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Valley Preferred appoints specialist

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Valley Preferred, a provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has appointed Kristin Behler, MPH, CHES, as Health Educator and Certified Health Education Specialist of Valley Preferred's BeneFIT corporate health education and wellness program.

Behler, of Allentown, will be responsible for implementing strategic comprehensive worksite wellness programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and environments for Valley Preferred business clients, coordinating...

ArtsQuest adds 1, drops 2 in this year's festival lineup

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

The 30th anniversary of Musikfest, the nation's largest, free music festival; the return of last year's SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase; and the fifth anniversary of PeepsFest highlight this year's ArtsQuest festival and events lineup.

Nowadays, a new indie rock festival held last March, and SteelJam, a jam band festival held for two years, will not be presented.

The Blast Furnace Blues festival, also held the past two years, will move to spring 2014 and won't be...

Embassy appoints commercial lender

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Michael B. Macy of Nazareth has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Lending at Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley.

Macy brings more than 22 years of local banking experience to his new post with a specialty in structuring financial instruments enabling expansion and commercial real estate acquisition for Lehigh Valley-based businesses and institutions.

He received a Bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Moravian College and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania...

Oncologist joins Sacred Heart

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Healthcare System has announced that Tamam Habib, M.D. has joined the organization as a Hematologist-Oncologist.

Dr. Habib received a medical degree from the University of Hamburg, School of Medicine, Germany. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Habib completed his fellowship through Penn State University at Hershey Medical Center.

Habib worked in private...

Dietrick Group names appraiser

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dietrick Group, LLC, Allentown, has welcomed Karen Sands as the newest member of its Appraisal Department.

She will provide valuation services of income-producing and investment properties, including residential land development.

Prior to joining Dietrick Group, she gained appraisal experience as a certified residential real estate appraiser and general real estate appraiser trainee with Imperial Realty Appraisal, LLC, Whitehall.

She obtained a Pennsylvania Real Estate...

Ben Franklin Tech to invest $354,876 in area development

Monday, December 24, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $354,876 in support of regional economic development.

Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments from its Pennsylvania Challenge Grant funding. Ben Franklin investments are provided to early-stage clients in the form of loans.

HB Custom Media, Inc., Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem. Ben Franklin Investment: $75,000. Goal:...

LV housing market sales improve by 15 percent

Monday, December 24, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) today, shows that the housing market remains favorable

Year-to-date sales are recorded at 5,312, up 15.1 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 4,614.

LVAR research shows there are 6,024 pending sales year-to-date, which indicates transactions in process that have not yet closed. This figure marks an increase of 31.2 percent over 2011 year-to-date pending sales of 4,589.

"LVAR members have reported that...

Petrucci appoints Till as regional president

Monday, December 24, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc. (JGPCO) has announced that Martin K. Till has joined the firm as Regional President. His principal responsibility will be in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia region.

Till spent the past four years as President to PennJersey Advance, New Providence, N. J.He was Chief Executive for three regional media companies: the Lehigh Valley Media Group, South Jersey Media Group and NJN Publishing.

For 14 years he was the Publisher for The Express Times- Lehigh...

KidsPeace names hospital director

Monday, December 24, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

KidsPeace has announced that John G. Lees, LSW, has joined the organization as Executive Director of KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital on the Orchard Hills Campus, Orefield, North Whitehall Township.

Lees' duties will include overseeing all aspects of the hospital's operations including, staffing, program development and quality of patient care.

Prior to joining KidsPeace, Lees spent nine years with Magellan Health Services, first as a Child and Adolescent Care Manager and more...

LVHN community benefit increases 16.7 percent

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network's (LVHN) president and chief executive officer, reported to the Board of Trustees, colleagues and members of the community that the health network's investment in community benefit was the highest ever in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30.

Swinfard spoke to about 400 in attendance at LVHN's community annual meeting Dec. 5 in the Kasych Family Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

Swinfard...