By John Stetler, Director of Kutztown University SBDC Do you have goals for your business? To start, grow or prosper? The barriers faced by businesses in normal times are worrisome, yet because of the pandemic you can add on health concerns and changes in the economy. Your challenges might be … [Read more...] about Turn Challenge into Opportunity with the KU SBDC
Politics, a struggling economy, a global pandemic, and natural disasters: How you can stay the course with your finances during this tumultuous time? By Tom Williams, CEO of Domani Wealth You will not hear the words “2020” and “smooth” in the same sentence. This year has been nothing but … [Read more...] about A Season of Upheaval
By Aaron Gantz, Executive Director of Downtown Revitalization Did you know the last public art installation in downtown Reading was completed in 2016? Before the close of 2020, downtown Reading will welcome over 60 new pieces of public art – with more on the way. Public art plays a critical role … [Read more...] about Public Art: Beautification and Unity in Downtown Reading
And the Top Employer is... The most recent yearly survey of the top employers of Greater Reading showed East Penn Manufacturing retaining the top spot. Tower Health is close and closing in on the top spot. Tower Health simply cannot find people fast enough to keep up with the growing health care … [Read more...] about Where Are All of the Jobs?
The Historic Penn Street Farmers Market The Penn Street Market is one of our favorite events in Downtown Reading. The Penn Street Market is one of the oldest running markets around. It celebrated its 250th anniversary back in 2016. For 16 weeks each year, you can walk downtown on a Thursday … [Read more...] about Penn Street Market: 2018 Year in Review