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March home sales up 20.3 %

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Pending homes sales were up 20.3 percent from March 2012, while inventory decreased 18.5 percent to 3,240 units, according to information provided by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).

The average sales price rose slightly by1.5 percent to $182,491.

Homes remained on the market an average of 82 days, a decrease of 15.5 percent.

Absorption rates improved as the month's supply of inventory was down 29.5 percent to 6.2 months.

New listings decreased 5...

ASO

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Eduardo Azzati, artist-lecturer in voice and conducting in the Moravian College Music Department, has been chosen director of the new Allentown Symphony Chorus. Azzati, a member of the music faculty at Moravian since 2005, is director of the college's Women's Chorus.

Azzati is working with Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director Diane Wittry and Donna Fritchey, ASO Operations Manager, on a four-year plan that includes Mozart's "Requiem," Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Orff's "Carmina...

NAI Summit names vice president

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

NAI Summit has named Shannon Coltrane Nicoletti as Associate Vice President.

She has seven years of commercial real estate experience as a marketing and leasing representative for one of the nation's largest Real Estate Investment Trusts, Liberty Property Trust, at its Greensboro, N.C., and Bethlehem offices.

Before joining NAI Summit, she worked for several large pharmaceutical companies including Schering-Plough (Merck), Covidien and Mylan.

She is a nationally-...

Burkett resigns from WLVT, takes post at Charlotte PBS

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

WLVT-PBS39 has announced that Amy Burkett, Executive Vice President and Television Station Manager, has been named the General Manager of the Charlotte, N.C. PBS station WTVI.

Burkett will also be the Director of Digital Media Studies at Central Piedmont Community College, which holds the station's license.

Burkett joined PBS39 in 1999 to create and host its weekly news magazine show, "Tempo." During her tenure, Burkett and her team received four national public television...

Project manager for PPL project

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Burns & McDonnell has hired Tom Lewis of Allentown as Project Manager, working out of its Allentown and Dunmore, Lackawanna County, offices.

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

Lewis' duties as Project Manager of Overhead Transmission Construction include contributing to manage day-to-day functions on the...

Ben Franklin invests $315,700

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $315,700 in support of regional economic development.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.

BFTP-NEP owns and manages Ben Franklin TechVentures, an award-winning business incubator, post-incubator facility...

Unity Bank names vice president

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Debbie Godt has joined Unity Bank as Vice President-SBA Business Development Executive.

Godt, with more than 25 years of banking, accounting and finance experience, previously held business development positions with UPS Capital Business Credit, Temecula Valley Bank, Washington Mutual Bank and Johnson-McClean Technologies.

Godt, a graduate of Bucknell University, also worked as a Certified Public Accountant with a big- five accounting firm.

Sacred Heart taps medical specialist

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dr. Jose Uribe has joined Sacred Heart HealthCare System at Sacred Heart Medical Associates - Ears Nose and Throat, Sigal Center, Suite 203, 450 Chew St., Allentown.

Dr. Uribe received a medical degree from PonUniversidad Javeriana and completed a residency in otolaryngology at the Hospital of Universitario de Ignacio, Bogotá, Colombia.

Uribe maintained a private practice in otolaryngology in Colombia 1991 - 2000 until emigrating to the United States where he completed an ear,...

United Way CEO resigns

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Drew Lewis, Board Chair for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) has announced that Susan Gilmore is resigning from her post as President and CEO, effective May 1.

David Lewis, Vice President of Resource Development, will serve as acting President.

Gilmore will stay in the Lehigh Valley with her new position as Executive Director of Community Engagement at FamilyWize, a national company partnered with more than 1,000 United Ways in the United States whose goal is to...

Director to lead Cancer Support

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley has named Michele Connelly as its executive director, announced Judith A. Savchak, chair of the board of directors.

Former interim director Elizabeth Scofield was named managing director and continues on the board of directors.

Connelly, a Greater Lehigh Valley native and graduate of Kutztown University, has more than 20 years in non-profit administration, most recently as foundation and corporate relations director at...