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Tickets, Sponsorships Going Fast for LVEDC Fall Signature Event

By Colin McEvoy on August 29, 2022

The sixth annual Fall Signature Event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton.

Tickets and sponsorships are going fast for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) Fall Signature Event, which boasts an impressive roster of company executives and CEOs from some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the region.

Leaders from such companies as Crayola, B. Braun Medical, A.P. Deauville, Stuffed Puffs, Victaulic, and more will be speaking at the event, which will highlight such topics as Easton’s dramatic transformation and the Lehigh Valley’s thriving manufacturing sector.

The sixth annual Fall Signature Event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton. Sponsorships are still available, but the sponsorship deadline is Sept. 6, so act fast to be part of this highly anticipated event.

For more information about sponsorships, contact Stephanie Wean at [email protected]. Those interested in attending the event can register for free here.

The presenting sponsor of the LVEDC’s Fall Signature Event is Capital Blue Cross. Gold Sponsor is The Morning Call. The cocktail sponsors are BSI Corporate Benefits, and Klunk & Millan Advertising.

Silver sponsors are Boyle Construction Management, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Moravian University, St. Luke’s University Health Network, D’Huy Engineering, and Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.

Community sponsors are Penn Community Bank, DGI, Barry Isett & Associates, Manufacturers Resource Center, Goodwill Keystone Area, MKSD architects, HMK Insurance, LaBella Associates, Keystone Food Products, Earthres, Unity Bank, Vastex International Inc. and Service Electric.

The Fall Signature Event, which will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, will feature a powerhouse panel of top executives who will share their insights on why the Lehigh Valley, among the nation’s top 50 manufacturing markets, continues to grow.

The panelists will include B. Braun Medical President & CEO Jean-Claude Dubacher, Victaulic President & CEO Rick Bucher, Stuffed Puffs founder & CEO Michael Tierney, and A.P. Deauville President & CEO Frederick Horowitz. LVEDC President and CEO Don Cunningham will moderate the discussion. 

“The Lehigh Valley commands a strong economic position because of a rich tradition in manufacturing that continues to grow and evolve to deliver the products the next generation demands,” said Cunningham, who noted that employment in the Lehigh Valley’s manufacturing sector grew at a rate 11 times faster than the nation as a whole in the last five years.

Crayola President & CEO Rich Wuerthele will deliver the event’s keynote remarks. He will discuss manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley, its importance to the regional economy, why manufacturers are attracted to the region, and the future of this important sector for the Lehigh Valley.

Additionally, a second panel discussion will be held featuring the changemakers behind Easton’s dramatic transformation into a vibrant entertainment, arts, and culinary destination. That discussion will be moderated by State Theatre CEO & President Shelley Brown.

The panelists will include Lafayette College President Nicole Hurd, VM Development Group’s Mark Mulligan, Hearst Enthusiast Group’s Bill Strickland, and 3rd & Ferry Fish Market owner Mike Pichetto.

“Easton has undergone a tremendous urban renaissance,” Cunningham said. “That didn’t happen by accident. It took the leadership, vision, and investment of both the public and private sectors. Our panel discussion will feature some of those leaders. They will provide and insider’s perspective on what’s driving the change in Easton and what’s in store for the future.”

The Fall Signature Event program will begin promptly at 4 p.m. and conclude at 5:15, to be followed by networking reception until 6 p.m. Registration is currently open.

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