GRCA Commerce Quarterly Spring 2019 - 4

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie, Editor

shunterlascoskie@greaterreading.org

Randy Peers, President & CEO

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

10 Cover Stor y

Redner's Markets
Rethinking the Grocery Industry

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:
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2019 Business Award Winners

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2nd Annual Building Berks Awards

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Strategic Onboarding:
How critical is onboarding to employee
attraction and retention?

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HR Leaders Tell Us: What will
the Class of 2030 look like?

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The Chairman's Circle:
Investing In Greater Reading

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» Helps small business thrive and

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» Develops employees through training and

Meet Greater RDG:
A Movement that Businesses can use

Introducing:
Educator Spotlight

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Learning Corner

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Bimbo Bakeries USA Celebrates
98th Year in Reading Chamber of Commerce

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

Your Greater Reading
Chamber Alliance...

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

» Enables all businesses to take deliberate and

decided action on issues affecting their welfare.
entrepreneurs strive.

educational programs/alliances.

» Prepares tomorrow's workforce with our

COVER:

Redner's Markets President & CEO,
Ryan Redner, left, and Gary Redner,
COO, at the new Redner's Fresh Market
Cover and Redner's Markets story photos
by Dave Zerbe Studio of Photography

involvement in education partnerships.

» Operates as a model business and pursues

DEPARTMENTS:

best practices.

» Maintains a five-star rating as one of the
» Reflects our multicultural community at large.
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In Your Community

Small Business Matters

best chambers in Pennsylvania.

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Are you Loan-Ready?

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Entrepreneur's Corner
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A Conversation with George Ortiz Jr.,
Owner and CEO of
American Barber Academy

Main Street Programs

Business & Community
Advocacy
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Advocacy in Action

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Letter From the Editor

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New Members

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A Message from
GRCA President/CEO

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Member Anniversaries

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Spotlight On

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Chamber Spotlight

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Member News

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