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Chairman’s message Chamber board and staff Last chance for Sip & Savor Masquerade Mask Workshops Chamber breakfast on Apr. 6 April Chamber Mixer Early Childhood Expo on Apr. 22 LFC Community talk health, history Youth witness leadership in action LFC mixer on Apr. 12 Contest helps high school students Reflections on Noel Purdy’s service Save the date! Summer events 22nd Annual Golf Tournament Host a Lunch & Learn Spring into History on Apr. 29 Regional multi-chamber mixer New dental, vision options for members Around town with the Chamber Member spotlights PA Chamber update Welcome new members Milestone anniversaries Member benefits: Promote special deals Members in the news Giving back National Small Business Week
SAVE THE DATE
CINCO DE MAYO MIXER 5-7:30 p.m. Conference Center at Shippensburg U. Network with 500+ people from throughout the Cumberland Valley region.
TRIP TO IRELAND Depart October 6, return October 13 Join the Chamber Travel Club for an adventure to southern Ireland! Visit www.chambersburg.org/events for details about these events and more. April events are listed on the back of the newsletter.
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Experience the largest one-day leadership event in the world: Leadercast Leadership Franklin County (LFC) will be a host site for Leadercast 2017: Powered by Purpose on Friday, May 5. Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations, Leadercast brings together some of the most recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other.
Join LFC and event sponsors Summit Health and Patriot Federal Credit Union on May 5 at Shippensburg University’s Tuscarora Room to hear from world-renowned leaders including Daniel Pink, Dr. Henry Cloud, Molly Fletcher and more. Doors open at 8 a.m. with a welcome at 8:45 a.m. to kick-off the sessions. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. with an afterevent mixer from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Registration is $119 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch; Registration deadline is April 28. Visit www.chambersburg.org/events for more information and to register. Contact Robin Harmon at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or [email protected]
Land of Enchantment: Ireland We are excited to host our first Chamber Travel Club trip to Ireland from October 6-13 this year! We’ll be traveling to one of the most visited, beautiful and talked about areas of the island as we explore the best of southern Ireland with Dream Vacations and CIE Tours. Your adventure to Ireland will include the perfect mix of guided tours and independent exploration as you visit Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway and more. Trip includes all transportation (including airfare), a professional tour guide, hotel accommodations, 11 meals, taxes, tours of sightseeing destinations and more for only $2,799 per person (based on double occupancy). For more information, contact Dream Vacations at 717-267-2180 or the Chamber at 717264-7101 ext. 206. Reservations are due by May 1; limited space available after May 1. Deposit of $250 per person is due at time of booking. Full payment is due by August 27. Learn more at a free information session led by Dream Vacations on Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m., both at the Chamber office, 100 Lincoln Way E. To register, visit www.chambersburg.org/events or call 717-264-7101.
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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, Chambersburg Wireless 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
Spring has sprung at the Chamber As the Chamber continues working to grow and strengthen each year, it is our goal to provide our members with the most valuable opportunities possible to get involved, network and grow their business. In order to do this, we adhere to short-term and long-term goals drafted and approved by our board of directors. These goals require us to elevate current efforts to better serve our members and the greater community. To serve the evolving needs of our business community, Chamber events are evaluated regularly based on value to the membership, connection to the Chamber’s mission and financial impact on our organization. As a result of this evaluation, the Sip & Savor dinner event was created to replace the annual Dinner Dance. Since it began in 2014, Sip & Savor has been a huge hit with our members – it’s one of my favorite Chamber events. The evening provides an elegant networking opportunity along with highlighting member chefs and wineries for their delectable creations during a four-course meal. This year, Sip & Savor will feature a masquerade theme and has moved to spring to better accommodate the schedules of our members. The event on Saturday, April 22 is sure to entertain with live and silent auctions, live music, raffles, networking and more. Reserve your seat by April 5 to support area businesses at this formal affair! Each spring, the Chamber also recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations in our community that go above and beyond to serve their clients and make Chambersburg a great place to work and live. These awards, presented at the Annual Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 6, are earned by members that deliver exceptional quality of service to their customers, are industry leaders or offer a unique approach to delivery of its goods or services and have a significant impact on the Chambersburg community. I look forward to this breakfast every year because I learn a great deal about what people are accomplishing in our community that I may not have otherwise known about. It’s uplifting to hear about all the innovation and initiative taking place right here in Chambersburg. I’m excited for these upcoming spring events and hope to see you there!
