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Experienced professionals get advice on starting their own business after 50

On July 20, AEDC co-hosted the “Summer of Encore Entrepreneurship Program” for semi-retired professionals ages 50 and older with an interest in starting a new business during the second half of their lives. Co-hosted by Lehigh Valley…

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New roof equals savings and improved efficiencies for Bridgeworks Enterprise Center

It might be a long hot summer outside, but inside the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in South Allentown it’s as cool as a cucumber. That’s because Phase 2 of our rooftop replacement project has ended, resulting in improved heating and…

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AEDC Business Opportunity Outreach Connects Local Companies With Valuable Resources

From relatively small issues such as litter on company grounds to much bigger decisions such as site selection, the Allentown Economic Development Corporation is reaching out to companies with a program aimed at helping local…

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Bridgeworks Company Helps Client Obtain Ben Franklin Funding For New Product

MindBridge Innovations LLC was awarded a $35,000 investment from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania in order to advance the development of its OrthoBike. Much of this is thanks to some timely input, guidance…

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Furniture Maker Builds Promising Business From Bridgeworks Platform

It's probably not a coincidence that Andy Vasquez ended up on Lumber Street in Allentown. The third-floor studio that now houses Andy Vaszquez Furniture - located in an old industrial building in the heart of Center City - is stacked…

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Rise from the Ashes Story of Allentown Incubator Takes Best in Show

AEDC Shares its Expertise at NBIA’s Annual Conference in Denver Denver, Colorado – Anthony Durante, Program Manager for Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), shared its story of how the organization rebuilt its business…

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Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Provides Strong Platform For Growing Cyber Security Firm

The leaders of Netizen Corporation, one of the newest clients at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, have nothing but praise and gratitude for the benefits the program and the region provides them. That's because they are growing.……

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Dinosaurs Hatching From Allentown Business Incubator

  Bridgeworks Enterprise Center aids Architrep with KitRex growth Allentown, Pennsylvania – “Dinosaurs invade Allentown!” It may sound like the next movie in the Jurassic Park franchise, but rest assured that it is much less scary…

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County Seat Brings Good Spirits To Bridgeworks Enterprise Center

The team at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center is in good spirits these days. Literally. After two years of planning, permitting, design and construction, County Seat Spirits opened earlier this month to provide visitors and at local…

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Future Appears Bright For Entrepreneur’s New Bridgeworks Enterprise

Novelist Thomas Wolfe once wrote, "You can't go home again," but don't tell that to Mike Grather. One of the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center's most successful graduates is back at the business incubator to build his second business with…

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SBA Prize Helps Bridgeworks Focus On Early Stage Technology Companies

Armed with a $50,000 prize from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Allentown Economic Development Corp. is making changes at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center aimed at attracting new and early stage tech companies that could…

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RLB Accounting Finds New Opportunities, Excitement in Center City Location

As a youngster growing up in suburban Philadelphia, Jeff Berdahl watched as the Flyers won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975. Today, as a shareholder in the accounting firm Regan, Levin, Bloss, Brown & Savchak (RLB), his office sits…

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Zzyxx Aims To Revolutionize Plastics Recycling Industry

Three entrepreneurs from three different parts of the country have come together in Allentown to pioneer a manufacturing process that could revolutionize the plastics and recycling industries. Mike Janse, Mark Tapsak and Phil Brunner…

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HiJinx Brewing, County Seat Spirits Help Brew New Business Growth

Two of Pennsylvania's fastest-growing industries are quickly becoming a significant part of manufacturing growth at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, and it all began with a halfhearted joke. But the lines of these manufacturers carry…

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Lehigh Valley Business Incubators Share Expertise on an International Stage

Wayne Barz, Manager of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania Ben Franklin TechVentures, Bethlehem, and Anthony Durante, Manager of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) Bridgeworks Enterprise…

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