Minimum wage, welfare to work and charter cyber schools were among the topics touched on Friday at the legislative breakfast hosted by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance at the Crowne Plaza Reading in Wyomissing.
The Berks County state delegation was invited to participate in a panel discussion, and most did, including senators Judy Schwank, a Ruscombmanor Township Democrat; Katie Muth, a ...read more
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Ground was broken Monday morning for the future medical school that will stand on what used to be a parking lot for the former VF Outlet Center in Wyomissing.
The Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health is scheduled to open at The Knitting Mills for the 2020-21 academic year.
According to local officials, it's part of a potential economic boom not only to Wyomissing and West ...read more
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The 38 graduates of the Leadership Berks Class of 2019 filed one-by-one across the stage at the Crowne Plaza Reading in Wyomissing as their names, and the name of the company that sponsored each, poured through the loudspeaker.
The list of sponsors, each of whom laid out $2,920, read like a who's who of community-minded organizations.
The usual suspects were represented. East Penn ...read more
In 2017, researcher Khaled Bahei-Eldin made a big career move to Berks County. He left Albany, N.Y., to take on a new role at EnerSys, the battery maker in Bern Township.
Bahei-Eldin became the director for energy storage systems at EnerSys, joining the company’s product development efforts.
Key to his transition in what could have been a distracting and difficult relocation process was the ...read more
For the past century, deals for naming rights have become commonplace in corporate America.
One of the earliest examples occurred in 1926 when chewing gum maker Wrigley purchased the Chicago Cubs and changed the name from Cubs Park to Wrigley Field.
We mostly think about multimillion-dollar naming rights deals for large capital building projects such as municipal convention centers or sport ...read more