Lehigh Valley Business Breaking News http://www.lvb.com Breaking News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:46:24 EST Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:46:24 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429962&source=RSS A-Treat to reopen with new owner and new facility The man who emerged in February as a potential buyer of the near century-old iconic A-Treat Bottling Co. in Allentown will become its new owner. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150421/LVB01/150429962&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150408/LVB01/150409898&source=RSS Lutron Electronics founder Spira dies at 88 The Lehigh Valley's Joel Spira, the man whose company invented the first rotary dimmer lighting switch &#8211 marking the birth of the lighting-control industry &#8211 died today at 88. He was founder, director of research and chairman of the board at Lutron Electronics Corp. of Coopersburg. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150408/LVB01/150409898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409981&source=RSS Yuengling now top craft brewer in U.S. by sales The national Brewers Association based in Boulder, Colo. , is out with its list of the Top 50 U. S. Craft Brewing Companies of the year. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150401/LVB01/150409981&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329877&source=RSS Most Greater Lehigh Valley Bottom Dollar stores won't reopen under Aldi plan Aldi finalized the purchase of the real estate of 66 former Bottom Dollar Food Stores from the Delhaize Group, saying that it plans to reopen about 30 of them as Aldi stores. All of the Bottom Dollar stores were in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:54:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329877&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150317/LVB01/150319876&source=RSS Kutztown University names Illinois academic as its new president The provost and academic vice president of Western Illinois University this afternoon was named Kutztown University&#8217s 12th president. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150317/LVB01/150319876&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150225/LVB01/150229929&source=RSS Wolf proposes halving the corporate income tax during Lehigh Valley visit In Bethlehem this morning, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he wants to slash the state&#8217s corporate income tax by half, eliminate the capital stock and franchise tax and invest 18 million in a job training and skills program. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150225/LVB01/150229929&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150213/LVB01/150219930&source=RSS Potential buyer tours A-Treat plant in Allentown The man who emerged this month as a potential buyer of the now-closed A-Treat Bottling Co. toured the soft-drink maker&#8217s east Allentown plant Thursday. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150213/LVB01/150219930&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150206/LVB01/150209906&source=RSS Potential buyer files formal letter of intent to purchase A-Treat A-Treat may not have lost its fizz just yet. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150206/LVB01/150209906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129846&source=RSS Air Products cuts 500 jobs globally Trexlertown's Air Products and Chemicals, a leading international industrial gas company, announced today it slashed about 500 jobs globally. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:40:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150129/LVB01/150129846&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150123/LVB01/150129926&source=RSS A-Treat reportedly stops production after nearly 100 years of operation A-Treat sodas, which have been made in Allentown since 1918, reportedly are no more. The long-time Allentown soda producer is reportedly closing its doors. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150123/LVB01/150129926&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150116/LVB01/150119898&source=RSS Penn State approves acquisition of St. Joseph Regional Health in Berks Penn State&#8217s board of trustees this afternoon unanimously approved for Penn State Health to acquire St. Joseph Regional Health Network in Reading. Officials declined to disclose the purchase price. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150116/LVB01/150119898&source=RSS