Berks Biz

Jun 17, 2019

Five Lehigh Valley, Central Pa. projects receive historic tax credits

Five redevelopment projects in Berks, Lancaster and York counties will split nearly $700,000 made available by the state as part a bigger $3 million allocation of historic preservation tax credits.

Jun 14, 2019

Berks farm will add pullet house with state loan money

A Berks County farm will be expanding its operations thanks to a $400,000 economic development loan from the Pennsylvania Development Authority.

Jun 12, 2019

Berks mini casino receives state approval

The Pennsylvania Gaming Commission has approved the award of a Category 4 casino license to Penn National Gaming of Wyomissing, through its Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Jun 10, 2019

AG: Berks company allegedly falsified drinking water reports

Pennsylvania prosecutors allege that a Berks County excavation company altered the results of water samples, allowing for a contaminated water line to serve about 40 homes in Berks County.

Jun 10, 2019

Penn State Health St. Joseph is gifted $425K for nursing education programs

Penn State Health St. Joseph has been given $425,000 to establish a nursing simulation lab and provide funding for nursing education at the St. Joseph’s downtown campus in Reading.

Jun 6, 2019

Berks County’s Maple Grove Raceway is for sale

Maple Grove Raceway, a drag racing destination for over half a century, is for sale for $8 million.

Jun 3, 2019

Crestmont Heritage builds new housing in Reading neighborhood

Crestmont Heritage, a residential home builder in Reading, has completed the first of a new 10-unit residential housing project in the 300 block of Crestmont Street in Reading’s Millmont/18th Ward neighborhood.

May 24, 2019

State health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak

The number of hepatitis A cases reported in the state since January of 2018 is 171, according to the May 20 announcement by the state’s Department of Health.

May 24, 2019

Firms find role in halting human trafficking

The international law enforcement community suspects millions of people are taken and subjected to forced labor and sex in countries around the world, but the crime of human trafficking is hard to prosecute because it is so hidden and its victims so controlled by fear, separation and language barriers.

May 17, 2019

If measles clocks in, is your company prepared?

Measles cases are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between Jan. 1 and May 10 of this year 839 cases of measles were confirmed in 23 states, including Pennsylvania.

May 17, 2019

Potential buyer IDed for bankrupt Reading Eagle Co.

The Reading Eagle is reporting that its parent company has attracted a qualified bidder to purchase the company out of bankruptcy.

Mar 29, 2019

Private club renovates Berks golf course

The owners of LedgeRock Golf Club in Cumru Township in Berks County have started renovating the club's golf course to make it more accessible for players at all skill levels.