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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...

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...

City fest notes landmark

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

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, the holiday festival celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, welcomed its one-millionth visitor, Autumn Gilbert, a resident of Weatherly, Carbon County, who was attending for the first time.

Gilbert will receive four Christkindlmarkt season passes for life. Officials for ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Christkindlmarkt, also presented her with a $100 ArtsQuest Gift Card, four passes to see the "Bethlehem: The Christmas City" film at the ArtsQuest...

Media People productions receive four national awards

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Media People of Alburtis announced that it has received four national awards for two of its productions from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

"The Kalmbach Legacy" received the Videographer Award of Excellence and "Camelot, 25 Years Of Love" received the Videographer Award of Distinction. There were more than 1,600 entries this year and 12 per cent received awards.

Hermes Creative Awards also recognized these productions with awards. "The...

Good Shepherd Network CEO planning retirement in 2013

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sally Gammon, FACHE, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network's President and CEO since 1997, has announced plans to retire in 2013.

The Good Shepherd Board of Trustees has begun a search for Good Shepherd's next president and CEO. Gammon intends to remain involved with Good Shepherd and the local community after her retirement.

Gammon joined Good Shepherd in May 1997 and led the organization's transformation from a local rehabilitation provider and home for the disabled to a...

LV Realtors report 16 months of increases in home sales

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), indicates year-to-date sales are recorded at 4,805, up 16 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 4,160.

Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 5,632, up 34 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,670.

"Sixteen consecutive months of increases in home sales and pending home sales over the same time the previous year are not...

America on Wheels appoints director of development

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sheryl Hawk has been appointed Director of Development, America On Wheels Museum, 5 N. Front St., Allentown.

Previously, she was Director of Development, and Director of Special Events, Lehigh Valley Health Network. She served as liaison for Hospital Auxiliaries, Board of Associates, Development and the Department of Community Health & Health Studies, and managed LVHN network events and fundraisers.

Before that, Hawk was Assistant Vice President of Community Relations-...

Marketing firm appoints manager

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Altitude Marketing has appointed Kelly Stratton as Manager, Public Relations.

Prior to joining the Altitude team, Kelly was director of communications for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Kelly was a communications specialist at Lehigh University, director of public relations at Special Olympics Pennsylvania, and has written for publications and publishers on a freelance basis, including Prevention Magazine, Columbia University Press and Lehigh...

Butz wins national award

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Penn State Berks Campus, and RMJM Hillier received the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Project of the Year Award in the Higher Education Project Under $20 million category for the construction of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.

"We couldn't be more satisfied with the quality of work that went into constructing the Gaige Building," says Kim Berry, COO of Penn State Berks. "Receiving a national award such as this...