Monday, October 19, 2009

Daily Brieifng. 10/19/2009

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

In Bethlehem, Illick's Mill has reopened after after six years and $1.2 million in renovation costs.  The Mill will be used as an educational resource in the school district.  In Easton, though the state budget has been passed, troubles remain, as the Easton Area Community Center faces budget cuts of of nearly $100,000.  In political news, the U.S. Senate approved $11 million for Lehigh University, Air Products and Lehigh Heavy Forge.  The money would go to projects that would benefit the military.

In state-wide news, Robert Mensch will be sworn in to the State Senate today.  Mensch was elected earlier last month in a special election to replace Rob Wonderling, who resigned his 24th Senate District seat to become President of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

In national news, this should be an interesting week on Wall Street, as fourth quarter earnings announcements for major corporations are expected to come this week.

We have one Chamber event today: a debate with candidates for East Penn School Board, held by the East Penn Chamber of Commerce.

Business Matters airs today, and the topic is a one-on-one interview with Allegheny County Executive and Democratic candidate for Governor, Dan Onorato.  The show airs tonight at 8pm - you can also debate it live in find out more information over at the Business Matters blog.

That's it for now!  We'll be back later today.

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