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The Lehigh Valley Executive Forum

is a dedicated group of business owners and decision-makers who share a commitment to quality and an ethical environment in which to conduct business in Lehigh and Northampton counties and the surrounding region.

We recognize that the value of networking is totally dependent on the people who bring their willingness to share ideas, knowledge and experience therefore membership is open only to non-competing business leaders who share our strong commitment to responsible growth and economic development.

The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley meets for breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Sands Casino in the heart Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.

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Better Header Distribution Agreement

Not sitting still, Eastern Engineered Wood Products and Better Header, manufacturer of high strength steel and wood composite flitch plate beams, announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the sale of Better Header products to pro lumber dealers and component manufacturers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. 

 The press release can be read in its entirety by clicking on the button to the right.

Eastern Engineered Wood Products Introduces New Business Unit 

Eastern Engineered Wood Products, a wholesale distributor of structural wood products used in residential and light-commercial construction, recently announced the formation of eWood-LINK, the company’s newest business unit.

eWood-LINK sells StructurePRO™ branded and nationally branded engineered wood and related products to pro lumber dealers, component manufacturers, and building products wholesalers throughout the United States.

 The press release can be read in its entirety by clicking on the button to the right.

Stifel and KBW Share No. 1 Ranking In 2016 Thomas Reuters Starmine Analyst Awards 

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) announced that its Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (“Stifel”) and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (“KBW”) subsidiaries combined to win 18 awards in the 2016 Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards, ranking the firm tied for first in number of awards won among 167 qualifying U.S. firms.

With more than 1,400 companies under coverage in the U.S., Stifel also ranks as the overall largest provider of equity research and as the largest provider of small- and mid-cap coverage.

The award was announced from St. Louis, May 24, 2016. The press release can be read in its entirety by clicking on the button to the right.

DesignPoint Completes Work for New Paltz Hotel

New Paltz lies 80 miles north of New York City. The upstate hamlet is home to students of the State University of New York New Paltz as well as a potpourri of an art and outdoor enthusiast community. Visitors describe the town as a fun place with interesting shops. Locals pride themselves in their progressive pursuits yet remain strict about the development and commercialization of the area. The announced construction of a new hotel within city limits came as a surprise to many. The approval of the Hampton Inn came after several rounds of designs to make the chain location match the unique look of New Paltz.

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Sandy Kuhns Named As One of the 2016 "Women of Influence" 

Lehigh Valley Business named Sandy Kuhns as one of 28 women 2016 "Women of Influence" honorees.

The women are recognized for their contributions to their employer, industry and community.

They will be honored on Wednesday, May 11, at the fourth annual Women of Influence luncheon and awards ceremony at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

Eastern Engineered Wood Products Winner!

Lehigh Valley Business has named Eastern Engineered Wood Business of the Year 2015 for companys with 36 to 100 employees.

We congratulate Todd Lindsey and his company for this honor.

The Business of the Year awards program celebrates the greater Lehigh Valley's most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community.

To view the press release click on the Press Release icon.

K&H Custom Window Treatments Cuts Through the Noise at Kutztown University 

Recently, K&H Designs was engaged to install acoustic curtains and sound absorbing draperies to help noise reduction in Old Main, Kutztown University. Additionally, the University sought creative window treatments to match the period and style of the room, accentuate the architecture of the windows and have the ability to open and close to reduce incoming light. “The biggest challenge was finding one window treatment style that resolved all three problems – sound, shape and sun,” says Sandy Kuhns, President of K & H Custom Window Treatments.

K&H has been providing the design, manufacturing, and installation of window treatments for commercial businesses for almost 30 years. K & H has developed an expertise in working with hospitals, medical buildings, senior living, health care facilities, medical offices, colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The full story of how K&H accomplished this job can be found be read by clicking on the case study button to the right.

 Experience Makes for Great Interior Design

After 20 years in the business Les McCoy and his team have a pretty good handle on the design characteristics required by different types of clients. It starts by making them part of the design team for the simple reason that they are experts in how they use their space.

Les shares this insight, and other design observations, in a recently released article. His company, DesignPoint, is located in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and works extensively on both a regional and national levels.

The Experience Makes for Great Design article can be read by clicking on article logo.
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