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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

Business pros should think before they tweet about sensitive political subjects

By November 23, 2015 01:19 PM

There’s a little bit of trouble with water cooler talk these days. It’s no longer just around the water cooler. CONTINUE READING

Large-scale layoffs scare good workers from manufacturing careers

November 5, 2015 04:30 PM

Every time there is a symposium or panel discussion or think tank meeting on the future of manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley, the dialogue is always the same. CONTINUE READING

WHO says bacon is bad for you? Not the meat industry

October 27, 2015 03:50 PM

Bacon. Unless you're a vegetarian – or a pig – you probably love bacon. CONTINUE READING

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‘Lucky’ Urban Outfitters employees get opportunity to work for free on weekends

October 8, 2015 04:42 PM

There’s a Hyundai television commercial that asks, “When did leaving work on time become an act of courage?” CONTINUE READING

Fall foliage a golden season for regional tourism

September 30, 2015 03:18 PM

Ah autumn, when everything is pumpkin spiced and the leaves start turning from their summer green into a mix of golden hues as they prepare to fall from the trees in advance of their winter slumber. CONTINUE READING

Free snacks make for a happy office, says survey

September 16, 2015 04:56 PM

See this big smile on my face? CONTINUE READING

Allentown comes up with bright idea to save holiday tradition

September 3, 2015 08:58 AM

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? CONTINUE READING

Food industry is dye-ing for change

August 20, 2015 12:34 PM

In the 1970s, the world was a different place, a place where all-natural was often equated with old-fashioned. CONTINUE READING

Musikfest staffers show how to rock a fun culture

August 7, 2015 12:58 PM

I know … the last thing anyone needs is another Musikfest blog. But I couldn’t resist when my experience at Thursday night’s preview night with Duran Duran dovetailed so well with last week’s blog. CONTINUE READING

When it comes to fun corporate culture – go organic!

July 29, 2015 04:06 PM

I recently stopped by the new Moe’s Southwest Grill in Allentown to get a picture for my New Ventures column. CONTINUE READING

New Amazon voice control system ‘Echoes’ the excitement of early tech advances

July 21, 2015 12:34 PM

One of my favorite television shows is a program that’s on Sunday nights on AMC called “Halt and Catch Fire.” CONTINUE READING

The divergence of rising rents and the minimum wage

By March 18, 2016 09:45 AM

$18.69 per hour. CONTINUE READING

National Grilled Cheese Month to commence at ArtsQuest

By Christopher Holland
March 15, 2016 12:27 PM

Cheese. CONTINUE READING

Sleepy on the job? You're not alone

By Stacy Wescoe
March 11, 2016 03:44 PM

Día de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead – typically is celebrated... CONTINUE READING

Time to outlaw football?

By March 24, 2016 03:49 PM

A quarter-century ago, yours truly wrote an editorial for a daily newspaper... CONTINUE READING

Pro softball players coming to Coca-Cola Park, to play and teach

By February 26, 2016 01:00 PM

At the end of June, while the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are at an away series in... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

2016 Women of Influence Awards
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
2016 Forty Under 40 Awards
Monday, June 13, 2016
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
CFO of the Year Awards
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
90 Ideas in 90 Minutes
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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Special Editions

Construction & Real Estate Spring 2016

By March 3, 2016 03:52 PM

How a canal expansion thousands of miles away could boost the freight and distribution industry here. Our 28-page Construction and Real Estate special supplement examines that issue and more, including updates on a key industrial park and new shopping center. CONTINUE READING

Milestones 2016

February 26, 2016 09:20 AM

Our 24-page special supplement salutes the Greater Lehigh Valley businesses and universities that are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Read about their success stories and how they have grown to become some of the most accomplished and prominent institutions in the region. CONTINUE READING


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