Tom Coombe

Tom Coombe
Tom Coombe is a staff writer for Small Business Trends and has worked in the news business for the last 15 years, most of that time in the Lehigh Valley. Tom has done the morning news for WDIY in college, launched AOL's in Easton and covered everything from murder to municipal government for the Morning Call. He's talked about apes with Jane Goodall, blogged about TV shows and written music reviews. Tom has also freelanced for WFMZ, the Produce Marketing Association and a number of other publications. A native of Schuylkill County, Tom divides his time between Easton and Lower Bucks County. He graduated from De Sales University in Center Valley.

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The Best Apps for Running

Staying fit with regular exercise can improve your overall health and the best running apps on this list can help you achieve those goals.

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20 Travel Etiquette Tips to Mind Your Ps and Qs

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