Business

Morgantown Farmers Market opens this summer |Jun 20, 2018

Morgantown Farmers Market opens this summer on the site of the old farmers market, 2846 Main Street, and will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A Grand Opening is planned for late July.

Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC |Jun 12, 2018

Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.

Complete Family Eyecare has grown with the community |Jun 7, 2018

New Hanover >> When Dr. Lori Gray was looking for a place to locate her private optometric practice — Complete Family Eyecare — she knew she wanted to be able to live in the community where she worked.

Ribbon-cutting celebration at Opal Rose Artisanal Wellness |May 30, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, at 4 p.m. a ribbon cutting celebration was held for Opal Rose Artisanal Wellness Company in downtown Boyertown.

Andrea Funk speaks at First Chamber Dinner; Chamber Member of Year awarded to John Scott |May 21, 2018

Andrea Funk, former CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries, spoke on “What Makes a Company Successful?” during the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce’s First Chamber Dinner held at Kutztown University on May 17.

Peapod by Giant expands Berks County delivery to Birdsboro, Exeter areas |May 14, 2018

Carlisle >> Giant Food Stores has expanded its partnership with Peapod by Giant to offer online grocery shopping and delivery in Exeter, Birdsboro, Reading and other Berks County communities.

Wallace & Wolitarsky Dental of Elverson celebrate 25 years in practice |May 9, 2018

Wallace & Wolitarsky Dental Associates, 4101 West Main Street, is celebrating its 25th year of practice in the rural town of Elverson.

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Kutztown Printing, formerly Colasanti Printworks |Apr 27, 2018

The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, Kutztown, conducted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Kutztown Printing, formerly Colasanti Printworks, 305 West Main Street, Kutztown, on April 21.

New fitness center for special needs individuals open in Exeter |Apr 19, 2018

All Abilities Fitness Center in Exeter, located at 3811 Perkiomen Avenue (Business Route 422), a first-of-its-kind fitness center is specifically focused on adapted exercise and movement classes for the special needs population.

PUC to investigate PECO rate hike request |Apr 19, 2018

Harrisburg >> The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to investigate PECO Energy Company’s recent request for a rate increase. The commission voted unanimously to investigate the request.

Tower Health, Drexel to partner on branch medical school campus in Berks County |Apr 9, 2018

West Reading >> Tower Health and Drexel University have announced plans to develop a Berks County branch medical school campus of Drexel University College of Medicine.

Walmart expands its grocery pickup service into Berks County |Mar 30, 2018

Bechtelsville >> Grocery shopping … everyone does it. From list writing to shopping to putting away — it’s an activity that takes hours every week.

Sly Fox Brewing to open new Berks County location |Mar 29, 2018

Pottstown >> Sly Fox Brewing Co. is expanding again — this time into Berks County.

PECO files for $82M electricity delivery rate increase |Mar 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> PECO filed a request Thursday with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for approval of an $82 million increase in the rates is charges customers for the delivery of electricity.

Sweet Treats dessert shop opens on State Street in Hamburg |Mar 29, 2018

Customers were waiting as doors opened at the newly-imagined dessert shop on State Street, Hamburg. Sweet Treats, formerly known as A La Mode, held a grand opening event on March 24 and 25.

Einstein Healthcare Network to merge with Jefferson Health System |Mar 28, 2018

EAST NORRITON >> With the help of Einstein Healthcare Network, the Jefferson Health System continues to mushroom.

Wawa looks to add 5,000 jobs this spring, open 25 stores in 2018 |Mar 27, 2018

Wawa >> Wawa Inc. is looking to hire 5,000 new employees over the next three months as part of a seasonal hiring campaign that has just launched.

American Keg in Pottstown feeling the squeeze from new steel tariffs |Mar 19, 2018

Pottstown >> American Keg CEO Paul Czachor is looking for a level playing field when it comes to the imported steel and aluminum tariffs executive order signed by President Donald Trump March 8.

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.