Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Daily Briefing, 11/16/2010

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

Dr. Elliot Sussman, President & CEO of of Lehigh Valley Health Network, has resigned to explore national opportunities.  Dr. Sussman has run LVHN since 1993.  He has been replaced by Dr. Robert Swinfard, the current Chief Medical Officer of the hospital.  Ryan Sandberg, former Cubs great, will be coming to the Lehigh Valley as the manager of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs next year.  Pfizer has donated twelve acres of land to Lehigh County - the land will be used for recreation.  Bethlehem Township's preliminary budget has no tax increase.  The ACLU is suing the Easton Area School District for their ban on the "I Heart Boobies" bracelets.  The bracelets are part of a campaign to increase awareness for breast cancer.

Facebook has announced a dramatic overhaul in its messaging system, now offering users an opportunity to integrate their mail, chat and IM conversations with Facebook messages.  In the nation's one unresolved Senate race, Lisa Murkowski (R) pulled ahead of Republican nominee Joe Miller in her write-in campaign for the Senate.  Murkowski appears to be on her way to victory in this race.

We have two Chamber events today: a mixer at the Lehigh Valley Firearms Training Center and a ribbon cutting celebration for the newly reconstructed Route 309.

That's it for now!  Have a great day, and we'll be back later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's RYNE Sandberg, not RYAN. Tidbit: The Easton v. Pburg game is the oldest interstate Thanksgiving Day Football Game in the world.