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Chairman’s message Chamber board and staff Staff updates at the Chamber First Responders Appreciation Day October Chamber Mixer Business Breakfast on Dec. 7 Twenty begin LFC journey LFC Youth hit the ground running Travel to Italy or Bermuda Enjoy the flavors of fall at Applefest Trick or Treat on Main Participate in annual Christmas Parade Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 Change of Commands at Letterkenny Johnnie’s and ULTA recognized October Lunch & Learns Around town with the Chamber Member spotlights Welcome new members Milestone anniversaries Members in the news Giving back October calendar of events

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Throughout the day on November 25 enjoy giveaways, great holiday shopping deals and more with a celebration in downtown Chambersburg.


FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY Join the 11/30 Network in thanking our local police, fire and EMS workers. Details on page 3. Visit for details about these events and more. October events are listed on the back of the newsletter.


Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 26 The Franklin County chambers of commerce will co-host a legislative breakfast featuring our elected state officials discussing important issues affecting the business climate in south central Pennsylvania. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 26 from 7 to 9 a.m. at The Orchards. Participating legislators include: Senator Richard Alloway, II, Senator John Eichelberger, Representative Adam Harris, Representative Rob Kauffman, Representative Paul Schemel and Representative Jesse Topper. Moderating the panel will be Gene Barr, CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.


Grand Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Table Sponsors - The Beistle Company, F&M Trust, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. Patron Sponsors - Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service, Providence Place, Strickler Insurance Agency

General registration is $20 for members or $25 for nonmembers. Register online at Limited sponsorships are still available. For more information or to secure your sponsorship, contact Amy Weibley at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 204.

October workshop on Servant Leadership Dale Carnegie Training in partnership with the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Franklin County Advanced program invites you to a Servant Leadership Workshop on Tuesday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Red Lion Inn & Suites, 1123 Lincoln Way E. John R. Rodgers, Dale Carnegie franchise owner, will lead the session.




During the workshop, participants will learn the five levels of servant leaders, how servant leaders commit to developing their staffs, the four competencies of servant leaders, the power of changing “me” to “we” and more. Registration is $79 per person. Register on the Chamber website at or call 717-264-7101. John R. Rodgers

Chamber seeks Business Person of the Year The Chamber is actively seeking nominations for the 2017 Business Person of the Year. The recipient will be named at the Annual Business Breakfast on Thursday, December 7 at Wilson College. If you know someone who has proven professional leadership, displays excellence in the field, has driven business growth and is active in the community, consider nominating them for the 2017 Business Person of the Year. For more information about the criteria or to nominate someone, contact Amy Weibley for the nomination form at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 204. Nominations must be received no later than noon on Monday, November 7. View a list of previous winners and read more about the breakfast on page 3.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Troy Garman, RE/MAX Realty Agency Chair Eric Foreman, Patriot Federal Credit Union Immediate Past Chair, CADC Vice President Kim Crider, Take Shape for Life - Chair-elect Jim Zimmerman, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. - Treasurer Sherri H. Stahl, Summit Health - Secretary Michael Doncheski, Penn State Mont Alto Foundation President Blake Truman, VerStandig Broadcasting Brian Speer, Wilson College Rod Hocker, Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service Carlos Perez, CPA Wireless Boost Mobile Melanie Furlong, SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice Alice Hawbaker, LCSi Lehman Construction Services, Inc. Luke Martin, Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., LLC Mark Story, Franklin County Library System Chris Patterson Jeff Truhan, The Shook Home Mark Durniak, Fuddruckers Brad Evans, Bartlett Tree Expert Company Angela Lynch, Chambersburg Area School District Foundation Michael J. Connor, Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC

CHAMBER STAFF David G. Sciamanna - Vice President & Executive Director of CADC [email protected] Amy Weibley - Communications & Strategic Initiatives Director [email protected] Maryliz Toohig - Financial Director [email protected] Robin Harmon - Executive Director of the Chamber Foundation [email protected] Scott Fish - Interim Director of Downtown Chambersburg Inc. [email protected] Angie Schaeffer - Exec. Assistant/Office Manager [email protected] Lark Plessinger - Marketing Manager [email protected] Stacy Guyer - Accounting Assistant, [email protected] Sue Black - Customer Service Specialist [email protected] Laiton Suders - Administrative Assistant/ Customer Service Representative [email protected]


