Business

Business
12:23 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Michael Stershic, President of Discover Lehigh Valley, on LV Discourse

Discover Lehigh Valley is celebrating it's 30th anniversary "building the Lehigh Valley into a bustling leisure and business travel destination while boosting the local economy as the official destination marketing organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties." Michael Stershic, President of Discover Lehigh Valley,  discusses accomplishments and future challenges in the leisure and business travel industry.

(Original air-date 10/16/2014)

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Business
1:21 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

The Relationship Between Black Baseball and Black Businesses on LV Arts Salon

Host John Pearce welcomes authors Roberta Newman, professor at NYU, and Dr. Joel Nathan Rosen, professor at Moravian College, to discuss their award-winning book Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar, exploring how the relationship between the segregated Negro League and black businesses functioned, particularly in urban areas with significant African American populations--Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, and more.

(Original air-date 9/29/2014)

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Business
12:59 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

International Business Development on LV Discourse

Whether intentional or not, all businesses today have international exposure through the internet. Businesses that are seeking to expand their markets beyond the Lehigh Valley or US, need to understand the different "rules of the game." 

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Business
12:27 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

The Manufacturing Industry's Decline on Economic Pulse

What happened to manufacturing? Are we producing anything anymore?

Employment in manufacturing has dropped from 18 million in 1972 to 12 million in 2010, however, the fewer manufacturing employees are producing a lot more products than their significantly larger manufacturing employees did in 1970s.

(Original air-date 7/11/2014)

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Business
12:23 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Optimistic Signs from the Consumer Price Index on Economic Pulse

June consumer sentiment index recorded a slight increase over its May’s level. The index has been relatively unchanged in the last 6 months, this is remarkable considering the size of the GDP drop in the 1st quarter. Consumers clearly considered this a one time events.

(Original air-date 7/4/2014)

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Business
12:19 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Nationwide Drop in GDP on Economic Pulse

The nation’s real Gross Domestic Product or GDP dropped  by a surprisingly large 2.9% during the 1st quarter of 2014, last winter was a lot worse than we thought.

(Original air-date 6/27/2014)

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Business
12:33 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Lehigh Valley SCORE Chairman Carlton Raines on Take Charge of Your Life

Host Eleanor Bobrow discusses getting your business idea off the ground with Carlton Raines, Chairman of Lehigh Valley Chapter 74 of SCORE, an organization dedicated to growing successful small businesses across America, one business at a time. (Original air-date 6-2-2014)

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Finance
12:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Laurie Siebert discusses financial advisors on Your Financial Choices

What exactly is a financial advisor? What does the designation mean? Host Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP®,  AEP®, explains and takes listener finance questions live on the air. (Original air-date 5/28/2014)

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Finance
10:36 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Inflation Concerns on Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar

While inflation over the last 12 months still registers only at a low 2.0%, if we look at the first 4 months of this year the picture changes significantly. The consumer price index, the instrument we use for measuring inflation rose by 1.3% over the last 4 months. This translates into a 5.2% inflation at annual rates. That is if this trend continues for the rest of the year we are going to re-visit inflation for the first time since 2007! (Original air-date 5/16/2014)

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Finance
3:36 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Quarterly Economic Review on Economic Pulse

Left to right: Jennifer Mann, Kevin Flemming, Josh Dodd, Kamran Afshar

On this special hour-long edition of Economic Pulse, Dr. Afshar looks at the financial and economic state of the Lehigh Valley during the first quarter of 2014. His roundtable panel includes Jennifer Mann (President of Mann Consulting), Kevin Flemming (President of Integrity Personnel), and Josh Dodd (Senior Vice President at Univest Bank & Trust). (Original air-date 5/8/2014)

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