Greater Reading Chamber Commerce Quarterly Summer 2017 - 3

Greater Reading Chamber

COMMERCE
QUARTERLY

Ellen Albright, Editor

ealbright@greaterreadingchamber.org

8 Cover Stor y

201 Penn St., Suite 501, Reading, PA 19601
greaterreadingchamber.org * 610.376.6766

The opinions expressed in this material
are for general information only and are
not intended to provide specific advice or
recommendations for any individual.

As the business voice of Greater Reading, the
Chamber leads the business community, as
the economic driver, to a vibrant community.

Trends in Construction Suppy

FEATURES:
6

One Week in Reading

7

Spotlight On: The Chamber's
Membership Team

14

Slam Dunk Success:
On the Court and in the Classroom

DEPARTMENTS:
Training
24

Your Greater Reading Chamber of
Commerce & Industry...

19

What's in Store for the
2017 Housing Market?

» Partners with all other economic
development organizations in creating an
environment for growth.

20

Highly Skilled Leaders:
Smart Business for Nonprofits in Berks

22

PK Wellness Matters!

26

Understanding the Cloud

32

Service Above Self

» Enables all businesses to take deliberate and

decided action on issues affecting their welfare.

» Helps small business thrive and
entrepreneurs strive.

» Develops employees through training and
educational programs/alliances.

Propel Your Career and Your Organization

Celebrating Berks Businesses
40

2017 Annual Dinner Recap

42

2016 Top 50 Business Award Winners and
Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Winners

43

American Barber Academy Named
2016 Top Entrepreneur

Business & Community
Advocacy

Small Business Matters

» Prepares tomorrow's workforce with our

28

What's the Buzz

44

New Traffic Patterns: Penn Street Bridge

» Operates as a model business and pursues

34

It's Never Too Early for
Succession Planning

45

Get Engaged!

36

A Cut Above: The Story Behind
First Choice Barbershop

48

GRCEDC Advocacy in Action

involvement in education partnerships.
best practices.

» Maintains a five-star rating as one of the
best chambers in Pennsylvania.

» Reflects our multicultural community at large.

©2017 All rights reserved. No portion of this
publication may be reproduced electronically
or in print without the expressed written
permission of the publisher.
Commerce Quarterly Magazine
is published quarterly by
Hoffmann Publishing Group, Reading, PA
HoffmannPublishing.com * 610.685.0914

IN EVERY ISSUE:

In Your Community
47

Building a Better Boyertown

52

Fourth Annual GRYP Mentoring Program:
A Great Success!

54

Downtown Alive

4

Letter From the
President

58

Member News/Anniversaries/
Industry & Community Newsmakers

56

Upcoming Events

62

Member Spotlight

COVER:
For Advertising Opportunities:
call 610.685.0914 Ext. 1
Read Commerce Quarterly
Magazine Online
at GreaterReadingChamber.org

On the Cover: Special thanks to Kohl Building Products for the cover location.
Shown are Kohl employees, Brian Dautrich, foreground, and Keith Schnook,
background, preparing for another early morning of building products
delivery. Cover photo courtesy of Dave Zerbe Studio of Photography.


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