Amy Weibley - Interim Executive Director [email protected]
David G. Sciamanna - Vice President [email protected]
Doug Harmon - Membership 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]
Troy Garman, Realtor, RE/MAX Realty Agency Board Chair, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
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Last chance for Sip & Savor
April Chamber Mixer
The Chamber’s signature fundraiser, Sip & Savor Masquerade Ball, will be held this month on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Chambersburg Country Club. An after party follows the main event at 9:30 p.m. Presented by Grand Sponsor Corning Credit Union, the evening will feature a delicious four-course dinner created by Chef Fabio Carella paired with SIP & SAVOR SPONSORS local wines from Adams County Winery, Grand Sponsor Jan Zell Wines & Ciders and Tuscarora Mountain Winery.
Join the Chamber for our April mixer hosted by Nitterhouse Masonry & Hardware Supply, 859 Cleveland Ave., on Tuesday, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The mixer will provide valuable networking opportunities in addition to food catered by Kathy’s Deli, beer provided by GearHouse Brewing Co. and music performed by Jamie Negley.
After Party Sponsor 11/30 Network Live Auction Sponsor Central PA Wireless Raffle Sponsor Penn National Insurance Entertainment Sponsor Patriot Federal Credit Union
The evening will be an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss! Be sure to purchase your tickets by April 5; seating is limited. Tickets are $90 per person or $100 per person to also attend the After Party. The event is open to the public. To register, visit www.chambersburg.org/ events or call 717-264-7101.
Masquerade Mask Workshops Need the perfect masquerade mask for Sip & Savor? Guests are welcome to create their own mask at one of two workshops hosted by J. Bryant Photography & Designs, 76 S. Main Street. Workshops will be Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Each ticket includes two masks, supplies for decoration, guided instruction and light refreshments. Access the registration link on the Chamber website at www.chambersburg.org/events.
Chamber breakfast on April 6 The Chamber will honor several of its members for their accomplishments in 2016 at the Annual Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 6 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Rd. The breakfast will also feature guest speaker Vern McKissick of McKissick Associates who will detail their plans for Central Center and Rose Rent Lofts, BREAKFAST SPONSORS the high-profile redevelopment projects at Grand Sponsor the old Central Junior High building.
Nitterhouse Masonry & Hardware Supply offers a wide variety of products for indoor and outdoor needs. The store offers a paint department, key cutting, plumbing, electrical, concrete and masonry supplies. With over 68,000 products in store and online, knowledgeable sales associates are available to assist with any size project. Chamber mixers are free to attend, but registration is requested. Register at www.chambersburg.org/events or call 717-264-7101.
Early Childhood Expo on Apr. 22 The United Way of Franklin County, in partnership with the Community Education Coalition, is hosting an Early Childhood Expo on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chambersburg Recreation Center, 235 S. Third St. The free expo will provide information for families about early childhood development, educational providers, community services and resources as well as fun and educational activities for children. Volvo Construction Equipment is the presenting sponsor. Early child care and preschool providers are invited to reserve exhibit space at the expo. There will also be free provider training and introductory sessions from Southwest Regional Key - Keystone STARS throughout the day. Keystone STARS is Pennsylvania’s program to improve the quality of child care. To secure exhibit space, contact Vanessa Bigler at [email protected]
or 717-262-0015. Sponsorships are available! To support the Early Childhood Expo, contact United Way for sponsorship details at 717-262-0015.
The breakfast is nearly sold out! Purchase tickets at $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Registration deadline is 9 a.m. on April 4 (or until we reach capacity). Register at www.chambersburg.org/events or call 717-264-7101.
Advertise Your Business! Gain exposure for your business at affordable rates through Chamber advertising - exclusive for Chamber members! Learn more today by contacting Amy Weibley: 717-264-7101 ext. 204.
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Join the Chamber Travel Club for a
Trip to Ireland!
The majestic Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary
7 Days - October 6-13, 2017
• All transportation including airfare (roundtrip IAD), transport All of this for only to/from airport and sightseeing by luxury coach with professional driver and guide • 6 nights accommodations • Full breakfast daily except on day 1, and 1 Lunch based on double occupancy • 4 dinners including, Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show and Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet • Welcome get-together drink • Tour of Dublin with a local guide • Walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College and Galway • Farmhouse tea and scones with sheepdog display • Dingle Bay Cruise • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Book by May 1 to Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, King John’s Castle and Cliffs of Moher guarantee your seat! • All local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage for one suitcase/person Seats after May 1 based on availability • And more!
For trip/booking details, contact Dream Vacations: 717-267-2180, [email protected]
To learn about the Chamber Travel Club, call Lark Plessinger at 717-264-7101 ext. 206
www.Chambersburg.org/TravelClub Learn More at Travel Info Sessions April 4 @5:30pm or April 25 @7pm
Call 717-264-7101 for details
City of Dublin
All are Welcome to Travel with Us!
