Berks Biz

Apr 26, 2016

The Standard Group increases productivity with division move

A Reading company is streamlining its operations to increase productivity and cut down on the amount of time it takes to fulfill orders

Apr 26, 2016

ATAS International Inc. president honored with award

Dick Bus, president of ATAS International Inc., an Allentown manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels for commercial and residential buildings, was honored with the Good Scout Award by the Boys Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council, Trexler District. Bus was honored during a breakfast at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Breinigsville. Bus has been a longtime supporter of the loca[...]

Apr 22, 2016

Reading hit by national Kmart closings

The Kmart store on Fifth Street Highway in Reading is among the 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores that the Sears Holding Co. announced it will close this year.

Apr 13, 2016

Reading scores best in nation for transportation safety, design, maintenance

On Tuesday, Smart Growth America named Reading’s Complete Streets policy as the best in the nation and the first in the 12-year history of the program to score a perfect 100 – setting the bar higher for a national movement for safer streets across the nation.

Apr 5, 2016

Wyomissing firm seeks $718M to help fund casino deal

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. of Wyomissing, a gaming-focused Real Estate Investment Trust firm, which last week announced a multi-tiered deal involving the sale of operations at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in suburban Pittsburgh, has now announced changes to its stock offering to help pay for the deal.

Apr 4, 2016

BB&T finalizes $1.8B National Penn acquisition

North Carolina-based BB&T Corp. this morning announced it has completed its acquisition of National Penn Bancshares Inc. of Allentown. The core banking-systems conversion, along with signage and account changes for clients, is expected early in the third quarter.

Apr 1, 2016

Berks Jazz Fest kicks off today

Jazz music is in full swing in Berks County as today marks the start of the 26th annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest.

Apr 1, 2016

Berks skin care manufacturer earns Ben Franklin funding

A Bethlehem organization’s latest round of funding includes $12,964 for PhytogenX Inc., a manufacturer in Caernarvon Township near Morgantown, Berks County.

Mar 31, 2016

Albright College president to retire in 2017

The president of Albright College in Reading has announced his retirement, and he’s giving the school ample time to find a replacement.

Mar 30, 2016

Berks County not suffering a ‘brain drain,’ report says

Rest easy, Berks employers. The county’s youth are not moving away, says the Berks County Community Foundation.

Mar 30, 2016

Dental facility marks groundbreaking Monday

To meet the needs of their growing practice, two Berks County dentists are investing in construction of what will be their new home.

Mar 30, 2016

Wyomissing firm announces buyer in Pittsburgh casino deal

Wyomissing-based Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. said it is selling a casino property – in a multi-tiered transaction – for $138 million to Pinnacle Entertainment and will enter into a 29-year lease with Pinnacle for the real estate. Pinnacle will operate the venue.