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Board of Directors
2018-19
CHAIRMAN:
Peter Rye, Brentwood Industries, Inc.
VICE CHAIR:
Michele Richards, Senior Vice President,
Commercial Banking Group, Fulton Bank
TREASURER:
Toni Miller, Boscov's
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:
Robert Firely, Herbein + Company, Inc.
LEGAL COUNSEL:
Tim Dietrich, Esq., Barley Snyder
DIRECTORS:
Marilu Rodriguez-Bauer,
Owner, RB Legal Counsel, LLC
Karen Baxter, Manager, External Affairs,
Met-Ed, A FirstEnergy Company
Gregg Bogia, President, Bogia Engineering, Inc.
Marianne Brown Egolf,
General Manager, F.M. Brown's Sons, Inc.
Johanny Cepeda,
Owner/Manager, Mi Casa Su Casa
Lucy Cortez,
Chairman, Berks County Latino Chamber
Robert Firely,
Partner, Herbein + Company, Inc.
Andi Funk,
Enersys
Thad Gelsinger, Esq., President,
GRYP & Associate, Leisawitz Heller
Scott Gruber, President & CEO,
Tompkins VIST Bank
Dr. Jill Hackman,
Executive Director, BCIU
Laura Haffner,
Area President, Central PA,
Wells Fargo
Bob Harrop, VP Personnel,
East Penn Manufacturing Company
Sara Kuzma-Stump,
Director, Sales & Marketing,
Suburban Testing Labs, Inc.
Tracy Hoffmann,
President, Hoffmann Publishing
Brian Levan, President, Levan
Machine & Truck Equipment
William Long,
Administrative Vice President, M&T Bank
Toni Miller, Senior Executive Vice President Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial
Officer, Boscov's Department Store, LLC
Pete Molinaro,
President, Adhezion Biomedical, LLC
Ann Moll, President, Gallen Insurance
Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent,
Reading School District
Michael Rivera, VP Business Development,
RIG Financial Solutions
David Roche, President, Dave Roche Electric Inc.
David Roland, Senior Vice President,
Market President, Berks, BB&T
Dr. Rudy Ruth, Former Superintendent,
Wilson School District
Mark Schlott, Executive VP of Operations/Chief
Operating Officer, R. M. Palmer Company
Stayce Schlouch,
Project Manager, Schlouch Incorporated
Nicholas Stoltzfus, President, DESCCO Design
Ira Tauber, President, Triose
Scott Vaughn, CEO, The Standard Group
John Woodward,
President, Third & Spruce Café, Inc.

letter from the editor

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GreaterReading.org

t's springtime, and in the Greater Reading region, things are
in full swing both here at the GRCA and in our business
community at large.

Our cover story highlights an important local business with strong

family ties and an even stronger community presence: Redner's.
From their beginnings in 1970, their journey to becoming Redner's
Warehouse Markets, to their newest offering, Redner's Fresh Market,
the company has navigated the changes in the grocery industry
while staying committed to their local community.
Another long-time GRCA member, Bimbo Bakeries, shines
in our series on Berks manufacturers. They're a long-time member, too, and if you're familiar with the old Maier's Bakery building in Millmont, you might
feel a bit nostalgic when you check out the accompanying photography.
On the small business side, we were excited to feature former Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
winner American Barber Academy, as well as provide some key advice from our Small Biz guru,
Jobany Bedoya.
From inside the GRCA, there's a lot to talk about. Meet Greater RDG, our talent attraction and
retention platform, has been launched (visit meetgreaterreading.org to discover more!), and we're
excited to give our members the scoop on our conversion to tiered membership, as well as the new
programs joining our organization, like Leadership Berks, and, not to mention, the return of the
Building Berks Awards.
Lastly, we're celebrating our businesses. Check out the lists of our Top 50 Growth and Entrepreneurs
and look for features on some of the most exciting businesses to watch in our next issue.
We'll continue to celebrate and champion your success, because that's what we do best. See you
in the summer!

Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie
Sarah Hunter-Lascoskie
Director of Communications & Marketing
Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Commerce Quarterly
Focus Group
Chrissy Faller
The Anderson Group
Kristi Gage-Linderman
GAGE Personnel
Dr. Jill Hackman
Berks County
Intermediate Unit

Alicia Hartman
United Way of Berks County
Dave Hessen
RACC
Tracy Hoffmann
Hoffmann Publishing
Carl "CJ" Joyner
TRIOSE
Nicole Kocher Muncaciu
Reading Health System

Lisa Schaeffer
Levan Machine &
Truck Equipment
Megan Maslar
Boscov's

Emily Walker
Goodwill
Andy Wernick
Industrial Plywood

Nic Thomas
GAGE Personnel
Sara Stump
Suburban Testing Labs
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