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Provident Bank Foundation grants LCCC SEED program

Friday, September 27, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation has received a $15,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support the Success, Engagement, Education and Determination (SEED) Program Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

The SEED program was selected to receive the grant based on its impact on students and its mission to support students who need extra services transitioning from high school to college.

SEED offers intensive coaching, peer-support networks, and...

LV house sales down two-straight months; drop 2.7 percent in August

Friday, September 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley again declined, down in August, which is toward the close of the peak sales season.

July also saw a decline in house sales. And, in June, sales were flat, with no increase at all. Sales were up slightly in May.

September can be considered part of the peak house sales season as closings sometimes extend into the month.

The comparison of house sales is year to year. The actual number of houses sold stayed about the same from month to month...

LVHN, Rodale Institute partner for ‘Mobile Market’ program

Saturday, September 7, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced a partnership with Rodale Institute’s “Mobile Market” to assist in their initiative to increase access to healthy food in the greater Lehigh Valley.

The “Mobile Market” kicks off its LVHN tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 5, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. While at LVH-Cedar Crest, people can view live cooking demonstrations from noon-1 p.m.

The “Mobile Market” is a portable farm stand that brings organic produce to “food deserts...

LV International Airport site for Allegiant base

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company Aug. 20 when the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA), known in Federal Aviation Administration parlance as ABE (as in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton).

Allegiant plans to create at least 66 new, high-wage jobs.

The Las Vegas-based company is investing $50 million to establish a new base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft.

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Community Services for Children receives $50,000 PNC Foundation grant

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Community Services for Children (CSC) has received a $50,000 grant over two years from the PNC Foundation in support of PNC Grow Up Great®, a bilingual $500-million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

The grant will help provide enhanced educational opportunities to six Head Start classrooms at The Learning Hub - City Center. The public-private collaboration between CSC’s Head Start program and City Center Corp. provides...

House sales in Lehigh Valley decline 7.2 percent in July

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley took a dive in the midst of the peak housing sales season.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley dropped a significant 7.2 percent, with 814 houses sold, compared to 877 houses sold in July 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Aug. 13.

Closed sales for the first seven months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.2 percent, to 4,791 from 4,780 for the first seven months of 2018.

Closed sales have...

Lehigh Valley Health Network, CVS in community initiative

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced a five-year strategic affiliation with CVS Health with the goal of increasing community-level health initiatives, co-branding preventive care programs and the secured sharing of clinical data via electronic health records (EHR) to benefit patients and customers.

This latest agreement strengthens an earlier clinical affiliation between LVHN and CVS Health that began in 2015. The new agreement focuses on each organization’s commitment to...

LV house sales statistics show no increase in June

Friday, July 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

At the midway point in 2019, Lehigh Valley house sales were flat in June in the start of what is traditionally the peak residential real estate summer sales season.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley showed no increase in June, 0.0 percent in June, with 901 houses sold, identical to 901 houses sold in June 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released July 15.

Closed sales for the first six months of 2019 are up slightly, 1.3...

Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street landmark in LVHN 120th anniversary

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The year was 1899 when The Allentown Hospital opened its doors at what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) - 17th Street in Allentown.

One-hundred-twenty years later, the Lehigh Valley Health Network has grown to provide care at eight hospital campuses throughout eastern Pennsylvania, numerous physician practices, health centers and ExpressCARE locations.

Allentown was a city of about 35,000 when the first patient, Clinton Troxell, an Easton bricklayer who fell from scaffolding...