Lehigh Valley Business LVB Daily News http://www.lvb.com/section/Daily LVB Daily News News en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:43 EST Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:43 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160629/LVB01/160629842&source=RSS Budget update Senate's turn to act on 2016-17 spending plan Your move, senators. The state House on Tuesday passed a bipartisan budget bill for 2016-17 that doesn't raise broad-based taxes, while boosting education spending, a top priority for Gov. Tom Wolf. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160629/LVB01/160629842&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20160629/LVB01/160629843&source=RSS Engineering firm opens Lehigh Valley office An engineering firm with offices across the nation and in Algeria has opened a Lehigh Valley location with the ribbon cutting at an office at 5100 W. Tilghman St. in South Whitehall Township on Tuesday evening. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160629/LVB01/160629843&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160629/LVB01/160629843/AR/0/AR-160629843.jpg Engineering firm opens Lehigh Valley office http://www.lvb.com/article/20160629/LVB01/160629844&source=RSS 14M upscale fitness club headed to Airport Road, pending final approval The evolution of the fitness club continues in the Greater Lehigh Valley with a plan to open a high-end wellness center next summer that includes outdoor pools, waterslides, an indoor rock climbing wall and cafe. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:21:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160629/LVB01/160629844&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160629/LVB01/160629844/AR/0/AR-160629844.jpg 14M upscale fitness club headed to Airport Road, pending final approval http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/LVB01/160629858&source=RSS Air Products spinoff to leave the Lehigh Valley The Electronic Materials Division of Air Products and Chemicals of Trexlertown, which will be renamed Versum Materials when its expected spinoff is complete in September, is leaving the Lehigh Valley. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/LVB01/160629858&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160628/LVB01/160629858/AR/0/AR-160629858.jpg Air Products spinoff to leave the Lehigh Valley http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/LVB01/160629859&source=RSS Easton Main Street organization takes top state award Easton's emergence as a growing city for attracting new jobs, businesses and investments is paying off. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/LVB01/160629859&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160628/LVB01/160629859/AR/0/AR-160629859.jpg Easton Main Street organization takes top state award http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/BERKS/160629860&source=RSS VF Outlet Center, one of first of its kind, to get new owner VF Outlet Center in Wyomissing is under agreement to be sold to a Philadelphia-based real estate company that wants to redevelop the site for office and retail use, according to the seller. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/BERKS/160629860&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160628/BERKS/160629860/AR/0/AR-160629860.jpg VF Outlet Center, one of first of its kind, to get new owner http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/LVB01/160629861&source=RSS New Hope social media firm acquires competitor New Hope-based MeetMe Inc. , an app-based social media platform for meeting new people, said it has acquired Skout, a similar mobile platform, for 28. 5 million in cash and 5. 37 million common shares of MeetMe. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160628/LVB01/160629861&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160628/LVB01/160629861/AR/0/AR-160629861.jpg New Hope social media firm acquires competitor http://www.lvb.com/article/20160627/LVB01/160629883&source=RSS Polymer Contours gets 50K AEDC loan The Allentown Economic Development Corp. announced today it provided a 47,900 loan to Polymer Contours Inc. , a plastic injection molding company in south Allentown. Polymer Contours plans to use the money to buy new equipment and develop a marketing plan, its owner said. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:45:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160627/LVB01/160629883&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160627/LVB01/160629883/AR/0/AR-160629883.jpg Polymer Contours gets 50K AEDC loan http://www.lvb.com/article/20160627/LVB01/160629884&source=RSS Owners of Grain, The Bayou to open fourth restaurant The owners of a Cajun-themed restaurant in Bethlehem, an American comfort-food haven in downtown Allentown, and a yet-to-be named barbecue restaurant, also in Allentown, are looking to open another establishment. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160627/LVB01/160629884&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160627/LVB01/160629884/AR/0/AR-160629884.jpg Owners of Grain, The Bayou to open fourth restaurant http://www.lvb.com/article/20160627/LVB01/160629885&source=RSS Contractors can learn about relaunched home-efficiency financing program KeystoneHELP is making its return to Pennsylvania, and the financing company that is part of the publicprivate partnership that runs it has scheduled a series of seminars around the state. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:00:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160627/LVB01/160629885&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160627/LVB01/160629885/AR/0/AR-160629885.jpg Contractors can learn about relaunched home-efficiency financing program http://www.lvb.com/article/20160624/LVB01/160629904&source=RSS UK decision to leave EU a shock but no direct impact yet for region The United Kingdom&#8217s decision Thursday to leave the European Union shocked investors, sent global stock markets plummeting and spurred anxiety over the U. K. &#8217s economy. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160624/LVB01/160629904&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160624/LVB01/160629904/AR/0/AR-160629904.jpg UK decision to leave EU a shock but no direct impact yet for region http://www.lvb.com/article/20160624/LVB01/160629906&source=RSS Strong rental demand spurs construction start on 276 apartments For the developers of a mixed-use project in Bethlehem Township, the demand for apartments is outpacing supply, prompting the start of construction on nearly 300 additional units. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160624/LVB01/160629906&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160624/LVB01/160629906/AR/0/AR-160629906.jpg Strong rental demand spurs construction start on 276 apartments http://www.lvb.com/article/20160624/LVB01/160629907&source=RSS Yuengling to pay 2.8M to EPA for excessive yeast, sugar in wastewater D. G. Yuengling Son Inc. will pay 2. 8 million to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a consent-degree agreement approved by U. S. District Court on Thursday. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160624/LVB01/160629907&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160624/LVB01/160629907/AR/0/AR-160629907.jpg Yuengling to pay 2.8M to EPA for excessive yeast, sugar in wastewater http://www.lvb.com/article/20160623/BERKS/160629921&source=RSS Wyomissing firm aims for 100,000 renewable energy prize A Wyomissing firm that makes solar power concentrators may be awarded as much as 100,000 as a finalist in a statewide competition to promote sustainability energy design. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160623/BERKS/160629921&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160623/BERKS/160629921/AR/0/AR-160629921.jpg Wyomissing firm aims for 100,000 renewable energy prize http://www.lvb.com/article/20160623/LVB01/160629922&source=RSS Lehigh business school dean selected to join global leadership event It&#8217s certainly not every day that a business dean at a local university gets invited to discuss timely issues with top leaders from around the globe. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160623/LVB01/160629922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160623/LVB01/160629922/AR/0/AR-160629922.jpg Lehigh business school dean selected to join global leadership event