Berks Biz

Jan 24, 2019

Penn State Health St. Joseph unveils cancer center expansion

Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bern Township has unveiled its new $5.5 million, 2,400-square-foot addition, which includes a state-of-the-art TrueBeam linear accelerator that the health center said will improve patient care and comfort.

Jan 22, 2019

Berks marketing firm expands into Ohio

The Anderson Group, a 15-person marketing and public relations firm based in Sinking Spring, has added an office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jan 22, 2019

Aldi to open in Berks County near Cabela’s, Walmart

Aldi said it would open its first store in Tilden Township, Berks County, on Jan. 31.

Jan 16, 2019

Jennifer Moorehead: Using science to empower children

Jennifer Moorehead points to a safe, about six-feet-tall, that anchors one end of her Mohnton office. Knick-knacks line the shelves inside: variously-shaped rocks - dozens of them - and a hat on the bottom shelf that looks like an alligator head.

Jan 14, 2019

Good Life to offer financial planning for Berks credit union

Riverfront Credit Union, a 21,000-member credit union in Berks County, has brought in Good Life Financial Advisors of Wyomissing as its exclusive wealth management team.

Jan 9, 2019

Grants will help Berks businesses go green

Around $270,000 in grants will be distributed by the Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund in 2019. for projects in the utilities' territories that support green initiatives and workforce development.

Jan 9, 2019

Change sought to apprentice rule

Pennsylvania has vaulted into the top 10 among states for number of apprentices, but could the commonwealth be doing more to add apprenticeships and prepare the next generation of workers?

Jan 8, 2019

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance takes over Leadership Berks

Leadership Berks, a professional development program aimed at growing civic engagement, is now being run by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.

Dec 28, 2018

Hemp hurdles: Versatile plant is perfect for Pennsylvania, 2 local farmers say

With the signing of the 2018 farm bill into law this month clearing the way for industrial hemp, self-proclaimed “hempsters” Steve Pugliese and Jeffrey Brooks are champing at the bit, along with many other Pennsylvania agriculturalists, to enter the hemp market in a big way.

Dec 27, 2018

Berks DA sees medical marijuana complicating DUI enforcement

John Adams says the state Department of Health should provide training to police in handling people with the newly legal prescriptions.

Dec 26, 2018

Penske’s first battery-electric vehicle could lead to Pennsylvania deployment

Oregon-based Daimler Trucks North America delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet - a Freightliner eM2 - to Penske Truck Leasing of Cumru Township in a ceremony in California last week.

Dec 26, 2018

Sweet Street now selling self-branded products

For most of its history, Sweet Street Desserts Inc. of Reading achieved success anonymously. Its desserts were sold in restaurants, hotels and other venues, but rarely did customers know they came from Sweet Street.