Lehigh Valley Business LVB Daily News http://www.lvb.com/section/Daily LVB Daily News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:26 EST Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:26 EST 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/20150327/LVB01/150329882&source=RSS Reading Health System slashes IT jobs Following the full implementation of its electronic health record system, the Reading Health System is cutting 33 positions in the information technology department. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329882&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329885&source=RSS Report PennEast pipeline could save consumers nearly 1B annually Consumers in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey would have saved more than 890 million had the proposed PennEast pipeline been in place this winter, according to a new report. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:04:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329885&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329886&source=RSS Ben Franklin makes 316,000 in regional investments The board of directors of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania, in Bethlehem, approved investments in the amount of 316,100 in support of regional economic development. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150327/LVB01/150329886&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329898&source=RSS Developer gains Bethlehem zoning approval for luxury apartment plans Post Road Management LLC of Allentown earned approval from the Bethlehem zoning board Thursday for allowing 48 luxury apartment units to his plans for upgrading an underutilized 10-story office building in Bethlehem. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329901&source=RSS Northampton County exec touts economic development opportunities Entering his second year as Northampton County executive, John Brown said he came into office looking to make changes. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329901&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329907&source=RSS Stokesay Castle owners to take over Pottstown dance hall, invest 3M in restoration The owners of Berks County&#8217s Stokesay Castle are taking the experience they&#8217ve had restoring that long-popular venue and using it to restore a nearby Montgomery County ballroom and restaurant to its glory days. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:05:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150326/LVB01/150329907&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329917&source=RSS Allentown's gateway slated for classic car restoration business, upscale apartments At a strategic spot in Allentown facing the America On Wheels Museum sits a vacant property that a developer would like to transform into a premier classic car restoration facility with upscale apartments on the upper floors. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:37:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329918&source=RSS Local baker's Kiffles sell out in QVC sales blitz The appearance of a Lehigh Valley bakery on the national television shopping channel QVC was a sweet success. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329918&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329930&source=RSS Equity fund made more than 115M on National Penn stock New York City-based Warburg Pincus LLC, a global private equity firm, cleared more than 115 million on its investments in Allentown-based National Penn Bancshares Inc. , according to Business Journal analysis of filings with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150325/LVB01/150329930&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150324/LVB01/150329933&source=RSS Berks manufacturer to close, lay off more than 250 Surgical Specialties Corp. , a manufacturer headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, announced it will close operations at its Exeter Township plant near Reading and lay off about 254 workers by Dec. 1. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:33:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150324/LVB01/150329933&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150324/LVB01/150329934&source=RSS House Health, Judiciary committees to hold hearing on medical cannabis The state House of Representatives' Health and Judiciary Committees will hold a combined public hearing in Philadelphia on Tuesday to discuss legislation that would legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania and how it could affect health care professionals. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150324/LVB01/150329934&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150324/LVB01/150329936&source=RSS Allentown mead maker medals at prestigious national event The Colony Meadery, which brews mead at the Bridgeworks manufacturing incubator in Allentown, made a big showing at its first try at a medal at the nation's biggest industry event. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:53:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150324/LVB01/150329936&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150323/LVB01/150329960&source=RSS Pa. unemployment up from January Unemployment ticked up slightly in Pennsylvania during February. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150323/LVB01/150329960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150323/LVB01/150329961&source=RSS Local baker set to introduce the country to kiffles on QVC People in other parts of the nation might not know the kiffle. But the fruit-filled crust, which originally hails from Austria, is a popular baked good in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:17:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150323/LVB01/150329961&source=RSS