Fritz's Bakery in Langhorne is one of 20 finalists competing in Firstrust Bank's Second Annual 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 contest Web site says that Fritz's Bakery–which also operates a Bensalem location–was chosen because of its continued support of the local community, its family ownership and because it maintains a positive atmosphere in the work place. According to a post on the bakery's Facebook page, their prize will be split with Focus on Homeless Animals.
“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 Friday and a winner will be announced by early February. The public can vote daily at www.bizfirstawards.com.
- Bellalisa Hair Studio – Philadelphia
- Brinker & Simpson – Springfield
- Cantor, Novak, Beaver, and Pike – Newtown
- D'Angelo & Company – Trevose
- Flocco's – Conshohocken
- Friendship Pharmacy – Philadelphia
- Fritz's Bakery – Langhorne
- Gibson and Mayer – Yardley
- Jay Dan Contractors LLC – Newtown
- Moore & Snear Funeral Home – Conshohocken
- Nuts to You – Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia
- Odell Studner – Radnor
- P. Agnes – Philadelphia
- Pediatric Care Group – Jenkintown
- 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, N.J.
- Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. – Philadelphia