Berkshire Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange

Local Business Networking and Referral Group in Berkshire

Professional Referral Exchange is in a location near you! Specializing in connecting business professionals with other like-minded business contacts, Professional Referral Exchange has a vibrant chapter located in Berkshire. The Berkshire Chapter of PRE aims to provide its members with new business opportunities and connections that may have originally passed them by.

If you’d like to find out more about this chapter, or are curious as to all the ways that Professional Referral Exchange can increase business for your company, please contact the Area Director listed below. To learn more about PRE in general, check out our About Us page.


Chapter Information

Chapter Website

https://www.facebook.com/BerkshirePRE/

Meeting Location

The Berkshire Family Restaurant 1714 State Hill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610

Meeting Day & Time

Every Tuesday at 11:45 pm

Chapter Area Director

Bill Higbee - b.higbee@prenetworking.net

Inclement Weather Policy

Berkshire PRE will follow the Wyomissing School District. As we are a lunchtime meeting, if Wyomissing School District closes, we will not hold our weekly meeting.

Our Member List

William "Brady" West of WestSide Insurance Services
We are a consultative insurance agency that specializes in Property and Casualty insurance reviews for individuals and small businesses. We give our clients the peace of mind by helping them understand their insurance policy and making sure the gaps and holes are addressed. As the owner, I also help protect my clients by offering Health and Life Insurance reviews and coverage. For personal insurance, we do reviews for Auto, Home, Umbrella, Life, and Health and are licensed in PA, NY, NJ, SC, and GA. For business insurance, we specialize in Business Owner Policies (BOP), General Liability, Commercial Property, Workers Compensation, Excess/Umbrella, Professional Liability and Commercial Auto. Some of our key industries are: Contractors, Distributors, Towing, Trucking, and Couriers though we are not limited to the above mentioned. By being an Independent Franchise Agency, we have access to a multitude of carriers to better serve out clients and not just the insurance companies.
Chrissy Murray of Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Hi!! I am Chrissy - Half personal sidekick, half financial wizard! I am here to help you manage your money. finances can be stressful, but don't worry, I've got your back! And, around here, at Members 1st, it's not just me. . . . it's We. We are a TEAM and We stand ready to help you in any way we can. I am here to assist you with any and all accounts, services and products you may need - from Consumer to Business! I am here for your Personal Accounts - Savings and Checking accounts, Goal Savings Accounts, Holiday Club, Kids 1st club and iMember Accounts. Money Market Accounts and Vacation Club Accounts. I am also here for your Business Accounts - Business Certificates, Business Checking, Business Money Market and Business Savings! We have a wide array of Consumer and Business Loan products, as well as 4 great Credit Card options that we process in house, ourselves! OH ~ Did I mention Mortgages, YES, we offer a variety of Mortgage products to fit your Needs. So, you see, when it comes to your financial needs - there really isn't anything we can't help you with! When you become a Member, you become a part of our FaM1ly, and that means something to us......it should mean something to you too.
John J. Balinski of BIOREIGNS
Pete Heim of Keller Williams Realty
Real estate sales.
Samuel Dorko of Dorko Wealth & Estate Plannning
Financial Advisor
Stephen Reidnauer of North Industrial Chemicals, Inc.
Category: Commercial Chemical Sales
Commercial / Industrial Chemical Sales.
Steve Soltis of Martin's Flooring
Carpet, vinyl, hardwood, ceramic, laminate, vinyl luxury tile & window treatments.
Zachary Fatkin, D.C. of Fatkin Natural Healing
Category: Health & Nutrition
We provide natural solutions/alternatives to bring the body to good health.

Our Board

John Balinski
President
Brady West
Vice President
Chrissy Murray
Treasurer
Stephen Reidnauer
Sgt-at-Arms
Steve Solitis
Program Chair
Steve Solitis
Social Chair

Our Latest Referral Reports

    What our Members Say

    Robyn Holder - Harrisburg/Swatara Chapter

    I was invited to come to a PRE chapter as a guest, and went to a meeting where I learned the group meet EVERY week at an early hour. I’m not a morning person, and thought to myself – EVERY week? No way! However, explaining the group and it’s procedures to my husband after that first meeting, I realized it could be a great thing to be part of. When I returned for a second guest meeting, five – five! – people remembered me by name. “I decided to join, and if I could recoup the expenses of membership and quarterly dues in business generated by referrals, I’d continue to be a member. Well, I earned way over the expenses needed, and have been a member for 5 years, and just joined for my 6th year! My PRE chapter members have become friends, business associates, and trusted colleagues. I’m still not happy about the early hour – haha – but I get energized and jazzed by these meetings, and love them – and my PRE family, too!

    Scot Whiskeyman, Financial Advisor Category, Harrisburg/Swatara Chapter

    Professional Referral Exchange has been pivotal to my success as a business owner and networker. I was unbelievably nervous when I first joined, and was for months. I still remember standing in front of the group and giving my first 20 minute presentation. My hands were shaking and I read off a piece of paper! Because of PRE’s structure, and consistent processes, I slowly but surely honed by public speaking skills. While not perfect by any means, I can now quickly speak in front of any group of people on the fly. I’m also President of my chapter – something I never anticipated when I first joined! I cannot say enough about the support I’ve gotten from both my chapter members and PRE Corporate. I’ve brought enough revenue to cover about 10 years of dues. And I have built strong relationships with like-minded business people who I’m proud to call my friends.

    Bray Hansel - Downingtown Chapter

    When I started to build my network I tried various groups. Some were completely free and informal. Others were socially oriented, with big lavish networking events. I made valuable connections at these, but over the course of 2 years, made very little real progress in building a funnel of high-quality referrals. I joined PRE around the same time, and with the other members started building our chapter in Downingtown. Two years later PRE stands out as by far my most productive marketing endeavor. So far, from PRE referrals alone, I’ve brought in about $4,000,000 of assets into Sterling’s management.