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  • Playa Bowls is coming to the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in fall 2019. It serves acai, pitaya, cocunut bowls and smoothies.
  • Schuylkill Haven Mayor Mike Devlin named director of facilities at Geisinger-St. Luke's Hospital. He'll be responsible for day-to-day safety and security, while maintaining the part-time mayor position.
  • Wrappabowls will have a grand opening at the Allentown Farmers Market Thursday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.
  • Bath & Body Works is coming to the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in fall 2019. It will be located between Pandora and Lucky Brand.
  • The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley will be moving their headquarters on September 1. They will be moving into an office building in South Allentown, 2132 S. 12th Street.
  • Sunday, August 11 will be the last official day open for Hot Plate Southern Kitchen in its Bethlehem location.
  • Taco Bell to open in summer 2020 near Hamilton Crossings in Lower Macungie Township
  • New boutique fitness studio coming to Coopersburg. The Refinery Fitness is expected to open in January 2020 at 551 East Station Avenue, offering high intensity workout classes.
  • David Farrar, current general manager of the Reading Royals Hockey Club, to expand role to include general manager of Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center
  • Billy's Downtown Diner reopened in Allentown on Monday, July 8
  • Casa Del Mofongo to open location on Main Street in Bethlehem, at the site of the former Hard Ball Cider.
  • Aman's Artisan Indian Cuisine to open on July 10th on Northampton Street in Easton
  • The Oasis Community Center, which serves families impacted by substance abuse, will hold a grand opening on June 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at 3400 Bath Pike in Bethlehem.
  • Church Street Market in Bethlehem permanently closed on June 30th
  • PPL Corporation names Vincent Sorgi as new president and chief operating office. Joseph Bergstein Jr. was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer.
  • ​​​​​Marissa Harper of Zator Law has been named Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, Zone 2 (which includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill and Berks counties) for 2019-2020.
  • First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union officially opened their Emmaus Financial Center.
  • Health Network Laboratories announced Dr. Peter Fisher has resigned as president and CEO. Lehigh Valley Health Network's Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President Matthew R. Sorrentino has been appointed acting CEO effectively immediately.
  • M&T Bank's Lehigh Street branch in Allentown closing Aug. 28, citing the rising use of online and smartphone banking
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes has opened in Allentown at 6379 Hamilton Boulevard, Suite 102. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About The Show

Business Matters with Tony Iannelli, is the region's only local business show on commercial television. Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce President, Tony Iannelli, hosts this weekly program that airs Monday's at 7:30pm on WFMZ-Ch. 69. WFMZ reaches 2.7 million cable, satellite, and over air with antenna households from Hazelton to the Jersey Shore. Business Matters is a half-hour interview show that gets inside the minds of business and community leaders to talk about their successes and challenges, as well as regional public policy issues and world trends. Topics range from legislation affecting the business community (right to work; immigration, prevailing wage...) to community at large issues (gun rights, school vouchers, taxes...). The show has 4 panelists representing two sides of an issue. One-on-One programs with VIP's include U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, US Secretaries Hillary Clinton, Ray Lahood and PA Governor Tom Corbett...just to name a few!

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