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
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
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
Evening Out At
Thursday night, May 22nd, at the Iron
Pigs game turned out to be a rain free event
despite late afternoon thunderstorms. The Executive
Forum had a prime location in the "Team Box" overlooking
number of members, family and friends attended and
enjoyed the amenities of having a private box.
By the time the game started at 7:05
pm we were all well fed and settling in with liquid
refreshments. Part way into the game "FiFi stopped by
for fun and pictures.
Even though the Iron Pigs lost the
game 9-4, there were fireworks afterwords to make up for
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Uses Social Media To Find Owner Of Lost Camera!
man is our own Rob Baker of Christmas City Studios! Rob
was recently interviewed by WFMZ Channel 69 and shown on
their evening broadcast.
To see the TV segment click on
WFMZ News or the camera.
Way to go Rob!
K&H Feature Article
Sandy Kunhs and
her company, K&H Custom Window Treatments, has a feature
article in the May issue of Lehigh Valley Style.
In the article Sandy discuss how window treatments have
evolved over the last 25 years and provides advice that
may help you with your design choices.
Our congratulations go out to
Sandy on a great article in a major publication here in
the Lehigh Valley.
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