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March LV house sales rebound 13.7 percent

Friday, April 28, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley rebounded in March to put first-quarter 2017 house sales in positive territory.

Closed sales increased by double digits, up 13.7 percent in March to 616 houses sold, compared to 542 in March 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the first quarter of 2017, closed sales have increased 1.8 percent year to date, to 1,483 in 2017 from 1,457 in 2016.

Pending house sales in the Lehigh Valley were again up...

Two Realtors join Berkshire Hathaway

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Barb Hodick, sales leader of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Macungie Office, has welcomed Ryan S. Miller as a sales associate.

He was previously with Coldwell Banker.

Miller resides in Catasauqua and serves the Lehigh Valley.

Chris Rader, manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Allentown Office, welcomes Christine Borka as a sales associate on the Kay Nederostek Team.

Borka resides in Allentown and serves the...

Bridge Program

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers a free program, the 2017 Summer Bridge Program, for new or first-generation students, adult students returning to college and military veterans, as well as anyone wanting to learn skills for academic success, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July 31 - Aug. 10, at LCCC sites in Allentown, Tamaqua and Schnecksville.

The Bridge Program will provide students entering the fall 2017 semester with strategies and skills to achieve academic success...

Ben Franklin Tech approves $292,260 in area investments

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $292,260 in support of regional economic development.

The following are in the Lehigh Valley or partnered in the Lehigh Valley.

Ben Franklin announces the following established manufacturer company investment. Ben Franklin provides 1:1 matching funding for work with a college or university partner on technology-based manufacturing innovation in...

Pa. Shakespeare Festival appoints marketing director

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theater at DeSales University, has promoted Tina Slak to director of marketing and public relations.

Slak will spearhead marketing initiatives to promote the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s mission, brand, and programs to the widest possible audience.

Slak succeeds Lisa Higgins, who served in this role for 20 of PSF’s 25-year history.

Slak joined the organization as a marketing associate in 2014 and rose to PSF’s...

Ob-Gyn chair has vision for St. Luke’s Network

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Israel Zighelboim, MD, FACOG, FACS, is focused on the future of St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As its new Chair, he has a deep appreciation for the generations of babies who were born at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses and now are coming back to have their babies there.

He wants today’s new parents to have the same good experience their parents had and his plan is to have the Network continue to...

Tuition savings

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a tuition savings program for dual enrollment students.

For every LCCC credit class that students complete in high school, with a grade of C or better, they will be able to take advantage of a per-course voucher program after high school graduation. This pertains to LCCC classes taken in high school since July 2016.

It works in conjunction with LCCC’s Dual Enrollment program, where high school students have the...

Temple-St. Luke’s medical students matched with residency programs

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

On National Match Day, 32 Temple-St. Luke’s Medical School students learned which medical residency programs they would be paired with in the United States.

Match Day, held March 17, is the day that fourth-year medical students across the country take a major step in their academic journey to become a physician.

“National Match Day, a milestone for every medical student across the country, is the day medical students learn where they will continue their medical training as...

Sacred Heart Hospital gets ‘A’ for Patient Safety in U.S. study

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital is one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States and the only hospital in Lehigh County to achieve this outstanding “A” grade.

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

“Leapfrog’s ‘A’ designation for Sacred...