Two area schools take top places in statewide manufacturing awards contest
A Northampton County middle school won first place in a statewide student video contest spotlighting local manufacturers, followed by a Berks County middle school that took the second spot.
Alvernia University president to step down
Thomas F. Flynn, president of Alvernia University in Reading, will step down in June 2019, officials announced.
VF Outlet to reopen, part of $70M redevelopment in West Reading
The relocated VF Outlet store will open to much fanfare this Friday in the former Designers Place building, marking the first phase of the $70 million Knitting Mills under development in West Reading and Wyomissing.
Chocolate, pallets and powder benefit from latest round of Ben Franklin investments
Godiva Chocolatier in Exeter Township and Nazareth Pallet Company in Northampton are among the companies getting assistance with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania's latest round of regional investments.
Rentokil Steritech acquires two Western pest control companies
Reading-based Rentokil Steritech, one of the country’s largest pest control companies, added two more companies to its growing portfolio, part of the extermination giant’s continued expansion in the United States.
Fairgrounds Square Mall to be demolished
The struggling Fairgrounds Square Mall in Muhlenberg Township will be demolished, the result of changing shopping habits as more consumers turn to buy goods online.
Berks-based Gaming and Leisure Properties buys 6 Tropicana casinos for $1.2B
Berks County-based Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. will buy six Tropicana Entertainment casinos for $1.2 billion, the company announced.
Kinsley Construction tapped for university project
Kinsley Construction Inc. of Wyomissing will build a student activity center for Immaculata University in Immaculata, Chester County.
Construction starts on Hamburg Commerce Park after property sells for $32M
A local commercial real estate firm is collaborating with a development company from North Carolina to develop a 209-acre Class-A industrial campus in Berks County, with construction starting today on the first building.
Penn State Health St. Joseph to expand cancer center
Penn State Health St. Joseph plans to expand its cancer center in Bern Township.
Penn National Gaming to acquire Pinnacle in $2.8B merger
Shareholders from Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming Inc. and Pinnacle Entertainment of Las Vegas approved a $2.8 billion deal to merge the two companies.
Pottstown microbrewer to open pub in VF Outlet redevelopment project
Sly Fox Brewing Co. of Pottstown plans to open a restaurant in a former outlet building in Wyomissing.