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November 2018 Issue of Monthly LVstartup E-Newsletter Released

By Colin McEvoy on November 1, 2018

LVstartup is a monthly e-newsletter about the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial scene.

LVstartup is a monthly e-newsletter about the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial scene.

The November 2018 issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurs and startups in the Lehigh Valley, has been released.

This month’s edition highlights such stories as the Easton Public Market adding two new vendors, the Factory in Bethlehem searching for taste testers, a Lehigh Valley-based pharmaceutical company boosting manufacturing services, and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania celebrating National Manufacturing Day.

Click here to see the new issue, and click here if you’d like to subscribe to future issues of the LVstartup e-newsletter, which is released each first Thursday of the month.

The issue also spotlights several upcoming events, including the Ben Franklin Venture Idol competition, Penn State Lehigh Valley’s latest LaunchBox Ladies event, a meetup hosted by LVtech, and the Southside Bethlehem KIZ’s annual update.

Additionally, LVstartup features a Lehigh Valley startup each month. This issue, the company is The Hillis Group LLC, a pipeline and construction contractor based in Wilson Borough, which was recently named No. 1 on Lehigh Valley Business’ list of fastest-growing companies.

Visit here for a full archive of past LVstartup issues.

To see issues from the past six months, click on the links below:

LVEDC’s Entrepreneurship Council of the Lehigh Valley aims to improve the entrepreneurial environment of the region by listening to its entrepreneurs, identifying their unmet needs, communicating regional entrepreneurship initiatives between council members, and connecting local resources to continue the development of new entrepreneurial support initiatives.

LVstartup receives input from various organizations that serves the local entrepreneurial community, including LVEDC, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Tech, the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), the Bethlehem Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentBen Franklin Technology PartnersPenn State Lehigh Valley, and others.

Sen. Browne Helps LVEDC Secure Funding to Expand Business Outreach, Talent Supply Efforts

State grant funding secured for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) will allow the organization to continue to expand its ongoing efforts to underst[...]

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