Women in Business

May 5, 2021

St. Luke’s opens new OB/GYN practice in Hamburg

St. Luke’s University Health Network will offer OB/GYN services in Berks County's Hamburg beginning May 6. Obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Hazel A. Tuazon will see patients at the new office.

May 3, 2021

Healing gardens; Brown Skin Plant Mama’s Veronica Moore educates others on therapeutic power of plants

"Plant therapy is real," Moore says. "“It’s scientifically proven that plants improve our mood and relieve stress.”

Apr 26, 2021

Remote workers face added stress, says Preferred EAP’s Carolyn Lamparella. Here are tools to help.

Loss of social interaction with colleagues and adapting to the constant change of new procedures is contributing to a rise in stress for remote workers. The good news is there are daily habits that can help.

Apr 23, 2021

New St. Luke’s residency program merges athletic training and occupational medicine

As the first resident in St. Luke’s Athletic Training: Prevention and Wellness residency program, Nilvia Vazquez is preparing for a career in creating healthier and safer workplaces.

Apr 22, 2021

The new healers; Respect and acceptance for alternative medicine grows in the Lehigh Valley.

Marisa McFadden helps heal the hurting. An alternative medicine practitioner, she employs a combination of psychic intuition, energy-work and shaman-like exercises at Creative Spirit, her Easton-based therapy practice, to bring forth each client’s fullest human potential.

Apr 13, 2021

A Pain in the Mask; From “Mask Jaw” to trigger finger, the rise in pandemic-related workplace injuries

Pain and injuries from improper or frequent mask wearing and working from home in less-than-ideal workspaces are on the rise. Physicians and therapists weigh in on what we can do about it.

Sep 28, 2020

A Conversation With: Melissa Confalone, vice president of sales at Fraser Advanced Information Systems

For nearly 50 years, Fraser Advanced Information Systems has provided technology to businesses across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It currently has offices in Bethlehem, West Reading and Bala Cynwyd. Melissa Confalone is vice president of Sales at Fraser. She has been in the business technology industry for nearly 30 years.

Sep 17, 2020

Capital BlueCross executive Anne Baum’s book helps professionals be on their best behavior

“I thought, ‘Why don’t I make it easier for people by writing a book? Make it a little fun, a little funny, but helpful.’”

Aug 17, 2020

‘Put fear behind you,’ female architect advises women in male-dominated fields

Silvia Hoffman, MKSD Architects founding partner, recently spoke with LVB about her career, the future of American workspaces, and why it’s important for women to advocate for themselves.

Jul 29, 2020

A Conversation With: Rebecca Warren of Norris McLaughlin in Allentown

The Honorable Rebecca Warren (Ret.), a member at the law firm of Norris McLaughlin, devotes her practice to labor and employment, business and corporate matters, and general liability litigation. She was a former in-house corporate attorney and having counseled businesses for over 25 years and is a former prosecutor.

Jun 16, 2020

RKL partner elected president of state CPA association, says recruitment is ‘essential’ to profession

Jill E. Gilbert, an Elizabethtown CPA and partner with the Lancaster-based consulting firm RKL LLP, was elected president of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the 2020-21 fiscal year at the institute’s June 12 annual meeting.

May 14, 2020

Taking a chance: Katrina Marshall loved her job at Artistic Toys & Promotions so much, she bought the company.

A little over two years ago, Katrina Marshall took a big gamble. She had been working at Artistic Toys & Promotions in Allentown for about 12 years and loved her job. Starting out as a receptionist she was promoted to a number of roles within the company and became a vital part of the process of selling custom promotional stuffed animals to corporations and organizations around the country.