Business Weekly Agenda for November 1st

Monday 7.11

The Manufacturers Resource Center is hosting the “Science in the Making” webinar virtually via Zoom from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn how the new Da Vinci Science Center will support manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley and promote career opportunities for manufacturers. The newly planned Science in the Making gallery will showcase how science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) intersects with the manufacturing industry and will highlight skilled jobs that are available and in demand locally. Full description and registration: Contact: Diane Lewis at di[email protected] or 610-628-4578. Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Wednesday 9.11

The Manufacturers Resource Center will host a webinar titled “Economic Outlook: Raising Rates, Taming Inflation, and Battle Bear Markets” virtually via Zoom from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In this webinar, presented by Banyan Partners/Alex. Brown addresses the diverse and complex forces deeply affecting the global economy, domestic economies and financial markets. Topics discussed include interest rates, inflation, energy, geopolitical risks, employment and the related implications of election results. In addition, the Investment Strategies Group is with Alex. Brown / Raymond James will share what they envision for the next 12-18 months. Full description and registration: Contact: Diane Lewis at [email protected] or 610-628-4578. Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Thursday 10.11

The Berks Regional Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is hosting a “National Philanthropy Day Breakfast, Awards and Conversation with Edgar Villanueva” from 7:30am at the DoubleTree Hotel in Reading. The breakfast honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their philanthropic contributions to Berks County. Immediately following the awards breakfast, AFP Berks will host a 9:45-10:45 call with Villanueva, Founder and Director of the Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital. Villanueva is an author, activist, and expert on race, wealth, and philanthropy. Ticket information:

Thursday 10.11

The Manufacturers Resource Center is hosting a webinar titled “Lean Six Sigma – What Does It Bring to My Business?” from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., virtually via Zoom. This webinar is intended for people who want to learn how the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) Lean Six Sigma methodology can be applied to improve business performance. A panel of Six Sigma Green and Black Belts from ABEC, East Penn Manufacturing and Knoll will share their project experiences and successes. Full description and registration: Contact: Diane Lewis at [email protected] or 610-628-4578. Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Tuesday 15.11

The Small Business Resource Association is hosting a tune-up workshop titled How Data Analytics Can Help Grow Your Business Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. virtually via Zoom. Presented by Nuclei Data’s Shawn Latta, key takeaways will be: How analytics can help grow your business; how analytics can help save time; and how analytics help business owners make proactive decisions. Registration: This event is free to the public.

Tuesday, 11/15

Berk’s LaunchBox will host a webinar titled “High Quality Sales Funnels: The 3Ls to the Best Business Outcomes” from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Join Jared Barto, CEO of Funnel Fixer-Upper, on how best to set up your sales funnel to build a healthy and profitable business with a focus on the three Ls: Life, Leads and Legacy. Registration: There is no cost for this webinar.

Tuesday, 11/15

Berk’s LaunchBox presents “3D Printing for Beginners” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by appointment. Discuss the software and equipment used to 3D print a product, learn the terms and tips used in 3D printing. You create a tool in TinkerCAD that you can personalize, then send it to the print shop to create your first prototype. Another meeting will take place on Thursday 1st December from 6pm to 8pm. To select a time slot, visit For more information, email [email protected]

Thursday, 11/17

Berk’s LaunchBox is hosting “Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools” virtually via Zoom from 12-1pm – the fourth of six “Grow with Google” events presented by Invent Penn State LaunchBox and Innovation Network. Learn how to sell your products online. The webinar will walk you through listing products for free with a Google business profile and Merchant Center account. Topics to be discussed include the Products tab on the Google Business Profile; Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and product feed; and how to connect an e-commerce site to Merchant Center. Registration: This session is free to the public.

Every second Tuesday

The SHRM Berks County Chapter meets virtually from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The meeting includes a presentation on a relevant HR topic. Visit for more information.

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