Open House for 3 New Businesses Draws Crowd to Downtown Hellertown (Photos)

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Credit: Allan Bach

The extierior of 656 Main Street, Hellertown, which houses two first floor office suites that are home to Lindsay Albert, EA, Ben Chunko, Liberty Wealth Management, and Josh Popichak, Saucon Source LLC. The front entryway was decorated with balloons for Wednesday’s open house and ribbon-cutting.

An open house for three businesses that recently opened offices on Main Street in downtown Hellertown drew over 100 attendees Wednesday night.

The event included a ribbon-cutting for Lindsay Albert, EA, Ben Chunko, Liberty Wealth Management, and Saucon Source, whose offices are located on the first floor of 656 Main Street, near the intersection of Main and Water streets. The historic building formerly housed the law offices of Charles Gordon and subsequently the offices of Vanderwalt Construction.

As they mixed and mingled on what turned out to be a very mild night for late February, guests enjoyed wine from Black River Farms in Lower Saucon Township, beer from Lost Tavern Brewing in Hellertown and hors d’oeuvres from a number of local restaurants, including Braveheart Highland Pub, Bella’s Ristorante, Sagra Bistro, Limon Authentic Turkish Kebap House, Vassi’s Drive-in and Hellertown Bakery.

Prize drawings were also held.

Outside, in front of the building, the business owners were assisted with cutting the ribbon by the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce and Hellertown Mayor David Heintzelman, who delivered brief remarks.

The offices for Albert, Chunko and Saucon Source are currently open by appointment.

To schedule an appointment with Ben Chunko, call 610-398-7333 or email him at

To schedule an appointment with Lindsay Albert, call 484-851-3305 or use her website’s online booking form.

To schedule an appointment with Saucon Source publisher Josh Popichak to discuss local news coverage, advertising, social media consulting and more, please call 610-442-3370, email or message him via the Saucon Source Facebook page.

Photos by Chris Christian except where otherwise noted.

The cake for the party–which was based on the design for the new businesses’ signage–was baked by Hellertown Bakery.

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The office for Saucon Source LLC is located on the first floor at the rear of the building.

A smorgasbord of local treats was served at the event, including corned beef and cabbage spring rolls from Braveheart Highland Pub, a Sicilian cutting board tray from Bella’s Ristorante, a signature Cheese Torte from Sagra Bistro and a Mediterranean dips tray from Limon Authentic Turkish Kebap House.

Vassi’s Drive-in provided their famous gyros, cheeseburger sliders and hot dogs for the event.

Ben Chunko and his wife Kelly sample a wine from Black River Farms, poured by server Kim Schmidtner.

Photo by Allan Bach

Rob Grim, co-owner of Lost Tavern Brewing, peers around the corner from behind the table where he served some of the Hellertown brewery’s beers.

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Guests at the open house mingle in the office of Saucon Source LLC.

Saucon Source publisher Josh Popichak has decorated his office with some unique pieces of Hellertown memorabilia, such as this vintage borough street sign from Rentzheimer Drive.

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Guests began to arrive at the open house at 5 p.m. Hot food, beer from Lost Tavern Brewing and wine from Black River Farms were served in the office of Ben Chunko, Liberty Wealth Management.

Hellertown Mayor David Heintzelman and Lower Saucon Township Councilwoman Priscilla deLeon

It’s official! The ribbon-cutting at 656 Main Street drew applaus from several dozen onlookers who gathered on the sidewalk. Pictured from left are Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce VP Jessica O’Donnell, Ben Chunko, Josh Popichak, Lindsay Albert and Mayor David Heintzelman.

All three of the businesses are new to Main Street, although their owners are no strangers to Hellertown, having either grown up in the area, worked in it for a number of years, or both.

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Wealth management professional Ben Chunko, right, speaks with a guest at the open house.

Lower Saucon Township Councilwoman Priscilla deLeon was one of several local elected officials who attended the event.

Hellertown Mayor David Heintzelman speaks with Tina Hasselbusch–who recently opened a business on Main Street as part of 410 Collaborative–and Lindsay Albert.

Just prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Hellertown Mayor David Heintzleman welcomed the new businesses to Main Street in the borough’s downtown, which has witnessed a revitalization in recent years as more restaurants, pubs and service providers have opened up shop.

The weather was mild enough Wednesday night for party-goers without jackets to wait outside for the ribbon-cutting.

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