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.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts an Open House for prospective students, 6 - 8 p.m. April 4, Community Services Center, Main Campus, Route 309, Schnecksville, Northern Lehigh Township.
LCCC Admission and Financial Aid representatives, academic counselors and Academic Program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.
To register for the Open House: lccc.edu/openhouse, or LCCC Admission Office, 610-799-1575.
Ben Franklin TechVentures has announced that Lehigh Valley Angel Investors (LVAI) as a new affiliate partner.
The partnership with LVAI is said to allow Ben Franklin clients greater access and exposure to more organizations and individuals who, like Ben Franklin, are involved with helping start-ups with seed and first-round investments, according to Ben Franklin officials.
Ben Franklin TechVentures will provide resources and meeting space to LVAI, which was created in 2010 by...
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...
MFP Strategies has announced that Aaron Gabrielian and Jessica Edris have joined the firm.
Gabrielian has been hired as a Financial Advisor and is responsible for the management of client relationships and development of new clients. He is on the firm's Investment Committee.
Prior to joining MFP Strategies, he was a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley and maintains Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as a Financial Planning Specialist designation.
Gabrielian received a...
The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) released a new research report indicating year-to-date sales, pending sales and the affordability index up over the same time last year.
January 2013 data comparisons over last year at the same time indicate that closed sales were up 2.3 percent to 307, while pending sales were up 30.7 percent to 511.
Inventory decreased 16.8 percent to 3,157 units and new listings decreased 2.4 percent to 953.
The median sales price, the...
Evangelia Papadopoulos and Maureen Longernecker have joined Keller Williams' Northampton County office in Bethlehem.
Papadopoulos has been a full-time Realtor since 2006 and was previously with Weichert Realtors. She was a member of Weichert's Executive Sales Club in 2010, Director's Club in 2011 and Million-Dollar Sales and Marketing Club in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She has been a certified relocation specialist since 2008 and became a certified mentor in 2012.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Score holds a Round Table on marketing products and services on a small business budget, 8 - 9:30 a.m. Feb. 28, Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
Sue Kovacs, owner of Fusion Marketing Services and publisher of MD News of Eastern Pennsylvania, is moderator.
Round Table discussions are facilitated by a Score member. Introductory comments on the topic are offered. The session is then open to discussion and questions by participants....