Member Testimonials


 Member Testimonials 

When Dr. David Vasily hired Countess Comunications, he told them he didn't want to be the spokesperson of his own TV commercials. Jeff & Marta Countess told him, "Not a problem, we know a gal." That's how networking with Lehigh Valley Elite Network works! I started attending LV Elite Network meetings almost 3 years ago. Since that time I have built strong relationships with other business owners, like Countess Comunications, who I can confidently refer. In turn, through referrals obtained through Lehigh Vally Elite Network, I have grown my business more than I thought possible.

Check out the two commercials I did with Countess Comunications Vanquish for Aesthetica Cosmetic & Laser Center Video 
miraDry Commercial-Lehigh Valley Dermatology Video -Valerie Bittner: Model, Actor, Voice Artist www.ValerieBittner

Valerie Bittner, Model, Actor, Voice Artist, Consultant
c. 610-248-0066
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I started coming to the LV Elite Networking Group last October.  I was very nervous joining the group, since I only knew two people.  It turned out to be the best decision I made by attending the monthly meeting.  I met so many people and made so many new connections.  One meeting changed everything for me.  As I have been an Independent Contractor for many years, I never considered turning myself into an actual business and marketing myself. My first one on one was with Michael Madden, after two hours of sitting with him and listening to what he had to say, I was convinced that I had to jump in with two feet, no look back and take the next step to expanding my business.  And so it began, I started getting so many requests from members in the group to do one on ones, it was amazing.  How one meeting with one person changed everything for me.Coming to these meetings has made me more confident in myself.  I received 2 new clients in the past month just from doing 30 second commercials at the meetings.  There is trust and dedication in this group and I would encourage all business owners to be a part of it.  It will only make your business stronger.

Mary Jo Roma
What I do in helping people I've found the LV Elite Network unmatched from other groups or organizations.During my first meeting at the Ramada, in April 2011,  a gentleman approached me about his need for safe household cleaners.  That family continues to be a client.  Another lady, from that very same meeting location, came forward to begin her healthy weight goals.  When I keyed her information into my back office I found we met 3 years prior and spoke about healthy weight.  The LV Elite Network brought us together on a common ground: Networking to increase our businesses. Building relationships through LV Elite Network is a critical component to my business plan for 2014.  I highly recommend anyone who needs people in the growth of their business to attend one of the many opportunities with Michael Madden's group. 
Thank you Michael Madden for an awesome networking opportunity.
Barbara Smith
Independent Shaklee Distributor
Shaklee enables us to...
Provide a Healthier Life for Everyone and a Better Life for Anyone
Healthy Family, Healthy Home, Healthy Planet, Healthy Income,
Healthy Weight!
610.393.8035 or 610.262.3941
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Doing business in the Lehigh Valley is all about building relationships.  One important way to build relationships is through networking.  With the seven (7) different LV Elite groups available, meeting in various locations across the Lehigh Valley, there is no excuse for anyone in business not to network.  Michael Madden has  done a tremendous job spearheading this group, as he is Mr. Networker extraordinaire!  LV Elite gives me the opportunity to meet people, from all aspects of the business world, that I can tap into when we need services for our practice or if we need to refer our patients, friends and family for services they might need.  I have developed very solid business relationships and have met many good friends, all thanks to Michael Madden and the LV Elite Group that he has given to us.  Thank you Michael!

Esther R. Rowland, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Oral Dynamics, Inc.
2610 Moravian Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 435-5707
We Give You the Smile of Your Dreams! 

Networking is a very important part of what I do to help grow Phoenix Restoration as a business. I've been to many different networking events and have been a member of a few groups. None really measure up to Michael Madden's Lehigh Valley Elite Network. We're all familiar with the time and monetary commitments some organizations place on us. Elite is more relaxed with a monthly commitment and no membership fees. Elite focuses on member to member relationships. In order to build within Elite you have to be willing to attend the meetings and also get to know the members. Through those relationships you build trust which is priceless! It is wonderful to be a part of such a positive organization. Michael Madden, founder of Lehigh Valley Elite, truly has a heart of gold. He is a great friend who cares so much about the success of each member. He has built an organization that continues to grow and features the finest business people in the Lehigh Valley. An organization that people want to be a part of and help to grow. If you aren't a member yet and you are serious about the growth of your business, you should attend at least one meeting and see what you are missing!


