GREATER CHAMBERSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Chairman’s message Chamber board and staff ChambersFest schedule New premier event in November B2B Expo coming in October Get the most from your membership Effective, affordable advertising Downtown happenings Around town with the Chamber Discounts on e-marketing tools ChamberChoice Energy Program Civil War seminar Corrections in Pennsylvania Burnin’ hot restaurant specials Chamber golf tournament Students succeed in training program Members in the news Giving back Member spotlights Welcome new members Milestone anniversaries Foundation seeks grant applications Leadership Franklin County update Tim and Susan Cook Memorial Race Students tour Heritage Center May calendar of events
SAVE THE DATE
JULY 10 - 27
Various events will be held to celebrate the spirit of Chambersburg. See page 3 for the full event calendar.
2 - 7 p.m. Trade show 5 - 7 p.m. Mixer Green Grove Gardens Visit www.chambersburg.org/events for more info about these events and more. June events are listed on the back of the newsletter.
100 LINCOLN WAY EAST, CHAMBERSBURG, PA 17201
Annual ChambersFest celebrates town’s rebirth On July 30, 1864, Chambersburg became the only northern town burned by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Chambersburg bounced back quickly and has celebrated the rebirth of the town with an annual festival, ChambersFest, each year since 1986. Thousands of people enjoy this community celebration that salutes the spirit of the townspeople throughout July. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the town’s burning and rebirth. The ChambersFest community celebration in 2014 will be held July 10-27, featuring many activities the entire family can enjoy at little or no cost, including the 11th Annual Tim and Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk, Scoop-a-Palooza and Old Market Day. On Old Market Day, the streets of downtown will be filled with a daylong festival of music, arts and crafts. The day features more than 150 craft and food vendors, entertainment and activities throughout the day. From 6 to 10:30 p.m., there will be Civil War-era music and living history events, with a re-enactment of the Burning of CORPORATE SPONSORS Chambersburg at about 9 p.m. ChambersFest takes a significant amount of time to plan and coordinate, and the Chamber is asking our members for sponsorship support. Sponsors enable us to offer events for the community while boosting the area economy. Sponsors and exhibitors will get to showcase their businesses and/or products while supporting events that benefit the community. For information about the benefits of sponsoring and the various sponsorship levels, view the flyer inside the newsletter. To become a sponsor, contact Amy Fisher at 717-264-7101 ext. 204 or [email protected]
, or complete the sponsorship form inserted in the newsletter. Sponsorship deadline is Friday, June 6.
View the full calendar of events on page 3.
Chamber launches referral groups
The Chamber is launching the first of many
Chamber Connections Referral Groups (CCRG) hamber June. These groups will be composed of onnections inprofessionals from businesses who want to increase
Referral Group their revenue by building relationships with other
members for the purpose of exchanging direct client referrals based on these connections. By joining CCRG, business professionals will have the opportunity to multiply their exposure by educating fellow CCRG members about their business. Then, when the occasion presents itself, CCRG members are able to promote each other to potential clients or customers. To join a Chamber Connections Referral Group, your business must be a member of the Chamber in good standing. For more information about the group or to apply to join, contact Doug Harmon, membership director, at 717-264-7101 ext. 202 or [email protected]
THE OUTLOOK NEWSLETTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS Eric Foreman, Susquehanna Bank - Chair Suzanne Miller Trinh, Zullinger-Davis Law Firm - Past Chair David G. Sciamanna - Chamber President Lance Kegerreis, Dennis E. Black Engineering, Inc. - CADC Vice President Brenda Hefner, Menno Haven Retirement Communities - Foundation President Jim Zimmerman, Valley Quarries Inc. Treasurer Sherri H. Stahl, Summit Health - Secretary Derrick Donnell, PA CareerLink Blake Truman, VerStandig Broadcasting Terry Guberman, Comfort Keepers Brian Speer, Wilson College Rod Hocker, Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service Jacqueline Iampietro, Manitowoc Cranes Troy Garman, RE/MAX Realty Agency Donna J. Adkins, Volvo Construction Equipment Carlos Perez, Chambersburg Wireless Melanie Furlong, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice and LIFE Lutheran Services Dottie Harding, café d’italia Alice Hawbaker, LCSi Lehman Construction Services, Inc. Luke Martin, Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., LLC Kim Crider, Kim Crider/Take Shape for Life Mark Story, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County
CHAMBER STAFF David G. Sciamanna - President [email protected]
Noel Purdy - Vice President [email protected]
Amy Fisher - Communications Director/ Special Events Coordinator [email protected]
Doug Harmon - Membership Director [email protected]
Maryliz Toohig - Financial Director [email protected]
Robin Harmon - Exec. Assistant/Leadership Franklin County Coordinator [email protected]
Angie Schaeffer - Exec. Assistant/Office Manager [email protected]
Lark Plessinger, Marketing Assistant [email protected]
Stacy Guyer - Accounting Assistant, [email protected]
Sue Black - Heritage Center Coordinator/ Customer Service Specialist [email protected]
7 tips to improve your networking The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of member benefits. The most popular, by far, is the ability to network with others. Networking in its purest form is the sharing of information and services among individuals and groups with a common interest. When done properly, we become live advertisements for our own business and others within our network. We strive to increase our networks, but, for many, the fear of rejection can cause us to shy away from broadening our connections. I wanted to share some best practices others have used to help broaden their networks: • Practice talking to people you don’t know everywhere you go. Social events are just the tip of the iceberg; don’t forget about supermarket lines, sporting events, festivals, bookstores, etc. The more you approach new people, the more comfortable you become. • Learn to ask “What do you do?” with sincerity and interest. • Become a better listener. Ask a question and then be quiet until you hear the answer. • Prepare an “elevator speech”. This is a 15 - 30 second commercial of what you do, why you do it and for whom. • Become known as a powerful resource for others. When you are known as a strong resource, people remember to turn to you for suggestions, ideas, names of other people, etc. This keeps you visible to them. • Contact those you meet who may benefit from what you do and vice versa. Express that you enjoyed meeting them, and ask if you could get together and share ideas. • Follow up on any lead, no matter how minor. You never know what a new connection could lead to. To help broaden your network, I’d invite you take advantage of your membership by attending one of our monthly mixers, joining one of the new Chamber Connections Referral Groups, attending an upcoming Lunch and Learn or getting involved in one of the Chamber’s committees where you’ll be exposed to others with a common interest. You may be surprised how much of an impact improving your networking skills can have on your business. [View a list of more member benefits to take advantage of on page 4.] Eric Foreman Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, Susquehanna Bank Chair, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors
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It’s All About Community! Continued from cover
ChambersFest schedule of events $18.64 Dining Deals - Throughout July - More details on page 8 Participating Chambersburg-area restaurants will offer $18.64 food specials to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the town’s rebirth. Heritage Center 10th Anniversary Celebration - Thursday, July 10 Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chambersburg Heritage Center with an outdoor barbeque, history talks with Ted Alexander, the unveiling of the commissioned 150th burning anniversary painting, Chambersburg history tours, gift shop deals and more! For more information, visit www.chambersburg.org or call 717-264-7101. 11th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk Saturday, July 12 beginning at 7 a.m. - More details on page 15 Money raised from the race is donated to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships to students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School. For more information or to register, visit www.chambersburg.org/events. Pre-registration ends Wednesday, June 25. ChambersFest Bike Day - Saturday, July 12 beginning at 10 a.m. Compete in one or more of three bicycle events: Pump Track Race; Best Trick Jump Contest; and Short Track Cross-Country Race at the Chambersburg Bike Park. Various categories to include ages 6 to adults. For more information, visit www.chambersburgreconline.com. Scoop-a-Palooza - Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream samples from local ice cream shops! Proceeds raise money for educational programs offered through the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. Located at the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.scoopapalooza.org. Sidewalk Sales - Friday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Downtown businesses bring their best deals out on the sidewalk (or inside if raining); a ChambersFest tradition. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DowntownBusinessCouncil. Old Market Day - Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A ChambersFest tradition, this street festival in downtown Chambersburg features art, craft and food vendors, kids activities, entertainment, North Square Farmers Market, and the final day of Sidewalk Sales at downtown retail stores. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/OldMarketDay. 150th Commemoration of the 1864 Burning of Chambersburg Saturday, July 19 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy music, Civil War walking tours, exhibits and more downtown from 6 - 8:30 p.m., followed by the reenactment of The Ransoming and Burning of Chambersburg from 9 - 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.dodinestayfranklincountypa.com/burning. Terror on the Border: Summer 1864, Civil War Seminar - July 23-27 Featuring Ed Bearss, Jeffry Wert, Richard Sommers, Ted Alexander and others, this action-packed seminar recounts the area’s Civil War history, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the burning of Chambersburg. For a full list of seminar events, more information or to register, visit www.civilwarseminars.org.
