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Adele's on the Avenue
Brief description of member.

Ageless Harmony Adult Day Care
Ageless Harmony Adult Day Care Centers first location was opened on Kutztown Rd in Laureldale in Sept 1998, the second Center , on Penn Ave in West Lawn (next to Adelphia Seafood) was opened in Jan 2000, and our 3rd center on Grant St (across from Mt Penn Fire Co) Mt Penn was opened in 2003.

Just as child day care is very important in our fast paced society, so too is senior day care for our elderly loved ones. This is especially true if you have a family member that requires a closely monitored and supervised schedule. Does your daily schedule and family life require that you continue to live and work while still seeking a way to care for the safety, well being, and stimulation of a special needs senior? Ageless Harmony, Inc. has the solution you have been looking for!

We provide a dynamic schedule for the senior citizen in need of assistance and direction in daily living. We give them back the activity that they want and need.
We are open Mon thru Fri 7:30AM to 5 PM. Call the Office 610 621 4998 or visit our website www.AgelessHarmony.com

Aloye Computer Enterprises
Visit us @ www.aloyecomputer.comSummary: We believe that business is about efficiency. Cost, Efficiency, and capabilities are contributors to the success of an enterprise. Aloye Computer Enterprises mission is to empower our clients with a strong technology foundation. We know your mission is to succeed. Our tools will help you to do it.
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Purpose: In the changing world of business, small and medium size companies can maximize their capabilities by utilizing the knowledge, experience, and “full service” technology resources of an experienced, local technology provider. Equipping your business to maximize the capabilities of high technology will increase your business’s potential to offer products and services, as well as extend the scope and range of customers that can be reached. Since its inception in 1998, Aloye Computer Enterprises mission has been to design, build, and support various types of technology and computer infrastructures that are in use today.

History: Founded in 1998 by James M. Aloye, Aloye Computer Enterprises provides prompt, efficient, dependable solutions of the highest quality to area businesses and consumers alike. Our solutions can aid your organization in its quest to reduce costs and maximize productivity. Our “full service” technology capabilities, coupled with our experience is the reason why we are in the best position to provide your organization with solutions that are prompt, thorough, and comprehensive. When your organization demands the best, demand Aloye Computer Enterprises.

As the driving force behind this company, Aloye's dedication, motivation, and technical expertise, along with his "eye" forVisit Jim Aloye on LinkedIn business has made this company the success it is today. Aloye holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Alvernia College. His experience in the technology industry is as broad as it is extensive.
 

Antietam Area Towing
Brief description of member.

Aulenbach Cemetery
Aulenbach's is a non-profit cemetery company founded in 1853. At the present time, the cemetery is operated by a small group of dedicated volunteers. We do not have any paid employees. The plots are deeded to the estate or families of the deceased and are not owned by the cemetery. The estate or family is responsible for maintenance of the plot and the monuments placed on the plot. In the past, estates or families entered into contracts agreeing to pay a yearly fee for upkeep of their plots. Few families have honored the contracts. As a result, the cemetery is operating on an income that is less than 40% of what is required to properly maintain the cemetery. The law now requires that a portion of the purchase price of a plot must be placed in an investment fund and only the interest can be used to cover maintenance.

There are more than 20,000 people buried in the cemetery, with 13,375 of them being veterans from the Revolutionary War up to The Korean Conflict. We will try our best to accommodate information requests. Please send information requests to:

Aulenbach's Cemetery Company
2110 Kings Way
Reading, PA 19606-9200

The business address of the cemetery is

Aulenbach's Cemetery Company
2050 Howard Boulevard
Reading, PA 19606
610.779.6060

The cemetery is 33+ acre site physically located in the City of Reading, PA and Borough of MT. Penn, PA between Howard Blvd. and Perkiomen Ave. If you plan on visiting the cemetery, please call ahead to find out our seasonal hours.

Sincerely,
Donald E. Stief
President Aulenbach's Cemetery Company
 

Berks Heating & Cooling
Brief description of member.