Michelle Murphy
Director of Business Development
Phoenix Restoration & Environmental Services Inc.


Peter Collipp I haven’t made a cold call in over 3 months thanks to the Lehigh Valley Elite Network Group. Not only have I gotten plenty of business to keep my pipeline full, but I have made long lasting friends and built trusting relationships. Michael Madden orchestrates a fun, yet business focused group that is an inviting atmosphere for the novice and experienced networker. I consider joining the Lehigh Valley Elite Network Group a must for any business owner or sales professional that is serious about the success of their career.
Peter Collipp
Sales Manager
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We are always meeting new people at the Elite Network events. It is only for people who want to build lasting business relationships and create awesome referrals. You couldn't ask for a better no nonsense networking group to be a part of. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of it.

Pete Ambrosino       
President at SERVPRO® of Western Lehigh County and Marketing Director at Snacky Matz Healthy Vending

I have only been part of the LV Elite Networking Group for just a short time now. Within this short time I have come to love every minute of it and consider myself to be a lifer. Through Michael Madden and the LV Elite Network I have had opportunity after opportunity present itself. I have also made friendships that will last a lifetime. The quality and desire within the group is shared by all of it's members both new and veterans and I am proud to... say that I am a part of it.  Anyone who is passionate about what they do and wants continued success should be part of this "Elite" group.

Renee Kukowski

NMLS # 1078245
Mortgage Specialist

Donna Braden (Owner Jack's Glass) Not only do We get business through contacts at LVEN, but we saved a bundle on our flat roof repairs because of a referral from another LV Elite Network member! A great group of business people...I always look forward to the meetings!
About two weeks ago I got a call from a real estate investor from out of state. He currently owns an investment property here in the Lehigh Valley but was considering selling the property because of some difficulties he’d been having with his current property manager. He said he had been referred to me by a member of LV Elite Network and wanted to know what I could do to help him manage his investment.

After a brief conversation he said he was ready to hang on to the property and sign an agreement. I was a little surprised and asked if he wanted me to email him some more information or perhaps he wanted to check out my website first. He stopped me and said he didn’t care about my website because he trusted his friend’s judgment and if he was willing to vouch for me then that’s all he needed. As a new business owner here in the Lehigh Valley I’ve found the LV Elite Network business networking group to be an invaluable resource. People want to know that they can trust the people they’re doing business with. Being a part of this group has given me the opportunity to build a network of people I know and trust that money just can’t buy. If you want to build your business and help support other small businesses in the area I highly recommend joining LV Elite Network.

Riley Ockerman

Owner of Real Property Management Lehigh Valley

Phone: 610-392-6808


When we started Countess Communications in 2011, we knew one thing-how to tell a story (we even won an Emmy Award during our time in TV news).  What we didn't know was where to tell it.  We knew we needed to reach business owners to sell them on why online video is one of the very best ways to capture clients.  We tried a BNI meeting (too expensive/weekly meetings were too much), we tried the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (too big/hard to meet decision makers at the events), then we started focusing on smaller groups.  By early 2012, we met Michael Madden at a networking party, and took him up on his invitation to visit a LV Elite Network meeting.  We were hooked. 

Two years later, we've met some truly amazing business owners that make the Lehigh Valley great, and have been lucky enough to tell some of your stories in video (13 of you, at last count). We look forward to telling many, many more-in a web videos or your very own TV commercial.  Speaking of which, we hired fellow  LV Elite Network member Valerie Bittner for two commercials we recently produced:
For Aesthetica Cosmetic & Laser Center
For Lehigh Valley Dermatology
Michael Madden is the king of networking. We value his friendship and connections we've made because of the Lehigh Valley Elite Network.
Jeff and Marta Countess
Countess Communications-Producing Content that Counts!


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