Berks Biz

May 7, 2018

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.

May 2, 2018

Alvernia University president to step down

Thomas F. Flynn, president of Alvernia University in Reading, will step down in June 2019, officials announced.

Apr 30, 2018

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.

Apr 26, 2018

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.

Apr 25, 2018

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.

Apr 17, 2018

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.

Apr 16, 2018

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.

Apr 16, 2018

Kinsley Construction tapped for university project

Kinsley Construction Inc. of Wyomissing will build a student activity center for Immaculata University in Immaculata, Chester County.

Apr 10, 2018

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.

Apr 3, 2018

Penn State Health St. Joseph to expand cancer center

Penn State Health St. Joseph plans to expand its cancer center in Bern Township.

Mar 30, 2018

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.

Mar 28, 2018

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.