Cliffs of Moher
Chambersburg Recreation Center, 235 S. Third St. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE to attend
The Expo will provide information and fun for families, including:
- Children’s activities and entertainment - Learning opportunities for families - Community services and resources More information at www.uwfcpa.org or call 717-262-0015
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Calling all early childcare and preschool providers! You have an opportunity to reserve exhibit space at the Expo. Contact Vanessa at [email protected]
or 717-262-0015 for details and reserve your space by March 15. There will also be FREE provider training and introductory sessions from Southwest Regional Key - Keystone STARS throughout the day. Keystone STARS is Pennsylvania’s program to improve the quality of child care. Learn more at the Expo!
The Early Childhood Expo is coordinated by:
Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Special Thanks to Presenting Sponsor:
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LFC Community talk health, history Health and history were the topics for Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community in March. The day began at the Waynesboro Hospital with presentations from Barbara Rossini, James Pryor, Ann Spottswood, Dr. Tom Anderson and Dr. Frank Mozdy of Summit Health on topics including the Community Health Needs Assessment, Summit’s role in the community and the opioid epidemic. In addition, they spoke about the importance of other health care providers and community partners such as Keystone Health, and the importance of health care to economic development. Mandy Bakner of Summit Health also provided the class with a tour of the new Medical Office Building in Waynesboro. After lunch the class moved to Renfrew Museum & Park to learn about Franklin County’s history with Janet Pollard of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. Before the session students were assigned a historical figure to research and prepare a presentation for the class. Frontier settlement, colonial rebellion and the Revolutionary War, sectional division and the Civil War and the Progressive Era were covered. The day ended with a discussion on how these past leaders impact today’s world and lessons that can be learned from them. LFC Community is sponsored by CenturyLink Business.
Youth witness leadership in action After nearly a year of learning about leadership, the Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth class witnessed leadership in action at the Franklin County Jail. The day began with Dr. Kim Eaton of Franklin County Government providing background on the jail, statistics on incarceration and the cost of the crimes, courts and corrections courts system. Maria Banks of the Chambersburg Area School District asked the students about what their expectations for the day were. After the background, students were introduced to Deputy Warden James Sullen and Captain Douglas Burget who spoke about the Franklin County Jail and led students on a tour of the facility including intake and the exercise yard. The class then met with a panel of inmates to learn about the circumstances that brought the inmates to this point in their lives and how they are working to improve their lives for the future.
LFC mixer on Apr. 12 Interested in building your leadership skills while learning more about the community? Join current students and alumni for an information mixer to discover how the Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community program can help you achieve your goals. The mixer will be held Wednesday, April 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chambersburg Heritage Center & Gift Shop, 100 Lincoln Way E. The mixer is free and includes refreshments and light appetizers. Register at www.chambersburg.org/events or call 717-264-7101. Since 1986, LFC has graduated more than 600 area residents from its Community program, developed to produce well-informed, motivated leaders who are willing and capable of working together for the betterment of Franklin County. The program is a tuition-based nine-month program. The class make-up is a mix of emerging and seasoned professionals with diverse backgrounds. Recruitment begins in the spring. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Contest helps high school students develop entrepreneurial skills The inaugural Franklin County High School Business Challenge will hold its final event on Wednesday, April 19. Eight teams from Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Greencastle-Antrim High School, James Buchanan High School and the Franklin County Career and Technology Center submitted written business plans in March. The contest is presented by Chambersburg Area Development Corp. with associate sponsors Southern Installations Inc. and M&T Bank. Four finalists will compete for scholarship money at the finale on April 19, presenting their projects to a panel and be asked questions similar to the TV show Shark Tank. Panelists Mike Ross of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., Cheryl Young of the Small Business Development Corp., and Dr. Stephen Holoviak will then choose the winning team. Each team has been mentored by local business leaders including Tiffany Bloyer of Franklin County Government, Rod Hocker of Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service, Duane Bock of First Community Bank of Mercersburg, Duaine Collier of Shippensburg Pump Company, Linda Boeckman of Wilson College, Jack Scott of LSI Controls and Jen Barnhart of Kegerreis Outdoor Advertising.
Following the tour and panel, students discussed what they witnessed and compared that to their initial perceptions. After a lunch from Kathy’s Deli, Deputy Warden Sullen and Captain Burget spoke about how they use leadership to manage the jail population and work to build better lives for the inmates upon their release. LFC Youth students are able to participate in the program for free thanks to program sponsor, Wilson College.
