Business

Achieving Entrepreneurial Success on LV Discourse

Mar 7, 2017

Guest Dr. Brennan Pursell joins host John Pearce to talk of small business successes and the top eight problem areas for entrepreneurs.

Dr. Pursell also discusses the nuts and bolts of how to make a successful small business, as well as pitfalls to avoid. 

(Original air-date: 2/23/17)

Mike Gausling on Lessons with Leaders

Mar 3, 2017

Lessons with Leaders is a new quarterly feature of Lehigh Valley Discourse hosted by Laurie Siebert which will spotlight business and community leaders in their fields throughout the Lehigh Valley. The goal for the program is to be a reflection of how leaders are inspired, driven, supported, and ultimately successful. Lessons with Leaders will share with our community, our guest's dreams, setbacks and successes, as well as the hard work it took to accomplish their dream, their vision.

Business History Lessons on LV Discourse

Nov 10, 2016

On this edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse, host John Pearce is joined by historian Dr. Brennan Pursell, a humanities and business professor at DeSales University to bring us business history lessons.

Dr. Pursell answers fascinating questions such as: Where did money come from?  What about the concepts of credit and debt?  How did the banking industry begin?  What are the roles of stocks and bonds? 

Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses the results of the Kamran Afshar-Greater Chamber of Commerce's survey of Lehigh Valley businesses conducted in July 2016. Joining Dr. Afshar to analyze the results are Bruce Palmer, CPA and shareholder at the accounting firm Buckno, Lisicky & Company, as well as Chad Paul, president and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

Economic Pulse: Week of 05/06/16

May 17, 2016

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.  Economic Pulse airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am.

(Original air-date: 05/06/16)

Quarterly Economic Review on LV Discourse

May 14, 2016

Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses the results of KAA, Inc.'s latest quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses. The survey of Lehigh Valley businesses taken in April 2016 guaged their expectations about the economy and plans for hiring and expenditures here in the Lehigh Valley for the next six months. Joining Dr. Afhsar are guests Tony Iannelli, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; Ed Meehan, The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust; and Stephen Patterson, TD Bank. 

(Original air-date: 05/05/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 4/8/2016

Apr 11, 2016

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.  Economic Pulse  airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am.

(Original air-date: 04/08/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/26/2016

Mar 3, 2016

Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

(Original air-date: 2/26/16)

Weather Trends International's Bill Kirk on LV Discourse

Feb 26, 2016

 

Host Sally Handlon and her guest, Bill Kirk, co-founder and CEO of Weather Trends International, talk about the weather - some history, trends for the coming year, whys of some past weather events and the impact of weather on businesses.

 (Original air-date: 2/18/2016)

In this special hour-long edition of Economic Pulse, Dr. Kamran Afshar welcomes members of the business community for a roundtable discussion on the results of the quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses.

(Original air-date: 5/7/2015)

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