Report says Pa. is losing its innovation mojo
A recent report released by the Brookings Institution points out that government and business leaders in Pennsylvania need to take a more proactive role in promoting and cultivating its innovation sector to stay competitive with other states.
Local firm revamps Lower Macungie hotel
A local developer recently transformed a Wingate by Wyndham hotel into a Holiday Inn with 108 new rooms and a full-service kitchen in Lower Macungie Township.
Jaindl debuts expanded country market
Jaindl Farms, an Orefield company well-known for its turkeys, now sells its own produce in an expanded market.
Rate break coming for UGI customers
UGI Utilities Inc., South District, is reporting that it will lower its natural gas rates beginning Sep. 1, which should mean a drop on the average residential heating customer’s bill of 1.93 percent.
LVHN ExpressCare at Lehighton to open Sept. 3
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s newest ExpressCare location will open Sept. 3. The walk-in urgent care center, LVHN’s 20th ExpressCare location, is at 363 N. First St., Lehighton.
Berks Community Health Center expands services to include pediatric primary care
The Berks Community Health Center is expanding to offer pediatric primary care.
$8.2 million redevelopment project launched in downtown Reading
The first phase of an $8.2 million redevelopment project in downtown Reading has launched. Leopold Sanchez, owner of the building to be redeveloped at North 4th and Elm Streets, will convert the vacant 40,000-square-foot property into a two-story commercial space with three different businesses.
$2.8M state grant will help fund new aviation hangar at LVIA
A $16 million aviation hangar under construction off Postal Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, will get a boost in funding from the state.
State posts request for proposals for Allentown State Hospital demolition
The Pennsylvania Department of General Services has posted a request for proposals for the demolition of the structures on the 100-year-old, nearly 200-acre property.
Talking Bias: Starting the dialog on workplace inclusion is tough but necessary
“Most employers have a goal to create a safe and inclusive environment for their employees,” said Adrian Shanker, director of the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown.
Too hot to handle? This summer’s A/C bills take a bite out of telecommuters’ budgets
A federal report from Energy Star, which was released recently, raised eyebrows when it suggested programing home thermostats to save money.
A Conversation With: Mustafa Jaffer of Express Business Center
Express Business Center Inc. is located in Trexlertown. The company aims to offer a one stop solution for everyone’s business services needs from its three divisions.