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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.

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Weight-loss

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.

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Disney co-op

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

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a cooperative work experience for students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla, or Disneyland, Calif., during the fall 2017 semester. The program is available to students attending LCCC.

The co-op program allows students to receive six college credits as they spend one semester working, learning and living at Disney World or Disneyland. Since the program began in September 1989, more than 600 LCCC students have participated...

Grant-writing

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

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a noncredit class teaching students about grant-writing.

Individuals, such as board members, community volunteers and business managers, will learn how to strengthen the impact of their business by researching and developing key grant proposals and examining types of funding sources, including private donations, and much more.

Classes are held 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Donley Center, Allentown, and...

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...

New Tripoli bank CEO on state bankers group

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

David R. Hunsicker, Chairman, President and CEO of New Tripoli Bank, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s (PA Bankers) Government Relations Policy committee. The Committee is responsible for the state legislative program of the association and determines policy positions and priorities on pending or proposed state legislation.

Hunsicker will serve a two-year term starting Dec. 1, 2016, coinciding with the legislative session.

Hunsicker has 43 years of...

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...