Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

LVHN to relocate about 500 employees from Salisbury Township to Allentown

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is moving almost 500 Information Services, Enterprise Analytics and Clinical Informatics employees to offices at Three City Center, part of Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ), beginning in November.

The employees will be moving from the 1245 and 1247 buildings in Cedar Crest Professional Park, 1255 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township, once LVHN’s leases for those offices have expired. The employees will move into 81,000 square...

LCCC chair honored for diversity efforts

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dr. Andra Basu, interim dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), has been honored with the 2017 Insight Into Diversity Giving Back Award for Administrators.

Basu chairs the college’s Diversity Committee, which was established last year to address one of the college’s strategic and presidential priorities to increase diversity on campus, student demographics, staff hiring and general awareness. She has worked closely with faculty...

Health-care course

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

In a joint effort with Pennsylvania Advanced Training and Hiring (PATH), Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers short-term programs to assist students to learn career skills in the healthcare field at the Donley Center, Allentown.

Most class fees are offered at a reduced rate through PATH grant funds.

Programs lead to an industry certification test in each of the related fields.

The Health Care Administrative Assistant Certificate course, weekdays, 8:...

LCCC offers teachers ‘Edugaming 2017’

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a five-day “Edugaming 2017” workshop for teachers, June 19 - 22, with an additional workshop Nov. 4, at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township,

Through hands-on activities and presentations from educators and industry experts, participants will learn a variety of game design approaches that remove the “quiz” aspect of educational games and replace it with...

March LV house sales rebound 13.7 percent

Friday, April 28, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley rebounded in March to put first-quarter 2017 house sales in positive territory.

Closed sales increased by double digits, up 13.7 percent in March to 616 houses sold, compared to 542 in March 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

For the first quarter of 2017, closed sales have increased 1.8 percent year to date, to 1,483 in 2017 from 1,457 in 2016.

Pending house sales in the Lehigh Valley were again up...

Two Realtors join Berkshire Hathaway

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Barb Hodick, sales leader of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Macungie Office, has welcomed Ryan S. Miller as a sales associate.

He was previously with Coldwell Banker.

Miller resides in Catasauqua and serves the Lehigh Valley.

Chris Rader, manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Allentown Office, welcomes Christine Borka as a sales associate on the Kay Nederostek Team.

Borka resides in Allentown and serves the...

Bridge Program

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers a free program, the 2017 Summer Bridge Program, for new or first-generation students, adult students returning to college and military veterans, as well as anyone wanting to learn skills for academic success, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July 31 - Aug. 10, at LCCC sites in Allentown, Tamaqua and Schnecksville.

The Bridge Program will provide students entering the fall 2017 semester with strategies and skills to achieve academic success...

Ben Franklin Tech approves $292,260 in area investments

Friday, April 14, 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 $292,260 in support of regional economic development.

The following are in the Lehigh Valley or partnered in the Lehigh Valley.

Ben Franklin announces the following established manufacturer company investment. Ben Franklin provides 1:1 matching funding for work with a college or university partner on technology-based manufacturing innovation in...

Tuition savings

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

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a tuition savings program for dual enrollment students.

For every LCCC credit class that students complete in high school, with a grade of C or better, they will be able to take advantage of a per-course voucher program after high school graduation. This pertains to LCCC classes taken in high school since July 2016.

It works in conjunction with LCCC’s Dual Enrollment program, where high school students have the...

Pa. Shakespeare Festival appoints marketing director

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

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theater at DeSales University, has promoted Tina Slak to director of marketing and public relations.

Slak will spearhead marketing initiatives to promote the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s mission, brand, and programs to the widest possible audience.

Slak succeeds Lisa Higgins, who served in this role for 20 of PSF’s 25-year history.

Slak joined the organization as a marketing associate in 2014 and rose to PSF’s...