Doing Business

Because Downtown Allentown is rapidly becoming one of America’s most vibrant urban communities and a hub for innovation, we’ve created this blog to keep you informed and up-to-date on all things business here in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city. We discuss the diverse group of established and start-up businesses in our  neighborhood, which is home to more than 12,000 office professionals and welcomes 4 million new visitors each year. We’ll show you why so many smart companies are doing business in Downtown Allentown.

 

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Exceptional workforces want exceptional places to live – new Downtown Allentown offers both

Jarrett Laubach

January 16, 2017  / A strong workforce is critical to your business’ success. That’s not rocket science, it’s common sense. It’s also one of the Lehigh Valley’s biggest selling points for businesses looking for a place to call home. For that we can thank, in part, the many area colleges and universities and the excellent...
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Record-breaking year for Small Business Saturday, and for Downtown Allentown

Jarrett Laubach

December 12, 2016  /  There’s a lot of holiday hustle and bustle in Downtown Allentown since Small Business Saturday on November 26. It was the seventh year for the national event, and the numbers show that it broke records. Across the country, there was an outpouring of support for local businesses, as a new survey from...
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Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus: A great company that rediscovered a great city

Jarrett Laubach

December 8, 2016  /  Here in Downtown Allentown, there are several businesses with rich histories. A great example is Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus PA, one of the Lehigh Valley’s oldest and largest law firms. NMM traces its roots to 1913 when it was founded as Butz & Rupp in Downtown Allentown. There were a few...
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Tower 6 construction expands revitalization along Sixth Street

Jarrett Laubach

November 18, 2016  /  Grabbing a quick bite recently at NOSH @ nana’s on the first floor of Three City Center gave me good reason to smile. On my stroll east from Center Square, I passed several bustling new businesses that are a sign of the city’s renaissance — especially around the intersection of Sixth and Hamilton...
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A salute to our local vets during National Veterans Small Business Week

Jarrett Laubach

November 4, 2016 / This week is National Veterans Small Business Week, so I’d like to give a shout-out to a couple of entrepreneurial veterans who are part of Downtown Allentown’s vibrant community. They are our neighbors and friends, and their success stories are inspiration for other vets re-entering the workforce or embarking on new...
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LVEDC: Why the Lehigh Valley is ideal for office operations and professional business services

Jarrett Laubach

October 6, 2016  /  A new video from the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) showcases the many advantages a Lehigh Valley address provides businesses of all types and sizes. It’s a great encapsulation of the Lehigh Valley’s unique mix of economic assets that align perfectly with the high value business services sector. Services such as...
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What do AlphaGraphics Lehigh Valley, McDonald’s and GE have in common?

Jarrett Laubach

September 12, 2016  /   Before I explain this blog post’s headline, I want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to AlphaGraphics Lehigh Valley for being named one of Lehigh Valley Business‘ 2016 Fastest Growing Companies. Owners Michael and Ilene Stroh have done a fantastic job not only growing their company, but also contributing to the flourishing business-to-business environment...
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Destination Arts and free live music in Downtown Allentown

City Center Lehigh Valley

September 8, 2016  /  The city’s arts scene and The ArtsWalk at City Center have a lot going on over the next few weeks. It’s going to be very lively around here for sure! Below are a few highlights of what’s happening around Downtown Allentown. Destination Arts Downtown Allentown Opening September 15 from 5 – 8...
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Blow Dry Bar by ReVive! Salon brings expert blow-out styling to Downtown Allentown

City Center Lehigh Valley

September 1, 2016  /  The upcoming grand opening of Blow Dry Bar by ReVive! Salon has been highly anticipated in and around The Shops at City Center, and its location at 27 N. Seventh Street in Downtown Allentown could not be more convenient for residents of STRATA Flats, their neighbors, guests at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel and...
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Tower 6 gets green light, with 2018 target occupancy

City Center Lehigh Valley

August 18, 2016  / This week, the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board gave approval for City Center Lehigh Valley to begin demolition at the site of the future Tower 6 at Sixth and Hamilton streets. The 12-story Class A building will offer businesses of any size the opportunity to own their office space. The 145,000-square-foot tower is projected...

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