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Lehigh Valley Business announces awards programs, events for 2017

Lehigh Valley Business events, such as its Fastest Growing Companies awards ceremony last fall, routine draw hundreds of professionals. (Photo/Diane Richter Photography)
Lehigh Valley Business events, such as its Fastest Growing Companies awards ceremony last fall, routine draw hundreds of professionals. (Photo/Diane Richter Photography)

Lehigh Valley Business has disclosed its schedule of events for 2017, beginning with its Real Estate & Development Symposium on March 7.

The year also includes five awards ceremonies that honor business professionals and companies, an annual expo and symposiums on higher education, health care, manufacturing and Berks County real estate and development.

“This will be the fifth year of most of our awards events, and we are celebrating by having a reunion of our Forty Under 40 honorees,” said Mike O’Rourke, publisher of Lehigh Valley Business. “We will recognize each class, as well as the Class of 2017.”

He noted that Lehigh Valley Business has picked a new venue – Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center – for the Forty Under 40 event, on June 15, to accommodate additional attendees.

The Future of Higher Education Symposium, scheduled for April 5, is a new event. A panel of local college presidents will address issues such as affordability, enrollment and technology.

“We look forward to our full slate of events in 2017,” O’Rourke said.

For information on the events, visit www.lvb.com/events or call LVB events coordinator Dayna Edelman at 610-807-9619, ext. 4109.

A look ahead to Lehigh Valley Business’ 2017 events:

REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM

The Real Estate & Development Symposium will feature speakers and panel discussions focusing on real estate development trends in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Date: March 7. Time: 7:30-11:30 a.m.

THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

The Future of Higher Education Symposium will feature a panel of local college presidents as they address affordability, enrollment challenges and opportunities, the increasing role that technology plays in education and more. Date: April 5.

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE

The Women of Influence awards honor woman business leaders who are influential in their companies, industries and communities. Date: May 10. Time: noon-2 p.m.

FORTY UNDER 40

Lehigh Valley Business will honor the Greater Lehigh Valley’s most accomplished young leaders at its Forty Under 40 event. Award recipients will be selected and recognized for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service. Date: June 15. Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

HEALTH CARE SYMPOSIUM

The Health Care Symposium will feature speakers addressing trends in the health care industry. Date: Aug. 2. Time: 7:30-10:30 a.m.

CFO OF THE YEAR

The CFO of the Year awards program celebrates the Greater Lehigh Valley’s financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of our region’s economic growth and stability. Date: Sept. 19. Time: 8-10:30 a.m.

LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS EXPO

Connect, educate, celebrate: The Lehigh Valley Business Expo is a one-day business-to-business networking event with an opportunity to connect and learn first-hand about products and services offered in the Greater Lehigh Valley region. Date: Oct. 4. Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

The Manufacturing Summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about key issues facing this growing economic sector in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Date: Oct. 4. Time: 7:30-11 a.m.

90 IDEAS IN 90 MINUTES

The 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes event will feature nine of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s top CEOs presenting 10 of their best ideas for business success in 90 minutes. Date: Oct. 4. Time: 2-5 p.m.

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES

Fastest Growing Companies is a program that identifies and celebrates the Greater Lehigh Valley’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the strength of the region. Date: Oct. 25. Time: 8-10:30 a.m.

BERKS COUNTY REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM

The Berks County Real Estate & Development Symposium will feature speakers and panel discussions focusing on real estate and development trends in the Berks area. Date: Nov. 9. Time: 8-11 a.m.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This awards program honors companies and individuals for outstanding accomplishments in helping the Greater Lehigh Valley business community grow and prosper. Date: Dec. 5. Time: 6-9:30 p.m.

 

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