Month: September 2018

Vendors, customers savor one last weekend at Zerns Farmers Market

Terry Watson looked around her friend’s clock shop at Zerns Farmers Market on Friday and sighed. “We’re all speculated out,” she said. “This weekend is about basking in the memories and spending time with loved ones.” After 96 years, Zerns is closing for good 10 p.m. Saturday in Douglass Township,… This story original published here: …

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PPL trims technology jobs amid restructuring moves

PPL Electric Utilities eliminated nine positions in its information technology department Wednesday as part of the Allentown energy company’s plan to restructure the department to meet future needs. In addition to the job cuts, PPL spokesman Joe Nixon said about 30 employees will continue to work… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – …

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Can the Lehigh Valley capitalize on China’s recycling chaos?

Some fear China’s recent ban on certain materials to supply its manufacturing boom will cause chaos in America’s recycling industry. But, panelists at a Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce event on Friday agree: Businesses and governments can work around the restrictions, and they may even… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – …

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What led Fortune 500 company ADP to bring up to 1,600 jobs to Center City Allentown?

Earlier this year, City Center Investment Corp. altered plans for a concert hall originally proposed for its Five City Center office and apartment complex in Allentown. But J.B. Reilly, president and CEO of City Center, is hardly singing the blues. That’s because he has landed a major corporate… This story original published here: LV Business …

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St. Luke’s hospital executive in Carbon County leaving for new gig at LVHN

A longtime Carbon County hospital executive is leaving the Lehigh Valley’s second-largest employer for its largest. Terrence Purcell, formerly president of St. Luke’s Palmerton and Gnaden Huetten campuses, will join Lehigh Valley Health Network as its vice president of market development, the health… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – Lehigh Valley Business …

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Lehigh Valley restaurant inspections: August 26-September 1

Here are the results of food safety inspections in Lehigh and Northampton counties for the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The inspections listed here are those that fall under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, as well as those county and local health departments that… This story original published here: LV …

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Schutt closing Lehigh Valley helmet plant, shifting some work to Mexico, employees say

Aug. 24 was a normal day at Schutt Reconditioning for Ryan DeReamus until he — and other workers at the Palmer Township plant that employed 100-plus — were told the place was shutting down. “It was a pretty sad situation,” said DeReamus, a paint room supervisor at the plant, where he worked for… This story …

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