Reading Chamber unveils rebuilding plan for Berks County
The plan, which was accomplished with input from GRAC’s nearly 1,000 members, key community business leaders and other community stakeholders, is laid out in three main sections.
Low oil prices helping heating oil companies survive pandemic
With a wide range of sizes, services and territories for independent home heating oil companies, the impact has been varied, but most say that as they exit their busy season they’re doing just fine.
Pocono businesses sign pledge to reopen safely, follow CDC rules
Some in their kitchens, some in their offices, many wearing masks, a group of Pocono business professionals participated in a virtual signing of the Pocono Promise today.
Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks wagering drops, while online casinos surge
With virtually all sports being shut down since mid-March by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania’s sportsbook industry had another dismal month in April, while online casinos have experienced a bit of a surge.
Carbon among 12 counties moving to yellow May 22
On May 22, 12 more counties will move to the “yellow” phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s three-phase, traffic-light-color-coded plan for resuming operations in the commonwealth, state officials announced Friday afternoon.
Easton restaurants asking customers to choose #curbsidefirst
Marcel Bedoya, owner of Black & Blue in Easton, said when he began using delivery apps like Grub Hub, Uber Eats and Door Dash about a year ago he knew the fees were rather high.
Wolf to veto bill to restore Real Estate
Governor Wolf’s office tells Lehigh Valley Business that he intends to veto House Bill 2412, which would declare the real estate industry as a life sustaining business.
Tower Health to start phased reopening of services
Tower Health in West Reading said it is working on a phased reopening plan after shutting down most services to deal with the COVID-19 virus.
Bill to open up Pa.’s real estate industry heads to Gov. Wolf
A bill to declare real estate as a life-sustaining business in Pennsylvania is heading to Gov. Wolf’s desk for signature after being passed by the state house and senate.
Trump praises Owens & Minor employees during Lehigh Valley visit
Standing in front of a stockpile of protective medical gowns at Owens & Minor, the president thanked the workers for their tireless efforts to get medical supplies to where they are needed in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.
DeSales survey: Lehigh Valley economic sentiment plummets
“We have not seen numbers like this since the 1930s and it took three years to get there,” said Kamran Afshar, director of the Kamran Afshar Data Analytics Center at DeSales University in Upper Saucon Township, which produces the index. “It is a frightening situation to be in.
What shape will post COVID-19 economic recovery take in the Lehigh Valley?
“We’ll bounce off the bottom, maybe through Q4 (fourth quarter 2020) into the first quarter of 2021. Next year we’ll start to see the recovery coming,” he said.