7 01, 2021

William H. Luden – Luden’s Candy

2022-02-04T04:05:20-04:00January 7th, 2021|Businesses-Industry, People|0 Comments

William H. Luden (1859-1949) was the developer of the menthol cough drop and founder of the Luden's company and brand. The son of an immigrant father from the Netherland’s, Luden quit school at the age of 15 and became an apprentice candy maker. [...]

6 01, 2021

Drexel, Tower Health medical school set for July finish

2021-06-04T12:07:33-04:00January 6th, 2021|News|0 Comments

The Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health is taking shape in Wyomissing, with completion set for July. "The hope would be that as students come out here and train out here, they will fall in love with the area and will [...]

5 01, 2021

Organized Crime’s Infiltration of The Pizza and Cheese Industry in Pennsylvania

2022-06-28T11:32:00-04:00January 5th, 2021|Crime|0 Comments

In 1980, The Pennsylvania Crime Commission (PCC) documented the ties to Organized Crime of apparent legitimate cheese and pizza businesses which located in 54 Pennsylvania cities and towns. The report, “The Study of Organized Crime's Infiltration of The Pizza and Cheese Industry,” published [...]

2 01, 2021

Equus Sells Three-Building Portfolio in Wyomissing, PA to an Affiliate of Kawa Capital Management

2021-06-04T12:09:07-04:00January 2nd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. (“Equus”), one of the nation’s leading real estate investment managers, announced Dec. 28, 2020 the sale of a three-building office and lab portfolio within The Knitting Mills, a 53-acre campus in Wyomissing, PA. The properties were originally part of [...]

1 01, 2021

The End of an Era for the Outlet Industry in Wyomissing

2021-06-04T12:09:07-04:00January 1st, 2021|Businesses-Industry, News, Outlet|0 Comments

In 1970, M.O. Lee, then-president of VF Corp., introduced the outlet concept. But it was Kitty Solomon who helped spawn the outlet industry. Under the leadership of Kitty Solomon, the Berks County Pennsylvania Dutch Travel Association turned to tourism to increase area earnings. [...]

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