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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.

Easton Public Market is getting a new butcher shop starting next month. Saylors & Co of Hellertown will be opening a sec...
07/21/2020
Easton Public Market gets new butcher, Italian grocer - LVB

Easton Public Market is getting a new butcher shop starting next month. Saylors & Co of Hellertown will be opening a second business location there Aug. 5.

Easton Public Market is getting a new butcher shop starting next month. Saylors & Co. of Hellertown will be opening a second business location there Aug. 5.

Pennsylvania State Police say they issued another 44 warnings to bars and restaurants for COVID-19 safety compliance ove...
07/20/2020
Pennsylvania State Police issue 44 warnings for COVID-19 safety violations - LVB

Pennsylvania State Police say they issued another 44 warnings to bars and restaurants for COVID-19 safety compliance over the weekend. The warnings come from 1,524 checks of licensed liquor establishments in the state.

Pennsylvania State Police say they issued another 44 warnings to bars and restaurants for COVID-19 safety compliance over the weekend. The warnings come from 1,524 checks of licensed liquor establishments in the state.

The focus of the county grants is to help shore up funding for those who missed out on Paycheck Protection Program or Ec...
07/20/2020
Carbon County has $5.8M in PPP grants for small business, nonprofit and others that ‘fell through the cracks’ - LVB

The focus of the county grants is to help shore up funding for those who missed out on Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan program benefits.

The focus of the county grants is to help shore up funding for those who missed out on Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan program benefits,said Kathy Henderson, director of economic development at Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation in Lehighton.

The shortage is being felt particularly by smaller retail locations, like gas stations and mini markets, which often dea...
07/20/2020
Coin shortage having minimal impact on local business - LVB

The shortage is being felt particularly by smaller retail locations, like gas stations and mini markets, which often deal in exact change.

Those in the financial industry say the slowed economy, hoarding and a COVID-19 pandemic related reduction in production at the U.S. Mint have all led to the shortage in coins.

That’s a wrap on our 2020 Forty Under 40 virtual event! Congrats to all of tonight's inspiring young professionals and a...
07/16/2020

That’s a wrap on our 2020 Forty Under 40 virtual event! Congrats to all of tonight's inspiring young professionals and a special thanks to our awards sponsor DeSales University. #LVBEvents

We're so excited to celebrate Lehigh Valley's Forty Under 40 honorees tonight during our virtual award ceremony. Thanks ...
07/16/2020

We're so excited to celebrate Lehigh Valley's Forty Under 40 honorees tonight during our virtual award ceremony. Thanks to DeSales University for being our awards sponsor!

#LVBEvents

Pennsylvania’s employers continue to favor self-funded insurance plans and more employers than ever are offering their e...
07/16/2020
Employer survey shows continued growth in self-funding, Health Savings Accounts - LVB

Pennsylvania’s employers continue to favor self-funded insurance plans and more employers than ever are offering their employees Health Savings Accounts to pay for qualified medical expenses, according to a recent survey.

Pennsylvania’s employers continue to favor self-funded insurance plans and more employers than ever are offering their employees Health Savings Accounts to pay for qualified medical expenses, according to a recent survey.

Musikfest may be mostly virtual this year, but festival fans will still be able to shop for the handmade and artisan cra...
07/16/2020
Musikfest 2020 adds a virtual market for handmade items - LVB

Musikfest may be mostly virtual this year, but festival fans will still be able to shop for the handmade and artisan craft items that the Bethlehem arts and music festival is so well known for.

Musikfest may be mostly virtual this year, but festival fans will still be able to shop for the handmade and artisan craft items that the Bethlehem arts and music festival is so well known for.

#Breaking: As Pennsylvania’s rate of COVID-19 infections begin to climb since moving into the green phase of the state’s...
07/15/2020
Wolf to close bars, reduce restaurant seating to stop COVID resurgence - LVB

#Breaking: As Pennsylvania’s rate of COVID-19 infections begin to climb since moving into the green phase of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to issue new orders today that will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. July 16.

As Pennsylvania’s rate of COVID-19 infections begin to climb since moving into the green phase of the state’s reopening plan, Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to issue new orders today that will that will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. July 16. This is according to a Facebook post by state Rep. Russ Diam...

The Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority has been approved for an $820,958 state grant to move its TSA checkpoint to a n...
07/15/2020
LVIA will use $820K grant to save energy, move TSA checkpoint - LVB

The Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority has been approved for an $820,958 state grant to move its TSA checkpoint to a new location between two existing airport buildings to create a more efficient passenger flow.

The Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority has been approved for an $820,958 state grant to move its TSA checkpoint to a new location between two existing airport buildings to create a more efficient passenger flow.

The Wolf administration announced nearly $60 million in beginning farmer tax credits over the next decade to encourage t...
07/15/2020
State offers 10 years of ‘beginner farmer tax credits’ to entice next generation of farmers - LVB

The Wolf administration announced nearly $60 million in beginning farmer tax credits over the next decade to encourage the next generation of farmers to take up the mantel from their older and retiring counterparts.

