RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:25:04 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Dairy Queen latest target of data theft]]> It has happened again - another corporate data breach. This time it's Dairy Queen. The popular ice cream chain announced Thursday that it is the latest target of customer data theft.

Dairy Queen announced in a press release that the credit card systems at numerous locations nationwide, and one Orange Julius location, were infected with the Backoff malware, suspected as the cause of other data breaches at U.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:13:23 -0400 2014-10-16T09:13:23-04:00 2014-10-16T09:16:40-04:00
<![CDATA[On National Manufacturing Day, Labor and Industry Secretary celebrates East Penn's expansion & creation of 400 new jobs]]> Lyon Station >> In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway visited East Penn Manufacturing to celebrate the company's expansion and creation of more than 400 new jobs in Berks County.

Sec. Hearthway's visit Oct. 3 was part of a statewide effort to promote Pennsylvania manufacturing and highlight the Corbett administration initiatives to address or make progress in addressing all of the 15 recommendations of the Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:26:38 -0400 2014-10-10T09:26:38-04:00 2014-10-10T09:26:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Country Thrifty open in Elverson; Two best friends take on new venture]]> A five-year vacancy in Elverson's Darby Square Plaza has been filled by Country Thrifty, the first-time business venture of two best friends, Tamra Mock and Wanda Spatz.

In June, Mock and Spatz opened their thrift shop to the public under the name Simply Thrifty. After grappling with the already trademarked name, they decided to change it to Country Thrifty.

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:47:13 -0400 2014-10-07T14:47:13-04:00 2014-10-07T14:47:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Shaynah Kinner owner retires; Kutztown Day Care Center under new ownership]]> Kutztown >> Rosaria Angstadt, creator and owner of Shaynah Kinner Day Care Center in Kutztown, celebrated her semi-retirement and sale of the business with a "thank you" dinner at Janelle Hall in Mertztown on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Among those who attended were Angstadt's close friends, employees and helpers of the day care.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:36:38 -0400 2014-09-29T11:36:38-04:00 2014-09-29T11:37:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Walbert Funeral Home hosts Open HouseMore than 400 attended ribbon cutting and veterans ceremony in Fleetwood]]> Walbert Funeral Home, Fleetwood, hosted its Open House on Sept. 21. More than 400 people attended the event, which included a veterans ceremony. Attendees included soldiers from Fort Indiantown Gap, as well as active duty United States Marine, Command Master Sergeant Barry Frain who is based in New York, but lives locally and the retired United States Marine Ralph Hilborn, a local resident.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:35:55 -0400 2014-09-27T13:35:55-04:00 2014-09-27T13:36:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Potts' U in Kutztown celebrates Grand Opening, gives out nearly 200 free hot dogs]]> Kutztown >> Potts' U held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 20 and gave out nearly 200 free hot dogs.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted by Mayor Sandy Green and Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce representatives Ellen Overcast and Penny Oulds, along with owners Jeremiah and Lori Warsing.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:36:49 -0400 2014-09-27T12:36:49-04:00 2014-09-27T12:36:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber honors Shining Stars, celebrates 25th anniversary]]> Kutztown >> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 25th anniversary with the first ever Shining Star Awards Banquet Sept. 25.

About 200 Chamber members and leaders gathered together at the Berkleigh Golf Club in Kutztown for the banquet designed to honor the Chamber's dedicated members and to celebrate 25 years of success.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:30:06 -0400 2014-09-26T12:30:06-04:00 2014-09-26T12:30:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Mascaro affiliate purchases Marvin Miller's Birdsboro Business And Real Estate Holdings]]> Well known local businessman, Marvin Miller, and his wife, Glenda, recently entered into an agreement to sell all of their Birdsboro real estate and business holdings to M. B. Investments ("MB"), a J. P. Mascaro & Sons affiliate.

These holdings include a modern 43,500 square foot office building at the foot of the new Route 345 Bridge in Birdsboro, approximately 140,000 square feet of additional business structures in the heart of downtown Birdsboro, and the Millers' business holdings and real estate along Route 724.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:33:54 -0400 2014-09-19T16:33:54-04:00 2014-09-19T16:33:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Art of the Harvest dinner combines food, wine and paintings: Virginville Hotel chef pairs food with Bernville wine; Kempton artists Jonathan Bond demos his art]]> Virginville >> The Art of the Harvest Dinner combines the art of food, wine and paintings at Virginville Hotel Sept. 20.

Virginville Hotel's Chef John Warner, in collaboration with Kempton artist Jonathan Bond and Bernville wine maker Tom Calvaresi, presents a four course dinner paired with wine and a live art demo.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:54 -0400 2014-09-16T12:17:54-04:00 2014-09-16T12:18:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Walbert Funeral Home opens in Fleetwood: Sept. 21 Open house features tours, Veterans Dedication & Ribbon Cutting]]> Fleetwood >> Walbert Funeral Home unveils to the community its recently constructed funeral home at an Open House Sept. 21.

"It's very important to us that we take care of families as we take care of our own. That's one of the most important things I think the funeral business should be about," said CFO Russell P.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:15:31 -0400 2014-09-16T12:15:31-04:00 2014-09-16T12:16:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Digital First Media announces sale strategy]]> NEW YORK -- Digital First Media, the operator of and Berks-Mont Newspapers, announced Friday that it will "evaluate and consider strategic alternatives" that could lead to the sale of some or all of the company.

CEO John Paton said the company has retained UBS Securities to review a full range of alternatives - including selling the entire company, selling regional clusters or doing nothing.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:19:47 -0400 2014-09-12T16:19:47-04:00 2014-09-12T16:32:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Bargain Book Warehouse opens in Elverson, hopes to connect with community]]> Elverson >> Bargain Book Warehouse wants to connect with the community through events, hopes to spark imagination through books, and also give back to the community.

"This is a small business so we rely very heavily on the community for our success," said Matthew Annis, district manager. "Our goal is to tap into the community.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:57:10 -0400 2014-09-09T16:57:10-04:00 2014-09-09T16:58:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Antiques Complex of Fleetwood closing, owners retiring after 30 years in business: new antique co-op to open]]> Antiques Complex of Fleetwood, Route 222, is closing its doors, offering closing sales to clear out their inventory.

Owners Elaine and Jerry Arak are retiring after about 30 years in business. Their son Jack and his wife Sherry Arak bought the property to create an antique co-op.

While the Antiques Complex was opened in 1985, Elaine's interest began in the 1960s, buying used furniture, refurbishing and reselling it.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:07:05 -0400 2014-09-09T13:07:05-04:00 2014-09-09T13:08:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce announces finalists for its Shining Star Awards]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 25th Anniversary and its members, hosting the 1st Annual Shining Star Awards on Sept. 25.

Held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkleigh Golf Club in Kutztown, the ceremony will celebrate the chamber's members by awarding select individuals based on their contributions and merits in specific categories.

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:05:43 -0400 2014-09-08T15:05:43-04:00 2014-09-08T17:45:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Potts' U hosts Grand Opening in Kutztown: Northeast Berks Chamber hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new hot dog business]]> Kutztown >> Potts' Hot Dogs is pleased to announce the grand opening of Potts' U on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Customers joining the inauguration at 100 N. Constitution Blvd. in Kutztown will receive one free hot dog. The Ambassadors from Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:37:33 -0400 2014-09-05T12:37:33-04:00 2014-09-08T17:46:16-04:00