Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley rebounded in March to put first-quarter 2017 house sales in positive territory.
Closed sales increased by double digits, up 13.7 percent in March to 616 houses sold, compared to 542 in March 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
For the first quarter of 2017, closed sales have increased 1.8 percent year to date, to 1,483 in 2017 from 1,457 in 2016.
Pending house sales in the Lehigh Valley were again up by double digits in March.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a tuition savings program for dual enrollment students.
For every LCCC credit class that students complete in high school, with a grade of C or better, they will be able to take advantage of a per-course voucher program after high school graduation. This pertains to LCCC classes taken in high school since July 2016.
Israel Zighelboim, MD, FACOG, FACS, is focused on the future of St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As its new Chair, he has a deep appreciation for the generations of babies who were born at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Bethlehem and Allentown campuses and now are coming back to have their babies there.
He wants today’s new parents to have the same good experience their parents had and his plan is to have the Network continue to distinguish itself by continuing to focus on its small, user-friendly practices.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theater at DeSales University, has promoted Tina Slak to director of marketing and public relations.
Slak will spearhead marketing initiatives to promote the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s mission, brand, and programs to the widest possible audience.
Slak succeeds Lisa Higgins, who served in this role for 20 of PSF’s 25-year history.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $292,260 in support of regional economic development.
The following are in the Lehigh Valley or partnered in the Lehigh Valley.
Ben Franklin announces the following established manufacturer company investment. Ben Franklin provides 1:1 matching funding for work with a college or university partner on technology-based manufacturing innovation in established manufacturers.
Dustin Garis is keynote presenter at the 2017 Ben Franklin iXchange, 5 p.m. May 9, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Garis is a leader of global marketing innovation for P&G FutureWorks and P&G FutureWorks Emerging Markets division in Singapore.
The iXchange will include two executive networking sessions, the keynote address by Garis, and the presentation of Ben Franklin’s annual Innovation Awards.
Sacred Heart Hospital is one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A” ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States and the only hospital in Lehigh County to achieve this outstanding “A” grade.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has scheduled FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Completion Nights) at its main campus in Schnecksville and the Donley Center in Allentown.
FAFSA sessions at main campus are 4 -7 p.m. April 6, 13, 20, 27 in Room 118D, Financial Aid Office. Space is limited. For reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-799-1133
FAFSA sessions at LCCC Allentown are 3 - 6 p.m. April 6, 13, 20. Information: Elena Muniz, email@example.com; 610-799-1252
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Diversity Committee and Multicultural Males of LCCC will host speaker Justin Brown, founder of the Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P.), 2 p.m. April 6, Room 107, Rothrock Library, Alumni Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
D.A.P. was designed to bring a variety of different races, people and backgrounds together. The program offers siversity training as well as the development programs that stimulate the mind as well as the soul.