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LVHN takes over Westfield Hospital

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Westfield Hospital have announced an agreement that will allow LVHN to acquire the assets of Westfield.

LVHN plans to transform Westfield into the Center for Orthopedic Medicine. LVHN will operate and staff the new orthopedic center at Westfield's site, 4815-4825 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall Township.

Ronald Swinfard, LVHN president and CEO, said the care at the center will run the gamut of orthopedic care with the focus on total...

Phoebe appoints Director of Nursing

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Wendy Hildenbrandt, RN, has been appointed Director of Nursing, Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center.

She is responsible for developing, implementing and achieving annual goals and objectives as established in the operating plan; managing and organizing the nursing department; and ensuring departmental compliance with various operating policies and procedures.

Hildenbrandt, employed by Phoebe since 2006, was previously unit manager in the Bridgeways neighborhood and Dementia...

Lafayette $27.9-million gift for science facility at college

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lafayette College has received one of the largest contributions in the college's history from Trustee Kent Rockwell, Lafayette College, Class of '66. The gift, made to a trust that Rockwell established benefiting the college, was in the form of stock that was sold for $27.9 million.

The gift is expected to support a new interdisciplinary science facility at the college.

"We are immensely grateful for this extraordinary and historic gift," said Lafayette President Alison Byerly...

Lehigh U. named in Top 25 for entrepreneurship program

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

Lehigh University has been ranked No. 20 on The Princeton Review's "Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2014."

Lehigh officials cited the university's entrepreneurship programs, led by its Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, in receiving the award.

It's the third time Lehigh has received the Princeton Review Top 25 ranking. This summer, Lehigh was also named one of "10 Great Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs" by Online-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...