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Best Made Possible in Lehigh Valley Instagram Posts: November 2019

By Colin McEvoy on November 27, 2019

The Made Possible in Lehigh Valley initiative seeks to share the stories of the people and companies in our region, and let them explain why Lehigh Valley is a special place where you can create a life, a business, or a career, on your terms.

We’ve been telling those stories through the Made Possible in Lehigh Valley Instagram account. Below are just a few of those posts from the past month. Follow it on Instagram @lvmadepossible, and be sure to use the hashtag #lvmadepossible. And if you’ve got a story you’d like to see highlighted there, let us know!

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The Factory LLC is helping to make it possible for Lehigh Valley to become a national leader in food and beverage innovation and production. Imagine a reverse smore with the chocolate on the inside of the marshmellow, and you have yourself a Stuffed Puff. @stuffedpuffs is the first client company of The Factory to open a standalone facility in the Lehigh Valley, and the 150,000 SF plant is expected to create more than 130 new full-time jobs. Yesterday's ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by none other than @marshmellomusic himself, a stakeholder and partner in Stuffed Puffs. Located in a converted former Bethlehem Steel mill, The Factory is an innovation center for startup food, beverage, and pet health companies. #lvmadepossible #lehighvalley #smores #marshmellow #foodandbev #manufacturing #djmarshmello #marshmellomusic @marshmellomusic @theshalizigroup @jmtierney3 @shalizi

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Lehigh Valley’s newest craft brewery is opening in @dwntwnallentown (?? ?) this Friday, bringing the total to 24 craft brewpubs in the region. @hopdaddysbrewingco is downtown on Hamilton next to the new @citycenterallentown building, Five City Center, the new home for 1,000 local @adp employees. Looking forward to a beergarden and seating for more than 300, featuring pizza, tons of local fare, and plenty of opportunity to meet friends and play bar games, foosball and shuffleboard tables. Brewing begins soon but in the meantime @hopdaddysbrewingco will feature local breweries including ? favorites @bonnbrewing and @funkbrewing plus other ? ? from @vynecrestwinery, @countyseatlv, @gallowshillspirits @xplorerspirits, @eightoaksdistillers and @faberliquors. #lvmadepossible #lehighvalley #iglehighvalley #downtownallentown #brewpub @breweriesinpa #breweriesinpa #craftbeer #findyourpossible #pizza #food #brewery #meetandgreet #community

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It's never too early to start celebrating the holidays in the Christmas City. ? Bethlehem's Christkindlmarkt opens today for its 27th season, and it’s currently in the running for Best Holiday Market for USA Today’s @10Best (go vote!) ? Visitors will find beautiful and unique handcrarted items from more than 150 artisans, live Christmas music, ice carving, glassblowing and plenty of cheer and family fun. ?? The annual holiday tradition is modeled after similar markets in Germany and Austria, and is expected to bring in nearly 100,000 visitors this year. ???? Visit christmascity.org and Follow @christmascity_pa and @lehighvalleypa for your holiday updates and pictures! ? Made Possible in Lehigh Valley. #lvmadepossible #bethlehem #christmascity #christkindlmarkt #christmas #holidays #lehighvalley #iglehighvalley #10best #travel #shopping #santa

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