New premier event to be held Nov 8 For the first time, the Chamber is hosting the Sip & Savor Soirée on Saturday, November 8 at Montessori Academy. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring a silent auction, followed by an exquisite food and wine pairing experience. Serving as a chief fundraiser for the Chamber, this event will feature delectable cuisine inspired by international flavors paired with succulent local wines. Guests will enjoy the pairings while learning about the perfect balances of flavors from a local wine expert and the chef. In addition, attendees will enjoy a spectacular evening filled with bidding on fantastic silent auction items, premium networking and fun.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
If you’re interested helping make this Silent Auction Sponsor event a great success while gaining exposure for your business, there are a variety of sponsorships available. Entertainment Sponsor Sponsorships range from Grand Sponsor - which offers maximum publicity and a table for eight - to Patron Sponsor which includes preferred seating for two and sponsorship exposure for even the smallest business - and many more in between. To learn how your business can leverage sponsorships through the Sip & Savor Soirée, contact Amy Fisher: [email protected]
, 717-264-7101 ext. 204. Be sure to mark your calendar and join the Chamber as we present this inaugural premier event!
B2B Expo coming in October Save the date for Thursday, October 2 when the Greater Chambersburg, Shippensburg Area and Greencastle-Antrim Chambers of Commerce partner to host the second Franklin County Business-to-Business Expo from 2 to 7 p.m. at Green Grove Gardens. The Expo is designed to promote business-to-business relationships. The expo will not only provide businesses the opportunity to sponsor booths to promote their goods and services, but will also feature professional development workshops on digital marketing and a networking mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Businesses interested in an exhibitor booth can reserve one for $250. Limited exhibit spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Participants from 2013 receive $50 off their booth by registering before June 15. Sponsorships are also available. For more information or to reserve your booth/sponsorship, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101 ext. 202 or [email protected]
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JULY 10-27 SCHEDULE Join the conversation! Tag your pics & follow the action:
Chambersburg Heritage Center 10th Anniversary Celebration - JULY 10
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chambersburg Heritage Center with Chambersburg history tours, history talks by Ted Alexander, an outdoor barbecue served by CM Pig Out from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., gift shop specials and more! More information: www.chambersburg.org.
11th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk - JULY 12
7 a.m. Registration begins at the Chambersburg Memorial YMCA; 8 a.m. Women’s/Girl’s Race/Walk; 9 a.m. Men’s/Boy’s Race/Walk; 9:30 a.m. Results and ceremony. More information or to register: www.chambersburg.org/events.
ChambersFest Bike Day - JULY 12
Compete in one or more of three bicycle events: Pump Track Race; Best Trick Jump Contest; and Short Track Cross-Country Race at the Chambersburg Bike Park. Various categories to include ages 6 to adults. More information or to register: www.chambersburgreconline.com.
Scoop-a-Palooza - JULY 12
Sidewalk Sales - JULY 18
- JULY 19
Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream samples from local ice cream shops; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. All proceeds beneﬁt the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. More information or to purchase tickets: www.scoopapalooza.org. Downtown businesses bring their best deals out on the sidewalk downtown. More information: www.facebook.com/DowntownBusinessCouncil.
Old Market Day - with presenting sponsors
Festival featuring art, craft and food vendors, kids activities, entertainment on two stages, North Square Farmers Market, and the ﬁnal day of Sidewalk Sales at downtown retail stores. More information: www.facebook.com/OldMarketDay.
150th Commemoration of the 1864 Burning of Chambersburg - JULY 19
Enjoy music, Civil War walking tours, book signings and exhibits downtown from 6 - 8:30 p.m., followed by the reenactment of The Ransoming and Burning of Chambersburg from 9 - 10:30 p.m.. More information: www.dodinestayfranklincountypa.com/burning.
“Terror on the Border: Summer 1864” Civil War Seminar - JULY 23-27
TIMES VARY Featuring Ed Bearss, Jeffry Wert, Richard Sommers, Ted Alexander and others, this action-packed seminar recounts the area’s Civil War history, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the burning of Chambersburg. More information or to register: www.civilwarseminars.org.
$18.64 Dining Deals - THROUGHOUT JULY
Participating local restaurants will offer $18.64 Dining Deals throughout the month of July to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the town’s rebirth, featuring special meals and/or menus with delicious items costing just $18.64! List of restaurants: www.chambersburg.org.
“Life in the Midst of War: the Civil War Colored Pencil Paitings of Amy Lindenberger” - THROUGHOUT JULY The show features more than 20 paintings; on view at the Council for the Arts, 159 Main Street; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Lindenberger teaches at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburg, as well as at the Council for the Arts. For more information, visit www.councilforthearts.net.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CHAMBERSFEST CORPORATE SPONSORS For more information or to become a ChambersFest sponsor, visit www.chambersburg.org
or contact Amy Fisher, communications director for the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce: aﬁ[email protected]
, 717-264-7101 x204.
Support and become a sponsor! Thousands of people enjoy ChambersFest every year, a community celebration throughout July that salutes the spirit of Chambersburg’s townspeople. Sponsors enable the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce to offer events for the community while boosting the area economy. But, more than that, sponsors greatly benefit through sponsorships in a number of ways. Some of the benefits your business could leverage through a sponsorship include: Showcase your business in front of thousands of area residents and visitors. Build brand recognition for your company. Show community support with your investment to the area. Attract potential clients through your involvement.
Available sponsorships for 2014 include:
Questions? Want more info? Contact Amy Fisher, communications director: 717-264-1701 ext. 204 [email protected]
ChambersFest Corporate Sponsor - $1,000+ Logo featured on Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce promotions for ChambersFest (including the Chamber’s website, newsletter, e-blasts, flyers and more). Logo positioned on the ChambersFest banner. Company name featured in ChambersFest advertisements in newspapers and publications. One 3”x5” advertisement, or 5”x3” advertisement, in the Chamber newsletter, to be used anytime in 2014. Mentions of sponsorship on Verstandig Broadcasting’s four radio stations. ChambersFest Booster - $500-$999 Company name featured in Chambersfest articles . Company name listed in promotional materials (including newsletter, flyers, advertisements and more). Two business card advertisements in the Chamber newsletter, to be used in 2014. ChambersFest Backer - $250-$499 Company name listed in most promotional materials (including newsletter, flyers and more). One business card advertisement in the Chamber newsletter, to be used anytime in 2014 ChambersFest Benefactor - $100-$249 Company name listed in most promotional materials (including newsletter, flyers and more).
