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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

By September 4, 2014 05:05 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Elevating the image of affordable housing

August 27, 2014 10:01 AM

One nonprofit developer is helping to point out the need for quality, affordable housing in the Lehigh Valley. CONTINUE READING

More work ahead

August 19, 2014 04:36 PM

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

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The first step of many

July 24, 2014 04:57 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

We were born to run

July 11, 2014 02:15 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

The ever-evolving landscape

June 25, 2014 09:08 AM

Could new housing sales be on the rebound? Several sources think so. CONTINUE READING

A wheel good time

June 18, 2014 11:59 AM

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. CONTINUE READING

Innovative work, found close to home

May 30, 2014 02:57 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

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

May 19, 2014 08:28 AM

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. CONTINUE READING

Back in business

May 14, 2014 03:34 PM

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

Learning how to build a career

April 24, 2014 02:48 PM

As the economy slowly improves, jobs will continue to be in demand in the construction trades. From new massive warehouses rising out of the ground to small, single-family homes under construction, jobs in the trades are in strong demand. CONTINUE READING

The year of living in luxury

By February 13, 2015 03:31 PM

If you are looking for living space, particularly of the high-end variety,... CONTINUE READING

Jason Isbell to perform at Keswick Theatre

By February 3, 2015 11:56 AM

The music scene is rapidly evolving. From mainstream pop to alternative folk,... CONTINUE READING

Could medical website stave off zombie apocalypse? I think so.

By February 27, 2015 04:25 PM

A few weeks ago, I was in a bit of quandary that likely was repeated by many... CONTINUE READING

Twitter has cachet, but advertising has yet to follow

By February 26, 2015 01:41 PM

The folks on Twitter relish in saying that Facebook long ago jumped the shark... CONTINUE READING

Social small business

By January 26, 2015 01:18 PM

We all know that small businesses are the heart and soul of the economy. CONTINUE READING

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Special Editions

Milestones 2015

By February 20, 2015 09:36 AM

Our 28-page special supplement salutes the businesses and organizations that are celebrating well-deserved anniversaries in 2015. Through hard work and dedication, these companies and their employees have shown that they can adapt and flourish in a constantly changing economic environment. CONTINUE READING

Business of the Year 2014

December 11, 2014 04:34 PM

Our 24-page special supplement honors the businesses and executives of the year in the Greater Lehigh Valley — as well as three new members of the Lehigh Valley Business Hall of Fame. CONTINUE READING

Giving Guide 2014

December 12, 2014 09:31 AM

Lehigh Valley Business is pleased to bring you our inaugural Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities. This informative publication highlights the various nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in our community and have a presence in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Nonprofits play a huge role in the region, and this publication showcases their initiatives and programs. CONTINUE READING

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