Plan ahead for the holidays and benefit Fall is here and summer vacation is over. I just got my kids back to school and started to settle in for the football season, then I walk into a store and – BAM! – I’m hit with Christmas decorations. It’s not even Halloween yet and we’re already seeing displays and promotions for the holiday season. Ready or not, Christmas and New Year’s will be here before we know it, and it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Before you start your holiday planning in earnest, I encourage you to take some time to think about how you can support other Chamber members in the process or perhaps how your business might benefit from Chamber programs during the season. The Chamber Card, sponsored by Penn National Insurance, offers an excellent opportunity for you to receive exactly the services and products you need from other Chamber members and to receive a discount. More than 500 Chamber members participate in the buy local program and the Chamber continues to work to expand participation. Just a quick glance down the member offers listed on our website should give you plenty of ideas about where you can obtain what you need right here in the community. If you are entertaining at home or planning the office holiday party, Chamber Card participants offer discounts on everything from catering to flowers. If you need to get your home in tip-top shape before guests arrive, you can find discounts on cleaning and decorating services. If you will be traveling, be sure to check out discounts on vehicle maintenance and tires before you go. And there are, of course, plenty of retailers that offer spectacular Chamber Card deals so you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Another buy local initiative promoting members is the Chamber Dollars program. If you struggle every year to figure out what to give your employees, your child’s teacher or other people that you want to recognize, Chamber Dollars are a wonderful gift idea. Chamber Dollars work like gift certificates that can be used at any of the 60 participating local businesses. The recipients of Chamber Dollars have the flexibility to spend them as they wish in a wide range of businesses, all while supporting fellow Chamber members. If your business plans to offer holiday specials or to host a holiday event that is open to the public, the Chamber events calendar, newsletter or e-blast is the perfect place to promote your plans. You also may find discounts on advertising and promotional materials through a Chamber Card participant. Finally, don’t forget to look at ways that your business could benefit from participating in the Chamber Card program, the Chamber Dollars program, advertising on the Chamber website or making use of other services offered by the Chamber. Members supporting members is the best possible way for us to keep our community and our Chamber strong! Troy Garman Realtor, RE/MAX Realty Agency Board Chair, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce


CHAMBER MIXER Eat, Drink and Network alongside the entire 2018 Hyundai lineup!

Staff updates at the Chamber

October Chamber Mixer

Doug Harmon began a new job at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau in September. Doug joined the Chamber staff as membership director in 2006. During his tenure, he spearheaded a number of projects - always with the best interests of businesses in mind - to provide more services and benefits to members. He launched a referral networking Doug & his wife, Shannon, at Sip & Savor group, expanded the Chamber Ambassadors program, coordinated business expos, led a successful membership drive in 2012, planned more than 130 mixers and much more. Thank you, Doug, for your time serving area businesses, and we wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors.

Join us for a Tailgate Party at the October Chamber Mixer hosted by Hamilton Hyundai, 2024 Lincoln Way E., on Thursday, October 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come dressed in your favorite team’s jersey and get ready to eat, Hamilton Hyundai drink and network alongside the entire 2018 Hyundai lineup. Food 2024 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17202 will be provided by CM Pig Out with refreshments from 717-264-5105 In & Out Beverage and Jan Zell Wines & Ciders. The Chambersburg Area Senior High School Pep Band willDOOR be PRIZES, thereGIVEAWAYS, providing entertainment FOOD & DRINK so you’ll feel like you really are tailgating before a football game! To register for the mixer, call the Chamber at 717-264-7101 or visit


The Chamber is pleased to welcome Laiton Suders to the team as administrative assistant/customer service representative. Laiton graduated in May 2017 from Geneva College with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in business. She played Varsity Soccer for Geneva and was involved in student government. She interned with the Chamber during the Laiton Suders summer of 2016 assisting with events and communications projects. A Chambersburg native, Laiton is an alumna of Cumberland Valley Christian School. In her spare time she likes reading and traveling, she’s a huge Pittsburgh Penguin fan and her lucky number is nine.

First Responders Appreciation Day On Friday, December 8, the 11/30 Network will give back to perhaps the most deserving citizens in the county - first responders. Volunteers will deliver care packages to the county’s fire, police and EMS departments to thank them for their service during the 3rd Annual Franklin County First Responders Appreciation Day. The Network is currently seeking donations for first responders. If you or your business, organization or community group is interested in donating food platters (i.e. donuts, bagels, cookies, subs, etc.), gift cards or monetary funds to purchase care package items, please contact Amy Weibley at 717-264-7101 ext. 204 or [email protected] Volunteers are also needed to help collect donations prior to the event as well as deliver care packages on the day of. To volunteer, contact Sara Ziegler at [email protected]


Entertainment provided by CASHS Pep Band CM Pig Out: Pulled Pork Slider sandwiches, Chicken Kabobs and more In and Out Beverage: Beer Jan Zell Wines and Ciders: Wine Soda, Water

RSVP at [email protected] or call 717-264-7101

Interested in hosting a mixer? Select months in 2018 are available! Contact the Chamber at 717-264-7101.

