Allentown's Center City Recognized Globally for Redevelopment

citycenterThe redevelopment of Allentown, led by Executive Forum member City Center Lehigh Valley, was recognized globally by Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Global Awards for Excellence. Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2017 Global Awards for Excellence, which is widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include three located in Asia, two in Europe, and 20 in North America.

“Each of these finalists demonstrates a thoughtful, innovative approach to urban development that is adding to the sustainability and livability of the communities in which they are located,” said Global Awards Jury Chairman Wendy Rowden, president, 42nd Street Development Corp., New York City. “The attention paid to project detail, flexible design, and neighborhood context were among the factors making these entries stand out. They represent the type of development that will withstand the tests of time and change.”

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Beck Packaging Receives Recognition for Community Involvement

BeckPackaging Business Profiles image 1024x578By the Manufacturers and Employers Association

Lehigh Valley Executive Forum member Beck Packaging was recently given an honorable mention for its community involvement. 

Beck Packaging Corp. Employers received honorable mention for their community involvement by the Manufacturers and Employers Association. The Northeast Pennsylvania division of MAEA hosts an annual Excellence Awards to the companies and professionals that deserve them most in several categories.

“We strive to put the greatest in our community and will volunteer our time to help in what we can. We are always looking out for opportunities to be involved with our community” states President and CEO Greg Stoudt. Investment in the community is just one of many ways Beck Packaging and their employee owners demonstrate their commitment to be a good corporate citizen.

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Nestle Waters Hosts the Executive Forum

The Well-Known Bottling Facility, Nestle Waters, Hosted the Lehigh Valley Executive Forum

nestleThis morning's meeting at Nestle Waters gave our group an insider's look at their manufacturing process. Every time we have off-site meetings I learn a ton. I was intrigued by their processes that they have in place, metrics for quality and feedback loop for continuous improvement. These are great take-aways for all our businesses, and it was something that I walked away thinking about for my own business. 

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Two Executive Forum Members Named to 40 Under 40 List

40under40 lehighvalleyEach year, local business publication Lehigh Valley Business releases it distinguished list of 40 young professionals from the Greater Lehigh Valley as Forty Under 40 honorees.

The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to have two of it's members on the list.

Lehigh Valley Business selected the professionals "for his or her commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community. An independent panel of judges reviewed the nominees and gave them scores based on their achievements."

The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley congratulates Jarrett Lauchach, Leasing Manager for City Center Lehigh Valley, and Max Harris, Cheif Business Development Officer of Netizen Corp.

For more information about Lehigh Valley Business's 40 Under 40 List in 2017 click here.


Charlie Dent Speaks at the Executive Forum

Congressman Charlie Dent Addresses Area Business Leaders at Lehigh Valley Executive Forum Event

executive forum charlie dentThe Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley hosted over 100 area business executives and owners today for a candid discussion with Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) on the broad range of issues affecting the region’s business and manufacturing communities.

Congressman Dent, a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, shared some of the initiatives that he has been working on in Washington. Topics included a summary of his work as a subcommittee Chairman on the House Appropriations Committee and how those efforts resonate here in the Lehigh Valley, the adverse impact that regulatory burdens have had on employers and the broader economy, and the role that Congress has in shaping the future of healthcare policies.

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