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Originally founded as the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, Lehigh Valley Business is the premier business publication for the Greater Lehigh Valley. We target business executives through our “Power of 3”, print, online and in-person events.

The work will be conducted on Route 22 between Route 191 and 25th Street in Bethlehem and Palmer Townships.
05/08/2020
Major Route 22 surfacing project to begin today - LVB

The work will be conducted on Route 22 between Route 191 and 25th Street in Bethlehem and Palmer Townships.

Work was expected to begin today on a $6.7 million resurfacing project on Route 22 in Northampton County.

#Breaking: Wolf’s moratorium extends an April ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that barred landlords and lende...
05/07/2020
Governor Tom Wolf signs 60-day extension of moratorium on evictions, foreclosures - LVB

#Breaking: Wolf’s moratorium extends an April ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that barred landlords and lenders from removing people from their residences due to inability to meet rent and mortgage payments through May 11.

Wolf’s moratorium extends an April ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that barred landlords and lenders from removing people from their residences due to inability to meet rent and mortgage payments through May 11. The governor’s executive order extends the same coverage through July 10.

State agriculture department officials adopted policy changes from the Food and Drug Administration that allow food manu...
05/07/2020
Pa. allows restaurants to sell groceries, stores to sell bulk food items - LVB

State agriculture department officials adopted policy changes from the Food and Drug Administration that allow food manufacturers to distribute bulk food products intended for restaurants to grocery stores for sale to customers without the FDA-required nutrition facts label.

State agriculture department officials adopted policy changes from the Food and Drug Administration that allow food manufacturers to distribute bulk food products intended for restaurants to grocery stores for sale to customers without the FDA-required nutrition facts label.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down most Pennsylvania commerce in mid-March, many businesses and industries ...
05/07/2020
How businesses adapted to survive, thrive during COVID-19 pandemic - LVB

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down most Pennsylvania commerce in mid-March, many businesses and industries have been devastated. But a few companies have found ways to take what they do best and reimagine it for the new reality of the COVID-19 economy and they are thriving – or at least surviving.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down most Pennsylvania commerce in mid-March, many businesses and industries have been devastated. But a few companies have found ways to take what they do best and reimagine it for the new reality of the COVID-19 economy and they are thriving – or at lea...

While much of the discussion on the economy’s post-pandemic future has been negative, a recent flash poll conducted by H...
05/06/2020
Herbein + Co. survey shows surprising post COVID-19 business confidence - LVB

While much of the discussion on the economy’s post-pandemic future has been negative, a recent flash poll conducted by Herbein + Co. of Wyomissing shows surprising optimism among business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic.

While much of the discussion on the economy’s post-pandemic future has been negative, a recent flash poll conducted by Herbein + Co. of Wyomissing shows surprising optimism among business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic.

As Pennsylvania businesses eye reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Chamber is setting out g...
05/05/2020
Pa. Chamber lays out plans for ‘Bringing Pa. Back’ - LVB

As Pennsylvania businesses eye reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Chamber is setting out guidelines and advocating for policies to help in the process.

As Pennsylvania businesses eye reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Chamber is setting out guidelines and advocating for policies to help in the process.

Requirements for small businesses to be forgiven for federal paycheck protection loans are at the center of lobbying eff...
05/04/2020
Small business owners say PPP program needs a tune up - LVB

Requirements for small businesses to be forgiven for federal paycheck protection loans are at the center of lobbying efforts to revise the program’s guidelines by industry leaders who say the aid package fails to address sector-specific challenges of the coronavirus recession.

Requirements for small businesses to be forgiven for federal paycheck protection loans are at the center of lobbying efforts to revise the program’s guidelines by industry leaders who say the aid package fails to address sector-specific challenges of the coronavirus recession.

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro is urging landlords across the state to not begin any new eviction proceedi...
05/01/2020
Pa landlords urged to postpone evictions due to COVID-19 - LVB

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro is urging landlords across the state to not begin any new eviction proceedings until at least July 15.

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro is urging landlords across the state to not begin any new eviction proceedings until at least July 15. One Easton landlords sees the possible negative consequences of such a move.

