• Member Spotlight

    The Chamber’s mission is to serve as Greater Reading’s leading resource and advocate for business, and we hope to provide our members with all that they need to be successful! But with 1,500 member businesses at the Chamber, we feel there are countless stories to be told by the experts in the field themselves – many of which are our small business owners! Member Spotlight is our forum for telling our member’s stories in their own words – sharing their successes, their challenges, and what it’s really like to be a small business owner in Berks County and beyond!


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  • Discovered in 1871, Crystal Cave has a long-standing history in Berks County. Hear more from Kathryn Campbell in this intriguing interview with Chamber President, Karen Marsdale.

  • Would you join a mentoring program to impact a child for life? Find out more in this interview with Big Brothers Big Sisters Berks County Executive Director, James Smith.

  • Canteen Berks County is a full line vending company, but also offers so much more! Get the full story with Mark West.

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern PA provides business, economic, and life skills to young people – and, they’re back in Berks!

  • Through specialized and gentle corrective care, Core Health Chiropractic is meeting the needs of the entire family!

  • Toni Reece, founder of The People Chronicles<, and her team are on a mission to leave no story untold, collecting and sharing the stories of our community and the individuals within it.

  • Jason Hurleman is the president of Adelphia Seafood – the region’s leading fresh fish and seafood provider for both retail and wholesale customers!

  • Teen Challenge breathes hope and restoration into the healing process for its clients. Learn more about this program with Amber Didden, COO.

  • Barbey Electronics is celebrating its 100th year in business – hear from Kim Loudis on the business’ evolution over the years!

  • Connie Faylor, Regional Manager for Ben Franklin Technology Partners - NE PA, is excited about the growth of businesses in Berks and beyond! Hear more in this interview with Mark Dolinski, Director - Business Services, Greater Reading Chamber

  • The Chamber is celebrating PA Manufacturing Week during October’s National Manufacturing Month! The Chamber’s own Mark Dolinski sat down with David Taylor, PA Manufacturer’s Association, to discuss the impact of manufacturing in PA!

  • Meet Schultz Technology is your One Stop Technology Shop for residential and commercial needs!

  • A family-owned manufacturer that is also a certified women’s business enterprise. Hear more from Elaine McDevitt of The Rose Corporation!

  • Gearing up for his October Liv2Lead event, Steve Goble is helping others take leadership to the next level!

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  • Summer is coming, and so are the Berks Arts Council’s Bandshell Free Music Fridays!

  • Forever Kids at Heart provides an after-school program with meals, transportation to activities, and tutoring - A parent’s dream!

  • Marsha Baron began Dosie Dough as a stand at the Shillington Farmers Market in 1988 and specialized in hard-to-find European style breads and delicious homemade baked goods.

  • Member Spotlight Meet Virginia Dodge: VA Productions has been producing high-quality video production for over 20 years in Berks and around the globe.

  • Member Spotlight Meet Matt Boyer: Commuter Services of PA is providing commuter relief and alternative options to those on the go!

  • A to Z Vacuum & Fan’s family biz has been keeping households tidy for more than 49 years!

  • Member Spotlight Meet Chris & John Macdonald with ID LIFE Nutrition Programs. ID Life believes you’re unique, and your health and wellness plan should be too! SHOW MORE

  • From concept to delivery, Cast & Crew has a creative way to tell your story!!

  • From concept to delivery, Cast & Crew has a creative way to tell your story!!

  • PC Ninja is saving the day one computer at a time in their Berks-based office referred to as the

  • It’s a Gift! - Special items for every reason, and especially ‘tis the season!!

  • With a motto of one call handles it all, this family owned biz handles heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and more!.

  • Danny Laws, DaBrian Marketing Group, provides cutting edge digital marketing solutions with the data to back it up!

  • Michael’s Classic Limo is in the business of helping you arrive in style - hear more from Chris Haines

  • Tim Daley and Habitat for Humanity of Berks are building homes, communities, and hope!!

  • For Todd Schorle, owner TS Tech, having his ‘head in the cloud’ is a part of everyday business!

  • Joni Naugle is developing leaders to perform at their highest level of potential - hear how she’s doing it!

  • As a #lifeimprovementbusiness, Eric Savage has fostered more than just a  great car dealership at Freedom Auto Group!.

  • Home Health Care Management provides access to at-home and community-based healthcare services!

  • Calling all campers, adventure-seekers, and outdoor-fans - South Mountain YMCA is heating up for the summer!.

