Thursday, March 4, 2010

Daily Briefing, 3/4/2010

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

In Allentown, City Council voted 7-0 to pass a law that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones (full disclosure - your blogger is Mike Schlossberg, the author of the law).  At Northampton Community College, students are quickly signing up for a class that would teach them how to operate table games.  The Wilson Area School Board yesterday voted 9-0 to extend a tax deal to Lou Pektor for his proposed renovations to the former Dixie Cup plant in the Borough.  If you are looking for a job, you are in luck: Via of the Lehigh Valley is holding an open house to advertise their job openings.


In national news, for the first time in a decade, alcohol and marijuana use among teens is on the rise again.  President Obama gave his overview of his final proposed health care legislation, urging the Senate to approve the package via reconciliation.  There is good news for small and medium sized businesses, with survey's indicating that the worst of the job loss seems to be over and recovery is hitting Main Street.  The Federal Reserve seemed to agree, saying that the economy has continued to show "modest" signs of improvement.

We have two Chamber events today: the Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will be giving his State of the City address and there will be a free Sam's Club preview mixer at the Airport Road Sheraton. 

That's it for now!  We'll be back later today with at least two more entries.  See you then.

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