Catasauqua Press

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Valley house sales up 4 percent in 2017

Friday, January 26, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

December house sales in the Lehigh Valley concluded on a down note as 2017 see-sawed from month-to-month ups and downs.

In 2017 in the Valley, there were five months of increased sales (November, August, July, May, March) and seven months of decreased sales (December, October, September, June, April, February, January).

Closed sales for December 2017 were down 3.6 percent to 612 houses sold, compared to 635 houses sold in December 2016, according to the December report of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

November LV house sales rebound by 7.7 percent

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley rebounded in November 2017, bouncing up 7.7 percent.

According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Dec. 12, there were 661 houses sold in November, compared to 614 houses sold in November 2016 for an increase of 7.7 percent.

The up-tick follows two months of declining sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales decreased 5.8 percent in October to 672 houses sold, compared to 713 houses sold in October 2016.

Keenan taps web expert

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Rick J. Flores has joined Keenan-Nagle Advertising as a web developer and process manager. With more than a decade of experience in web development and design, he previously held posts as an independent web developer and IT solutions specialist and as a trend analyst supervisor and web developer for T-Mobile USA.

Flores, a Bethlehem native, received a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Muhlenberg College and an A.S. in Applied Science from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

LVHN acquires Weller

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Weller Health Education Center (Weller Center). LVHN’s acquisition follows a formal RFP process initiated by the Center in 2015 to locate a potential partner with the depth and breadth of resources to sustain, expand and improve upon Weller’s intellectual property.

Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was the unanimous choice of the Weller Center’s Board of Directors, Foundation and staff. The new program will be known as Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

ArtsQuest Foundation taps S. Whitehall woman

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

ArtsQuest has announced that Jane George is the new Executive Director of the ArtsQuest F6oundation. George, selected for the position following a national search, is the first full-time Executive Director in the Foundation’s history. She began her new role Dec. 4.

For the past 17 years, George, a resident of South Whitehall Township, worked for St. Luke’s University Health Network, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Government Relations & Capital Development.

Good Shepherd adds physician

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Good Shepherd Physician Group announces the addition of Yahira Acevedo-Santiago, M.D. to its staff. Acevedo-Santiago will see outpatients on Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus and perform sub-acute consultations at area skilled nursing facilities.

Acevedo-Santiago, a native of Puerto Rico, received a medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Acevedo-Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish.

LV house sales decline again, down 5.8 percent in October

Friday, November 24, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales have declined for two months in a row in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales decreased 5.8 percent in October to 672 houses sold, compared to 713 houses sold in October 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.

Closed sales had decreased 3.5 percent in September to 697 houses sold, compared to 722 houses sold in September 2016.

For the year to date, closed sales increased 3.6 percent, to 7,020, compared to 6,778 for the year to date in 2016.