The Lehigh Valley Executive
is a dedicated group of business owners and decision-makers who
share a commitment to quality and an ethical environment in
which to conduct business in Lehigh and Northampton counties and
the surrounding region.
We recognize that the value of networking is totally
dependent on the people who bring their willingness to
share ideas, knowledge and experience therefore
membership is open only to non-competing business
leaders who share our strong commitment to responsible
growth and economic development.
The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley meets for
breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at
the Sands Casino in the heart Pennsylvania’s Lehigh
Experience Makes for
Great Interior Design
20 years in the business Les McCoy and his team have
a pretty good handle on the design characteristics
required by different types of clients. It starts by
making them part of the design team for the simple
reason that they are experts in how they use their
Les shares this insight, and other design
observations, in a recently released article. His
is located in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and works
extensively on both a regional and national levels.
The Experience Makes for Great Design
article can be
read by clicking on article logo.
Craighead Associates Article Featured in Lehigh Valley
article on how gender bias can affect a company's
bottom line, authored by Jon Craighead, can be found
in the April 27th issue of Lehigh Valley
. In it Jon describes how
talented women in critically responsible positions
of authority are statistically under-represented in
the business world.
A report on his company's study on 102 business
women in leadership in eleven states is posted on
his web site at
The Lehigh Valley Business Journal
read by clicking on their logo.
Ashley Russo Speaks
at The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley
Russo, host of The PEAK TV, spoke recently at the
January General Meeting for The Executive Forum of the
Lehigh Valley, held on January 7th at the
Sands Casino. Ms. Russo was invited by the group of
local business leaders to discuss the benefit of video
in today's marketplace."
That is the beginning of a recent press release for the
speaking enagement the membership enjoyed in January. We
thank Ms. Russo for taking time out of her schedule to
make the presentation.
Read the entire press release by clicking on the "Press
Ashley Russo, ASR Media Productions
Grand Prix 2015
event of the Executive Forum is coming up! Each year we
help organize a Grand Prix fund raiser that benefits the
Red Cross. It is a lot of effort and goes to a great
cause!This year the Grand Prix is March
15th starting at 9:00am. Please make it a point to come
out to support this worthwhile cause.
Grand Prix Flier
Marks 20th Year of Business
Recently featured in the "Milestones 2015" section of
the Lehigh Valley Business paper, DesigPoint
has marked twenty years of business. Founded in 1995 by
Les McCoy, they provide interior design services for the
healthcare, senior living and hospitality, as well as
To read the DesigPoint article click on
Chosen for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program
Victor Salicetti, President and Founder of AmericaVen
was selected to participate in the 10,000 Small Business
Initiative in Philadelphia. This program is funded by
Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. December
12, 2014- Bethlehem, PA. -- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small
Business is an investment of $500 million to help small businesses create new jobs and
economic growth by providing them with access to
business support services, capital and education. The
10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and
The Goldman Sachs Foundation. It operates in several
states including the Greater Philadelphia region through
the Community College of Philadelphia.
the acceptance letter from Marsha Levell was
thrilling!The competition was extremely competitive”
states Victor Salicetti. The 10,000 Small Business
program receives many outstanding applications for each
cohort. Mr. Salicetti and his business, AmericaVen
http://www.americaven.com were chosen from a strong pool
of candidates throughout the Greater Philadelphia
region. He continues, “I am humbled to know that my
business, AmericaVen, a leading Systems Integration
Company in the Lehigh Valley will receive training,
resources and tools to create new jobs and grow the
economic opportunities in the region. I am confident
with my team’s dedication; we will benefit from the
program and help empower the communities we serve.”
AmericaVen was the only
participant selected from the Lehigh Valley for the 2014
Benchmark Report for Lehigh Valley
Home Care Industry Released by Thrive Media
The growing number of seniors in the
Lehigh Valley has many families scrambling to care for
an aging loved one. Fortunately, there are many services
that can provide mom or dad with in-home help.
Thrive Media, who focuses on providing sales and
marketing support for health and senior care companies,
completed a benchmark study on the local home care
industry. The over 80-page report provides analytics,
best practices and insight that is helping local
management provide better care.
See article in
Lehigh Valley Business
Reeb Millwork Plans Expansion
A major expansion project in the Lehigh Valley is planned by Reeb Millwork Corp. A total of 61 acres will be purchased in the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII on
which a 175,000 square foot will be built. They are expecting to add almost 150 new jobs when the project is completed.
Our congratulations go out to their president Dan Schaffer who is a longtime member and supporter of the Executive Forum.
To view the article in Lehigh Valley Business about this expansion
Press Release From
A press release has been issued from American Red Cross
that describes the support being provided to the
Pennsylvania State Police and other parties that are
investigating the shooting that took place
outside of the State Police barracks in
Blooming Grove Township,
To view that press release
Greater Lehigh Valley CFO of the Year Award
Twenty-eight professionals took home awards at the
second annual Lehigh Valley Business CFO of the Year
Awards at a breakfast awards ceremony at DeSales
University in Center Valley.
The awards were created to honor
those who work in the Valley and contribute to the area
growth and stability.
the finalists for private companies with revenues of
more than $25 million was Nancy Dixon
of Eastern Engineered Wood Products.
We congratulate Nancy for her
recognition at the awards dinner event attended by more
than 400 people.
Photo credit to