Monday, September 9, 2013

Business News in the Lehigh Valley, September 9, 2013

Good morning, and happy Monday Lehigh Valley!

In local news over the weekend, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski officially announced he will be making a run for Pennsylvania Governor in 2014. Pawlowski pointed to Pennsylvania's stagnant job growth, crumbling infrastructure, and massive cuts in the state's public education system as reasons he's running for Harrisburg.

Bethlehem held its third annual VegFest over the weekend on the South Bethlehem Greenway. This was the first year the festival went entirely vegan, and thousands of hungry vegetable lovers came out to celebrate on Saturday.

The Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon took place this weekend, raising more then $200,000 for children and adults with disabilities. There were 3,538 runners from 37 different states and several countries competing in the race, as this is a qualifier for next year's Boston Marathon.

Tonight on Business Matters: A special double feature with Two special editions of "Business Matters" dealing with Syria. At 7:00, host Tony Iannelli will speak with local members of the Syrian community discussing the current situation. At 7:30, he will interview Sen. Pat Toomey on various issues, including Syria. Tune in and watch WFMZ tonight, and make sure to leave your comments here or on our other social media outlets.

Today’s Member of the Day is Delaware Valley College, who will be holding The 18th Annual DelVal Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, October 7 at Saucon Valley Country Club.

The Annual Golf Classic is a full day of golf and goodwill, with all fees and sponsorships going directly to college scholarships. Enjoy a round on the Famed Old Course or Grace Course, both ranked in the top 100 courses in the country.

Register online at

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