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Nov 03, 2017

NMM hosts event with Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood

On Wednesday, November 1, we were fortunate enough to host an event with former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.  Secretary LaHood discussed the issues plaguing the nation’s infrastructure and the need for a new, well-funded infrastructure bill – which he hopes the current administration will pass. » Read More

Jan 03, 2017

Join us at our next seminar: Public-Private Partnerships: The bridge to successful infrastructure projects

John F. Lushis, Jr., Esq., (Solicitor to  NCGPA), Peter D. Hutcheon, Esq., John Brown (Northampton County Executive), Stan Rugis (Northampton County Director of Public Works), Ryan Durkin (Northampton County Solicitor), and Shawn Langen (NCGPA Chair), are pleased to invite you to “Public Private Partnerships: The bridge to successful infrastructure projects,” on Thursday, January 26. » Read More

Jun 02, 2014

Julie Macomb Appointed to Hamilton District Main Street Program Board of Directors

We’d like to congratulate Julie Macomb on her appointment to the Board of Directors of the Hamilton District Main Street Program! She also serves on the Design Committee for the Program.  The Hamilton District Main Street Program is an initiative of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce.   » Read More

Feb 12, 2014

City Revitalization and Improvement Zones: State Senators Propose 13 Additional CRIZ Designations and Additional Pilot Programs

The Pennsylvania Legislature recently adopted new legislation creating the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (“CRIZ”) through Act 52 of 2013. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Governor’s Office of Budget, and the Department of Revenue recently selected the City of Bethlehem and the City of Lancaster as the two 2014 recipients. » Read More

Oct 21, 2013

Rich Somach to Speak at CREW Presentation

I will be a presenter at Allentown’s Retail Revival, with Allison Lisiecki, City Center Retail Specialist, on Tuesday, October 29, at the Hamilton Financial Center in Allentown.  This program, hosted by CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Lehigh Valley, will take a journey into the past to explore the history of downtown Allentown’s retail landscape in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and will delve into the plans being implemented today and the vision of the future to attract the best retail mix to support the new arena, office, hotel and apartment development taking place in Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone. » Read More

Oct 04, 2013

Brownfields to gold mines? Possible – but be careful

On September 25, my colleague, Jeff Casaletto, Esq., and I presented Don’t Cry Over Spilled Oil- Understanding Risks Can Create Opportunities. Betsy Schamberger, President of Moonstone Environmental, and Tracy Oscavich, Director of Lehigh Valley Land Recycling joined us to discuss how common “deal killers” can actually create additional business opportunities. » Read More