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Reflections on Noel Purdy’s service to our community Since 2008, Noel Purdy has served in numerous roles as part of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce; most recently as the president of the Chamber and Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. (DCI). Through her dedication, leadership and diligence our community has prospered, and we’d like to thank her for that service. Noel began her career with us as executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, our affiliate focused on workforce development, education and citizenship in Franklin County. Her contributions included coordinating the Leadership Franklin County (LFC) community program as well as spearheading a similar program for high school students. Noel also created the LFC Alumni of the Year Award, coordinated countywide career fairs for students, worked with teachers to improve their knowledge of student career opportunities and much more. “Under Noel’s direction, the Leadership program tripled in sized,” said Robin Harmon, executive director of the Foundation. “She had a long-term vision of generating a network of community leaders of all ages that continues to positively impact our area.” In 2011, Noel assumed the role of president of DCI and executive director of the Community Development Corp. of Franklin County. In these roles, she worked with more than 150 volunteers to improve downtown, which included leading the Downtown Master Plan visioning process to attract lasting investment, creating new downtown events, leading public art initiatives and serving as a community resource for investors and business owners. Noel’s leadership helped create a network of dedicated volunteers and staff driven by her passion to see downtown prosper. Some of Noel’s most notable contributions included coordinating events like Oktoberfest, Small Business Saturday, Second Saturdays, etc. She also saw the potential for a vibrant arts community and drove the creation of the Downtown Mural Project, The Foundry artist cooperative and two large-scale mosaic murals. “The community’s involvement and investment in the downtown has increased dramatically under Noel’s direction,” said Sam Thrush, a board member of DCI and active volunteer. “She has a distinct ability to see a need in our community and find the stakeholders and volunteers needed to make it happen. Her vision and passion has started the ball rolling for others to see the great potential downtown
has, and we can see those results in The Foundry, public art and new businesses.” Besides her focus on downtown, Noel has also served our community as president of the Chamber since August 2015. During that time, Noel worked with business and civic leaders to make Chambersburg a great place to live and work. Her ability to connect and network as well as lead a staff of 10 employees enabled the Chamber to thrive. “Noel excelled at juggling multiple arenas and driving progress ranging from property development and commerce to chamber membership and downtown initiatives,” said Kim Crider, board member of the Chamber. “She has been an amazing role model for women in our community, and we are sorry she chose to resign; we’ll definitely miss her leadership.” Noel’s service to our community has not gone unnoticed and has played a pivotal role in the progress of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. and the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your leadership and all you’ve accomplished for our community.
Save the date! Summer events Dreaming of warmth, sun, barbeques and vacations? Get through the spring showers by planning your summer fun! Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) will host a variety of great events all summer long that you won’t want to miss.
Concerts in the Park Second Saturday Concerts in the Park are back this summer at Chambers Fort Park. The free event features live music each second Saturday from June through September from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy listening to local musicians perform their own music as well as cover popular hits. Downtown Summer Movie Series This free series features family-friendly movies screened outdoors at Chambers Fort Park on Second Saturdays from June through September. Bring the family and grab your chairs, blankets and picnics. DCI is currently seeking concert and movie sponsors for Second Saturdays. For more information, contact Scott Fish at 717-264-7101 ext. 212 or [email protected]
Everyone’s favorite all-you-can-eat crab festival returns on August 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the AMVETS Picnic Pavillion. The 21st Annual CrabFeast will feature small games of chance and a live auction in addition to, of course, the delicious food! Attendees will enjoy barbeque chicken with all the fixin’s and fresh hard shell crabs. Proceeds are used for downtown revitalization efforts. For up-to-date information about these downtown events and more, visit www.DowntownCburg.com.
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22nd Annual Golf Tournament Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 15 to enjoy some friendly competition on the greens with fellow members. The Chamber’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament, with title sponsor Spherion, will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Whitetail Golf Resort, 13805 Blairs Valley Road, Mercersburg. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and dinner following the tournament.
The cost is $95 per golfer and includes greens Premier Sponsor VFW Post 1599 fees, range balls, lunch, dinner, drinks, Contest Sponsor networking and door prizes. Sponsorships Allstate - Craig Campbell are available, including Premier ($1,000), Benefactor ($500), Contributor ($250) and Hole ($100) sponsors. To sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Doug Harmon at 717264-7101 ext. 202 or [email protected]
To register for the event, visit www.chambersburg.org/events. Look for more information in the Golf Tournament flyer in this newsletter.
