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LCCC receives $25,000 teachers grant

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of the recipients of a statewide Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) grant, in partnership with the Workforce Board Lehigh Valley to shine the light on local manufacturing careers by introducing teachers to local companies.

The $25,000 grant is part of $2.6 million awarded statewide by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Teachers from Allentown, Salisbury and Whitehall-Coplay school districts are spending time over the next few weeks at Mack Trucks, Lutron, B. Braun Medical, Uline and ATAS.

May LV house sales trend upward

Friday, July 5, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley house sales increased slightly in May, continuing a positive trend for two months in a row.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 0.4 percent in May, with 815 houses sold, up from 812 houses sold in May 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released June 12.

Closed sales for the first five months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.3 percent, to 3,010 from 3,002 for the first five months of 2018.

Closed house sales had rebounded in April, reversing a three-month decline in the first quarter of 2019.

St. Luke’s plans fifth fitness center

Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network is to open its fifth Fitness & Sports Performance Facility in the Lehigh Valley, one designed specifically for athletes.

The 30,000-square-foot building along Union Boulevard, Allentown, is to open in September. It joins facilities in West End Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Phillipsburg.

The location is that of the former Pig Pen Fun Bar, in the vicinity of Coca-Cola Park.

Bach Choir’s Greg Funfgeld, Bridget George plan to retire

Friday, May 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem has announced that its Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld and Executive Director Bridget George will retire in the next two years.

The choir’s board of managers has launched a leadership transition plan to fill both positions, choir Board President Harold Black announced May 22.

Funfgeld will retire in June 2012 after conducting 38 seasons with the Bach Choir and his final Bethlehem Bach Festival in May 2021.

George will retire in December 2020 after 24 years with the choir.

LV house sales rebound; April increase 3.8 percent

Friday, May 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley house sales rebounded in April, reversing a three-month decline for the first quarter of 2019.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley increased 3.8 percent in April, with 651 houses sold, up from 627 houses sold in April 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released May 14.

Closed sales for the first four months of 2019 are down slightly, 0.7 percent, to 2,174, down from 2,190 for the first four months of 2018.

Allentown Fair announces Live Nation booking deal

Friday, May 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Allentown Fair has announced a new booking alliance with Live Nation Philadelphia to secure artists for upcoming summer Fair seasons.

The Allentown Fair concert season begins Aug. 27.

In an effort to “elevate the fan experience and secure new performers for the Allentown Fair,” the Lehigh County Agricultural Society announced the new alliance May 9 with Live Nation Philadelphia.

Summer session

Friday, May 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer a five-week summer session beginning July 8 for continuing and new LCCC students, as well as those who are getting a head-start on the fall semester at a university.

Classes are offered online and face-to-face at campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown and Tamaqua, as well as the Baum School of Art in center city Allentown.

Students can take courses in art, science, business, economics, English, criminal justice, geography, history, math, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology and Spanish.

St. Luke’s investing $31 million to upgrade Sacred Heart Hospital

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

This spring when the new St. Luke’s Sacred Heart signs are installed outside the hospital, it will be an indication that exciting changes are underway at the century-old hospital campus in Allentown.

A year after joining St. Luke’s University Health Network, once-struggling Sacred Heart Hospital has undergone a $31-million upgrade that has revitalized numerous buildings’ patient floors, and strengthened and expanded health-care services.