Good morning, everyone! Happy Monday (is that an oxymoron?). Here is your Chamber news update.
The economy has claimed two more casualities. East Bangor will see a tax incease of 14%, the first one in five years. Meanwhile, state officials are delaying a proposed $100 million rebate program for homes to use solar energy since the bond market isn't in the best shape right now. The Express Times has a story on the difficult year that it has been for Lehigh Valley Businesses
In Bethlehem, a small fire has temporarily shut down the Bethlehem Brew Works, which could at open, at least in part, shortly. Hot food cannot be cooked until the grill and stove is replaced, which could take more than a week.
In Easton, the TRACC council is saying goodbye to their Vice President, J. Michael Dowd, a Chamber staffer. Mike is also a member of Northampton County Council. Mike will be replaced by Danielle Joseph, the current Vice President of Mission Councils at the Chamber. Meanwhile, Bev Dalrymple, who currently works as a special events coordinator, will be replacing Danielle. This will be effective January. Best of luck to everyone involved!!
State-wide news: Is Chris Matthews ready to re-sign his contract with MSNBC, thus ending speculation about a possible Senate run? Also, Governor Rendell defends his comments about Arizona Governor and Homeland Security Secretary-designate Janet Napolitano, in which he said that the Governor would be perfect for the job because she had no life.
Business Matters airs tonight at 7:30pm. The show is on the Employee Free Choice Act.
And, last, welcome to our featured new members of the day!
Advanced Automated Controls
P.O. Box 21686
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
Advanced Breast Care Imaging
250 Cetronia Road, Suite 102
Allentown, PA 18104
Advanced Hard Surface Cleaning, LLC
P.O. Box 789
Cherryville, PA 18083
Advanced Pension Programs, Inc.
1251 South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Suite 209
Allentown, PA 18103
612 Elm Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
ASTD - American Society For Trainers & Developers, Eastern PA Chapter
1874 Catasauqua Road, #382
Allentown, PA 18109
3400 Bath Pike, Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Digital Graphics Inc.
3522 Skyline Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18020