Friday, October 12, 2007

Lehigh Valley Venture Idol 2

Thursday, November 15, 2007

5:30 – 9:30 pm (presentations begin at 6:30 pm)

Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus,

Bethlehem PA

Hosted by Fred Beste, Managing Partner, Mid-Atlantic Venture Partners

  • Network with entrepreneurs, private investors and venture capital firms
  • Enjoy fabulous heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and dessert reception
  • Hear three noted institutional investors present their views of the current state of venture capital
  • Listen and watch as three early stage technology company entrepreneurs
    give critiqued presentations to a panel of investors
  • VOTE for your choice as the most investable company
  • Cheer as the competition EMCEE announces the Lehigh Valley’s second annual
    “Venture Idol” and presents the grand prize: a $5,000 cash investment

Price is $25 in advance ($30 at the door) including hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.

Space is limited. Reserve your place using the form below.

Click HERE to download the Invitation form with full details.

Pennslvania's Energy Future: A State of Independence

This exciting "TechFAST" event features Kathleen A. McGinty, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and three Lehigh Valley organizations already pursuing the technology goals of Governor Ed Rendell's energy independence strategy.


Complimentary “TechFAST” networking breakfast, presentation, and discussion about Pennsylvania's Energy Independence Strategy


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Registration, Breakfast & Networking 7:30 to 8:00 AM

Program 8:00 – 9:00 AM


Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (DIRECTIONS)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. NOTE: To register online, you must be logged-in as a TechNet member. Membership is free; just click the "Become a Member" tab. You also may register by e-mailing your contact info to Al Philpotts at

Thursday, October 11, 2007

BlackOut 2007 - Tonight!

All proceeds benefit the Lehigh Valley AIDS Acitivities Office and the MAC AIDS Fund. Attire is fashionable fall black. From 1313:

For over 5 years the members of 1313 have been very strong and dedicated supporters of the M·A·C Aids fund. By doing our part, we have contributed to the $90 million raised by the M·A·C Aids Fund in support of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. M·A·C (the world’s #1 cosmetic line) introduced its first VIVA GLAM lipstick in 1994, and 100% of the selling price goes to the M·A·C Aids Fund!

We, the members of 1313, are employees of M·A·C here in the Lehigh Valley.

As young, trendy and multi-cultural individuals we have recognized the flaws and severe problems of our generation and community.

Unfortunately, HIV/AIDS is a virus that is killing members of our community in large numbers. Therefore, we have pledged our time, dedication, service and skill to raise money to increase awareness, prevention and support of those affected by HIV/AIDS in our own community.

We thank you in advance for your time, donations and support.

When: Oct. 11 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Where: Edge Restaurant, 74 W. BROAD ST. BETHLEHEM, PA

Cost: $20 at the door

Muhlenberg Democrats Young Voter Forum

Moderated by Michele Deegan, Asst. Professor of Political Science Featuring Candidates: William Michael Donovan, Jeanette Eichenwald, Rich Gawlik, Gloria Hamm, Bill Leiner, Peter Schweyer, Michele Varricchio

When: Weds., Oct. 17, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Muhlenberg College, Seegers, Room 113

Cost: FREE

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Open House this Saturday

As the winter months are upon us, this will be one of the last opportunities to see the construction of the ballpark and meet IronPigs staff.

Saturday, October 13, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Coca-Cola Field

Bingo night to benefit PA Diversity Network

Hundreds of dollars in cash prizes!! Non smoking event. Food & beverages for sale. Benefits PA Diversity Network projects including: Valley Gay Press, Rainbow Families, The GLBT Infoline, PDN’s Resource Web Site and The PDN Photo Project.

If you have a local business or organization that would like to donate a BINGO prize, please contact PDN at

PDN thanks BINGO master Kim A. Mickey for hosting this event at the Rainbow Room Bingo Hall!

When: Sunday, Nov 4 5-9 pm

Where: The Rainbow Room Bingo Hall, 2413 Sunshine Road, Allentown (Behind Redner's on Lehigh St. near Rt. 309)

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at door. Admission price gives you cards to play all night!

Contact: Reserve seating now at: 610-432- 5449 or

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It's a buyer's market: Home prices fall again

If you're shopping for a house like I am, you did a little jump for joy after seeing this headline in today's paper. More below:

The average price of an existing home in the Lehigh Valley fell last month for the third time this year, while the number of homes sold fell for the 16th consecutive month.

At the same time, the number of homes coming on the market rose 11 percent in September, according to statistics from the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors.

Prices for existing homes in Lehigh and Northampton counties fell 1.8 percent in September to an average of $217,000, compared with the same period last year. The number of homes sold fell 18 percent, year-over-year.

Home prices in the Valley have likely reached their peak for the year. The monthly market report the LVAR released this week shows average home prices in September fell compared to August.

September's results show a strong continuation of the slowing trends that began last year. The outsize increases in prices and the fast pace of sales that became common during the boom years of 2004 and 2005 are now a thing of the past.

Gov. Rendell coming to visit this weekend

Governor Rendell's Tour to Insure is stopping in Lehigh County on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. at the Government Center on 17 S. 7th Street in Allentown.

Uninsured? People will be permitted to share there stories about our broken health care system at 12:30 p.m. and the Governor will be speaking at 1:00 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunity

Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator.

This person will coordinate all aspects of the Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley Volunteer Program. The ideal candidate shall have good organizational skills as well as the ability to work with the community and a growing list of volunteers from varied backgrounds. This is a great opportunity for a creative person who has the desire and dedication to re-vamp and energize the volunteer program. This is a volunteer position only and a great way to help to the LGBTI community.

Serious candidates should apply to Shawn Bausher, President, by sending your name, contact information and brief list of experiences that qualify you for the position to Although the position is purely voluntary, you will gain experience and know that you are helping Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Visit our web site for more information on Pride GLV at

Attention history buffs!

The Historic Bethlehem Partnership wants your opinion young professionals. HBP is seeking 6 individuals to serve on its Council of Associates. The council acts as an advisory board to the organization. Individuals would only be required to meet twice a year.

Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. was established in 1993 and is composed of four, not-for-profit organizations: the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem (1939), the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts (1954), Historic Bethlehem, Inc. (1957) and Burnside Plantation (1986). HBP also includes the Colonial Industrial Quarter, which is the home to the 1761 Tannery, the 1869 Luckenbach Mill, the 1750/1761 Smithy and the 1762 Waterwoks- a National Historic Landmark.

Interested parties please e-mail NET at