Grease Stop, LLC
Do you want to purchase a billboard ad? This was Greg's first sales position after he graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1972 with a BS in Business Administration and Computer Science. After he become a General Manager for Penn Advertising he decided in 1983 to get into the ground bursting technology field where he became a sales executive selling computers and data center mainframe printers for Xerox Corporation for 22 years to the Federal Government in Washington DC. In November of 2004 an opportunity came up to purchase a hood cleaning franchise called Industrial Steam Cleaning in PA. So Greg brought his sales experience and made his number one goal with his new company the same as Xerox. "Customer Satisfaction". He has developed his customers as business relationships by building their trust with him and by not having any contracts. His own customers become sales representatives for him by providing him leads and saying no to his competitors. The other strength to his organization is his employees. The employees have excelled in all aspects of kitchen exhaust cleaning. They have report cards of their performance, PECT training from IKECA, monthly team meetings, crew meetings with management and safety meetings. These processes have brought us to the top of the pack to make us a high quality hood cleaning company in PA. The new distributorship with The Grease Lock Filters system is a "Green" product that is the way of the future which Greg has the distributorship for PA. He will be working toward a Total Green Company in kitchen exhaust cleaning and to continue building relationships with his customers.

GREG FISHER, CEO AND FOUNDER
Greg's vision is simple. Customer satisfaction has always been at the top of his annual goals when he was with Xerox Corporation for 22 years and now since 2004 he has maintained the same quality without having contracts with his customers in the kitchen exhaust business. If you provide true honest service and develop that relationship with the customer their loyalty will be there. Good service = loyal customers = company growth.

DEBRA FISHER, CFO
Debra, has always supported Greg as his wife and has maintained the accounting practices and administration of the company to what it is today. She has developed processes that have stream lined the picture program, invoicing, personnel and policy manuals of the company. The dedication of her desire to grow a successful company has blossomed when she came aboard in 2008.

Jake's of Mount Penn
Jake's of Mount Penn, like TV's "Cheers," is a place where everybody knows everyone else's name. That was apparent Wednesday as scores of friends, some of whom have been customers for more than 50 years, flocked to the landmark luncheonette for Jake Meyers' 90th birthday. "This place is not just a restaurant," insisted longtime customer Jane Simmons. "It's a way of life." Jake, who founded the business 64 years ago when he returned from World War II, basked in the glory of reaching what he terms "The Big 9-0." Men slapped him on the back, women hugged him and the place erupted in applause when Jake blew out the candles on a cake sporting an American flag. "Jake's a good guy," said Simmons, who grew up near the Carsonia Avenue luncheonette. "He's good people."

Jake handed the restaurant over to his granddaughter, Danielle Hartline, in 1986. But he still comes in every day, religiously, at 9 a.m. sharp. As the morning crowd Wednesday dined on eggs and home fries, Jake reflected on a life filled with rich memories. He recalled eloping with his sweetheart, Shirley Ludwig of Reading, when Uncle Sam slated him for overseas duty in 1942. "Her parents said she was too young," Jake said, "so we went to Elkton, Maryland, and were married by a justice of the peace."

Steaming out of New York on his way to combat in Italy, Jake remembers looking up in awe at the Statue of Liberty. He would earn a battlefield commission with the Trail Blazers of the Army's 70th Infantry Division in France. "GIs were getting killed on all sides of me," Jake said. "It's a miracle I'm here." Intensely patriotic, he opened his wallet and flashed an Army officer's identification card dated July 9, 1945. "OK, general," interrupted Larry Bundens of Alsace Township. "I know his World War II accolades; he's a general in my mind." Bundens, who's 60, has been going to Jake's since he was 10 years old and had a paper route in the neighborhood. Originally a novelty store on Perkiomen Avenue, Jake's moved to 232 Carsonia Ave. in 1955.

