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Ben Franklin Tech receives $100,000 from BB&T Fund

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

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has received a $100,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

The funding supports the fit-out costs of a new Lehigh University “Hatchery” business incubator within the new Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) West Wing on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.

St. Luke’s launches Baby & Me mobile app

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

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a St. Luke’s Baby & Me mobile app to help pregnant and new moms stay informed and healthy throughout the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care.

The mobile app, which can be downloaded for free, coincides with the announcement of the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, 1425 Eighth Avenue, Bethlehem, set to open later this summer.

“The Baby & Me app is another way for patients to really connect with St Luke’s and their doctors,” explains Holli Warholic, DO, of St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare.

LVH-Muhlenberg opens Family Birth, Rehab Center

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

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) leaders and invited guests cut the ribbon for the opening of the Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

The four-story, 161,000-square-foot Pavilion features the Family Birth and Newborn Center on the second and third floors and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center on the first floor. The fourth floor will be shell space for future growth.

The opening marks the first time babies will be born at LVH-Muhlenberg in the Bethlehem hospital’s 55-year history.

Ben Franklin Tech invests $320,530

Friday, June 30, 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 $320,530 in support of regional economic development.

Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments that are provided in the form of loans with warrants:

Heudia Health, LLC, East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. Ben Franklin Investment: $50,000, to begin a sales effort in the expanding commercialization of Heudia Health’s new software platform in the Medicaid marketplace.

St. Luke’s names media director

Friday, June 30, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sam Kennedy has joined the St. Luke’s University Health Network Marketing Department, where he has assumed the role of corporate communications and media relations director.

Previously, Kennedy worked at The Morning Call, most recently covering the health beat.

Kennedy moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2003. Before that, he lived in the Bay Area of California, where he worked in the software industry before switching to journalism.

He served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, West Africa.

LCCC professor honored for work

Friday, June 30, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dr. Betsy S. Swope, assistant professor of psychology at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), has been selected as a member of the second American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) “40 Under 40 Class.”

Dr. Swope was recognized at the AAWCC annual meeting April 24 in New Orleans for her efforts to create, innovate, lead and make a difference at LCCC. She is president of the college’s Faculty Association. She serves in the Academic Council and leads an accreditation task force on governance, leadership and administration.

Lehigh Valley house sales rebound 14 percent in May

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley rebounded by double-digit percentages in May.

Closed sales increased 14 percent in May to 800 houses sold, compared to 702 in May 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the year-to-date, closed sales are up 5.2 percent to 2,960 from 2,813 in year-to-date in 2016.

Pending sales posted even stronger double-digit percentage gains, up 21.9 percent in May to 958, compared to 786 in May 2016.