Chairman and CEO of Boscov's Department Stores — Al Boscov — will offer a discussion for a new lecture series at Alvernia University on Friday, Sept. 13, in the Francis Hall Theater.
Sponsored by Leadership Berks and the O'Pake Center for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service, the Leaders, Legends and Visionaries lecture series will feature prominent leaders in an intimate setting for casual, guest-moderated conversations.
As the first speaker, Al Boscov certainly personifies the spirit of the series. After growing Boscov's Department stores from a single location in Reading to the country's larges family-owned store with more than 50 locations in six states, Boscov turned his attention to his hometown community. He has invested personal funds into the "Our City Reading" initiative, and has brought a range of people and jobs into otherwise empty buildings the city through new business ventures and the creation of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.
Al Boscov will share wisdom, insight, successes and challenges he has experienced throughout his lifetime.