2008 Berks County, Pennsylvania Leaders 

You only have to know two words, "People's Choice," to know which businesses in Berks County are recognized most often among area residents. Now in its 10th year, the People's Choice - Who's Who in Berks County leaders have been announced.

This distinguished annual program, and the associated recognition that goes with it, is the result of months of research conducted through telephone surveys. Polk-Lepson, an independent market research firm asks the questions and then compiles the responses from a random sample of households all across Berks County.

Created to celebrate local business leadership, The People’s Choice Who's Who in Berks program seeks to reward local businesses for developing strong and memorable relationships with their customers.

Read on to learn more about this years winners.

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Leading Health Insurance Company:

Capital Blue Cross

2500 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Capital BlueCross is part of the fabric of Berks County. The company has been providing healthcare coverage for the region's residents and businesses since the 1930s. As a community health insurer with national capabilities, Capital BlueCross listens to what Berks County businesses and residents want and need. And as the region's health insurance marketplace continues to change, so too will Capital BlueCross - so that its world-class products and services always meet the needs of its longtime friends and neighbors in Berks County, through all the stages of life.

Leading Health & Fitness Center:

Colonial Fitness

PO Box 67
Shillington, PA 19607


Colonial and Flying Hills Fitness center is a place where the genuine care and well-being of our members is our highest mission. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our members who will always enjoy a warm, rewarding experience in a home away from home environment. We strive to create an experience that enlivens the sense, instills well being and fulfills even the unexpected wishes of our members.

Leading Credit Union:

Diamond Credit Union

1600 Medical Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
610.326.5490 ext.2013

To be the recognized leader in our community inspiring financial achievement in every phase of life.

Leading Law Firm: Dimitriou &
Geishauser, P.C.

534 Court Stree
Reading, PA 19601

Leading Copier Company:

Edwards Business Systems

524 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

Our Mission is to do the best for our clients and to completely satisfy them by providing quality business systems and superior services. To accomplish this, we dedicate ourselves to: Training our people and providing them with the resources they need to advance their skills and knowledge; Maintaining and environment that values and encourages personal and professional growth; Upholding the highest ethical standards in all of our corporate relationships, with our clients and with each other; Earning a financial return that ensures future growth and long-term stability; And to be contributing members of the communities we serve. This is our mission. This is our commitment.

Leading Cosmetic Enhancement:

Berks Plastic Surgery

50 Commerce Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610

 Fecera's is a family owned furniture retailer who has a staff to fulfill all your wants and needs at the right price. We have larger stores and lower prices to support our motto, "You'll find it at Fecera's". We are committed to help you through every stage of your buying process while providing you with the best possible service we can offer. Stop in at one of our convenient locations and try one of our cappuccino's while you shop!

Leading Employment Agency:

Gage Personnel

2001 State Hill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610

To bring together two positive forces – our clients and our employees – to accomplish objectives
that neither could achieve alone. Our policies are based on accountability, economy,
confidentiality, professionalism, and respect for every person we serve.
Our constant goal is to generate mutually beneficial client-employee relationships..

Leading Grocery Store:

Giant Food Stores

1149 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013

Giant Food Stores will be the premiere customer driven retailer of food, health and nutrition,
general merchandise and ready consumables. We will accomplish this through developing
an innovative and distinctive network of stores that meet the dynamic needs of the
value driven and time-sensitive customer.

More Leaders in....

Adult Continuing Education:  Reading Area Community College

Appliance Dealer: Clarks TV and Appliance

Bank: Wachovia

Beauty Salon: Bell Tower Salon, Medi-Spa & Store

Boat Dealer: Ray’s Yamaha

Camera Store: Ritz Camera (in Boscov’s)

Car Dealer: Tom Masano Auto Group

Carpet and Flooring: StorCarpet Mart

Casual Dining: Arners Family Restaurant

College/University: Kutztown University

Cosmetic Dentistry: Crown Dental

Cosmetic Enhancement: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Door and Window Replacem: Deluxe Window and Door

Dry Cleaner: Yorgey’s Dry Cleaning

Florist: Royer’s

Fuel Oil Dealer: Bernville Quality Fuels

Golf Course: Flying Hills Golf Course

Heating and Cooling Contractor: Luppold Heating

Home Security: ADT Security

Hospital: Reading Hospital and Medical Center

News Source: Channel 69 WFMZ

Hot Dog: Berks Hot Dogs

Hotel: Sheraton

Jeweler: Van Scoy

Kitchen & Bath Fixture Supplier: Baldwin Brass

Landscaping Contractor: Spayd’s Greenhouse Nursery & Floral, Inc.

Lighting Store: Fromm Electric Supply

Mortgage Company: Sovereign Bank

Motorcycle Dealer: Classic Harley Davidson

New Home Builder: Greth Homes

Painting & Wallpaper Store: Sherwin Williams

Physical Rehabilitation: HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital

Pool or Spa Dealer: Apollo Pools

Pool Table/Pinball Store: Barstools and Billiards

Real Estate Agency: Remax

Rental Company: Wolfe’s Rental

Retirement Community: The Highlands at Wyomissing

Shopping Mall: Berkshire Mall

Supermarket: Giant Food Stores

Tanning Salon: Baja Beach

Technical/Trade School: Berks Technical Institute

TV/Cable Provider: Comcast

Veterinarian: Oley Valley Animal Clinic

Winery: Clover Hill

Wireless Phone Service: Verizon

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