Business Breakfast on Dec. 7 Please join the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Business Breakfast on Thursday, December 7 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Wilson College’s Laird Hall. The breakfast will feature a keynote presentation from a guest speaker along with highlights of the Chamber’s accomplishments from the past year. The 2017 Business Person of the Year will also be recognized (see page 1). Cost is $20 for members or $25 for non-members. Register online at or call the Chamber at 717-264-7101. Sponsorships are available, including premier sponsorships for $750, table sponsorships for $300 and patron sponsorships for $75. To secure your sponsorship, contact Amy Weibley at 717-264-7101 ext. 204 or [email protected]

Business Person of the Year Since 1987, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce has named a Business Person of the Year. Past recipients include: 1987 John L. Grove 2002 William “Bill” Snell 1988 Robert G. Zullinger 2003 L. Michael Ross 1989 Will G. Pananes 2004 J. Christian Snavely 1990 Charles M. Sioberg 2005 Pat O’Donnell 1991 John L. Mills 2006 Peggy Bosma 1992 E. Lewis Leaman 2007 Michael “Mic” Starr 1993 Paul E. Lehman 2008 Dennis E. Black 1994 Charles Q. Smith 2009 Michael G. Hull 1995 Allan E. “Skip” Jennings Jr. 2010 Lynn Rotz 1996 John D. Helman 2011 Edwin D. Martin 1997 Norman B. Epstein 2012 Ann Wagner 1998 Michael L. Hurt 2013 Joanne Cochran 1999 Sam Small 2014 Jacob Kaufman 2000 Harold L. Brake 2015 Tom Beddard 2001 John Massimilla 2016 Tanya Nitterhouse To nominate someone for the 2017, contact Amy Weibley at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 204.


CHAMBER MIXER Eat, Drink and Network alongside the entire 2018 Hyundai lineup!



Hamilton Hyundai 2024 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17202 717-264-5105

DOOR PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS, FOOD & DRINK Entertainment provided by CASHS Pep Band CM Pig Out: Pulled Pork Slider sandwiches, Chicken Kabobs and more In and Out Beverage: Beer Jan Zell Wines and Ciders: Wine Soda, Water

RSVP at [email protected] or call 717-264-7101

Franklin County Foundation A REGIONAL FOUNDATION

30 Years, $1,000,000+ Since 1987, the Franklin County Foundation (FCF) has granted more than $1,000,000 to Franklin County nonprofit organizations and students accessing higher education. Help us increase the funds impacting Franklin County by making a tax-deductible gift to the FCF Community Fund and you’ll improve your community for good, forever.

Give Where you Live. Join us on October 26, 2017 at Penn National Golf Club & Inn for our 2017 Grant Reception & 30th Anniversary Celebration. For more information or to register, visit



Twenty begin LFC journey Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community began the 2017-2018 class with the weekend retreat at Mill Road Adventures (formerly Manito, Inc.) in September. The 20 members of the class started with a Friday evening of icebreaker and LFC students teambuild during an activity team building activities led by Randy Wilson of REEL PD and Mark Keck of Mill Road Adventures. On Saturday morning, the students were split into teams and listened to community service project proposals from 11 nonprofit organizations. With tips from Michelle D’Antonio of Montessori Academy of Chambersburg, each team selected their service project for the year. The project teams are provided mentors who were introduced by Laura Stover of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company. Mentors Bill Coy of Orrstown Bank, Jason Crider of Orrstown Bank, Penny Koser of F&M Trust, Heather McEndree of the Cumberland Valley School of Music, Angela Quigley of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company and Amy Weibley of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce provide assistance to each team as they navigate through their project over the next nine months. The project teams will be working with Shalom Christian Academy on a program to promote reading skills, the Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg & Shippensburg on the Paint the Town Blue awareness week, the LFC Alumni Committee building a website for the organization, the Antietam Humane Society assessing and providing recommendations for prices and policies for their new Adoption Center and the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation to expand awareness of the organization’s services. The weekend concluded with more team building exercises and a chance to climb the Manito tower. The class of 2018 consists of: Adam Donius of Chick-fil-A of Chambersburg; Andy Everetts of M&T Bank; Amanda Fishel of Patriot Federal Credit Union; Jeryl Hoover of Shalom Christian Academy; Ryan Howell of CenturyLink; Jamie Keller of Shalom Christian Academy; Luanne Kyle of Members 1st Federal Credit Union; Laura Meyers of Patriot Federal Credit Union; Leslie Miller of Menno Haven; Nicole Nicholson of Franklin County Head Start; Shawn Robbins of Sears Holding Company; Mandy Rhodes of 1st Ed Credit Union; Gary Snyder of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company; Nathaniel Spang of Walker, Connor and Spang; Sarah Stansfield of F&M Trust; Lukas Stouffer of Patriot Federal Credit Union; Jennifer Wenzel of Franklin County Government; Stephanie Wilson of Symbiotic Marketing; Courtney Wolfe of Wilson College and Cheryl Young of the Small Business Development Center Shippensburg University. LFC Community is sponsored by CenturyLink Business.

