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  • Chamber President, Karen Marsdale, talks about the Berks Family Business Alliance where owners share problems and experiences on Comcast Newsmakers.

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    The Berks Family Business Alliance, founded by the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is a leading resource in Berks County serving family owned and operated businesses of all sizes. There are no fees for membership - our programming model is low cost or no cost thanks to our generous sponsors and the vast resources available through the Chamber.

    The Berks Family Business Alliance provides diverse programming and numerous interactive opportunities to local businesses. In addition to a full slate of professionally facilitated programs on traditional business topics, we explore the unique challenges that are faced by family business owners and their employees.

    Membership is open to all Berks County family-owned businesses, and their employees! It’s very easy to join. All you have to do is send an email with your name and business or organization to FBA@GreaterReadingChamber.org.

    For more information please contact Rachael Romig, Special Programs Coordinator, at 610.898.7775.



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  • 'I love the chamber and especially the Chamber’s FBA. Family businesses are so unique in their special ways and being with a group of individuals that understand that and can relate is so useful and comforting.'

    Emily Coyle, Procurement Specialist - M.J. Reider Associates


    'I’m so excited about the Chamber’s Family Business Alliance (FBA). I’m participating in a peer discussion group and after just one session I knew I was going to personally and professionally grow from the experience. I’m gaining a better understanding of the inherent challenges of family members working together and have already learned methods my husband and I can use to work to overcome these challenges. Ultimately I know that our employees, surrounding family and friends, our personal life and our business are all going to positively benefit from what I take away from these peer discussion group sessions.'

    Virginia Dodge, Owner - VA Productions

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      Primary Sponsors
      BB&T   Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys   RKL
      Program Sponsors
     First Priority Bank
     Fraser Advanced Information Systems
     Mosteller & Associates
    Family Champion Sponsors
    Canteen of Berks County  •  Dolan Construction  •  Paul W. Essig Plumbing & Heating
    Hitchcock Clean & Restore  •  The Loomis Company  •  R.M. Palmer Company
    Redner's Markets, Inc.  •  The Standard Group  •  VA Productions