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‘Authentic Moments’

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


“Authentic Moments Art Exhibit” continues 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. through March 15, Assembly Room, Second-Floor Conference Center, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

Sacred Heart Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services is presenting the exhibition of artwork created by participants in Sacred Heart’s art therapy program.

The artists, in various stages of recovery, allowed the creative process to be the vehicle of expression without fear of judgment or...

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...

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 receives accreditation for Integrated Cancer Program

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

St. Luke’s University Health Network has received another three-year Accreditation with Commendation as an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) from the Commission on Cancer of the Chicago-based American College of Surgeons (CoC). The Network also received Accreditation with Commendation in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

To receive the voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and...

First Carbon woman heads Greater LV Realtors group; backs property tax reform

Saturday, January 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Cass Chies, broker-owner of Re-Max Diamond 1st, Palmerton, was sworn in as new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) at a Jan. 18 induction ceremony at Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, Danielsville, Lehigh Township.

She is the first woman from Carbon County to be named president of the professional association which, in 2014, was formed by the merger of the Lehigh Valley and Carbon County Associations of Realtors.

“I am very proud, and humbled, to be the new...

St. Luke’s vice president heads Warren

Saturday, January 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has announced that Jamie L. Thomas, DO, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs at the St. Luke’s Hospital - Warren Campus.

Dr. Thomas will focus on medical staff relationships, the quality and efficiency of clinical operations, patient experiences and clinical programming opportunities.

Less than one year ago, Thomas was named Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus. She will continue in that position.



Saturday, January 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s:

Maher El Chaar, MD, Co-Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and author of “Dr. E’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery … The Weight is Over,” talks about his new book and weight-loss surgery, 1 p.m. Jan. 28, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley.

Dr. El Chaar will answer questions and sign books at 3 p.m. Jan. 28.

To reserve a seat for Dr. El Chaar’s talk, email:...

December LV house sales down 3.5 percent; house sales increase 7.2 percent for 2016

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

The housing market in the Lehigh Valley ended the year 2016 on a down note, with closed sales declining 3.5 percent in December to 601, compared to 623 in December 2015.

The December 2016 and 2016 statistics were released Jan. 12 by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the year-to-date, 2016, closed sales increased 7.2 percent to 7,876 from 7,349 in 2015.

Pending sales also declined in December, down 5 percent to 457, compared to 481 in December 2015.