Uline looking to hire 75 in Allentown

Expecting continued growth Uline is hosting a large-scale warehouse hiring event May 17 at its Allentown branch at 700 Uline Way. 

Uline, a distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials, is looking to fill nearly 75. It was previously seeking 45 new employees but because the company is continuing to see business growth, it decided to add an additional 30 positions in the Lehigh Valley. 

Open positions include warehouse associate, warehouse lead/supervisor, warehouse department manager, warehouse manager and safety coordinator. 

Warehouse employees earn average annual salaries ranging from $65,000 to $80,000, including an annual profit-sharing bonus, the company said. 

The hiring event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Those interested in attending should pre-register online at uline.jobs/Allentown, however walk-ins are welcome. 

Uline currently employs more than 1,102 people between its Allentown and Alburtis locations and has more than 9,000 employees across 13 branches at 14 sales offices across the country. 


Keystone Precision Solutions, Allentown City Council and more name new appointments, hires

Wendy Beltzner, Krista Berardelli, Eric Zahniser, Mandy Tolino, Sarah Rubright McCahon and Luis Campos. PHOTOS/PROVIDED
Wendy Beltzner, Krista Berardelli, Eric Zahniser, Mandy Tolino, Sarah Rubright McCahon and Luis Campos. PHOTOS/PROVIDED –


Hanover Township, Lehigh County-based Keystone Precision Solutions named Miguel Colom vice president of operations. Colom will oversee the service, support, customer service, inside sales and information technology teams and develop the firm’s customer experience.

Economic development

Lehighton-based Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corp. named Marianne Garritano Rustad vice president of operations. Rustad will work with chamber members, volunteer leaders, partners and municipalities to support and strengthen communities and the local economy. Kathy Henderson will continue as director of economic development. Kelley Andrade was named membership engagement and events manager. Andrade will manage membership relations and chamber and community event coordination for mixers, workshops and chamber events. Bambi Elsasser will continue as Lehighton Main Street manager and will also be membership coordinator, focusing on membership engagement in Lehighton, Weissport, Bowmanstown and Palmerton. Linda Rex was named administrative assistant. Rex will work with members and the public and provide information, event assistance and program administration. Jessica O’Donnell-Gower was named executive vice president of affiliated chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corp. Dylan Shick was named a summer intern to assist in event planning and execution.

Bethlehem, Northampton County-based Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. named George Lewis special assistant to the president and CEO. Nicole Radzievich Mertz was named vice president of marketing.


Allentown City Council in Lehigh County confirmed Mandy Tolino as director of parks and recreation. Tolino is a certified parks and recreation professional and will oversee the parks maintenance bureau, recreation bureau, special events, swimming pools and the golf course. Bina Patel was confirmed as director of finance, Patel will oversee the finance and budget administration, revenue and audit, general support services, procurement, risk management, accounting and financial management, and payroll.


Bethlehem, Northampton County-based Lehigh Valley Public Media elected Luis Campos a board member. Campos is Easton’s city administrator.


Community Music School elected Michael Yeager president, James Warfel vice president, Tom Fenstermacher treasurer and Mark Stein secretary. Yeager retired as CEO of Community Insurance Co. Warfel is a retired educator. Fenstermacher is retired chief financial officer with Hospital Central Services Inc. Stein is an associate professor with Muhlenberg College. Andrene Brown Nowell and Michael S Horvath II were named board members. Nowell is a founder and executive director of Fine Feather Foundation Inc. Horvath is an associate attorney at Gross McGinley LLP.

Girls on the Run Berks County, which covers Berks and Schuylkill counties, elected Sarah Rubright McCahon chairwoman of its board. McCahon is an attorney and member of Lancaster-based Barley Snyder’s trusts and estates, elder law and business practice groups.

Reading-based Berks County Community Foundation named Cindy Milian health and human services program officer. Milian will develop and implement public health and human services initiatives. Emily Smedley was named environment and energy program officer. Smedley will manage programs and grants relating to the environment, land use and neighborhood vitality.

Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County-based Manufacturers Resource Center named Wendy Beltzner director of leadership development and training strategy. Beltzner will lead the training and education services in leadership development and customized training strategies.

YMCA of Reading and Berks County elected Troy Rider chairman of its board. Rider is a partner with Lancaster-based Barley Snyder and concentrates on business, finance, real estate and food and agribusiness law.

Real estate

Chicago-based Cresa named Eric Zahniser a managing principal with its industrial services group. Zahniser will work in the Conshohocken office and expand the company’s presence in the Greater Philadelphia industrial market.

Tredyffrin Township, Chester County-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors named Michael Pintande a sales associate in the Macungie office. He will focus on the Lehigh Valley.


Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County-based The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley named Madeleine Convery sales and marketing coordinator. Convery will be responsible for digital and social media initiatives and encouraging retailers to promote their businesses as part of the center’s overall marketing plans. Krista Berardelli was named marketing director and business development manager. Berardelli will continue to oversee marketing and event initiatives and also handle local leasing initiatives. Natalia Stezenko was named senior general manager. She will continue to manage The Promenade Shops as well as Marlton Square in southern New Jersey.

