The 2018 Shining Star Awards, hosted by the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at C.J. Hummel’s Restaurant, 28 Willow Street, Lenhartsville. New awards will be introduced at this year’s event with Berks Schuylkill SCORE continuing as the Judging Panel.

Adrean Turner, also known as the “Career Fulfillment Expert” and owner of Turner Coaching, Training and Consulting, LLC, has been announced as the keynote speaker.
Turner uses 23 years’ experience in Management, Marketing, Operations, Sales, Teaching, and Training to provide workforce solutions and career management services for professionals, entrepreneurs, and organizations.

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She is the author of a newly published book titled Fearless, Inspired, Transformed: F.I.T. for Success, which is based on her syndicated podcast, provides strategies for personal and professional development. Her work has been featured in the Business Weekly, Girl Boss, Forbes, Women 2 Women, and Reading Magazine.

Adrean is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Alvernia University Council for Women. She has received the Shining Star Award, Shooting Star award, Leadership awards and recognition from congress members, the YWCA and various Chambers of Commerce for her business savvy and community involvement.

A new slate of awards will be presented to members this year, and Berks Schuylkill SCORE will again partner with the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce to judge and rank nominees to determine award winners.

Categories include: Rookie of the Year, Unsung Hero, Humanitarian, Influencer, and Champion. Sponsors include Reading Fightin Phils Baseball, Elite Business Solutions, Leading Edge Business Consulting, Farmhouse Flowers, Hasch Daal Custom Embroidery, and Celebrate Together.

Early Bird reservations are offered through August 31 at www.northeastberkschamber.com. An opening reception with cash bar and a full-service dinner are included. The event runs from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lori B. Donofrio-Galley, Executive Director, at 610-683-8860, or email ldg@northeastberkschamber.com.