LFC Youth hit the ground running Leadership Franklin County Youth (LFCY) have had a busy back to school season with two sessions already completed. On August 29, the students met at Mill Road Adventures, formerly Manito Inc., LFCY students work together for teambuilding to participate in team building exercises with Mark Keck, president and CEO. They also heard from Jay Eurie of South Central Community Action Programs about potential community service projects they can complete as part of the LFCY program. On September 12, the students reconvened at Wilson College for a session led by Maria Banks of the Chambersburg Area School District beginning with an overview of leadership principles to be explored during the upcoming sessions. Banks introduced the five leadership practices outlined in their textbooks by James Kouzes and Barry Posner: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart. Following the introduction of leadership principles, Banks led the students through diversity exercises designed to help the students better understand themselves and other people. They discussed the similarities and differences they have with others. Activities such as the privilege walk helped students explore the impact on their lives of factors they can’t control. The students talked about how they can use this knowledge to demonstrate leadership. LFCY students are able to participate in the program for free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Wilson College.


Travel to Italy or Bermuda in 2018 The Chamber works with its member travel agents to coordinate trips that provide you with no hassle and quality, local customer service. Current trip destinations scheduled include: • Bermuda, June 30-July 5: Picture yourself relaxing and soaking up the sun’s rays on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas® on its journey to Bermuda. Starting at $948 per person. For more details or to book, contact Cruise Planners at 717-477-0111. • Italy, November 6-15: Live la dolce vita on this Italian cultural adventure exploring Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice and more. Cost is $3,999 per person. For more information or to book your trip, contact Kay’s World Class Travel at 717-360-1593. All trip rates are based on double occupancy. Other inclusions apply based on destination. Spaces are limited. The Chamber Travel Club is an opportunity for local residents to enjoy unique group travel experiences with their neighbors to magnificent destinations. Contact Lark Plessinger at 717-264-7101 ext. 206 or [email protected] to learn more.


Participate in the 48th Annual Christmas Parade


AppleFest to hit Main Street AppleFest will be held on the main streets of downtown Chambersburg on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular street festival, organized by the Downtown Business Council (DBC), is held on the third Saturday of October each year and celebrates one of the region’s best crops - think apple pie, apple butter and apple dumplings. The free event features food and craft vendors, two live music stages, a kids’ activity area including a bounce house, the North Square Farmers Market and much more for all ages. For more information, visit or call the DBC at 717-261-0072. You can also visit the event Facebook page at Mark your calendars and plan on coming to downtown Chambersburg on October 21!

Trick or Treat on Main Bring your little ghouls, goblins and princesses downtown for trickor-treating at your favorite local businesses during the annual Trick or Treat on Main event. On Saturday, October 28 from noon to 2 p.m. participating businesses will hand out candy to children in costumes that are accompanied by an adult.

Spread that holiday cheer by entering a float in the downtown Chambersburg Christmas Parade. This year’s parade will be Saturday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. The annual Christmas parade, organized by the Downtown Business Council and sponsored by F&M Trust, is Santa’s first visit to Chambersburg for the season! Businesses and organizations are invited to enter a float in the parade. Entries must follow parade guidelines and rules, which can be found online at Entry forms are due by November 7. For more information and an entry form, visit the website or call 717-261-0072.

Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 When you think of Thanksgiving, what comes to mind? Turkey, stuffing, spending time with family, football and Black Friday are probably some of the things you look forward to. But what about Small Business Saturday? When you decide to start shopping for holiday gifts, consider supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday! On Saturday, November 25, you’ll find great gift items and enjoy delicious meals at locally-owned businesses. Downtown Chambersburg Inc. will coordinate specials and celebrating our local businesses for Small Business Saturday, sponsored by the Downtown Business Council. Activities planned include giveaways, great shopping deals and more. Stay tuned for more details about the fun to come on November 25! Check the downtown website for updates:

After trick-or-treating, a costume contest will be held in the Courthouse Plaza at 2 p.m. Prizes will be given for best costumes for two age groups, age 7-13 and 6 and under. Trick-or-Treat on Main is coordinated by the Downtown Business Council. For more information, visit their Facebook page at or call 717-2610072.



