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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

No sea monsters here – sonar finds better way to clean your car

By July 5, 2016 03:15 PM

The same technology that the Navy has been using to track down enemy subs since before World War II will now be making sure nothing – and nobody – touches your car at a Saucon Valley car wash. CONTINUE READING

Stubborn Siberian husky goes viral, gets stuffed

June 22, 2016 03:20 PM

You loved the dog. Now, you can own the pillow. CONTINUE READING

Tired of 'Adulting'? Head back to summer camp

June 10, 2016 03:00 PM

Summers were so much simpler as a kid, weren’t they? CONTINUE READING


Law firm helps businesses navigate the confusing web of online sharing

June 1, 2016 03:29 PM

A few months back, Madlen Miller, marketing director for Allentown law firm Gross McGinley, asked if she could pick my brain. CONTINUE READING

Applebee’s wants you to ‘smell what they’re cookin’ with $75M investment in new grill-menu

May 17, 2016 04:12 PM

About two years ago, I wrote a blog about the disappointing state of fast-casual restaurants. Reacting to the downturn in dining out during the recession, many of them sacrificed quality to keep prices more affordable for the penny-pinching public. CONTINUE READING

Can America sell more beer than Bud?

May 10, 2016 04:01 PM

This summer, beer drinkers may be saying “this America is for you.” CONTINUE READING

Everyone’s talking toilets, but tech is the real excitement

April 29, 2016 12:21 PM

I had an exciting privilege today. I was the first to “christen” the new fourth floor ladies’ room here at 65 East. CONTINUE READING

Recycling with a heart: Casino shows it cares with carpeting

April 13, 2016 03:25 PM

While some businesses hope to be the “wind beneath the wings” of the community groups they help, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is happy to be “the carpet beneath their feet.” CONTINUE READING

Will Pennsylvania see profit with the legalization of pot?

April 1, 2016 12:42 PM

For the 23 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medical and, in three cases, recreational use, there have been plenty of stories of money to be made in growing or dispensing the drug – which had been illegal in most parts of the nation since the 1930s. 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 in Mexico in conjunction with Halloween. CONTINUE READING

AAA: Motorists aren’t quite ready to trust self-driving cars

March 1, 2016 11:43 AM

What drives you? In the future it could be your car. CONTINUE READING

Fueling productivity, from the outside in

By October 28, 2016 11:51 AM

More and more, I appreciate the outdoors. This is especially true as the days... CONTINUE READING

The Infamous Stringdusters to perform in Jim Thorpe

By Christopher Holland
November 15, 2016 12:01 PM

Bluegrass music has roots in America dating to the 1950s, when Bill Monroe... CONTINUE READING

Points by the pound: Allentown begins recycling rewards program

By November 15, 2016 03:18 PM

Everyone knows that when it comes to the environment, it pays to recycle... CONTINUE READING

Retailers: Go rogue, be mobile-savvy this holiday season

By November 16, 2016 10:50 AM

Rogue retailing and holiday promotions are two ways that businesses can capture... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

Business of the Year
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
2017 Real Estate & Development Symposium
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
CPBJ Business Event
Monday, April 24, 2017
2017 Women of Influence Awards
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2017 Forty Under 40 Awards
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Special Editions

Fastest Growing Companies 2016

By October 27, 2016 04:08 PM

What area companies are on the move up the charts in revenue growth? Find out in our annual 24-page supplement, ‘Fastest Growing Companies: On the Move.’ CONTINUE READING

Health Care Update 2016

October 17, 2016 10:42 AM

Our annual Health Care Update examines how next-level telemedicine is changing how doctors and nurses do business. The 20-page supplement also looks at the impact of the state’s new medical marijuana law, how nurse practitioners are seeking autonomy and how Pennsylvania might demand that employees be paid while on family leave. CONTINUE READING

LVB Expo Guide 2016

September 30, 2016 11:55 AM

Our directory of nearly 100 exhibitors is your guide for Lehigh Valley Business Expo 2016 this Wednesday at the Agri-Plex Expo Center at Allentown Fairgrounds. The day also features ‘90 Ideas in 90 Minutes’ — the best ideas from 10 of the region’s top business leaders — and a forum on manufacturing that focuses on emerging technologies and driving business. CONTINUE READING


CFO of the Year 2016

September 16, 2016 09:19 AM

More than 20 accomplished financial executives offer their advice for success in our supplement, ‘CFO of the Year Awards 2016.’ The annual publication honors the region’s top financial executives. CONTINUE READING

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