Host a Lunch & Learn By hosting a Lunch & Learn seminar, your business will gain exposure to the Chamber membership and have an opportunity to address a small group on topics relevant to your business. You can host a Lunch and Learn for only $75; contact Doug Harmon at [email protected]
or 717-264-7101 ext. 202 to schedule a seminar. Special thanks to Fuddruckers for continuing to sponsor the Lunch & Learns through 2017.
Spring into History on Apr. 29 On April 29, Franklin County springs into history with its fifth annual history ramble - aptly named Spring into History! Spring into History has over twenty sites organized in a circular route for visitors to begin their tour at any point. All sites have no admission fee for the day. Traverse centuries of American heritage and culture in Franklin County. Explore the history frontier and colonial America, secret passages of the Underground Railroad, raids and invasions of the Civil War and centuries of American military history, and so much more! Take the leap, take a fresh look at Franklin County, and spring into America’s history. A listing and self-guided tour booklet will become available on the Franklin County Visitors Bureau website closer to the event date!
Regional multi-chamber mixer for Cinco de Mayo on May 4 Don’t miss one of the largest Chamber mixers of the year at the Cinco de Mayo Regional Fiesta Mixer on Thursday, May 4. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University, 500 Newburg Road. More than 500 business people are expected to attend from throughout the region. Host sponsors are Shippensburg University and the Conference Center at Shippensburg University. Several chambers from throughout the region participate in this popular mixer each May, which includes beverages and Mexicanthemed appetizers. To register, contact the Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce at 717-532-5509 or [email protected]
To become a sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101 ext. 202 or [email protected]
ChamberChoice offers new dental, vision options for members The Chamber partners with a number of businesses and organizations to provide services for our members to benefit from. ChamberChoice is one of these partners, offering employer sponsored health insurance, individual health insurance, Medicare products, dental and vision insurance, HR solutions, business insurance with dividend potential, energy savings and voluntary benefits and personal insurance - all for members of the Chamber. New additions to the ChamberChoice product options include TruAssure for dental and VBA Vision. TruAssure provides dental options for Chamber members without a group dental plan. Highlights include three cleanings per year, teeth whitening, orthodontics for adults and children and no waiting periods. VBA Vision provides options for Chamber members without a group vision plan. The competitively priced vision plans provide coverage for services, glasses and contacts, all at significant savings to individuals. To learn more about these and other services provided exclusively to Chamber members, contact ChamberChoice at 1-800-377-3539 or visit www.chamberchoice.com.
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February mixer at ULTA Beauty We had an awesome mixer at ULTA Beauty distribution center in February. More than 100 members attended to enjoy networking, delicious food by Kathy’s Deli and great tours of their warehouse. The distribution center houses 34,000 types of products, and ULTA is one of the fastest growing beauty retailers in the country.
The ribbon is cut at Pie Five Pizza Co.’s grand opening
Pie Five opens first PA location Welcome, Pie Five Pizza Co.! They recently opened at 580 Walker Road and offer delicious personal pizzas made to order. Everything from their hand-cut veggies to their homemade desserts, they have the perfect combination at Pie Five. This is the first location of Pie Five to open in Pennsylvania! Learn more at piefivepizza.com.
Attendees network at the mixer hosted by ULTA Beauty
Ring Ring Wireless opens on LWE Ring Ring Wireless celebrated a grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony this month at their new location, 1098 Lincoln Way E. Ring Ring Wireless is a Cricket Wireless authorized retailer. Cricket has a variety of cell phone plans to fit any lifestyle, so you can choose a cell phone plan that’s just right. Stop in to welcome them to Chambersburg and check out their phone plans!
Power Train Sports & Fitness celebrates its opening with a ribbon cutting
Power Train grand opening
Ring Ring Wireless opens in Chambersburg on Lincoln Way East
Power Train Chambersburg celebrated their grand opening at 1007 Wayne Ave. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Power Train is focused on individual achievement through personalized, results-driven sports performance and fitness training programs. Learn more at www. powertrainsports.com.
1st Ed opens student branch Congrats, 1st Ed Credit Union! They just opened a Student Branch at the Franklin County Career & Technology Center (FCCTC). The branch is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and employs two students. FCCTC students will enjoy their own banking experiences through deposits, withdrawals, etc. This is part of 1st Ed Credit Union’s initiative to deliver financial education to students.
Keystone Ford celebrates the opening of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
Keystone Ford opens Quick Lane
FCCTC students cut the ribbon surrounded by community supporters
Keystone Ford celebrated the grand opening of their Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at 351 Walker Road with a ribbon cutting attended by many well-wishers from the community. Keystone Ford has provided Franklin County and area residents with quality cars, trucks and SUVs for more than 30 years.
