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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

How Rude: Office etiquette violations may be in the eye of the beholder

By May 28, 2015 04:35 PM

“Did you hear about Jenny in accounting? She kept checking her phone during the quarterly meeting and the boss chewed her out in front of everyone.” CONTINUE READING

Holiday travel costs: Supply and demand or price gouging?

May 22, 2015 09:01 AM

The summer holiday season is finally upon us. And while I don't hear complaints echoing through the hallways of corporate America that there are a bunch of three-day weekends coming up over the coming months, I can't help but grumble just a little bit about the cost. CONTINUE READING

Nothing to sneeze at: Pa. is second in nation for $14.5B allergy industry

May 14, 2015 02:38 PM

First the good news. The Greater Lehigh Valley is one of the top markets in the nation for a $14.5 billion industry. In fact, as a whole, Pennsylvania is No. 2 in the nation in this particular area. CONTINUE READING


Can this app guess your age? Probably not

May 5, 2015 12:57 PM

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?” CONTINUE READING

Tech and taste collide at new Allentown restaurant to the delight of two big geeks

April 21, 2015 04:50 PM

I am a notoriously picky eater. CONTINUE READING

New fuel price 'insurance' aims to ease gas pains

April 10, 2015 03:21 PM

You can buy insurance for just about anything. Health insurance, car insurance, home insurance and travel insurance are some of the most common types. CONTINUE READING

Lessons learned from the late ‘inventor’ of the Pet Rock

April 1, 2015 12:21 PM

It was perhaps the biggest inside joke of all time – The Pet Rock. CONTINUE READING

Looking to move your office? Keep an eye out for clean duct work and onsite nap pods

March 23, 2015 01:01 PM

One can imagine that it’s close to the feeling of seeing your own face on the back of a milk carton. CONTINUE READING

2.8 million Americans quit their jobs in January, and that’s good news

March 10, 2015 04:04 PM

If you listen closely, you can hear their voices on the wind. A collective wail of “Take This Job and Shove It!” CONTINUE READING

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

February 27, 2015 04:25 PM

A few weeks ago, I was in a bit of quandary that likely was repeated by many denizens of the Lehigh Valley office world. CONTINUE READING

Business birthdays easier to stomach than personal ones

February 19, 2015 11:49 AM

You know how the song goes. “It was 20 years ago today Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play.” CONTINUE READING

Investing in innovation

By September 23, 2015 03:59 PM

By investing in early stage technology firms, organizations such as Ben... CONTINUE READING

Halloween Haunt opens at Dorney Park

By Christopher Holland
September 23, 2015 12:58 PM

It's the first day of fall, and while temperatures could still reach the low... CONTINUE READING

Fall foliage a golden season for regional tourism

By September 30, 2015 03:18 PM

Ah autumn, when everything is pumpkin spiced and the leaves start turning from... CONTINUE READING

Hug a manufacturer today

By October 2, 2015 10:36 AM

Do you think much about manufacturing? CONTINUE READING

Women of Influence winner models in first fashion show

By August 20, 2015 02:06 PM

On Saturday night, Aug. 22, Maingate in Allentown will be electrified when Long... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

90 Ideas in 90 Minutes
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Lehigh Valley Business Expo 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Fastest Growing Companies
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Berks Real Estate & Development Symposium
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Special Editions

CFO of the Year Awards 2015

By September 18, 2015 01:56 PM

Twenty-six accomplished executives offer their advice for success in our 24-page supplement, 'CFO of the Year Awards 2015.' The annual publication honors the region's top financial executives. CONTINUE READING

LIVING IN LUXURY Millennials and boomers fuel boon in upscale apartment living

By Brian Pedersen
September 10, 2015 03:41 PM

Luxury rentals are here – and likely are here to stay. CONTINUE READING

Construction and Real Estate Fall 2015

September 4, 2015 10:57 AM

From the growth of luxury apartments to a city on the cusp of revival to booming home sales, it’s been a big year in construction and real estate in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Our 24-page special supplement, ‘Construction & Real Estate,’ examines those issues and more. CONTINUE READING


Berks County Business Report 2015

August 11, 2015 03:25 PM

A hotel — and hopes — rise in Reading. CONTINUE READING

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