Business Weekly Agenda for March 29 – Reading Eagle

Wednesday, March 30
The Small Business Resource Association is presenting a new program for high school students who have interest in some day owning their own business — SBRA Emerging Entrepreneurs Academy Program — virtually, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Businesses that would like to “give back” by hiring an intern, teaching a class or participating in a panel should join this zoom session for more information. Registration at This event is free to the public.
Wednesday, March 30
The Small Business Resource Association will host a Networking Mingle from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Squawk Café at Riverfront Federal Credit Union, 2609 Keiser Blvd., Wyomissing. SBRA MINGLES provide a unique opportunity to network with other small business owners.  Registration at appetizers.  This event is free to the public.
Monday, April 4
Berks Launchbox  presents a workshop “Learn Infographics Design with Adobe Express,” 12 to 1 p.m. virtually on Zoom. This workshop introduces graphic design best practices and the use of Adobe Express Post (previously Adobe Spark) for designing and creating an infographic. It is intended for those new to graphic design who want to create an infographic using a simplified design program. Before the webinar, if you don’t already have Adobe Express, please sign up for an Adobe Express account so you can follow along. To register for the webinar: This webinar is free to the public.
Monday, April 4
The Flemming CEED Center at Penn State Berks will host a 3D Printing Workshop, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use 3D printers for prototyping their business ideas, an important step when assessing and refining a product and obtaining more accurate market feedback. Penn State Berks electro-mechanical engineering technology students Cody Degler and Briana Samanns are hosting the workshop. Registration is not required for this event.
Monday, April 4
The Flemming CEED Center at Penn State Berks will sponsor a presentation, “Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles: An Innovative Business Model for Utility Firms,” from 6 to 7 p.m. virtually, via Zoom. Electric vehicles are transforming urban mobility. In this presentation, Safak Yucel, assistant professor of operations management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, will discuss smart charging as an innovative business model for utility firms. Registration is required for this Zoom webinar:
Tuesday, April 5
The Flemming CEED Center at Penn State Berks will sponsor the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series — “The Roles of Intrapreneurs in Our Economy,” virtually via Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m. Linda Camacho, lead systems architect at Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control; Jamie Catanach, head of operations and strategy at Trend; and John Gatto, principle and CEO of JGO Services, come together and speak about their roles as intrapreneurs and how those roles affect the economy today. Registration is required for this Zoom webinar:
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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