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Sponsorship Opportunities Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 Location: Chambersburg Area Senior High School Projected Attendance: 1,000 About the event: Scoop-a-Palooza is an ice cream festival where the public samples flavors from local ice cream shops and votes on their favorites. Scoop-a-Palooza also offers other fun activities like face painting to entertain the kids. All proceeds benefit educational programs throughout Franklin County funded by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. Scoop-a-Palooza is held as part of ChambersFest, an annual week-long festival held each July. The Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Contact: Scott Fish, events coordinator, 717-264-7101 ext. 212, [email protected]
3 Scoop Sponsor - $1,250 - ACNB Bank has first right of refusal for 2018 - Sponsor will receive the following benefits: Logo featured on the event website Logo on all event promotional materials Company name featured on all event tickets Opportunity to set up a promotional table at the event 20 tickets to attend the event Company name mentioned in all media releases about the event Logo featured in newsletter recap article Kids’ Area Sponsor - $800 – one available - Sponsor will receive the following benefits: Logo featured on the event website Opportunity to set up a promotional table at the event Company name listed on event promotional 12 tickets to attend the event materials as space allows Company name listed in newsletter recap article Celebrity Sundae Sponsor - $800 - one available - Sponsor will receive the following benefits: Logo featured on the event website Opportunity to set up a promotional table at the event Company name listed on event promotional 12 tickets to attend the event materials as space allows Company name listed in newsletter recap article 2 Scoop Sponsor - $500 - Sponsor will receive the following benefits: Company name listed on the event website Opportunity to set up a promotional table Company name listed on event promotional 10 tickets to attend the event materials as space allows Company name listed in newsletter recap article 1 Scoop Sponsor - $300 - Sponsor will receive the following benefits: Company name listed on the event website and on 6 tickets to attend the event event promotional materials as space allows Company name listed in newsletter recap article Opportunity to hang a banner at the event
Yes, I would like to sponsor Scoop-a-Palooza Company Name (as you want it to appear in listings)
I understand that the submission of this form confirms commitment from the company above for this sponsorship.
Return form to Scott Fish, events coordinator: Mail to Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, Attn: Scott Fish, 100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or email to [email protected]
; or fax to 717-267-0399.
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The Gift Enclosure has been offering unique gifts in downtown Chambersburg for more than three decades. The shop is well known for its extensive Vera Bradley selection and just received the new summer 2017 collection. Other bestselling lines include Polish Pottery, Crabtree & Evelyn and Natural Life. Chambersburg Pottery is always a customer favorite, along with local building reproductions from Cat’s Meow Village. Helping people find that special something has long been the mission of this specialty boutique. New products arrive regularly and include several local and regional creators. The Gift Enclosure gives back to the community with numerous donations Don’t Be to events and causes throughout the year.
In an ever-changing economy and financial landscape, a long-term relationship with a trusted advisor seems to be one of the only constants when it comes to comprehensive wealth management, financial planning and investment management for families and for businesses. At Tucker Financial Services, Chris Jackson and his team are excited to continue the trusted legacy that began over 30 years ago with the well-known advisor, Tom Tucker. A commitment to putting every client first has not and will not fade.
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PA CHAMBER UPDATE
Memo: Bring consistency to Federal overtime rules
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65 Years New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
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Pie Five Pizza Co. The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry led a multi-industry coalition of advocacy groups in sending a memo last week to the state Senate urging support for a bill that aims to bring consistency between state and federal overtime law. Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced plans to increase by more than 100 percent the wage level at which the so-called “white collar exemption” is triggered. This proposal prompted the state Senate Appropriations and Labor and Industry Committees to hold a hearing at which multiple employers and non-profit representatives testified to the challenges they experience with overtime rules, including an unintended quirk unique to Pennsylvania law that adds additional burdens. Federal overtime law currently includes guidelines that help employers and employees in certain circumstances mitigate some of these unintended negative impacts of overtime rules. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania law is silent on many of these rules, which has inadvertently forced employers to forgo utilizing federal guidelines because a workplace policy may be found to have violated state law even though it is compliant under federal statute. The bill, which Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, plans to introduce, simply provides that employers may rely on the federal guidelines unless state law explicitly prohibits a particular rule. “The outcome of last year’s USDOL proposal remains uncertain as it makes its way through the courts,” the memo stated. “In the meantime, Senator Baker’s bill will help those nonprofits, human service agencies, educational institutions, other employers in your district and their employees comply with overtime laws. We urge you to cosponsor this legislation.” This article was written by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. For more information, visit www.pachamber.org.
