RSS Feed from The Berks-Mont News: The latest news from The Berks-Mont News: website: all stories The Berks-Mont News Sat, 23 May 2015 06:06:23 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Last Genuardi's supermarket slated to close]]> LOWER PROVIDENCE >> When the sign soon comes down at the last remaining Genuardi's market, in Audubon, the name once synonymous with a local family-run empire will disappear from the landscape forever.

Many of course, would argue that any heirloom connection with the Genuardi's of yesterday has been gone since 2001, when Genuardi's Family Markets was sold to Safeway Inc.

Sat, 16 May 2015 09:29:13 -0400 20150516092913 2015-05-16T09:29:13-04:00 2015-05-16T09:29:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce welcomes new executive director Lori Donofrio-Galley]]> The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new Executive Director Lori Donofrio-Galley during its Town Hall member breakfast meeting on May 15, held at East Penn Manufacturing, Lyons.

"When we were interviewing her we were very excited about where this Chamber is going," said Chamber Board President Gretchen Strouphar.

Fri, 15 May 2015 12:52:47 -0400 20150515125247 2015-05-15T12:52:47-04:00 2015-05-15T12:52:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Joe Stagnitti appointed to head Morphy Auctions' new Antique & Vintage Fishing Tackle, Baits & Ephemera department]]> The fish will soon be biting at Morphy Auctions' Pennsylvania gallery, with the announcement that the company has launched an Antique & Vintage Fishing Tackle, Baits & Ephemera department.

Heading the newest of Morphy's specialty divisions is Joe Stagnitti, a well-known dealer and collector who has had a committed involvement in the fishing collectibles hobby for more than 25 years.

Wed, 13 May 2015 14:02:52 -0400 20150513140252 2015-05-13T14:02:52-04:00 2015-05-13T14:02:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio celebrates new location]]> Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio celebrated its grand re-opening of its new location at 220 S. Reading Avenue (Rte. 562) Boyertown, on Friday, May 1.

During a 3-1/2 month hiatus the new location, formerly known as the Iron Monger, has been re-designed, re-engineered and remodeled to house the eclectic array of hand-crafted art and fine craft from over 200 Local and National artisans.

Tue, 12 May 2015 12:20:06 -0400 20150512122006 2015-05-12T12:20:06-04:00 2015-05-12T12:20:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Business: Music and fine Mexican cuisine paired in Pottstown; Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara returns to Juan Carlos Friday nights]]> In the fall of 2008 Ron Garza, chef-proprietor of Juan Carlos Fine Mexican Cuisine on High Street in Pottstown, was scouting locations to realize his dream of opening a fine dining restaurant.

Classical guitarist Russell Ferrara was, at that time, in the eighth year of disability from his lifelong music career.

Tue, 05 May 2015 16:03:36 -0400 20150505160336 2015-05-05T16:03:36-04:00 2015-05-05T16:03:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Twin Valley High School Juniors and seniors gain work experience to confirm career choices]]> The Twin Valley High School Internship Program offers students opportunities to gain exposure to various career fields. Juniors and Seniors gain valuable work experience as they determine and confirm their career choices.

The following businesses participated this year as mentors to our students: Cedar Meadow Swine, Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center, Honey Brook Chiropractics, Exeter Veterinarian Hospital, Honey Brook Administration, Birdsboro/Judge Glass, Caernarvon Township Wastewater Treatment Plant, Kurtz Fish Hatchery, Whole Child Learning Center, Resource Associates Corporation, Body Zone, Twisted Scissors, Country Companion Animal Hospital, Premax Manufacturing, Tel Hai Retirement Center, Stell Environmental, Robeson Preschool, Goodwill Industries, Singer Equipment, Reading Country Club, Tri County Record, The Rehab Center, Dr.

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:59:04 -0400 20150505155904 2015-05-05T15:59:04-04:00 2015-05-05T15:59:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Woodmont Industrial Partners signs long-term lease with Hearth & Home in Kutztown which expands its existing space]]> Woodmont Industrial Partners, a leading development and management firm, today announced that it has signed a lease renewal with Hearth & Home, the world's leading producer and installer of hearth products, at 9747 Commerce Circle in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Hearth & Home, which signed a five-year lease, will expand its existing space from 138,457 square feet to 173,701 square feet -- an increase of more than 35,000 square feet.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:45:43 -0400 20150424104543 2015-04-24T10:45:43-04:00 2015-04-24T10:45:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Lancaster Tourism: Honey Brook couple brings Barbados discount card concept to PA Dutch Country]]> Question? What does the beautiful island of Barbados have in common with the farmlands of Lancaster County? Answer: A vibrant tourism industry that annually welcomes millions of guests to their small parts of the world.

