PLCB accepting bids for expired liquor licenses |Feb 21, 2018

Harrisburg >> The fifth round of bidding is underway for expired restaurant liquor licenses in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Tuesday issued an invitation to bid in the latest auction for the expired licenses.

Citadel to sponsor Chesco country music festival |Feb 21, 2018

Exton >> Citadel Federal Credit Union has announced that it is the title sponsor a new, three-day country music festival coming to Chester County in August.

Sheetz holiday charity program sets record in 2017 |Feb 16, 2018

Altoona >> It was a record setting year for the Sheetz for the Kidz holiday program.

Waterfall Gardens, Mohnton, donates to Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks |Jan 31, 2018

Angela Wambaugh, owner, office Manager of Waterfall Gardens a local landscape firm in Mohnton presented a check for $500 to the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County. Waterfall Gardens took up a month-long challenge installing Colorscapings of Pink Supertunia Vista Bubblegum flowers to clients and donating part of the proceeds to raise funds for the non-profit group.

Deadline looms for Equifax free credit monitoring |Jan 30, 2018

Harrisburg >> Wednesday, Jan. 31, is the deadline for signing up for free credit monitoring with Equifax following the company’s massive 2017 data breach.

Small Business Administration lending is up in first quarter of FY 2018 |Jan 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> The Small Business Administration has set another record for lending to small businesses in the Philadelphia region.

Antonelli Institute to close by year’s end |Nov 30, 2017

Lower Pottsgrove >> Despite a sign in front that declares, “We’re back,” Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute has announced it’s closing again — this time for good.

Chamber hosting college and career fair at Coventry Mall |Sep 30, 2017

Pottstown >> The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce will host its long-standing College and Career Fair Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at THE Coventry Mall.

MCCC accepts $10,000 donation from TD Charitable Foundation |Sep 21, 2017

Pottstown >> Montgomery County Community College students enrolling in the college’s Fast-Track to Employment Programs will benefit from a $10,000 contribution presented to the college by the TD Charitable Foundation.

Rotelle Studio(e) looks to make a custom-built home attainable |Sep 21, 2017

South Coventry >> Rotelle Development Co. CEO Peter Rotelle has created an experience for homebuyers looking for a custom-built home. It’s an experience that can fit every price point, he says.

Small Business Administration seeks temporary workers to help with disaster response |Sep 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. >> The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking to add to its staff to help with the agency’s disaster recovery efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Bids being accepted for expired liquor licenses |Sep 14, 2017

Harrisburg >> The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has opened bidding in its fourth license auction for expired restaurant liquor licenses. A total of 50 expired restaurant licenses in 40 counties are available in this latest auction, including two licenses each in Berks and Montgomery counties and one license in Delaware County.

“Evolve Her” workshop for women entrepreneurs, register by Sept. 14 |Aug 29, 2017

Berks/Schuylkill and Lehigh Valley SCORE chapters and The Pennsylvania Community Development and Finance Corp. (PCDfc) will present to Berks and surrounding communities a full day workshop for women-owned businesses called “Evolve Her.

Cannabis Legal Solutions caters to Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana industry |Aug 25, 2017

PITTSBURGH >> The nascent Pennsylvania medical marijuana industry is creating new work for lawyers statewide. Three attorneys hoping to bring their expertise to this brave new world recently founded Pittsburgh-based Cannabis Legal Solutions.

M-Town Notary Group serves your notary needs |Jun 8, 2017

The M-Town Notary Group, LLC, offers general and vehicle-related notary services and has two locations, in Morgantown and Shillington.

Kutztown businessman earns Lehigh Valley Business 40 under 40 Award |May 17, 2017

What began as an “okay idea” in a dingy basement has now transformed into an award winning, full service digital marketing agency with more than 40 clients and eight full-time employees.

Firefly opens new expanded bookstore |May 2, 2017

Firefly Bookstore moved to a new expanded location at the former Jackie and Daughter Flower Shop at 271 Main Street.