Change of Commands at Letterkenny Johnnie’s and ULTA recognized Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) and Letterkenny Munitions Center (LEMC) honored outgoing commanders and welcomed the incoming commanders during Change of Command ceremonies this summer. LEMC welcomed a new commanding Col. Ledbetter receives LEAD officer Lt. Col. Jeffrey J. Ignatowski colors at the Change of Command during a ceremony in June. Lt. Col. Trenton J. Conner relinquished command of LEMC after two years. During Conner’s command, LEMC completed construction of the $38 million Ammonium Perchlorate Rocket Motor Disposal facility. This new, one-of-a-kind facility supports demilitarization of AP Based Composite Rocket Motors and the chamber facilitates an environmentally friendly means to dispose of AP based rocket motors. In March 2016 LEMC was designated the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Army Tactical Missile System, Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System and Low Cost Reduced Range Practice Rockets by the Secretary of the Army. For his next assignment, Conner was selected to attend the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks. Prior to his new assignment, Ignatowski spent two years in the 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) as the command’s Support Operation Officer, supporting operations in the Middle East and Africa. Ignatowski is a native of Franklin, Wis. He was commissioned through Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduation from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Quality and Performance Engineering Management in May 2000. Col. Stephen Ledbetter succeeded Col. Deacon Maddox as commander of LEAD in an outdoor ceremony in August. Under Maddox’s leadership for the past two years, LEAD began construction of a Military Construction Army project for a 45,040 sq. ft, $15 million addition to Building 350 that will house metal treatment and surface preparations, was recognized with its 10th Shingo Medallion for manufacturing excellence, and made vast improvements in the industrial facilities, safety trends and environmental practices. The depot, which is the second-largest employer in Franklin County, services air defense and anti-tank missile systems, along with a variety of specialized military vehicles, generators and modular systems for housing and support of troops in combat zones. Ledbetter, a native of Hendersonville, Tenn., received his commission into the Army Transportation Corps through the University of Tennessee in December 1993 where he received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. “Letterkenny Army Depot has deep roots in the Cumberland Valley and has a proud history of building first-class combat power for the Army,” Ledbetter said at the ceremony. “I am extremely humbled and honored to be joining the men and women on the Letterkenny team as we continue to build readiness for the Army and our joint partners.” The Chamber welcomes both incoming commanders to the area and looks forward to working closley with them to continue a strong presence of Letterkenny in the community.

Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) held its 31st Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner on September 7 at Green Grove Gardens. The event celebrated businesses in Franklin County while honoring employers who make this area a great place to live, work and raise a family. More than 400 people were in attendance. The evening included a presenation of awards by FCADC. Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service, Inc. and ULTA Beauty distribution center were both honored at the event. With 40 employees and multiple locations, familyowned Johnnie’s Inc. was named Small Business of the Year. The Johnnie’s staff accepts award from FCADC representatives business supplies restaurants with bulk supplies, and has a pair of cash-and-carry sites for walk-in customers. Its support of civic and nonprofit organizations includes the Franklin County Career and Technology Center, Rotary Club of Chambersburg and Occupational Services Inc. The average tenure of its employees is 24 years. The ULTA Beauty distribution center in Chambersburg was awarded the 2017 Large Business of the Year. Six hundred employees there support ULTA’s 1,000 retail stores, each of which sells cosmetics, hair-care products and fragrances. The distribution center ships 100 million units per year to retail stores. Bill Boltz, the distribution center’s director, recognized the center’s team members for their charitable giving and service to the community. James “Jim” Junkin was also honored at the breakfast, receiving the Zane A. Miller Award which recognizes lifetime contributions in business, civic commitment and volunteerism. Junkin has been active in family farming since 1997. The nomination recognized his cropand livestock-management techniques, as well as his advocacy for continuing education.

October Lunch & Learns Two free Lunch & Learns will be offered this month. The first will be Coaching for Transformational Leadership presented by Scott Schoenberger of Schoenberger & Associates on Thursday, October 12. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Fuddruckers. Seating is limited. The second Lunch & Learn, on Tuesday, October 24, will be hosted by Dennis Marsh from the Department of Labor & Industry to discuss the PA New Hire Reporting program. Timely, accurate and complete reporting of new hire records is key to a successful child support enforcement program. Join us for more information and lunch courtesy of Chick-fil-A. Space is limited so sign up today! Lunch & Learns are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber office, 100 Lincoln Way E. Register at



OSI 60th Anniversary Mixer Occupational Services Inc. (OSI) hosted the July Chamber Mixer in celebration of their 60th anniversary. Guests enjoyed a great night networking with fellow Chamber members while touring their facility and eating delicious barbecue.

The ribbon is cut at NestFresh

NestFresh ribbon cutting

Staff at OSI recognize community participation at the July Chamber Mixer

Corning Credit Union hosts mixer

Welcome NestFresh to the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce! William Houser, plant manager, cut the ribbon in July surrounded by many well wishers including friends, staff and community leaders. Offering 100 percent cage free eggs, NestFresh is located at 147 Industrial Dr. in Chambersburg. Downtown celebrates the opening of a new toy store with a ribbon cutting

Corning Credit Union hosted an end of summer mixer in August. The well-attended networking event offered delicious food, refreshments, giveaways, games and more as Chamber members gathered to celebrate the end of summer.

Toy Box opens downtown

Members network at the mixer hosted by Corning Credit Union

Toy Box Gifts & Wonder celebrated a ribbon cutting with customers, friends and community leaders in downtown Chambersburg. They are a boutique book and toy store located at 42 S. Main St. specializing in a wide range of STREAM products and more - including an animatronic dinosaur! Learn more at

R.E.M. celebrates membership Welcome R.E.M. Staffing Agency to the Chambersburg Chamber! Many well-wishers gathered at their business at 456 Gateway Ave. to welcome them to the Chamber and their Chambersburg location during a ribbon cutting ceremony. R.E.M. is a M.B.E. Certified Company helping local employers find the talent they need. They also help find candidates new careers.