-Compiled by Amy DiNunzio

Newsmakers: Howard Hanna The Frederick Group, First National Bank and The Wilbur Mansion

Larry Bardo, Samantha Fedele, Jim Foote, Robert Loughery, Brooke Mareni and Tricia Brown O'Hara
Larry Bardo, Samantha Fedele, Jim Foote, Robert Loughery, Brooke Mareni and Tricia Brown O’Hara. PHOTOS/PROVIDED –


Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County-based Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association elected Rod Martin, Mark Carroll and Dan Schaffer board members and Mike Hawbaker a nonvoting board member. Martin is with Colebrookdale Township, Berks County-based Martin Stone Quarries Inc. Carroll is with Worcester, Montgomery County-based Allan Myers. Schaffer is with Lehigh Cement Co., which has locations in Berks, Bucks and Northampton counties. Hawbaker is with Hazle Township, Luzerne County-based Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.

Banking and finance

Wormleysburg, Cumberland County-based Stonebridge Financial Group LLP named Jim Foote a senior corporate retirement plan specialist. Foote, a chartered retirement plan specialist, will work with clients in the greater Philadelphia area.

Pittsburgh-based First National Bank named Larry Bardo senior vice president and commercial banker. He will be based in Reading, Berks County, and be responsible for lending, business development, relationship management and portfolio management for commercial clients in the Capital Region, which includes 10 Central Pennsylvania counties.

PB Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Coatesville, Chester County-based Presence Bank, named Bony Dawood a board member. Dawood is a professional engineer and president of Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County-based Dawood.

Health care

West Rockhill Township, Bucks County-based Grand View Hospital named Robert Loughery chair of the board of directors. Robert Pritchard was named vice chair, Blair Rush was named treasurer, and Judith Ott was named secretary. Loughery is a real estate investor and developer and president of Nehemiah Development Co. Inc. Pritchard is a certified public accountant.

West Rockhill Township, Bucks County-based Grand View Health Foundation named Tricia Brown O’Hara chair. Sandy Alderfer was named vice chairman and chairman of the This Is Us Together capital campaign. O’Hara is a registered nurse, professor of nursing and assistant dean for undergraduate students for the Frances Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University.


Bethlehem, Northampton County-based The Wilbur Mansion named Jon McCain executive chef. He will create and oversee the seasonal menu of local ingredients and produce.


Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County-based Liquid named Bob Stevens director of strategy.


Allentown, Lehigh County-based Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania named Jason Raines, Michael Zalot and Jane Amato board members. Raines is the principal of Raines Consulting Group LLC, operational excellence manager at HNL Lab Medicine and adjunct professor at Cedar Crest College. Zalot is director of graduate programs and assistant professor of business at Cedar Crest College. Zalot will focus on developing stronger partnerships with academia. Amato is vice president of commercial lending at Peoples Security Bank & Trust.

Real estate

South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County-based Howard Hanna The Frederick Group named Brooke Mareni and Brian Segel real estate agents. Mareni is a Realtor and will assist with buying and selling homes or land. Segel is a Realtor, certified residential specialist and accredited buyer’s representative.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors® named Samantha Fedele a sales associate in the Macungie office. Fedele will focus on the Lehigh Valley.

Compiled by Amy DiNunzio

Newsmakers: HNL Lab Medicine, Norris McLaughlin P.A., and more

Dr. Nguyet-Cam Vu Lam, David M. Confalone, Alyssa Christian, Julie Wagner Burkart, Matthew Malozi and Cíara Purcell
Dr. Nguyet-Cam Vu Lam, David M. Confalone, Alyssa Christian, Julie Wagner Burkart, Matthew Malozi and Cíara Purcell. PHOTOS/PROVIDED –


The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors named Dr. Nguyet-Cam Vu Lam a member of its Program Director Wellness Task Force. The task force will explore options for providing wellness support to association members and recommend wellness initiatives to the board of directors. Lam is program director of Bethlehem Family Medicine residency at Fountain Hill, Lehigh County-based St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Banking and finance

Wyomissing, Berks County-based Marathon Business Group LLC & Marathon Advisory Services LLC named Jack A. Russell a financial analyst and office administrator. Russell will focus on financial analysis, market research and brand development


Warwick Township, Bucks County-based Middle Bucks Institute of Technology named Mark Covelle administrative director.

Health care

Hanover Township, Lehigh County-based HNL Lab Medicine named David M. Confalone vice president of finance. Confalone is a certified public accountant.


Stroud Township, Monroe County-based Frailey Insurance and Financial Services named Felicia M. Gwinn account manager for personal lines.


