Good morning, Lehigh Valley. Happy Friday!
Thanks to all who came out to the Lehigh Valley Easy Pages Annual Distribution Party and Chamber Signature Networking Mixer last night. The Miller Symphony Hall was full of all kinds of businesspersons networking and having a great time. Also, welcome to all of the new Chamber members that made it out to our New Member Orientation!
The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act became law beginning yesterday, requiring outdated electronics to be recycled instead of thrown away. In addition to reducing waste in landfills, the law will ensure that precious metals found in the electronics can be reused and not go to waste. Pennsylvania is the 25th state to enact such a ban. Make sure you don't throw away your outdated computers, keyboards and similar items! For a list of electronics recycling facilities nearest you, follow this link.
The Pennsylvania House committee also passed a bill recently that would eliminate the inheritance tax on family-owned businesses. The bill will now go to the full house for consideration.
Downtown Bethlehem's Winter Restaurant Week begins this Sunday, January 27.
Thirty-Two Restaurants in Bethlehem will offer fixed menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast price points: $5, $10
Lunch price points: $5, $10, $15
Dinner price points: $10, $20, $25, $30, $35
Here's the best part: You have an opportunity to win $2000 worth of Restaurant Week Participant gift certificates! Each time you dine out from a Restaurant Week menu (max 3 times daily), fill out the contest slip given to you by your server. Hand that slip back to the waiter and you are automatically entered into the contest. Find out more here.
Make sure to check The Morning Call for upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley.