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Alvernia University

Guided by Franciscan values and the ideal of “knowledge joined with love,” and rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, Alvernia is a rigorous, caring, and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering broadly educated, life-long learners; reflective professionals and engaged citizens; and ethical leaders with moral courage.

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Berks Alliance

The Berks Alliance is a broad-community partnership designed to strengthen the community by improving the cleanliness and safety of neighborhoods, advancing economic development, enhancing education, stimulating business and job creation/expansion through a process of Collective Impact.

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City of Reading

The city of Reading, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area and the county seat for Berks County. With a population of 88,082 as of the 2010 census, it is the fifth most populated city in the state, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown and Erie, and the sixth most-populous municipality.

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Colebrookdale Railroad Company

Stretching between Berks and Montgomery Counties, traversing geological formations unique to Pennsylvania and rich with Native American lore, the Colebrookdale Railroad connects the sites of the earliest iron-making industries in the American colonies, sites once familiar to William Penn, George Washington, and Thomas Edison.

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County of Berks

Welcome to Berks County! Berks County is a combination of rich farm country, industry, beautiful parks, entertainment, and top notch educational institutions. Whether you are interested in information on County services, the availability of our parks, tax rates, or other ​county information, this is the place to start.

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DCED

Welcome to Berks County! Berks County is a combination of rich farm country, industry, beautiful parks, entertainment, and top notch educational institutions. Whether you are interested in information on County services, the availability of our parks, tax rates, or other ​county information, this is the place to start.

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Derck & Edson

Derck & Edson provides quality planning and design services to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. We specialize in enhancing campuses, downtowns, and athletics. Our staff of dedicated landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, and land planners provides the full range of design and technical capabilities necessary to carry a project through the entire design and construction process

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading

Welcome to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading, a stylish new hotel in downtown Reading, PA. Santander Arena is across the street for a concert or Royals hockey game, and GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a quick walk. Begin your stay with our signature, warm chocolate chip cookie, and pick up any forgotten travel items in the gift shop.

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Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) was formed as a result of a strategic alignment of three existing business organizations serving Berks County: Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Greater Reading Economic Partnership; Greater Berks Development Fund. This unique and innovative partnership, which includes a 900-member Chamber of Commerce and Berks County’s two leading economic development organizations, represents a comprehensive approach to support the business community.

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FHLBank Pittsburgh

Founded as a cooperative by Congress in 1932, we assure the flow of credit to our members and support their housing finance and community lending businesses.

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Invent Penn State

Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State has resources you can use. Our signature programs can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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PNC Bank

For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders.

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Quigley Bus Service Inc.

School bus service in Bally, Pennsylvania

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Shuman Development Group

Shuman Development Group is a commercial real estate development company, founded in 1994, whose mission is to restore the grandeur of Reading’s Central Business District.

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PA Small Business Development Center

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, provides no-cost confidential consulting and low cost training in proven management fundamentals helping small business owners and potential entrepreneurs make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business. There are 18 Centers located throughout Pennsylvania.

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Tom Sturgis Pretzels

America's First Pretzel Baking Family

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Unique Snacks

Unique Snacks is a sixth-generation, family operated business based in Reading​, PA, the Pretzel Capital of the World.

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