Banking & Finance

Jun 3, 2016

Residents celebrate with block party at Madison Farms

A crowd of more than 300 turned out for the Madison Farms Block Party on May 14 in Bethlehem Township, featuring food, games and live music. KRE Group of Bridgewater, N.J., and The Silverman Group of Short Hills, N.J., developed the $140 million project in Bethlehem Township with a mix of retail tenants and upscale apartments.

Jun 3, 2016

Bucks County women receive travel and tourism awards

On May 3, Visit Bucks County celebrated National Tourism and Travel Week at Washington Crossing Historic Park and recognized people and organizations who make an impact in the travel and tourism industry in Bucks County. Naomi Naylor (left), executive director and main street manager of Quakertown Alive!, received the Hospitality Leadership Award, and Natalie Blumberg, general manager of the Holid[...]

Jun 3, 2016

Landis Family Foundation donates van to Communities In Schools

The Landis Family Foundation, funded in part by three auto Star Dealerships, donated a 10-passenger van to Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley during a ceremonial key exchange at the Star Dealership in Easton. The van will be used to take students to field trips, family engagement events and outreach efforts of the Allentown Re Engagement Center. Picture: (back row from left) Carol Landis,[...]

Jun 3, 2016

Lehigh Valley Go Red for Women raises $80K

Held on May 12 at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, the American Heart Association raised $80,000 during the 2015 Lehigh Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon in support of research and awareness for heart disease. Pictured from left are event participants Vivian Davis, Melissa Fink and Kayla Smith, certified nurse practitioners of event sponsor Reproductive Medical Associates of Pennsylvania in South W[...]

May 30, 2016

Inventory all assets to map path to your retirement goals

Advice abounds regarding managing your money for retirement.

May 30, 2016

A GAME WITH AN AIM Senior centers use ‘investment fraud bingo’ to enlighten residents about scams

Nancy Bullivant, executive director of Westminster Village in Allentown, plans to bring the "investment fraud bingo" game to seniors at the personal care facility to help the elderly spot scams and prevent fraud against them.

May 23, 2016

Graduates, young employees: Save early, often in a 401k

After the pomp and circumstance of this graduation season has ended, new graduates would be wise to turn their attention to the practical matter of retirement savings.

May 17, 2016

Nearly 250 National Penn workers to be laid off in Boyertown, Allentown

Nearly 250 employees from National Penn Bank will be laid off in Boyertown and Allentown spurred by BB&T’s $1.8 billion acquisition of National Penn, finalized in early April.

May 16, 2016

NEW VENTURES: African fusion eatery celebrates flavors of many cultures

Don't call Zanzibar Kababs & Grill in Kuhnsville a Mediterranean restaurant.

May 13, 2016

Greater Lehigh Valley sees uptick in business loans

The Greater Lehigh Valley has seen strong numbers in Small Business Administration-backed loans the past six months, said Tony Leta, director of SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District, who added that Berks and Northampton counties are leading the pack in the region.

May 9, 2016

The peril and promise of Pa. real estate seller disclosure law

Spring is in the air, and it's time for the residential real estate market to take off. A house can be a home, but it is also a legal asset, and both buyers and sellers need to be aware of potential defects in that asset.