The Wolf administration on Tuesday announced nearly $60 million in beginning farmer tax credits over the next decade to encourage the next generation of farmers to take up the mantel from their older and retiring counterparts.

To be sure a number of valuable Easton businesses are now closed for good or moved out of the downtown, but it’s not all...
07/14/2020
Easton seeing post-shutdown interest in city storefronts - LVB

To be sure a number of valuable Easton businesses are now closed for good or moved out of the downtown, but it’s not all bad news.

To be sure a number of valuable Easton businesses are now closed for good or moved out of the downtown, but it’s not all bad news.

Don't miss the 2020 LVB Forty Under 40 celebration - register today for Thursday's virtual celebration at LVB.com/events
07/14/2020

Don't miss the 2020 LVB Forty Under 40 celebration - register today for Thursday's virtual celebration at LVB.com/events

“When you can sustain jobs and grow jobs, good things happen,” Gerlach said. “You grow and expand the economy, and then ...
07/13/2020
GRCA chief talks racial equality, passenger rail and the future in virtual meeting with members - LVB

“When you can sustain jobs and grow jobs, good things happen,” Gerlach said. “You grow and expand the economy, and then those businesses can connect back into the community as corporate citizens.

“When you can sustain jobs and grow jobs, good things happen,” Gerlach said. “You grow and expand the economy, and then those businesses can connect back into the community as corporate citizens.”

Colliers International, a global commercial real estate firm headquartered in Toronto, said it has completed the acquisi...
07/13/2020
Global real estate firm Colliers completes acquisition of Maser Consulting - LVB

Colliers International, a global commercial real estate firm headquartered in Toronto, said it has completed the acquisition of Maser Consulting PA of Red Bank, New Jersey.

Colliers International, a global commercial real estate firm headquartered in Toronto, said it has completed the acquisition of Maser Consulting PA of Red Bank, New Jersey.

UGI Energy Service LLC, a subsidiary of UGI Corp. has acquired a Houston-based renewable natural gas company, GHI Energy...
07/13/2020
UGI acquires renewable gas marketing company - LVB

UGI Energy Service LLC, a subsidiary of UGI Corp. has acquired a Houston-based renewable natural gas company, GHI Energy.

UGI Energy Service LLC, a subsidiary of UGI Corp. has acquired a Houston-based renewable natural gas (RNG) company, GHI Energy.

The City of Allentown and the Lehigh County Authority have settled a years-long dispute over the authority’s contract to...
07/10/2020
Allentown settles with water authority, rate hikes to begin in October - LVB

The City of Allentown and the Lehigh County Authority have settled a years-long dispute over the authority’s contract to manage the city’s water and sewer system.

The City of Allentown and the Lehigh County Authority have settled a years-long dispute over the authority’s contract to manage the city’s water and sewer system. The agreement will allow the LCA to phase in the higher rates that are included in its contract over a period of four years.

PNC Financial Services Group recruited two new executive committee members this week, one of whom will lead the company’...
07/10/2020
PNC Financial adds 2 executives, including one to oversee its $1B anti-racism commitment - LVB

PNC Financial Services Group recruited two new executive committee members this week, one of whom will lead the company’s fight to eradicate systemic racism while the other heads the asset management services division.

PNC Financial Services Group, parent company of PNC Bank, the largest consumer bank in the commonwealth with a substantial footprint in the midstate and Lehigh Valley regions, recruited two new executive committee members this week, one of whom will lead the company’s fight to eradicate systemic r...

To tackle the parking problem, the North East Pennsylvania Alliance recently partnered with a number of other organizati...
07/10/2020
Study offers Jim Thorpe officials ways to improve parking and keep tourists coming - LVB

To tackle the parking problem, the North East Pennsylvania Alliance recently partnered with a number of other organizations to commission a $100,000 analysis of parking problems in the borough.

Jim Thorpe can be a major tourism destination, especially in the fall, and that has led to parking problems that make it difficult for visitors, residents and businesses to get around the borough.

The CEO of guitar maker Martin Guitar is pushing back against a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor that would...
07/10/2020
Federal rule barring 401k managers from investing in sustainable companies hits sour note with Martin Guitar CEO - LVB

The CEO of guitar maker Martin Guitar is pushing back against a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor that would prohibit company 401k managers from investing in so-called Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds.

The CEO of guitar maker C.F. Martin & Co. is pushing back against a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor that would prohibit company 401k managers from investing in so-called Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds.

Wolf administration officials unveiled a $10 million program to ensure food retailers whose business has been impacted b...
07/09/2020
Wolf allocates $10M to support food retailers in low-to-moderate income communities - LVB

Wolf administration officials unveiled a $10 million program to ensure food retailers whose business has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can provide fresh and healthy products in low-to-moderate income communities.

Wolf administration officials unveiled a $10 million program to ensure food retailers whose business has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can provide fresh and healthy products in low-to-moderate income communities.

