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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Development director appointed by GLVR

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Allyson Lehr has been appointed Director of Professional Development for the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Lehr is responsible for the educational training and professional development needs of GLVR membership, as well as the Professional Standards process.

She has extensive experience in grant writing and contract compliance, taught business classes at Northampton Community College and has more than 15 years in project management and compliance experience.

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Scheller Scholarships expanded for high school students at LCCC

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

High school students from the nine school districts in Lehigh County will have additional financial support to receive a college degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College while still in high school, thanks to funds from the Lisa Jane Scheller Technology Scholarship.

“The Scheller Early College Scholarships are a perfect example of combining funds from a private donor to leverage scholarships and move students into the pipeline of higher education early,” said LCCC president Dr. Ann...

‘Fall Job Fair’

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts a “Fall Job Fair,” 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Lisa Scheller Community Services Center (CSC) on the college’s main campus in Schnecksville.

LCCC students and alumni are encouraged to attend. The public is also invited.

Bring resumes and wear professional attire.

More than 100 local and regional employers’ representatives are expected to be available to discuss full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship...

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...