Join host Sally Handlon, Becky Bradley, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Joyce Marin, Executive Director of ReNew Lehigh Valley for a discussion on the Lehigh Valley - Live, Work and Play. Each organization presents a different perspective. (Original air-date February 20, 2014).
Host Sally Handlon - It has been a year and a half (July 2012) since Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation has been led by Don Cunningham. There have been many changes - board and committees, staff, organizational focus and stakeholder accountability (communities, investors). Sally gets a chance to talk with Don Cunningham and Tom Garrity about what has been happening and where it is headed.
Lafayette College’s seventeenth president, Dr. Alison Byerly will join host Sally Handlon as they talk about the College, Dr. Byerly’s first three months as President and her thoughts on higher education in the 21st century. (Original air date September 19, 2013.)
Although public education is available to all youth, the preparation of youngsters to start school varies widely. Some of the children may be enrolled in a formal Pre-K program; some may have engaged families or extended families. But what if they don’t? How can the child without those experiences adapt and excel? One answer that is locally being explored is Promise Neighborhoods. Join host Sally Handlon as she explores this new approach with guests Edward Meehan and Dr. Kamran Afshar. (Original air date, July 18, 2013.)
The Lehigh Valley is fortunate to have a variety of small businesses, over 11,000 have 9 or less employees. How does a business of this size get to the next level – more revenue, more employees…help strengthen the business community? Host Sally Handlon welcomes guests David Dunn, Lehigh University’s Small Business Development Center, and David Grow, VP of First Niagara. The three will discuss how 12 community organizations are coming together to provide a business expo to support our small business community. (Original air date May 16, 2013.)
Business has never been more unusual. On this week's program the spotlight will be on Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation - where we've been and where we are headed as a business community. Host Sally Handlon welcomes Don Cunningham, LVEDC President & CEO and Don Bernhard, LVEDC Board Chair to this week's program.