Stuffed Puffs CEO Shares His Sweet Success

Mike Tierney, CEO Stuffed Puffs, Speaks with Kim Plyler

Taking the country by storm, the new sweet treat, Stuffed Puffs is all the rave for Smores enthusiasts. In the driver’s seat for all this sweet success is Mike Tierney, CEO. His engaging leadership skills truly motivate everyone he comes into contact with. He infuses his outstanding talents into the company’s mission and has successfully launched a multi-million dollar
business here in the Lehigh Valley.

His company, Stuffed Puffs, Inc, is currently bringing jobs into the community. He is also attracting more talent from around the world to be part of his team in the Lehigh Valley.
Nothing says success more than having an economic impact, being an energizing leader and improving a community through jobs. Michael has done all that and more. His impact on the community of Southside Bethlehem has helped students at the Charter High School for Performing Arts experience business and meet a national celebrity. Tune into our podcast today and listen to how he put this all together and all while being part of the 30 and under generation.

Making Business Value and Enhancing Community

Richard Thompson, CEO of Factory LLC Shares His Story

Join us in today’s podcast episode 135 where we discuss the importance of “value” in business and how that translates to community.   My guest today is Richard Thompson, CEO of Factory LLC in south Bethlehem, PA. 

Richard helped create over $3 billion in enterprise value as CEO of American Italian Pasta Company, The Meow Mix Company and Freshpet. He has deep operational experience across multiple disciplines, having helped build each of these organizations, including marketing and sales, manufacturing, supply chain and distribution, and innovation infrastructure, and he has supervised the design and construction of 7 manufacturing facilities. With CPG start-ups, one home run can be a lifetime achievement. Rich has helped achieve three of them and he’s on his fourth.

Listen in to his story.

Three Questions To Digital Freedom

Become a Digital Minimalist and Still Have an Online Presence

Do you find yourself sleeping with your phone?  When you wake up do you grab your phone before your feet hit the floor? Do you find yourself sneaking out of the office with the “smokers” crowd just to check in on your social media?  Do you bring your phone to the dinner table? Do you go to sleep with your phone on and scrolling through videos or posts?

If you answered yes to two or more of theses questions, then this post is for you.  Now lets get to the the questions that need your focus.

  1. Do you want to be in a health happy relationship?
  2. Do you want to sleep better?
  3. Do you want your body to be in its optimal shape?

Too much technology and all the constant digital distractions are effecting our mind and our body.  In his latest book “Digital Minimalist”, Cal Newport says, “Our current relationship with the technologies of our hyper-connected world is unsustainable and is leading us closer to the quiet desperation that Thoreau observed so many years ago. But as Thoreau reminds us, ‘the sun rose clear’ and we still have the ability to change this state of affairs.

To do so, however, we cannot passively allow the wild tangle of tools, entertainments, and distractions provided by the internet age to dictate how we spend our time or how we feel. We must indeed take steps to extract the good from these technologies while sidestepping what’s bad. We require a philosophy that puts our aspirations and values once again in charge of our daily experience, all the while dethroning primal whims and the business models of Silicon Valley from their current dominance of this role; a philosophy that accepts new technologies, but not if the price is the dehumanization Andrew Sullivan warned us about; a philosophy that prioritizes long-term meaning over short-term satisfaction.  A philosophy, in other words, like digital minimalism.”

Finding a balance can be a challenge especially if you work in a field that requires constant connection.  If you are ready to become a “digital minimalist” grab a copy of Cal Newport’s book and reach out to us at  We help people and companies develop the right balance of communication online and offline.  We look forward to helping you.