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Butz achieves LEED status for two Allentown schools

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has completed two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified buildings for the Allentown School District, Allentown.

Ramos Elementary School, adjacent to Jackson Elementary School, is a new 85,000-square-foot facility for 750 students. It is organized into three distinct masses, with each mass composed of multiple "learning communities" for each grade level. It is the third facility in the Allentown School District to achieve LEED Gold...

June LV home sales up 9.2 %

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of homes during June 2013 increased 9.2 percent over the same time last year in the Lehigh Valley. The total number of closed sales was calculated at 654.

The information is the result of data collected through the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) Multiple Listing Service.

"LVAR's June housing market research reflects the current economic recovery," said Ryan Conrad, CEO of LVAR. "Positive indicators include the increase in closed and pending sales and...

Embassy Bank promotes 4

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley has announced four promotions.

The bank promoted Brandi Stefanov to vice president, customer satisfaction manager. She has 20 years of community banking experience, the most recent seven years with Embassy as assistant vice president, branch administration. She attended Lehigh Carbon Community College.

The bank promoted Cynthia Morley to assistant vice president of commercial lending. She has 30 years of community banking experience, most...

Team Capital promotes three

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Team Capital Bank has announced the following personnel changes:

Kathleen Betz, of Whitehall, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and IT Manager. Betz, one of the bank's first employees, joined Team Capital in 2005 and oversees the bank's technology infrastructure.

MeganMarie Gaspar has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Human Resource Officer. MeganMarie joined Team Capital Bank in 2009 to lead the Human Resources department. She is a resident of Whitehall....

Ben Franklin credited with 527 new-retained jobs in 2012

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP) has reported that 527 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2012.

These results were accomplished in the organization's 21-county service area, including Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming counties....


Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley SCORE has relocated its Center for Small Business Mentoring to the campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

According to Glen Cheney, Chair, Lehigh Valley SCORE, "Our new mentoring center at LCCC will provide both improved counseling space to serve the Lehigh Valley's small business entrepreneurs and an office to manage service delivery. There will also be opportunities for synergies with faculty and students in LCCC's...

Verizon 4G hits 500th market

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Verizon Wireless has announced that during the past eight months, 100 new markets have been added to the 4G LTE footprint, bringing the total number of markets served by the Verizon Wireless network to 500.

With Parkersburg, W.Va., as the 500th market and Alaska launching next month, Verizon serves more than 298 million in the United States with the 4G LTE network, including 94 percent of the Philadelphia region, which includes the New Jersey Shore, Delaware, Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley...

Coordinated appoints officer

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Coordinated Health has announced that Joohyun Ro was named its Chief Information Officer.

Ro is responsible for reengineering Coordinated Health's information services teams to support a growing IT infrastructure, software applications and project implementations. He will also manage the company's cross-functional IT, Applications, Business Intelligence and Risk Management departments.

Prior to joining Coordinated Health, Ro served as the head of a global IT department. Ro has...

LV home sales up 7.3 percent

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Statistics compiled by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) for May indicate closed sales during May 2013 increased 7.3 percent to 570 as compared to 531 in May 2012 in the Lehigh Valley.

Pending home sales in the Lehigh Valley increased 39.9 percent in May from May 2012.

Pending sales reflect a count of the properties on which offers have been accepted, but the transaction has not yet been closed.

New listings in the Lehigh Valley increased 14.5 percent to 1...

St. Luke's medical center opens in South Whitehall

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Business Showcase

In a remarkable transformation from a huge empty shell of a building, a property at 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall Township, is now a beautiful new facility for St. Luke's University Hospital Health Network.

St. Luke's redeveloped and revitalized the 17-acre property, formerly a Builder's Square store and, after that, the Pennsylvania Convention and Expo Center. The refurbished building has a new façade of brick and stone.

Area politicians and their representatives,...