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Author Archives: dnixon

Penske uses nationwide ‘Tech Showdown’ to sharpen employees’ skills

Penske Truck Leasing employees competed in a company wide Tech Showdown Competition last month designed to test, sharpen and evaluate its maintenance staff on the skills required to maintain commercial trucks. Approximately 1,300 Penske technicians and customer service representatives competed in the nationwide event. They were challenged via timed, hands-on and written assessments.

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Mental health concerns among LGBTQ are pressing issue in Pa.

Mental health concerns among the LGBTQ population are a pressing issue in the state, according to Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. Levine testified at the state’s Mental Health Caucus on Jan. 15, sharing that LGBT adults are more than twice as likely to experience a mental health condition as heterosexual adults.

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Dream makers: Sisters share their filmmaking journey

Lehigh Valley-based filmmakers and sisters, Katina Sossiadas and Koula Sossiadas Kazista, recently debuted their first feature film, “Epiphany,” to critical acclaim. LVB sat down with the pair to learn more about the movie, the challenges of independent filmmaking, and the importance of following your dreams.

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Nationwide trucking business to lease additional location in Schuylkill Haven

A nationwide trucking and transportation business will lease an additional facility in Schuylkill Haven.  Evans Network of Companies, which employs close to 400 people and operates a fleet of 7,000 trucks, will lease a property at 100 W. Columbia St., while maintaining its national headquarters in Schuylkill Haven, located less than a mile away, also on Columbia Street. 

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