Friday, November 7, 2014

Heard All Over The World

Pottstown, at least in name, was all over the airwaves. What a terrific on air interview with Mark Weitzenkorn about 12:15 PM today, Friday, November 7, 2014 on Public Radio, "The The Take Away Show" hosted by John Hockenberry, 12 Noon till 1PM, Tuesday thru Friday. 

Mark, in his familiar, deep distinctive voice, complimented Mr. Hockenberry's style of interviewing quite well. Mark was acknowledging his Weitzenkorn's store being in business 150 years here in Pottstown. He was able to weave the presence of the store, and the duration of the business, into an admonition his father promoted, which went something like this: treat you store like it was in the center of a corn field, give customers a reason to find you, and give them a reason to come back.

Pottstown should also honor Weitzenkorn's with at least a Certificate Of Appreciation. Any business lasting 150 years in the same town with an ever expanding customer base is an accomplishment few, if any, companies could consider. If I wore a hat, I would tip it to Weitzenkorn's for their continued presence and tenacious longevity in our relatively small borough.

Ronald C. Downie

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