Berks Biz

Mar 28, 2019

George Haines: Chasing opportunity in real estate

George Haines loves an opportunity – a real estate development opportunity.

Mar 28, 2019

William Jennings: Staying the course at Reading Hospital

With around 7,000 employees, Reading Hospital is the second-largest employer in Berks County, and with annual net revenue around $1 billion it is also an economic force.

Mar 27, 2019

Kutztown Folk Festival makes USA Today 10Best list

Apparently, the Greater Lehigh Valley is a top spot for festivals.

Randy Peers, president and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, introduces a new tiered membership system earlier this year. (File photo)
Mar 22, 2019

Chamber altering the way it charges

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance is converting to a tiered membership structure, which will focus on the services a business gets rather than its size.

Mar 21, 2019

Will Reading Eagle find a local buyer after bankruptcy?

News that the parent of the Reading Eagle has filed for bankruptcy has sent ripples through the Berks County community even as the company seems likely to find a buyer.

Mar 21, 2019

Grant to advance telemedicine at St. Luke’s

St. Luke's University Health Network was recently awarded a $400,000 federal grant to help connect St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem to the Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital in Orwigsburg and surrounding areas via the health network's telemedicine program.

Mar 11, 2019

The Fonz is coming to Berks County

Henry Winkler, who is perhaps best known for playing Arthur Fonzarelli on the 1970s sitcom “Happy Days” will be the keynote speaker at this year's Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Annual Dinner on May 23.

Mar 7, 2019

Realtors: State legislation could help first-time homebuyers

Real estate has been on the rebound, but first-time homebuyers are still struggling to come up with enough money for a down payment, according to the state realtors group.

Mar 4, 2019

As business competition sharpens, government incentives raise fresh questions

For decades, municipalities in Pennsylvania have relied on state tax incentives to attract businesses.

Mar 4, 2019

CBRE report shows dominance of e-commerce in landing biggest deals

In the land of industrial property sales and leases, e-commerce is king.

Mar 1, 2019

Reading senior housing project gets conditional approval

An Ohio-based developer is looking to move ahead with plans to build a 4-story apartment building for seniors near Reading Area Community College after receiving conditional approval from Reading city planners.

Feb 21, 2019

Bottled-water manufacturer buys facility for $14M

A Berks County bottled-water manufacturer bought the property it has occupied since 2012 for $14 million.