Five small businesses recently graduated from the Berks County Community Foundation’s Jump Start Incubator program. A small lunch and award ceremony was held to congratulate the small business owners.

Located on the third floor of the Berks County Community Foundation building, the Jump Start Incubator program provides supportive startup space and guidance to newly forming local businesses.

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“It is very rewarding to see the progress these companies have made from the seed of an idea to a real productive company.” Said June Clougher, Director of the Jump Start Incubator.

“There are many things to learn when starting a company and often you don’t even know what questions to ask. The idea of an incubator is to get companies on solid footing by teaching the basic elements of running a business. With these 5 companies and many more, we have accomplished that feat. These graduates will make a difference in Berks County!”

Graduating Businesses

LMG Marketing Solutions is a cutting edge digital marketing company. Specializing in web design, graphic design, SEO, mobile apps and social media. They work diligently with businesses to be an integral part of their marketing solution. lmgwebdesign.com

The Salt Lounge in Wyomissing specializes in Salt therapy to help with a variety of respiratory and skin conditions. Two salt rooms to leave you breathing and feeling better. thesaltlounge.net

Belly: Kitchen & Drinkery located in the GoggleWorks focuses on comfort cuisine seasonally-inspired by local flavors and those from the places the partners have traveled: Peru, Vietnam, France, Thailand and beyond. bellykitchen.com

Structure Green Design Group specializes in commercial, residential, and urban site analysis and land development plans. Their focus is compliance with the Clean Water Act in an economically viable way while addressing the social aspects of urban revitalization. structuregreen.net

Marando Industries uses techno-centric innovation of product and process to drive revenue and profitability by identify and develop technologies needed to solve existing problems or enable new value streams with Applied Mechatronics, Industrial Automation, and Custom Machinery. marando-inc.com