RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:37:08 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Local financial professional recognized for top performance]]> Local financial professional Michael Fischer has qualified for the ACE Platinum Award.

Fischer, CLU, ChFC, AIF, CASL, is President & CEO of Client 1st Financial, LLC of Fogelsville, a member of Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network.

The award is one of the highest honors that Signator bestows on financial professionals within the national network.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:02 -0500 2015-01-23T15:59:02-05:00 2015-01-23T15:59:02-05:00
<![CDATA[Music fans get up-close concert at Young Ones in Kutztown]]> Kutztown's record store Young Ones drew music fans in Thursday night for an in-store performance by bands Panic and Hate to Say It.

The concert had a "nerve-wracking" start, according to Frank Phobia, who coordinates Young Ones performances. When setting up, Hate to Say It guitar player Adam Madeira cut his finger, and Phobia said the band may not play.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:41 -0500 2015-01-23T14:00:41-05:00 2015-01-23T14:00:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Girl Scout cookie ordering goes high tech]]> West Chester >> The great part of the New Year that helps Americans break their health-based New Year's resolutions is here once again.

It's not the fault of the Girl Scouts though; our Girl Scout cookie appetites are to blame. However, the Girl Scouts do offer many healthy cookie options and many fans will be happy with what's new this year.

Sat, 17 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500 2015-01-17T02:00:00-05:00 2015-01-20T10:41:06-05:00
<![CDATA[Business: Adam P. Werner, Wealth Manager Assistant, joins Kutztown Office of U.S. Wealth Management Lehigh Valley]]> Adam P. Werner, Wealth Manager Assistant, Joins the Kutztown Office of U. S. Wealth Management Lehigh Valley

January 6, 2014 - U.S. Wealth Management (USWM) Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam P. Werner as Wealth Manager Assistant to the firm's Kutztown office located at 158 West Main Street, working with Benjamin N.

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:37:16 -0500 2015-01-09T13:37:16-05:00 2015-01-09T13:37:19-05:00
<![CDATA[Tompkins VIST Bank donates $215,000 to youth educational organizations]]> Tompkins VIST Bank announced that it has donated $215,000 for 2014-2015 to youth education organizations that qualify under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The donations are being given to pre-kindergarten, scholarship programs and educational improvement initiatives throughout the bank's Southeastern Pennsylvania marketplace.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:17:48 -0500 2015-01-07T14:17:48-05:00 2015-01-07T14:17:53-05:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce forms search committee for new executive director]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce has formed a search committee, led by Gretchen Strouphar, incoming 2015 Chairman of the Board/ President. The committee members include board members and also chamber members who are not directors all of whom have hiring and/or HR experience.

The committee membership will be finalized and the official search launches in the first week of January 2015.

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:15:27 -0500 2015-01-02T17:15:27-05:00 2015-01-02T17:15:28-05:00
<![CDATA[Bressler's Inc.: 'We place helping people above soaring profits.' Second-generation family business offers 24-hour towing and roadside assistance from three locations]]> Bressler's, Inc. has been a part of the Morgantown community for more than 30 years.

Owner Ronald M. Bressler established the business in 1984.

"Bressler's, Inc. was founded in 1984 when Ronald M. Bressler built a garage at his home and started doing general mechanical repair and equipment installations," said Cortney Bressler Eshelman of Bressler's Inc.

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:46:07 -0500 2015-01-02T15:46:07-05:00 2015-01-02T15:46:12-05:00
<![CDATA[J.P. Mascaro & Sons, Lower Providence, celebrates 50 year in business]]> Collecting trash will probably never be a glamorous business, but few companies have made it as widely charismatic as J.P. Mascaro & Sons.

It wasn't always that way, of course.

The multimillion-dollar jobs, impressive headquarters on Audubon Road, acres of prime real estate and the inexhaustible philanthropy the company is known for were all half a century away when Joe Mascaro Sr.

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500 2014-12-30T02:00:00-05:00 2015-01-02T13:11:19-05:00 TOUT
<![CDATA[Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce honors three local business people]]> Among the highlights of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner Celebration was much-deserved kudos for Chip Breuninger, Fred Breuninger and Doug Thompson.

The Breuningers won the Joseph G. Filoromo Jr. Community Services Award, presented annually to an area resident, business or organization exemplifying the dedication to service that was Filoromo's hallmark.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:09:22 -0500 2014-12-17T16:09:22-05:00 2014-12-17T16:09:29-05:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Area Business Association elects 2015 Board; Linda Lovenstein appointed president]]> The Morgantown Area Business Association voted in its Board for 2015 during the December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 a.m. at the Windmill Restaurant.

The 2015 MABA Board are President Linda Lovenstein, Secretary Bunny Graham, Treasurer Dave Hinkel, VP of Membership Roseann Thomas, VP of Marketing KC Trost and VP of Events Kelly Spica, Susquehanna Bank.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:23:53 -0500 2014-12-16T13:23:53-05:00 2014-12-16T13:23:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Members compete for Ugliest Holiday Sweater or Hat titles]]> Ugly holiday sweaters, hats and ties were pulled out of the back of closets and dusted off for the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Luncheon Dec. 12.

Those wearing their ugliest lined up in front of the members and twirled on command to give everyone the full view of their ensemble.

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:02:34 -0500 2014-12-15T16:02:34-05:00 2014-12-15T16:03:28-05:00
<![CDATA[Chamber honors juniors for business leadership and excellence]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce recently recognizes students from Kutztown, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Oley, and Brandywine during their breakfast meeting.

"What you're going to hear about these students is a tiny snapshot... because these students have achieved so much and we are so proud of them," said Kutztown School District Superintendent Kathy Metrick.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:52:13 -0500 2014-12-05T13:52:13-05:00 2014-12-05T13:52:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Fleetwood Antique Mall hosts Grand Opening: Raffle Baskets benefit Fleetwood Food Bank]]> Fleetwood Antique Mall hosts Grand Opening event on Dec. 6, including a Basket Raffle benefiting Fleetwood Food Bank.

The Grand Opening event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 14129 Kutztown Road, Fleetwood.

Fleetwood Antique Mall, formerly the Antique Complex of Fleetwood, is under new ownership.

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:30:50 -0500 2014-12-01T15:30:50-05:00 2014-12-01T15:30:55-05:00