State launches new resource for manufacturers producing supplies for COVID-19 relief
A new online portal to identify the needs of Pennsylvania manufacturers that are, or could, provide products for the COVID-19 pandemic was launched over the weekend by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.
Pennsylvania issues new orders for cleaning life-sustaining businesses
Pennsylvania businesses with in-person operations permitted under the governor’s life-sustaining business orders, now have a new set of guidelines for maintaining and cleaning their buildings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 poses challenge to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society campaign
It’s that time of the year when the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society launches its annual Man & Woman of the year campaign, but this year will be a different campaign.
Coronavirus stimulus small business loans: your next steps
One of the provisions of the 2020 CARES Act is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) where businesses will receive loans meant to help support payroll during the period February 15, through June 30, with 100% federally guaranteed loans, if they maintain their payroll during this emergency.
Governor Wolf advises all Pennsylvanians wear masks
Gov. Tom Wolf is recommending that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask when they leave their homes as COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state.
Former WFMZ news reporter Josh Rultenberg looks ahead
One of the most recognizable faces in the Valley, former WFMZ anchor Josh Rultenberg talks to LVB about his career turning point and the challenges facing journalists today.
A look at business A.C. (After Corona)
The sudden shutdown of businesses, schools and much of normal day-to-day life has brought about a new normal for professionals across Pennsylvania and much of the nation.
COVID-19 death rate 10 times that of seasonal flu
The coronavirus has a roughly 1.2% death rate in Pennsylvania, making it 10 times as deadly as the seasonal flu.
A Conversation With: Michael Drabenstott of Drabenstott Communications Group
Michael Drabenstott, president, Drabenstott Communications Group is a marketing and PR adviser with more than 30 years of experience counseling companies, institutions and not-for-profit organizations on how to communicate more effectively.
Pandemic makes workforce shortage disappear, for now
Just a few weeks ago, manufacturers in Pennsylvania faced a hiring crisis with seasoned, skilled employees retiring and not enough young people choosing manufacturing careers to replace them. That dynamic has shifted dramatically in just the past few weeks, said Richard Hobbs, executive director of the Manufacturers Resource Center in the Lehigh Valley.
High demand expected for Northampton County small biz loan pool
Northampton County officials announced a zero interest loan pool during a Thursday morning Virtual Town Hall event with 380 local small business owners.
Culinary etiquette program teaches confidence, professionalism
The growth of restaurants and dining out may be on hold because of COVID-19, but the need for young people schooled in the etiquette of dining, particularly at high-end establishments, remains. For that reason, hospitality professionals see potential benefits in expanding a culinary etiquette program into the Lehigh Valley market.