Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Daily Briefing, 10/26/2010

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

The region's two Daily Papers both saw decreases in subscriptions between March 2009 - March 2010 - the Express-Times saw a 3% drop, while the Morning Call saw a 5.7% drop.  The final debate was held between Charlie Dent, John Callahan and Jake Towne at the State Theatre in Easton.  A proposed Tax Increment Financing for the redevelopment of Martin Towers in Bethlehem was rejected by the Bethlehem Area School Board.  Good news for Lehigh Valley International Airport, which saw a significant increase in traffic during the month of September.  Northampton County awarded grant funding to Hellertown, Lower Saucon and Freemansburg have been awarded the first casino impact grants, with funding that has come from the Sands Bethlehem.  The Valley housing market dropped again in September, decreasing nearly 35% from the same month last year.

In state-wide news, Governor Rendell appears ready to sign a moratorium on any additional leasing of state lands for the purposes of Marcellus Shale drilling.

We have one Chamber event today: a joint speed networking event between the Small Business Council and Young Professionals Council.

That's it for now!  We leave you with this hilarious parody of my favorite subject: Social Media.  Have a good one!

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