East Penn Press

Monday, January 21, 2019

Jewish Federation hires funds director

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley has announced the hiring of James J. Mueth as Director of Planned Giving and Endowments.

Mueth comes to the Lehigh Valley from Kansas City where he served as vice president and philanthropic relationship manager at Bank of America for the past 15 years.

Mueth, a member of the Missouri Bar, received a juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri School Of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from Saint Louis University...

WDIY chief retiring, search underway for replacement

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Board of Directors of WDIY has announced that its Executive Director, Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith, will retire by the end of the summer.

The Board is engaged in a national search to fill the position.

Dautremont-Smith, who will assist with the transition, spent five years at WDIY as Executive Director. Prior to that, he served on the board of directors for four years, and has been a volunteer on-air host for the past 10 years.

"Bill brought a new spirit to WDIY," said...

Civic, Muhlenberg partner for facilities, programming

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Muhlenberg College and The Civic Theatre of Allentown have announced a new four-year partnership, beginning July 1, to support Civic's Digital Cinema Challenge and provide Muhlenberg students, faculty and staff with expanded access to Civic Theatre facilities and programs.

"The College has been an active and enthusiastic community partner with Civic Theatre for at least a decade, and I am thrilled that we are building on that strong relationship in new and creative ways that will...

Fiber optics firm to occupy Butz Corp. Center phase 3

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

As part of a recently solidified joint venture partnership between Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Think Loud Development and United Fiber & Data (UFD), UFD will officially call downtown Allentown "home" to its new regional sales headquarters.

UFD will occupy 10,000 square feet of a new, 10-story mixed-use building at the Butz Corporate Center (BCC Phase 3) with three levels of parking, four levels of office space and three levels of apartments-condominiums on the upper floors.


Miers Insurance adds executive

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Monica L. Flick, CBC, of Easton has joined Miers Insurance as an Employee Benefit Account Executive.

She brings to Miers Insurance more than 15 years of experience assisting employers in the design and implementation of employee group benefit plans, including medical, life, disability, voluntary benefits and alternative employee benefit solutions.

Miers Insurance, established in 1892, provides Insurance Brokerage, Risk Management, and Employee Benefit services for businesses,...

LV home sales up 3.1 percent

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) released data on the April housing market indicating that the local housing market is continuing to recover.

Pending sales were up 39.3 percent to 769 while the number of closed sales increased 3.1 percent to 492 units.

The average sales price was up 2.5 percent to $193,349 with 45 percent of the homes sold priced at $150,000 and below.

The increase in sales activity has caused inventory to decrease 14.8 percent to 3,506...

St. Luke's Allentown Campus has new parking deck, lobby

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

A new parking deck at St. Luke's Allentown Campus will offer patients, visitors and employees easy access to the hospital's services. Built on top of the former South parking lot and located behind the hospital between St. Cloud and Walnut streets, the deck adds 350 new spaces bringing the total number to 650 parking spaces.

"Our visitors now walk in and immediately locate the services they need," said Frank Ford, President, St. Luke's Allentown Campus. "Building the deck and...

Butz receives LV labor award

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lee Butz, Chairman of Butz Enterprises, Inc., and Alvin H. Butz, Inc. were the recipients of the Labor Partnership Award presented at the Lehigh Valley Labor Council's 52nd Awards Dinner April 20 at Northampton Memorial Community Center.

More than 300 attended the event, including State Reps. Ryan Mackenzie (R - 134th) and Daniel McNeill (D-133rd), City of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski business, non-profit and labor representatives.

Lee Butz was presented the award by Gregg...

Trend forecaster, awards at ixchange

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Trend forecaster and economy expert Todd Buchholz is keynote presenter on the topic, "Why You Need and Love Competition," at Ben Franklin ixchange 2013, 5:30 p.m. May 7, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Buchholz is an international economist, former White House senior economic advisor, Tiger Hedge Fund manager, former Harvard lecturer and frequent TV and radio commentator. He has written several best-selling books on the economy, including "New Ideas from Dead...

Dietrick Group adds four staff members

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dietrick Group Property Management, LLC (DGPM), a new Property Management firm in Allentown, has welcomed four new staff members in the last few months.

DGPM shares half its ownership with Dietrick Group, LLC, an Allentown-based commercial real estate firm, which specializes in commercial sales, leasing and appraisal.

Atty. Robert G. Vidoni will lead the Dietrick Group Property Management team and its operations as Principal and General Counsel.

Vidoni, a Moravian...