Berks Biz

Feb 9, 2018

Greater Reading had an ‘outstanding year,’ say economic development officials

“Outstanding” and “extraordinary” were the words used by economic development officials to describe progress in Greater Reading in 2017.

Feb 8, 2018

Four Berks businesses get $2.4M PIDA low-interest loans; RADIUS to relocate

Four Berks County businesses ranging from a toothbrush manufacturer to a poultry farm were awarded more than $2.4 million in low-interest state loans, the Greater Berks Development Fund announced.

Feb 1, 2018

Tour de France winner Greg LeMond to chair Albright’s National Velodrome board

Officials of the planned $25 million National Velodrome at Albright College announced Thursday that Greg LeMond, the three-time Tour de France winner, will serve as chairman of the velodrome board.

Jan 30, 2018

Reading-based pest control company acquires Las Vegas company

Reading-based Rentokil Steritech, one of the country’s largest pest control companies, has acquired Enviro Safe Pest Control based in Las Vegas.

Jan 26, 2018

Commercial park in Hamburg to get $1M gas pipeline

Hamburg Commerce Park in Perry Township will get 17,000 feet of a natural gas pipeline.

Jan 24, 2018

Aiming for shovel-ready 90-acre industrial park, Berks development group gets more funding

The Greater Berks Development Fund got nearly $4 million more in state funding to buy and develop 90 acres in Bern Township into an industrial park.

Jan 15, 2018

Berks bookkeeper pleads guilty to not paying taxes

A Berks County woman who worked as a bookkeeper for a business that ran two Meineke Car Care Centers was ordered to pay more than $46,000 in additional restitution for failure to remit state sales and income taxes collected by the business.

Jan 12, 2018

Fine Wine & Good Spirits store opens in Reading

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board celebrated the grand opening of a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store on Thursday at Rockland Plaza, 1100 Rockland St. in Reading.

Jan 10, 2018

Reading’s Buttonwood Gateway, Boyertown get state redevelopment grants

The Buttonwood Gateway redevelopment project in Reading and a Boyertown rehabilitation project of a blighted property were among 22 projects across the state that will share in $5.4 million in grants, the state Department of Community & Economic Development announced.

Jan 10, 2018

Saquon Barkley leaves as Penn State’s second-greatest running back

Having once called Curt Warner a cutback virtuoso, it would be difficult for me to remove him from the top spot of all-time Penn State running backs.

Jan 10, 2018

ArtsQuest announces second SouthSide Arts & Music Festival

Returning for its second year, the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival presented by ArtsQuest will feature two days filled with visual arts experiences, live music and family programming.

Jan 9, 2018

Berks, city leaders collaborate, pledge $1.7M toward Reading revitalization

Several organizations and the city have pledged $1.7 million to help boost revitalization projects in downtown Reading.