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The Lehigh Valley Executive Forum

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 Valley.

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K&H Custom Window Treatments Cuts Through the Noise at Kutztown University 

Recently, K&H Designs was engaged to install acoustic curtains and sound absorbing draperies to help noise reduction in Old Main, Kutztown University. Additionally, the University sought creative window treatments to match the period and style of the room, accentuate the architecture of the windows and have the ability to open and close to reduce incoming light. “The biggest challenge was finding one window treatment style that resolved all three problems – sound, shape and sun,” says Sandy Kuhns, President of K & H Custom Window Treatments.

K&H has been providing the design, manufacturing, and installation of window treatments for commercial businesses for almost 30 years. K & H has developed an expertise in working with hospitals, medical buildings, senior living, health care facilities, medical offices, colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The full story of how K&H accomplished this job can be found be read by clicking on the case study button to the right.

 Experience Makes for Great Interior Design

After 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 space.

Les shares this insight, and other design observations, in a recently released article. His company, DesignPoint, 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 Business

An 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 Business Journal. 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 www.craigheadassociates.com.

The Lehigh Valley Business Journal can be read by clicking on their logo.

Ashley Russo Speaks at The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley

"Ashley 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 Release" button.


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Ashley Russo, ASR Media Productions

Grand Prix 2015

The feature 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


DesignPoint 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 corporate clients.

To read the DesigPoint article click on

AmericaVen 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.

“Receiving 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 program.

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 click here.

Press Release From American Red Cross NEPA Region

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, PA.

To view that press release click here.

Greater Lehigh Valley CFO of the Year Award Winners Annouced

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.

Among 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 Christopher Holland

Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley