Lee Butz, Chairman of Butz Enterprises, Inc., and Alvin H. Butz, Inc. were the recipients of the Labor Partnership Award presented at the Lehigh Valley Labor Council's 52nd Awards Dinner April 20 at Northampton Memorial Community Center.
More than 300 attended the event, including State Reps. Ryan Mackenzie (R - 134th) and Daniel McNeill (D-133rd), City of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski business, non-profit and labor representatives.
Lee Butz was presented the award by Gregg...
Trend forecaster and economy expert Todd Buchholz is keynote presenter on the topic, "Why You Need and Love Competition," at Ben Franklin ixchange 2013, 5:30 p.m. May 7, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Buchholz is an international economist, former White House senior economic advisor, Tiger Hedge Fund manager, former Harvard lecturer and frequent TV and radio commentator. He has written several best-selling books on the economy, including "New Ideas from Dead...
Dietrick Group Property Management, LLC (DGPM), a new Property Management firm in Allentown, has welcomed four new staff members in the last few months.
DGPM shares half its ownership with Dietrick Group, LLC, an Allentown-based commercial real estate firm, which specializes in commercial sales, leasing and appraisal.
Atty. Robert G. Vidoni will lead the Dietrick Group Property Management team and its operations as Principal and General Counsel.
Vidoni, a Moravian...
The WLVT-PBS39 Board of Directors announced three key staffing changes-additions at its April 15 meeting.
Tim Fallon, who has served as interim CEO since March 2012, has been named the President and Chief Operating Officer.
Katherine Davis Santoro, most recently serving as Director of Leadership Gifts at Cedar Crest College, joins the staff as the Vice President of Development.
Daniel Devine, former analyst relations director at LSI Corp., is the new Vice President of...
Valley Preferred has appointed Kacie Heilman, ACE, GEI, as Wellness Coach of Valley Preferred's BeneFIT corporate health education and wellness program.
Heilman, of Quakertown, will be responsible for providing telephonic and on-site wellness coaching to employees of Valley Preferred BeneFIT clients.
Heilman, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Movement Science and Applied Fitness from The Pennsylvania State University, is an ACE-certified Fitness...
For the second consecutive year, Burkholder's HVAC has received an Angie's List Super Service Award, the highest honor by the consumer-rating website, Angie's List.
The awards are based on reviews posted by customers.
Said Bob Burkholder, President of Burkholder's HVAC, "When my father opened this business in 1960, he had one simple founding principal: treat your customers the way you would like to be treated, and deliver quality products and service at a fair price."
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) holds a job and transfer fair, 5 - 8 p.m. May 9, Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
LCCC students, alumni and the public may attend. Employers, including colleges and universities, looking to fill full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs and internships in healthcare professions will be on hand. Attendees should dress professionally and have resume copies.
Employers may register at collegecentral...
The Lehigh County Conference of Churches (LCCC) has announced the departure of its Executive Director, the Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson.
Ira Faro, Development Senior Director of the Conference, has been appointed Interim Executive Director.
The LCCC board of directors, led by Eunice Schermerhorn, Chair, is conducting a search for a new executive director.
Nelson has served the Conference as Executive Director since 1999.
In Nelson's 14 years of ministry with the LCCC...
Pending homes sales were up 20.3 percent from March 2012, while inventory decreased 18.5 percent to 3,240 units, according to information provided by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).
The average sales price rose slightly by1.5 percent to $182,491.
Homes remained on the market an average of 82 days, a decrease of 15.5 percent.
Absorption rates improved as the month's supply of inventory was down 29.5 percent to 6.2 months.
New listings decreased 5...
Eduardo Azzati, artist-lecturer in voice and conducting in the Moravian College Music Department, has been chosen director of the new Allentown Symphony Chorus. Azzati, a member of the music faculty at Moravian since 2005, is director of the college's Women's Chorus.
Azzati is working with Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director Diane Wittry and Donna Fritchey, ASO Operations Manager, on a four-year plan that includes Mozart's "Requiem," Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Orff's "Carmina...