Reading Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange

Local Business Networking and Referral Group in Reading

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 Reading. The Reading 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

Meeting Location

The Crossroads Family Restaurant, 4643 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA 19605

Meeting Day & Time

Every Thursday at 7:45 am

Chapter Area Director

Bill Higbee - b.higbee@prenetworking.net

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, weekly meetings are subject to cancellation. For chapters holding breakfast meetings, if the school district in which the meeting is held is on a two hour delay or more, the meeting is canceled. If the weekly meeting is at midday, the meeting is subject to cancellation if the local school district is on early dismissal. But the lunch meeting chapters do not cancel automatically. The decision should be by agreement of the majority of the elected Board members.

Our Member List

Andrew Jensen of Eberly Systems
Eberly Systems is a provider of Managed Information Technology Services to the SMB market in South Eastern and South Central Pennsylvania. We place a strong focus on providing comprehensive Information Technology (IT) Systems Management and Solutions for Small and Medium Businesses. To that end, our staff routinely provides Design, Installation, Service, Support and Management of Computer Systems, Telecommunications Equipment, Network Infrastructure, and Business Software.
Beth Zullinger of New Beginnings Therapeutic Massage & Spa
Massage therapy studio and spa offering a wide variety of therapeutic and relaxation massage services.
Bill Moss of Keystone Specific Chiropractic Center
At Keystone Specific Chiropractic Center we use state of art technology to accurately measure and determine the exact nature of your problem and how to precisely go about correcting it. Our services are not for everyone. However, if you are tired of constantly covering up problems and want a more long-standing solution that you can feel good about, then Keystone Specific Chiropractic Center might be right for you.
Corey Gilmer of Gilmers Home Imp. LLC
Category: General Contractor
Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, renovations, insurance restorations
Courtney Bieber of Doterra Essential Oils
Category: Personal Services/Essential Oils
Address: 1287 Penn Ave.
An essential oil company
David R. Ross of American Insuring Group
Category: Insurance - P & C
Independent insurance broker.
Diane Salks of Riverview Tree & Landscaping, Inc.
Landscaping/hardscape design & installation, tree work, commercial & residential lawn mowing & landscape maintenance, pond installation and maintenance, etc.
Evan Markwood of US Health Advisors
Individual and family health insurance.
Forrest Glass, Jr. of Padgett Business Services
Accounting, tax, payroll services for small business.
George Yoder of ifultech, inc.
Category: Website & Software Development
Web design, custom software development, mobile development, internet marketing.
Jake Hughes of Visions Federal Credit Union
Visions Federal Credit Union
Jerry Buffa of Coldwell Banker Realty
Category: Realtor - Residential
Jerry is a full-service real estate professional with Coldwell Banker in Berks County and a full-time agent since 2004 with experience in listings, sales as well as technology. Jerry takes pride in customer service as reflected in his proven track record by doing most of his business with past clients. Jerry is a member of the Reading Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange with a local network of professionals at his disposal. He’s dedicated to his 2 children and their activities. Jerry is also involved with martial arts for 20+ years, He uses learned philosophies which are applied to his daily business - he incorporates the belief that if you treat others the way you want to be treated… good things will come of it.
Jim Bucciaglia of SAH Incorporated
Category: Security Systems
Residential and Commercial Security as well as Fire Alarm Systems. We can provide you with Camera Systems, Card Access Systems and home and building automation through a great cell phone application and web access. SAH Incorporated has been in business since 1988 and works in the residential and commercial space. We are a huge supporter of the Berks County Home Builders Association. Residential homes, new and existing has been a big part of our company for the last 33 years. Our Commercial business has expanded to meet the demands of the small and medium business growth. The flexibility of our company to work with equipment you already own and have in place is big. SAH Incorporated can provide you the one on one support that maybe lacking from you current provider. Call SAH Incorporated for all your security, fire and low voltage needs. We look forward to you joining our family. Keeping you Safe at Work and Secure at Home is our business.
Joan Feather of U.S. Express Printing
Printing, copying, & graphic design.
John Whitehall of Sandler Training
Sales and management training, coaching and consulting.
Keith Harnish of Ultimate Comfort Heating & Cooling
A full service company specializing in residential and light commercial service, maintenance, and installation of HVAC equipment.
Kevin Cavanna of Good Life Financial
Category: Financial Services
Comprehensive financial services, retirement planning, wealth management, estate planning.
Millie Lockhart of Visions Federal Credit Union
Retail Banking services. We live in a hectic and fast-paced world - especially when it comes to finances and managing money; so who can you trust? Whether it's paying rent or your mortgage, tuition, saving up for a new car, or just preparing for retirement, you deserve convenient and affordable financial services. Visions Federal Credit Union is a cooperative owned by its members, people just like you! You'll be in good company with over 210,000 members who realize that life is unscripted, and Visions will be here for them when they need us most.
Patrick Hassler of Studio West Hair Salon
Hair Salon.
Rantz Martin of Clean Water Solutions
Category: Water Purification
Service and sales of water treatment products.
Sharon Levan of Mary Kay Cosmetics
Independent Mary Kay Sales Director/ Beauty Consultant - I empower both women and men to build your own skin care and beauty routine that is as unique as you are, based on your age, skin care concerns or ingredient preferences. From age-defying to acne-fighting and beyond, I've got your skin covered.
Todd Klinger of Integrity Services and Solutions, LLC
Independent insurance agency. Removing the risk for Individuals, and business through all lines of coverage. Employee Benefits, Risk Assessment Surveys, and Bench Marking services. Human Resources for small and lager business; HR Overview Assessments, Resources, Guidance, Handbooks, Policy's and more. Reach out today, let's have a conversation!
William Higbee of Berkshire Home and Business
Category: Legal Services
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I empower consumers and small business for financial success through affordable legal services, credit repair services, identity theft protection and powerful cash management software.

Our Board

Evan Markwood
President
John Whitehall
Vice President
William Higbee
Membership Chair
Keith Harnish
Secretary
Millie Lockhart
Treasurer
Patrick Hassler
Sgt-at-Arms
Jim Bucciaglia
Program
William Higbee
Mentor
Beth Zullinger
Social Chair
Sharon Levan
Hospitality
George Yoder
Publicity

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.