Pottstown’s Warker-Troutman Funeral Home acquired by Kuhn Funeral Home | Business

Kuhn Funeral Homes said Thursday that it has purchased Warker-Troutman Funeral Home Inc., Pottstown.

In a press release, Kuhn said Warker-Troutman will continue to operate under that name and Jalene Warker will join the Kuhn and Warker-Troutman teams in a full-time capacity. Bill Troutman and Chris Warker, previous partners of the funeral home, will continue to assist in a consultative manner.

A sales price for the purchase was not available.

Michael Kuhn, president of Berks County-based Kuhn Funeral Homes, said in a statement that the two companies shared similar values as well as synergies that come with expansion.

“When I first met Bill, Chris and Jalene I knew there was a natural alignment in our values,” Kuhn said. “They are all high-quality individuals who value service to others. With our core team at our existing funeral homes and with the addition of Jalene joining us in a full-time capacity purchasing

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Asheville City Council halts sale of property acquired through urban renewal

Asheville City Council is a step closer to fulfilling its promise of reparations for Black residents. At their meeting of Oct. 27, Council members voted 6-1 to suspend the sale or change in use of any city property acquired through urban renewal, a set of practices designed to clear blighted areas that often forced out established Black communities. 

But the newly approved resolution exempts property located at 172 and 174 South Charlotte Street, which is under contract to be sold to White Labs, Inc., a San Diego-based yeast manufacturer and brewpub; and property on Asheland Avenue currently being reviewed for an affordable housing partnership with Haywood Street Congregation. 

Community members generally applauded the move as a step in the right direction. But excluding the White Labs property — which will net roughly $3.7 million after the December sale is finalized — is akin to deciding to quit drinking or smoking,

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Dunkin’ Brands Says It’s in Talks to Be Acquired by Inspire

(Bloomberg) — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of donuts chain Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, said it’s in talks to be acquired by private equity-backed Inspire Brands.



a close up of a doughnut sitting next to a cup of coffee: A black coffee and chocolate frosted donut are arranged for a photograph inside a Dunkin' location in Mount Washington, Kentucky, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on Feb. 6.


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A black coffee and chocolate frosted donut are arranged for a photograph inside a Dunkin’ location in Mount Washington, Kentucky, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on Feb. 6.

The New York Times earlier reported the talks, saying that Inspire will take Dunkin’ private at $106.50 a share, citing two people with knowledge of the negotiations who weren’t identified. The price is a 20% premium over Friday’s closing price. The deal could be announced as soon as Monday, the newspaper added.

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“Dunkin’ Brands confirms that it has held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands,” Karen Raskopf, a Dunkin’ spokeswoman, said in a statement, declining to offer further

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