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Berks Biz

Changing lives in Reading

‘People over profits,’ says Reading Hospitality's president, which owns and operates the DoubleTree Hilton in Reading. He hires local, offers life-skills training and free clothing to employees

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Penske uses nationwide ‘Tech Showdown’ to sharpen employees’ skills

Penske Truck Leasing employees competed in a company wide Tech Showdown Competition last month designed to test, sharpen and evaluate its maintenance staff on the skills required to maintain commercial trucks. Approximately 1,300 Penske technicians and customer service representatives competed in the nationwide event. They were challenged via timed, hands-on and written assessments.

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PIDA approves $400,000 loans for 2 Berks County farms

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority approved two economic development loans for $400,000 each for projects in Berks County. One loan will help RanShar Farms in Tilden Township. The other loan was granted to Nevin and Stella Burkholder for the acquisition of a 102 acres at 1302 Pleasant Hill Road, Maidencreek Township.

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