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Good Shepherd Network names human resources vice president

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, has hired Mark P. Sneff as vice president, Human Resources.

“As the eighth largest rehabilitation provider in the country, Good Shepherd is experiencing a rapid period of growth,” said John Kristel, President & CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “I am confident that Mark’s experience and expertise will help us continue to lead the industry as an international destination for recovery.”

It’s official: A sellers’ market for homes in the Lehigh Valley

Friday, August 25, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of homes in the Lehigh Valley moved back into positive territory in July during the traditional house sales summer season.

And, according to real estate experts, it’s pretty much a sellers’ market in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales bounced back, increasing 2.7 percent in July to 756 houses sold, compared to 736 houses in July 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.

Closed sales had decreased 2.4 percent in June to 893 houses sold, compared to 915 in June 2016, according to the GLVR.

Computer courses

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers noncredit computer courses this semester that provide instruction in personal computing and specialized software packages. Classes have a ratio of one person per computer to provide hands-on experience.

Classes in computer basics, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, CAD Drawing, Word and Introduction to Windows 10 will be held this fall. Dates, times, locations and prices vary. For a listing: lccc.edu/career-training-and-personal-interest.

Class size is limited. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Teams with Baum

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Through Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) ongoing partnership with The Baum School of Art in center city Allentown, three digital arts classes will be offered at Baum for the fall semester. In addition to offering studio arts classes, this significant expansion of bringing digital media to Baum allows students interested in an arts degree to complete both general education classes (at the college’s Allentown site) and arts classes all in Allentown.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Lehigh Valley Hospital as tops for 22nd year in row

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

For the 22nd consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) ranks as one of the United State’s top hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH occupies the No. 5 place among Pennsylvania’s top hospitals.

The 2017-18 list names LVH among the nation’s Top 3 percent of leading hospitals in gastroenterology and GI surgery. This is the 12th time this specialty has made the Best Hospitals list. LVH is the only hospital in the area to make the U.S. News national rankings in at least one specialty area every year since 1996.

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.

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.com.

A gate superintendent will respond to messages to initiate the application process.

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 session is Sept. 11 at LCCC Tamaqua, 234 High St.

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.