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Giant donates $216,000 to Second Harvest

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Giant Food Stores is donating $216,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania’s “Backpack Buddies Program.”

“Being in the retail food business for 95 years, we know we can and must make a very big difference in the fight against hunger in our many communities,” said Christopher Brand, Director of External Communications and Community Relations for Giant.

Second Harvest provides a backpack of food to more than 700 children each week. Each...

LV house sales decline for third-straight month

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley declined for a third-straight month, this time in double-digits for April, putting house sales for the year-to-date in negative territory.

Closed sales were down 10.6 percent with 591 houses sold in April, compared to 661 houses sold in April 2017, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) April report.

Closed sales for 2018 are down 3.2 percent, with 2,118 houses sold, down from 2,189 houses sold year-to-date or 2017.

The...

Valor Advisor ribbon-cutting

Saturday, June 9, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

An outdoor ribbon-cutting for Valor The Advisor Network will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 7 at 123 S. Third St., Easton.

Easton Mayor Sal Panto, members of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce, and staff of the Valor Network are expected to attend.

Tours of Valor’s newly-renovated offices, Suites 4 and 5, will be given as part of a networking event that will include music. There will be food and refreshments provided by Blue Ridge Winery, Mojo Hill, Chocodiem, and Bank Street...

$135,000 to train

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC:

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a $135,000 grant to Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in coordination with the Lehigh Carbon Community College and Workforce Board Lehigh Valley for the development of a new manufacturing training program for the Lehigh Valley.

The 16-week training program will serve as a short-term work readiness program to provide participants with critical skills aligned to entry-level jobs in manufacturing. In the first year of the program,...

LV house sales drop 7.9 percent; prices climb more than 17 percent

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley are in a two-months straight decline, down 7.9 percent in March, compared to March 2017.

Closed sales for 2018 so far are down 1.4 percent, with 1,507 houses sold, down from 1,528 sold year-to-date for 2017.

Meanwhile, the Average Sales Price leaped by double digits, up 17.5 percent in March, as did the Median Sales Price, up 17.6 percent, both compared to March 2017.

Consequently, the Housing Affordability Index took a double-digit...

LVHN names legal officer

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Atty. Matthew R. Sorrentino has been appointed Chief Legal Officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), effective April 30.

Sorrentino, chairman and managing partner, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA, Allentown, is lead counsel in real estate and commercial acquisition transactions involving institutional health care providers at the law firm.

“Matt has a strong history of working through challenges and new initiatives that frame the way for better health care for the...

LV region United Way campaign raises $15 million

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Supporters of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) celebrated the organization’s 100th anniversary with a record-breaking 2017-18 campaign totaling $15,050,500. Campaign co-chairs Bill and Denise Spence announced the total at the annual “Celebration of Caring” at DeSales University, Center Valley.

“I am so proud and thankful for the giving spirit partners demonstrate year after year. Their generosity helps to encourage, inspire and make a difference in the lives of 60,000...

McHugh media director at region’s United Way

Saturday, April 21, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Laura McHugh is Director of Communications and Media Relations for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV).

McHugh, an Emmy award-winning content manager, producer and writer, joined UWGLV after a 10-year career with PBS39 WLVT, the greater Lehigh Valley public media station.

McHugh manages UWGLV’s internal and external communications strategies, promotional campaigns, and media relations in the Lehigh Valley and Carbon County area, working with Director of Marketing...

Salisbury man heads Greater LV Realtors

Saturday, April 21, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sean LaSalle, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Macungie, is president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

“I am very honored, and humbled, to be the new president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors,” LaSalle said before a packed room of GLVR leadership and members at the Hotel Bethlehem.

LaSalle, a Realtor for 14 years, replaces former GLVR President Cass Chies, broker-owner of Re-Max Diamond 1st Realty, Palmerton.

Two goals...

LV house sales decline 6.7 percent in February

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley declined 6.7 percent in February after increasing 2.6 percent in January.

Closed sales for February were down 6.7 percent to 421 houses sold, compared to 451 houses sold in February 2017, according to the February report of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Closed sales for January were up 2.6 percent to 442 houses sold, compared to 431 houses sold in January 2017.

For the year-to-date, closed sales are up 0.8 percent to 889...