Greater Reading Chamber Commerce Quarterly Spring 2017 - 3

Greater Reading Chamber

COMMERCE
QUARTERLY

Ellen Albright, Editor

ealbright@greaterreadingchamber.org
201 Penn St., Suite 501, Reading, PA 19601
greaterreadingchamber.org * 610.376.6766

6 Cover Stor y

Rapid Development in City's
Former Outlet District

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, the
Chamber leads the business community, as
the economic driver, to a vibrant community.

Your Greater Reading Chamber of
Commerce & Industry...

» 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.

» Helps small business thrive and
entrepreneurs strive.

FEATURES:
10

Addressing Multiple Generations
in the Workplace

12

Penn State Health St. Joseph
Opens Spring Ridge Health
Corridor Facility

Spotlight On: Junior Achievement
of Southeastern Pennsylvania

16

Business Banking and the
Berks Economy-Outlook

37

Saludos from the Berks County
Latino Chamber of Commerce

24

Get to know Randy Peers

Small Business Matters
20

Responding to the Dreaded Online
Bad Review

best practices.

21

Positivity: Challenge Accepted!

best chambers in Pennsylvania.

28	

Let	Your	Office	Go	to	the	Dogs

» Reflects our multicultural community at large.

Preparing Students for the Workforce

36

involvement in education partnerships.

» Maintains a five-star rating as one of the

32

Reading HealthPlex for Advanced
Surgical & Patient Care

educational programs/alliances.

» Operates as a model business and pursues

In Your Community

14

» Develops employees through training and
» Prepares tomorrow's workforce with our

DEPARTMENTS:

Business & Community
Advocacy
38

Are You Prepared to Make
an Informed Vote?

Training
39

Leadership: The Difference Between
Success & Failure

IN EVERY ISSUE:
©2017 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

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30

Letter From the
President
Entrepreneur's Corner

A Conversation with Whitney
Raifsnider, Owner of Thrifty Gypsy Co.

40

Upcoming Events

42

Member News

46

Member Spotlight

COVER:

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

Rapid development is happening in Reading's former outlet district.
El Toro Meat Markets is just one of many local businesses featured in
the Eigth and Oley Streets location! Read the full story on page 6.


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