Lehigh Valley

Featured Event


"Business Entity Selection - Legal and Accounting Issues" Program and Breakfast

Oct. 4 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Bar Association of Lehigh County
Join the Lehigh Valley Chapter and the Bar Association of Lehigh County for a joint event presented by experts: Buddy Lesavoy, partner with Lesavoy Butz & Seitz and Martin Levin who is the managing director and senior partner for Regan Levin Bloss Brown & Savchak PC.

Many issues must be taken into consideration to avoid time-consuming and costly consequences. This seminar will provide an overview of the different types of business entities and analyze the financial aspects of entity structuring, including tax issues related to capital structure and compensation.

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Upcoming Events


30th Annual RMA Golf Outing and Dinner

Sept. 24 | 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Olde Homestead Golf Club
This event is presented in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PICPA and the Lehigh Valley Consortium of Professional Organizers.

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LVCPO Presents: Access to Capital in the Lehigh Valley

Oct. 3 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Barristers Club
Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session that highlights economic development finance trends and unique opportunities to access capital in Northampton and Lehigh counties. Don Cunningham, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation will moderate.

This is a free event but you must RSVP by Sept. 28.

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Day at Dorney

Oct. 6 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Join PICPA members from the Delaware Valley for this annual favorite. NEW! Registration includes meal vouchers that can be used for select vendors throughout the park! Use them at any time during the day.

Friends and family are welcome to attend.

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Lehigh Valley and Reading Chapters Wine Tasting

Oct. 24 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery
Bring a friend or make a new one! Your tasting includes a variety of reds, whites, and sparkling wines from Folino Estate, voted Best Winery by the Berks County 2018 People’s Choice. In addition to the tasting, your registration includes two drink tickets, appetizers, and dessert. 
In preparation for the winter months, please bring a donation of adult socks for those in need.

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21st Annual Thanksgiving Benefit & Awards Luncheon

Nov. 21 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn and Conference Center
This year features baseball legend Steve Garvey as the 2018 keynote speaker! This event is a great way to support LIfePath while joining other Lehigh Valley professionals in kicking off the holiday season. Registration includes open bar cocktail hour, sit-down luncheon, keynote speaker, and silent and live auctions.

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Latest Lehigh Valley Chapter Event


Emerging Issues in Professional Ethics Program & Networking Lunch – June 14

Over 60 members gathered for an ethics update at Allentown Brew Works. Attendees learned about the new codification of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, recent changes to the Code of Professional Conduct, and topics under consideration by regulatory and standards-setting bodies. The program was followed by a casual networking lunch. View more pictures on our Facebook page >


Lehigh Valley Chapter Annual Meeting and IronPigs Game

The cloudy day didn’t deter the Lehigh Valley Chapter from enjoying the kickoff to the new PICPA year. Family and friends recognized member achievements and the IronPigs celebrated a 6-1 victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.  View more >

PICPA Cares: Volunteer Opportunity

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Inspire Future CPAs in the Classroom

Meet with students, teach financial literacy concepts, and discuss careers in accounting. The PICPA has prepared presentations for speakers. Quakertown High School is looking for a partner.

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