Friday, February 22, 2013

Business News in the Lehigh Valley, 2/21/13

Good morning, but more importantly Happy Friday, Lehigh Valley! It's hard to believe we're almost through February already. Here's a quick recap of news that you may have missed in the last few days.

The Allentown Arena now has an official name, following an announcement held yesterday. "PPL Center" will be the name of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms arena in downtown Allentown. From the article on lvb.com -  "George Lewis, director of corporate communications for PPL, said the investment was part of an ongoing commitment to economic development in the city's downtown. "PPL has been in the downtown since it was founded in 1920," he said. "We have an interest in promoting Allentown, where we are located and where many of our employees live."

The Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest has been named as the beneficiary of the 2013 Lehigh Valley Auto Show Gala proceeds. Tickets for the gala are priced at $75 each or $125 for couples. For more information, click here.

The Chamber held its monthly Signature Networking Event last night at Hotel Bethlehem, immediately following the monthly New Member Orientation. The networking event drew a crowd of about 200 business professionals to 1741 on the Terrace in the hotel. Thanks to all who came out! Next month's will be held at Shula's - American Steak House in Center Valley.

That's all for now, check in later and have a great Friday!

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