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2018 LVEDC Fall Signature Event

By Michael Keller on November 1, 2018

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/01/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
blue grillhouse

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The 2018 LVEDC Fall Signature Event will feature Freshpet, a local manufacturer of healthy and natural pet food located in Hanover Township. Guests will hear an update from Freshpet CEO Billy Cyr highlighting the company’s role in the community, recent initiatives, and the impact that manufacturing has on the Lehigh Valley.

The event will be held on Thursday, November 1, from 5 – 7 p.m. at blue grillhouse in Bethlehem, and will include networking and hors d’oeuvres following the address.

 

Freshpet recently announced they will be expanding their manufacturing operation in Lehigh Valley, nearly doubling the company’s footprint in the area and adding up to 200 jobs.

This event is open to current LVEDC investors only. Please call 610-266-6775 or contact Diane Milia at [email protected] to register. 

Agenda:
4:30 – 5 p.m. Networking
5 – 6 p.m. Program
6 – 7 p.m. Networking, refreshments & hors d’oeuvres

Join us at blue grillhouse, 4431 Easton Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Sign up now to reserve your spot.

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About Freshpet:

Freshpet is dedicated to bringing the power of fresh, real food to pets. From the care we take to source our ingredients and make our food, to the moment it reaches your home, Freshpet’s integrity, transparency and social responsibility are the way we like to run our business.

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