ChambersFest Sponsorship Form Company Name (as you want it to appear in sponsor listings) _________________________________________________________ Contact Name _____________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________ City _______________________________________ State ______ Zip ________________ Email __________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship:
Benefactor Amount (must match sponsor ranges above) _______________
I understand that the submission of this form confirms commitment from the company above for this sponsorship. Signature _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Mail form to Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Amy Fisher, 100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201 OR email to [email protected]
OR fax to 717-267-0399
THE OUTLOOK NEWSLETTER
Effective, affordable advertising The Chamber recognizes that many of our members rely on Chamber advertising as an affordable way to promote their business to Chambersburg area business leaders and community members. This is why the staff has re-evaluated our offerings to refine and expand both print and online advertising opportunities. A number of the offerings include significant discounts for securing multiple ads to help you save!
Get the most from your membership A national study by The Shapiro Group revealed that two-thirds of consumers believe businesses who are members of a local chamber of commerce use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in the community. Furthermore, when consumers know a small business is a member of a chamber of commerce, they are 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. This proves that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy. As a Chamber member, it’s time for some return on your investment and to show consumers that your business has all of the characteristics outlined above. To get results, you have to be involved in the Chamber. This doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming! The Chamber offers a variety of opportunities, many of which are free, to fit the needs of any member business. Utilize the member benefits that align best with your schedule, budget and needs. It’s important to first ask yourself, “What are my business goals?” Once you’ve identified these, determine which benefits will best help you achieve these goals and drive results! Member benefits include: • Sponsor and attend major events - from ChambersFest to the Sip & Savor Soirée and more • Attend professional development seminars (ex: Lunch and Learns) • Advertise in the monthly newsletter or place an insert • Network at monthly mixers • Secure an individual e-blast or advertise in the Chamber’s e-news • Join a Chamber committee • Advertise on the Chamber website • Offer a deal for the Chamber Card • Host a mixer • Lead a Lunch and Learn • Contribute a member spotlight for the monthly newsletter • Post events to our online calendar • Submit news for the “Members in the News” section of the newsletter • Display your membership plaque • Post the Chamber member logo on your website, in your email signature, on advertisements, etc. • Interact with us and fellow members on social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) • Subscribe to the Chamber’s e-newsletter for weekly updates • Purchase a member mailing list for a marketing campaign • And much more!
Effective July 1, the Chamber’s updated advertising options, include: • E-news Ad: Place a clickable ad in the e-newsletter, sent every Monday to over 1,650 contacts. Our open rate is above industry standard, providing you maximum exposure for an affordable price. Rate - $45 per ad, or $150 for one month (four ads total). • Premier E-blast: Grab the attention of more than 1,650 contacts with an individual email for your company to promote upcoming events, initiatives, news, etc. Rate - $99 per ad, $75 for nonprofits • Newsletter Inserts: Get your news directly into the hands of consumers! Place your flyer as an insert in the monthly newsletter, which is mailed to approximately 700 members and emailed to over 1,650 contacts. Rate - $195 per month. • Newsletter Ads: By including an ad in the newsletter, you’re increasing your company’s visibility to the Chamber’s wide readership. Rates - Business Card Ad, $50 per month or $125 for three months; Block Ad, $99 per month or $255 for three months; Half Page Ad, $150 per month or $399 for three months. • Website Ads: Gain maximum exposure online through the Chamber’s website. There are a variety of packages so any business can afford to advertise. Rates - Enhanced Listing, $25 per month or $300 per year; Premium Sponsorship, $49 per month or $588 per year; Gold Sponsorship, $99 per month or $1,188 per year. • Online & Print Ad Combo Package: Get the most bang for your buck with your next ad campaign through the Chamber’s print and online communications. This package includes three business card ads in the monthly newsletter and six e-news ads over a three month period. Rate - $325 (A savings of $95!) The Chamber hopes these updated advertising options will better serve our members through effective and affordable advertising. If you would like more information about the Chamber’s advertising opportunities or to secure ads and discuss ad packages, please contact Amy Fisher, communications director, at [email protected]
or 717-264-7101 ext. 204.
Contact Doug Harmon, membership director, for more information or suggestions on how to best utilize your membership: 717-264-7101 ext. 202, [email protected]
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It’s All About Community! DOWNTOWN HAPPENINGS
Creating a vision-based revitalization strategy for downtown Along with taking a look at market data and community perceptions, those who attended the second community visioning workshop in April discussed how they want downtown to look, feel and even smell in the future. Words used to describe downtown five to seven years from now were healthy, everyone, food smells, smart growth principles, varied architecture, captivating, playful and artistic. Attendees also identified the kinds of businesses they feel downtown needs to help with this vision. Many arts-based businesses were identified, including more galleries, art supplies stores and a potterystudio. New media businesses and employers with a large employee base were also identified. Other ideas included a pub, day-spa, tool library, hands-on toy shop and an applesauce museum. Part of the visioning process includes defining the boundary lines of downtown. An interactive map exercise yielded a wide-range of opinions from participants that varied based on their history with the community. Many locals thought of downtown as the “peanut circuit,” while others defined the gateways as the high line on the east, Commerce Street on the north end, Hood Street on the west and Southgate on the south end. Work continues on the visioning process. The third public workshop was held on May 19 at King Street Church, where a draft vision statement was presented as well as visual renderings of potential projects that have been discussed throughout the process. The two remaining public workshops will be held: • June 16, 6:30 p.m., Chambersburg Area Senior High School’s Auxiliary Gym, 511 S. Sixth St. • July 21, 6:30 p.m., Wilson College’s Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. DCI encourages stakeholders to attend as many of the workshops as possible. Those interested in attending do not have to attend previous workshops to participate. For more information about the downtown visioning process, contact Noel Purdy: 717-264-7101 ext. 207, [email protected]
SAVE THE DATE! DOWNTOWN EVENTS
AUGUST 23 - 19TH ANNUAL CRABFEAST
3 - 8 p.m., AMVETS picnic pavilion, 750 Fifth Ave. View the flyer inserted in the newsletter for more info.
OCTOBER 4 - OKTOBERFEST
More info about the inaugural Oktoberfest coming soon. Both of these events are chief fundraisers for DCI, with proceeds being used for downtown revitalization projects. For more information about Downtown Chambersburg Inc. events, visit www.downtownchambersburgpa.com. Make sure to subscribe to the weekly downtown e-newsletter for more updates!
Downtown Surmimeesr Movie Se Movies in the Park CHAMBERS FORT PARK AT DUSK Free, family-friendly movie series free family-friendly A free outdoor movie series kicks off this summer on Saturday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. at Chambers Fort Park. DCI and the Downtown Business with English Council are partnering on a new event that will feature seven familysubtitles friendly outdoor movies in the park. The movie series will be shown SAT JUNE FRIevents AUG 1 and will be during the existing First14FridaySAT andJULY 2nd12Saturday free and open to the public. Movies and dates include: • The Lego Movie - Saturday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. • The Goonies - Saturday, July 12 at 8:30 p.m. SAT AUG 9 English FRI subtitles) SEPT 5 SAT SEPTAugust 13 OCTp.m. 3 • Valentin (with - Friday, 1 atFRI8:30 • The Wizard of Oz - Saturday, August 9 at 8:30 p.m. Movies are subject to change • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - Friday, September 5 at 8:30 p.m. SPONSORED BY • Despicable Me 2 - Saturday, September 13 at 8:30 p.m. PRESENTED BY: DOWNTOWN & • The Nut Job - Friday, October 3 at 8 p.m. CHAMBERSBURG INC.
