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Ben Franklin credited with 527 new-retained jobs in 2012

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP) has reported that 527 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2012.

These results were accomplished in the organization's 21-county service area, including Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming counties....


Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley SCORE has relocated its Center for Small Business Mentoring to the campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

According to Glen Cheney, Chair, Lehigh Valley SCORE, "Our new mentoring center at LCCC will provide both improved counseling space to serve the Lehigh Valley's small business entrepreneurs and an office to manage service delivery. There will also be opportunities for synergies with faculty and students in LCCC's...

Verizon 4G hits 500th market

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Verizon Wireless has announced that during the past eight months, 100 new markets have been added to the 4G LTE footprint, bringing the total number of markets served by the Verizon Wireless network to 500.

With Parkersburg, W.Va., as the 500th market and Alaska launching next month, Verizon serves more than 298 million in the United States with the 4G LTE network, including 94 percent of the Philadelphia region, which includes the New Jersey Shore, Delaware, Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley...

Coordinated appoints officer

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Coordinated Health has announced that Joohyun Ro was named its Chief Information Officer.

Ro is responsible for reengineering Coordinated Health's information services teams to support a growing IT infrastructure, software applications and project implementations. He will also manage the company's cross-functional IT, Applications, Business Intelligence and Risk Management departments.

Prior to joining Coordinated Health, Ro served as the head of a global IT department. Ro has...

LV home sales up 7.3 percent

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Statistics compiled by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) for May indicate closed sales during May 2013 increased 7.3 percent to 570 as compared to 531 in May 2012 in the Lehigh Valley.

Pending home sales in the Lehigh Valley increased 39.9 percent in May from May 2012.

Pending sales reflect a count of the properties on which offers have been accepted, but the transaction has not yet been closed.

New listings in the Lehigh Valley increased 14.5 percent to 1...

St. Luke's medical center opens in South Whitehall

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Business Showcase

In a remarkable transformation from a huge empty shell of a building, a property at 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall Township, is now a beautiful new facility for St. Luke's University Hospital Health Network.

St. Luke's redeveloped and revitalized the 17-acre property, formerly a Builder's Square store and, after that, the Pennsylvania Convention and Expo Center. The refurbished building has a new façade of brick and stone.

Area politicians and their representatives,...

Sacred Heart 100th anniversary lauded

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

More than 400 guests attended Sacred Heart Hospital's Centennial Celebration Gala at Lehigh Country Club in celebration of Sacred Heart Hospital's 100 years of dedicated, compassionate, personalized care to the Lehigh Valley community.

Congressman Charlie Dent (R- 15th) presented John Nespoli, Sacred Heart HealthCare System President-CEO, with a copy of the remarks he made on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, commemorating Sacred Heart Hospital's 100th...

Butz Corporate Center dedicates Phase 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Business Showcase

With the unveiling of the Butz Corporate Center Phase 2, downtown Allentown's Hamilton Street is looking more and more like a proud main street in a revitalized city well on the way to bouncing back from the tattered look of just a few years ago.

Business people and citizens gathered June 3 on the mezzanine at 824 and 830 Hamilton St. in front of a ribbon stretched across a hallway. A huge pair of scissors leaned against the wall ready for action.

Greg L. Butz, President and...

Two join Isett & Associates

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Two new staff members have joined Barry Isett & Associates, an engineering firm headquartered in Allentown.

Katherine Lucy Paretti, EIT, an electrical engineer, is working in the Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Department.

She was previously employed by Brinjac Engineering, Allentown, and is a 2009 graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Paretti resides in Allentown.

She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and is an advisor for the...


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has joined with Pennsylvania's 13 other community colleges in celebrating the 1 millionth Pennsylvania employee trained through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA).

LCCC has been a partner since WEDnetPA began in 1999.

WEDnetPA is an alliance of a variety of educational providers across Pennsylvania, including 11 of Pennsylvania's State System universities, Pennsylvania's...