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Toll Bros. data reflects national rebound in homebuilding

Revenue, contracts increase significantly from a year ago Toll Brothers Inc., the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes and a major developer of the Poconos region over the years, announced favorable results for its first quarter ended Jan. 31 compared to a year ago at this time. Toll Brothers’ first quarter net income was $81.3 [...]

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Jack Frost National Golf Club ranked

Managed by Bill Casper Golf, it is rated No. 17 out of 2,500 courses by GolfAdvisor Jack Frost National Golf Club, owned by Blue Ridge Real Estate Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf, recently was named a “Top 50 U.S. Golf Courses in 2014” by GolfAdvisor, the trusted home of more than 200,000 reviews [...]

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Small businesses get new administrator for 40 counties

ESU grad Kane named SBA eastern Pennsylvania district’s deputy director Michael T. Kane is appointed the newest deputy director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. In this position, he will help manage delivery of SBA programs and services to small businesses throughout the eastern 40 counties of Pennsylvania. Kane holds a [...]

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Crouhsore named president of PA Association of Realtors

First-ever Realtor appointed to state Housing Finance Agency board Ron Croushore, owner and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty in Pittsburgh, was installed as the 2015 president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors during a ceremony in Harrisburg on Thursday. The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors is a trade/professional association that serves more than [...]

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Marvin named head of consumer discount company

Sciota resident was longtime manager of Stroudsburg office John H. Marvin of Sciota has been named President of Kressler, Wolff & Miller Consumer Discount Company, headquartered in Easton. Marvin joined the company in 1973 and has been manager of the Stroudsburg office since 1981. He was named vice president in 1997. A well known figure [...]

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Tourism bureau’s ad campaign in full swing

Commercials airing from four of PMVB’s 10 partners Pocono Mountain Visitor Bureau winter advertising campaign, began running in December within the metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia, as well as along their major arteries and the New Jersey Transit system. The campaign features static billboards and interior rail cards and platform posters from [...]

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Lehighton resident named VP for Educators First Financial

Duties focus on southern Poconos, Lehigh Valley Educators First Financial of Pennsylvania, based in Royersford, has named Lehighton resident Dale McCandless, LUTCF, CLTC, vice president. McCandless spent the past 17 years with Keystone Financial Management, where he served as a marketing representative, registered principal and brokerage manager. McCandless will work primarily with educators throughout the [...]

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PMC strengthens radiation oncology services

Partners with Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Medical Center announced it is entering into a new agreement with Lehigh Valley Health Network to provide medical director and professional services for Radiation Oncology at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center. Patients will be cared for by the physicians who provide radiation oncology services at the [...]

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Demarest named PMAR Realtor of Year

Member of Wilkins organization since 2003 Carol Demarest, Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates was named Realtor of the Year as the Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors annual installation of Officers dinner at Skytop Lodge. Demarest has been with the Wilkins organization since the beginning of her career in May [...]

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Vigon again cracks 100 best places to work in Pa.

Smithfield Township manufacturer ranked for third time in four years Vigon International, Inc. has been ranked No. 51 of the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for 2014. Vigon, based in Smithfield Township, has also won the award in 2011 and in 2013, ranking 59 and 36, respectively. The awards program, created in 2000, [...]

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