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Phoebe appoints Alburtis woman

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

Alison M. Lance has been appointed Social Services Director for the Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center.

She supervises the social services department, is a resident advocate, and provides psychosocial support in skilled care to promote life enhancement and resident centered care.

Lance was previously a Case Manager at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

She received a Master of Social Work form Marywood University Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science from Kutztown...

‘Spring Job Fair’

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


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts a “Spring Job Fair,” 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 30, Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Local and regional employers will be available to discuss full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship opportunities.

LCCC students and alumni are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

Bring resumes and wear professional attire....

LV house sales plummet 10.8 percent in January

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

Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley kicked off 2017 with a double-digit decline.

The year 2016 had also ended with a decline in closed sales in December.

The year started off on a down note, as closed sales dropped by 10.8 percent in January to 412 houses sold, compared to 462 in January 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

A bright note is that pending of houses sales in the Lehigh Valley were up by double digits in January.


Hanover woman heads TeenCentral

Friday, February 17, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

KidsPeace has named Thespina Godshalk, M.S., LPC, as Director of TeenCentral.

Godshalk will manage the organization’s web-based counseling resource for teens, TeenCentral.Net.

She will manage KidsPeace’s activities to redesign and relaunch the two sites in Spring 2017, and to promote their benefits.

She will be based at the organization’s administrative headquarters in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Godshalk of Hanover Township received a bachelor’s...


Friday, February 17, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has again been named a “Military-Friendly School” by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs Magazine.

LCCC provides resources and support services to more than 300 active military and veteran students attending college, including a veterans’ lounges at the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses.

The Cougar Warriors veterans club offers philanthropic opportunities for organizations that support homeless veterans.

St. Luke’s appoints Critical Care Director

Friday, January 6, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The leadership of St. Luke’s Center for Critical Care has appointed Thomas Zanders, MD, Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem.

Dr. Zanders, a native of the Lehigh Valley and graduate of Muhlenberg College, joined St. Luke’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates in 2013 after serving in the Army as a Medical Officer in multiple capacities, which included deployment to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.

While in...

Ben Franklin invests $180,000

Friday, December 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTPNEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $180,000 in support of regional economic development.

BFTP-NEP owns and manages Ben Franklin TechVentures, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, and the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, Bloomsburg. BFTP-NEP leads a 14-member northeastern Pennsylvania business incubator network.

Ben Franklin has announced the following early-stage company investment...

U.S. News & World Report names Fellowship Manor top nursing home

Friday, December 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

U.S. News & World Report, a leading expert in the evaluation and rating of health care providers across the country, has named Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2016-17. Fellowship Manor received a 5 out of 5-star rating.

Fellowship Manor is one of the few nursing homes to be named a Best Nursing Homes 2016-17. Only 9 percent of nursing homes in Pennsylvania and 13 percent in the nation were awarded the designation.

“The dedication of our...

Christkindlmarkt has record attendance

Friday, December 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

An expanded Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, highlighted by a record number of artisans, drew 69,439 people, an all-time high, to the Christmas City this Christmas season.

The 2016 Christkindlmarkt attendance topped the previous record of 64,612, set in 2015, by 7.5 percent.

The 2016 version of Christkindlmarkt featured the first major changes at the holiday marketplace since it moved to SteelStacks in 2011. Among the enhancements this year were the addition of two new shopping...

Sacred Heart names Diabetes Coordinator

Friday, December 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Hospital has named Michele Brinker, RN, BSN, as the new Diabetes Program Coordinator for the Hospital and HealthCare System.

Adding a Diabetes Program Coordinator allows persons with diabetes increased access to diabetes education services.

Brinker received a BSN from Cedar Crest College and is pursuing an MSN and diabetes educator certification.

For the past nine years she has been a diabetes educator, designing and implementing a diabetes program for the...