Lehigh Valley Business The Talk http://www.lvb.com/section/The-Talk The Talk Blog Business Views en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:55:11 EST Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:55:11 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150729/TALK/150729827&source=RSS When it comes to fun corporate culture #8211 go organic! I recently stopped by the new Moe&#8217s Southwest Grill in Allentown to get a picture for my New Ventures column. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:06:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150729/TALK/150729827&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150721/TALK/150729960&source=RSS New Amazon voice control system 'Echoes' the excitement of early tech advances One of my favorite television shows is a program that&#8217s on Sunday nights on AMC called &#8220Halt and Catch Fire. &#8221 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:34:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150721/TALK/150729960&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150715/TALK/150719923&source=RSS Win the Internet with #TrumpYourCat Ever since social media became a venue for businesses to promote themselves, firms and professionals have been trying to concoct a meme that will go viral or have been fishing for that perfect click bait. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:28:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150715/TALK/150719923&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/TALK/150709916&source=RSS Sunscreen industry is hotter than Mexico in July It&#8217s July 1. I overhear a conversation in the pool at the Mexican resort where my husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:11:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150706/TALK/150709916&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150615/TALK/150619919&source=RSS If there's smoke, you're fired Colo. Court offers no protection to after-work pot users &#8220Smoke 'em if you got 'em,&#8221 is not the state motto of Colorado. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:08:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150615/TALK/150619919&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150528/TALK/150529880&source=RSS How Rude Office etiquette violations may be in the eye of the beholder &#8220Did you hear about Jenny in accounting? She kept checking her phone during the quarterly meeting and the boss chewed her out in front of everyone. &#8221 Thu, 28 May 2015 16:35:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150528/TALK/150529880&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/TALK/150529961&source=RSS Holiday travel costs Supply and demand or price gouging? The summer holiday season is finally upon us. And while I don't hear complaints echoing through the hallways of corporate America that there are a bunch of three-day weekends coming up over the coming months, I can't help but grumble just a little bit about the cost. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:01:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/TALK/150529961&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150514/TALK/150519928&source=RSS Nothing to sneeze at Pa. is second in nation for 14.5B allergy industry First the good news. The Greater Lehigh Valley is one of the top markets in the nation for a 14. 5 billion industry. In fact, as a whole, Pennsylvania is No. 2 in the nation in this particular area. Thu, 14 May 2015 14:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150514/TALK/150519928&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/TALK/150509938&source=RSS Can this app guess your age? Probably not &#8220Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?&#8221 Tue, 05 May 2015 12:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150505/TALK/150509938&source=RSS