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Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie, Editor

shunterlascoskie@greaterreading.org

8 Cover Stor y

606 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601
greaterreading.org * 610.376.6766

East Coast Erosion Control:
Poised for Substantial Growth

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

FEATURES:
14

What kind of Cyber Security Protection
Do You and Your Business Need?

18

75-Plus Year Member:
Reading- Berks Association of Realtors®, Inc.

Your Greater Reading
Chamber Alliance...

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Mobile Technology: Emerging
Trends in Business

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

22

Leveraging High-Tech and HighTouch in Client Communications

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In Reading, The Arts Mean Business

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

» Enables all businesses to take deliberate and

decided action on issues affecting their welfare.

COVER:
East Coast Erosion Control
(left to right) John G. Smith,
Co-owner, Chief Finanical Officer;
Anthony Forino, Co-owner, Founder;
Diane (Hitt) Smith, President

» Helps small business thrive and
entrepreneurs strive.

» Develops employees through training and

DEPARTMENTS:

educational programs/alliances.

» Prepares tomorrow's workforce with our
involvement in education partnerships.

» Operates as a model business and pursues
best practices.

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

» Reflects our multicultural community at large.
©2018 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

Growth Paradoxes: Realizing
Personal and Professional Potential

Focus On:
27

Business & Community
Advocacy

Small Business Matters
24

Making the Right Connections for
Small Business Success: Mi Casa Su Casa

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36

Entrepreneur's Corner
26

A Conversation with Jennifer Weeber,
owner, Kaleidoscope Angels, LLC

The GRCA is now at 606 Court!

Advocacy in Action
Have A Voice In Setting
The Path For Future Policies.

In Your Community
40

Exciting Season Ahead
for the Penn Street Market

42

Main Street Programs

IN EVERY ISSUE:
5

Letter From the Editor

52

New Members

For Advertising Opportunities:
call 610.685.0914 Ext. 1

6

53

Member Anniversaries

Read Commerce Quarterly
Magazine Online
at GreaterReadingChamber.org

A Message from
GRCA President/CEO

38

54

Member Spotlight

Member News

51

Upcoming Events


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