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About Brian

Brian Pedersen writes about all kinds of issues related to construction. Though not a construction worker by trade, he loves to see how things are built and is fascinated by the art of digging in the dirt. Often you find him tromping through the dirt at sites for multi-story hospitals to baby-sized barns. He should have a hard hat with his name permanently etched on the back and a list of all the sites he´s visited and stories he´s written about them. But his head is just not that darn big.

Over worn words and the workplace

A recent survey of the most overused and annoying business buzzwords sheds light on many common phrases and terms. These words are so familiar that it's hard to be aware of how tired these terms truly are. I've been guilty of using them too, but I always try to find something fresh, which is why the thesaurus is my favorite tool. Read More »»

Elevating the image of affordable housing

Elevating the image of affordable housing

One nonprofit developer is helping to point out the need for quality, affordable housing in the Lehigh Valley. Read More »»

More work ahead

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that the Construction Backlog Indicator reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. Read More »»

The first step of many

The first step of many

The revitalization of Allentown is extending farther away from the downtown with the start of demolition on the $300 million Waterfront project along the Lehigh River that’s expected to bring up to 3,000 jobs upon completion. Read More »»

We were born to run

We were born to run

For me, there are few things more enjoyable than running outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and changing scenery. I’ve been making a consistent effort to decrease the amount of time it takes me to run a set distance and go at a faster pace. One of my favorite routes is along the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers in Downtown Easton. Read More »»

The ever-evolving landscape

Could new housing sales be on the rebound? Several sources think so. Read More »»

A wheel good time

My son, who turned 3 in February, occasionally enjoys hopping into the driver’s seat of my Volvo after I pull it into park, turn it off and unbuckle him from the constraints of his child seat. Read More »»

Innovative work, found close to home

As you go up and down the many concrete stairs at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown on Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball game nights, you may not know that the stadium staircases were built by a Bethlehem manufacturer, covering 10,000 seats. And when a new ice-hockey arena opens in Downtown Allentown in September, the stairs you will use to get to your seat also are built by that same company. Read More »»

Capturing potential of early stage firms in Greater Lehigh Valley and Pa.

The life sciences industry in the Greater Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania produces medical breakthrough products benefiting not just those who live and work in the region but throughout the world, giving the state’s economy a boost in the process. Read More »»

Back in business

Back in business

A recent construction project sparked the notion that traditions and dreams can be rebuilt, even when faced with multiple challenges. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Over worn words and the workplace

A recent survey of the most overused and annoying business buzzwords sheds...

Note-worthy

Iconic bluegrass legend Sam Bush to perform in Jim Thorpe

I've been an avid musician since I was about 14, playing relentlessly and...

The Talk

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

My husband must have seen every mob movie a dozen times, and he enjoys them...

Editor at Large

Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno...

Networking

Get your pink football on

Today marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way...

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Special Editions

PPL Center 2014

PPL Center 2014
The opening of PPL Center in Allentown signals another watershed moment in the remarkable revitalization of the city’s downtown. Our 20-page special supplement looks at the making of the arena, its impact on the economy here and beyond, and what it means to the future of the region.

CFO of the Year Awards 2014

CFO of the Year Awards 2014
Lehigh Valley Business honors the financial executives who keep the wheels turning for their companies and the entire region. Our 28-page special supplement fetes these professionals — who typically toil and strategize behind the scenes yet are ever so vital to success.

Construction & Real Estate 2014

Construction & Real Estate 2014
Our 24-page special supplement examines the construction and real estate scene in the Greater Lehigh Valley, including a cover story on Easton's surprising comeback. Other stories include a look at growth in Quakertown, how the construction trade is recruiting and training its next generation, commercial real estate and, in Berks County and Lehigh Valley, how home sales are positioned to flourish.

Berks County Business Report

Berks County Business Report
ReDesign Reading looks to ease the path for development, while the chamber starts an alliance for family businesses. Our 16-page annual supplement examines those topics and more.


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