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Noteworthy business briefs for Aug. 4

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Prime members in the Delaware Valley can now shop products from the stores of their favorite brands on the Amazon app and Amazon.com and have their purchases delivered to their doorstep as soon as that same day – all with the click of a button.

Delaware Valley customers can shop latest must-have items from Diesel and PacSun all by visiting amazon.com/samedaystore. Additional retailers launching in the upcoming months include Sur La Table and 100% Pure.

This current offering is being piloted in more than 10 cities, with plans to expand to additional cities and retailers in the months ahead.

The law firm of Stark & Stark announced that Brian Kasper of Yardley, who has been with the firm since 2014, has been elected as a shareholder of the firm.

A member of the firm’s Litigation, Shareholder and Partner Disputes, and Business & Corporate Groups, Kasper counsels and represents clients in complex litigation matters, shareholder and partner disputes, employment matters, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, consumer fraud and computer fraud. He has advised Fortune 500 companies in multinational contract disputes at both the trial and appellate levels of federal and state courts and before administrative agencies.

Kasper serves as a trustee of HomeFront, Inc. and volunteers as a coach with Pennsbury Athletic Association and Yardley Makefield Soccer.

Max Solutions, Inc., a differentiated specialty packaging platform founded in 2021, announced the opening of its first facility in Bristol.

The 100,000-square-foot factory is outfitted with next-generation technology to meet the growing market demands of the company’s key customers.

“We believe our new factory is the most advanced packaging facility in North America,” said Dennis Kaltman, president and COO of Max Solutions. “The technology we’ve invested in offers the capacity and capabilities to provide unmatched differentiation and the highest level of contingency planning to our customers.”

The company, which focuses on the production of folding cartons and labels for the health care and consumer markets, will open its second factory – with identical technology – in Concord, N.C., in October. Combined, the two facilities represent 250,00 square feet of innovative manufacturing space.

Lisa Otery, senior vice president of deposit operations at QNB Bank, recently graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the industry’s preeminent graduate school. She was recognized on June 9 with a Stonier diploma and Wharton leadership certificate.

“Stonier has given me an opportunity to learn from the best minds in the financial services industry as well as the chance to exchange ideas with my peers from across the country,” said Otery.

This year, Stonier was held in person for the first time since 2019, with 532 students attending seven days of classes in June and representing banks of all sizes and geographies, various regulatory agencies, and international organizations. Stonier’s intensive education program complements extension projects throughout the year.

The three-year program focuses on preparing future industry leaders with a curriculum covering a variety of topics including capital planning, enterprise risk management, marketing strategy, and technology and innovation. The program culminates with a capstone strategic project, where students develop comprehensive business projects for their financial institutions.


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