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Valley television productions win regional Emmy awards

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley television productions have received Emmy awards from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards in Philadelphia.

"The Peak," received a Human Interest Program Feature Emmy for "Laughing at My Nightmare."

Accepting the award Sept. 7 were Ashley Russo, Creator and Executive Producer of "The Peak"; Ken Szydlow, Executive Producer; Shane Burcaw, Producer; and Rocky Urich and Julia Urich of FireRock...

Entrepreneur Week at LCCC

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College's (LCCC) Business Enterprise Center (BEC) and Career Development Center (CDC) have partnered to celebrate the 5th annual Entrepreneur Week through Sept. 20 at LCCC's main campus, Schnecksville. North Whitehall Township.

This year's theme is "Fueling the Local Economic Engine."

The BEC helps business students to develop their business plans through the assistance of entrepreneurs-mentors to help students with the design and financial aspects of...

Home sales up 12.9 percent year-to-date in August in LV

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales in the Lehigh Valley housing market increased 12.9 percent from August 2012 to August 2013, according to the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).

Closed sales year-to-date rose from 3,882 to 4,381.

Pending home sales increased 24 percent from August 2012 to August 2013, rising from 579 to 718. Year-to-date comparisons over last year at the same time report an increase in pending home sales of 16.9 percent.

Pending sales indicate a count of the...

Snyder retiring early as LCCC president

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) president Dr. Donald W. Snyder plans to retire Dec. 31.

Snyder told the LCCC Board of Trustees of his retirement plans Sept. 5.

Snyder said he had planned to retire in summer 2014, but health concerns forced him to reconsider.

"I faced open heart surgery and related health issues during the past eight months but looked forward to accomplishing my remaining goals over the next year.

"Last week [the week of Aug. 25], however, I...

Butz Inc. engineer virtual coordinator

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Alexander Building Construction Co. and Shoemaker Construction Co., has hired Daniel Weiger as a Virtual Construction Coordinator and Project Engineer.

Weiger will train and educate employees of The Butz Family of Companies on trends and management techniques associated with Project Level Building Information Modeling. As Project Engineer, Weiger is responsible for checking, tracking and monitoring shop drawings and...

DESALES U.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Paul Kane, .Vice President Underwriting, Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, is the speaker for "Healthcare in the Workplace: ethical issues in the federal reform," a Forum for Ethics in the Workplace breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 12, DeSales University Center, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

There will be a buffet breakfast, discussions based on the keynote address and a book sale and signing following the event.

Registration and breakfast is $25 per person or $175 for a...

Burns & McDonnell hires manager

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Burns & McDonnell has hired Frank Maurek of Blandon, Berks, County, as Project Procurement Manager, working out of offices in Allentown and Dunmore, Lackawanna County.

Maurek has more than 28 years of industry experience to Burns & McDonnell, most recently as Senior Procurement Manager, Worley Parsons, Reading.

Maurek's duties on the Susquehanna-Roseland Project are to procure and distribute material for a 101-mile long portion of the electric infrastructure...

Moravian College providing students tickets to LV arts

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Moravian College's new "Arts On the Move" program will provide tickets free of charge to Moravian students to attend selected concerts, films, museums, plays, art exhibits and dance performances throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Believed to be the only one of its kind offered by colleges, "the initiative is designed to encourage our students to go out into the local community and take advantage of the thriving arts scene in the Lehigh Valley," said Christopher Shorr, Moravian College...

Embassy Bank promotes 3

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley has announced three promotions.

Jennifer A. Tropeano was promoted to vice president, consumer lending. She has 15 years in community banking and started with Embassy Bank when it was founded in 2001. Previously, she was assistant vice president, consumer lending.

Tropeano attended Kutztown University and is a volunteer at Good Shepherd Catholic School, Northampton.

Katrina Ziegler was promoted to assistant treasurer. She has nine years...

'Day of Caring' for nonprofits

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Local non-profits will feel the impact of a community united 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 12 as approximately 800 employees from area businesses volunteer their time during United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley's 21st annual "Day of Caring" in partnership with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh and Northampton counties non-profits will have volunteers painting, cleaning, landscaping and assisting with office projects. Volunteers will also deliver meals to the homebound,...