Business spotlightJune 12 TriCounty Chamber Membership Breakfast

Guest Speaker Gerry McGowan, Director of Business Operations for GSI Commerce, will discuss the impact of e-commerce on shipping and transportation. the event is from 7 to 9 a.m. at Spring Ford Country Club, 48 Country Club Rd., Royersford. Cost is 28 for members prepaid, $33 for members at the door, $36 for members invoiced and $36 for non-members.

June 13 Meet up with Congressman Jim Gerlach

A members only second annual Meet Your Congressmen Series kicks off with Gerlach, representative for Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District giving members an opportunity to voice concerns, listen, and exchange ideas in an open dialogue sponsored by the Berks County Industrial Development Authority at a luncheon session.

Seating is limited to the first 30 who respond. The event will be from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the offices of Spotts, Stevens and McCoy, Inc., 1047 N Park Road Reading, PA 19610. Cost for Greater Reading Chamber of Business and Industry Members only is $15.

June 19 Boyertown mayor to address chamber

Marianne Deery will discuss Building a Better Boyertown with members of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce at a Women of the Workforce Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at LaMassaria at Bella Vista, 2901 Fagleysville Rd., Gilbertsville. Marianne will highlight some of the new businesses opening up in the area and the revitalization taking place in the Boyertown community. June 23 Chamber meets with Holden

The second in an annual members only Meet Your Congressmen Series with U.S. Representative Tim Holden, PA 17th Congressional District will be held 12:00pm to 2:00pm at St. Joseph Medical Center, 2500 Bernville Road (Route 183) Reading, PA 19605. Cost is $15 for Greater Reading Chamber of Business and Industry members granting opportunity for an open dialogue again sponsored by the Berks County Industrial Development Authority with lunch provided.

June 24 TriCounty membership mixer

TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce members may attend 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at The Colonnade, 300 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville.

July 1 Networking Reception - Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks is celebrating its 50th Anniversary on July 1, 2008. Join us at the Franco Building Amphitheatre for a grand celebration with cake, ice cream and light refreshments. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music! Program will begin at 6 p.m.

The college is hosting 50 events for 50 years throughout 2008. Penn State Berks offers 13 bachelor's degrees and 8 associate degrees. In addition, students can complete the first two years of more than 160 baccalaureate degree programs offered at other Penn State Campuses.

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