After renovations, owners and staff of The Local Car Wash Co. celebrate

Renovations at The Local Car Wash

R.E.M. Staffing cuts the ribbon at their Chambersburg location

The Local Carwash Co. just celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting after its extensive renovation. The business has been located at 331 W. Loudon St. in Chambersburg since 1974. The new and improved car wash has several unlimited wash packages as well as free vacuums with the purchase of every wash. They also provide the free use of towels and spray to tidy up your vehicle.




Craig Victorian Bed & Breakfast 756 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201 │ 717-263-3371 │ [email protected]

Craig Victorian was built in 1880 by John Craig who was a successful farmer and operated a lumber business. It remained in the family for three generations until 1978. For the last 20 years, it has been operating as a bed and breakfast. The mansion has a total of 22 rooms and 12.5 baths. Eight rooms are large comfortable guestrooms each with a private bath. The Inn features three large common rooms with fireplaces, Victorian décor and antiques, air conditioning, cable TV, DVD players, high speed wireless internet and a full breakfast. There is a garden view brick patio with umbrellas and shaded tables as well as a large wrap around porch to relax on. We offer extended stay rates and are perfect for a getaway whether you are near or far.

Meadows Frozen Custard of Chambersburg 1643 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201 │ 717-264-5591 │ [email protected]

Chambersburg Meadows was started by Anthony Nori in 2006, and he operates it today. We offer frozen custard, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, gelato, frozen cakes, milkshakes, arctic swirls, sundaes and many other items. We are open year round from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and have a parlor that seats 24 people, plus a drive-thru window. Chambersburg Meadows is heavily involved in the community and strives to be the main custard stand in the community. Please come out and visit us!

NestFresh Eggs 147 Industrial Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-261-1818 │ [email protected]

NestFresh Eggs produces humane, sustainable eggs from family farms across the country. Our goal is to provide people with an alternative to regular eggs. In addition to our original 100 percent cage free eggs, we have expanded our products to include free range organic, non-GMO and pasture raised eggs. Our eggs are available in shell, liquid and hard cooked varieties. We are proud to work with family farmers across the country who care for the land and animals that make up their farms. Our Chambersburg plant processes and packs a wide range of hard cooked egg products including peeled ready-to-eat eggs, deviled egg kits, many flavors of pickled egg and more items for foodservice, manufacturing and retail.

Norland Avenue Pharmacy 12 St. Paul Drive, Ste 105, Chambersburg, PA 17201 │ 717-217-6790 │ [email protected]

Norland Avenue Pharmacy opened in the Summit Health Center in February of 2001 by owner and pharmacist Wayne Myers. The pharmacy was founded on three core values: God-centered, family-oriented and integrity always. The pharmacy employs a staff of health care experts who glorify God by educating our community about solutions that will improve quality of life. Those solutions include traditional medications, vitamins and supplements, vaccinations, essential oils, consultations, a gift shop and compounded custom medications. The state-of-the-art compounding lab at Norland Avenue Pharmacy is the only local lab that is PCAB accredited. This accreditation means that the lab has been tested against an extremely challenging set of national standards and has met or exceeded all of them; uses only pure chemicals from FDA registered facilities; meets strict continuous training guidelines to maintain their employees’ skills while using a variety of advanced compounding equipment; and has an extensive quality assurance program and policies and procedures in place. PCAB Accreditation confirms Norland’s commitment to providing safe, personalized solutions that meet the special needs of their patients and demonstrates their dedication to being the best in their profession. Stop in or give them a call to see how they can help improve your health.

Toy Box Gifts & Wonder 42 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 │ 717-446-0800 │ [email protected]

The vision of a toy store came early for Kristen; as a child, walking into a toy store, she was filled with wonder and dreamed of having her own someday. Her husband encouraged this lifelong dream, and they began searching for the perfect opportunity to bring her dream to life. Seeing a need for more educational and STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts and Math) based toys for today’s kids, Kristen and Tony Laidig decided to open that toy store in the heart of Chambersburg. The store is filled wall to wall with books and toys, including puzzles, science kits, and building toys to engage the imaginations of children and adults alike. It’s more convenient than ever for parents to give their child the gift of fun while learning. A visit to Toy Box Gifts & Wonder isn’t complete without snapping a photo with the resident life-sized dinosaur-on-staff, Phil! This dream-turned-destination is guaranteed to have you and your kids enjoying playtime together in no time.




