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The upcoming Reading Fire + Ice Fest and Cups of Compassion, as well as new businesses downtown are highlighted in …
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Reading 120 Pro Cycling Race Right Around The Corner!

Reading 120 logoProfessional bicyclists from around the world will soon be descending on Berks County for the Reading 120 pro cycling race …
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Center City Reading On Upswing

  Things are definitely on the upswing in center city Reading these days, and the Reading Downtown Improvement District is …
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Downtown Reading Again Receives Main Street Accreditation

Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) has announced that Reading is one of 35 Pennsylvania downtowns that have been named “Nationally Accredited …
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Baker College Steps Into Spotlight In Latest Newsletter

Baker College LogoBaker College, the largest independent college in Michigan, is making its mark outside of its home state by opening a …
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Downtown Improvement District’s Annual Report Now Available

The Reading Downtown Improvement District’s Annual Report for 2015 is now available in electronic and print versions. You can access …
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Music is in the air in latest Downtown Improvement District newsletter

Free concerts by major league performers and a free, fun-filled piano-playing program — what more could downtown Reading ask for? …
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Ambassadors Lend A Helping Hand With Mobile Pantry

The Greater Berks Food Bank held its first mobile pantry in downtown Reading on Wednesday, April 13, and DID’s Ambassadors …
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Read All About the Expanded Penn Street Market Here!

unnamed (2)Penn Street Market will kick off its season in downtown Reading on June 2 with an expanded look and some …
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    The Board of Directors of the Reading Downtown Improvement District Authority conducts its monthly meetings on the fourth Monday at noon. The meetings are held at the DID office at 645 Penn Street, 5th Floor.
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    The Reading Downtown Improvement District Authority, together with the Reading Main Street Program, routinely hold Downtown Promotion & Marketing meetings to promote downtown Reading.

    These meetings, which are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:45 am. at the Outside In, 601 Penn Street, are open to anyone interested in promoting downtown Reading.