Some may be surprised to hear that our jurisdiction doesn’t just cover New York City – but extends outside of the Big Apple to New Jersey, Upstate New York and Pennsylvania. This week Consul General David Gill traveled to the Keystone State, more precisely to Greater Reading and Berkshire County. His first stop was in Morgantown at Behringer Saws, a subsidiary of a German company, where we got impressive insights into sawing technology with German engineered quality. At lunchtime the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading brought together a wonderful audience of all ages. The event was part of the #WunderbarTogether Year of Germany. In his speech, CG Gill stressed the importance of working on the transatlantic relationship. Afterwards County Commissioner Mark Scott and Chamber of Commerce VP Pam Shupp explained the great opportunities that their region has to offer – in business and tourism. Another Company with German roots, Brenntag North America, has been part of the business community in Reading for decades. During our visit there, we learned how to become a world market leader in full-line chemical and ingredient distribution. Pennsylvania is always worth a trip. We'll be back soon: our next stop will be the state capital Harrisburg.