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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,...

Sacred Heart 100th anniversary lauded

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

More than 400 guests attended Sacred Heart Hospital's Centennial Celebration Gala at Lehigh Country Club in celebration of Sacred Heart Hospital's 100 years of dedicated, compassionate, personalized care to the Lehigh Valley community.

Congressman Charlie Dent (R- 15th) presented John Nespoli, Sacred Heart HealthCare System President-CEO, with a copy of the remarks he made on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, commemorating Sacred Heart Hospital's 100th...

Butz Corporate Center dedicates Phase 2

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Business Showcase

With the unveiling of the Butz Corporate Center Phase 2, downtown Allentown's Hamilton Street is looking more and more like a proud main street in a revitalized city well on the way to bouncing back from the tattered look of just a few years ago.

Business people and citizens gathered June 3 on the mezzanine at 824 and 830 Hamilton St. in front of a ribbon stretched across a hallway. A huge pair of scissors leaned against the wall ready for action.

Greg L. Butz, President and...

Two join Isett & Associates

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Two new staff members have joined Barry Isett & Associates, an engineering firm headquartered in Allentown.

Katherine Lucy Paretti, EIT, an electrical engineer, is working in the Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Department.

She was previously employed by Brinjac Engineering, Allentown, and is a 2009 graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Paretti resides in Allentown.

She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and is an advisor for the...


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has joined with Pennsylvania's 13 other community colleges in celebrating the 1 millionth Pennsylvania employee trained through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA).

LCCC has been a partner since WEDnetPA began in 1999.

WEDnetPA is an alliance of a variety of educational providers across Pennsylvania, including 11 of Pennsylvania's State System universities, Pennsylvania's...

Keystones honor The Press newspapers

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase


The Lehigh Valley Press was presented with 20 Keystone Press Awards at the 2013 Pennsylvania Press Conference May 18 at the Hilton Harrisburg. Those attending from the Lehigh Valley Press and Times-News included, from left: Bernie O'Hare, Paul Willistein, Johanna Billings, Linda Wojciechowski, Debbie Galbraith, Linda Anthony and Donald R. Serfass. The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation provides the Professional Keystone Press Awards.

Jewish Federation hires funds director

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley has announced the hiring of James J. Mueth as Director of Planned Giving and Endowments.

Mueth comes to the Lehigh Valley from Kansas City where he served as vice president and philanthropic relationship manager at Bank of America for the past 15 years.

Mueth, a member of the Missouri Bar, received a juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri School Of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from Saint Louis University...

WDIY chief retiring, search underway for replacement

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Board of Directors of WDIY has announced that its Executive Director, Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith, will retire by the end of the summer.

The Board is engaged in a national search to fill the position.

Dautremont-Smith, who will assist with the transition, spent five years at WDIY as Executive Director. Prior to that, he served on the board of directors for four years, and has been a volunteer on-air host for the past 10 years.

"Bill brought a new spirit to WDIY," said...

Civic, Muhlenberg partner for facilities, programming

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Muhlenberg College and The Civic Theatre of Allentown have announced a new four-year partnership, beginning July 1, to support Civic's Digital Cinema Challenge and provide Muhlenberg students, faculty and staff with expanded access to Civic Theatre facilities and programs.

"The College has been an active and enthusiastic community partner with Civic Theatre for at least a decade, and I am thrilled that we are building on that strong relationship in new and creative ways that will...