Letter from the editor: Gettin’ down to business in 2023

elong//March 3, 2023

Letter from the editor: Gettin’ down to business in 2023

elong//March 3, 2023

Best Places to Work 2022 was held Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Lancaster Marriott Penn Square. (Markell DeLoatch/for Central Penn Business Journal) –

A dragon. A queen. A man wearing a light-up Christmas jacket.  

These were just some of the sights at the recent, lively Best Places to Work in PA awards dinner at the Marriott at Penn Square in Lancaster, hosted by Lehigh Valley Business and Central Penn Business Journal. 

Several hundred participants let loose, and with good reason — it was the first Best Places celebration to be held in person in three years. 

The evening, like the many previous Lehigh Valley Business in-person events in 2022, was a great opportunity to not only be recognized for good work, but for important coworker socializing and inter-company networking. 

This year, LVB will hold more similar gatherings, but also present many other avenues for that sort of business synergy to be realized. 

Our foundation remains our bi-weekly paper – both in print and digital versions – as well as our website, lvb.com. 

But we bring you area business information in several other formats. 

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! 

In days of old, this shoutout by newsboys would alert the news-consuming public that there was something important being presented in the newspapers they were hawking. 

Now, in this hyper-digital age, it seems that the news-consuming public is saturated with so much information that it might be difficult to know exactly what to pay attention to. 

Allow us to be your guide. 

If you are reading this, you are already interested in being kept abreast of the latest happenings in the Central Pennsylvania business scene.  

The good news is, Lehigh Valley Business provides many ways for you to get and stay connected. 

I encourage you to connect with CPBJ through our various social media outlets, which include Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LehighValleyBusiness, Twitter: https://twitter.com/lvb com and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lehigh-valley-business. 

We send out a variety of newsletters that help you hone in on the day’s or week’s top business happenings in the Central Penn region. 

You can go to our website lvb.com to sign up for newsletters ranging from morning and afternoon highlights to health care and construction (https://www.lvb.com/sign-daily-newsletters/). 


Help us, help you 

It’s not just about what we can tell you, but what you can tell us. Have some important news about your company you want others to know about? You can send emails to [email protected] or reach out individually to me ([email protected]) or savvy, veteran reporters Cris Collingwood ([email protected]), Stacy Wescoe ([email protected]) and Ed Gruver ([email protected]). 

And we also provide other forums to recognize leaders and achievements.  

You can find our many award programs by going to https://lvb.com/events. Our Women of Influence Awards event is first up on the in-person calendar, taking place on May 10 at DeSales University (Women of Influence Awards – LVB). 

Looking for something online?  

And our Diversity & Inclusion Summit is just around the corner on March 29 (https://ereg.biz/a/regm/DIV2022). 

And we are hosting a series of Virtual Discussions, ranging in topics from Health Care Trends & Updates, to Employee Benefits & Insurance and Marketing Trends to Build Your Business (https://lvb.com/virtual-discussions). 

Then there are our Power Lists. 

Our annual Power 100 list – featuring the top movers and shakers in their respective businesses in the Greater Lehigh Valley region, chosen by our editorial team – will be released in print and online March 27.    

And we encourage suggestions for inclusion on future Power Lists (https://www.lvb.com/power-list-recommendation-form/). 

As you can see, we have a lot going on and look forward to seeing or hearing from you in 2023. 

Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to the print product (https://www.lvb.com/subscribe/).  


Ernie Long 

Editor, Lehigh Valley Business