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'Year of recovery' reported for LV housing market

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) Jan. 15 supports 2012 as a year of recovery for the local housing market.

As of December 2012, year-to-date sales were recorded at 5,701, up 13 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 5,046.

LVAR's research shows there were 6,374 pending sales year-to-date, which indicates transactions in process that have not yet closed. This figure marks an increase of 30 percent over 2011 year-to-date pending sales of 4,891....

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.,...

Financial Group appoints specialist

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

Ken Kovacs has joined Lehigh Valley Financial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), as a financial services professional.

Ken is a specialist in Family Life Insurance Programs, Disability Income Protection, College Planning Strategies, Retirement Planning, Business Succession Planning, Group Retirement Planning, and Long Term Care Insurance Programs.

Kovacs was most recently with Summit Financial Resources.

He received an...

DeSales Ethics Forum names three companies as finalists

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

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace has announced the finalists for the 2012-2013 Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct. The winner of the competition will be presented with the award at a luncheon, noon Jan. 31, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Three well-known regional companies made the list after completing a rigorous application process. They are: Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.; Jaindl Companies; and Prudential Patt, White Real Estate.

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Allentown Rescue Mission announces hiring new CEO

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

The Allentown Rescue Mission has announced the hiring of Chris Aylward as its new Chief Executive Officer

Aylward has more than 20 years experience helping homeless and impoverished individuals achieve personal, professional and spiritual growth. Aylward replaces Gary Millspaugh, who served as Executive Director.

"Chris stood out to us for two reasons," said Tom Gibson, Allentown Rescue Mission Board President. "He has an outstanding record for improving operational excellence...

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...