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Provident Bank Foundation grants LCCC SEED program

Friday, September 27, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation has received a $15,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support the Success, Engagement, Education and Determination (SEED) Program Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

The SEED program was selected to receive the grant based on its impact on students and its mission to support students who need extra services transitioning from high school to college.

SEED offers intensive coaching, peer-support networks, and person-centered planning that increase capacity for success.

LV house sales down two-straight months; drop 2.7 percent in August

Friday, September 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley again declined, down in August, which is toward the close of the peak sales season.

July also saw a decline in house sales. And, in June, sales were flat, with no increase at all. Sales were up slightly in May.

September can be considered part of the peak house sales season as closings sometimes extend into the month.

The comparison of house sales is year to year. The actual number of houses sold stayed about the same from month to month during the 2019 summer sales season.

LVHN, Rodale Institute partner for ‘Mobile Market’ program

Saturday, September 7, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced a partnership with Rodale Institute’s “Mobile Market” to assist in their initiative to increase access to healthy food in the greater Lehigh Valley.

The “Mobile Market” kicks off its LVHN tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 5, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. While at LVH-Cedar Crest, people can view live cooking demonstrations from noon-1 p.m.

LV International Airport site for Allegiant base

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company Aug. 20 when the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA), known in Federal Aviation Administration parlance as ABE (as in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton).

Allegiant plans to create at least 66 new, high-wage jobs.

The Las Vegas-based company is investing $50 million to establish a new base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft.

Lehigh Valley Health Network, CVS in community initiative

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced a five-year strategic affiliation with CVS Health with the goal of increasing community-level health initiatives, co-branding preventive care programs and the secured sharing of clinical data via electronic health records (EHR) to benefit patients and customers.

House sales in Lehigh Valley decline 7.2 percent in July

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley took a dive in the midst of the peak housing sales season.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley dropped a significant 7.2 percent, with 814 houses sold, compared to 877 houses sold in July 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Aug. 13.

Closed sales for the first seven months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.2 percent, to 4,791 from 4,780 for the first seven months of 2018.

LV house sales statistics show no increase in June

Friday, July 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

At the midway point in 2019, Lehigh Valley house sales were flat in June in the start of what is traditionally the peak residential real estate summer sales season.

Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley showed no increase in June, 0.0 percent in June, with 901 houses sold, identical to 901 houses sold in June 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released July 15.

Closed sales for the first six months of 2019 are up slightly, 1.3 percent, to 3,955 from 3,903 for the first six months of 2019.

Wells Fargo, Hammer Electric aid St. Luke’s meals program

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Free summer lunches for students at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart are being provided with help from Wells Fargo and West Side Hammer Electric.

St. Luke’s University Health Network launched the Summer Meals Program in Allentown to make sure no child goes without a nutritious lunch during summer months.

Children and teens ages 18 and younger can visit St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Campus, noon - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday for a free healthy meal.