Jake enlarged the store and connected it to his house, where he still lives. At Jake's, like "Alice's Restaurant" of song, customers can get just about anything they want. The fare includes groceries, newspapers and magazines to milkshakes, banana splits and hamburgers. Someone confessed to having seen their first Playboy on Jake's magazine rack. Dick Helfrich, sporting a Notre Dame baseball hat, sat at the counter and chatted with Jake about World War II, the big band era and the Fighting Irish. Helfrich, 82, who crafted lenses for spacecraft at Penn Optical, played trumpet with the Air Force band and local jazz combos. "My wife used to say: 'Go to Jake's. He has anything you want,' " Helfrich said.

Profile Courtesy of Ron Devlin and the Reading Eagle.

Klinger's on Carsonia
When Klinger's on Carsonia opened in March, the Klinger family not only wanted to offer quality food at fair prices, but also wanted to preserve history. For one thing, the family was reopening their restaurant in the former Maxie's - a longtime favorite restaurant along Carsonia Avenue in Pennside.

But more importantly, the family wanted to preserve the memory and history of Carsonia Park, an amusement park that once was in Lower Alsace Township.

"Before 1950, Carsonia Park was the heartbeat of the city, so we wanted to honor it," Mark Klinger said. "Before we opened, we spent an afternoon at the Historical Society of Berks County digging through scrapbooks and photos to find anything related to Carsonia Park. We really wanted to find pictures of people having fun because this was a resort area."

Copies of 15 photographs or postcards are framed and displayed throughout the restaurant. But the crowning glory of the artwork is a 120-inch long mural, Carsonia Park, depicting the park in its heyday with patrons in Victorian garb.

The painting is not new; it was formerly displayed at Maxie's, but it was in desperate need of restoration. For the past two months, the painting was removed for the restoration process at the Gratz Gallery in Doylestown, Bucks County. The mural has been returned and patrons are marveling at what looks like a brand new painting. "Someone recently came in and commented how much they liked the painting, but then told me that we should have kept the old one," Aaron Klinger said. "We were originally told the painting was done in the '70s, but the man who restored it believes it is about 50 years old," Mark's mother, Ginny Klinger, said. "We don't know anything about the artist, but we know he painted other murals at Anthony's Trattoria and Stokesay Castle.

We wanted to restore it because it represents the history of the area." The family said Paul Gratz from the Gratz gallery did the restoration at a greatly reduced price. "He remembered coming to Maxie's as a kid and seeing the painting on the wall," Ginny Klinger said. "He really wanted to help with the restoration effort because it turns out that he had an aunt and uncle who first met at Carsonia Park." The family said some loyal customers are very attached to the mural because many have fond memories of the former amusement park. "Some customers were upset when they saw it was removed," Mark Klinger said. "And some gave us donations to help pay for the restoration." That type of customer loyalty doesn't really surprise the family. "We tried to create a 'Cheers'-type of atmosphere in here and our customers are telling us that we accomplished that goal," Dennis Klinger said. "The regular customers have become our friends. "I always had a passion for the restaurant business," Mark Klinger said. "I enjoy the fast pace and although I enjoyed managing other restaurants, my goal was to have my own. And I was able to do that with the help of my family."

Liberty Taproom
Brief description of member.

Lutz Funeral Home
From 2001 to 2005, HBO aired an award winning drama series which revolved around two brothers attempting to carry on the tradition of their deceased father's business. A family-run funeral home, "Six Feet Under" had numerous subplots detailing the lives of the Fisher family, but one theme ran through all five seasons: the need to maintain family ownership of the funeral home.

It turns out that real-life funeral homes often face that same challenge. While there are huge corporations that now own funeral homes, at least six Berks County funeral homes have remained family owned for three generations or more. Tradition remains a big part of maintaining ownership of funeral homes through several generations.

