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Scott Crocco, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Air Products, will retire on September 30, 2021 after 31 years with the company. Melissa Schaeffer will succeed him
Laura McLain, Executive Director of the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, will retire in late 2021 after more than 21 years of service.
· Thomas Ripsam has been named Martin Guitar’s new CEO. He succeeds the long-time Chairman and CEO Christian Friedrich Martin IV.
. The owners of the Tucker Silk Mill will open a wine bar and garden in Down Easton in early 2022. Kabinett will have a predominantly Australian and German wine list with light fare and an outdoor deck overlooking the Delaware River.
Community Action Lehigh Valley promoted Dawn Godshall to Executive Director and Jessica Reimert to Assistant Executive Director, Operations, and hired Jaana Kelley as Associate Executive Director, Community Services.
The Trolley Stop Diner opens May 29 at 201 S. McCartney Street in Easton
· Bitty & Beau’s, a café that employs people with disabilities, will open a store at 74 W. Broad St. in Bethlehem.
PPL Corporation is named by DiversityInc as one of the country’s premier diversity workforce utilities
· Semper Pie, 14 S. Reading Ave. in Boyertown, holds a grand opening May 22nd with cheesecake and more.
· St. Luke’s OB / GYN – Complete Women’s Care, 9 Dave’s Way, in Hamburg will be accepting new patients from May 6th.
· Rolling Hills Recreation Mini Golf Course, 4565 Spring Hill Dr. in Schnecksville, will be officially opened on May 1st.
· The Red Rose Diner, Route 22 in Phillipsburg, announced that it would open on Jan.
· Pizza D’Oro restaurant on College Hill, Easton reopened as Joey D’s on April 21st. The restaurant offers both take-away and take-away meals.
· The Da Vinci Science Center announced that Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO, has been named a Take the Lead Award winner by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.
. Deliciously Decorated, 143 S. Main St., Nazareth, will have a grand opening and a ribbon cut on May 8th from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.
Jack Callaghan’s will reopen as Cuzin’s Pub and Grill on W. Tilghman St. in 2027.
. John L. Walsh will retire as President and CEO of UGI Corporation on June 25, 2021. He will continue to serve as a member of the UGI Board of Directors.
. Bru Daddy’s Brewing opens new Blended by Bru Daddy’s restaurant in downtown Allentown ArtsWalk. Soft opening is planned for May, grand opening in June.
BSI Corporate Benefits, LLC (BSI) promoted Valerie (Val) Lewis to Chief Operating Officer. Nationwide social benefits consultancy implements cost control strategies to manage its clients’ healthcare costs.
. UPMC Health Plan appoints Dr. Amy Meister as Chief Medical Health and Wellness Officer
· Center for Vision Loss, a nonprofit in the Lehigh Valley and Monroe Counties, changes its name to Sights for Hope
· PPL Corporation appoints Gregory Dudkin as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Stephanie Raymond will succeed him as President of PPL Electric Utilities.
· New Vision Theaters Tilghman Square 8 becomes Tilghman Square 8. The expected opening is April 2021.
.Genesis Bicycles in Easton was sold to Trek Bicycle. Genesis’ retirement sale begins Thursday April 1st
Opening of the European Wax Center in the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley in summer 2021
· Split Pine Ax Throwing opens at 627 Hamilton Street in Allentown
· Krave 2 Taste opens a new location in the Lehigh Valley Mall, next to Verizon. The Frappe and Smoothie Shop will host a major opening event on March 27th from 12-3pm
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union Appoints James Gagliano as New Chief Experience Officer
· New Bethany Ministries, Bethlehem, announced several promotions: Veronne Demesyeux has been named deputy executive director; Tina Sargent has been promoted to director of finance and administration; and Lisa Myers was called a controller.
. PPL Corporation was named Best LGBTQ Equality Employer in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index 2021. It is the fifth year in a row that PPL has received high marks in the national report