Cedar Crest College has appointed Debra W. Khateeb as director of development.
She will be responsible for major and planned gift fund-raising, and will direct the private and government grant program. In addition, she will work with the Cedar Crest Fund and reunion classes.
Prior to joining Cedar Crest, she was executive director of foundation relations for the Montgomery County Community College Foundation, Inc., Blue Bell.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $260,000 in support of regional economic development.
Since beginning operation, BFTP-NEP has helped to create 15,479 new jobs for Pennsylvania workers and retain 21,459 existing jobs, start 429 new companies, and develop 1,127 new products and processes.
In the Lehigh Valley Press circulation area, Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments. Ben Franklin investments are provided to early-stage clients in the form of loans.
Moravian College alumna Emily Cohen, '12, and student Brittany Garzillo, '13, received a College Production Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) during the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards ceremonies Sept. 22, Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia.
Cohen was executive producer, editor and director of photography on "Three Students, Three Expressions of Art," a 10-minute documentary produced last spring. Garzillo was the writer, reporter and producer.
The Lehigh Valley is experiencing continued growth in the housing market, based on data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).
Year-to-date sales are recorded at 3,837, up 17.4 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 3,268.
Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 4,648, which is up 38.4 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,359.
"The increase in year-to-date data is a positive indicator that the housing market is recovering," said Ryan Conrad, CEO of LVAR.
Lehigh Valley Press-Pencor Services has reason to be proud of its newspaper carriers.
Richard Hunsicker, 77, a carrier for the East Penn Press, was awarded third place in the senior category and Kelsy Grimm, 17, a carrier for the Parkland Press, was awarded a fifth place in youth carrier category in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) 2012 Newspaper Carrier of the Year competition.
Hunsicker has been a carrier for the East Penn Press in Emmaus for five years. Grimm has been a carrier for the Parkland Press for the seven years.
Lehigh County is holding free "anything with a plug" recycling 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville; Olympus Corporate Headquarters, 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley; and Lowe's Home Im-provement, 1235 Martin Court, Bethlehem.
Items accepted include computers, monitors, printers, air-conditioners, computer accessories and household appliances.
An Allentown couple was honored recently for taking out the 10,000th loan in the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) to upgrade the heating system, increase the comfort level and save money at their home.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord visited the Allen Street, West End Allentown, home of David and Michelle Olson to mark the milestone and to help raise the profile of the loan program so more homeowners can gain the advantages that an energy upgrade can provide.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE offers a breakfast seminar, "Health Care Reform, Insurance and the Small Business Owner," 8 - 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Denny's Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Allentown.
Rebekah A. Ruch, President, REBA Group, LLC, an employee benefits agency, and Jim and Maureen Whited, Source One Accountants, a certified public accounting firm, will lead the seminar.
There is no charge. Seating is limited. Advance registration is required. To register: SCORE website, lvscore. org. Information: Mitzi Colella, email@example.com, 610-266-3000
Joni Young has been appointed Director of Bariatric Services, Sacred Heart Hospital.
Young's primary responsibilities include managing the development and execution of Bariatric program goals, completing financial analysis and formulating plans to accomplish objectives.
She previously was a Healthcare Consultant and Regional Manager for the Cardiac Service Line, St. Luke's University Health Network; a Manager of Operations, Pocono Medical Center, and Director of Patient Services, PPNEP.
The Da Vinci Science Center and St. Luke's University Health Network have announced a partnership in the "Year of the Human Body" project, featuring the "Bodies Revealed."
The exhibition, to open Oct. 6 and continue through Feb. 10, 2013, uses anatomical specimens to take visitors on a three-dimensional tour of the human body.