#Breaking: From 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. today, the Small Business Administration will only accept Paycheck Protection Progr...
04/29/2020
Small businesses get exclusive 8-hour widow to file of PPP applications, and it starts at 4 pm today - LVB

#Breaking: From 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. today, the Small Business Administration will only accept Paycheck Protection Program loan applications from businesses with assets less than $1 billion, according to a 2 p.m. alert from federal officials.

From 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. today, the Small Business Administration will only accept Paycheck Protection Program loan applications from businesses with assets less than $1 billion, according to a 2 p.m. alert from federal officials.

Since students who want to learn to become diesel technicians can’t attend in-person or hands-on training courses, Mack ...
04/29/2020
Mack Trucks offers free online courses for diesel tech students - LVB

Since students who want to learn to become diesel technicians can’t attend in-person or hands-on training courses, Mack Trucks is offering free 90-day access to online courses designed for high school and secondary technical education students.

Since students who want to learn to become diesel technicians can’t attend in-person or hands-on training courses, Mack Trucks is offering free 90-day access to online courses designed for high school and secondary technical education students.

INOVIO, the Doylestown-based pharmaceutical company, has completed the first phase of its clinical trial for a COVID-19 ...
04/28/2020
INOVIO completes first phase of COVID-19 vaccine trial - LVB

INOVIO, the Doylestown-based pharmaceutical company, has completed the first phase of its clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. All 40 healthy volunteers in the trial have now received their first dose, INOVIO says.

INOVIO, the Doylestown-based pharmaceutical company, has completed the first phase of its clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. All 40 healthy volunteers in the trial have now received their first dose, INOVIO says.

Golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds in Pennsylvania may reopen statewide startin...
04/27/2020
Golf courses, marinas, private campgrounds to reopen May 1st in Pa. - LVB

Golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds in Pennsylvania may reopen statewide starting May 1, the Wolf administration announced.

Golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds in Pennsylvania may reopen statewide starting May 1, the Wolf administration announced.

More than half of Pennsylvania’s 1,550 COVID-19 deaths — 952 —  were residents of nursing or personal care facilities, t...
04/27/2020
Nursing homes account for more than half of Pa.’s COVID-19 deaths - LVB

More than half of Pennsylvania’s 1,550 COVID-19 deaths — 952 — were residents of nursing or personal care facilities, the state Department of Health reports.

More than half of Pennsylvania’s 1,550 COVID-19 deaths -- 952 -- were residents of nursing or personal care facilities, the state Department of Health reports.

More than $177,000 in emergency funds were distributed between 30 businesses in Easton, part of a joint effort of the Gr...
04/27/2020
More than $175k in COVID-19 relief funds distributed in Easton - LVB

More than $177,000 in emergency funds were distributed between 30 businesses in Easton, part of a joint effort of the Greater Easton Development Partnership, the city and Easton Area Industrial Land Development.

More than $177,000 in emergency funds were distributed between 30 businesses in Easton, part of a joint effort of the Greater Easton Development Partnership, the city and Easton Area Industrial Land Development.

#Breaking: A top Pennsylvania trade group raising grant money for beleaguered restaurant staffs reached its 1,000-applic...
04/24/2020
Relief fund for Pa. restaurant workers hits application limit in 12 hours - LVB

#Breaking: A top Pennsylvania trade group raising grant money for beleaguered restaurant staffs reached its 1,000-application limit in 12 hours Thursday, a sign of how imperiled the hospitality industry is amid the protracted economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

A top Pennsylvania trade group raising grant money for beleaguered restaurant staffs reached its 1,000-application limit in 12 hours Thursday, a sign of how imperiled the hospitality industry is amid the protracted economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

#Breaking: Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled more details for a three-phased plan to ease social distancing guidelines that will ap...
04/23/2020
Governor Tom Wolf outlines data-driven, 3-part path to normalcy - LVB

#Breaking: Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled more details for a three-phased plan to ease social distancing guidelines that will apply to individual regions of the commonwealth, beginning with north-central and northwest counties.

