B. Braun Medical Inc
Community engagement is fundamental to the culture of B. Braun Medical Inc. in Bethlehem, a leader in infusion therapy and pain management that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products to the health care industry.
The company focuses its outreach on programs that champion children, human services, arts, and educational institutions, including Northampton Community College, which benefits from the generosity of B. Braun through its longtime sponsorship of the Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival.
Robert Albert, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at B. Braun, who also serves as vice-chair of NCC’s Foundation Board, described the festival as an important community event that raises money for a very worthwhile cause.
“Students are able to receive a quality education at Northampton Community College and explore various career paths, but we know this opportunity isn’t available for everyone because of financial constraints,” Albert said. “The NCC scholarship program, supported by the Food and Wine Festival, offers an avenue for those students to achieve their goals.”
While students benefit from NCC’s scholarship program, the greater Lehigh Valley benefits from well-trained and educated students, according to Albert. “NCC offers a broad range of educational opportunity that not only enriches the lives of the students that graduate from NCC, but also the companies in and around the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos, and beyond,” he said.
The Lehigh Valley is home to a wide range of industries that require skilled employees to support them, particularly at this time. An institution such as NCC, which offers more than 100 programs and majors, graduates students qualified to fill a variety of jobs within those industries.
“NCC is instrumental in providing the skills necessary to support our local businesses,” Albert said. “I would encourage everyone to support the Food & Wine Festival and contribute to a great cause.”