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Da Vinci director resigns, replacement search underway

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) has announced that its Executive Director and CEO, Troy A. Thrash was offered and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Air Zoo museum, Portage, Mich., an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Da Vinci Center's Director of Finance and Human Resources, MaryAnn Woods Przekurat, will serve as the organization's interim CEO starting Jan. 24.

A search process for a new CEO has begun, said Frank K. Schweighardt, Ph.D.,...

Valley Preferred appoints specialist

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Valley Preferred, a provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has appointed Kristin Behler, MPH, CHES, as Health Educator and Certified Health Education Specialist of Valley Preferred's BeneFIT corporate health education and wellness program.

Behler, of Allentown, will be responsible for implementing strategic comprehensive worksite wellness programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and environments for Valley Preferred business clients, coordinating...

St. Luke's Allentown surgeons receive gynecology award

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke's Allentown Campus and gynecologic surgeons Michael Patriarco, DO, St. Luke's Director of Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery; Tirun Gopal, MD; Sheldon Linn, MD and David Hanes, MD have been awarded the Center of Excellence designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG).

"This designation distinguishes both the hospital and the individual surgeons as providers who have met the requirements for delivering high-quality surgical care from those who have not," said Joseph...

Alvin H. Butz firm to renovate Moravian College science hall

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has been selected as Construction Manager to renovate Moravian College's Collier Hall of Science.

The Collier Hall of Science, built in 1971, houses a combination of classrooms for students and research laboratory space for students and professors.

Project activities specific to the renovation of Moravian College's Collier Hall of Science include: Electrical exterior and interior infrastructure upgrades, addition of Fire Protection System, HVAC system...

ArtsQuest adds 1, drops 2 in this year's festival lineup

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

The 30th anniversary of Musikfest, the nation's largest, free music festival; the return of last year's SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase; and the fifth anniversary of PeepsFest highlight this year's ArtsQuest festival and events lineup.

Nowadays, a new indie rock festival held last March, and SteelJam, a jam band festival held for two years, will not be presented.

The Blast Furnace Blues festival, also held the past two years, will move to spring 2014 and won't be...

Embassy appoints commercial lender

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Michael B. Macy of Nazareth has been appointed Vice President, Commercial Lending at Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley.

Macy brings more than 22 years of local banking experience to his new post with a specialty in structuring financial instruments enabling expansion and commercial real estate acquisition for Lehigh Valley-based businesses and institutions.

He received a Bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Moravian College and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania...

Oncologist joins Sacred Heart

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Healthcare System has announced that Tamam Habib, M.D. has joined the organization as a Hematologist-Oncologist.

Dr. Habib received a medical degree from the University of Hamburg, School of Medicine, Germany. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Habib completed his fellowship through Penn State University at Hershey Medical Center.

Habib worked in private...

Dietrick Group names appraiser

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dietrick Group, LLC, Allentown, has welcomed Karen Sands as the newest member of its Appraisal Department.

She will provide valuation services of income-producing and investment properties, including residential land development.

Prior to joining Dietrick Group, she gained appraisal experience as a certified residential real estate appraiser and general real estate appraiser trainee with Imperial Realty Appraisal, LLC, Whitehall.

She obtained a Pennsylvania Real Estate...

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...