Chamber hosts Entrepreneurial Women’s Panel & Luncheon |Mar 14, 2017

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce announces its participation in one of several programs scheduled at Kutztown University during Entrepreneurship Week 2017, from March 28 to March 30.

Blue Mountain Academy opens student-run store |Feb 24, 2017

Between 500 and 700 people attended the Blue Mountain Academy’s Grand Opening of its Health Food Store in Hamburg on Feb. 19.

Mad Dogs menu inspired by movie titles |Feb 24, 2017

Mad Dogs Hot Dogs hosted its grand opening at 100 N. Constitution Blvd. in Kutztown on Feb. 18. Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce members helped Mad Dogs celebrate with a ribbon cutting out front of the hot dog shop.

Retailer Al Boscov reveals he has cancer |Feb 2, 2017

EXETER >> Albert Boscov, chairman of the department store chain that bears his family name, announced Wednesday he has been diagnosed with late-stage cancer.

‘Find What Moves You’ at Philadelphia Auto Show |Jan 25, 2017

EAST NORRITON >> From the Cadillac XT5 to the Kia Stinger, there are myriad shiny ways to find what stirs your four-wheeled soul at the Philadelphia Auto Show.

D & D Hair Designs expands, opens facial and massage spa in Morgantown |Jan 25, 2017

D & D Hair Designs is expanding and will be opening a facial and massage spa in the heart of Morgantown.

Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open on MLK Day, other holidays |Jan 13, 2017

HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has announced that hundreds of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – as well as on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July this year.

MABA 2017 officers welcome new secretary |Dec 30, 2016

The Morgantown Area Business Association appointed its 2017 officers during a recent breakfast on Dec. 20.

Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce elects four members to serve a three-year term on the board |Dec 14, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 9 declared elected each one of the following nominees who were voted in by members to a three-year term to begin on Jan. 13, 2017: Dr.

Four Twelve coffee shop opens, profits go back to Hamburg community |Dec 12, 2016

The brown paper covering the windows of 12 S. Fourth Street in Hamburg came down to reveal Four Twelve, a non-profit coffee shop, which opened for the first day of service on Dec. 9.

Firefly Bookstore moving into Jackie & Daughter’s space |Nov 22, 2016

Firefly Bookstore will join the ranks of recent expanding Kutztown businesses when they move into what is currently Jackie & Daughter Flower Shop.

Firefly Bookstore expanding in 2017 |Nov 22, 2016

This holiday season will be the 5th for bookstore owners Rebecca Laincz and Matthew Williams. But they are already considering next year’s holiday season in a new expanded location.

Northeast Berks Chamber hosts annual Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction Dec. 2 |Nov 20, 2016

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce announces its annual Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction to be held on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Berkleigh Golf Club, Kutztown from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celina’s Eggacy owner, 16, gives free meals to veterans |Nov 17, 2016

Celina’s Eggacy at Leesport Farmer’s Market, owned and operated by 16-year-old Celina Estrada of Kutztown, served free meals to 52 veterans on Nov. 16 in honor of Veterans Day. Veterans received a free meal and drink of their choice.

Weis Markets sells wine at Kutztown store starting Nov. 10 |Nov 10, 2016

Weis Markets announced it has begun selling more than 160 varieties of wine at its Kutztown store located at 15260 Kutztown Road starting Thursday, Nov. 10.

Masters of Beauty at the Hair Lounge caters to people of all sizes, all hair types |Nov 4, 2016

After witnessing discrimination in a hair salon where she worked, Ana Ilarraza of Laureldale decided to open her own salon three years ago in Reading that caters to all hair types and people of all sizes, as well as those with special needs such as Autism.

Jackie & Daughter Flower Shop in Kutztown closing after 35 years |Nov 4, 2016

After 35 years in business, Jackie & Daughter Flower Shop in Kutztown announced their retirement. An open house and retirement party will be held 3 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the flower shop. The public is invited to enjoy food and spirits.