Downtown Business Council
Community input from the recent Downtown Community Visioning Workshops indicates a need for more family-friendly, free events in the downtown. Summit Health is the presenting sponsor. For more information visit www.downtownchambersburgpa.com. Movies are subject to change. To become a movie sponsor, contact Noel Purdy at 717-264-7101 ext. 207 or [email protected]
Summer concerts in the park Second Saturday Concerts in the Park are back this summer at Chambers Fort Park. The free event features live music the second Saturdays from June through September (June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13) from 5-8 p.m. The park is located between North Main Street and the Rail Trail and is at the confluence of the Conococheague and Falling Springs. Two bands will play at the June event, starting off with Long Shot Dixon and followed by First Born Sons. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics. For more information, call 717-264-7101 or visit www.downtownchambersburgpa.com.
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r e m m u S n w o t Down s e i r e S Movie Movies in the Park CHAMBERS FORT PARK AT DUSK free
family-friendly with English subtitles
SAT JUNE 14
SAT AUG 9
SAT JULY 12
FRI SEPT 5
FRI AUG 1
SAT SEPT 13
FRI OCT 3 Movies are subject to change
SPONSORED BY PRESENTED BY:
DOWNTOWN & CHAMBERSBURG INC.
Downtown Business Council
Saturday August 23, 2014 3:00—8:00 pm Amvets Picnic Pavilion Doors open 3:00 pm
TICKETS $39 ea -Adult Children 12 & under $13.00
Food served 5:00 - 7:30 pm
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Live Auction at 6:30 pm TICKETS INCLUDE: BBQ Chicken & “the fixin’s” catered by Main Street Deli Plus ALL YOU CAN EAT
Hardshell Crabs catered by Woodpoint Seafood Grille
For further information please call 717-264-7101
THE OUTLOOK NEWSLETTER AROUND TOWN WITH THE CHAMBER
Rise n’ Shine Mixer at Manpower A number of early birds headed to THANKS TO SPONSOR Manpower on April 24 for the Rise n’ Shine Mixer. Attendees enjoyed great networking and delicious refreshments from Leiters’ Fine Catering, Inc. Manpower is the leading provider of innovative, quality workforce solutions including direct hire, temporary, temporary to hire, assessment services, payroll services, HR/site management and training.
Emily Beecher and Jocelyn Melton from Baxter Group, Inc.
Mixer at the Career & Tech Center
Manpower staff Tillie Gorman, Jennifer Swatsworth and Lori Wells
Spherion opens Chambersburg office
WPS, Baxter Group, Inc. and the Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) cosponsored the April mixer, held at FCCTC. Mixer guests were able to tour the school and learn more about programs offered at FCCTC while networking and enjoying delicious refreshments.
THANKS TO SPONSORS
Spherion celebrated the grand opening of its Chambersburg office on May 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Chamber staff and members attended to support the new location of this member business.
Spherion Chambersburg office ribbon cutting
CDI showcases new imaging facility Chambersburg Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on April 30 to showcase its new imaging facility. The facility includes High Field 1.5T MRI, open MRI, 16 slice CT, digital x-ray, Mammo, ultrasound and DEXA.
Guests at the Cinco de Mayo Regional Fiesta Mixer
Cinco de Mayo Mixer attracts 400+ The Cinco de Mayo mixer at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University was a busy place on May 5. Guests enjoyed nachos, beer and margaritas along with lots of networking! The mixer was co-hosted by the Chambersburg Chamber and 10 other regional chambers.
Chambersburg Diagnostic Imaging ribbon cutting
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It’s All About Community!
Get discounts on e-marketing tools As a Chamber member, you’re entitled to an exclusive discount on Constant Contact’s marketing tools. Marketing tools through Constant Contact include: • Email marketing - the essential way to stay top-of-mind • Event marketing - one-stop online event promotion, registration and payment • Online survey - feedback to keep your customers coming back • Social campaigns - attracting and engaging Facebook fans Chamber members can receive 20 percent off for six months, or 25 percent off for a full year. These services are already built and priced for small businesses, and with these discounts they’re even more of a smart business decision. To sign up, visit www.constantcontact.com/ promo/chamber/signup.jsp. Already a customer? Email your Constant Contact username to [email protected]
or call 800-221-2793 and they’ll update your account with the applied discount. Interested in learning more about how e-marketing campaigns can impact your business? Attend the Chamber’s Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, June 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hear from Constant Contact Philadelphia Regional Development Director Dave Yunghans as he reveals simple yet effective best practices for sending e-newsletters. (More details on the back page.)
Beat the summer heat Did you know that cooling and heating your home uses more energy and energy dollars than any other system in your home? Follow these simple and practical tips to stay cool and conserve energy during the hot summer months: • In hot, humid summer months set your thermostat at 78 degrees when you are home. • Replace filters monthly for maximum benefits and check air and return vents on a regular basis. • Use only lights and appliances you really need. • Wash full loads of clothes in cold water and avoid over-drying them. • Keep drapes closed and shades drawn. To save more money, consider signing up for the ChamberChoice Residential Energy Program. You can get exclusive savings with this program because your business is a member of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to enroll in the energy program, call First Energy Solutions at 866-699-9968. The program is not available within the Borough of Chambersburg.
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CHAMBER NIGHT AT MUNICIPAL STADIUM FRIDAY / AUGUST 29, 2014 LAKEWOOD
$10 / PERSON (ALL AGES)
Includes AYCE Picnic and Game
Picnic | 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Game Time | 7:05PM
AYCE PICNIC MENU
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“Terror on the Border” Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours will host “Terror on the Border: Summer 1864” from July 23-27, 2014. Featuring Ed Bearss, Jeffry Wert, Richard Sommers and other nationally-recognized historians, this action-packed seminar includes tours and lectures about the ransoming, invasion and burning of Chambersburg by the Confederates. This year marks the 150th anniversary of these events. Seminar events include a walking tour of the Burning of Chambersburg with Keven Walker and Ted Alexander, a bus tour led by Ed Bearss and Steve French of “Chambersburg Avenged: The Road to Moorefield,” a Civil War Auction, bus tour led by Ed Bearss covering the “Annual Invasion: Early’s Raid and the Battle Monocacy” and more!
Corrections in Pennsylvania The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee met on May 7 to hear from Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel about the state of corrections in Pennsylvania. Secretary Wetzel is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Corrections, which houses more than 51,000 inmates, has approximately 15,000 employees and a budget of over $2 billion. The Department of Corrections has the third largest budget in the state, following education and welfare. According to Wetzel, approximately one third of tax dollars goes to corrections.
