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Wellness Tip for 8-16-22: Prevent Eye Strain, Plus (20-20-20 Rule)

Lock 8 Lehigh Canal of D&L Heritage Corridor

By Kathy Ruff, Sharing Peace on the Path & CCEDC Health & Wellness Committee As a freelance bookkeeper and writer, I spend a LOT of time looking at a computer screen.  When I mentioned to my eye doctor that sometimes my vision would be blurry when I looked away from the screen, he suggested the…

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Pandemic Today: We Didn’t Expect to be Here. So, What’s Next?

By David B. Burmeister, DO, MBA, Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine, LVHN   Originally posted January 12, 2022 David Burmeister, DO, Chair, Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, LVHN, shares a perspective from the front lines in this op-ed When we started vaccinating health care workers at Lehigh Valley Health Network, the end of the pandemic seemed like…

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The Importance of “No Time”

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC On the advice of a friend, I have been reading “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.  It is a 12- week self-study course on un-blocking your creativity which I have found to be very enlightening.  The core of the class is to begin with writing your morning…

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Recharge, reenergize and renew!

Woman taking in the sunlight next to a bush of purple flowers

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC Take a break, take a walk, and give your mind some time to reenergize. Most of us are constantly connected, especially in our current climate: cell phones, ipads, email, text messages, television – and the list goes on. As I was getting ready for work – connected to the…

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How Do You Zoom?

Woman looking at PC and participating in conference call

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC I was reading an article the other day in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Video Calls are Good for Laundry Too” by Shan LI. The article talked about how people started out working from home at the beginning of the pandemic and dressed as though they were going…

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Do You Suffer from Digital Concussion?

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC Headaches. Dizziness. Dialed pupils. Discombobulation.  Have you experienced those problems, as you attend yet another Zoom or Teams meeting?  I have but I can also add to that list double vision.  We have a lot of new things coming at us lately.  The pandemic and sheltering at home…

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Goodbye Yellow. Hello Green!

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC After a few challenging months, tomorrow, June 12th, Carbon County will finally be in the GREEN! Like you, we are super excited for this long awaited milestone! So as we flatten the curve and experience some eased restrictions, it is important to keep in mind that there are still…

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Pivoting Your Business

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC To Pivot: When used as a verb it means “to turn on a point” but when used in business it has a much broader definition; “A pivot usually occurs when a company makes a fundamental change to their business after determining (usually through market research) that their product isn’t meeting the needs of…

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Lehigh Valley businesses will fight back against coronavirus

By Tony Iannelli |President & CEO, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Published by the The Morning Call | Apr 15, 2020 It was late January and the chamber held its 2020 Economic Outlook event at SteelStacks. The event, as usual, was packed with 600 community and business leaders shaking hands, hugging and happily sharing…

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COVID-19 Update from PPL Electric Utilities

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities We’re facing this public health challenge together. During the pandemic, we know our customers have questions and concerns about their electric service, how they can get bill payment assistance, electrical safety and energy efficiency information, and more.  We have our customers’ backs and are here for…

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