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Air Products Foundation funds health innovation at LVHN One City Center

Friday, November 24, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Business Showcase

Progress in medical care innovation was celebrated by a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at One City Center for the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation.

Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi was thanked by LVHN President and CEO Dr. Brian A. Nester for the company’s donation of $5 million through the Air Products Foundation.

“This is a special place where we hope to innovate and care for our community...

Shoemaker scholarship to benefit LCCC students

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Byron L. Shoemaker Foundation and its trustees Jim M. Wood, Nancy L. Matyascik and Richard A. Cassar have established a scholarship in Shoemaker’s memory with a $300,000 gift for full- and part-time Lehigh Carbon Community College students from the Allentown and Lehighton areas.

In honor of the gift, the Student Union at the LCCC main campus in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, will be renamed the Byron L. Shoemaker Student Union, with the dedication to be held in spring...

Laid-off employees

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Area employees who have been laid off have access to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Employment Retraining Opportunities (ERO), including a tuition waiver.

ERO information sessions in Room 107- 108, Alumni Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township are: 11 a.m. - noon, Nov. 27; 2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. - noon Dec. 1.

To be eligible for funds, applicants must have been laid off from a full-time position within the past 12 months...

Ben Franklin TechVentures dedicates new West Wing

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP), dedicated the West Wing of the Ben Franklin TechVentures® incubator-post-incubator facility at a ceremony on the afternoon of Oct. 19. Approximately 100 business and community leaders, including elected officials, attended the event on the fourth floor of the new facility.

The event included a visit by Ben Franklin, portrayed by Touchstone...

Week of

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Business Enterprise Center (BEC) holds Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 13-16, with a speaker series in the Alumni Center and Rooms 107-108, Rothrock Library, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Entrepreneurs in the media, arts, food, retail, graphics, film, funding, fashion and patents will speak. The event is free and open to the public.

Information: lccc.edu/bec; Amy Quick:...

Autism app to be detailed

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

In the best-selling book and Oscar®-nominated documentary film, “Life, Animated,” Ron Suskind detailed his efforts to communicate with his son with autism using the boy’s love of Disney movies.

Now the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is seeking to put those breakthroughs in the palm of your hand through the development of an app called “Sidekicks.”

Suskind will discuss his experience and demonstrate the “Sidekicks” app, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5, presented by KidsPeace, at ArtsQuest...

Teacher seminar

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College Teacher Education department hosts the annual “Super Saturday” teacher education seminar, 8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., with registration at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Keynote speaker, Shilpa Kappor-Barrantes, M.Ed., a PQAS Certified Developmental Specialist, will speak on “Decoding Challenging Behaviors.”

Information: Deb Wanamaker,...

September house sales decrease 3.5 percent

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined as the summer selling season ended.

Closed sales decreased 3.5 percent in September to 697 houses sold, compared to 722 houses sold in September 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.

For the year to date, closed sales increased 4.2 percent, to 6,322, compared to 6,065 for the year to date in 2016.

On a positive note, pending sales increased 12.5 percent in September to 739, compared to...

Music therapy added to St. Luke’s program

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has added a therapeutic component, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to its Partial Hospitalization Program-Innovations, an outpatient group therapy program for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress issues and other mental-health challenges.

Music therapy uses listening, singing and playing music and musical instruments to improve and maintain a patient’s mental health. Music therapy groups focus on the four main components of DBT:...

CDL Career Fair

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Companies participating in Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) upcoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Career Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 21, truck driving range, parking lot J, main campus, Schnecksville, include:

Wegmans, TMC Transportation, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, The Coca-Cola Company, F.T. Silfies and J.P. Donmoyer, Inc., Eastern Freight Ways, Inc., A. Duie Pyle, Lazer Spot, Inc., and Estes Express Lines.

The event is free and...