Registration includes options to attend individual seminars or the entire week of events. For pricing information and to register, visit www.civilwarseminars.org or contact Lark Plessinger at 717-264-7101 ext. 206 or [email protected]
The Scott Hosier Scholarship will be offered to one eligible student to attend the seminar. The scholarship covers the registration fee for the non-member complete weekend package (a $645 value) to the July seminar. A $100 stipend for expenses is also offered if the awardee lives outside of a 50 mile radius from Chambersburg, PA. To apply, students must send a letter describing why he/she would like to attend “Terror on the Border: Summer 1864,” why he/she should receive the scholarship and what his/her interest is in Civil War history. Students must be at least 16 years old to apply and provide proof of student status in their application. High school, undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Application deadline is July 10. Email applications to [email protected]
Color Downtown! For the second year, Downtown Chambersburg Inc. is coordinating a mural project that will add color and creativity to the public spaces of downtown Chambersburg. Area artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to create an individual mural that will be displayed at various outdoor locations in the downtown area. Prepared two-by-four foot canvases will be available free of charge at the Chamber office beginning June 2. Deadline for submissions is August 1. The installation will be unveiled at a First Friday event on September 5. Murals will be judged and awards will be announced at AppleFest on October 18. For entry forms and more information, contact Gillian Mazzone at [email protected]
, through the website at www.downtownchambersburgpa.com, or call 717-264-7101. Supplies sponsors include Gateway Gallery Auction, Nitterhouse Masonry and Hardware Supply and Carter’s. Other sponsors include Pathways Counseling.
Secretary Wetzel discusses corrections at the Government Affairs meeting
Wetzel discussed the challenges facing the Department of Corrections and how they are working to address these issues. The number one challenge he outlined was population growth. Since 1980, Pennsylvania went from having eight prisons to twenty six. A new prison was built about every 15 months during a 24 year period. The need for new prisons was based on a 500 percent increase of incarceration. The Department of Corrections is addressing the issue of population growth by focusing on outcomes, with the goal to make changes based on research. This means focusing on the findings of corrections research to develop and update programs that help reduce the likelihood of released inmates returning to prison, as well as prevent people from entering the corrections system in the first place. One of these programs includes halfway houses, which are homes that allow convicted criminals to begin the process of reintegration with society while still providing monitoring and support. After assuming his role as Secretary of Corrections, Wetzel and his staff discovered that 95 percent of halfway houses in Pennsylvania were unsuccessful. With the goal to improve their effectiveness and change practices, Wetzel initiated a system where halfway houses have success rate standards they must meet. If they fall a certain degree below the standards, they receive a warning. If they fail to meet the standard a second time, their halfway house is closed down. For halfway houses that perform above the standard, they earn raises. According to Wetzel, only one halfway house has received their first warning so far, while the others have either improved or remained neutral. With the Department of Corrections focusing on research and outcomes, their strategies are changing. Wetzel intends to improve corrections in Pennsylvania by replacing ineffective correction policies with those that lower crime rates, reduce re-offending and control spending.
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Burnin’ hot restaurant specials
Students succeed in training program
Throughout the month of July, the Chamber and local restaurants will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Burning of Chambersburg with “$18.64 Dining Deals.” Participating restaurants will create a special meal or menu to celebrate the rebirth of Chambersburg with items costing $18.64. Stay tuned for the list of restaurants!
To help expand workforce training opportunities in Franklin County, United Way of Franklin County, the Youth Employment Program and Manufacturers Association of South Central PA have partnered to provide a free logistics training course for young adults who have had some barrier for employment.
If your restaurant, brewery, winery, cafe, etc. would like to participate in the “$18.64 Dining Deals,” contact Amy Fisher, communications director, at [email protected]
or 717-264-7101 ext. 204. There is no cost for member restaurants to participate.
The first class to participate in the program completed the four-week course in April. Of the 12 students who enrolled in the program, 10 received their Certified Logistics Associate Certification, six passed their Certified Logistics Technician Certification and eight completed their Forklift Certification. A few students are still working to complete coursework and testing.
Chamber’s annual golf tournament
By the end of the course, each student was set on an individual plan to either complete work, find employment or receive additional assistance before being connected to employment.
Space is completely filled up for the 19th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 13. Golfers will enjoy some friendly competition on the greens with fellow Chamber members. The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. at Chambersburg Country Club. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with dinner following the tournament. The Chamber is still accepting door prize donations. If you would like to donate a door prize, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101 ext. 202.
Eight students had the opportunity to either interview or practice interview with potential employers, depending on their assessed readiness level. Five employers came to United Way’s office to conduct interviews directly with candidates. All expressed their pleasant surprise of how well candidates presented themselves in the interview process.
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One student found employment on his own before completing the class, two have accepted full time jobs, and three were offered opportunities and are in the process of responding. Another student has an offer waiting for him as soon as he completes the final testing process. One student still needs to complete the class due to excused scheduling conflicts, but an employer has offered to mentor him because of positive interactions during the interview. Based on feedback from students, program organizers realized the need to provide more in depth financial counseling for the students. As a result, organizers are now coordinating a budgeting class that will help students navigate financial decisions. This program will be offered approximately every two months, with the next training to begin June 24. If you know potential students aged 1821, contact Amy Hicks, executive director of United Way of Franklin County: [email protected]
, 717-262-0015. The program is supported by the Chamber, Franklin County Government and Franklin County Area Development Corp.
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THE OUTLOOK NEWSLETTER MEMBERS IN THE NEWS eLynxx Solutions, a leading provider of project management software for the marketing supply chain, has named COO Mike Jackson (pictured left) as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gindlesperger will continue to provide guidance and support as chairman while Jackson directs customer-focused business development as the company enters its second generation. Rita McMullen of PDM Insurance Agency, Inc. will be one of 28 women recognized for her professional success, community involvement and leadership at the 2014 Women of Influence awards on Monday, June 16. The Women of Influence awards were created in 2010 and are an effort to recognize women leaders who are influential in their companies, industries and communities. Design professional Maryann Fisher (pictured right), owner of the Decorating Den Interiors franchise serving the Chambersburg area, was named Franchise Owner of the Year at the company’s 45th annual conference held recently in San Diego, CA. Decorating Den Interiors is North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. The Franchise Owner of the Year must be an owner who is in the top ten percent according to sales and one who serves as a role model for the more than 250 owners in the U.S. and Canada.
Capitol Theatre will present the Lonesome River Band on June 21 at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 717-263-0202 or visit thecapitoltheatre.org. The Board of Directors of Franklin Financial Services Corporation declared a $0.17 per share regular quarterly dividend for the second quarter of 2014. Franklin Financial is the largest independent, locally owned and operated bank holding company headquartered in Franklin County with assets of more than $1 billion. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, F&M Trust, has twenty-five community banking offices. Summit Physician Services recognized employees in May for their accomplishment of losing nearly 1,400 pounds during a weightloss challenge program. The 12-week weight-loss challenge program had 155 employees participate. Summit Physician Services is the division of Summit Health that supports the physician practices throughout the Summit Health network. United Way of Franklin County held its annual meeting and campaign closing celebration in April at The Orchards Restaurant. Greg Duffey and Mike Buhrman, retiring board members, were recognized for their service to United Way. Karsten Carroll, Ryan Stouffer, Randall Sellers, Manny Diaz and David G. Sciamanna were welcomed to the Board. Amy Hicks, executive director of United Way of Franklin County, also provided an update on the Prosperity Report, demonstrating the connections between early childhood learning and workforce development.
Toyota Motor Company recently recognized Fitzgerald Toyota on their 25th anniversary in Chambersburg with a Crystal Star award. Fitzgerald Toyota opened its doors on March 19, 1989 with a promise to provide great service, upfront prices and a personal commitment to the community. John Fitzgerald III is currently the dealer principle and continues the tradition of excellent customer service with no haggle, no hassle posted prices on every new and used car. To learn more about Fitzgerald Toyota, please visit www.FitzMall.com.
