Client & Alumni News

Four Ben Franklin Clients Honored in Business of the Year Awards

Four clients or alumni of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania were honored at the Lehigh Valley Business, Business of the Year Awards, presented on December 10th at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA.

EcoTech Marine, Bethlehem – Winner – Business of the Year (26-100 employees) — With its award-winning VorTech pump line, new Radion LED lighting line, battery backup and accessories, EcoTech Marine ( has revolutionized the way people think about aquarium technology.

XiGo Nanotools, Bethlehem – Winner – Emerging Business of the Year — XiGo Nanotools ( manufactures the Acorn Area, a patented, shoebox-size device that rapidly measures the wetted surface area of nano-particles. Measuring nano-particles directly relates to product performance in many industrial applications including energy, electronics, ceramics, and pharmaceuticals.

CEWA Technologies, Bethlehem – Finalist – Emerging Business of the Year — CEWA Technologies, Inc. ( designs and manufactures point concentrator solar dishes that use existing materials in new ways and employ a unique design. This solar dish provides thermal energy at prices that are less than existing technologies, and that are competitive with fossil fuels without relying on government subsidies.

Puritan Products, Bethlehem – Finalist – Business of the Year (26-100 employees) — Puritan Products ( custom formulates chemicals to client specifications for applications in pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, manufacturing, and analytical laboratories.