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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

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 »»

Foster sales skills with a litter of kittens

Foster sales skills with a litter of kittens

Anyone who has ever sold anything knows that selling is hard. It doesn’t matter what the product is, selling is an art. Read More »»

Bethlehem bars drop the ball during U.S. World Cup game

Bethlehem bars drop the ball during U.S. World Cup game

For an entertainment venue such as the ArtsQuest campus in Bethlehem, you can't do a much better job – economic development wise – than bringing in more than 8,000 people. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Complex systems and critical missions – today’s data center

The need to store data will not go away, and as more companies require space...

Note-worthy

Photo festival to kick off at ArtsQuest

As an aspiring, self-taught photographer, I'm always looking at the world...

The Talk

This CEO is no turkey; Boscov is working the holiday

There has been much debate in recent weeks about retail stores opening on...

Editor at Large

HR power on the rise

Don't know exactly when it occurred, but human resources departments have...

Networking

Better employee engagement, better bottom line

What if there were a method to increase employee engagement – and improve...

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Special Editions

Health Care Update 2014

Health Care Update 2014
Our 16-page special supplement examines trends in health care as they affect businesses and the consumer in the region and beyond. Health Care Update 2014 also includes exclusive interviews with health system executives and lists of regional hospitals, health insurance companies, benefits consulting firms and more.

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.


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