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letter from the editor
A few weeks ago the entire
GRCA team and I completed a
six-week leadership course put on
by member Andre Young, owner
of You Evolving Now, LLC. And
while I learned so much about
what kind of leader I consider
myself to be and what kind of
leader I want to become, there was
another takeaway that inspired the
theme of this issue of Commerce
Quarterly.
At the beginning of each session Andre would go around the
table and ask each of us to share
our P.O.W., Positive Of the Week.
My coworkers shared fun things like little weekend getaways and
time spent with close family and friends. Others shared more minute
things such as finding some much sought-after, peach-flavored rum.
During one session, I shared that I took a three-hour nap during
my daughter's nap time, and I felt like a million bucks. Seems silly
to me now, but that day it felt like something worth sharing. No
matter how big or small the positive seemed, Andre asked us all to
clap for one another after we shared.
This weekly exercise got me thinking about celebrating successes in our lives. Sure, it's easy to celebrate things like weddings,
promotions, new houses and babies. But how do we make sure to
acknowledge the little things that can help turn a real downer of a
day into something to build on?
Right now, the nation is still dealing with a pandemic that shows
little signs of improving. Businesses are struggling, and many are
out of work. Even with the not so great news rolling in, I was still
curious about what kinds of successes our member businesses are
having right now. And what better way to celebrate those successes
than to dedicate an entire issue to sharing them?
Once you dive in, you'll find that members have a lot of positives
to share. One saw an uptick in business as a result of the stay-at-home
orders. One found more time to develop and add more products to
its existing line. One even garnered national recognition. Bottom
line is that our business community is still accomplishing a lot.
I encourage all of you to give Andre's exercise (and his training
offerings) a try. It's great for changing any negative thinking into
something positive and constructive. And, no matter how big or
how small, a win is a win, and it deserves to be celebrated.

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Board of Directors

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2020 Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Board
Brian Levan, President, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment
Christina L. Weeber, CFO, East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc.
Daniel R. Langdon (Chairman), Retired - President, East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc.
David C. Roland, Market President, Berks/Schuylkill/Northern Montgomery, BB&T
Ernest J. Choquette, Chairman, President & CEO, Stevens & Lee
Gregg Bogia, President, Bogia Engineering, Inc.
Jamey Maack, President, Industrial Metal Plating
Jeffrey R. Rush (Treasurer), Senior Executive Vice President, Fulton Bank
Jim Gerlach, President & CEO, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
John H. Gallen, Jr., President, EthoSource, LLC
John P. Weidenhammer, President, Weidenhammer Systems, Inc.
Michael Duff Esq. (Secretary), SVP, Government Relations & CCO Penske Truck Leasing
Michele L. Richards, Director of Treasury Sales, Fulton Bank
Peter Rye, President, Brentwood Industries, Inc.
Richard L. Bashore, Retired - President, Reading Electric Motor Service, Inc.
Sara Kuzma-Stump, Director, Sales & Marketing, Suburban Testing Labs, Inc.
Timothy D. Romig, Market President, Pennsylvania & New Jersey, Customers Bank
Robert F. Firely, Jr. (Vice Chair), CAO, CFO, TRIOSE, Inc.

2020 Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Board
Andrea Funk, Vice President - Finance, Enersys
Andrew Bachert, General Manager, Raser Industries
Becky A. Eshbach, Director-Marketing Programs & Strategy, UGI Utilities, Inc.
Robert Harrop, Vice President - Personnel, East Penn Manufacturing Company
Brian Levan, President, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment
Dawn J. Anuszkiewicz, COO, Reading Hospital
Dr. Jill Hackman, Executive Director, BCIU
Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent, Reading School District
Dr. Rudy Ruth, Executive Director, Holleran Center, Community
& Global Engagement, Alvernia University
Gregg Bogia (Secretary), President, Bogia Engineering, Inc.
Ira Tauber, President, TRIOSE, Inc.
Jennifer C. Rivera, Manager, External Affairs, Met-Ed, A FirstEnergy Company
Jim Gerlach, President & CEO, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, Owner/Manager, Mi Casa Su Casa
John H. Gallen, Jr., President, EthoSource, LLC.
John P. Weidenhammer, President, Weidenhammer Systems, Inc.
Josephina Encarnacion, Director-Latino Business Resource Center
& Human Resources, SBDC - Kutztown University
Laura Haffner (Treasurer), Region Bank President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Lindsay Crist, Director of Community Development, Reading Public Museum
Lucy Cortez, Vice President-Community Lending, Community First Fund
Marilu Rodriguez-Bauer, Owner, RB Legal Counsel, LLC.
Mark Schlott, Executive VP of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, R. M. Palmer Company
Michele L. Richards (Vice Chairman), Director of Treasury Sales, Fulton Bank
Peter Rye (Chairman), President, Brentwood Industries, Inc.
Robert F. Firely, Jr. (Immediate Past Chair), CAO, CFO, TRIOSE, Inc.
Ryan Redner, President & CEO, Redner's Markets
Sara Kuzma-Stump (Assistant Vice Chairman/Membership),
Director, Sales & Marketing, Suburban Testing Labs, Inc.
Timothy Dietrich (Solicitor), Managing Partner, Barley Snyder, LLC.
Tracy Hoffmann, CEO, Hoffmann Publishing

2020 Greater Berks Development Fund Board
Bruce G. Smith, Senior Vice President, Fulton Bank
Christina L. Weeber, CFO, East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc.
Clint Matthews, President & CEO, Tower Health System
Daniel R. Langdon (Chairman), Retired - President, East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc.
David C. Roland, Market President, Berks/Schuylkill/Northern Montgomery, BB&T
David Shaffer, President, CEO, EnerSys
Edward J. Swoyer, Jr. (President), President, Greater Berks Development Fund
Ernest J. Choquette, Chairman, President & CEO, Stevens & Lee
Jim Gerlach (CEO), President & CEO, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
Jamey Maack, President, Industrial Metal Plating
Jeffrey R. Rush (Treasurer), Senior Executive Vice President, Fulton Bank
Joseph Butto, Senior Vice President, Mid-Penn Bank
Joseph J. Sigle, Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Commercial
Banking Marketing Head, Santander Bank
Linda L. Moss, President, MetEd/A FirstEnergy Company
Michael Duff Esq. (Secretary), SVP, Government Relations & CCO, Penske Truck Leasing
P. Michael Ehlerman, Chairman (Retired), Yuasa Battery, Inc
Richard L. Bashore, Retired - President,Reading Electric Motor Service, Inc.
Scott Gruber, President & CEO, Tompkins VIST Bank
Susan D. Looney, President, Reading Area Community College
Timothy D. Romig, Market President, Pennsylvania & New Jersey, Customers Bank
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