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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

Coca-Cola Park up for the honor of 'America's Best Restroom'

By October 4, 2016 03:05 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Coca-Cola Park have received many awards over the years. CONTINUE READING

Can Crayola make coloring cool for tough-to-target tweens?

September 23, 2016 04:38 PM

Small children love to color. It’s a well-known fact. CONTINUE READING

'Escape' the office with a little escape-room team building

September 6, 2016 04:33 PM

After a hard week's work, who wouldn't want to escape the office for a fun afternoon of recreation with co-workers? CONTINUE READING


Bistros are big, but are they the future or a fad?

August 26, 2016 12:05 PM

I've become pretty good at spotting trends. After 10 years working as a business news reporter, I've seen the popularity of business ideas and ventures wax and wane. CONTINUE READING

Telemarketers targeting mobile phones are annoying and sometimes scary

August 10, 2016 02:17 PM

A few years ago, I got rid of my home's landline, as many others have done. CONTINUE READING

Olympus celebrates 10 years as major Lehigh Valley employer

July 22, 2016 10:35 AM

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Olympus Corp. of the Americas packed its bags and moved its North and South American headquarters from Melville, N.Y., to Center Valley. CONTINUE READING

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

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

A goal achieved: new use for historic working farm

By February 7, 2017 02:49 PM

For one local property owner, the goal of restoring a historic gem close to her... CONTINUE READING

Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black to perform at ArtsQuest

By Christopher Holland
February 21, 2017 04:33 PM

You might know him best from comedy series The State, Ed, Tim and Eric Awesome... CONTINUE READING

Keeping your 'cool' on the job is tough, but important

By February 23, 2017 03:59 PM

Everyone has a bad day now and again. And anyone who has ever had a job has... CONTINUE READING

What? Video games, TV, texting not bad for teens

By March 1, 2017 03:30 PM

A long, complex report on the effects of screen time on youth was released in... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

2017 Real Estate & Development Symposium
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The Future of Higher Education
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2017 Forty Under 40 Awards
Thursday, June 15, 2017
2017 Healthcare Heroes Awards
Saturday, June 24, 2017
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Special Editions

Business of the Year 2016

By December 8, 2016 04:19 PM

Nearly 40 companies and executives are celebrated in our Business of the Year 2016 special supplement that showcases the companies and people who make our region a great place to work and live. CONTINUE READING

Milestones 2017

February 9, 2017 01:11 PM

Reaching a company anniversary — be it ten years or one hundred years — is a testimonial to an organization: its employees, management, research and development, sales and marketing, manufacturing, quality, service, distribution and financial leadership. Lehigh Valley Business is pleased to provide you with a unique marketing opportunity to showcase your business achievements: a glossy, full-color publication called Milestones. This multimedia marketing opportunity provides you with a unique way to share your success story with the business community. CONTINUE READING

Mergers and Acquisitions 2017

February 6, 2017 12:58 PM

The improving economy has brought an excellent climate for mergers and acquisitions. M&A in the Greater Lehigh Valley takes a look at mergers & acquisitions, and provides businesses with the information they need to know. This publication, from Lehigh Valley Business, explains what makes market conditions great, what business sectors are most active, and which types of businesses are currently, or should be, completing transactions. Take advantage of this opportunity to align your company with businesses considering transition and in need of professional advisors. CONTINUE READING


Berks County Business Report 2016

February 14, 2017 10:21 AM

Lehigh Valley Business takes an in-depth look at Berks County and its impact on the Greater Lehigh Valley's business landscape. We've talked to Berks business and leaders examined why the county is a key player in attracting and retaining businesses, highlighting those companies that have been here for years and new ones that recently hit their stride. CONTINUE READING

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