ESU’s College of Business and Management Plans Program “The Early History of Business in Northeastern Pennsylvania”

Posted by: Valentina Caval on February 10, 2014, No Comments

East Stroudsburg University’s College of Business and Management is hosting an informative, thought-provoking program, “The Early History of  Business in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” on Wednesday, February 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall.

After four speakers give presentations of about 20 minutes each, there will be a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

“The area has a rich history in business, and we felt it was important to share it with our students, our local community and the entire campus community,” said one of the event’s organizers, Sheila Handy, Ph.D., ESU professor and chair of business management.

Richard Hope, who currently teaches at ESU, will speak about the Easton area in the 1750s. David Long, who has previously taught at ESU, will follow and discuss Bethlehem Steel. Ian Ackroyd-Kelly, Ph.D., a retired ESU professor, will address the ice and tanning industries and the Slate Belt before Albert Moranville, chair and associate professor of hotel, restaurant and tourism management at ESU, discusses early tourism in the region.

The event is free and open to the public with no pre-registration required. For more information about the program, contact Handy at or 570-422-3251.