Thursday, July 15, 2010

Daily Briefing, 7/15/2010

Good morning everyone!  Here is your Daily Briefing.

Of course, yesterday was the Triple-A All Star Game at Coca Cola Park!  By all accounts, the game was a great success for the Iron Pigs and for the region.  In an effort to control costs, Northampton County Council President Ron Angle said that the County should ask for 5% wage cuts or look to lay off employees.  The Lehigh Valley Health Board announced the price tag of started a bi-county health bureau yesterday - the entire proposal costs $10 million, with each county being asked to contribute $500,000.  In the race for the 15th Congressional District, incumbent Charlie Dent (R-15) raised $410,000 in the past cycle (for a total of $1.75 million), while challenger John Callahan (D) raised $350,000 (totaling $1.4 million).  Traffic at Lehigh Valley International Airport rose 19% compared to the previous June.

A new poll for the Pennsylvania Senate shows that Joe Sestak (D) and Pat Toomey (R) are tied at 43% each.

WFMZ has an interesting story on local doctors moving to meet the federal government's requirement to switch to electronic records.

The Chamber was in the news yesterday, as we held an event on what Health Care Reform will do to a small business' bottom line.

Today is even busier than usual for us, with four Chamber Events:  a free mixer at the Lehigh Valley Mall, a grand opening at Homewood Suites, a Social Networking Strategies and Tactics Seminar and a monthly meeting of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Whew!  That's it for today!  Have a good one, and we'll be back later.

No comments: