Bpeace's Pathways to Business Program on LV Discourse

Jun 25, 2018

Host Pamela Varkony looks at the Business Council for Peace's (Bpeace) 'Pathways to Business' program which assists chosen female Syrian refugees in the country of Lebanon, as well as Bpeace's event in Allentown, Pathways to Business: A Refugee Journey.

Joining Pamela in the studio are Wynona Heim, Bpeace's International Development Consultant; Athena Katsaros, master mentor and leadership coach; and Ann Callison, Managing Director of London-based Morgan Stanley.

(Original air-date: 6/14/2018)

Laurie Siebert and her guest, Attorney Mark Aurand at Greater Good, discuss accessible legal considerations for small business and non-profit start-ups.

Laurie and Mark also take listener questions live on the air.

(Original air-date: 5/16/2018)

David Jaindl on Lessons with Leaders

Jun 8, 2017

Laurie Siebert hosts the second installment of our new quarterly feature on Lehigh Valley Discourse, "Lessons with Leaders." On this program, Laurie talks with Lehigh Valley developer and business leader, David Jaindl.

Achieving Entrepreneurial Success on LV Discourse

Mar 7, 2017

Guest Dr. Brennan Pursell joins host John Pearce to talk of small business successes and the top eight problem areas for entrepreneurs.

Dr. Pursell also discusses the nuts and bolts of how to make a successful small business, as well as pitfalls to avoid. 

(Original air-date: 2/23/17)

Mike Gausling on Lessons with Leaders

Mar 3, 2017

Lessons with Leaders is a new quarterly feature of Lehigh Valley Discourse hosted by Laurie Siebert which will spotlight business and community leaders in their fields throughout the Lehigh Valley. The goal for the program is to be a reflection of how leaders are inspired, driven, supported, and ultimately successful. Lessons with Leaders will share with our community, our guest's dreams, setbacks and successes, as well as the hard work it took to accomplish their dream, their vision.

Business History Lessons on LV Discourse

Nov 10, 2016

On this edition of Lehigh Valley Discourse, host John Pearce is joined by historian Dr. Brennan Pursell, a humanities and business professor at DeSales University to bring us business history lessons.

Dr. Pursell answers fascinating questions such as: Where did money come from?  What about the concepts of credit and debt?  How did the banking industry begin?  What are the roles of stocks and bonds? 

Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses the results of the Kamran Afshar-Greater Chamber of Commerce's survey of Lehigh Valley businesses conducted in July 2016. Joining Dr. Afshar to analyze the results are Bruce Palmer, CPA and shareholder at the accounting firm Buckno, Lisicky & Company, as well as Chad Paul, president and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

Economic Pulse: Week of 05/06/16

May 17, 2016

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.  Economic Pulse airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am.

(Original air-date: 05/06/16)

Quarterly Economic Review on LV Discourse

May 14, 2016

Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses the results of KAA, Inc.'s latest quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses. The survey of Lehigh Valley businesses taken in April 2016 guaged their expectations about the economy and plans for hiring and expenditures here in the Lehigh Valley for the next six months. Joining Dr. Afhsar are guests Tony Iannelli, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; Ed Meehan, The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust; and Stephen Patterson, TD Bank. 

(Original air-date: 05/05/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 4/8/2016

Apr 11, 2016

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.  Economic Pulse  airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am.

(Original air-date: 04/08/16)