Employment Services


Rachel Bowers 456 Gateway Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 491-8401 [email protected]

65 Years Chambersburg Hospital Valley Agency Company

R.E.M. Staffing

Atlas Copco Secoroc, LLC

Employment Services

Nonprofit Organizations & Associations

Kristi Owens 1123 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17201-3034 (717) 263-9191 [email protected]

Keith Mackling 13278 Lincoln Way West Ft. Loudon, PA 17224 (717) 369-1019 [email protected]

Chambersburg Hispanic American Center (CHAC)

Red Lion Inn & Suites of Chambersburg


Ryan A. Stouffer, CPA, PC

Diana Martes 252 South Main Street Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 262-2480 [email protected]

Ryan Stouffer 375 Floral Avenue, Suite 105 Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 552-2699 [email protected]

Electrical Services

Photography & Photography Supplies

DeRock Electric Company Chris Weber 401 East Louther Street Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 258-4346 [email protected]

Scenic Landscapes, Domestic and International Terrence James 3600 Scotland Road Chambersburg, PA 17202 (585) 590-9630 [email protected]



Elena Maenner 1695 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 496-8485 [email protected]

Jason Marren 1800 Dual Highway, Suite 302 Hagerstown, MD 21740 (301) 714-2102 [email protected]

Grocery Outlet

Transamerica Agency Network

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Inc. magazine ranked Mid-Atlantic ProTel No. 2271 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastestgrowing independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Yelp, Zillow and many other wellknown names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. ProTel has been in business for 21 years and currently averages more than 220 employees with 29 stores across Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Todd Newpher recently joined Orrstown Bank as a mortgage originator in their digital services unit. Over the past two years the bank has expanded its digital delivery capabilities and offers a wide array of banking products through web and mobile platforms. The digital services unit is responsible for delivery of residential mortgages, consumer loans and consumer deposit products. The Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg is celebrating its 90th Anniversary and 2017-2018 season with triple the amount of high quality entertainment, a new logo, festival, paranormal investigations and more. Upcoming shows include Pinkalicious, Party Pink with Pink & Peter, Frankenstein and William Stillman. Special ticket discounts are available for seniors, veterans, first responders and students. Group discounts are also available. Contact the box office at 717-263-0202 or visit WHAG-TV has expanded its geographic coverage to increase distribution of local news through Nexstar Media Group, Inc. The station now identifies itself as WDVM-TV, call letters designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and reflective of the expanded service to West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. The station will continue its tradition of bringing Four State viewers locally-produced news, lifestyle, sports, weather and community programming. Richards Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine & Podiatry welcomed Dr. Robert Holzshu, D.O. to their independent orthopedic practice. Dr. Holzshu is board certified in the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic life Support. He will see patients for muscular skeletal issues, osteoporosis, sports related injuries, joint pain and sports physicals. The 23rd Annual Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference, “Living Life to Its Fullest,” will be held October 21 at the Penn State Mont Alto Campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature a healthy Penn State morning break and lunch, giveaways, door prizes, workshops, occupational therapy offerings and plenty of networking. The cost for individuals is $40, students $15 and health care practitioners $75. For more information contact Alice Royer at 717-749-6234 or email [email protected] Totem Pole Playhouse will feature, from December 8 to 17, “A Chistmas Carol” at Gettysburg’s Majestic Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or call the box office at 888-805-7056.

Boyer & Ritter LLC’s commitment to providing unmatched client service has earned the firm a spot among the nation’s top 300 largest firms ranked by annual revenue according to Inside Public Accounting. Based on annual revenue, Boyer & Ritter ranked 234 nationally, and eighth in Pennsylvania out of the 10 firms making the list. The firm also recently welcomed seven new associates to the team: Samantha Schaffer, Jada E. Handiboe, Charles Evans, David A. Bourne, Tanner J. Dixon, Jessica Byra and Bryan Kutz. Chambersburg Hospital received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the most up-todate, evidence based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Find more information at The Franklin County Historical Society will present a murder mystery, “Murder at the Boarding House,” on October 13-14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Old Jail, 175 E. King Street. You will be led through the building in groups, meet suspects and interview them to see if you can figure out whodunit! Tickets are $10 for adults or $4 for kids 6 to 12 years old. Order your tickets in advance by emailing [email protected] or call 717-264-1667. The Borough of Chambersburg is among a select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. The Borough is recognized at the Gold level of certification for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria to define a sustainable community. Details can be found at Gina Long and Barb Selman of Summit Health recently became credentialed as Certified Patient Experience Professionals (CPXP). The certification, awarded by Patient Experience Institute, signifies a commitment to the profession and knowledge in the expanding field of patient experience. The CPXP certification is an international designation intended for health care professionals or others with a commitment and interest in the patient experience movement. Wilson College will join the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) in 2018-19, a move that will enhance the student-athlete experience by aligning Wilson with other small, private colleges and providing more balanced competition. Wilson’s athletics program, which has been a member of the NCAA since 1996, has grown to include 10 sports, including five women’s teams and five men’s. The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University will feature Terry Factor, “The Spinners & Little Anthony and the Imperials,” “Heart by Heart,” Josh Turner, Rita Rudner and ballroom dance lessons in October. Tickets can be purchased atthe Luhrs Center box office, 717-477-7469 or at


