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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

Foster sales skills with a litter of kittens

Foster sales skills with a litter of kittens

Anyone who has ever sold anything knows that selling is hard. It doesn’t matter what the product is, selling is an art. Read More »»

Bethlehem bars drop the ball during U.S. World Cup game

Bethlehem bars drop the ball during U.S. World Cup game

For an entertainment venue such as the ArtsQuest campus in Bethlehem, you can't do a much better job – economic development wise – than bringing in more than 8,000 people. Read More »»

Comic's tragedy calls for better oversight in trucking industry

Comic's tragedy calls for better oversight in trucking industry

This past weekend, comic Tracy Morgan and a fellow comic were critically injured while a third was killed in a crash in New Jersey. The truck driver charged with caused the crash admitted he had dozed off at the wheel after more than 24 hours of driving without sleep. Read More »»

Student junk rakes in big bucks at Lehigh sale

Student junk rakes in big bucks at Lehigh sale

Want to know how to make $16,000 really quickly? Sell all of the unwanted items left over after Lehigh University students go home for the summer. Read More »»

Same-sex marriage ruling already generating business for Pa. wedding vendors

Same-sex marriage ruling already generating business for Pa. wedding vendors

That didn't take long. Read More »»

What to do when good complaints go bad

What to do when good complaints go bad

If your job entails working with the public at all, you’ve encountered a complaint or two. Read More »»

Staff's determination 'lights' up tech event

Staff's determination 'lights' up tech event

I believe it was at the Ben Franklin Tech Partners I Xchange three years ago when I saw just about the coolest-ever centerpiece. Read More »»

No teenage wasteland at Musikfest as students plan performances

No teenage wasteland at Musikfest as students plan performances

I remember being 14. It was a year or two ago, I think. Read More »»

In reputation management, the hashtag can be mightier than the sword

In reputation management, the hashtag can be mightier than the sword

In business it doesn't matter what you sell – widgets, doo-hickeys or some sort of service. All businesses are selling one thing in common – their reputation. Read More »»

Can I see Google Glass in my future?

Can I see Google Glass in my future?

I’m a tech geek. No doubt about it. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Over worn words and the workplace

A recent survey of the most overused and annoying business buzzwords sheds...

Note-worthy

Falling into season festival

It's that time of year when the weather cools, the sun sets earlier, the trees...

The Talk

A little help with helping others

As others are enjoying the autumnal smells of newly fallen leaves and freshly...

Editor at Large

Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno...

Networking

A win-win at Dorney

As we waited for dusk to settle, eager to brave the haunted mazes and scary...

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Special Editions

CFO of the Year Awards 2014

CFO of the Year Awards 2014
Lehigh Valley Business honors the financial executives who keep the wheels turning for their companies and the entire region. Our 28-page special supplement fetes these professionals — who typically toil and strategize behind the scenes yet are ever so vital to success.

Construction & Real Estate 2014

Construction & Real Estate 2014
Our 24-page special supplement examines the construction and real estate scene in the Greater Lehigh Valley, including a cover story on Easton's surprising comeback. Other stories include a look at growth in Quakertown, how the construction trade is recruiting and training its next generation, commercial real estate and, in Berks County and Lehigh Valley, how home sales are positioned to flourish.

Berks County Business Report

Berks County Business Report
ReDesign Reading looks to ease the path for development, while the chamber starts an alliance for family businesses. Our 16-page annual supplement examines those topics and more.

Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
This once-a-year special supplement allows our advertisers and our readers to find out more about the companies that help the Greater Lehigh Valley business community continue to grow. The profiles are a unique opportunity to tell the behind-the-scenes stories that have made these Greater Lehigh Valley businesses so successful.


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