East Penn Press

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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,...

United Way names new president

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

David Lewis has been named President of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) following unanimous approval by the Search Committee. The appointment was approved by the Board of Directors.

Lewis most recently served as Acting President after Susan Gilmore resigned from the post May 1.

Lewis was hired by Gilmore in January 2012 as Vice President of Resource Development. He began his work with United Way in 1988, serving as Campaign Director in Southeastern Pennsylvania...

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...

WDIY chief named

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Wagner Previato has been named Executive Director of WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio.

Previato, who began work Aug. 19, will advance strategic direction and oversee programming, marketing, fundraising and technology. He replaces Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith, who retires this month.

Previato was Director of Marketing and Communications for Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. He was Director of Marketing and Membership for WLRN, the Miami NPR-PBS member station, for...

LV home sales up 17.7 percent in July

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed home sales increased 17.7 percent to 677 last month, compared to 575 in July 2012, according to the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).

Pending home sales increased 25.2 percent, rising to 700, from July 2012 to last month. Pending sales indicate a count of the properties on which offers have been accepted, but the transaction has not yet been closed.

The average sales price was recorded at $211,889, up 6.9 percent over the previous year.

The median...

LV auto dealers add to employment rolls

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA) has announced results of its 2012 Economic Impact Report.

GLVADA Executive Director Tom Kwiatek and Dan Rothrock, chair of GLVADA's marketing committee, shared key insights from the latest report solicited by the association, which provides information about the dealerships impact on the region.

Among key findings:

Total indirect and direct jobs attributed to GLVADA member dealerships totaled 4,190 in 2012, up...

Burns & McDonnell hires project aide

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Burns & McDonnell has hired Taylor Johnson of Macungie as an Assistant Project Manager, working out of the firm's offices in Allentown and Dunmore, Lackawanna County.

Johnson has more four years of industry experience, most recently as a Project Engineer for Encore Electric Inc., Denver.

Burns & McDonnell is providing program management services for the PPL Electric Utilities' (PPL) portion of the Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission Project, an electric infrastructure...

ESSA Bank & Trust names CRA officer

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

ESSA Bank & Trust has announced the addition of Sharon Griffith as CRA Officer and Mortgage Loan Origination Manager.

She is responsible for identifying opportunities and needs within the bank's Community Reinvestment Act assessment areas as well as overseeing the mortgage loan origination staff in the Pocono and Lehigh Valley regions.

Griffith has more than 30 years of financial experience with a background in overseeing consumer and commercial loans, developing deposit...