Business Weekly Agenda for August 9

Monday, August 15

Berks LaunchBox presents “3D Printing for Beginners.” from 6 to 8 p.m. by appointment. We will discuss the software and equipment used to 3D print a product, go over terms and tips used in 3D printing, then detail the steps in the software to design, slice and print to make your ideas come to life. Together, we will create a tool in TinkerCAD, which you can personalize, then send to the printers to create your first prototype. To select a time slot, visit For additional information email

Wednesday, August 17

Berks LaunchBox presents “First Steps to Beginner Website Building,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., virtually via Zoom. Join this beginner class to learn about: Researching competitors and organizations serving a similar audience; communicating three important things at the top of your home page; choosing the main goal for your website and driving people to accomplish that goal; creating concise, valuable copy and how it helps your site to get found by potential customers; tips on taking your own photos/where to get free photos and graphics; researching and registering your domain name(s); building your website yourself versus hiring someone to do it for you. For more information email  Registration:–ppjMtGdQ5jGaLf7mT_mjcXHN9wux4

Thursday, August 18

Berks Alliance Community Development will put the spotlight on Berks Nature and The Nature Place, from 12 to 1 p.m., virtually via Zoom. Berks Nature is the leading agent for environmental conservation and preservation in Berks County. They are the stewards of more than 10,000 acres protected through conservation easements, and the owner of another 1000 acres and manager of 27 miles of trails across the region. Berks Nature also offers an array of educational opportunities. Perhaps the most significant recent development at Berks Nature has been the expansion of The Nature Place located in the 100 acres of Angelica Park. Register: This meeting if free to the public.

Wednesday, August 24

The Manufacturers Resource Center will host a complimentary webinar, “Reducing Your Energy Costs,” from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., virtually via Zoom. Business owners/decision makers will not only be informed on the current and future energy market conditions but also will be updated on some of the issues they have looked at in the past. Any size business owner will gain knowledgeable information, but the presentation may offer larger companies more actionable items. For a full description and to register: Contact: Diane Lewis at or 610-628-4578. Cost: Complimentary

Wednesday, August 31

The Small Business Resource Association is hosting a Networking MINGLE at the B2 Bistro, 710 Reading Ave., Reading, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Registration: SBRA MINGLES provide a unique opportunity to network with other small business owners. This event is free for members, $25 at the door for non-members.

Monday, September 12

The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Chamber Golf Outing and Clambake” from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hickory Valley Golf Club, 1921 Ludwig Road, Gilbertsville. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a networking lunch, followed by a shotgun start at noon followed by the Clambake dinner from Moyer’s Catering. Ticket purchase for single or foursome includes: 18 holes of golf, golf cart, complimentary use of the driving range, networking lunch, the Clambake dinner, refreshments, and goodie bag. Registration is required for this member’s only event: Cost: $200 per member golfer; $750 per member foursome; $50 for dinner only. Rain date is Monday, Sept. 26.

Every second Tuesday

The SHRM Berks County Chapter will meet virtually from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Meeting includes a presentation on a relevant HR topic. Visit for details.

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