Writing Samples

Mack Trucks unveiled its newest model to its iconic line of long-distance trucks at PPL Center, Allentown, PA.

Hip youthful five spurring growth

in Pennsylvania's third largest city

Ron Bracalente shares what he's learned as a third generation manufacturer, Sept. 26, 2016

Kevin Flouders, founder of Comstar Technologies talks about changing telecom footprint, Feb. 6, 2017

More capacity to train next gen leaders in 3D printing and additive manufacturing Sept. 28, 2015

Officials and developers call for increased manufacturing growth in Lehigh Valley

Melinda is an excellent and aggressive reporter with strong news judgment who always makes deadlines. She always keeps us informed of any potential shifts in the story. She writes from the perspective of our readers, and, in that vein, also proposes many ideas for stories that will resonate with our audience, said Bill Kline, editor Lehigh Valley Business,

Bethlehem PA

Recognizing industry changes, UB Tech has relauche adult ed program after hiatus

Recognizing industry changes, UB Tech has relauche adult ed program after hiatus

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Melinda for more than a decade. I appreciate her attention to detail, her persistent follow up, and her excellent writing and reporting skills. Melinda is responsive, meticulous with deadlines, and pleasant to deal with, said Joe Ferry, PR and marketing pro, Perkasie.

For the past several years it's a privilege to help tell business leaders stories in LVB's Top 100 Private Companies special edition, published annually in August 

"Melinda is personable and relaxing to work with as she takes you through an interview. She listens carefully and accurately reports what was discussed. Her end result is a well written article that is factual. It's truly an honor to work with an ethical and competent journalist! Highly recommend her to all organizations," Lisa Gaier, attorney with  Antheil, Maslow & McMinn, LLP, Doylestown, PA

"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Melinda for more than a decade. I appreciate her attention to detail, her persistent follow up, and her excellent writing and reporting skills. Melinda is responsive, meticulous with deadlines, and pleasant to deal with," Joe Ferry, Public Relations and Marketing professional, Perkasie, PA

Chamber of Commerce samples and blog

For the past two years, I've worked with Team Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce to create greater awareness of our region, programs and business community.

“When I asked Melinda Rizzo to join us as a freelance contractor two years ago, I remember telling her she was on my short list of people I wanted to work with. The relationship was a first for both of us as UBCC had never had a regular contractor out of the house working in a hybrid situation – remotely from home with access to our email and database. Melinda handles our content and directory with passion and excitement, brings fresh ideas to the table, advocates for our region and is fierce about her work and its larger impact on our community and beyond. She is self-directed, responsive and proactive. I know when I give Melinda a job, she’ll get it done on time and on budget,” Tara King executive director Upper Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Quakertown, PA

I've been writing the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce blog for about two years. We promote our member businesses with Member Spotlight features, and tackle topics, interests and trends of interest to the business community. 

I've been writing the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce blog for about four years. We promote our member businesses with Member Spotlight features, and tackle topics, interests and trends of interest to the business community. 

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Health care and work force 

From cutting edge technologies, treatments and advances in medicine to business innovation, longevity, culture and professional development, I bring curiosity, and a mission to educate readers by sharing useful topical information.

Innovative, non-invasive treatment to treat stubborn depression

Robotic disinfectant device part of "Zero Campaign" to prevent infections

Call for those born between 1945 and 1965 to get Hep C testing

Alternative treatment for c. Diff going mainstream

With its razor sharp edges and sleek glass walls, Tower 6 in City Center...

Miers insurance crdits flexibility andemployee investment for 125 year old firm's long-term succes

Health insurance, sick time and  401k benefits still prized amount employees 

No longer the magic bullet, open office designs also include small private spaces.

Lead with respect, transparency and persistence

Sandy Solmon began her global brand in a two-car garage 

"I had the pleasure of working alongside Melinda for many years covering the same beat for separate news outlets. In that time, I had the chance to see her in action. Melinda is a talented and versatile writer, inquisitive and tenacious. Extremely personable, Melinda puts her subjects at ease, but isn't afraid to ask the tough questions to get at the heart of a story," Hilary Bentman, manager of news and new media at Albright College, Reading, PA

Too much tech is harmful...

Credit unions teach young people about financial responsibility

New therapies improve patient outcomes

Support a good cause and increase your business network by mixing it up

Huge news for downtown Quakertown with this development proposal for a public market

What CVS/Aetna merger means for the future of health care

Managing costs against the increasing cost of doing business in the construction industry isn't easy

Ground breaking for innovative care facility roughly two decades in the making

Tips for creating an engaging offsite seminar, workshop or event on a shoestring budget