Lehigh Valley Business LVB Daily News http://www.lvb.com/section/Daily LVB Daily News News en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:15:58 EST Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:15:58 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909985&source=RSS Emmaus manufacturer lands a first in the U.S. An Emmaus woodworking manufacturer acquired a high-tech panel retrieval system that marks the first of its kind installed for an architectural millworkcasework plant in the U. S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909987&source=RSS Lehigh Valley business leaders to be honored by Alliance for Building Communities Scott Fainor, president and CEO of National Penn Bank, J. B. Reilly of City Center Investment Corp. and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will be honored this month by the Allentown-based Alliance for Building Communities to recognize their efforts to improve the community. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909987&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909988&source=RSS Grants available for converting company vehicles to natural gas Companies looking to update their fleet to greener vehicles can apply for money from a third round of grants offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:13:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140902/LVB01/140909988&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829816&source=RSS Alternative Medicaid expansion approved area health insurance providers to benefit Several Greater Lehigh Valley health insurance providers are one step closer to serving the community in a broader capacity after being included among the nine selected providers for Healthy Pennsylvania. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829816&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829819&source=RSS Unity Bancorp share sale nets 6M as it focuses on business loans Unity Bancorp Inc. , parent company of Unity Bank, which has branches in Northampton County and Warren County, N. J. , has completed the sale of 760,713 common shares in its 10-for-1 rights offering &#8211 a transaction that will in part help with expansion plans and loans to businesses. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:29:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829819&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829820&source=RSS Mid Penn Bank to buy Miners Bank of Schuylkill County Mid Penn Bancorp Inc. has agreed to buy Phoenix Bancorp Inc. , the Schuylkill County-based parent company of Miners Bank, for about 14. 5 million. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:20:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140829/LVB01/140829820&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829832&source=RSS First tenant moves into redeveloped Allentown landmark Trifecta Technologies, an information technology business solutions provider in Wescosville, has moved into The Trifecta Building at 612 Hamilton St. in downtown Allentown. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:16:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829832&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829833&source=RSS Waste hauler lands 1.1M contract in Berks J. P. Mascaro Sons, a regional solid waste and recycling company based in Audubon, has been awarded a new three-year, 1. 1 million contract to service the borough of Hamburg. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:48:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829833&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829838&source=RSS Commercial real estate agency to auction as many as 15 properties charities to benefit A commercial real estate broker and a number of Monroe County area property owners are partnering for the third year of an innovative fundraiser to benefit a number of charities in the region. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140828/LVB01/140829838&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829887&source=RSS Bank counts on continued growth with new location in Lower Nazareth A new bank branch with a fresh look is on its way to Lower Nazareth Township. Serfass Construction of North Whitehall Township will break ground in late September on a new bank branch for Lafayette Ambassador Bank, said David Serfass, president. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829887&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829888&source=RSS Vince's Cheesesteaks closing, moving closer to downtown Allentown Working for his father's cheesesteak shop since he was a child, Vince Cocca Jr. continued his father's legacy and 60-year cheesesteak business, eventually landing the company in its existing Trexlertown location. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829888&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829889&source=RSS Bridgeworks firm receives grant to improve plastics recycling process Zzyzx Polymers has received a 737,000 small-business innovation research grant from the National Science Foundation to support the company&#8217s research and development of a new plastic polymers manufacturing process. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140827/LVB01/140829889&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140826/LVB01/140829908&source=RSS Philly cheesesteak eatery, new office to open in Allentown next month Tony Luke's, a Philadelphia franchise sandwich restaurant, will open its first Lehigh Valley location in a new spot in downtown Allentown next month, while a new company will occupy office space above it. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140826/LVB01/140829908&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140826/LVB01/140829915&source=RSS The Great Allentown Fair starts tonight should bring in 500K visitors The 162nd Great Allentown Fair debuts tonight and runs through Labor Day weekend in Allentown's west end, bringing hundreds of jobs and hoping to attract nearly a half-million visitors. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140826/LVB01/140829915&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140826/LVB01/140829916&source=RSS Indoor soccer facility planned for former Allentown warehouse A mixed-use warehouse and office building in Allentown is expected to be converted into an indoor soccer and sports facility by this fall. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:07:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140826/LVB01/140829916&source=RSS