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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

Tech and taste collide at new Allentown restaurant to the delight of two big geeks

By April 21, 2015 04:50 PM

I am a notoriously picky eater. CONTINUE READING

New fuel price 'insurance' aims to ease gas pains

April 10, 2015 03:21 PM

You can buy insurance for just about anything. Health insurance, car insurance, home insurance and travel insurance are some of the most common types. CONTINUE READING

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

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

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

Musikfest unveils new app for 2015 festival

By Christopher Holland
July 31, 2015 12:58 PM

One of the most exciting times of year for the city of Bethlehem kicks off Aug. CONTINUE READING

Musikfest staffers show how to rock a fun culture

By August 7, 2015 12:58 PM

I know … the last thing anyone needs is another Musikfest blog. But I... CONTINUE READING

So ... here is what happened to your summer

By August 13, 2015 10:33 AM

"Summer flew by so fast." CONTINUE READING


By August 12, 2015 02:05 PM

The engagement and participation of youth are essential to achieve sustainable... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

CFO of the Year Awards
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
90 Ideas in 90 Minutes
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Manufacturing Symposium
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Fastest Growing Companies
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
CPBJ Business Event
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Special Editions

Berks County Business Report 2015

By August 11, 2015 03:25 PM

A hotel — and hopes — rise in Reading. CONTINUE READING

Business Profiles 2015

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

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