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New vehicle dealership sales exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sales for franchised new vehicle dealerships in the Greater Lehigh Valley exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016, an average of $48.2 million per dealership.

New vehicle revenue contributed $26.4 million to that total, while pre-owned vehicles contributed $12.8 million. Service, parts and other revenue sources made up the remainder.

The average dealership sold 1,432 new and used vehicles in 2016, and serviced an average of 18,800.

The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers...

Apply for Allentown Fair jobs

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4.

To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.

Prospective gates employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541, ext. 224, or to Fair@allentownfair...

Ben Franklin approves $397,543 in area economic development

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $397,543 in support of regional economic development.

Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments that are provided in the form of loans with warrants.

Dellicker Strategies, LLC,Germansville, Lehigh County - Ben Franklin Investment of $100,000 to provide support for sales and marketing efforts, and ongoing software...

Nurse Aide program

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is registering students for its Nurse Aide noncredit program, with classes being offered in Lehigh and Schuylkill counties.

The program prepares students for eligibility to take the state certification exam and be placed on the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide registry.

Class times vary and are offered in the day and evening. Classes are Aug. 7, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23 at LCCC’s Allentown campus, 718 W. Hamilton St. An additional...

Fast-track admission available at LCCC

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Applicants for the fall 2017 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) are invited to attend Fast Track Admission and Registration events at two of the college campuses this summer.

New applicants will be able to complete multiple registration steps in one day, including complete placement testing, have their transcript evaluated, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and arrange for a tuition...

House sales in Lehigh Valley decrease 2.4 percent in June

Friday, July 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

During what is traditionally considered to be the peak house sales season, the summer months, sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley moved back to negative territory.

Closed sales decreased 2.4 percent in June to 893 houses sold, compared to 915 in June 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

At midyear 2017, closed sales are up 4 percent to 3,878 from 3,728 year-to-date in 2016.

On the bright side and perhaps indicating that the peak sales season may...

Phoebe Ministries announces staff changes

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Phoebe Ministries has announced changes in staffing.

Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA, was appointed Senior Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries.

McMahon provides oversight, direction, and strategy to support innovation and the delivery of services at Phoebe’s four Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

With this appointment, her role expands to include oversight of the regional support services within the organization, including rehabilitation...

Ben Franklin Tech receives $100,000 from BB&T Fund

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has received a $100,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

The funding supports the fit-out costs of a new Lehigh University “Hatchery” business incubator within the new Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) West Wing on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.

Said Chad Paul, President and CEO of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners...

LVH-Muhlenberg opens Family Birth, Rehab Center

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) leaders and invited guests cut the ribbon for the opening of the Family Health Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

The four-story, 161,000-square-foot Pavilion features the Family Birth and Newborn Center on the second and third floors and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center on the first floor. The fourth floor will be shell space for future growth.

The opening marks the first time babies will be born at LVH-...

St. Luke’s launches Baby & Me mobile app

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a St. Luke’s Baby & Me mobile app to help pregnant and new moms stay informed and healthy throughout the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care.

The mobile app, which can be downloaded for free, coincides with the announcement of the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, 1425 Eighth Avenue, Bethlehem, set to open later this summer.

“The Baby & Me app is another way for patients to really connect with...