Lehigh Valley Business Featured News http://www.lvb.com Featured News News en-us Copyright 2019 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:20:15 EST Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:20:15 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190412/LVB01/190419962&source=RSS Merck KGaA clinches 6.5 billion Versum takeover in bet on electrochemicals FRANKFURT Reuters - Germany's Merck KGaA sealed a 6. 5 billion takeover deal with Versum Materials after overturning a deal it had agreed with rival bidder Entegris. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190412/LVB01/190419962&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190412/LVB01/190419963&source=RSS Apartment rents climbing, and poised to go higher It&#8217s a great time to be a landlord in America, not so much if you&#8217re a renter. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190412/LVB01/190419963&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190412/LVB01/190419964&source=RSS He fought for 2 years to build 300 apartments in Palmer Township. He won. So where are the apartments? It&#8217s clear neighbors of the proposed Palmer Point Apartments are no fans of the development. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190412/LVB01/190419964&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190405/LVB01/190409913&source=RSS Guidelines issued for sustainable-energy funding A coalition of energy-efficiency groups has released guidelines designed to help commercial property owners switch over to sustainable energy sources. Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190405/LVB01/190409913&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190405/LVB01/190409913/AR/0/AR-190409913.jpg Guidelines issued for sustainable-energy funding http://www.lvb.com/article/20190401/LVB01/190409986&source=RSS Wyomissing-based Fox Theatres announces expansion plans How can movie theaters hold their own in the modern era of digital streaming services? For Wyomissing-based Fox Theatres, the answer is luxury. Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190401/LVB01/190409986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190401/LVB01/190409986/AR/0/AR-190409986.jpg Wyomissing-based Fox Theatres announces expansion plans http://www.lvb.com/article/20190322/BERKS/190329946&source=RSS Chamber altering the way it charges The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance is converting to a tiered membership structure, which will focus on the services a business gets rather than its size. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190322/BERKS/190329946&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190322/BERKS/190329946/AR/0/AR-190329946.jpg Chamber altering the way it charges http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219896&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Man who suffocated an attacking mountain lion describes fight for his life As 31-year-old Travis Kauffman thrashed at the bottom of a gully, wrestling with a mountain lion that wouldn't let go of his wrist, the Colorado man realized it might be his last day alive. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:36:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219896&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219897&source=RSS World U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security The United States and Iceland have agreed to set up formal economic channels to boost trade and business investment, the countries&#8217 top diplomats said on Friday. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219897&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219898&source=RSS Nation Trump declares national emergency to unlock billions for wall President Donald Trump said Friday he will sign a national emergency declaration to address the situation on the southern border, while claiming that his actions are consistent with those of his predecessors. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219898&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219899&source=RSS Business Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly 3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:25:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219899&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219900&source=RSS Allentown property owner hoping rezone attracts tenant The owner of a roughly 10-acre parcel sitting within a stone&#8217s throw of Interstate 78 is hoping a zoning change spurs interest from a tenant. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219900&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219902&source=RSS SBA program offers tools to steer growth Northeast Products and Services Inc. , a manufacturer of aluminum docks and other structures, was growing, with its products shipping across the country. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219902&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190215/LVB01/190219902/AR/0/AR-190219902.jpg SBA program offers tools to steer growth http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219903&source=RSS Simple science Partners build company to streamline health care processes Doctors and their patients have a lot to keep track of during and after a visit &#8211 discharge instructions, medication reminders, follow-up appointments. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:43:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219903&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190215/LVB01/190219903/TS/1/TS-190219903.jpg Simple science Partners build company to streamline health care processes http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219904&source=RSS Penn State LaunchBox incubator keeps focus on startups More than 50 startups and early-stage entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley have won grants from Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, created in 2015 under a Penn State program designed to support innovative business ideas. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:31:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190215/LVB01/190219904&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20190215/LVB01/190219904/AR/0/AR-190219904.jpg Penn State LaunchBox incubator keeps focus on startups http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219916&source=RSS Out of the ordinary You can now legally wager on the Academy Awards #8212 so long as you're in New Jersey It's taken almost a century, but the 91st presentation of the Academy Awards on February 24 will mark the very first time that licensed U. S. sportsbooks will have a green light from state regulators to offer wagering on the Oscars, or any entertainment awards. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20190214/LVB01/190219916&source=RSS