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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

Inspiration springs from waterfront developments

Development continues to transform Allentown this year, but so is another...

Note-worthy

Actor Jeff Daniels to visit Jim Thorpe, perform concert

UPDATE: Because of a conflict with filming a movie, Jeff...

Editor at Large

Top 10 dubious excuses for calling in sick

Ever wake up in a good mood and not want to ruin it by going to work?

Networking

Tis' the season for company parties and extra paid-time-off

As American workers enter the heart of the holiday season, many will be in a...

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Special Editions

Business of the Year 2014

Business of the Year 2014
Our 24-page special supplement honors the businesses and executives of the year in the Greater Lehigh Valley — as well as three new members of the Lehigh Valley Business Hall of Fame.

Giving Guide 2014

Giving Guide 2014
Lehigh Valley Business is pleased to bring you our inaugural Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities. This informative publication highlights the various nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in our community and have a presence in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Nonprofits play a huge role in the region, and this publication showcases their initiatives and programs.

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.


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