Sunday, December 14, 2008

Daily Briefing, 12/15/2008

Good morning everyone! Here is your Chamber world today.

The Morning Call has an interesting story on Senator Arlen Specter. Senator Specter, regarded as a moderate, will prove to be a critically important voice in this upcoming political cycle, particularly with his own reelection bid coming up in 2009. Specter's importance is enhanced because the Democrats are so close to a 60-seat majority in the Senate (1 or 2 seats shy, depending on how the Minnesota recount works).

Locally, Northampton Community College is now offering classes on solar panel installation. The classes come on the heels of NCC being awarding a $15,000 grant from PPL and the Sustainable Energy Fund. And, of course, congrats to the Liberty Hurricanes, Pennsylvania's AAAA state champtions!

Nationally, gas prices rose slightly after 86 straight days of dropping. However, as a Morning Call story notes, this can sometimes hurt small, independently owned gas stations.

Business Matters, hosted by Tony Iannelli today will air a very timely show with the latest information on the real estate market. The show will air today (Monday, 12/15), 7:30pm on WFMZ.

And, we close today by welcoming some of our newest members. Be sure to check them out!

Eagle Solar Energy
1807 Mark Twain Circle
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 868-4750

Easton Suburban Water Authority
3700 Hartley Avenue
Easton, PA 18045
(610) 258-7181

Haber, Corriere & Backenstoe
433 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 1217
Bethlehem, PA 18016-1217
(610) 865-5566

Hallman's Service Station
230 Main Street
Slatington, PA 18080
(610) 767-7667

Hazleton Oil & Environmental, Inc
300 Tamaqua Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
(570) 929-1793

H.I.M. on Call, Inc.
1033 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 435-5724

Inspired Living...
1440 Stonewood Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(484) 554-1166

Northwestern Human Services
701 W. Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 866-8331

ODS Funding Used Cars, LLC
2550 Brodhead Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 758-8289

Ohm Weatherization
3208 Easton Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 882-9927

Patton, Harris, Rust and Associates
One Windsor Plaza, Suite 201A
7535 Windsor Drive
Allentown, PA 18195
(610) 395-7033

Pediatric Therapy Associates, PC
5000 W. Tilghman St.
Suite 206
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 821-0123

Pharma-Med, Inc.
1995 Highland Avenue, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(484) 505-6371 or

Pure Sprouts Organic Delivery
1051 Sparrow Way
Breinigsville, PA 18031
(267) 421-2620

Quandel Enterprises, Inc.
14 Commerce Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(717) 940-0058

Quench USA
780 5th Avenue, Suite 110
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 277-7472x241

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