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LVEDC event provides access to region’s Pennsylvania delegation

By LVEDC Staff on September 4, 2013

More than 100 LVEDC investors, partners, directors and staff members gathered August 28th for the opportunity to meet some of the state senators and representatives whose coverage area includes Lehigh Valley.

The honorable invitees who were on hand to mingle with the contingent of guests included Sen. Lisa Boscola, Rep. Marcia Hahn, Rep. Julie Harhart, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, Rep. Daniel McNeill , Rep. Steve Samuelson  and Rep. Mike Schlossberg.

LVEDC CEO & President Don Cunningham presented opening remarks, then introduced the lineup of legislators. Each member of the Lehigh Valley delegation spoke a few minutes about their role in advancing the area’s economy and in helping local businesses succeed.

The event, which was part of LVEDC’s Conversation & Cocktails series, was sponsored by Air Products and held at the blue grillhouse events center in Bethlehem Township.

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