Jeffrey Noll of Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) was recognized for 20 years of service as director of the Cumberbunds, CVSM’s youth choir. Noll was honored for his excellence in musicianship and his compassionate and effective leadership of the children’s group. He has focused on developing a child’s natural singing voice as well as introducing students to part singing and simple choreography in an educational setting. More information about CVSM is available online at cvsmusic.org.
Phyllis Conrad (pictured left) was recently presented with the Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) “Bravissima Award” during the 20th Anniversary Cumberbund’s Youth Choir Concert. Conrad was one the founding Board of Directors in 1990 and introduced CVSM to the “musicale series” fundraising event. Musicales are small, intimate concerts held in private homes. She has also volunteered for numerous fundraising events spanning more than 24 years.
F&M Trust welcomed Sarah S. Stansfield as a new financial services officer and community office manager for the bank’s Mont Alto community office. Stansfield has more than 19 years of financial services experience and will be responsible for consumer lending, business development, deposit services and serving customer’s financial needs with a variety of services not solely limited to loan and deposit products. F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Franklin County with over $1 billion in assets.
Those working in early childhood development or seeking to work in this field should consider receiving the Early Childhood Director Credential program at Shippensburg University. The three-course program is offered entirely online, allowing for flexibility and convenience, and can be completed in six months to a year. Each student is responsible for submitting an application for a Director Credential directly to the Pennsylvania Keys to Quality program. For more information or to apply, visit www.pakeys.org.
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. was named one of the top 500 design firms in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record magazine (ENR). The firm has held this distinction for over a decade. ENR compiles this notable list annually based on the revenue earned by engineering and architectural firms from services performed in the preceding year. HRG employs 200 engineers, surveyors, geologists, landscape architects, environmental specialists and related personnel in PA, WV and OH. Totem Pole Playhouse will present “Ring of Fire, the Music of Johnny Cash” from June 20 to July 13. For more information or tickets visit www.totempoleplayhouse.com or call 1-888-805-7056.
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It’s All About Community! MEMBERS IN THE NEWS (CONT.)
The new addition at Chambersburg Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, was dedicated to Norman B. Epstein (pictured below) in recognition of his 25 years of leadership, dedication and vision. The formal lettering has been placed on the entrance of Chambersburg Hospital’s newest addition. Along with the lettering, a plaque honoring Epstein and his years of service was placed in a high-traffic hallway on the first floor. Epstein was succeeded by Patrick W. O’Donnell on July 1, 2013. Epstein is currently serving the Summit Health system as an advisor.
CSX Intermodel Terminals, Inc. donated $5,000 to the logistics training program run by United Way of Franklin County, the Youth Employment Program and Manufacturers Association of South Central PA. This free program offers young adults aged 18-21 who have had some barrier for employment the opportunity to receive logistics training. The training is an initiative derived from the Franklin County Prosperity Index Report taskforce, which identified workforce development as an area in need of improvement within the county. For more information about the logistics training or how to enroll eligible young adults in the next program, contact Amy Hicks at [email protected]
NOVA Corporation, an award-winning Information Technology company owned by the Navajo Nation, is one step closer to opening a large data center in Albuquerque. NOVA has signed an agreement with Schott Solar to lease its previously closed factory in Mesa del Sol, and will begin developing the facility into a data center. NOVA is on track to begin offering its data center and IT services in early fall. Seven Wilson College seniors (pictured left) presented the results of their research and two won top honors for their oral presentations at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. The following Wilson students presented research: Jyotsna Dhakal of Nepal, Monica Drummond of Wilmington, Del., Emma Echanis of Selbyville, Del., Jeaneva Gagne of Frederick, Md., Cortney Roper of Greencastle, Meghan Stine of Mercersburg and Janelle Wills of Dysart. Chambersburg Ballet Theatre will present Snow White on June 14 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 717-263-0202 or at www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Heather D. Bumbaugh (pictured left) joined ACNB Bank as retail office manager for the Bank’s Chambersburg office, which is slated to open summer of 2014. She is responsible for fulfilling customers’ needs and the overall management of the office. Bumbaugh is a graduate of Shippensburg University. She has worked in the banking industry for more than five years. ACNB Bank is a whollyowned subsidiary of ACNB Corporation, an independent financial holding company with assets of $1 billion headquartered in Gettysburg.
F&M Trust presented a check for $1,500 to the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies to support two programs for students: “Wake up Earth, it’s Spring!” and “From Field to Table.” The mission of the Renfrew Institute is to guide the residents of the Cumberland Valley to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds. To achieve this, they provide environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children, support and conduct research, and provide programs that entertain and inform the community. For more information on the Renfrew Institute, as well as the programs listed above, visit www.renfrewinstiture.org “Team Shaggy” from John H. Myers & Son shaved their heads for childhood cancer recently at The Cove restaurant for St. Baldricks Foundation. The team raised over $4,300 toward childhood cancer research. A total of 14 teams participating in the event raised more than $35,000.
Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) will present the 6th Annual Chefs’ Walk on Saturday, June 7 from 4-7 p.m. along Alexander Ave in Chambersburg. The event features seven dining stations from local chefs and restaurateurs and more than 50 performers providing live music on six stages. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at CVSM, The Cottage Restaurant and Pub, Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Services, The Butcher Shoppe, Norland Pub or by calling CVSM, 717-261-1220 and online at www.cvsmusic.org.
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CCI Cleaning Connection, Inc.
Leiters’ Fine Catering
416 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795 │ 800-895-2785 [email protected]
For more than forty years, Leiters’ Fine Catering, Inc. has provided high quality food, outstanding service and a commitment to excellence to clients throughout the tri-state area and beyond. This family owned and operated business initially started as a root beer stand in 1947. Based on the Dual Highway at the Richardson’s Snack Bar, the business was owned by Sam Leiter, his sister and brother-in-law. Sam and his wife Virginia “Be” Leiter left Richardson’s in 1976, continuing to cater from a diner on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. In 1994, Sam’s son David and his wife Teri purchased Leiters’ Fine Catering. Leiters’ Fine Catering is a full event planning company. They take pride in seeing an event through from start to finish and offer a full range of business event planning services including free consultation and custom proposals, venue selection, location site visit, full-service catering, rentals of tents, tables, chairs, linens, etc., entertainment, activities, games and TAM certified bartenders. Currently, owners Dave and Teri provide services for a wide variety of events ranging from intimate dinner parties to memorable, one-of-akind wedding receptions and large corporate picnics. Dave and Teri, as well as the four Leiter children, Becki, Jeremiah, Jessica and Samuel, keep this third generation, family-owned business going strong. The Leiters’ Fine Catering, Inc. mottos are “It is Our Pleasure to Serve You,” and “One Call Does It All!”
