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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

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

By 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

Handwashing: Civic duty or civil rights violation?

February 4, 2015 03:29 PM

What are a few E. coli bacteria among friends? CONTINUE READING

Soda blues: No more A-Treat means a hole in Allentown's nostalgic hearts

January 23, 2015 04:49 PM

When I was growing up as a young girl in Allentown if there was soda in the refrigerator at all it was A-Treat brand. CONTINUE READING

Domo Arigato Mr. Bartendo: Pour your own beer or order a snack with self-service hospitality options

January 16, 2015 04:48 PM

“Hey, Stacy, good to see you!” “Thanks, Stacy, good to be here. It’s been a long day. Beer me up.” “Sure, Stacy, what would you like? Can I tap you up a nice crisp India Pale Ale?” “That sounds great, Stacy. I think I will.” CONTINUE READING

Gadgets aim to make you sit up straight for health and profit

January 6, 2015 03:29 PM

No one would accuse you of being a slouch on the job. Surely you’re the go-the-extra-mile, give-110-percent, bring-home-the-bacon-and-fry-it-up-in-a-pan type. CONTINUE READING

Good spin will ultimately put 'The Interview' in the win column

December 18, 2014 02:58 PM

PR is a prickly beast. CONTINUE READING

When is work not work? – Amazon employees won’t get paid for security checks

December 9, 2014 03:45 PM

Workers at Amazon distribution centers in western Lehigh County have been keeping a close watch for a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether or not they should be paid while passing through security checks. CONTINUE READING

Fighting hunger? It CAN be done

By July 9, 2015 04:49 PM

One organization is looking to build awareness of hunger by providing... CONTINUE READING

It's summertime and the wine is fine

By Christopher Holland
July 13, 2015 12:11 PM

Gearing up for its 12th year, Wine on the Mountain is returning to Penn's Peak... CONTINUE READING

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

By July 21, 2015 12:34 PM

One of my favorite television shows is a program that’s on Sunday nights... CONTINUE READING

Obsessions of a junk food junkie

By July 21, 2015 02:42 PM

Today is National Junk Food Day, or, as we called it most days in college:... CONTINUE READING

Searching for her 'inner Jeter'

By June 5, 2015 01:34 PM

Although the University of Michigan girls' softball team suffered a tough loss... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

Health Care Symposium
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
CFO of the Year Awards
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Lehigh Valley Business Expo 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Manufacturing Symposium
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Special Editions

Business Profiles 2015

By July 24, 2015 08:15 AM

Our special 40-page supplement profiles thriving businesses and companies throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley. Their behind-the-scenes stories look at how they began, how they grew and how they succeeded. CONTINUE READING

Forty Under 40 2015

June 15, 2015 09:12 AM

Owners, partners, vice presidents and other executives highlight our third annual class of Forty Under 40 award-winners who are featured in a 24-page special supplement. CONTINUE READING

Women of Influence 2015

May 22, 2015 10:08 AM

Our special 28-page supplement recognizes and honors the most influential women in the Greater Lehigh Valley for their contributions to their companies and communities. CONTINUE READING


Veterans in the Workplace 2015

July 17, 2015 02:52 PM

Veterans bring loyalty, dedication and a special set of skills to the workplace. Our 16-page supplement examines how your business can find and hire our military heroes. CONTINUE READING

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