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10 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Member Spotlight | Meet Audrey Krupiak
Kirsten talks to Audrey Krupiak, Digital Marketing Coordinator for GRCA. Just because we are home doesn’t mean we can’t introduce you to our staff and members! Excuse the Zoom but we want you to meet Audrey Krupiak!
10 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Kendra Cook
Kendra Cook, the Curator at the Boyertown Museum of History joins GRCA’s Director of Membership, Kristen Haas to talk about the mission and goals from Boyertown’s Museum of History! They have loads of amazing vehicles built in Pennsylvania to show and teach the history of Pennsylvania and Berks County! If you want to see the history of vehicles and learn about them too, come to the Boyertown's Museum of History, you’ll see dozens and dozens of retro vehicles!
6 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Sara Frassinelli, Director of Marketing at Spherion
Sara Frassinelli, Director of Marketing at Spherion joins Kirsten Haas, Director of Membership of GRCA to talk about Spherion Staffing and how they work alongside their clients to find the right place for you! Spherion loves to give back to the community and they recently donated 10K to a charity to celebrate their 10th anniversary! Sara is very passionate about her work and loves to give back to the Berks County area!
7 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Caroline Krick, VP of Operations, Vision Resource Center of Berks
Kirsten Haas of the Director of Membership at Greater Reading Chamber Alliance sits down with Caroline Krick, Vice President of Operations at the Vision Resource Center of Berks. They discuss how the company was created and what they provide for the Berks County residents.
5 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Leah Fassnacht
Kirsten Haas of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance sits down with her colleague Leah Fassnacht, Director of Communications and Marketing. They discuss what her role entails with the GRCA and how she came to Berks County from Northeast Ohio.
7 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet David Coyne, from Liberty Environmental, Inc
Kirsten Haas, Director of Membership Services of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance sits down with David Coyne, a Principal of Liberty Environmental, Inc. They discuss what Liberty Environmental is and what their objectives are.
8 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Mark Mohn of Reading-Berks Association of Realtors
Kirsten Haas, Director of Membership Services of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance sits down with Mark Mohn, President of the Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS®. They discuss what the role of a realtor really is, and what the association does with the Berks County area and what the future may bring in 2020.
5 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet John Perate of M&T Bank
Kirsten Haas, Director of Membership Services of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance sits down with the group manager for commercial banking at M&T Bank, John Perate. They discuss the founding of M&T Bank, and what it means to give back to your community as a member of M&T Bank.
7 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Kevin Murphy of Berks County Community Foundation
Kirsten Haas, Director of Membership Services of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance sits down with Berks County Community Foundation President, Kevin Murphy. They discuss his role, what the Community Foundation does, and how it impacts the Berks County area.
8 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Chamber Spotlight - What is the Berks County Industrial Development Authority?
Jeremy Zaborowski, Deputy Director at Berks County Industrial Development Authority, talks to Kirsten about the mission of Berks County IDA. Jeremy also shares why he loves Berks County and also states that by doing the work that he does he is giving back to the State that raised him!
7 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Chamber Spotlight - The Reading Royals are ready to go!!
David Farrar, General Manager of Reading Royals, Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center, and Dakota Procyk, Assistant General Manager, Reading Royals talk to Kirsten about the experience the audience will receive by attending the games and what it's like to work for a local sports team that is all about community!!
6 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Pam Shupp, Executive Vice President, and COO at Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
What is the sole motivator that drives her passion? Kirsten asks Pam Shupp, Executive Vice President, and COO at Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, about her journey, her love of Berks County and also what drives her to work as hard as she does on behalf of this fantastic county.
8 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Chamber Spotlight - Community Impact with Muhlenberg-Greene Architects!
What is the secret to Muhlenberg-Green Architects staying power? Kirsten Haas speaks to John Hill, Project Architect, Project Manager and Principal in Charge at Muhlenberg-Greene Architect about this and also why they were nominated for a Building Berks Awards! It's an interview about Community Impact!
11 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Keeping up with the changing needs - Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge
Challenges, crisis, changing needs and support services - Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge's Amber Didden, V.P. of Strategic Initiatives and Rosemarie Sullivan-Sandman, Advancement Officer, talk to Kirsten Haas about the changes that Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge have implemented in order to meet the ever-growing crises and needs of people dealing with addiction.
7 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
Chamber Spotlight - Meet Reading Counseling Services!
What drew Colleen Calcagni towards the business of counseling? Kirsten has a conversation with Colleen Calcagni, Reading Counseling Service, about the courage it took to create the center, the commitment it takes to create a positive work environment and the challenges she has faced in starting this business!
7 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
Chamber Spotlight - They are more than floors - meet Hank Stenson, Martin's Flooring!
Meet Hank Stenson, Store Manager, Martin's Flooring. Martin's Flooring sells window treatments too? Yes they do! It's not just product that is diversified but it is their services too! Listen as Kirsten talks to Hank about windows, floors and cleaning too!
7 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Chamber Spotlight - Deb Heffner talks about the 2019 Building Berks Awards!
Deb believes she has the best job in the world! Deb Heffner is GRCA's Business Outreach Director, and in this episode, Deb gives an update about the 2019 Building Berks Awards! Awards will be presented to projects nominated in categories such as: Agriculture, Education, Entertainment/Tourism, Green, Health-Related, Historic Preservation, Housing, Manufacturing, Mixed-Use, Non-Profit, Office, Restaurant+Bar, and Retail. Celebrating the great development and construction in Berks County!
6 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
Chamber Spotlight | Meet Landon Bernheiser!
Landon Bernheiser has been with Greater Reading Chamber Alliance for a little over one year. In his role of Director of #RealEstate and Special Projects, he gets to support what he calls his destiny - the "land" business. Find out what makes Landon tick in this episode of #ChamberSpotlight!
7 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
Chamber Spotlight - A conversation about CARE with Michele Linder!
Michele Linder, Community Outreach Coordinator at Precision Health Care, speaks to Kirsten Haas about giving care the way it needs to be given. Heart open, motivating and engaging are the fundamentals needed for excellence of care to be given. Listen to Michele describe this culture in this episode of Chamber Spotlight.
8 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
Chamber Spotlight - Meet Nikolas Capitano, Esquire
Are there similarities between Business and Family Law? What is it about Berks County that promotes family businesses? Kirsten Haas has a conversation with Nikolas Capitano, Esquire, about these issues and more in this episode of Chamber Spotlight!
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