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Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media

Stacy's big hypothetical week of Lehigh Valley adventure

Stacy's big hypothetical week of Lehigh Valley adventure

I'm 45. But in my 20s, I spent most of my evenings at home, in bars or perhaps a movie now and then. More often than not, I was bored. There wasn't a heck of a lot to do unless you were a big fan of bar trivia or karaoke – which luckily I was. Read More »»

Orange is the new black for PPL -- but blue is on the horizon

Orange is the new black for PPL -- but blue is on the horizon

Starting soon, Allentown will look a little blue, and the city's skyline may never be the same. Read More »»

Phantoms score with this female fan

Phantoms score with this female fan

I was quite pleasantly surprised last weekend to find that after 45 years of not knowing it, apparently I am a hockey fan. Read More »»

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

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

A little help with helping others

A little help with helping others

As others are enjoying the autumnal smells of newly fallen leaves and freshly brewed pumpkin-spiced latte, I am enjoying the lack of a particular smell – kitty litter. Read More »»

I phone. You phone. We all phone for iPhone

I phone. You phone. We all phone for iPhone

So, do you have your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus? Read More »»

If you want pain, you gotta pay: Desk jockeys seek release in extreme races

If you want pain, you gotta pay: Desk jockeys seek release in extreme races

A century or longer ago, work was hard – really hard. Read More »»

WHO ARE YOU: Does the Internet know the real you?

WHO ARE YOU: Does the Internet know the real you?

While planning my wedding in the late 1990s, I did a lot of research and shopping online. Read More »»

Ice Bucket Challenge: Don't let silly stunts cool you to message

Ice Bucket Challenge: Don’t let silly stunts cool you to message

When is enough enough? When does the public get sick of something that’s gone “viral?” Read More »»

Williams' death sparks open dialogue on depression

Williams’ death sparks open dialogue on depression

If you were like me, you were shocked Monday when you got home from work and turned on the television. Read More »»

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Iconic bluegrass legend Sam Bush to perform in Jim Thorpe

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Stacy's big hypothetical week of Lehigh Valley adventure

I'm 45. But in my 20s, I spent most of my evenings at home, in bars or perhaps...

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The computer. The automobile. And the Frosty.

One person's half-serious, half-fun list of mankind's greatest inventions of...

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A safe fall

Picking pumpkins on a soggy, dreary day doesn’t sound like a very bright...

Business Events

Business of the Year
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special Editions

Fastest Growing Companies 2014

Fastest Growing Companies 2014
Our 20-page special supplement honors the 30 fastest-growing companies in the Greater Lehigh Valley. They’ve all demonstrated the skill, effort and foresight to flourish — regardless of the economic conditions.

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.


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