Gov. Tom Wolf extended the state’s suspension of evictions and foreclosures until Aug. 31. The executive order issued Ma...
07/09/2020
Governor Tom Wolf extends suspension on evictions and foreclosures - LVB

Gov. Tom Wolf extended the state’s suspension of evictions and foreclosures until Aug. 31. The executive order issued May 7 was set to expire Friday.

Gov. Tom Wolf extended the state’s suspension of evictions and foreclosures until Aug. 31. The executive order issued May 7 was set to expire Friday.

“This would lead to the direct elimination of thousands of family sustaining jobs in those communities, not to mention t...
07/09/2020
House passes bill to block PA from entering greenhouse gas reduction program - LVB

“This would lead to the direct elimination of thousands of family sustaining jobs in those communities, not to mention the loss of millions in local and state tax revenues,” Struzzi said.

“This would lead to the direct elimination of thousands of family sustaining jobs in those communities, not to mention the loss of millions in local and state tax revenues,” Struzzi said.

Air Products of Trexlertown has announced that it has signed an agreement for a $5 billion production facility in Saudi ...
07/08/2020
Air Products plans $5B green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia - LVB

Air Products of Trexlertown has announced that it has signed an agreement for a $5 billion production facility in Saudi Arabia that will be the largest green hydrogen project in the world.

Air Products of Trexlertown has announced that it has signed an agreement for a $5 billion production facility in Saudi Arabia that will be the largest green hydrogen project in the world.

The new Rebuild Berks campaign, a joint program between commissioners and the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance in Wyomis...
07/08/2020
Berks Commissioners, GRCA unveil plan to build sustainable local economy - LVB

The new Rebuild Berks campaign, a joint program between commissioners and the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance in Wyomissing, aims to create a sustainable, regional network for consumers and businesses to source goods and services to boost the local economy.

The new Rebuild Berks campaign, a joint program between commissioners and the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance in Wyomissing, aims to create a sustainable, regional network for consumers and businesses to source goods and services to boost the local economy.

#Breaking: Because of the concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 1 - 7 w...
07/08/2020
Great Allentown Fair cancelled for first time since WWI - LVB

#Breaking: Because of the concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 1 - 7 will not be held.

Because of the concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 1 - 7 will not be held.

Some 16 Lehigh Valley companies received up to $10 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to da...
07/08/2020
SBA releases data on Lehigh Valley’s biggest PPP loans - LVB

Some 16 Lehigh Valley companies received up to $10 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released Monday by the Small Business Administration.

Some 16 Lehigh Valley companies received up to $10 million from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to data released Monday by the Small Business Administration.

“Overnight trillions of dollars of wealth has disappeared, and that has to trickle down somewhere. We haven’t gone throu...
07/07/2020
In the Pocono region, the question is ‘Will tourists return?' - LVB

“Overnight trillions of dollars of wealth has disappeared, and that has to trickle down somewhere. We haven’t gone through anything like this, and we have nothing to base it on,” said Christopher Barrett, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau president and CEO in Stroudsburg.

“Overnight trillions of dollars of wealth has disappeared, and that has to trickle down somewhere. We haven’t gone through anything like this, and we have nothing to base it on,” said Christopher Barrett, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau president and CEO in Stroudsburg.

“People have to remember that we are only in the second inning of a nine inning game,” said Dr. Jeffrey Zlotnick, a spor...
07/07/2020
Local colleges green light fall sports, but is it safe? - LVB

“People have to remember that we are only in the second inning of a nine inning game,” said Dr. Jeffrey Zlotnick, a sports medicine physician and specialist in concussion with Penn State Health St. Joseph.

So far, there has not been a significant spread of COVID-19 through sports, according to Zlotnick. But asymptomatic carriers are the biggest spreaders, he said, and young people involved in high contact sports could unknowingly be carriers, spreading the virus to other athletes who then go home and....

The Pub at Wegmans in Allentown is closing permanently. Wegmans announced today that it would be closing all the chain’s...
07/06/2020
The Pub at Wegmans closing, store to focus on to-go meals - LVB

The Pub at Wegmans in Allentown is closing permanently. Wegmans announced today that it would be closing all the chain’s 12 in-store pub locations.

The Pubs served chef-inspired pub fare like pizza, entrees, sandwiches and salads in a bar-like atmosphere.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has rescheduled its annual iXchange event for May 18 of ne...
07/06/2020
iXchange rescheduled for next May - LVB

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has rescheduled its annual iXchange event for May 18 of next year.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has rescheduled its annual iXchange event for May 18 of next year. The event, originally set for May 12 of this year, was called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the new law, the commonwealth’s 29 occupational licensing boards could only deny a license if the applicant’s crim...
07/06/2020
Business leaders praise law that makes it easier for ex-cons to obtain professional licenses - LVB

Under the new law, the commonwealth’s 29 occupational licensing boards could only deny a license if the applicant’s criminal history is directly related to the licensed occupation.

Recently enacted legislation that reforms the process used by Pennsylvanians with a criminal record to obtain an occupational license will help the state address persistent workforce skills gaps, industry leaders say.

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