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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ben Franklin TechVentures dedicates new West Wing

Friday, November 10, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP), dedicated the West Wing of the Ben Franklin TechVentures® incubator-post-incubator facility at a ceremony on the afternoon of Oct. 19. Approximately 100 business and community leaders, including elected officials, attended the event on the fourth floor of the new facility.

Week of

Friday, November 10, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Business Enterprise Center (BEC) holds Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 13-16, with a speaker series in the Alumni Center and Rooms 107-108, Rothrock Library, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Entrepreneurs in the media, arts, food, retail, graphics, film, funding, fashion and patents will speak. The event is free and open to the public.

Information: lccc.edu/bec; Amy Quick: aquick@lccc.edu

Teacher seminar

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College Teacher Education department hosts the annual “Super Saturday” teacher education seminar, 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., with registration at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Keynote speaker, Shilpa Kappor-Barrantes, M.Ed., a PQAS Certified Developmental Specialist, will speak on “Decoding Challenging Behaviors.”

Information: Deb Wanamaker, dwanamaker@lccc.edu; 610-799-1875

Autism app to be detailed

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

In the best-selling book and Oscar®-nominated documentary film, “Life, Animated,” Ron Suskind detailed his efforts to communicate with his son with autism using the boy’s love of Disney movies.

Now the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is seeking to put those breakthroughs in the palm of your hand through the development of an app called “Sidekicks.”

Suskind will discuss his experience and demonstrate the “Sidekicks” app, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, presented by KidsPeace, at ArtsQuest Center’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

September house sales decrease 3.5 percent

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined as the summer selling season ended.

Closed sales decreased 3.5 percent in September to 697 houses sold, compared to 722 houses sold in September 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.

For the year to date, closed sales increased 4.2 percent, to 6,322, compared to 6,065 for the year to date in 2016.

On a positive note, pending sales increased 12.5 percent in September to 739, compared to 657 in September 2016.

Music therapy added to St. Luke’s program

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has added a therapeutic component, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to its Partial Hospitalization Program-Innovations, an outpatient group therapy program for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress issues and other mental-health challenges.

Music therapy uses listening, singing and playing music and musical instruments to improve and maintain a patient’s mental health. Music therapy groups focus on the four main components of DBT: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

CDL Career Fair

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Companies participating in Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) upcoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Career Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 21, truck driving range, parking lot J, main campus, Schnecksville, include:

Wegmans, TMC Transportation, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, The Coca-Cola Company, F.T. Silfies and J.P. Donmoyer, Inc., Eastern Freight Ways, Inc., A. Duie Pyle, Lazer Spot, Inc., and Estes Express Lines.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be music and food.

Information: LCCC.edu/CDL

Baby delivery services to move from Sacred Heart to St. Luke’s - Allentown

Friday, October 13, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart HealthCare System has announced that as of Oct. 10, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown, will no longer offer labor and delivery services.

Obstetrics services will be “delivered” through a new collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Through this collaboration, there is only one change: mothers-to-be can deliver their babies at St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus, 1736 Hamilton St., Allentown, which is less than two miles from Sacred Heart Hospital.