GRCA Commerce Quarterly Summer 2019 - 4

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Lisa Scheid, Editor

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

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Whetting Students' Appetites
For the Future
The opinions expressed in this material
are for general information only and are
not intended to provide specific advice or
recommendations for any individual.
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.

FEATURES:
12

Building Berks Awards & Trade EXPO

14

Game-Changing Training Can Ease
Skilled Worker Shortage

16

Is College the Answer for All?

22

Celebrating Achievement with Henry Winkler

» Enables all businesses to take deliberate and

decided action on issues affecting their welfare.

DEPARTMENTS:

» Helps small business thrive and
entrepreneurs strive.

» Develops employees through training and
educational programs/alliances.

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

» Operates as a model business and pursues

Small Business Matters
18

Are Your Ready to Enter
the Business Planning Pit?

19

How Two Small Businesses
Are Taking The Next Step

best practices.

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

Training

» Reflects our multicultural community at large.

20

Presentation Skills,
Are You Ready?

©2019 All rights reserved. No portion of this
publication may be reproduced electronically
or in print without the expressed written
permission of the publisher.

21

Learning Corner

Commerce Quarterly Magazine
is published quarterly by
Hoffmann Publishing Group, Reading, PA
HoffmannPublishing.com * 610.685.0914

24

What Are the Origins of
Glen-Gery?

27

2019 Annual Picnic

44

'Membership Has
Its Privileges'

In Your Community
30

Main Street Programs

Business & Community
Advocacy
40

GRCA Advocacy in Action

IN EVERY ISSUE:
5

Letter From the Editor

45

New Members

6

A Message from GRCA
Executive Vice President/
and COO

45

Member Anniversaries

46

Chamber Spotlight

Member News

47

Upcoming Events

42
For Advertising Opportunities:
call 610.685.0914 Ext. 1
Read Commerce Quarterly
Magazine Online
at GreaterReading.org

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