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Dec 6, 2019

Certified Tourism Ambassador program aimed at boosting tourism economy

While it’s designed for workers on the frontlines of the region’s hospitality industry, a new program being developed by Discover Lehigh Valley can be for anyone who wants to be a part of helping to promote the Lehigh Valley as a destination, said Bree Nidds, vice president of sales for the tourism authority.

Dec 6, 2019

Hit the pause button: Mindfulness for the workplace

What can employers do to protect their employees from the effects of stress at work? Carolyn Lamparella, licensed professional counselor and program director for Preferred EAP with Lehigh Valley Health Network, advises employers to build a culture of well-being in their workplace, where talking about stress is OK, and stress management skills are reinforced.

Dec 4, 2019

With online retail brand, longtime manufacturer starts nationwide shipping

Having been in business since 1934, one local meat manufacturer and distributor had been shipping its products for many years within a 250-mile radius of its home in Easton.

Dec 4, 2019

Grant aids ArtsQuest effort to build new cultural center

ArtsQuest earned an additional investment in its plan to build an $18 million cultural center on the site of the Banana Factory in South Bethlehem.

Dec 4, 2019

Airport authority approves $49.1M capital improvement program

With an eye on reinvesting in its infrastructure and expanding services, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority board of governors approved a $36.7 million operating budget for all three of its aviation facilities, plus a nearly $49.1 million capital improvement program for 2020.

Dec 2, 2019

Medical device manufacturer ready to move into bigger space

A Dec. 9 ribbon cutting is planned for a major expansion effort at Tyber Medical LLC in the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

Dec 2, 2019

Here’s what you can do to attract craft workers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported earlier this year that are now more open jobs than people seeking work in nearly every industry. Some industries have been hit harder than others. In particular, there are shortages impacting skilled positions, such as machinists, operators, engineers and especially craft workers.

Dec 2, 2019

Here’s the pronoun lowdown: ‘they’ is here

Once upon a time, English pronouns were simple: him/his, her/hers, it/its, they/their.

Dec 2, 2019

Debate over minimum wage is heating up and tipping is caught in the middle.

For the service worker, tips are a way of life. Those who serve food or pour drinks, carry luggage, cut hair and polish nails all work in occupations where the customer largely determines how much their work is worth.

Dec 2, 2019

Upper Bucks tech school food truck offers fries with education

Upper Bucks County Technical School is offering culinary students a chance to hit the road – in a food truck.

Nov 27, 2019

Cultural healing: Reading Hospital turns to Alvernia University to help employees offer care sensitive to patients’ backgrounds

Researchers and health care providers at Reading Hospital have found an important key to improving patient care. Cultural awareness. To address this need, the hospital developed and launched its Cultural Awareness Program this year with Alvernia University. The in-classroom course teaches Reading Hospital employees how to be more culturally sensitive to their patients.

Nov 25, 2019

There is no cookie-cutter succession plan

As a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist, I advise many business owners regarding their exit strategies. I am also often asked to advise companies wishing to begin the succession planning process.

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