasting the dishes – and on casters so it can be rolled away when not in use.

 

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