A few weeks ago, J.C. "Putter" Lutz welcomed his son, John C. Lutz, into the Lutz Funeral Home, Mount Penn. John Lutz is a fifth-generation family member. "Many families have used the services of the same funeral home for several generations." John Lutz said. John said he entered the family business only after working as a pharmaceutical sales representative for the past seven years. "I always had an interest in this business, but dad pushed us to get an education in order to better ourselves," John Lutz said. Putter, who is the youngest of four siblings, said his father also never pressured any of his children to go into the funeral business. “When he was a senior in high school my dad approached me and asked if I was interested in the business," Putter Lutz said. "But he also said that if I didn't want to enter the business, that would be all right with him, and he would just sell it." Each generation seems to understand that the family business isn’t for everyone. “This truly has to be in your blood.” Putter Lutz said. “It is an unusual profession”. Nye added that children who had parents in the funeral business understood the business which often made it easier to come into the industry. “There may be certain apprehensiveness for people coming into the industry from the outside” Nye said. “We grew up around this business and understood the commitment you have to make to run a funeral home. It’s actually the best industry to get into if you have a deep interest in helping people in a time of need.” He added.

This Business Profile Has Been Provided Courtesy of The Reading Eagle

Margaret Saylor Botanical Art & Illustration
Andrew's Fern copyright 2009 Margaret Saylor Margaret has been a designer and illustrator for 25 years, her work evolving from a form-follows-function method of creating visually compelling graphic design, to a painterly world of detailed, yet ethereal images of botanical art. Her artwork continues to strengthen and evolve as she focuses on the three core tenets of her artistic process: the physical act of drawing or painting, the intellectual study of the subject at hand, and the emotional response to selecting a small, beautiful part of the vast natural world and making it her own. From the velvety finish of a graphite petal, to a toothy bit of bark rendered in tiny, dry watercolor strokes, her paintings and drawings reflect a high level of detail and draftsmanship. Margaret is inspired by the soft, cool mosses of the deep Pennsylvania woodland; by the lonely, overlooked plant boasting forth with it’s own version of beauty, and by the inherent color palette of even the drabbest of brown foliage.

Upon receiving a BFA in Communications Design from Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Margaret began her career in art and design at William Fox Munroe, Inc., a graphic design firm specializing in package design. She currently is the editor/designer for The Botanical Artist, the official journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists. A continued freelance career in graphic and interior design, a strong passion for plants, gardening and the natural world, and a desire to return to hands-on, detail oriented painting methods sparked an interest in further study in botanical art and illustration. Margaret is currently a certificate candidate at The New York Botanical Garden, and has just completed her final body of work, a watercolor folio of mushrooms and fungi of Antietam Lake Park.

Margaret continues to paint and show her work; and a solo exhibition is scheduled for January 6 through March 14, 2014 at the Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD.

Miller & Son Contracting
Brief description of member.

Mt. Penn Rotary Club
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Mt. Penn Sports Cards
Brief description of member.

Pennside Presbyterian Church
Brief description of member.

Skyline Bicycles & Skateboards
Brief description of member.

Sovereign Bank
Brief description of member.

Lou Mehos - State Farm Insurance
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Strategic Benefit Designs, Inc.
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Suburban Tavern
Suburban Tavern has been providing delicious, unique dishes to Berks County for over 58 years. Our vast selection of beverages and wide array of food makes our tavern a must try for you and your family. Come dine inside or outside. We offer seating in our cozy main dining room or outside on our garden patio, for those warm summer nights. We offer catering for parties, social events, and more.

Come enjoy Suburban’s specialty cocktails, which are a blend of traditional and custom drinks for every occasion.

Here at Suburban Tavern we welcome you to host your next private party with us. We can accommodate your every need. Rent our dining room, patio, or entire restaurant for your private party. We will customize our menu to help make your experience with us memorable and satisfying.

If premium cigars are your passion, you will love our new walk-in humidor and cigar lounge. We carry La Flor Dominicana, Alec Bradley, Rocky Patel, Perdomo, and Padron, just to name a few. Our accessories come with an Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee from Xikar and Rocky Patel. We have many cigar events and cigar dinners scheduled.  --- Like us on Facebook for upcoming events        Like us on Facebook for upcoming events

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Susquehanna Bank
Brief description of member.

