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Greater Reading Chamber



8 Cover Stor y

Ellen Albright, Editor

201 Penn St., Suite 501, Reading, PA 19601 • 610.376.6766

Revitalization of Reading


Business & Community Advocacy 23 PA Voter Registration 26 Partnering for Manuracturing Competitiveness In Your Community 33 #MFGDAYBERKS

The opinions expressed in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.

As the business voice of Greater Reading, the Chamber leads the business community, as the economic driver, to a vibrant community.

Your Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry…

» Partners with all other economic

development organizations in creating an environment for growth.

» Enables all businesses to take deliberate and

decided action on issues affecting their welfare.

» Helps small business thrive and educational programs/alliances.

» Prepares tomorrow’s workforce with our involvement in education partnerships.

» Operates as a model business and pursues best practices.

» Maintains a five-star rating as one of the best chambers in Pennsylvania.

» Reflects our multicultural community at large.

©2015 All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced electronically or in print without the expressed written permission of the publisher. Commerce Quarterly Magazine is published quarterly by Hoffmann Publishing Group, Reading, PA • 610.685.0914

Berks Outdoors Go Bronze Level

Industry Trends 13 Generation Y At-A-Glance:


Making Way for Millenials

Poems & Manufacturing: Preserving History While Honoring Seniors


Creating a Culture to Attract Top Millenial Talent



Addressing the Needs of a Rapidly Changing Workforce with a Focus on Manufacturing


Letter From the President

24 Fall 2015

entrepreneurs strive.

» Develops employees through training and


19 Trending Now

20 Effective Leadership

30 Family Business Matters

Credit Card Fraud: EMV Compliance & Shift of Liability as of October 1st

Judy Henry, Michael Leifer & Johanny Cepeda

29 Entrepreneur’s Corner

Back to Supervisory School

Nick Bentley, President, American Polarizers, Inc.

31 Volunteer Spotlight

Berks FBA: Helping Family Businesses Resolve Their Unique Issues

40 Small Biz Thrives

Greater Reading Manufacturer of Innovative Solar Dishes Partners with Local Suppliers & Resources

Pat Langiotti, Creative Management Concepts

39 The Chamber Chew

Berks Does Barbecue

42 Member News 47 Upcoming Events

On the Cover: Alan Shuman (L), President, Shuman Development Company, and Craig Poole (R), General Manager, Doubletree by Hilton, standing on Penn Street, in downtown Reading, in front of their respective properties. For Advertising Opportunities: call 610.685.0914 Ext. 1 Read Commerce Quarterly Magazine Online at

Photo Left: Contemporaries in the urban food scene, restauranteurs Judy Henry, Michael Leifer and Johanny Cepada, enjoying a food moment on the Penn Street bridge. See our center spread, page 24, to read more. Cover, center spread & select additional photos provided by: Dave Zerbe Studio of Photography.

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Commerce Quarterly Fall 2015  

Business and economic development news surrounding the Greater Reading, Pennsylvania region.

Commerce Quarterly Fall 2015  

Business and economic development news surrounding the Greater Reading, Pennsylvania region.

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