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1107 Locust Street, Chambersburg, PA 17202 717-263-2207 │ [email protected]
CCI Cleaning Connection, Inc. has been proudly serving the area for more than 10 years. They have grown from two people working out of a garage in 2003 to employing 18 full-time and parttime staff operating out of a newly renovated facility at 1107 Locust Street in Chambersburg. CCI Cleaning is committed to providing the highest quality cleaning services to its valued customers. They offer a wide variety of commercial and residential options and will detail a plan to suit your specific needs. Services include: maid and janitorial services, steam carpet, area rug, and upholstery cleaning, hard surface floor stripping, waxing and buffing, ceramic tile and grout cleaning, post construction cleaning, fire and water restoration, window cleaning and much more. CCI Cleaning has achieved the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification and has well-trained employees devoted to preserving the integrity of its business relationships. The staff continually strives to provide a clean, healthy and inviting environment for their customers with the motto “When you want it clean!” Give them a call and see what CCI Cleaning can do for you! Please visit their website at www.ccicleaning.com for more details or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Scotland Family Medicine
3730 Scotland Rd. Scotland, PA 17254 │ 717-267-3606 [email protected]
The Chamber Card offers discounts and special offers at over 60 businesses in Chambersburg and surrounding areas. The cards are FREE and can be picked up at the Chamber on 100 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg. This is a great local savings program, but don’t take our word for it!
Direct primary care is in Franklin County with Scotland Family Medicine. The time has come for your family’s medical care to return to a more simple and direct model without the hassles of insurance companies. There are no denials for care and no waiting, but quick access to care with increased quality time with your doctor. Direct primary care allows you to enjoy discounts on medications and labs as well as convenient communication with today’s technologies at Scotland Family Medicine.
My Chamber Card sees the most action at The Butcher Shoppe. I’ve also used it at Belle Jewelers to get a free battery replaced in my watch! I prefer shopping local and am anxious to visit the other business’s that accept the Chamber Card, especially Snavely’s and Main Street Deli! - Lindsay Bryant, Letterkenny Army Depot
Scotland Family Medicine has been in business for 25 years and is now practicing medicine without the constraints of the insurance companies. You can enjoy that freedom and simplicity of care with Scotland Family Medicine by allowing them the honor of caring for your family.
I use my card every week at The Butcher Shoppe. I’ve already used mine this year at Allegany Optical, Chambersburg Massage Therapy and Subway...There are a lot of discounts, and I like to support local businesses and their employees. - Michelle Kobus, Letterkenny Army Depot
Our country has been misled to believe that more insurance means more health. Remember that your health insurance is actually financial insurance protecting you from the unexpected high cost of extensive medical care. The only way to improve your health is to have unlimited and hassle-free access to your doctor. That is what direct primary care is all about! Scotland Family Medicine is welcoming new patients and families every day.
For a list of deals, visit www.chambersburg.org/pages/ChamberCard.
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It’s All About Community! WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Health and Fitness
Rhonda Musser 2534 Gillan Drive St. Thomas, PA 17252 (717) 369-9938 [email protected]
1 YEAR LIU 12 Franklin County Literacy Council Main Street Phantom Shadow Entertainment Services
Burnworth Design, LLC Lisa Burnworth 9158 Heisey Road Mercersburg, PA 17236 (717) 328-9158 [email protected]
www.burnworthdesign.com Elected/Appointed Officials
Chambersburg Borough Tax Collector Brenda Hill 401 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 263-6565 [email protected]
David Yunghans 203 Josephs Way Frazer, PA 19355 610-505-9996 [email protected]
www.constantcontact.com Nonprofit Organizations & Associations Eat Sleep Run Grow Brenda Miller 915 Mountain View Road Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 552-9771 [email protected]
www.eatsleeprungrow.com Real Estate
Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA - Nicole Henson 464 Gateway Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 264-7999 [email protected]
Nu Skin Enterprises/Pharmanex
PHJ Merchant Services
Patrick Henry 1362 Path Valley Road Ft. Loudon, PA 17224 (252) 202-9040 [email protected]
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PO Box 317 Fayetteville, PA 17222 (717) 327-4407 [email protected]
www.springboardentertainment.com Miniature Golf
The Glow Zone
Anthony Lawson 3055 Black Gap Road, Suite 810 Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 504-8804 [email protected]
www.theglowzone.net Specialty Shop
The Vape House
Traci Whitfield 133 North Main Street Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 429-6133 [email protected]
State Farm Insurance - Steve Smeltz (717) 261-9192 [email protected]
McSwain’s Complete Car Care Scott McSwain 5450 Wayne Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 261-0755 [email protected]
Nonprofit Organizations & Associations
Mended Little Hearts of South Central PA Heather Sites (717) 491-5578 [email protected]
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Charles E. Nelson named LFC Foundation seeks grant applications Alumni of the Year from Franklin County teachers Charles E. (Chuck) Nelson, graduate of the 1st GREATER CHAMBERSBURG CHAMBER FOUNDATION
Grants will be awarded to teachers in Franklin County public schools to encourage the innovative use of technology in grades K-12. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Chamber, is offering the Innovative Technology Challenge Grants to educators in all six school districts. Applications are available online at www.franklincountyworks.com, under Workforce Development, Educator Resources section. The deadline for applications is June 30. Applicants will be evaluated based on three key criteria: innovation, value added to curriculum and advanced academics. Grants totaling $14,500, each between $2,000 and $5,000, are available as a result of contributions from area businesses, including Orrstown Bank, Susquehanna Bank and M&T Bank. Contributing businesses are eligible for Educational Improvement Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. For more information about the grants, call Noel Purdy, executive director of the Chamber Foundation, at 717-264-7101 ext. 207 or [email protected]
Grant recipients will be recognized at an awards luncheon on October 9.
LFC Youth graduates fifth class
Leadership Franklin County (LFC) class in 1986 and past chairperson of LFC, was honored with the Leadership Franklin County Alumni of the Year Award at the LFC Community Graduation ceremony on May 15. The LFC Alumni of the Year award honors graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional and volunteer careers.
Nelson is the former president and CEO of Sentry Trust Company. He also held positions with Dauphin Deposit Banks & Trust Company and Valley Bank & Trust Company. In addition to his many professional achievements, Nelson has served as president of the Capitol Theatre Foundation, a member of the Chambersburg Memorial YMCA board of trustees, a member of the Menno Haven/Penn Hall board of directors, a member of the Penn State Mont Alto board of directors, and given his time and expertise to numerous other organizations.
15 graduate from LFC Community Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community Class of 2014 celebrated the end of their program and beginning of their leadership journeys on May 15 at the Waynesboro Country Club.
Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth graduated 24 students on May 4 at Wilson College’s Harry R. Brooks Complex. The sophomore students from eight Franklin County schools spoke about their experiences throughout LFC Youth to the audience of friends, family and community members. They talked about the skills they learned during LFC Youth and group community service projects, such as patience, planning and teamwork. During the program, students were formed into groups to design a T-shirt about leadership and create a video about LFC Youth. The videos will be played at the schools to inform prospective students about the program. “The presentations were very creative and the students displayed confidence while doing their presentations,” commented Laureen Lutz, business development manager for 1st Ed Credit Union and LFC Community alumnus. “I was very impressed.” Kelly Childress, CEO of 1st Ed Credit Union, which sponsors the LFC Youth program, has stated, “We recognize the value of this specialized training and the need for it in all aspects of people’s lives. Our organization is committed to supporting educational efforts in our community.”
LFC Community Class of 2014
The LFC Community Class of 2014 includes: Tricia Baney, Elizabeth Cleary, Katherine Clem, Dore Diehl, Patricia Gochenauer, Annette King, Dave Livengood, Jonathan Michael, Kristen Oldham, Angela Quigley, Scott Rucki, Niki Sheppard, Laura Stover, Lynn Waite and Stacy Whitsel. In addition to learning about their community and meeting county leaders throughout their time in the LFC Community program, the class also completed four community service projects. Projects included: Icing on the Cake at IceFest, Book and Bake Sale by Friends of Grove Library, 25th Anniversary of Montessori Academy, and marketing and promotional development of the Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg.
