News from Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley
In the 2018 Reader Rankings, Lehigh Valley Business readers voted for eleven companies who hold membership in the Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley. Congratulations to those on the list! They include:
Best Restoration Contractors Servpro Easton Bethlehem Whitehall
Best Residential Real Estate Kelly Williams
Best College and Universities Moravian College
Best Accounting Firm Buckno Lisicky & Company
Best Bank Embassy Bank
Best Benefits Consulting HMK Insurance
Best Insurance Agency HMK Insurance
Best Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba
Best Executive Recruiters Express Employment Professionals
Best Hotels Sands Casino Resort
Best Law Firms Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba
Best Management & Coaching Consultants Pinnacle 7
On Wednesday morning August 1st, almost 50 members of the Lehigh Valley Executive Forum gathered at the Mack Trucks’ Museum in Allentown. The group was hosted by the general manager of the Mack Customer Center who provided a brief history and overview of the facility. The Mack Museum was born as a non-profit corporation in 1984 and commemorates Mack history through photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack truck models. In addition to being the authority on all things Mack, the Mack Trucks Historical Museum also restores and preserves vintage Mack Trucks and memorabilia for all to enjoy.
Members were given the opportunity to tour the museum as well as experience the state-of-the-art customer facility typically reserved for use by clients when selecting their truck(s).
On June 20th, Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley members convened at the Sands Conference Center in Bethlehem for the second quarter “members only” meeting, which provided a refresher for members on strategic goals. Members also received complimentary, professional headshots from Christmas City Studios.
The membership analyzed performance on key objectives year-to-date, assessed the strategy for the remaining year and reviewed its purpose, mission and core values. Every Forum meeting has the members’ best interest in mind with ideas on how to grow together. The Forum’s unofficial mottos are “You need to be engaged,” "It is not what you get but what you give."
Written by Jennifer Schimmel with photo from Gary Gower, Jr.
Wow! What an incredible meeting we had at the Northampton Community College’s Fowler Center. Their Center for Business and Industry is centrally located at 511 E. Third Street Bethlehem PA 18015. You need to check this place out!
Jeffrey Sheck one of the developers for The Center for Business and Industry graciously explained how CBI came into existence. He explained their mission, vision and long term goals for this renovated 8,000 square foot Bethlehem Steel building. Not only is there extensive history within this building but so much educational wealth to be discovered.
Their vision is simply to offer diversification, flexibility, affordability and powerful skills and tools to every single person in our community.
Remember that old saying? “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink?”
The fowler center has made it incredibly simple for students, entrepreneurs, employees, business owners, anyone to grow as person, a community, or a business. Giving them access to everything! This includes OSHA training, Safety Training, Technical, Healthcare, Hospitality, Computer Training, Leadership Training, Adult Literacy Training, English, Math, and non credit courses. They will even customize a training class for your or your employees to meet your needs.
On April 18, 2018 Penn State Lehigh Valley hosted approximately 45 members of the Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley at their facility in Center Valley. On hand were the Chancellor Tina Q. Richardson, faculty, staff and over 20 current students. The Chancellor addressed the audience praising the Executive Forum for their work in the community, their value in training young professionals and some history about Penn State Lehigh Valley. Penn State’s faculty also spoke about their undergraduate programs as well as the Launchbox program. Students also had the opportunity to speak and introduce themselves. Students pursuing numerous career paths were represented from logistics management, accounting, technology, business administration, and many more degree programs.