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American Bank posts earnings; Zachary Jaindl named to board

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

American Bank Inc. (OTC Pink: AMBK), parent company of American Bank, has announced earnings for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016.

Net income for the year was $4,444,000, or $0.70 per diluted share, an increase of $409,000, compared to net income of $4,035,000, or $0.65 per diluted share, reported for the year ending Dec. 31, 2015.

The increase in net income for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, was primarily attributable to an increase in net interest income.

American Bank Inc...

St. Luke’s, LVHN doctors address medical summit

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

Physicians from St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh Valley Health Network recently held a medical summit that could enhance health care in the region and across the United States.

The educational symposium, “Prevention and Management of MIGS (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery) Complications,” was sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and open to all attending physicians, medical residents and fellows from...

‘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...

‘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 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...