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business & community advocacy continued

Cathy Onyeaka, Executive Director PA Minority Business
Development Authority (PMBDA), visited Board member
Gail Landis, GRCA, to learn more about Greater Reading opportunities and also discussed minority loan opportunities with
Chris Witmer through GRCA's Greater Berks Development Fund.
PMBDA is a low-interest loan program designed to stimulate
the creation, retention, and expansion of minority-owned
businesses and create jobs in Pennsylvania.
Regional
Chamber/
E D C Ad vo c a c y
Coalition Strategy
Session discussing our policy
and outreach for
2019. Gail landis
- GRCA, Taylour
Trostle - Harrisburg
Regional/CREDC,
David Gonzales - YCEDC, Heather Valudes - Lancaster and
Karen Groh - Lebanon Chambers/EDC.

GRCA is proud to be part of
the Commuter Services PA
Board that includes Transit
Authorities,
Metropolitian
Planning Organizations (MPOs)
and Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development
(Adams, Berks Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Monroe, Perry, Pike, Schuylkilland, York
Counties). Through our free services, we work to reduce
traffic congestion by helping commuters find alternatives and
reaching out to employers so they can help their workforce
find those options. Using alternatives also helps improve air
quality, and fewer cars in rush hour can mean safer highways,
too. Learn more at: https://pacommuterservices.org/
44 COMMERCE QUARTERLY SPRING 2019

Berks Regional Chamber Planning Summit brought together GRCA, Lebanon, Northeast Berks, Tri-County and Upper
Perkiomen Valley Chambers to determine how we can collaborate and convene people to utilize regional resources
to pursue initiatives that align with our individual mission
goals. After discussing the biggest challenges and strongest
opportunities, the group identified joint priorities and ideas
to promote our region.

RHS Career Prep Resource Fair

GRCA was recognized during the Kutztown University of PA.
(KU) Legislative Breakfast. Sandy Green, KU Community Liason
& Government Relations Assistant and GRCA Advocacy Council
member, talks with with Dr. Hawkinson, KU President.


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