Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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 and Design Zandra Whalen and reporting to Marci Ronald-Lesko, Executive Vice President at UWGLV.

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.

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 houses sold, compared to 882 houses sold year-to-date 2017.

Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers welcome new advertising director

Friday, April 6, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Business Showcase

Terry Plinke has been named the new advertising director for the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.

Plinke started her career in medical laboratory sales in 1976.

She and her husband, Richard, worked together in Outdoor Marketing Systems, creating transit advertising for bus shelters and on buses.

Born and raised in Reading, Berks County, the mother of three adult sons and her husband live in the West End of Allentown.

Valley house sales up 4 percent in 2017

Friday, January 26, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

December house sales in the Lehigh Valley concluded on a down note as 2017 see-sawed from month-to-month ups and downs.

In 2017 in the Valley, there were five months of increased sales (November, August, July, May, March) and seven months of decreased sales (December, October, September, June, April, February, January).

Closed sales for December 2017 were down 3.6 percent to 612 houses sold, compared to 635 houses sold in December 2016, according to the December report of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

November LV house sales rebound by 7.7 percent

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

House sales in the Lehigh Valley rebounded in November 2017, bouncing up 7.7 percent.

According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Dec. 12, there were 661 houses sold in November, compared to 614 houses sold in November 2016 for an increase of 7.7 percent.

The up-tick follows two months of declining sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley.

Closed sales decreased 5.8 percent in October to 672 houses sold, compared to 713 houses sold in October 2016.

Keenan taps web expert

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Rick J. Flores has joined Keenan-Nagle Advertising as a web developer and process manager. With more than a decade of experience in web development and design, he previously held posts as an independent web developer and IT solutions specialist and as a trend analyst supervisor and web developer for T-Mobile USA.

Flores, a Bethlehem native, received a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Muhlenberg College and an A.S. in Applied Science from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

LVHN acquires Weller

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Weller Health Education Center (Weller Center). LVHN’s acquisition follows a formal RFP process initiated by the Center in 2015 to locate a potential partner with the depth and breadth of resources to sustain, expand and improve upon Weller’s intellectual property.

Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was the unanimous choice of the Weller Center’s Board of Directors, Foundation and staff. The new program will be known as Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.