News from Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley
In April 2019, Jeffrey Aster of Personal Security Solutions, LLC brought up some important questions and facts when it can come to personal safety and safety on the move.
Do you know how many Kidnapped for ransom cases there have been since 2015? This will blow your mind! There have been 1,800 and another 1,200 not reported. The Average ransom that is paid in the U.S. is $80,0000.
Not so fun fact...Unprofessional criminals can be more dangerous. What are some of the reasons people commit a crime like this? They could have gambling debt or a small amount of debt that they need to get out of and in their mind kidnapping with ransom could be a quick resolution to the situation they are in.
On February 6th, Allentown-based HVAC and electrical contractor, Meisner Services, presented to the Forum about their services and new innovations in HVAC. Meisner services in Allentown is a five start choice when it comes to local Heating, Cooling and electrical. They provide no hassle service, individual attention with a modern twist.
Some of their recent projects have been rather large and include.
- Faith Church
- Lehigh Valley Pain
- Easton Charter School
One of their vendors with LG introduced an impressive and new system that they just rolled out. This modern heating and cooling system is efficient and quick and can be installed in residential homes to large commercial projects.
On February, 20th Lehigh Valley Technology Company spoke to the Lehigh Valley Executive Forum members about current trends in information technology (IT). IT is more than just a synonym for technology, it is an important pulse to your business.
When you think computers, printers, password issues, connection problems, software, emails, cloud computing, disaster recovery, think of Lehigh Valley Technology which is strictly an IT company in large volumes. They offer remote monitoring and management 365 days a year and 24/7. They are a watchdog for your servers, work stations, and firewall.
Downtime costs money when your servers go down. They can see problems before they come up. Your issues will be addressed without you or the company even realizing. You will never miss a beat!
The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley, a local executive resource group, selected a new president. Rob Baker, President & CEO of Christmas City Studio, was voted to head the business group for the next two years. “I am excited to lead the Executive Forum because I believe in our mission and that what we are creating is truly a unique, mutually beneficial relationship for all of our members,” says Baker.
Baker, like most Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley members, has enjoyed membership in the group. Originally joining the group in 2012, Christmas City Studio management team has benefited from networking with peers as well as the education and resource that the organization provides. In 2015, Rob Baker and his partner Matt Newman purchased Christmas City Studio from Rob’s father George Baker. They now lead Christmas City Studio into their 42nd year in business. Rob Baker credits the Executive Forum with providing him a network of trusted professionals and business insight as he ascended to the helm of Christmas City Studio. Baker shares that he still relies on the Executive Forum to solve new challenges, but he is also happy to give back to the organization that helped him.
The Lehigh Valley Executive Forum has always prided itself in the quality of its members. "The businesses who comprise the membership of the Executive Forum are civic-minded and well-managed by local executives who want to make the Lehigh Valley a great place to live and do business," says LVEF President Rob Baker. Fortunately, it is not just the Executive Forum that has a high view of its members, but also the business community at large feels the same way. LVEF member Netizen Corporation won the Veteran-Owned Business of the Year award for 2018.
Similarly, Fitzpatrick, Lentz, and Bubba, PC won the Business of the Year Award for the category of 25 - 100 employees. The honors were given by Lehigh Valley Business. Congratulations to both organizations! Award images were taken from LVB.com.