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The Importance of Trails for Health & Business

By Kathy Henderson, CCEDC Director of Economic Development Spring has sprung! We certainly didn’t have much of a winter this past year, hardly any snow. Yet, the warmer temperatures and sunshine, the bright yellow daffodils, and seeing the first robinof spring still feel good. Now is the time to get out and experience our beautiful…

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The Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout extinguished cigarette in front of American flag

By Kirsti Coghlan, Mauch Chunk Trust, CCEDC Health & Wellness Committee The Great American Smokeout begins this month of November… Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health, but it’s not easy. Why is quitting such a challenge? You may be able to think of many reasons, but here…

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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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