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Geisinger St. Luke’s to fill 200 jobs at facility in 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, under construction near Orwigsburg, Berks County, and scheduled to open next year, is expected to fill 200 jobs.

Permanent positions paying family-sustaining wages and benefits include doctors, nurses, technicians and other workers. All are needed to provide the inpatient care, surgery, radiology, lab and additional services the 80-bed hospital will feature, including an emergency department, medical-surgical suites and an intensive care unit.

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Health-care information

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers programs in the health-care field at LCCC campuses in Allentown and Tamaqua.

Free health-care information sessions are: 5 p.m. Jan. 24, March 21 and May 9, and 9 a.m. Feb. 13, April 10 and June 5.

Courses include “Community Health Worker,” “EKG Technician and CPR Training,” “Medical Office Administrator” and “Nurse Aide Orientation.

Pre-registration is required by calling 610-799-1669.

Roller-skating grandmother back on her feet at St. Luke’s

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

At 57, Barbara DiMarcantonio of Martins Creek, Northampton County, knew enough to wear wrist guards when on New Year’s Eve one year ago she went to the roller rink with her granddaughter. But her skate hit something sticky or slippery on the floor, and instead of falling on her arms, her legs splayed apart.

“It sounds pretty benign,” said orthopedic surgeon Nicholas Avallone, MD of St. Luke’s University Health Network Orthopedic Care. “But she fell the wrong way and suffered a...

Christkindlmarkt 2018 set record of 90,000 visitors

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

More than 90,000 visitors attended Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, the holiday marketplace at SteelStacks in Bethlehem weekends from Nov. 15-Dec. 23, setting a new attendance record for the event. Total 2018 attendance was 92,297, up nearly four percent over the previous record of 88,923 set in 2017.

Celebrating its 26th year, Christkindlmarkt included a record number of artisans and vendors, more than 200 in all, including 48 who were at the market for the first time.

There were...

Ben Franklin to invest $220,000 in area firms

Friday, January 4, 2019 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 $220,000 in support of regional economic development.

BFTP-NEP announces the following early-stage company investment that are provided in the form of loans with warrants.Those in the Lehigh Valley Press circulaton area include:

Skillion, LLC, Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem. Ben Franklin Investment: $40,000. Complete development of Skillion’s...