Boutique owners open French Creek Wellness Studio in Elverson |Nov 3, 2016

Elverson >> Melynda Wagner, local business woman and entrepreneur, is at it again. This year she celebrates with her mother six years as co-owners of local consignment shop, French Creek Boutique located on Route 23 in Elverson.

Levan Machine, Fleetwood, breaks ground for new facility |Nov 1, 2016

Business is booming and Levan Machine and Truck Equipment has outgrown their current location at 3417 Pricetown Road in Fleetwood. A groundbreaking ceremony was held by Levan Machine and their design build contractor, DESCCO Design and Construction of Fleetwood, on Oct.

Shop keeper from Pottstown turns job change into new career in Kutztown |Oct 17, 2016

Renée Spaide of Pottstown transformed a job change into a new career opportunity, opening Renée’s Finders Keepers at 19 E. Main St. in Kutztown, a high-end consignment store.

Burns Logistics Solutions renovates Shoemakersville train station for transportation business |Oct 9, 2016

The sound of a train whistle brings a nostalgic feeling to many in Berks County, but Shoemakersville residents have a site that continually recognizes their ties to the railroad industry.

New Thrivent Financial office opens in Kutztown |Oct 8, 2016

Thrivent Financial representative Jennifer Weil announced the opening of her new office location at 620 Noble Street in Kutztown.

Coldwell Banker opens new Kutztown office, hosts ribbon cutting |Sep 6, 2016

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage celebrated the opening of its new Kutztown office at 7 South Kemp Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 23.

Weis Markets unveils remodeled Kutztown store, presents donations to Fire Co., Optimists, Historical Society |Aug 16, 2016

Weis Markets celebrated the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store on at 15260 Kutztown Road in Kutztown on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m.

Himalayan Salt & Wellness Cave in Lower Pottsgrove offers salt therapy for healing and relaxation |Aug 15, 2016

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A new business in Lower Pottsgrove is introducing the community to a new form of healing and relaxation.

Montco tourism agency capitalizes on Pokémon Go app’s popularity to attract visitors |Aug 11, 2016

The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board has jumped on this summer’s Pokémon Go phenomenon with the launch of a marketing campaign geared for fans of the Pokémon hunting experience.

Changing the world, one t-shirt at a time in Shoemakersville |Aug 5, 2016

Christine Leonhardt’s mission is to change the world, one t-shirt at a time.

Largest gun store in tri-state area opens early August |Aug 4, 2016

AVONDALE >> The largest gun store in the tri-state area, Target Shooting Solutions, will open early August at the site of the former Boomer’s Entertainment Center off Route 41.

Annual Elverson dance of the sunflowers open to the community |Jul 28, 2016

Rick Frey, owner of Please Wash Me Carwash, 1 Yingst Dr., Elverson, announced that his sunflower crop is blooming and ready for free picking to the community.

Democratic National Convention brings boon to hotels in region |Jul 22, 2016

Thousands of visitors will begin arriving in the region this weekend for the Democratic National Convention being held July 25-28 in Philadelphia. An estimated 6,000 delegates and alternates will participate in convention week activities, and thousands more are expected to join the festivities.

MEND Soul Holistic Arts opens in Kutztown |May 24, 2016

Tamu Ngina, LMT, RMT of Kutztown hosted a Grand Opening event for MEND Soul Holistic Arts at 253 W. Main St. in Kutztown on May 15.

Smokin’ Peppers is back in business in Fleetwood |May 20, 2016

About 20 years ago Dan and Amy Faust had a hot sauce and salsa retail store on Main Street in Kutztown across from the Turkey Hill.

Pure Wild Tea in Bernville pays tribute to mother |May 20, 2016

Sherry Fuhrmann wanted to bottle a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. For the past three years, Pure Wild Tea in Bernville has been brewing fresh mint teas, just like her mother.