Business Spotlight: The Paperbag

Business Spotlight is a regular column featuring information provided by local businesses.

The Paperbag
The Paperbag

Business: The Paperbag

Address: 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall



Contact: paperbagonline@gmail.com / 610-820-9959

Submitted by Liz Richmond/owner

When and how did your business get started?

The store opened January 12, 1982. I began working there in July 1984 with the intention of learning the business. While in my interview with the owner, she asked me "why do you want to work in a small store?" I replied, "because one day, I want to own my own store." She trained me and showed me what it took to run this business. I got married, graduated college (at the age of 33) with a degree in Retail & Marketing from Cedar Crest College and then bought the paperbag in May 1997.

Why did you decide to open your business in South Whitehall? 

The building we are in (The Shops at 3900 Hamilton) is owned by the former owner's husband. This is why the store opened in South Whitehall Township.

What is your business best known for?

We are a Stationery Boutique - we carry stationery, unique greeting cards, personalized invitations for all occasions including Birthday, Wedding, Baby, Graduations, etc.

We have on-site printing capabilities for quick turn-around on invitations and stationery.

What's something interesting about your business your customers might not know?

We have been woman-owned since 1982. We strive for nothing but the best in customer service and carry a unique line of merchandise. We love what we do!

Business Spotlight is a regular column featuring information provided by local businesses. If you're a local business, share your information in this form and email a photo of your business to editor Daryl Nerl at daryl.nerl@patch.com. Businesses can also blog on South Whitehall Patch or share events by posting them to our calendar.

harttohartforever January 26, 2014 at 11:21 PM
The Paperbag did my wedding invitations about five years ago. I was very impressed with Liz and her professionalism. I loved how the invitations turned out. Liz is great at guiding you through the design process. I highly recommend!


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