Women in Business

Mar 7, 2022

First Commonwealth exec to become first woman president of Maryland credit union

Tricia C. Szurgot, executive vice president and COO of First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union in Trexlertown is leaving her post, and the state to take on an exciting new role in Maryland. 

Dec 9, 2021

As CFO of Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Nikki Bloom has learned to adapt

The new chief financial officer at Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group didn’t start out looking to be in charge of a company’s finances. Nikki Bloom entered the business world with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. 

Nov 19, 2021

Bloom named CFO of Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group

Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, the Allentown-based Red Robin franchisee covering the Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg regions, has named Nikki Bloom as its new chief financial officer. 

Nov 18, 2021

Three women entrepreneurs say business ownership means controlling your own destiny

Nov. 19 is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and the Lehigh Valley certainly has no shortage of women entrepreneurs. 

Nov 10, 2021

Kathleen Harring inaugurated as president of Muhlenberg

Kathleen Harring was named president of Muhlenberg College in Allentown in June of 2020. She had been serving as interim president of the liberal arts college since June of 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back any official inauguration festivities. 

Oct 18, 2021

Gonzalez Parrilla named senior vice president at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation

Astrid Gonzalez Parrilla has joined Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network as senior vice president, Clinical Operations.

Oct 6, 2021

Laura McHugh to receive 2021 Athena Award

Laura McHugh, associate vice president of marketing & communications for the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, will be this year’s recipient of the Athena Award from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council. 

Sep 9, 2021

Former nurse practitioner, Kristin Keenan, joins family business

Keenan-Nagle Advertising Inc. of Allentown has named Kristin M. Keenan as vice president of client engagement & integration. 

Aug 26, 2021

CBRE names Beares to lead regional market

CBRE has named Rija Beares to lead its Greater Philadelphia Region, which includes both the Lehigh Valley and Central Pennsylvania in addition to downtown and suburban Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.

Aug 6, 2021

New wedding planner finds pent up demand for her services

A Center Valley woman has found success in a new career thanks to a little good timing and help from SCORE Bucks County.

Jul 22, 2021

PICPA names Jennifer Cryder as first female CEO

For the first time in its 125-year history, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has named a woman as its CEO and executive director.

Jul 22, 2021

Career coach launches consulting firm to serve ‘the great resignation’

With so many people changing careers after the COVID-19 pandemic, Shelley Maley of Macungie, said it was the perfect time to start her new career coaching firm, Dreamcatcher.