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A student in a balloon room

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Students posed with the reason why they Stand for State in the balloon room during the Action Week events.

A girl in a room of balloons

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Students posed for the reason why they Stand for State in the balloon room during the action week events.

A young man with a drone


Michael Yang, founder of Fenz Tech, LLC, received the micro grant from Lehigh Valley LaunchBox in order to develop a station for drones to wirelessly charge its batteries.

woman posing with a kimono

Thomas John Shillea Camera Work Image

One example of camera work by artist Thomas John Shillea, who will be featured in the Ronald K. De Long Gallery from October 24–December 9, 2016.

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Catching up with Auxilium Medical Services

The first round of grant recipients of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox provide an update. This week, Vinod Jeyaretnam of Auxilium Medical Services checks in.
Steve Boerner


Steve Boerner of Hatch House Ventures and Virtual Incubator Network.

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Steve Boerner, center, president of Hatch House Ventures, and David Gritz, left, vice president of Hatch House Ventures, who received a micro grant for their business, Virtual Incubator Network, gathered at Velocity earlier this year to utilize the free co-working space of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox.

Alvin Hacker

100 years of community excellence

Lehigh County Cooperative Extension celebrates its first agent, Alvin Hacker, whose grandson still has ties to Penn State.
Historic photo of Alvin Hacker


Alvin Leland Hacker

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Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge dares high school students to be creative

Twelve local students completed the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge, which is part of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox and the Invent Penn State initiative.