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Durante departs Bridgeworks for new role at Ben Franklin

When Anthony Durante walked through the doors of Bridgeworks Enterprise Center more than seven years ago, the former Mack Trucks Plant 4A was half empty. Created as the home of a manufacturing business incubation program, it needed…

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Bridgeworks clients share thoughts on Anthony Durante

As Bridgeworks Program Manager Anthony Durante prepares to depart for a new position with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania as its Manager of Entrepreneurial Services, we asked some of the incubation program’s…

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Colony Meadery & County Seat Spirits expand with new tasting rooms

Two clients of the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown are spreading their wings and expanding their sales with new tasting room locations in the Lehigh Valley. The Colony Meadery and County Seat Spirits are now serving up their…

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International Conference Opens Doors for Bridgeworks Startup

It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to attend educational and networking events to help promote their startup, but most of them won’t get to attend a global event with representatives from more than 140 countries in the Netherlands. That…

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AEDC Debuts Branding Initiative with New Website

Long gone are the days when a website was merely the digital equivalent of a company or organization’s printed marketing brochure. For nearly half of the 40 years, Allentown Economic Development Corporation has been in existence, the…

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Old Downtown Allentown Industrial Building Gets New Life

Redeveloping a long-vacant and historical industrial building into a vintage car showroom and restoration center is a project that not every business owner would want to take on. But when brothers Al and Alex Ruozzi of RB Collection…

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AEDC Shares Bridgeworks Story at Annual Incubator Conference

Program ManagerBridgeworks Enterprise Center On Tuesday, April 16, about 60 business incubation professionals came together to learn about making their programs self-sustaining. The three-person team presenting the conference session…

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Specialty formulations pharmaceutical manufacturer chooses Allentown for expansion

It’s been said that everything new has been done before. And while that might be true to some degree, when your startup is one of only a handful of companies in the country doing what it does, it means your business trajectory is…

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Do’s and don’ts of digital marketing for B2B manufacturers

What works for one company might not work for another. Is social media a good idea or a waste of time? How do I get started with email marketing? Is a five-year-old web site too old? We connected with local marketing experts Andrew…

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Two local manufacturers talk marketing tactics

What better way to know what marketing tactics B2B manufacturers are using than to ask two of them what works for them?  Meet Carla Ott, President-Owner of Otterbine-Barebo, Inc. located in Emmaus, her company is a leader in…

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Six entrepreneurs make Bridgeworks their new home

Working from home can have its advantages, but when entrepreneurs want a professional space to meet with clients and to function as their main base of operations, they need to get out of the basement and into an office space. …

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In its 30th Year, Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Reaches Capacity and Breaks Records

Annual incubator impact survey shows record results for program The Allentown Economic Development Corporation announced the aggregated results of its annual Incubator Client Impact Survey today. In 2018, the 11 Bridgeworks client…

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Training the next generation of manufacturing technicians at LCTI

Photo taken at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Smith) It’s the role of educational institutions to prepare students for careers, which often meant directing them on a…

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Advanced education through community college internships and pre-apprenticeships

When students who graduate from a local career and technical institute want additional training and career preparation, they often head to Lehigh Carbon Community College or Northampton Community College. Each college takes a…

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Getting ahead through hands-on career experience in manufacturing

Demco Manufacturing Apprentice Jeremy Howard Arguably the best way to prepare someone to enter the manufacturing field is through early training in the workforce. That can come in the form of an internship, cooperative education…

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