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  • 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.
  • AutoZone proposes new store at 4260 Tilghman Street in South Whitehall Township
  • Residential retirement community under construction at 4636 Crackersport Road in South Whitehall Township. The facility, called Parkland Manor, will house 197 beds and include dining, recreation, nursing and more.
  • Dollar General to open new cold storage facility in Schuylkill County, creating 100 jobs
  • Silvershell Counter + Kitchen officially opens Saturday at the Easton Public Market.
  • Quakertown Farmers Market is added six new departments: Mountain Lake Winery; Touch of Puerto Rico; Maxine's Jams & Jellies; Sunshine Massage; The Burnt Bagel; Chen's Chinese Cuisine.
  • Altitude Marketing opens new office at 225 Main Street in Emmaus, the former location of Wentz Hardware
  • Omni Health Services Inc. purchases building at 1246 Tilghman Street in Allentown with plans to open a medical center. NAI Summit represented the seller, Balgot Realty Corp., in the transaction

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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