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THE OUTLOOK NEWSLETTER
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Meals of roast chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, Martin’s potato rolls and The Butcher Shoppe cakes and cookies will be served at the annual Easter Monday, Chicken ‘n Stuff dinner, on April 17 at Chambersburg Area Middle School South on McKinley Street. It is the 54th year for this traditional event prepared by local chef, Roger Tappen. The Rotary Club of Chambersburg, Knights of Columbus and George Washington Masonic Lodge No. 143 are organizing the event with proceeds benefitting the Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Center. Last year $10,000 was raised to benefit the organization. Lunch and dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at middle school. Meals are available to eat-in or for rapid take-out. Advance takeout orders for five or more are also available. Order forms can be found at facebook.com/FCTRC or by calling Cindy Richards at 717-264-8235. Join Shalom Christian Academy for the 55th Annual MSC Choir Festival where six school choirs will perform. The event is free and open to the public. It takes place on Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. at Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road in Waynesboro. For more information, visit www.shalomca.com/blog/ choir or call 717-375-2223. Totem Pole Playhouse located in Caledonia State Park has announced a new initiative aimed at helping area nonprofit organizations raise funds. The new program offers any 501(c)3 not-for-profit group or organization, regardless of size, the opportunity to sell tickets for a selected performance of one of the Playhouse’s shows this season at face value and then keep half of the price of all the tickets they sell. The program was created in an effort to generate fundraising opportunities for smaller nonprofit organizations with limited budgets. Please call the Totem Pole Playhouse box office at 717-352-2164 for more information. Wilson College’s nursing program has received accreditation from the National League for Nursing’s Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, an indication of excellence and adherence to nationally established standards for nursing education. The initial sixyear accreditation applies to all four of Wilson’s nursing pathways: the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for existing registered nurses, the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and the Master of Science in nursing. The college’s nursing programs were approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing in 2015. Wilson pursued accreditation, which is voluntary, to ensure the quality and integrity of its programs and because of the advantages to nursing graduates. A total of 126 students are enrolled in Wilson’s four nursing pathways. In addition to taking classes both in-person and online, pre-licensure students benefit from hands-on opportunities with the college’s local clinical partners. The largest of those are Summit Health, Keystone Health and Menno Haven. For information about Wilson’s nursing programs or to register, contact Hart at [email protected]
Orrstown Financial Services, Inc., the parent company of Orrstown Bank and Whatland Advisors, Inc., have announced that Jeffrey S. Gayman has been appointed the market president of the region encompassing Chambersburg and Hagerstown. Gayman has been employed with Orrstown Bank for 21 years in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as head of retail banking and consumer lending. Orrstown has more than $1.4 billion in assets and provides a wide range of consumer and business financial services through 26 banking and financial advisory offices. For more information visit www.orrstown.com. Summit Health’s Summit Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, currently located at Waynesboro Hospital, relocated their services last month. The hospital service is now at 500 E. Main St., which is located across the street from Waynesboro Hospital. The building will feature a fully-renovated interior, with an expanded gym, which will double the size of the previous hospital space. The services that are relocating include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Wound care will remain at its current location in Waynesboro Hospital. To learn about more services offered at Summit Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as hours of operation and how to make an appointment, please visit www.SummitHealth.org/rehab or call 717-262-4600. Enjoy The Velveteen Rabbit Ballet on April 1 and 2 at the Capitol Theatre presented by the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling 717-263-0202 or online at www. thecapitoltheatre.org. ACNB Corporation reported a net income of $10,869,000 for the year ended on December 31, 2016 compared to $11,017,000 in 2015. The one percent decrease in revenue involved merger related expenses of $472,000 for the proposed purchase of New Windsor Bancorp, Inc. of Taneytown, Md. Total assets of ACNB Corporation as of December 31, 2016 were $1.21 billion, up five percent from 2015. The organization is headquartered in Gettysburg with a network of 22 retail banking offices in Pa. They were originally founded in 1857 and are celebrating their 160th Anniversary in 2017. For more information, please visit www.acnb.com. Totem Pole Playhouse has announced its 2017 season with “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “I Love a Piano” and “Million Dollar Quartet.” Single tickets are now on sale for all of their season shows. Those interested in purchasing tickets may call the Majestic Theater Box Office at 717-337-8200. The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University has several shows coming up in April. They include Shippensburg’s Concert Band performing on April 2 at 3 p.m., One Night of Queen on April 6 at 8 p.m., Shippensburg’s Community Orchestra performing on April 23 at 3 p.m., the Foreigner on April 28 at 8 p.m. and Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! happening on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Luhrs Center box office, 717-477-7469, or at luhrscenter.com.
