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480 Pennsylvania Society members converging on Allentown

By LVEDC Staff on April 8, 2014

allentownWhen 480 members of the Pennsylvania Society gather on April 25th in Allentown they’ll have plenty to read, lots of pictures to look at – and a whole new appreciation for Lehigh Valley.

LVEDC is pleased to be able to provide 480 copies of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Making It In Lehigh Valley magazine to the attendees, who will be gathering for the Pennsylvania Society‘s 116th Annual Meeting and Luncheon.

Other meeting highlights will include the presentation of awards to a couple of former PPL chairmen, William Hecht and James Miller, and remarks from Gov. Thomas Corbett, Mayor Ed Pawlowski, and Pennsylvania Society President James Nevels.

“The Pennsylvania Society champions community development, personal achievement and economic progress,” Mayor Pawlowski told LVEDC. “The decision to hold its 2014 annual meeting and luncheon here brings well-earned recognition to local business leaders as well as to the outstanding community development achievements we have experienced and our exciting prospects for the future.”

Attractive, glossy and 64-pages, the LVEDC magazine features what the Lehigh Valley is all about – a surging economy, talented workforce, innovative companies and a multitude of recreational companies. It can be used by any business or organization in the Lehigh Valley that’s involved in recruiting people or other companies here.

Periodically, The Pennsylvania Society presents the Distinguished Citizen of the Commonwealth Award to a Pennsylvanian whose actions have benefited the commonwealth. Hecht was the leader of the utility company from 1993 through 2006 and served on a variety of board during his esteemed career including as deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2004 through 2009, and on the board of trustees of Lehigh University and of Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network.

Miller took over for Hecht in 2006 and served through 2011. He was also extremely active in Lehigh Valley affairs, serving as a trustee of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, and as a board of director for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and the Lehigh Valley Partnership.

The Pennsylvania Society members will take a tour of the Allentown Art Museum prior to the luncheon. After the luncheon and presentations, the group will received a guided tour of Miller Symphony Hall.

Mayor Pawlowski explained to LVEDC just how the city will benefit from the event.

“The spring meeting brings together some 480 Pennsylvania Society members – most of whom come from outside the area,” he told us. “This is a tremendous opportunity to display all the positives that are occurring in Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing city. A number of our guests could be potential investors and may spread the word about the opportunities that are available in Allentown.”

Click here for a digital copy of the Making It In Lehigh Valley magazine.

You can also contact LVEDC’s VP of Marketing, John McGran, at [email protected] or (610) 266-7682 for printed copies.

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