Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LVHN consolidates cancer care at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

With the opening of the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at the Children’s Specialty Center, 1210 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, the entire building is devoted to pediatric specialties, as part of Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center child-friendly amenities in an attempt to put children and their families at ease in often difficult circumstances.

LV LaunchBox deadline Oct. 18

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.

Interested entrepreneurs and startups are eligible for accelerator awards through a competitive selection process led by a committee of university and community stakeholders. Applications are available online.

The number of projects selected depends on the number of applicants and the amount of funds requested. More than 30 portfolio projects are already active as part of LVLB.

Phoebe Ministries appoints three

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Phoebe Ministries has announced the following changes in staffing:

Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed Executive Director, Regional Operations for Phoebe Ministries.

Prior to the appointment, Staska-Pier was Executive Director of the Allentown Campus. She was Director of Nursing Services for Allentown when she joined the organization in 2004.

A resident of Barto, Berks County, Staska-Pier received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kutztown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University.

Two join Klunk & Millan agency

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Klunk & Millan has hired Nick Swartz as Director of Brand Strategy.

He will lead the agency’s brand strategy and planning for clients, working with the agency’s creative department on strategies geared toward helping brands define who they are, differentiate themselves, and focus their marketing plans and messaging strategies. He will also support new business development.

Before joining Klunk & Millan, he consulted for national companies, regional marketers, and emerging brands while working at Lehigh Mining & Navigation. Swartz previously worked at BBDO New York.

250 attend Energypath 2017 at DeSales

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Approximately 250 students, professors, and industry professionals attended The Energypath 2017 conference in the Gerald White Conference Center, DeSales University, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

John Costlow, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund, said he hopes that Energypath 2017 “inspired students, professors, industry professionals, policy makers and energy users alike to examine their impact on the environment and their contributions toward a sustainable future.”

Fundraiser set

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

PSU-LV, LCCC:

Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host a fundraiser to benefit The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Philadelphia Flyers exhibition hockey game at the PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

PSU-LV and LCCC are forging a new partnership for students who want to attend college, but have limited means to afford it. The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund will provide “last-dollar” support to students who graduate from a Lehigh Valley high school and attend LCCC or PSU-LV.

LCCC offers sessions on Disney co-op work

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a cooperative work experience for students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., during the spring 2018 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. The program began in September 1989. More than 400 LCCC students have participated.

St. Luke’s ETS receives Heart Association award

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s Emergency & Transport Service (SLETS) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures in the treatment of patients who experience the most dangerous form of heart attacks.

It’s the second year in a row that SLETS, which provides Basic and Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services to communities in Bucks, Lehigh and Monroe counties, is receiving an AHA Mission: Lifeline® award.

Good Shepherd Network names human resources vice president

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, has hired Mark P. Sneff as vice president, Human Resources.

“As the eighth largest rehabilitation provider in the country, Good Shepherd is experiencing a rapid period of growth,” said John Kristel, President & CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “I am confident that Mark’s experience and expertise will help us continue to lead the industry as an international destination for recovery.”

It’s official: A sellers’ market for homes in the Lehigh Valley

Friday, August 25, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of homes in the Lehigh Valley moved back into positive territory in July during the traditional house sales summer season.

And, according to real estate experts, it’s pretty much a sellers’ market in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales bounced back, increasing 2.7 percent in July to 756 houses sold, compared to 736 houses in July 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.

Closed sales had decreased 2.4 percent in June to 893 houses sold, compared to 915 in June 2016, according to the GLVR.