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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

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

By 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

Ice Bucket Challenge: Don’t let silly stunts cool you to message

August 21, 2014 10:06 AM

When is enough enough? When does the public get sick of something that’s gone “viral?” CONTINUE READING

Williams’ death sparks open dialogue on depression

August 12, 2014 03:52 PM

If you were like me, you were shocked Monday when you got home from work and turned on the television. CONTINUE READING


I whined … you listened: Readers react to recent blogs

July 29, 2014 03:34 PM

Ask and ye shall receive. CONTINUE READING

Have a Coke and a … great marketing campaign

July 21, 2014 03:25 PM

I'd like to share a Coke with a pretty clever marketer who came up with the Coca-Cola Co.'s clever marketing campaign for the summer of 2014. CONTINUE READING

What does Olive Garden think we’ve become?

July 14, 2014 11:53 AM

There have been big changes in the way many of the nation’s chain restaurants are doing business. With lagging sales and a changing demographic – apparently going to Applebee’s isn’t the cool thing to do for the millennial set – the traditional casual family restaurant is getting a big makeover. CONTINUE READING

World Cup brings professionals together – in slacking off on the job

July 2, 2014 04:21 PM

Well, the 2014 World Cup goes on, but not with the U.S. team. CONTINUE READING

Foster sales skills with a litter of kittens

June 25, 2014 04:27 PM

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

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

June 18, 2014 02:38 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Comic's tragedy calls for better oversight in trucking industry

June 11, 2014 03:15 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Student junk rakes in big bucks at Lehigh sale

May 30, 2014 02:31 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

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

May 21, 2014 04:23 PM

That didn't take long. CONTINUE READING

What to do when good complaints go bad

May 14, 2014 03:42 PM

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

Staff's determination 'lights' up tech event

May 7, 2014 12:19 PM

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

No teenage wasteland at Musikfest as students plan performances

May 1, 2014 04:01 PM

I remember being 14. It was a year or two ago, I think. CONTINUE READING

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

April 24, 2014 04:02 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Can I see Google Glass in my future?

April 15, 2014 04:06 PM

I’m a tech geek. No doubt about it. CONTINUE READING

Cat tiled into bathroom floor makes fodder for news feeds

April 4, 2014 01:02 PM

In my job compiling the daily newsletter for Lehigh Valley Business, one of my favorite parts of the job is finding the “out of the ordinary” story that wraps up the bottom of the email. CONTINUE READING

Old Eagles will help Allentown show off new plumage

March 20, 2014 03:27 PM

I'm 44. That's old. I know it. CONTINUE READING

Nibble away: After outcry, Gibble’s snacks to return to a grocery near you

March 14, 2014 09:15 AM

A happy ending to a sad snack food story should also mean an end to a record-breaking comment thread. CONTINUE READING

Yes, thank you, we ARE awesome: Lehigh Valley getting national nods

March 6, 2014 11:59 AM

Next time you walk out of your office, look up and wave because the world is watching. 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

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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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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