Lehigh Valley Business LVB Daily News http://www.lvb.com/section/Daily LVB Daily News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:16:04 EST Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:16:04 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/LVB01/150709927&source=RSS Two manufacturers borrow millions in state loans to expand, add jobs A Berks County manufacturer of cast iron stoves received a 2 million loan to buy and renovate a vacant Maidencreek Township plant as its new home &#8211 and increase its workforce by 25 percent. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/LVB01/150709927&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/LVB01/150709928&source=RSS Mack Defense scores federal contract to build chassis Mack Defense of Upper Macungie Township has won a contract from the U. S. General Services Administration for the production of the Mack Granite model chassis, which will be modified with wrecker and carrier bodies from a separate agency. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:41:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/LVB01/150709928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/LVB01/150709932&source=RSS BBT CEO could receive more than 1M if Susquehanna merger goes through BBT Corp. Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King could receive a bonus of more than 1 million if the company's acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. occurs by June 2016. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/LVB01/150709932&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150702/LVB01/150709956&source=RSS New CEO announced at Pottstown hospital Pottstown Memorial Medical Center has a new leader. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150702/LVB01/150709956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150702/LVB01/150709957&source=RSS 4.3M office building under construction in Hellertown New office space is going up in Hellertown with the start of construction for the Hellertown Professional Building near the intersection of Main and Water streets. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150702/LVB01/150709957&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150702/LVB01/150709958&source=RSS Toomey tours Mack Trucks, cites need for transit funding U. S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania visited Mack Trucks' Lower Macungie Township plant Wednesday afternoon, touring the manufacturing plant and touting the importance of long-term funding for transportation improvements. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150702/LVB01/150709958&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150701/LVB01/150709972&source=RSS Kalahari Resorts opens today in Poconos After a year-and-a-half of construction, the massive Kalahari Resorts Conventions project in the Poconos is finally complete and opens today in Tobyhanna Township. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:32:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150701/LVB01/150709972&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150701/LVB01/150709973&source=RSS New, all-electronic interchange opens on Pa. Turnpike in Carbon County Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the 23 million all-electronic interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Carbon County opened Tuesday, allowing easier access to motorists traveling to and from the Poconos on the Northeast Extension of Interstate 476. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:24:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150701/LVB01/150709973&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150701/LVB01/150709984&source=RSS 2.5B in transportation improvements planned for Valley The region&#8217s economic growth has presented tremendous opportunities for businesses. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150701/LVB01/150709984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150630/LVB01/150639984&source=RSS Al Boscov loses bid on struggling mall Al Boscov, the Reading business magnate and founder of Boscov's department stores, recently lost a bid to buy a struggling mall in downtown Scranton. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150630/LVB01/150639984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150630/LVB01/150639985&source=RSS Court rules in favor of Quakertown firm for payment act A Blue Bell law firm said it secured a victory for the construction industry with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision this month declaring that the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act does not apply to projects owned by a government entity. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150630/LVB01/150639985&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150630/LVB01/150639986&source=RSS As budget deadline looms, talks occur daily but no resolution in sight Find the middle ground. It's easy to say, but can it be achieved in a 2015-16 budget for Pennsylvania? Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150630/LVB01/150639986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150629/LVB01/150629876&source=RSS Lehigh Valley coalition introduces own health care exchange Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare president Tom Croyle followed through with the May 8 promise he made in front of 200 people at the coalition&#8217s annual conference. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150629/LVB01/150629876&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150629/LVB01/150629877&source=RSS Talen Energy plans to sell its renewable energy business Talen Energy of Allentown disclosed an agreement to sell Talen Renewable Energy LLC to California-based Energy Power Partners. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:56:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150629/LVB01/150629877&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150629/LVB01/150629878&source=RSS PPL customers reach power-saving milestone How many PPL Electric Utilities Customers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150629/LVB01/150629878&source=RSS