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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.

Area companies win annual merit construction awards

Area companies win annual merit construction awards

As the billboard on Route 22 East near Allentown states, “Construction happens here.” Read More »»

Could we be seeing a rise in school construction?

A rising student population is fueling a school construction growth in many parts of the country. Read More »»

A little help from their friends

Here's some additional news about two local companies getting national attention – something we initially reported earlier today in our online edition. Read More »»

The way to fight blight

Suffering from water damage, peeling paint, deterioration and loose bricks, two buildings that have sat vacant in downtown Easton for more than 20 years soon will see new life. Read More »»

Are we in the early stages of a housing boom?

Could we be in the early stages of a housing market recovery? Read More »»

Crayola creates lively new experience

Crayola creates lively new experience

Bright. Colorful. Lively. These words help describe the expanded and redesigned Crayola Experience in Easton. With added attractions that appear more interactive than before, the new site is fairly impressive. Read More »»

For a story so big it cannot be contained!

If you read the print edition of Lehigh Valley Business, you may have seen a May 27 story about the new fire station in Allentown. Read More »»

Occupy Allentown

Lots of developments are happening in Downtown Allentown, and here are just a few. Read More »»

Construction signs point to healthy climate

Though it's faced numerous hurdles, the ongoing construction of the arena project in Downtown Allentown is nothing short of amazing. Read More »»

Open space is great, but so is a different kind of green

No doubt about it, we have it pretty good here in terms of building, construction and commercial real estate. And that's easy to forget, unless you're reminded – and often it's by people looking from the outside in. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

A way to build relationships and 'a better bottom line'

Though it may not be a resource many people are aware of in the Greater Lehigh...


Earth Day celebration springs into bloom in Jim Thorpe

After a cold, frigid winter that kept most of us held up indoors with the...

The Talk

Can I see Google Glass in my future?

I’m a tech geek. No doubt about it.

Editor at Large

Dandy Don Draper: Nuggets of business gems from TV's advertising genius

The recipe for the wildly successful “Mad Men” television series...


Nostalgia in the written word

When I heard my editor gasp from his office last week, as he read there were...

Business Events

2014 Women of Influence Awards
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Special Editions

Health Care Heroes 2014

Health Care Heroes 2014
A special 28-page supplement honors the people and organizations who make an important impact on the quality of health care in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The inaugural publication celebrates winners and finalists in 10 categories, including ones for nurses, physicians, therapists, volunteers and businesses.

Construction & Real Estate 2014

Construction & Real Estate 2014
Our 28-page special supplement examines the booming state of construction in the region, as well as why commercial and residential real estate are well positioned to grow again this spring, summer and beyond.

Milestones 2014

Milestones 2014
Join us in celebrating 21 Greater Lehigh Valley companies and organizations and their notable anniversaries — from 10 years to 105 years — in this second annual edition of Milestones. These companies have stories of innovative business ideas, hard-working employees and resolute displays of perseverance and leadership. These companies' stories of success — often while adapting to a changing economic environment — are inspiring to all.

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