Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), indicates year-to-date sales are recorded at 4,805, up 16 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 4,160.
Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 5,632, up 34 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,670.
Karen I. Dacey, MD, a comprehensive ophthalmologist, has joined McDonald Ophthalmology and Associates, Bethlehem.
She was a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Andrews Air Force Base, home of Air Force One, prior to joining McDonald.
She was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and supported an Air Force humanitarian mission to Panama.
Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Penn State Berks Campus, and RMJM Hillier received the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Project of the Year Award in the Higher Education Project Under $20 million category for the construction of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building.
"We couldn't be more satisfied with the quality of work that went into constructing the Gaige Building," says Kim Berry, COO of Penn State Berks. "Receiving a national award such as this is no small feat, and every member of the project team should be honored to receive it."
Altitude Marketing has appointed Kelly Stratton as Manager, Public Relations.
Prior to joining the Altitude team, Kelly was director of communications for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.
Kelly was a communications specialist at Lehigh University, director of public relations at Special Olympics Pennsylvania, and has written for publications and publishers on a freelance basis, including Prevention Magazine, Columbia University Press and Lehigh Valley Style.
Kelly served in AmeriCorps and continues to mentor young women.
"Your Future is Now: Preparing for College and Career" will be held 9: - 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Main Campus, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
The event is sponsored by LCCC, Allentown School District, Kutztown University, PPL, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-FE Program, Wegman's and East Stroudsburg University.
"Ben Franklin Venture Idol" will be held Nov. 15, Ben Franklin TechVentures, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m.
During the event, three early-stage technology company entrepreneurs seeking funding will present short pitches to a panel of investors and the audience.
After brief critiques from an expert panel, the audience will vote for a winning Ben Franklin Venture Idol. The event will include presentations, networking and investment pitches.
Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate has announced the appointment of Patricia "Tricia" Reed as Vice-President of Business Development and Allentown Marketing Director.
After seven years with Coldwell Banker Heritage, she moved to Hilton Head, S.C., because of her husband's employment.
In 1999, Reed relocated to New Haven, Conn., where she was appointed Manager of Corporate Services and Relocation Director of the Beazley Company.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's Women's Business Council (WBC) presented the Athena and Athena Young Professional Awards during its annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon Oct. 23 at Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem.
The 2012 Athena Award was presented to Stephanie Hnatiw of Macungie. Hnatiw is Executive Director of the YWCA of Bethlehem.
The 2012 ATHENA Young Professional Award was presented to Michelle Chrin of Hellertown. Chrin is a Marketing Associate for Caruso Benefits Group, Inc.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter has presented the Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy award for "Cosmo's World II: Water" in the Children-Youth-Teen Program or Special category to eMediaWorks.
Accepting the Emmy at the awards ceremony in Philadelphia was Teri Haddad, producer, eMediaWorks, along with Scott Paul, director, and Brandon Pousley, editor.
A Speed Networking Event, 6 p.m. Nov. 15, sponsored by Lehigh Carbon Community College's (LCCC) Alumni Association and Career Development Center, will be held in the Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.
The event is free and open to the public. A reservation is recommended. RSVP by Nov. 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610-799-1090.