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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

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 »»

I whined … you listened: Readers react to recent blogs

I whined … you listened: Readers react to recent blogs

Ask and ye shall receive. Read More »»

Have a Coke and a … great marketing campaign

Have a Coke and a … great marketing campaign

I'd like to share a Coke with a pretty clever marketer who came up with the Coca-Cola Co.'s clever marketing campaign for the summer of 2014. Read More »»

What does Olive Garden think we've become?

What does Olive Garden think we’ve become?

There have been big changes in the way many of the nation’s chain restaurants are doing business. With lagging sales and a changing demographic – apparently going to Applebee’s isn’t the cool thing to do for the millennial set – the traditional casual family restaurant is getting a big makeover. Read More »»

World Cup brings professionals together – in slacking off on the job

World Cup brings professionals together – in slacking off on the job

Well, the 2014 World Cup goes on, but not with the U.S. team. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Over worn words and the workplace

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

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Falling into season festival

It's that time of year when the weather cools, the sun sets earlier, the trees...

The Talk

A little help with helping others

As others are enjoying the autumnal smells of newly fallen leaves and freshly...

Editor at Large

It's not always about the money

Several small-market teams with below-average player salaries – such as...

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Dressing for success

For women, trying to land a job can be nerve-wracking enough, but add the...

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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.

Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
This once-a-year special supplement allows our advertisers and our readers to find out more about the companies that help the Greater Lehigh Valley business community continue to grow. The profiles are a unique opportunity to tell the behind-the-scenes stories that have made these Greater Lehigh Valley businesses so successful.

Two City Center 2014

Two City Center 2014
Our 16-page special supplement salutes the opening of Two City Center in Downtown Allentown, the first of what is expected to be hundreds of millions of dollars in new development in the heart of the city.


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