Rocco Beltrami
Rocco Beltrami 

Norris McLaughlin P.A. named Rocco Beltrami an associate in the Allentown office. Beltrami will practice in the business law group and the real estate, zoning and land use group and will provide strategic counsel to clients on general business topics and a variety of real estate transactions. Alyssa Christian was named an associate in the business law group in Allentown. Christian counsels clients on general business issues.

Philadelphia-based Stevens & Lee named Julie Wagner Burkart a member of the real estate department, based in the Allentown office. She practices in land use and zoning law, contracts and leasing, landlord-tenant law, business formation and organization, estate planning and litigation.



Grace Peoples
Grace Peoples

Emmaus, Lehigh County-based Altitude Marketing named Grace Peoples social media coordinator. Peoples will manage social media and strategic direction for the company and its clients.





Hanover Township, Northampton County-based ASR Media Productions named Cíara Purcell a junior editor. Purcell will continue to strengthen her editing skills and support production of client projects.


Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania, with offices in Allentown, Lehigh County, and Wyomissing, Berks County, elected Sandra K. Green, Hope Johnson and Adrian Marsh board members. Green works with Kutztown University and the Kutztown Community Partnership. Johnson is vice president of perioperative and endoscopy services for Lehigh Valley Health Network. Marsh is global head of administrative finance at Olympus Corp.

Public transportation

Mike Lichtenberger
Mike Lichtenberger 

Allentown, Lehigh County-based Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority named Matthew Malozi chair of its board of directors. Malozi, a board appointee of Lehigh County, is co-founder and president of Civitas Regio LLC. Mike Lichtenberger of Bethlehem was named vice chair. Lichtenberger, a board appointee of Northampton County, is group executive and chief operating officer of enTrust Payment Systems of Bethlehem.




Real estate

South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County-based Howard Hanna The Frederick Group named Vitaliy Raskot a Realtor.


Compiled by contributing writer Amy DiNunzio

Logistics company hiring 200+ seasonal workers in the Lehigh Valley


Global transport and logistics provider GEODIS said it plans to hire approximately 215 seasonal workers in the Allentown area in preparation for peak season.  

The company is increasing its workforce to strengthen its warehousing and distribution center capabilities to prepare for the holiday season. 

GEODIS said that according to Insider Intelligence, the 2022 peak season is expected to see healthy consumer spending patterns continue after record 2021 holiday sales as global supply chains continue to stabilize.  

To anticipate demand, GEODIS plans to hire seasonal employees to join its existing workforce of more than 13,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

“With the economic conditions consumers and our clients are facing, it is now more critical than ever that businesses have a trusted third-party logistics partner with the expertise and team to navigate the unexpected,” said Anthony Jordan, GEODIS in Americas executive vice president and chief operating officer.  

GEODIS is hiring material handlers and equipment operators this peak season across 20 of its campuses in the U.S. and Canada. GEODIS offers competitive pay along with referral bonuses. Additionally, the company said it offers flexible schedules where feasible, the opportunity to choose between part-time or full-time seasonal work. 

Along with prioritizing an employee-first work environment, GEODIS offers COVID-safe warehouses featuring socially distant workstations, frequent surface cleaning and extensive use of technology to help deliver ongoing reports within the warehouse to mitigate potential COVID-19 outbreaks.  

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s hosts massive hiring event

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is looking to hire 3,500 full-and part-time workers. PHOTO/SUBMITTED –

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, which has a location in Hamburg is undertaking a massive national hiring event. 

The company is looking to fill 3,500 full- and part-time positions across North America. 

Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada will conduct on-site interviews for local retail, distribution and contact center positions from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Full-time and part-time positions are available in all of the company’s locations, including the Hamburg location. 

Applicants for most available positions must be at least 18 years old, with some food service industry positions open to those 16 years of age or older. 

In 2021 and 2022, Forbes ranked Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s in the top 10 among “America’s Best Employers” as part of a nationwide survey of 500 large firms.  

Last month, Newsweek ranked the company among the “Best in Customer Service” of outdoor retailers.

Home Depot looking to hire 630 in Pennsylvania

A Home Depot worker tends to plants in the store’s garden center. PHOTO/SUBMITTED –

It’s springtime and that means it’s the busy time of the year for home and garden centers. 

To address the expected jump in demand, Home Depot said it is looking to hire 630 full- and part-time workers in Pennsylvania for the season. 

Positions would include opportunities for customer service/sales, store support, freight, merchandising and warehouse associates. Throughout the company’s new, accelerated hiring process, applicants could receive an offer within just one day of applying, it said in a release. Open positions will vary by store. 

The retailer said that it offers a wide range of health and personal benefits including tuition reimbursement, company performance-based cash bonus program, paid family leave, back-up dependent care, 401(k) savings plan with company match, a discounted company stock purchase program and more. Over the last three years, associates have received more than $1 billion in Success Sharing awards.  

Additionally, jobseekers will also find upskilling programs that teach and expose them to new skills in other functions like software development, cyber security, data science, marketing, supply chain and finance. Approximately 90% of Home Depot’s store leaders began their career as hourly associates, the company said.