Good morning everyone! After a nice, long weekend, it's time to get back to work - and thus, here is today's Daily Briefing.
According to a survey by Manpower Inc, nearly 1 in 5 Lehigh Valley employers say they plan on hiring in the 4th quarter - an improvement on this time last year. Pen Argyl held a Labor Day parade yesterday - a parade which organizers feel set the world record for most fire trucks. In Bethlehem, the City, Downtown Bethlehem Association and The Chamber will be holding LOOPapalooza to highlight The Loop, the city's shuttle bus. A sign that summer is unofficially over: The Iron Pigs held their last game of the year yesterday, losing to the Scranton Yankees. Another sign: the Great Allentown Fair ended yesterday as well. With auditing being covered by outside firms, some second-class townships are questioning the need for elected and paid auditors. In Easton, about 50 parking meters are now smart meters - much to the chagrin of violators.
In political news, President Obama will be visiting Pennsylvania for Joe Sestak's campaign on September 20.
President Obama has unveiled his latest legislative initiative: a $50 billion public works plan.
We have one event today: a mixer with the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.
That's it for now! We'll be back later today - see you then!