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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street landmark in LVHN 120th anniversary

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The year was 1899 when The Allentown Hospital opened its doors at what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) - 17th Street in Allentown.

One-hundred-twenty years later, the Lehigh Valley Health Network has grown to provide care at eight hospital campuses throughout eastern Pennsylvania, numerous physician practices, health centers and ExpressCARE locations.

Allentown was a city of about 35,000 when the first patient, Clinton Troxell, an Easton bricklayer who fell from scaffolding...

Wells Fargo, Hammer Electric aid St. Luke’s meals program

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Free summer lunches for students at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart are being provided with help from Wells Fargo and West Side Hammer Electric.

St. Luke’s University Health Network launched the Summer Meals Program in Allentown to make sure no child goes without a nutritious lunch during summer months.

Children and teens ages 18 and younger can visit St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, noon - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday for a free healthy meal.

The program, also offered at St. Luke’s...

St. Luke’s compliance officer teaches at DeSales, Moravian

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Growing up in the projects on the South Side of Chicago, Nicole Huff would help her younger siblings learn to read. Later, in high school, she was part of a peer ministry that would tutor elementary students.

Huff’s love of sharing knowledge would ultimately bring her to St. Luke’s University Health Network as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer and, eventually, as an adjunct professor at DeSales University and Moravian College.

She said being a college professor dovetails...

May LV house sales trend upward

Friday, July 5, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley house sales increased slightly in May, continuing a positive trend for two months in a row.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 0.4 percent in May, with 815 houses sold, up from 812 houses sold in May 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released June 12.

Closed sales for the first five months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.3 percent, to 3,010 from 3,002 for the first five months of 2018.

Closed house...

LCCC receives $25,000 teachers grant

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of the recipients of a statewide Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) grant, in partnership with the Workforce Board Lehigh Valley to shine the light on local manufacturing careers by introducing teachers to local companies.

The $25,000 grant is part of $2.6 million awarded statewide by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Teachers from Allentown, Salisbury and Whitehall-Coplay school districts are spending time over the next few weeks at Mack Trucks,...

Fast-track admission

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

New students who have applied for the fall 2019 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) may attend Fast Track Admission and Registration.

No appointments are necessary. Sessions are open to new and continuing students:

1 - 5 p.m. Aug. 7, LCCC Allentown, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., and 9 a.m. - 5 pm. Aug. 14, LCCC Schnecksville, 4525 Education Park Drive, Student Services Center.

LCCC Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Office, Registrar...

St. Luke’s plans fifth fitness center

Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network is to open its fifth Fitness & Sports Performance Facility in the Lehigh Valley, one designed specifically for athletes.

The 30,000-square-foot building along Union Boulevard, Allentown, is to open in September. It joins facilities in West End Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Phillipsburg.

The location is that of the former Pig Pen Fun Bar, in the vicinity of Coca-Cola Park.

“It will be different from our other four centers in...

St. Luke’s opens OB-GYN practice

Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has opened St. Luke’s OB-GYN - Complete Women’s Care, Suite 203, St. Luke’s Health Center, 1251 Turnstone Drive (Route 100), Fogelsville, headed by Hazel Tuazon, MD.

“I am excited to be opening a new practice and the many opportunities it brings for me and my ability to provide care to my patients,” said Tuazon. “Patients can expect to continue to receive the compassionate and personalized care they have come to expect from me and from St. Luke’s....

LV house sales rebound; April increase 3.8 percent

Friday, May 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley house sales rebounded in April, reversing a three-month decline for the first quarter of 2019.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 3.8 percent in April, with 651 houses sold, up from 627 houses sold in April 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released May 14.

Closed sales for the first four months of 2019 are down slightly, 0.7 percent, to 2,174, down from 2,190 for the first four months of 2018.

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Summer session

Friday, May 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer a five-week summer session beginning July 8 for continuing and new LCCC students, as well as those who are getting a head-start on the fall semester at a university.

Classes are offered online and face-to-face at campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown and Tamaqua, as well as the Baum School of Art in center city Allentown.

Students can take courses in art, science, business, economics, English, criminal justice, geography,...