The Knight’s Pub at Stokesay Castle
Looking for a unique, new Happy Hour location? Or, the latest in entertainment for an unforgettable Friday evening? The Knight’s Pub at Stokesay Castle has that and much, much more. The new Casual Dining Pub will feature a unique indoor and outdoor dining experience – complete with a fire pit to cozy up to on those chillier evenings. The Knight’s Pub will offer daily specials and entertainment throughout the week. You won’t want to miss their Jazz nights on Tuesdays or the live acoustic artists performing on Friday nights. Make sure to stop by to try out their tabletop beer taps, signature Roast Beef sandwiches, or their latest martini flights. For more information check them out at www.theknightspub.com


Ted and Carl Catering, Inc.
Brief description of member.

Water Fall Car Wash
Mission Statement: Waterfall Car Wash St Lawrence stands out as the only wash that offers the area and commuters along Rt 562 the use of a clean, friendly, state of the art car wash, featuring vehicle wash options of touchless automatic wash or Soft wash foam. We strive to offer a high quality wash experience giving the customer good value for their money.

Introduction:
This operational aspects of Mark VII wash equipment from Arvada CO, is successful in providing safe and easy to use equipment. We understand our customers, anticipating future trends and staying closely in touch with our facility allows our carwash to succeed. Our 2 bay automatic car wash features a choice of a Touchless wash or SoftWash foam touch wash The bays have the latest automated entry systems with all modern options available on the market and appeal to the local cliental, tourists and workers in the area.

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Description of Business:
This business has a two bay Automatic car wash (Tandem bays), a touchless automatic wash and foam Soft wash friction a large vacuum area with carpet shampoo and fresh sent machines a vending area and a pet wash. It includes options not currently available in the Reading area like a Hub scrub wheel brush and Soft Foam rollover wash. Vacuums and upgraded features like extra-large bays, extra LED lighting, and a touch less or friction choice of machines. The facility is totally automated to assist the customer on how to use the products and equipment. Customer friendly signage will be installed that walks the customer through the wash process. This facility is brightly lit and newly renovated to create a clean, warm building that customers are attracted to. Gregg Hafer and Scott Hafer are long term residents of the community of Exeter and both live on the same street within ΒΌ mile of the facility, they plan on continuing to be involved with the local community events as local relationships are very important in the community. We have $20.00 Prepaid Cards for sale in the Vending machine. We have fleet accounts for local businesses. Water Fall Car Wash is located on the corner lot with a traffic light at 3131 St Lawrence Ave Reading Pa 19606 in the Boro of St Lawrence just outside the city of Reading Pa. next to the Mount Penn Post office
Weikel Sportswear
Who are the company’s principal owners? Todd and Jenny Weikel, husband and wife.

What does your company produce? Screen-printed and embroidered items, graphic design, digital graphics for signs, trucks and promotional items.

How many employees?
17

Mission:
To produce consistent, high-quality products and customer service for a long standing customer base of local businesses, schools, churches and community groups.

How did your company get started?
Todd’s business began his senior year of high school as a hobby in his parents basement. The hobby turned into a career with the need to grow, so he purchased a warehouse building in East Reading, Business continued to thrive forcing him to relocate to his newly constructed building in St. Lawrence.

What is the key to your company’s success?
Providing consistent, high-quality products and customer service while continuing to search for the latest technology and using the most updated equipment and processes. Our highly skilled and dedicated employees continue to help our business thrive.

Website: www.weikelsportswear.com

Phone:
610-779-5508

This Business Profile Has Been Provided Courtesy of The Reading Eagle

Zero Gravity Designs, LLC
Zero Gravity Designs, LLC (ZG), a family owed and operated business, was established in 2006.

We serve an ever-growing, diverse customer base. We offer portfolio of web development options, search engine optimization, e-magazines, graphic design, digital file preparation, and digital printing - quality services and top-notch customer service at affordable prices.

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