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Friday, December 15, 2017

Laid-off employees

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Area employees who have been laid off have access to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Employment Retraining Opportunities (ERO), including a tuition waiver.

ERO information sessions in Room 107- 108, Alumni Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township are: 11 a.m. - noon, Nov. 27; 2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. - noon Dec. 1.

To be eligible for funds, applicants must have been laid off from a full-time position within the past 12 months...

Ben Franklin TechVentures dedicates new West Wing

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP), dedicated the West Wing of the Ben Franklin TechVentures® incubator-post-incubator facility at a ceremony on the afternoon of Oct. 19. Approximately 100 business and community leaders, including elected officials, attended the event on the fourth floor of the new facility.

The event included a visit by Ben Franklin, portrayed by Touchstone...

Week of

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Business Enterprise Center (BEC) holds Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 13-16, with a speaker series in the Alumni Center and Rooms 107-108, Rothrock Library, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Entrepreneurs in the media, arts, food, retail, graphics, film, funding, fashion and patents will speak. The event is free and open to the public.

Information: lccc.edu/bec; Amy Quick:...

Autism app to be detailed

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

In the best-selling book and Oscar®-nominated documentary film, “Life, Animated,” Ron Suskind detailed his efforts to communicate with his son with autism using the boy’s love of Disney movies.

Now the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is seeking to put those breakthroughs in the palm of your hand through the development of an app called “Sidekicks.”

Suskind will discuss his experience and demonstrate the “Sidekicks” app, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, presented by KidsPeace, at ArtsQuest...

Teacher seminar

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

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College Teacher Education department hosts the annual “Super Saturday” teacher education seminar, 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., with registration at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Keynote speaker, Shilpa Kappor-Barrantes, M.Ed., a PQAS Certified Developmental Specialist, will speak on “Decoding Challenging Behaviors.”

Information: Deb Wanamaker,...

September house sales decrease 3.5 percent

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined as the summer selling season ended.

Closed sales decreased 3.5 percent in September to 697 houses sold, compared to 722 houses sold in September 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.

For the year to date, closed sales increased 4.2 percent, to 6,322, compared to 6,065 for the year to date in 2016.

On a positive note, pending sales increased 12.5 percent in September to 739, compared to...

Music therapy added to St. Luke’s program

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has added a therapeutic component, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to its Partial Hospitalization Program-Innovations, an outpatient group therapy program for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress issues and other mental-health challenges.

Music therapy uses listening, singing and playing music and musical instruments to improve and maintain a patient’s mental health. Music therapy groups focus on the four main components of DBT:...

CDL Career Fair

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Companies participating in Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) upcoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Career Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 21, truck driving range, parking lot J, main campus, Schnecksville, include:

Wegmans, TMC Transportation, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, The Coca-Cola Company, F.T. Silfies and J.P. Donmoyer, Inc., Eastern Freight Ways, Inc., A. Duie Pyle, Lazer Spot, Inc., and Estes Express Lines.

The event is free and...

Baby delivery services to move from Sacred Heart to St. Luke’s - Allentown

Friday, October 13, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart HealthCare System has announced that as of Oct. 10, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown, will no longer offer labor and delivery services.

Obstetrics services will be “delivered” through a new collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Through this collaboration, there is only one change: mothers-to-be can deliver their babies at St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus, 1736 Hamilton St., Allentown, which is less than two miles from Sacred...

Good Shepherd names chair, three to trustees’ board

Friday, October 13, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has announced three new members to its Board of Trustees as well as a new board chair.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected Polly Beste, David Fessler and Thomas J. Lynch to three-year terms.

Gary Schmidt, MA, has been named the chair of Good Shepherd’s Board of Trustees. Schmidt succeeds David DeCampli, whose term has ended. Schmidt is a Human Resource business leader for Mondelēz...