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About Bill Kline

A journalist with more than three decades of experience across many disciplines -- including writing, editing, design, print and online -- Kline is a proud alumnus of Penn State University. When not at work, he can be found walking, golfing, cooking, watching sports and attempting to do yardwork. Follow Bill on Twitter, @NJIBZ, or email him here.

The sweet science of candy marketing

By October 30, 2014 01:12 PM

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

The computer. The automobile. And the Frosty.

October 24, 2014 09:41 AM

One person's half-serious, half-fun list of mankind's greatest inventions of the past 200 years: CONTINUE READING

One fan's sports bucket list

October 17, 2014 04:02 PM

(Warning: No good phrases – only clichés – were harmed in the writing of this blog.) CONTINUE READING

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Back in my day? No one wants to hear it

October 10, 2014 04:18 PM

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.” CONTINUE READING

Marketing customized to the individual?

October 3, 2014 03:03 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Three years later: A monster in jail and misconceptions remain

September 23, 2014 01:05 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

It's not always about the money

September 5, 2014 02:44 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Guess Google's original name – and no Googling!

August 25, 2014 11:05 AM

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. CONTINUE READING

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

August 13, 2014 02:18 PM

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. CONTINUE READING

Supply and demand in its primal form

August 4, 2014 12:51 PM

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.) CONTINUE READING

Amazon and the Eagles and Jony Ive (who?)

July 25, 2014 11:12 AM

Amazon is forecasting third-quarter losses of $410 million to $810 million. CONTINUE READING

The year of living in luxury

By February 13, 2015 03:31 PM

If you are looking for living space, particularly of the high-end variety,... CONTINUE READING

Jason Isbell to perform at Keswick Theatre

By February 3, 2015 11:56 AM

The music scene is rapidly evolving. From mainstream pop to alternative folk,... CONTINUE READING

Could medical website stave off zombie apocalypse? I think so.

By February 27, 2015 04:25 PM

A few weeks ago, I was in a bit of quandary that likely was repeated by many... CONTINUE READING

Twitter has cachet, but advertising has yet to follow

By February 26, 2015 01:41 PM

The folks on Twitter relish in saying that Facebook long ago jumped the shark... CONTINUE READING

Social small business

By January 26, 2015 01:18 PM

We all know that small businesses are the heart and soul of the economy. CONTINUE READING

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Special Editions

Milestones 2015

By February 20, 2015 09:36 AM

Our 28-page special supplement salutes the businesses and organizations that are celebrating well-deserved anniversaries in 2015. Through hard work and dedication, these companies and their employees have shown that they can adapt and flourish in a constantly changing economic environment. CONTINUE READING

Business of the Year 2014

December 11, 2014 04:34 PM

Our 24-page special supplement honors the businesses and executives of the year in the Greater Lehigh Valley — as well as three new members of the Lehigh Valley Business Hall of Fame. CONTINUE READING

Giving Guide 2014

December 12, 2014 09:31 AM

Lehigh Valley Business is pleased to bring you our inaugural Giving Guide, Regional Philanthropic Opportunities. This informative publication highlights the various nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in our community and have a presence in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Nonprofits play a huge role in the region, and this publication showcases their initiatives and programs. CONTINUE READING

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Construction and Real Estate Spring 2015

February 27, 2015 11:31 AM

From essential outside amenities to the open design concept, building and supplying office space is a constantly evolving enterprise. Our 28-page Construction & Real Estate special supplement examines those issues and more, including updates on commercial and residential real estate, construction and the distribution-center boom. CONTINUE READING


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