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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.

Don't worry, be happy

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

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

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

Bowled over: $36M for a piece of porcelain

There are collectibles and then there are collectibles. Read More »»

McDonald's might streamline its menu

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

Poconos eyes Valley meeting-business

They see the growth in the Lehigh Valley. And they want its business. Read More »»

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

Support your local movie theater and patronize your local restaurants, taverns and shops. Read More »»

Basketball and business

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, known as March Madness, becomes March Gladness for business. Read More »»

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

Meet Generation C – the generation that could hold the key to the success of your business. Read More »»

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

Ever have a hankering for a McDonald's Egg McMuffin for lunch? Read More »»

Passwords gone wild – and a possible remedy

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

The volatile business of love

Florists always put the “petal” to the metal for Valentine's Day. Read More »»

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

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

Unhealthy precedent in New York

Govern-mint: All it does is print money and put us further in debt. Read More »»

Youth would flock to a Facebook alternative

At the crossroads of narcissism and voyeurism you will find Facebook. Read More »»

James Franklin -- a CEO

James Franklin last week became probably the highest paid public official in Pennsylvania when he was named the new head football coach at Penn State. Read More »»

How to run a productive -- and fast-moving -- meeting

Few things at work are better than the cancellation of a meeting. Read More »»

America needs a drill pill

Years ago at Disney's Epcot theme park in Orlando, Fla., I fell asleep on the ride at the Universe of Energy. Read More »»

Jan. 1, March 12, Aug. 14, Oct. 23 – every day is one of opportunity

“That ship has sailed,” I said years ago to a colleague while lamenting about a missed opportunity. Read More »»

For the millionaire who has everything …

Shot glasses in the shape of the space shuttle. $29,278. Read More »»

Changes in store for Super Bowl at New Jersey sports complex

Tighter security. Reduced parking capacity. No tailgating on game day. Read More »»

Can You Dig It

Digging deep

Can you build on a quarry?

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

Orange is the new black for PPL -- but blue is on the horizon

Starting soon, Allentown will look a little blue, and the city's skyline may...

Editor at Large

One fan's sports bucket list

(Warning: No good phrases – only clichés – were harmed in 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

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.

Construction & Real Estate 2014

Construction & Real Estate 2014
Our 24-page special supplement examines the construction and real estate scene in the Greater Lehigh Valley, including a cover story on Easton's surprising comeback. Other stories include a look at growth in Quakertown, how the construction trade is recruiting and training its next generation, commercial real estate and, in Berks County and Lehigh Valley, how home sales are positioned to flourish.


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