Protection4Paws is hosting a Golf Tournament at Caledonia Golf Club on Friday, October 6. The 501(c)3 organization is dedicated to raising money to supply Police K9s with the items needed to protect them while they protect us. The tournament will be a two person scramble with each player only using three clubs. The cost is $70 per player. The event is sponsored by Senator Rich Alloway. Contact Kaleigh Lowe for more information at 717-372-4143. Summit Health this month will offer a drive-through flu-shot clinic on Saturday, October 14 at 12 St. Paul Dr. Adults and children ages 6 months and older will be able to ride into the parking lot to get a flu shot. Flu season typically starts in October and lasts through March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most insurance plans cover the cost of the flu shot. There will be a cost for self-pay patients. Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC has been named one of the top 250 private companies in Central Pennsylvania for 2017. Out of 250 companies annually ranked by the Central Penn Business Journal, SEK&Co landed at #116, up nine spots from the 2016 ranking. The ranking of privately held companies in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties is based on annual sales revenue. In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guide released in September, Wilson College is ranked fifth in the “best value” category among regional colleges in the North, and is rated 11th overall in the same classification. Wilson also was named a “best college for veterans,” ranking sixth in its classification. In addition, Wilson has been named one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for its “commitment and proven achievement” in four areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. The Franklin County Historical Society will host “Court on the Conococheague with the Kittatinny Associators” on Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Jail on 175 E. King St. Participate in an 18th century court trial by serving on the jury and decide the fate of the accused. Trials will be held in the East Courtyard. For more information on this free event and others, visit or call 717-264-1667. Summit Health and Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, have signed a new contract that provides in-network access for Humana Medicare members at Summit Health facilities and providers in south central Pennsylvania. Specifically, the new contract includes access to Summit Health’s two hospitals – Chambersburg Hospital and Waynesboro Hospital - and all its physician practices. Do something good? Have news to share? Submit an item for Giving Back and Members in the News! Email your press release or a one paragraph write-up to Lark Plessinger at [email protected]

GIVING BACK Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc. recently teamed with the Franklin County Library System’s Grove Family Library to present its summer reading program. Chambersburg native, Brian L. Kuhns, senior associate and senior project architect with the firm, shared his career experience with the program’s young participants, ranging in age from six to eight. This year’s theme, Building a Better World, challenges children to picture a building design in their minds then build their vision with blocks. The 11/30 Network young professionals group hosted a Community Mini-Golf Tournament in August with more than 50 people in attendance to raise money for local nonprofit, Over the Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center. Proceeds from the event totaled $423, all of which was donated to the organization. Over the Rainbow provides a safe, child-friendly place for children and their families to receive services that help to restore hope and provide healing from child abuse. Learn more at www. The Franklin County Library System is leading a $5.5 million renovation and expansion of the historic Coyle Free Library located in the heart of downtown Chambersburg. A $15,000 gift from Wilson College will help push Chambersburg’s Coyle Free Library toward its $2.5 million community fundraising goal. The gift from Wilson will be used to fund renovations to space in the 1911 Coyle building that will house the office of Franklin County Library System Executive Director Bernice Crouse. DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger P.C. also recently donated a $10,000 gift toward the project. The renovation project will restore the exterior and other historic parts of the original building, as well as construct an addition to create new, flexible space to support the facility’s future needs. For more information on the project, or to donate, visit: or contact the library system office at 717-709-0282. Orrstown Bank contributed $3,000 to the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation’s Innovative Technology Grant Program this year. The money will be used to fund innovative technology projects created by local teachers to allow implementation in the classroom.


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Oktoberfest and Duck Derby Noon-5 p.m., Downtown Chambersburg, details and tickets at

12 Lunch & Learn: Transformational Leadership, presented by Schoenberger & Associates

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11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E., lunch provided by Fuddruckers

17 Servant Leadership Workshop, presented by Dale Carnegie Training 9 a.m.-Noon, Red Lion Inn & Suites, 1123 Lincoln Way E.

19 October Chamber Mixer 5-7 p.m., Hamilton Hyundai, 2024 Lincoln Way E.

21 11/30 Network: Ghost Stories at the Old Jail 9 p.m., Old Jail, 175 E. King St., cost is $4 for 11/30 Network members only,

24 Lunch & Learn: PA New Hire Reporting, presented by PA Dept. of Labor & Industry

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E., lunch provided by Chick-fil-A

26 Franklin County Legislative Breakfast, with Grand Sponsor JFC Staffing Companies 7-9 a.m., The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Dr., $20/members, $25/non-members To register for these events and more, visit

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