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Summer Fun in the Lehigh Valley

We’re having a great summer at HTSS, Inc. and we hope you’re doing the same!

Now that the Fourth of July is behind us, it’s time to start planning the rest of the month, because there’s so many great things happening in the Lehigh Valley. Get your calendar and pencil the exciting events below into your schedule, so you don’t miss out.

Lehigh Valley Sportsfest

Dozens of sporting events will take place at the Lehigh Valley Sportsfest at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown from July 14-16. Whether you’re planning to participate in a sport or cheer the teams on from the sidelines, this annual event is sure to be a great time. Visit the official Sportfest website for more information and the daily schedule.

Blueberry Festival

Gather the family and head to Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem on July 16-17 for the Blueberry Festival. This fun event includes a host of activities, such as a pie-eating contest, pony rides, performances, kids’ crafts and more. Enjoy delicious blueberry pie, ice cream and adult beverages while taking in all this exciting festival has to offer. Check out the Historic Bethlehem Partnership website to learn more about this mouthwatering event.

Wine on the Mountain

Visit Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 23-24 for the Wine on the Mountain festival. Sip wine samples from eight different wineries and take home a commemorative glass. In addition to the wine tastings, plenty of food from Penn’s Peak kitchens will be available and many local artisans will have displays selling handmade décor, accessories and food. Head to the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail website for information on tickets, parking and more.

PA Shakespeare Festival: The Little Mermaid

Take your kids to see an exciting new adaptation of the classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” at the PA Shakespeare Festival, located on the campus of DeSales University. The show is currently running and will continue through August 6, sharing the story of Pearl, the little mermaid who wants to learn more about the world above. Check out the PA Shakespeare Festival website for more information and to buy tickets.

Berks Celtic Oyster Festival

If you’re a fan of oysters, save the date for the 12th Annual Berks Celtic Oyster Festival on July 16 at Willow Glen Park. Feast on a variety of foods — including oysters, of course — while listening to beautiful Celtic music. Tickets are $10 at the gate and $8 in advance. Visit the Berks Celtic Oyster Fest website for details.

HTSS, Inc. is committed to serving the staffing needs of Lehigh Valley area employers and helping local professionals grow their careers right here in the region. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.