Northwestern Press

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New vehicle dealership sales exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sales for franchised new vehicle dealerships in the Greater Lehigh Valley exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016, an average of $48.2 million per dealership.

New vehicle revenue contributed $26.4 million to that total, while pre-owned vehicles contributed $12.8 million. Service, parts and other revenue sources made up the remainder.

The average dealership sold 1,432 new and used vehicles in 2016, and serviced an average of 18,800.

Apply for Allentown Fair jobs

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4.

To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.

Prospective gates employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541, ext. 224, or to Fair@allentownfair.com.

A gate superintendent will respond to messages to initiate the application process.

Nurse Aide program

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is registering students for its Nurse Aide noncredit program, with classes being offered in Lehigh and Schuylkill counties.

The program prepares students for eligibility to take the state certification exam and be placed on the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide registry.

Class times vary and are offered in the day and evening. Classes are Aug. 7, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23 at LCCC’s Allentown campus, 718 W. Hamilton St. An additional session is Sept. 11 at LCCC Tamaqua, 234 High St.

Ben Franklin approves $397,543 in area economic development

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $397,543 in support of regional economic development.

Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments that are provided in the form of loans with warrants.

Phoebe Ministries announces staff changes

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Phoebe Ministries has announced changes in staffing.

Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA, was appointed Senior Vice President, Health Care Services for Phoebe Ministries.

McMahon provides oversight, direction, and strategy to support innovation and the delivery of services at Phoebe’s four Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

With this appointment, her role expands to include oversight of the regional support services within the organization, including rehabilitation services and dementia services and programming.

House sales in Lehigh Valley decrease 2.4 percent in June

Friday, July 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

During what is traditionally considered to be the peak house sales season, the summer months, sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley moved back to negative territory.

Closed sales decreased 2.4 percent in June to 893 houses sold, compared to 915 in June 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

At midyear 2017, closed sales are up 4 percent to 3,878 from 3,728 year-to-date in 2016.

Sacred Heart Lab gets accreditation

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory based on results of an on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Diane Guerrero, MT, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

Salisbury resident now GLVR official

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sean LaSalle, a sales associate in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, Realtors® Macungie Office, was installed as president-elect of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® (GLVR). LaSalle will work to improve the GLVR and advocate for home ownership and economic growth.

LaSalle resides in Salisbury Township with his wife, Patricia, and their two children.

Ben Franklin Tech receives $100,000 from BB&T Fund

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has received a $100,000 grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund, a donor-advised charitable fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

The funding supports the fit-out costs of a new Lehigh University “Hatchery” business incubator within the new Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) West Wing on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.