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled more details for a three-phased plan to ease social distancing guidelines that will apply to individual regions of the commonwealth, beginning with north-central and northwest counties.

St. Luke’s is featured alongside the likes of beauty products manufacturer, L’Oréal, the Metropolitan Police Department ...
04/23/2020
How St. Luke’s ended up on an international television commercial - LVB

St. Luke’s is featured alongside the likes of beauty products manufacturer, L’Oréal, the Metropolitan Police Department in London and the University of Barcelona in a television ad explaining how Teams helped with their communications.

A plan to update the communications capabilities in the IT department of St. Luke’s University Health Network has the Bethlehem-based health network in the international spotlight as a leader in health communications technology. It has also been featured in a series of television advertisements by...

A letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, signed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 19 other sta...
04/23/2020
State AGs ask FDA to drop ban that blocks gay men from giving blood - LVB

A letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, signed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 19 other state attorneys general, asks the agency to lift its ban preventing gay and bi-sexual men from giving blood.

A letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, signed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and 19 other state attorneys general, asks the agency to lift its ban preventing gay and bi-sexual men from giving blood.

A fundraising campaign to support struggling restaurants and hospitality sector employers is set to go live this week.
04/22/2020
Pa. hospitality advocates launch fundraiser for struggling restaurants - LVB

A fundraising campaign to support struggling restaurants and hospitality sector employers is set to go live this week.

PRLA officials said they will begin accepting applications for HARP on April 23, and the application portal will end May 5. Only the first 1,000 applicants will be accepted during the first round.

Business owners Dimitri and Katina Bozikas have made innovative choices to help drive business during the COVID-19 crisi...
04/22/2020
From heartbreaking to groundbreaking, how a gas station/market found a way to survive - LVB

Business owners Dimitri and Katina Bozikas have made innovative choices to help drive business during the COVID-19 crisis, including selling toilet paper and sanitizers, products Allentown's Daisy Hill Kitchen and Grill doesn't normally carry.

Business owners Dimitri and Katina Bozikas have made innovative choices to help drive business during the COVID-19 crisis, including selling toilet paper and sanitizers, products Allentown's Daisy Hill Kitchen and Grill doesn't normally carry. Paying customers also receive one free face mask with th...

As expected, passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) dropped dramatically in March, breaking a 29...
04/21/2020
LVIA passenger traffic falls 42% from COVID-19 travel restrictions - LVB

As expected, passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) dropped dramatically in March, breaking a 29-month streak of month-over-month growth at the airport.

As expected, passenger traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport dropped dramatically in March, breaking a 29-month streak of month-over-month growth at the airport.

Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry is being asked to abide by new state regulations to accommodate seasonal farm worker...
04/21/2020
State Ag. Department lays out updated guidelines to protect farm laborers - LVB

Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry is being asked to abide by new state regulations to accommodate seasonal farm workers, including those with guest H-2A status, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry is being asked to abide by new state regulations to accommodate seasonal farm workers, including those with guest H-2A status, during the coronavirus pandemic.

#Breaking: Tower Health, the Reading-based health network, will furlough approximately 1,000 full time employees in resp...
04/21/2020
Tower Health furloughs 1,000 full-time employees - LVB

#Breaking: Tower Health, the Reading-based health network, will furlough approximately 1,000 full time employees in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health system. The impacted employees work in a range of support, administrative, and technical areas.

Tower Health, the Reading-based health network, will furlough approximately 1,000 full time employees in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health system.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Monday that, among other provisions, will provide property tax relief by allowing taxin...
04/21/2020
Wolf approves property tax extension, vetoes link with fed’s expansion of ‘critical’ worker advisory guidelines - LVB

Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Monday that, among other provisions, will provide property tax relief by allowing taxing districts to waive late fees for property taxes as long as they are paid by the end of 2020.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Monday that, among other provisions, will provide property tax relief by allowing taxing districts to waive late fees for property taxes as long as they are paid by the end of 2020.

