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Berks Commissioners, GRCA To Host Virtual Press Event To Launch ‘Rebuild Berks’

Jul 06, 2020

As Berks County reopens, resources and information will be made available

Reading, PA – The Berks County Commissioners and Greater Reading Chamber Alliance have joined forces to launch “Rebuild Berks —Keep Business Local. Watch Berks Thrive.” The Commissioners will announce more details about the plan during a virtual press event on Tuesday, July 7, at 2 p.m. Those interested can attend through this link:

The meeting will also air live on BCTV, and stream live at

The partnership between GRCA and the Berks County Commissioners — Christian Y. Leinbach, Kevin S. Barnhardt, and Michael S. Rivera — will help every Berks County resident and local business owner access the resources they need to succeed as the region reopens following the economic shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Reopening and recovering safely following COVID-19 requires a team effort and we are pleased to announce our partnership with the Berks County Commissioners during our Rebuild Berks plan,” said GRCA’s President and CEO Jim Gerlach. “While the pandemic has brought many unexpected challenges and hardships to our community members and small businesses, we are prepared to rise from this experience stronger and more united. Together, we are greater.”

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to connect businesses with the resources that allow them to become bigger, better, and more efficient and the Berks County Commissioners constitute the chief governing body of the County.

“We can all do our part in acting together to ensure the successful reopening of the county that we call our home,” said Berks County Commissioners Chair Christian Leinbach. “When we all work together, big things happen and we are excited to see what our partnership with GRCA on the Rebuild Berks initiative will bring.”

The Berks County Commissioners and GRCA recognize that there is a need for consumers and businesses to shop local and source from local suppliers and manufacturers in order to help Berks County thrive. With the launch of the Rebuild Berks initiative, information and resources will be readily available for those seeking to support local, enroll their employees in safety trainings, and continue to protect the health and safety of those in the community.

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