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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 sentimental celebration as IBEW 375 marks 100 years of Lighting up the Lehigh Valley

By November 18, 2014 02:11 PM

In 1964, Glenn Wescoe was a 21-year old apprentice with IBEW Local 375 in Allentown. CONTINUE READING

Are retailers turkeys for opening on Thanksgiving?

November 14, 2014 04:16 PM

“To shop or not to shop?” That is the question. CONTINUE READING

Upstart animal transit firm hits bump in the road

November 3, 2014 11:44 AM

Having been involved with animal rescue for a few years, I've fostered kittens, dogs and even a rabbit for various rescue organizations. CONTINUE READING


Stacy's big hypothetical week of Lehigh Valley adventure

October 24, 2014 09:22 AM

I'm 45. But in my 20s, I spent most of my evenings at home, in bars or perhaps a movie now and then. More often than not, I was bored. There wasn't a heck of a lot to do unless you were a big fan of bar trivia or karaoke – which luckily I was. CONTINUE READING

Orange is the new black for PPL -- but blue is on the horizon

October 16, 2014 03:35 PM

Starting soon, Allentown will look a little blue, and the city's skyline may never be the same. CONTINUE READING

Phantoms score with this female fan

October 6, 2014 02:24 PM

I was quite pleasantly surprised last weekend to find that after 45 years of not knowing it, apparently I am a hockey fan. CONTINUE READING

Wine tasting with Godfather actor likely to be mobbed

September 25, 2014 09:51 AM

My husband must have seen every mob movie a dozen times, and he enjoys them every time. CONTINUE READING

A little help with helping others

September 17, 2014 03:59 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

I phone. You phone. We all phone for iPhone

September 12, 2014 01:00 PM

So, do you have your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus? CONTINUE READING

If you want pain, you gotta pay: Desk jockeys seek release in extreme races

September 5, 2014 03:11 PM

A century or longer ago, work was hard – really hard. CONTINUE READING

WHO ARE YOU: Does the Internet know the real you?

August 27, 2014 03:53 PM

While planning my wedding in the late 1990s, I did a lot of research and shopping online. CONTINUE READING

The year of living in luxury

By February 13, 2015 03:31 PM

If you are looking for living space, particularly of the high-end variety,... CONTINUE READING

Jason Isbell to perform at Keswick Theatre

By February 3, 2015 11:56 AM

The music scene is rapidly evolving. From mainstream pop to alternative folk,... CONTINUE READING

Could medical website stave off zombie apocalypse? I think so.

By February 27, 2015 04:25 PM

A few weeks ago, I was in a bit of quandary that likely was repeated by many... CONTINUE READING

Twitter has cachet, but advertising has yet to follow

By February 26, 2015 01:41 PM

The folks on Twitter relish in saying that Facebook long ago jumped the shark... CONTINUE READING

Social small business

By January 26, 2015 01:18 PM

We all know that small businesses are the heart and soul of the economy. CONTINUE READING

Business Events

2015 Healthcare Heroes
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
2015 Women of Influence Awards
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Health Care Symposium
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
CFO of the Year Awards
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Special Editions

Milestones 2015

By February 20, 2015 09:36 AM

Our 28-page special supplement salutes the businesses and organizations that are celebrating well-deserved anniversaries in 2015. Through hard work and dedication, these companies and their employees have shown that they can adapt and flourish in a constantly changing economic environment. CONTINUE READING

Business of the Year 2014

December 11, 2014 04:34 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Giving Guide 2014

December 12, 2014 09:31 AM

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. CONTINUE READING


Construction and Real Estate Spring 2015

February 27, 2015 11:31 AM

From essential outside amenities to the open design concept, building and supplying office space is a constantly evolving enterprise. Our 28-page Construction & Real Estate special supplement examines those issues and more, including updates on commercial and residential real estate, construction and the distribution-center boom. CONTINUE READING

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