Welcome to the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry's

Total Resource Challenge

2013 Total Resource Challenge

'For many years, members like you have asked if the Chamber could help them plan their annual membership marketing budgets and event participation opportunities. We listened!

Your feedback has led us to the TRC. Now, nearly every Chamber event and marketing, networking, training or sponsorship opportunity has been catalogued and monetized to help you optimize your budgets and activities.
We've even assembled dedicated teams of Chamber volunteers to help you review the many great options.
Please be receptive when a TRC team member calls to help you align your marketing and training dollars with
your growth strategies. Remember, a little planning goes a long way.'
~ Tracy Hoffmann
   Hoffmann Publishing
   Total Resource Challenge Chair


To develop the leadership and financial resources of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry through an eight-week, all-volunteer campaign to attract new members, and secure business sponsors for chamber programs, events, electronic media, and various other chamber issues.


The Total Resource Challenge (TRC) is an exciting opportunity for our members to get more involved and engaged, on a number of levels. As a TRC volunteer, you will assist the Chamber marketing sponsorship opportunities for our events and publications, as well as seek out new Chamber members. Total Resource Challenge is a great way for volunteers to meet our area's top community leaders and business owners; make connections and build relationships; earn cash incentives; and have the chance to win a trip for two to a fabulous destination.

Important Dates

The official Challenge runs from Tuesday, January 29 - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tuesday, January 29th - Training at the Chamber's Center for Business Excellence
Thursday, January 31st - TRC Kickoff Party at the Crowne Plaza Reading
Wednesday, February 13th - TRC Reward Session at the Crowne Plaza Reading
Wednesday, February 27th - TRC Reward Session at the Crowne Plaza Reading
Wednesday, March 13th - TRC Reward Session at the Crowne Plaza Reading
Wednesday, March 27th - TRC Victory Party at the Crowne Plaza Reading

Important Items

Results are due in every other Tuesday by noon to be counted for that reward period. Attend Reward Sessions every other Wednesday to hear results and collect incentive checks. Weekly slider on Chamber website, www.GreaterReadingChamber.org, with Top Challenge Producers!


Total Resource Challenge Chair
Tracy Hoffmann, President, Hoffmann Publishing Group
tracy@hoffmannpublishing.com (610) 685-0914

Vice Chairs
Paula Barrett, Partner, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, LLP
pbarrett@rklcpa.com (610) 376-1595

Bill Gage, President, Gage Personnel Employment Services
w.gage@gagepersonnel.com (610) 376-1771

Keith Ordemann, Owner, KEO Consulting
keoconsult@aol.com (610) 223-4751

Craig Poole, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Reading
cpoole@readingcp.com (610) 376-3811

Steve Schumacher, Retired, Met-Ed
schumach@comcast.net (610) 334-2228


4-night cruise on the Royal Caribbean to the Bahamas.
Friday, September 27 - Monday, September 30, 2013.


Total Resource Challenge
Marketing Samples
TRC Sponsorship Guide
Chamber Membership Application
Weekly Newsletter

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