A local Honey Brook couple, Robin and John Galascione, decided to bring some of the tourism marketing techniques of that Caribbean destination to the hotels and merchants of PA Dutch Country.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:47:20 -0400 20150422144720 2015-04-22T14:47:20-04:00 2015-04-22T14:47:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Marketplace celebrates first anniversary]]> Morgantown Marketplace, 2490 Main St., Morgantown, is celebrating its first anniversary May 1 to 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events include numerous door prizes, a spinning prize wheel, silent auction, and refreshments.

The Market is an eclectic mix of vintage and antique furniture, collectibles, home décor and estate jewels; assorted handcrafted and artisan pieces by established and newly-discovered artists; and an ever-growing showcase for newfound artists from the Tri-County area.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:46:15 -0400 20150422144615 2015-04-22T14:46:15-04:00 2015-04-22T14:46:15-04:00
<![CDATA[New Shillington business Avenue 4 Accessories features handiwork of four sisters and their mother]]> Avenue 4 Accessories, 4 W. Lancaster Avenue in Shillington, opens its doors to the public at their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store features handcrafted items from the Rickenbach sisters: Janice E. Maulick, Karen A. Nein, Loren E. Eisenhofer, and Marcie S. Bilger, along with their mother, 91-year-old Betty J.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:41:02 -0400 20150421134102 2015-04-21T13:41:02-04:00 2015-04-21T13:41:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce Speaker: Jump Start Incubator gives small businesses a place to grow]]> June Clougher, of Jump Start Incubator, spoke to members and guests at the April 17 Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Berkleigh Golf Club in Kutztown.

"This is a really wonderful resource that's in the Berks County community and I want to make sure that as many people as possible know we exist because there are people who are looking to start businesses in all different environments," Clougher told members during her presentation.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:42:20 -0400 20150417164220 2015-04-17T16:42:20-04:00 2015-04-17T16:42:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Berks County News: Empire Group celebrates 60 year anniversary: 1955-2015]]> Empire Wrecking Co., of Reading, was founded by Harry "Whitey" O'Neill Jr. in 1955 to provide demolition services to Berks County and surrounding areas.

In keeping with the changing marketplace and economy, the company grew and expanded to meet the needs of customers. New companies were founded to offer building products, transportation, environmental remediation, waste disposal and utility repairs.

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:57:42 -0400 20150415165742 2015-04-15T16:57:42-04:00 2015-04-15T16:57:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Morgantown Coffee House announces new partnership]]> Morgantown Coffee House announces a new partnership.

Owner Ellie Donnegan welcomes new partner and owner Jessica Freeman.

"She has a lot of vision and a lot of great plans. She brings to the table a lot of great administrative qualities," said Donnegn, who has worked in the coffee business for 15 years with North Atlantic Specialty Bags.

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:29:59 -0400 20150415113148 2015-04-15T11:29:59-04:00 2015-04-15T11:31:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown University hosts Insights into Women as Innovators]]> The Entrepreneurship Club at Kutztown University hosted a March 27 luncheon on Insights on Women as Innovators.

Entrepreneurial Women: Insights on Women as Innovators was an event to learn how entrepreneurial women launch innovative ideas into business. Keynote speaker Jen Groover, a KU alumna and a "serial entrepreneur who went from guest-hosting spots on QVC to inking deals with some of the industry's biggest heavyweights," according to the KU College of Business April 15 newsletter, http://www2.

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:28:01 -0400 20150407122801 2015-04-07T12:28:01-04:00 2015-04-07T12:28:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Kutztown's Saucony Creek Brewing Co. brews up Bicentenni-ales to celebrate and raise funds for Kutztown Bicentennial]]> Saucony Creek Brewing Co. has been collaborating with the Kutztown Bicentennial Committee to brew Kutztown Bicentenni-ales.

A limited run of 200 commemorative bottles will release each month from March until August.

"While the Bicentennial celebration is about celebrating the history of this town, we also want to showcase what remains so great about Kutztown and Saucony Creek is something we can be proud of," says Craig Koller, Chairman of the Kutztown Bicentennial Committee.

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:09:22 -0400 20150406140922 2015-04-06T14:09:22-04:00 2015-04-06T14:09:22-04:00