Business log: Greater Reading zone awarded $50,000

Article by The Reading Eagle on January 18, 2011

The Greater Reading Keystone Innovation Zone has been awarded $50,000.

Funding is provided by the state Department of Community and Economic Development to help start-up companies succeed and equip Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities with the resources to commercialize new technologies.

The KIZ, which operates under the auspices of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is partnering with Innovation Transfer Network to identify faculty expertise, promote collaboration and connect with the Reading business community. Faculty, students and administrators at Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Penn State Berks and Reading Area Community College will participate in the project.

Developing services and technologies, providing real-world experience for students and applying faculty expertise to solve business issues are a few of the ideas planned.

“When I discovered the good work that ITN was accomplishing with 12 neighboring academic institutions, I knew that we needed to replicate their efforts here in Berks County,” said KIZ coordinator Jennifer Leinbach. “By contracting with ITN, we combined the GRKIZ community contacts with ITN’s experience leading academic and private sector projects, to maximize our potential. It is working out very well for everyone involved.”

The grant will support a series of industry forums, faculty research forums and a limited number of seed assistance grants as part of the KIZ and ITN partnership.

Business log: Greater Reading zone awarded $50,000


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100 Most Popular LoopNet Members

Justin Hu (,  Dec 10, 2010 10:11 EST (38 days ago)  on  LoopNet Commercial Real Estate Blog  (Original Article)

Here are the LoopNet members that have had the most visitors to their LoopNet Profile in the last several months.
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We admire LoopNet members for recognizing the value of building an online reputation. They work work hard to virally promote their listings and expertise online, which wins them new business.
100 Most Popular LoopNet Members
1. Miguel de Arcos, Sperry Van Ness Florida Commercial Real Estate Advisors
2. WC Equity Group, WC Equity Group
3. Wolf Baschung, CCIM, MW Real Estate Group
4. Coy Davidson, Colliers International
5. Harry T. Drought Jr., Drought Properties Inc.
6. Alvin Mansour | The Mansour Group, The Mansour Group | Marcus & Millichap
7. Debbie Hanna, RE/MAX COMMERCIAL
8. Danielle Hoston, KW Commercial
9. Nidal Saleh, American Business Brokers
10. Dwight Puntigan, Principal Realty Group
11. Carolan Harris, Development Dynamics
12. James J. Bufalino, PREMIER REALTY REO: MI – NY – GA Commercial Asset Division
13. Joshua Brown, CCIM, Haag Brown Commercial
14. Joseph Kennedy, Crystal Investment Property, LLC
15. John Conley, L & B Properties, Inc.
16. Rob James, EXP Realty Advisors
17. John Brigham, ROI Properties
18. Sandra Jarvis, IndySQUARED
19. SIMON LLOYD, Solar team USA
20. Gregory Garver . NNN Triple Net Broker, Brokers USA
21. Terry Coyne, Grubb & Ellis Cleveland
22. Net Realty Advisors, Net Realty Advisors
23. Alex A. Garcia, AG Real Estate Services, Inc.
24. Jorge Newbery, RE/MAX Victory
25. Fred Bullard III, Bullard Realty LLC
26. Ravpreet Singh, KW Commercial / Vismad Properties LLC
27. Dave Smith, RE/MAX Commercial Midwest
28. Chris W. Miller, Independence Realty
29. David Wolos, NAI Plotkin
30. Debra Johnson Shuey, CCIM, RPA, CLA, Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT
31. David Bramante, Marcus & Millichap
32. Jack Jawdat, New York Commercial Real Estate ltd.
33. Mike Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Land & Commercial Realty
34. Sandy Bliven, Coldwell Banker Cahoone Realtors
35. Gary Tasman, Commercial Property SW FL, a Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Member
36. Greg Frick, Hagerman Frick O’Brien, LLC
37. R. T. Hudgins, Hudgins Commercial Investment Advisors
38. Bryan Cole, NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial, LLC
39. Shawn Kormondy, Keller Williams Realty
40. Chad Stewart, Burbach Realty Services
41. John Burpee, NAI Tampa Bay
42. Jim Garinger, CCIM, SIOR, Colliers International Southwest Florida
43. Cliff Hockley, Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services
44. Rob Cassam, CCIM, Carolina Realty Advisors
45. Candice A Donofrio, REALTOR, CCSS, e-PRO, Broker, Next Wave Real Estate Investments LLC
46. Debbie Harris, New Atlantic Realty Group, Inc.
47. Colonial Commercial Group, LLC, Colonial Commercial Group, LLC
48. Al Isaac, NAI Isaac Commercial Properties
49. Peter Skoro, Long & Foster Commercial Division
50. Michael DiDomenico, John Matthew Inc., Realtors GMAC Real Estate