The committee, chaired by Healthy Communities Partnership Executive Director Karen Johnston, wasted no time getting the next class of LFC Youth started. The class of 2015 began on May 13 with an orientation session where they participated in ice-breaker games and learned how different personality styles interact. They will continue with a retreat day in July.
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LFC Youth Class of 2014
It’s All About Community! CHAMBERSBURG CHAMBER FOUNDATION (CONT.)
LFC now accepting applications for 2014-15 Community program The Community program has started planning for the class of 20142015. Applications are currently being accepted. The application deadline is June 30 and tuition is $1,200. A limited number of scholarships are available. Leadership Franklin County (LFC) strives to improve the quality and effectiveness of leadership in Franklin County by: bringing together current and emerging leaders who represent a cross-section of the community; creating an awareness of the problems, opportunities, and resources available in the area; stimulating a commitment to work together toward solving the County’s problems and making this a better place in which to live and work; building and maintaining networks of community leaders who know and trust each other. For more information about the LFC Community program and to download an application, visit www.franklincountyworks.com and click on the Leadership Franklin County tab. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Harmon, program coordinator, at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or [email protected]
Run to help fund CASHS scholarships The Chamber invites community members along with their family and friends to participate in the 11th Annual Tim and Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk, which will be held Saturday, July 12. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Chambersburg YMCA, with the women’s race/walk at 8 a.m. and the men’s race/walk at 8:30 a.m.
Tim & Susan Cook
The one-mile race is held to honor the memory of Tim and Susan Cook, who died tragically in a car accident on December 13, 2002. Both were 1971 graduates of Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS). Tim was a mathematics teacher at the high school for 28 years and was the coach of the girls’ cross country and track teams. Susan was an administrative assistant at Shippensburg University.
Money raised from this event is contributed to the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which annually awards scholarships to two seniors from CASHS who have modeled the characteristics exemplified by Tim and Susan Cook. Participants who register for the race/walk by June 25 will receive a discount. The pre-registration rate is $20 per entry and includes a commemorative T-shirt, or $15 with no T-shirt. For more information or to register, visit www.chambersburg.org/events or call 717-264-7101.
Students tour Heritage Center Over 850 students from various school districts in Franklin County toured the Chambersburg Heritage Center in late April and throughout May. It was a busy time for the center’s volunteers, who led tours and answered questions. Volunteer Frances Humelsine leads a tour
The Heritage Center at 100 Lincoln Way East is a site on Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail and the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails, where visitors can experience local history beginning with the pre-settler frontier. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce opened the Heritage Center in July 2004. More than 3,100 people signed the guest book in 2011. Visitors learn about notable Franklin County residents, the town’s unique place in Civil War history and much more. There’s also an 8-foot, 250-pound statue of Ben Franklin that was carved in 1865 and stood atop the courthouse until 1991. It always attracts the attention of visitors, particularly the younger ones. Local postcards, books about local history, Chambersburg T-shirts and a DVD about the burning of Chambersburg in 1864 are among the items available in the gift shop. The Heritage Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays from May until midOctober. Hours are extended during special events such as IceFest, AppleFest and Old Market Day during ChambersFest. Group tours are available. For more information, call 717-264-7101.
CHAMBERSBURG HERITAGE CENTER Displaying the history of Franklin County
Featuring: exhibit areas on the Civil War, architecture, transportation and frontier life; children’s activity room; walking and driving tours.
Don’t forget to visit the gift shop! A great place to find unique gifts for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more!
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm year-round; Sat 10am-3pm May-Oct. 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA
GREATER CHAMBERSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 15
Join us for the 11th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial ChambersFest 1-Mile Race/Walk on Saturday, July 12.
Race Schedule: 7AM
Registration at Chambersburg Memorial YMCA
570 E. McKinnley St., Chambersburg, PA
8AM Women’s and Girl’s Race/Walk 8:30AM Men’s and Boy’s Race/Walk 9:30AM Results Ceremony Races begin at Chambersburg Area Middle School and end at Chambersburg Area Senior High School.
Why We Run/Walk Tim E. Cook and Susan M. Cook were both 49 when they died on December 13, 2002 as a result of a car accident. Both were 1971 graduates of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Tim was a mathematics teacher at the high school for 28 years and was the coach of the girls’ cross country and track teams. Susan was an administrative assistant at Shippensburg University. Money raised from this race is contributed to the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund.
For More Info, Contact: Amy Fisher, 717-264-1701 ext 204
Special thanks to race sponsors: GREATER CHAMBERSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Participants may register and pay online or complete the form below. To register online, visit www.chambersburg.org/events.
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Pre-registration (encouraged to ensure T-shirt availability): $15 per entry without T-shirt, on or before June 25 $20 per entry with T-shirt, on or before June 25 Race-day registration: $18 per entry, no T-shirt $22 per entry with T-shirt (if available) T-shirt size (circle one): Youth L Adult Small Adult M Adult L Adult XL None
Please make check payable to Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
Please complete and return this form to the Chamber office: 100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201 Waiver: Upon acceptance of my entry, I the undersigned, assume all risks associated with running in this event & do hereby release & discharge the Chambersburg Road Runners Club, Chambersburg Area School District, Borough of Chambersburg, and the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce & all other race representatives from any and all claims for damage, demands & causes of action arising from or as a result of my participation in this race. Signature: ____________________________________ Date: ________________
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JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JUNE LUNCH AND LEARNS
The Chamber will host a Lunch and Learn informing businesses how to participate in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program on Thursday, June 5 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Chamber office. Lynn Rotz of Rotz and Stonesifer, PC, Mic Starr of Starr Insurance and Amy Hicks of United Way of Franklin County will discuss what the EITC program does for community pre-k programs, as well as how companies can participate.
Introduction to Government Contracting, co-sponsored by the Chamber and SBDC Shippensburg, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Chamber Board Room, pre-reg required: call 570-524-4491 5 Lunch and Learn - Educational Improvement Tax Credit: Info for Businesses 12-1:30 p.m., Chamber Board Room, lunch provided by Fuddruckers 13 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, fee to attend, limited space, pre-reg required
11 a.m. Registration, 12:30 p.m. Shotgun start, Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Rd.
14 2nd Saturdays: Concert in the Park + Outdoor Movie Screening
5-8 p.m. bands Long Shot Dixon and First Born Sons, 8:30 p.m. movie, Chambers Fort Park
16 Downtown Visioning Workshop
6:30-8:30 p.m., Chambersburg Area Senior High School’s Auxiliary Gym, 511 S. Sixth St.
17 June Chamber Mixer co-hosted by 1st Ed Credit Union, Boyer & Ritter CPAs, Global Data Consultants, M&T Bank, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Bank of America, Michael Starr Insurance, RE/MAX Realty Agency, Rotz & Stonesifer CPAs, State Farm Insurance - Kim Stouffer, Tardosky Agency, uFinancial - Seth Scott; 5-7 p.m., Kennebec Drive
25 Lunch and Learn - E-Marketing: Campaigns that Drive Action
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by Constant Contact, Chamber Board Room, lunch provided To register or view more details about these and more upcoming events, visit www.chambersburg.org/events.
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On Wednesday, June 25, join Constant Contact Philadelphia Regional Development Director Dave Yunghans as he reveals simple yet effective best practices for small businesses and nonprofits seeking to make an impact with e-newsletters. The free Lunch and Learn will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Chamber office. Register online at www.chambersburg.org/events.
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