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The Franklin County Historical Society will host its monthly meeting at Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road, on April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. James Hoey will speak on the Mason Dixon Line. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit franklinhistorical.org or call 717-264-1667. The Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment will present a special, one day only concert, “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra on Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. The Orchestra was founded in 1990 with an appropriation from the U.S. Congress in recognition of the importance of jazz in American cultural and its status as a national treasure. Tickets for the event are $12 each, all seats reserved, and are currently on sale online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org or by calling the box office at 717-263-0202. Wilson College has added a master’s degree in special education designed for those who are already certified to teach in grades K-12. Classes for the Master of Special Education (M.S.E.), which can be completed primarily online, will begin in the spring II semester starting March 20. Students enrolling in Wilson’s program will be able to choose from three degree paths: a general M.S.E. without certification, an M.S.E. with Pre-K-8 special education certification and an M.S.E. with 7-12 special education certification. On completing the M.S.E., students will be qualified to teach special education in both public and private schools and will also be prepared to work in state, local and private organizations that provide behavioral health services to people with disabilities. Wilson is currently registering students for M.S.E. courses. Prospective students can get more information or register at www.wilson.edu/masterspecial-education or by calling 717-262-3109 or 262-2045.
GIVING BACK The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently awarded a $540,000 grant to fund scholarships for Wilson College students with financial need through the Stabler Scholarship Endowment. The endowment has provided scholarships for 182 Wilson students since the program began in 2008. Students are selected for scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement and service to the community. Although the number changes throughout the year, a total of 71 students at Wilson are currently being helped with Stabler scholarships in the 2016-17 academic year. Since 1985, The Stabler Foundation has provided Wilson with nearly $4.33 million in funding for a number of programs, including the Stabler Scholarship Endowment; Curran Scholars program, which promotes student volunteerism; and daycare support for students in Wilson’s Single Parent Scholars program. Located in Harrisburg, The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established by the Stablers in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.
Small Business Week: Recognizing the impact of small businesses Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the week will be celebrated from April 30 through May 6.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. Pennsylvania is home to nearly one million small businesses employing 2.4 million workers. Entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses bring new ideas, tools, technology, and jobs to Pennsylvania, creating opportunities throughout our state. In 2012 alone, Pennsylvania small businesses created more than 72,000 new jobs. Of the 22,000+ small businesses established in 2013, over 77 percent were still open and doing business one year in 2014 – a major milestone for new companies. Information about resources for small business as well as events coordinated for National Small Business Week are available on the Pennsylvania Small Business Week website: pasmallbiz.dced.pa.gov.
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Travel Info Session: Trip to Ireland, presented by Dream Vacations
Annual Awards Breakfast, with Grand Sponsor M&T Bank, register by April 2
Masquerade Mask Workshop, $15 per couple in advance, $20 at the door
5:30-6:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East
7-9 a.m., Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Ave., $20 members, $25 non-members
6-8 p.m., J. Bryant Photography & Designs, 76 S. Main St.
6-9 Ed Bearss Symposium: Military Leadership & Combat Details available online at www.civilwarseminars.org
Masquerade Mask Workshop, $15 per couple in advance, $20 at the door 2-4 p.m., J. Bryant Photography & Designs, 76 S. Main St.
12 LFC Community Prospecting Reception
5-6:30 p.m., Chambersburg Heritage Center & Gift Shop, 100 Lincoln Way East
18 April Chamber Mixer
NETWORKING REFERRAL GROUP The Chamber Connections Referral Group is an excellent way to build member-tomember connections by focusing on building relationships, developing leads and serving as a professional resource. This networking circle will help increase direct client referrals and leads while you make meaningful connections with professionals from other industries. For information about joining a Chamber Connections Referral Group, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101 ext. 202 or [email protected]
5-7 p.m., Nitterhouse Masonry & Hardware Supply, 859 Cleveland Ave.
19 11/30 Network: 3rd Thursday Happy Hour
5-7 p.m., The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Dr., free Resume Workshop & Conflict Resolution Seminar
22 Sip & Savor Masquerade Ball, $90/person, $100/person with After Party
5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Rd.
25 Travel Info Session: Trip to Ireland, presented by Dream Vacations 7-8 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East To register for these events and more, visit www.chambersburg.org/events.
The Outlook is the monthly publication of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. Ideas, opinions and statements expressed in articles by contributors are not necessarily those of the Chamber. Neither the publisher nor any individual associated with any branch of production, nor the advertisers, will be held liable for typographical misprints contained herein. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce is a 5-star accredited chamber, rated among the top chambers in the U.S., and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the PA Chamber Business & Industry.