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About Bill Kline

Bill Kline is a journalist and Penn State alumnus with more than three decades of experience across many disciplines -- including writing, editing, design, print and online. When not at work, he can be found walking, golfing, cooking, watching sports and attempting to do yardwork. He blogs on life, news, business, sports, pop culture, Eastern Pennsylvania and more. Follow Bill on Twitter, or email him here

The sweet science of candy marketing

Candy makers are nothing if not savvy when it comes to marketing to the calendar. Read More »»

The computer. The automobile. And the Frosty.

The computer. The automobile. And the Frosty.

One person's half-serious, half-fun list of mankind's greatest inventions of the past 200 years: Read More »»

One fan's sports bucket list

One fan's sports bucket list

(Warning: No good phrases – only clichés – were harmed in the writing of this blog.) Read More »»

Back in my day? No one wants to hear it

The story usually begins: “When I started in this business, I used a manual typewriter and had to write a story on deadline in 30 minutes. Try doing that.” Read More »»

Marketing customized to the individual?

Marketing customized to the individual?

A principal premise of the George Orwell novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is that citizens in the year 1984 will be under constant surveillance by the government/authorities. Read More »»

Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

Penn State students and fans Saturday showed support for late coach Joe Paterno with a “Joe-Out” – wearing clothing or displaying images of the Hall of Famer at the Nittany Lions' football game. Read More »»

It's not always about the money

Several small-market teams with below-average player salaries – such as Milwaukee, Kansas City, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Baltimore – have strong-to-decent chances of making the playoffs in Major League Baseball. Read More »»

Guess Google's original name – and no Googling!

Google was the 1990s brainchild of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who met at Stanford. Two decades later, Google is the world's leading search engine for the Internet. Read More »»

Just what does za mean? Or qi? Or jo?

In the interests of not feeling guilty when you make obscure but point-gobbling plays in “Words With Friends,” we offer to you a dictionary. Read More »»

Supply and demand in its primal form

Decades ago, several future successful businesspeople cut their teeth on the laws of supply and demand by scalping tickets at football games. (Scalping, at the time, was not illegal in this municipality.) Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Construction at a click

I'll admit it. I can be just as guilty as the next person.

Note-worthy

Iconic bluegrass legend Sam Bush to perform in Jim Thorpe

I've been an avid musician since I was about 14, playing relentlessly and...

The Talk

Stacy's big hypothetical week of Lehigh Valley adventure

I'm 45. But in my 20s, I spent most of my evenings at home, in bars or perhaps...

Editor at Large

The sweet science of candy marketing

Candy makers are nothing if not savvy when it comes to marketing to the...

Networking

A safe fall

Picking pumpkins on a soggy, dreary day doesn’t sound like a very bright...

Business Events

Business of the Year
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special Editions

Health Care Update 2014

Health Care Update 2014
Our 16-page special supplement examines trends in health care as they affect businesses and the consumer in the region and beyond. Health Care Update 2014 also includes exclusive interviews with health system executives and lists of regional hospitals, health insurance companies, benefits consulting firms and more.

Fastest Growing Companies 2014

Fastest Growing Companies 2014
Our 20-page special supplement honors the 30 fastest-growing companies in the Greater Lehigh Valley. They’ve all demonstrated the skill, effort and foresight to flourish — regardless of the economic conditions.

PPL Center 2014

PPL Center 2014
The opening of PPL Center in Allentown signals another watershed moment in the remarkable revitalization of the city’s downtown. Our 20-page special supplement looks at the making of the arena, its impact on the economy here and beyond, and what it means to the future of the region.

CFO of the Year Awards 2014

CFO of the Year Awards 2014
Lehigh Valley Business honors the financial executives who keep the wheels turning for their companies and the entire region. Our 28-page special supplement fetes these professionals — who typically toil and strategize behind the scenes yet are ever so vital to success.


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