Angry over the closure of businesses deemed “non-life sustaining,” hundreds of protesters, many carrying signs and hats ...
04/20/2020
Protesters demand end to business closures at Harrisburg rally - LVB

Angry over the closure of businesses deemed “non-life sustaining,” hundreds of protesters, many carrying signs and hats supporting President Donald Trump, took the streets of Harrisburg to protest the actions of Gov. Tom Wolf to protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic.

Angry over the closure of businesses deemed “non-life sustaining,” hundreds of protesters, many carrying signs and hats supporting President Donald Trump, took the streets of Harrisburg to protest the actions of Gov. Tom Wolf to protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic.

#Breaking: After extending the state’s stay-at-home order through May 8, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced his first ...
04/20/2020
Stay-at-home order extended to May 8; some business to resume - LVB

#Breaking: After extending the state’s stay-at-home order through May 8, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced his first steps towards reopening Pennsylvania businesses.

After extending the state’s stay-at-home order through May 8, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced his first steps towards reopening Pennsylvania businesses.

As the state looks towards the process of reopening post COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce will be working ...
04/20/2020
Pa. Chamber announces 'Bringing PA Back' initiative for safe return to business - LVB

As the state looks towards the process of reopening post COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce will be working with business leaders across the state to help map out that return.

As the state looks towards the process of reopening post COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce will be working with business leaders across the state to help map out that return.

#Breaking: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced this weekend that it is reopening a limited number of its Fin...
04/20/2020
Some Pennsylvania liquor stores to reopen today - LVB

#Breaking: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced this weekend that it is reopening a limited number of its Fine Wine & Good Spirits shops across the state.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced this weekend that it is reopening a limited number of its Fine Wine & Good Spirits shops across the state.

Businesses within the City of Bethlehem may be eligible for grants from a $300,000 pool of Community Development Block G...
04/17/2020
Bethlehem businesses may apply for $2,000 CDBG grants - LVB

Businesses within the City of Bethlehem may be eligible for grants from a $300,000 pool of Community Development Block Grant money the city is directing towards COVID-19 aid.

Businesses within the City of Bethlehem may be eligible for grants from a $300,000 pool of Community Development Block Grant money the city is directing towards COVID-19 aid.

A statewide order compelling employers to require all employees and customers to wear masks in their facilities will not...
04/17/2020
DOH mask mandate allows for homemade masks - LVB

A statewide order compelling employers to require all employees and customers to wear masks in their facilities will not be postponed despite a lack of available supplies.

A statewide order compelling employers to require all employees and customers to wear masks in their facilities will not be postponed despite a lack of available supplies.

Pennsylvania’s hospitals are facing mounting financial pressure, according to a new report by the Pennsylvania Health Ca...
04/16/2020
Report: One third of Pa hospitals operated at a loss in 2019 - LVB

Pennsylvania’s hospitals are facing mounting financial pressure, according to a new report by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

A Pennsylvania state agency that analyzes health care costs found that in 2019, more than a third (34%) of hospitals operated in the red, and another 29% reported operating margins of zero to 4%.

Before the coronavirus hit, mergers and acquisitions were on an upswing. But now that almost everything in business has ...
04/16/2020
Mergers & Acquisitions could see boost post COVID-19 - LVB

Before the coronavirus hit, mergers and acquisitions were on an upswing. But now that almost everything in business has changed, has it impacted businesses changing hands?

Before the coronavirus hit, mergers and acquisitions were on an upswing. But now that almost everything in business has changed, has it impacted businesses changing hands?

#Breaking: Starting Sunday, employers must require all employees and customers to wear masks at work, under an order iss...
04/15/2020
Dr. Rachel Levine orders all employees, customers to wear masks - LVB

#Breaking: Starting Sunday, employers must require all employees and customers to wear masks at work, under an order issued today by state Health Secretary Rachel Levine.

Starting Sunday, employers must require all employees and customers to wear masks at work, under an order issued today by state Health Secretary Rachel Levine. The order also requires companies to provide masks for workers, and deny entry to customers who are not wearing one.

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