Lehigh Valley Business The Talk http://www.lvb.com/section/The-Talk The Talk Blog Business Views en-us Copyright 2016 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:32:59 EST Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:32:59 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/TALK/160209907&source=RSS Agent Travelers cautious but not canceling Caribbean vacations because of Zika threat February&#8217s chilly weather generally brings thoughts of travel to warmer climes, but this year those daydreams have been tempered with fears of reports of the Zika virus in a number of Caribbean and Latin American travel destinations. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/TALK/160209907&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160205/TALK/160209907/AR/0/AR-160209907.jpg Agent Travelers cautious but not canceling Caribbean vacations because of Zika threat http://www.lvb.com/article/20160125/TALK/160129938&source=RSS The joy of being the target demographic Last summer I had the privilege of interviewing ArtsQuest&#8217s new CEO, Kassie Hilgert in advance of Musikfest. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160125/TALK/160129938&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160125/TALK/160129938/AR/0/AR-160129938.jpg The joy of being the target demographic http://www.lvb.com/article/20160114/TALK/160119927&source=RSS Powerball losers take comfort #8211 winning isn't everything So you didn&#8217t win the big Powerball, huh? I&#8217m assuming that, since none of the jackpot tickets were sold in Pennsylvania. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:02:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160114/TALK/160119927&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160114/TALK/160119927/AR/0/AR-160119927.jpg Powerball losers take comfort #8211 winning isn't everything http://www.lvb.com/article/20160105/TALK/160109961&source=RSS NO FLU FOR YOU! Companies can help stop the spread of office sniffles Fresh back from the holidays, most office workers are finding that they can&#8217t throw a wadded-up tissue without hitting a sneezing colleague. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:47:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20160105/TALK/160109961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20160105/TALK/160109961/AR/0/AR-160109961.jpg NO FLU FOR YOU! Companies can help stop the spread of office sniffles http://www.lvb.com/article/20151218/TALK/151219856&source=RSS Star Wars a strong force in ticket and tie-in sales The Force has awakened to the tune of 57 million. Not a bad payday for one night. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:14:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151218/TALK/151219856&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20151218/TALK/151219856/AR/0/AR-151219856.jpg Star Wars a strong force in ticket and tie-in sales http://www.lvb.com/article/20151210/TALK/151219984&source=RSS Pawlowski Test train will show Lehigh Valley passenger rail 'CAN be done' If Missouri is the &#8220show me&#8221 state, then perhaps the Lehigh Valley can be the &#8220show me&#8221 region. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:58:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151210/TALK/151219984&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20151210/TALK/151219984/AR/0/AR-151219984.jpg Pawlowski Test train will show Lehigh Valley passenger rail 'CAN be done' http://www.lvb.com/article/20151202/TALK/151209947&source=RSS Remembering Frank Concannon #8211 accountant, councilman, gentleman An accountant, a city councilman and a charming Irish chap show up at the Pearly Gates and St. Peter says, &#8220Well, hello, Frank Concannon. It's been terribly boring up here without you. &#8221 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151202/TALK/151209947&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20151202/TALK/151209947/AR/0/AR-151209947.jpg Remembering Frank Concannon #8211 accountant, councilman, gentleman http://www.lvb.com/article/20151123/TALK/151129949&source=RSS Business pros should think before they tweet about sensitive political subjects There&#8217s a little bit of trouble with water cooler talk these days. It&#8217s no longer just around the water cooler. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:19:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151123/TALK/151129949&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20151123/TALK/151129949/AR/0/AR-151129949.jpg Business pros should think before they tweet about sensitive political subjects http://www.lvb.com/article/20151105/TALK/151109917&source=RSS Large-scale layoffs scare good workers from manufacturing careers Every time there is a symposium or panel discussion or think tank meeting on the future of manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley, the dialogue is always the same. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20151105/TALK/151109917&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/storyimage/LV/20151105/TALK/151109917/AR/0/AR-151109917.jpg Large-scale layoffs scare good workers from manufacturing careers