Thursday, July 23, 2009

Daily Briefing, 7/23/2009

Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.

The Morning Call is reporting that, according to sources, downtown Allentown is the favored site to gain a hockey arena for the minor league Phantoms. In other economic development news, Easton's waterfront plan has been approved by City Council. However, Air Products announced yesterday that although their profits are up, they will have to cut another 1,150 jobs. It is currently unknown what affect that will have on the Lehigh Valley.

In national news, Senate leaders have acknowledged for the first time that they will likely fall short of voting on a health care reform bill by the August deadline set by President Obama. And speaking of health care, President Obama held a prime time press conference yesterday, where discussion over the health care bill was the primary topic.

We have two Chamber events today - a Speed Networking mixer at The Corner Bakery and a mixer at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot.

And that's it! Have a great day and we'll see you later.

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