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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
The Da Vinci Science Center has announced that Lin Erickson, who led the organization 1997 - 2005, has begun her second tenure as Executive Director and CEO.
Erickson was elected unanimously by the Da Vinci Science Center's Board of Trustees after a national search of nearly 175 candidates. She began her second tenure March 18.
She has more than 25 years experience spearheading educational initiatives for students from kindergarten through college, raising more than $46 million...
Penn State Lehigh Valley hosts its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. April 4, Room 135, Center Valley campus. An awards presentation follows at 1:30 p.m. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Eric Stephen Boyd, assistant research professor, Montana State University, is keynote speaker. His presentation, "Yellowstone through Space and Time: A Guided Tour through the Evolution of Life," is sponsored by the Penn State Faculty Invitational Lecture...
Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley has announced three recent promotions.
Embassy Bank promoted Michelle Barron to vice president of deposit operations.
Barron has 17 years of community banking experience, the most recent eight years with Embassy as assistant vice president, deposit operations.
Barron is a supporter of the Best Friends Animal Society, North Shore Animal Rescue League and the Association for Animal Protective Legislation and Law Enforcement.
Val Maiatico Lewis, a Lehigh Valley native, has been named Senior Account Executive of BSI Corporate Benefits, a full-service insurance agency providing employee benefits and human resource consulting.
She is responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and developing new opportunities throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Maiatico Lewis joined BSI Corporate Benefits in August 2012 from Capital BlueCross where she managed major account (500-plus) group clients.
Data comparisons of February 2013 to last year at the same time indicate that closed sales were up 18.5 percent to 352, while inventory decreased 18.1 percent to 3,196 units and new listings decreased 11.3 percent to 838, according to the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), based on a research report on the February housing market using data from its Multiple Listing System.
The monthly indicators show an increase in home sales, average sales price and the affordability...