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The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 10 of the previous 11 seasons. They are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena. 

Tom Masano Auto Group new & used dealership was founded in 1954 by brothers Tom and Bruce when they opened a small used car dealership in Reading Pennsylvania. Over the decades, the Masano Family has grown a small car dealership into a thriving multi-dealership auto group. Current manufacturers include America’s iconic brand, Ford, LINCOLN, and world-class luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz trucks, SUVs and cars for sale. Additionally, Masano USA Pre-Owned SuperCenter rounds out the Tom Masano Auto Group with over 300 used vehicles 

Bollman Hat Company is the oldest hat maker in America, and among the world’s oldest because of a stewardship culture and a continuous focus on our innovation, unsurpassed quality, and world-class service. Drawing inspiration from many generations of Bollman hatters dating back to our beginning in 1868, their employee-owners today make products that give our loyal customers fashion, outdoor function, fun, and a personal style statement. Bollman Hat Company supplies world-wide customers warmth from the cold, skin protection from the sun, and a great look in all climates.


Visions Federal Credit Union is a not for profit financial institution completely owned by its members. Established in 1966, Visions proudly serves over 230,000 members in communities throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Services include banking as well as auto, home, personal, and business loans. Visit visionsfcu.org for more information. 


Essig is the third generation family business who proudly goes the extra mile to earn our reputation as the area’s go-to company for plumbing, heating, and cooling solutions. Since 1938, our goal has been to clearly provide the best service, the best technicians, and the best value. Our dedication to providing this level of unmatched knowledge, support, and service is fueled by our desire to make easier and more enjoyable for our team, customers, and community. 


Riverfront Federal Credit Union was founded in 1948 as the RDG Reading Federal Credit Union to serve the employees of the Reading Railroad. Through the years, other organizations and companies were permitted to join RDG, leading to substantial growth.


Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) Is The Nation’s Largest Privately-Held Manufacturer, Seller, And Distributor Of Pepsi-Cola Beverages – Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Consumer Brands.


We build things that matter. The clean water that comes from your faucet, the transportation network that connects you to essential goods and services, the neighborhood where you live and raise your family. We build careers and provide a pathway to the American Dream. We are your neighbors, working every day to improve the world around us, making it Better, Faster, Safe.


RKL aspires to be a collaborative organization working for the collective success and benefit of one another, our clients and our communities. RKL is the leading advisory firm that helps organizations and their leaders take on everyday challenges and opportunities while preparing them for whatever comes next in their business.


TRIOSE® helps health systems manage their supply chain operations by providing the expertise needed to help make better, more cost-effective decisions. With the singular focus of making a difference in healthcare, TRIOSE brings deep insights and industry knowledge to help you focus on what matters most, your patients.


Interested in being a steward in Berks County's bright future?

Reach out to learn more about our sponsorship program:

Don Schalk
Director of Business and Corporate Development