  • Pizza, craft beer, and karaoke – oh my! Bob Zeiders goes way beyond pies at Paradise by the Slice!.

  • Nine-time recipient of Salon Today’s Top 200, Hair on the Avenue is deeply “rooted” in providing the best customer experience possible!

  • Kathy Stricker is passionate about holistic approaches to common conditions – learn more here!

  • Meet Daphne Klahr!

  • ARCPoint Labs of Reading  provides accurate, reliable, confidential testing for businesses and individuals

  • Jim Carchidi leads a team of motivated professionals providing full-service, temporary staffing and professional search services at JFC Staffing!

  • Berks Nature has spent over 30 years supporting Berks County’s number one industry – agriculture. Tune in for an update with Tami Shimp!

  • Angie and Chris Farrell have grown Sweet Ride Ice Cream from an ice cream bike, to a mobile ice cream parlor, to recently opening a storefront on Penn Avenue! Hear more in the interview with Karen Marsdale, Chamber CEO/President.

  • Breast Cancer Support Services began in 1993 with a group of breast cancer survivors and family members with a goal to provide hope, information and support to those being affected. Hear more with Executive Director, Kathy Kolb.

  • Much more than just doors, Overhead Door is a leader in its industry and a respected brand. John Rohrbach shares the company story

  • Amy Hendrix envisioned the Elegance Derma Spa as a personalized skin care system to treat the individual!

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  • JT’s Gourmet Delivery, LLC brings specialty items and food quality excellence right to your front door and into your freezer!

  • Kay Pool and Spa has been in the business of pool and spa service for over 35 years, operating as a successful family business in Berks!

  • Weidenhammer has proudly been delivering solutions since 1978. View the interview with founder/president - John Weidenhammer!

  • Dr. Borja and his team are inspiring patients to live a healthier, happier life!

  • Meet Tom Newmaster, WFM: With a theme of being focused, fast, and user-friendly, WFM is serving top-name clients in design and packaging.

  • Meet Scott McDevitt, Translogistics, Inc.: Translogistics, Inc. provides solutions to transportation and supply chain challenges head-on.

  • Konopelski Katering is the full package – they’ve got menus, venues, and so much more!

  • Member Spotlight Meet Girl Scouts: There’s more than just cookies on the menu with the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA as they gear up for summer camp and classes!

  • From concept to delivery, Schott Productions doesn’t miss a detail in telling your story.

  • Senior are getting a whole new alternative to nursing homes and personal care services – right here in Reading!

  • Meet father and son duo, Dave & Chris Roche, of Roche Electric – there is certainly a dynamic spark between them! SHOW MORE

  • From pets to weddings, Dave Zerbe Photography and his family have been snapping great shots for over 38 years!

  • Pure Wild Tea has been passed down through six generations of PA Dutch heritage - keeping it classic and refreshing!

  • From weeds to critters, Green Giant Lawn Care & Pest Control is here to keep your home pest-free!

  • It’s no surprise their company slogan is “people making you look good” at National & Yorgey’s Cleaners / National Uniform & Linen Rental!

  • Axcess Industries provides employees more than 40 training programs to ensure all jobs get done safely!

  • Celebrating 40 years in business, Keystone Tees is a proud second-generation family biz in Berks!

  • How does a hobby turn into a full blown business? Listen to William and Tracy Smith talk about Ridgewood Winery.

  • Coming to a newsstand near you – Tracy Hoffman of Hoffman Publishing talks business in Berks.

  • Family-owned Elevation Burger takes the business of ‘burger-splurging’ to a whole new healthy level!

  • Meet Daphne Klahr!

  • Berks County Medical Society names a new Executive Director - meet TJ Huckleberry!

  • TABLES ARE TURNED THIS WEEK! Ellen Horan is interviewed by Lucine Silhenik of the Penn Street Market.

  • Gipprich Jewelers continues to sparkle with great customer service and satisfaction.

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  • Look for the signs… Hollenbach Construction is building all over Berks!

  • Serving the community since 1979, The Hitchcock Group provides cleaning services, air duct cleaning, restoration, and much more!.
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  • Cathy Chervanick provides her clients with the color and creativity needed to make every project ‘pop!’.

  • Caryn Kodz of Classic Harley Davidson talks about how much fun it is to work in her family

  • Kohl Building Products was founded on Harry Kohl’s high code of ethics, and grew with his grandson, Jim Kohl’s, vision – expanding to 9 locations between PA and MD. Hear from Deb Kearse about their mission to connect people to products!.