Friday, October 29, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
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NBCC Program Chair, Alyse Mitten 
Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce 

Join us for Student Recognition & Keynote Speaker, Barry Schlouch will speak to the group about The Five Steps to a Sustainable Workforce (Recruit, Onboard, Development, Retention, Succession). Along with our keynote, we will recognize at-risk students from area school districts who have overcome a problem to be successful in school & life.


Schedule for the Breakfast:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Arrive & Grab a virtual coffee with those in attenance
    (choose a breakout room of your choice)
  • 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
  • 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Keynote Address with Barry Schlouch on
    The Five Steps to a Sustainable Workforce
  • 8:39 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Student Recognition for At-Risk Students
  • Following the recognition stay to continue networking with fellow members and guests.


Learn more about our speaker...

Barry L. Schlouch is founder and President of Schlouch Incorporated (SI), a 285-person site design and heavy civil construction firm headquartered in Blandon, Pennsylvania.  The firm provides total site preparation services throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states. It was ranked number one among large companies by the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania in 2000. Their web site is www.schlouch.com 

Barry is author of the book “Excellence In Construction” and is a popular speaker at corporation meetings, trade shows and conferences.  

Before founding SI in 1983, Barry was vice-president of Rubright Construction, Inc. in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania.  Earlier he held survey and crew positions with Robert Ludgate & Associates of Reading, J.E. Breneman Contracting Engineers of Philadelphia and grew up working on his family’s farm.

A member of the Young Presidents Organization, Barry has participated for thirteen years in the Executive Education Program designed for that group by Harvard University and has achieved alumni status.  He also attended Penn State Berks and Lehigh County Community College and completed a two-year Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton Business School.

Barry is an avid outdoors person and enjoys fitness, running, hiking, swimming, riding his Harley motorcycle and wilderness exploration on horseback.  He and his spouse, Debi, have two children, Barry A., 44, and Stayce E., 39.  Deb is an artist and their daughter is involved in the family business.  The Schlouch’s live in Mohnton, Pennsylvania.


Learn more about our student recognition...

The award for October is intended to honor an at-risk student from each member district who has overcome a problem to be successful in school and life. The problem he/she overcame should not be due to poor choices but rather a problem that put him/her in the position of being a victim of circumstance. Students from any grade level will be recognized for this award.

Sponsored by Kutztown University Relations & Athletics,
Kutztown University Foundation, and the  Rotary Club of Hamburg.