Lehigh Financial Group Arranges Financing For New Tripoli Hotel Purchase And Improvements


Catasauqua Tavern Owners Promise New Life For Lynn Township Landmark

Allentown, Pa.  – The historic New Tripoli Hotel has been rescued from several years of financial and proprietary woes thanks to the intervention of a Catasauqua couple that has purchased the building with financing arranged through Lehigh Financial Group of Allentown.

Jackie and Carl Harford, owners of Fossil’s Last Stand on Race Street in Catasauqua, purchased the Lynn Township landmark on Aug. 22 after managing it for several months for the previous owners. A grand re-opening is scheduled for Oct. 1 and will include live music at 5 and 9 p.m., Jackie Harford said.

The purchase not only restores the liquor license for the establishment, it allows the Harfords to move ahead with some much-needed physical improvements to the building, which includes the restaurant-bar, five boarding rooms and two apartments.

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If You’re Not Online, You’re Not Relevant

Written By: Louis Holzman of Omne Solutions

There is a real shift going on in today’s society. Everything is becoming digital, robotic, and electronic. It makes life easier, or at least supposed to..right? Millions of people around the world are fascinated with how adaptive minded millennials use technology to their advantage. The thing is: we were born into and have grown up with technology so naturally we get it. Therefore those who want to keep up with the changing times and, especially within business, really need to evaluate their current business practices and process in relation to technology and the web. Those successful in business have adopted an open mind to the new opportunities the cyber world now offers our professions. 

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Trifecta Technologies Joins 3 Referral Partner Programs


Trifecta Technologies is proud to announce that it has joined the referral partner programs of MapAnything, Talkdesk, and Cirrus Insight.

The new strategic partnerships will allow Trifecta to bring even more comprehensive business functionality to its Salesforce clients.

MayAnything is a mapping and geo-analytics solution provider for Salesforce users. Talkdesk adds comprehensive call center functionality to the Salesforce platform, and Cirrus Insight brings key Salesforce functionality into Gmail and Outlook.

About Trifecta Technologies, Inc. 

For 25 years, Trifecta has been a trusted technology partner to its clients, building cloud solutions and custom software that improve employee productivity, engage customers, and demonstrate tangible ROI.

Based in Allentown, Pa., Trifecta also offers UI/UX design services, consultation with a team of technical experts and Salesforce.com consultants, managed IT services, and training and support for its custom work.

Information Provided By:
Leanne Recla,
Senior Communications Coordinator
Trifecta Technologies





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Let’s Play Books! announces GoFundMe Campaign


Let’s Play Books! is an independent neighborhood bookstore located in the beautiful, historic Burough of Emmaus, in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.

Even before our shop opened, Let’s Play Books! worked to foster a sense of community. Today, we host over 100 in-store events each year, serving as a dynamic cultural center and resource for the neighborhood. Our ever-expanding and devoted customer base hail from throughout the Lehigh Valley. We also partner with many community organizations and schools for offsite events.

It’s been almost three years since we opened our doors, and our bookstore is at a critical moment in time. We are relocating (just down the street – to 244 Main St.) to a larger space – a place that our experience tells us will be a perfect new home for our community bookshop. Our goal is to make our business sustainable, and we believe we can in our new

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Thousands flood T-Town for season finale at Valley Preferred Cycling Center


TREXLERTOWN, Pa. – The fans poured through the front gate, the grill at Vince’s Cheesesteaks sizzled for hours, the School’s Out Band rocked the plaza, and the Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by the Schmoyer Funeral Home, Trexler Funeral Home, and the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, sent everyone home with a smile on their face.

The 2016 World Series of Bicycling season ended on Friday night with the Madison Cup/Air Products Finals.

The feature event, the Madison Cup, was the final race of the 2016 season and was won by the team of Bobby Lea and Nich Stopler.

Additionally, there were five Air Products scratch races for the various categories of Air Products Developmental Cycling Programs. Jeshua Fairweather, Ryujin Jenson, Jamie Hibell, Isabell Staskowski, and Ian Siglag all won their respective races.

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Explore 2 New Mazes, Unlock 2 New Skeleton Keys and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

DORNEY PARK, Allentown, PA (August 25, 2016) – At Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, the fun doesn’t stop when the summer ends!  Halloween Haunt will open for its 9th season on Friday, September 16th bringing a fright-filled experience to the Lehigh Valley, featuring 8 mazes, 4 scare zones, 25 hair-raising rides, live shows and over 500 gruesome creatures.  The Great Pumpkin Fest will also open on Saturday, September 17th, providing a unique family-friendly Halloween experience (for kids 12 and under) that can only be experienced at Dorney Park.

New scares for 2016 include two new mazes and two new Skeleton Keys.  Guests can travel through the brand … Click here to read more...

Real Estate Update from the Markward Group



Markward Group of Allentown, recently leased 61,157 SF of space at 7072 Snowdrift Rd, to VYC Tires, Inc., more commonly known as bestusedtires.com – “Americas Largest Used Tire Store.

For over 10 years the Allentown-based, family-owned company has been providing the continental United States with quality used tires. Their mission is to offer an eco-friendly cost efficient alternative to new tires that fit the needs of the consumer. All of the used tires undergo an initial inspection when received and then another inspection when ordered. The tires are then stored in climate controlled warehouses to ensure they are protected from weathering and to prevent damage until they are ordered.

Ethan Medgie, of Markward Group, represented the tenant, while the landlord, DCT Industrial Trust, out of Maryland, represented itself.

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Photos from The Hooters at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Photos by: John DelGrosso

The Hooters at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Fresh off of their European tour the Hooters have returned to the Lehigh Valley for the first time in 23 years. It was somewhat of a homecoming for a band that once played to sold out crowds at the Lehigh Valleys major Universities and found early support from local radio stations in the 80’s.

Despite the time that has passed The Hooters gave fans an awesome performance that was just as good if not better than they did in the 80’s and early 90’s. Everybody was singing along and dancing to the old, new and everything in between that the bands set list served up. It was hard to tell who was more excited the band to be back in the area or the fans who were thrilled to have them back in the Lehigh Valley. 

The Hooters – Links

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