Monday, December 7, 2009

Daily Briefing, 12/7/2009

Good morning everyone!  We hope you enjoyed your snowy weekend.  Here is today's Daily Briefing.

The Morning Call runs a story on Gracedale, Northampton County's senior citizen home, and the controversy over the its potential privatization.  In Lower Macungie Township, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission has come out against a proposed quarry in the Township, saying that they are concerned over the potential for a negative impact on farming and residential properties nearby.  There appears to be some good news when it comes to H1N1, as the amount of cases has peaked, although experts are concerned for the potential of another wave of the disease.  In Easton, Chamber member Bob Buesing of East Coast Touring Company has said that he will raise the $10,000 needed to fund a tourism study to help determine if tourism and arts are the future in Easton.

In national news, the Treasury department has announced that of the they expect to recover all but $42 billion of the $340 billion they lent out last year in the bank bailout.  And, in Copenhagen, the UN Summit on Climate Change has kicked off.

Business Matters airs today, featuring a one-on-one interview with Auditor General and Democratic Candidate for Governor Jack Wagner.  The show airs tonight (Monday, December 7) on WFMZ-TV - you can also read more about the show over at our Business Matters blog.

We have one Chamber event today: a tree lighting in Phillipsburg.

And that's it for now!  Have a great day - we should be back later.

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