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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.

Invest now, reap later – hopefully

By July 3, 2014 01:44 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers' new strategy of drafting players for the long term while absorbing losses for a couple of years is similar to a plan for a business startup or a new retail shop. CONTINUE READING

Boomerang kids: When will they fly the nest?

June 25, 2014 02:03 PM

One in five people in his or her 20s and early 30s is living with his or her parents, according to a New York Times Magazine article. CONTINUE READING

Money: It's why barbaric sports won't be banned

June 10, 2014 10:38 AM

A couple of decades ago in another career, I wrote an editorial saying that one could make a good case for banning football. CONTINUE READING


Consumers still want something for nothing

June 4, 2014 01:10 PM

It's no surprise: People prefer watching videos for free. CONTINUE READING

Ranking the holidays: Memorial Day is No. 2

May 27, 2014 08:38 AM

The meaning of Memorial Day escapes many Americans. CONTINUE READING

7.6 million hoagies a day

May 21, 2014 10:26 AM

About three decades ago, I was introduced to my first Subway restaurant in upstate New York, likely in Binghamton. CONTINUE READING

The myth of commuting, driving times

May 14, 2014 10:30 AM

Recently in Atlantic City, we were advised by a local that a particular casino was a 10-minute walk on the Boardwalk. CONTINUE READING

Real life and work advice for our latest class of graduates

May 7, 2014 02:31 PM

Several million new high school and college graduates this spring will listen to commencement speeches full of guidance. CONTINUE READING

The concept of forced savings

April 29, 2014 02:26 PM

Recently, a tax refund check arrived in the mail in the amount of $1. CONTINUE READING

Don't worry, be happy

April 23, 2014 02:40 PM

Some of us remember the Bobby McFerrin song released in 1988 called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” CONTINUE READING

Dandy Don Draper: Nuggets of business gems from TV's advertising genius

April 17, 2014 12:08 PM

The recipe for the wildly successful “Mad Men” television series includes 1960s nostalgia and Madison Avenue decadence of drinking, drugs, wealth, power and adultery. CONTINUE READING

Bowled over: $36M for a piece of porcelain

April 10, 2014 12:32 PM

There are collectibles and then there are collectibles. CONTINUE READING

McDonald's might streamline its menu

April 4, 2014 09:55 AM

“Four burgers and four fries,” my buddy ordered from the neighborhood McDonald's about four decades ago. CONTINUE READING

Poconos eyes Valley meeting-business

March 28, 2014 12:10 PM

They see the growth in the Lehigh Valley. And they want its business. CONTINUE READING

Meet the Surfer Stoppers: The movies you are compelled to watch on TV

March 21, 2014 04:21 PM

Support your local movie theater and patronize your local restaurants, taverns and shops. CONTINUE READING

Basketball and business

March 14, 2014 03:42 PM

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, known as March Madness, becomes March Gladness for business. CONTINUE READING

Generation C: Know it, understand it, sell to it

March 6, 2014 02:53 PM

Meet Generation C – the generation that could hold the key to the success of your business. CONTINUE READING

Lunch business tramples 'rights' of breakfast diners at McDonald's

February 27, 2014 04:56 PM

Ever have a hankering for a McDonald's Egg McMuffin for lunch? CONTINUE READING

Passwords gone wild – and a possible remedy

By Bill Kline
February 19, 2014 09:14 AM

Users and investors are keen on Google, which rakes in more than $1 million in revenue every 10 minutes. CONTINUE READING

The volatile business of love

February 14, 2014 11:21 AM

Florists always put the “petal” to the metal for Valentine's Day. CONTINUE READING

Ranking the months from best to worst; February, of course, is last

February 6, 2014 08:40 PM

IF SOMEONE can successfully argue that February has even one iota of redeeming value, then I'm all ears. CONTINUE READING

Our bodies were meant to move

By January 8, 2015 04:00 PM

Each time I see construction workers outside in winter temps that are in the... CONTINUE READING

Update: Jeff Daniels concert now May 14

By Christopher Holland
December 17, 2014 02:11 PM

UPDATE: Because of a conflict with filming a movie, Jeff... CONTINUE READING

Soda blues: No more A-Treat means a hole in Allentown's nostalgic hearts

By January 23, 2015 04:49 PM

When I was growing up as a young girl in Allentown if there was soda in the... CONTINUE READING

Five things you owe your employees

By January 21, 2015 04:39 PM

Managing or supervising people is never easy. Unless, perhaps, you are coaching... 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

Business of the Year 2014

By 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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