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The NASA Centennial Challenges prize, level one, is presented to team Mountaineers for successfully completing level one of the NASA 2014 Sample Return Robot Challenge, from left, Ryan Watson, Team Mountaineers; Lucas Behrens, Team Mountaineers; Jarred Strader, Team Mountaineers; Yu Gu, Team Mountaineers; Scott Harper, Team Mountaineers; Dorothy Rasco, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate; Laurie Leshin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) President; David Miller, NASA Chief Technologist; Alexander Hypes, Team Mountaineers; Nick Ohi,Team Mountaineers; Marvin Cheng, Team Mountaineers; Sam Ortega, NASA Program Manager for Centennial Challenges; and Tanmay Mandal, Team Mountaineers;, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. Team Mountaineers was the only team to complete the level one challenge. During the competition, teams were required to demonstrate autonomous robots that can locate and collect samples from a wide and varied terrain, operating without human control. The objective of this NASA-WPI Centennial Challenge was to encourage innovations in autonomous navigation and robotics technologies. Innovations stemming from the challenge may improve NASA's capability to explore a variety of destinations in space, as well as enhance the nation's robotic technology for use in industries and applications on Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

The NASA Centennial Challenges prize

2008 Business Association Membership Information

Your West Reading Business Association begins its 7th year on January 1, 2008. Celebrate with us by helping yourself to a big slice of member benefits including great discounts on liability and life Insurance, reduced cost business advertising opportunities, lower cost heating oil delivered directly to your business and home, up to $3,500 in grant funding for property and business improvements and much more …
ANNUAL DUES $75.00

All memberships valid through December 31, 2008.
A welcome package will be mailed to all new and returning members including an updated Business Association “List of Service Providers”, your “Membership Card” and your “Business Association Cling” Membership Decal.
Payment Information
Please send payment to:
West Reading Business Association
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Membership Benefits
Heating Oil Delivered to your business and home at reduced group cost for 2008. Services guaranteed through April 30, 2008.

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Reimbursement Grants Up to $3,500 for members whose businesses are located in the Main Street, Elm Street and/or Urban Renewal Districts. Improvements to the façade of your business property and awnings and/or new business signs are eligible. NOTE: All improvements must be approved by the Design Team before they are constructed to be eligible for these grants. Go to  to determine your eligibility.

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Business Security ADT provides several customized security packages for member businesses including closed circuit TV systems and door access and reporting systems. These plus multi-level services for your home are all offered at 15% below standard pricing.

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Communications Frontier provides products and services to new business customers that are locating in West Reading and business owners who wish to improve their telephone, fax and DSL capacities. Frontier provides a personal representative who is available year round to create and maintain a program of integrated services that lower the cost of doing business overall.

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Technology The very latest equipment and software customized for your business needs including sales, service, installation and repairs at 15% below standard pricing also extended to your home offered by Shearer Technology services.

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Insurance Packages The Loomis Company provides a personal service representative to assist you in tailoring an insurance program to your unique business needs. This independent representative (who is a West Reading Penn Avenue business owner) will provide quotes on liability, life, health, home, auto and other insurance and/or annuity products, all at rates likely to be lower than you now pay.

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Office and Staff Services The Main Street Authority staff can provide you with business, consumer and residential mailing lists in label, excel and word formats at prices that are far lower than traditional mailing list companies. Association members can ask Main Street staff to email announcements, sales information and more to a large audience at low cost. Members receive a link from the West Reading Main Street website directing site visitors directly to your virtual business.

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Mixers and Open Houses The Business Association provides an environment for business to business commerce and networking. Quarterly mixers are relaxed social events while Association supported ‘Open Houses’ put the spotlight on you and your business.

Click here to download a 2008 Business Association Membership Application.
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Click here for information on the next West Reading Business Association Mixer.
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