In The News

Hampton Inn and Suites Mount Joy Receives National Recognition!

March 15, 2017

The Hampton Inn and Suites, Mount Joy, has been awarded the “Circle of Excellence Award”.  This award is given to the very top hotels of the Hampton Inn brand; only those hotels who score in the top 10% are recognized in this way for their commitment to Product, Service and Excellence.  Willow Valley is honored […]

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Homewood Suites by Hilton – Harrisburg East receives national recognition!

February 24, 2017

The Homewood Suites by Hilton – Harrisburg East Team recently received national brand recognition at a “by invitation only” awards event held in Las Vegas, NV. Our Homewood by Hilton – Harrisburg East won the Hilton Connie Award of Merit. Of the awards recognized at this event, this is the only award that recognizes the […]

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Spirit of Hampton Winner

December 15, 2016

We would like to congratulate Courtney Shenk of the Hampton Inn & Suites Mount Joy who has won the Spirit of Hampton Award! Whether it’s filling in for sick teammates, lending a hand in other departments or working overtime at a sister property, you can always count on Courtney to always be there for you. […]

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Servant Leadership Award

November 15, 2016

Water Street Mission named a new annual award after Marlin and Doris Thomas at their September awards banquet.  It is called the Marlin and Doris Thomas Servant Leader Award and will be presented each year to a local person who demonstrates servant leadership as they minister to our local community.  This year’s award was presented […]

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Willow Valley Acquires 2 Hampton Inn & Suites Hotels

October 24, 2016

Lancaster, PA (October 24, 2016) — Willow Valley Associates, Inc. announced the addition of two Hampton Inn and Suites hotels to their portfolio. The Hampton Inn & Suites Ephrata, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Manheim/Lancaster West (close to the Spooky Nook complex), were acquired on October 24, 2016. “We’re excited to bring these two […]

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Willow Valley Business & Medical Center – News Update

August 17, 2016

We are very happy to announce that the former Blue Ball National Bank/Community Bank building has been leased by Univest Bank & Trust. The branch will be opening on Monday, August 29, 2016 and will be having their ‘Grand Opening’ celebration on Thursday October 6th  we will relay any additional information on the festivities as […]

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Willow Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

June 29, 2016

On Sunday June 26th, Willow Valley held a party for Lancaster and the adjoining communities who have been such a great part of its success for the past 50 years.  Team members as well as local residents and business owners and their families were invited to the festivities that ran from 4pm – 9pm and […]

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Marlin and Doris Thomas receive Medical Society’s Benjamin Rush Award

June 17, 2016

Marlin and Doris Thomas were recipients of the Benjamin Rush Award at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s annual dinner and business meeting on June 14.  This award recognizes individual(s) who are not practicing healthcare professionals, yet who devote time, skills or resources to assisting others and contribute to the advancement of healthcare. This award recognizes the […]

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Willow Valley Business & Medical Center – News Release

June 10, 2016

Univest Bank & Trust Company of Pennsylvania announced it will be opening its first branch office in Lancaster County.    The Souderton-based holding company said they have signed a lease for a full-service retail branch in the Willow Valley Business & Medical Center at 90 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, in West Lampeter Township. The […]

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DoubleTree Team Member is Nationally Recognized by Hilton!

May 4, 2016

Emily Drennen is a marketing specialist and sales assistant at Lancaster DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. Recently, she was recognized nationally as a Hilton Socialite for her excellence in social media. As her reward, Emily will be flying to Dallas for an all-expense paid trip. This will be a three-day Social Media conference where Emily will […]

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Connie Award Recognizes Hilton’s Best Hotels

April 27, 2016

Willow Valley’s Homewood Suites-Harrisburg East hotel has been presented with the prestigious Connie Award by Hilton.  As the highest hotel award across all Hilton Worldwide brands, the Connie is presented to properties that embody Conrad Hilton’s vision to “fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality”. This award recognizes this Willow Valley property […]

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Service Anniversaries

January 26, 2016

On January 1, Marlin Thomas, Chairman of the Board, celebrated his 50th year of service with Willow Valley.  We want to congratulate Mr. Thomas for his half-century of servant leadership to the Willow Valley family of companies! Doris Thomas, Board Secretary / Treasurer, also celebrated 50 years of service with Willow Valley.  We congratulate and […]

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New Development Update

January 2, 2016

The construction of an Advance Auto Parts Store on the final available lot at the Shopping Square has been completed.   The store opened on December 17, 2015 and has been enjoying a successful business ever since. Willow Valley is in the midst of master planning 63acres of land zoned for development at the corner of […]

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Advance Auto Parts Addition

January 1, 2016

Advance Auto Parts has partnered with Willow Valley Associates to construct a new store in Lancaster PA. The chain’s newest Lancaster County store is located in West Lampeter Township at 2417 Willow Street Pike in the Willow Valley Shopping Square and opened its doors on Thursday, December 17, 2015 after a record breaking 9 week […]

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