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Seeking Business Person of the Year nominations

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The Chamber is actively seeking nominations for the 2014 Business Person of the Year. The recipient will be named at the Annual Business Breakfast on Thursday, December 11 at Wilson College.

Chairman’s message Chamber board and staff Promotional packages for 2015 Plug into energy savings Annual Business Breakfast Logistics training program Downtown Digest: Place is everything Downtown happenings Around town with the Chamber Committee Corner: Summer Franzoni PA Chamber update Large Business of the Year named Win a tropical vacation Chamber 50/50 raffle Upcoming Lunch and Learns Civil War seminar scholarship letter Members in the news Giving back Member spotlights Welcome new members Milestone anniversaries Chamber Foundation updates Advanced Leadership program in Nov. Heritage Center hours to change September calendar of events



SIP & SAVOR SOIRÉE 6-10:30 p.m. at Montessori Academy Featuring wine and food pairings, a silent auction, networking and more.


ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST 7-9 a.m. at Wilson College’s Laird Hall Featuring the 2014 Business Person of the Year and a guest speaker View page 3 for more information Visit for more info about these events and more. October events are listed on the back of the newsletter.

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 2014 Business Person of the Year. Criteria for this award include: • The individual selected shall be someone who has started, developed, expanded or effectively managed a business in the Chambersburg area for a minimum of five years. • Evaluation for the award will cover the most recent 10-year period. • The business must be a current member of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and must have been a member for at least one calendar year. • The individual will be evaluated for business, civic and/or volunteer work and accomplishments. • The individual selected shall be someone who has contributed to the economic growth and development of the Chambersburg area. Contribution and involvement in the growth and development of human, natural or financial resources of the community should be considered. • The individual should be a recognized leader in the community. To nominate someone, contact Amy Fisher, communications director, for the nomination form at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 204. Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 7. View page 3 for a list of previous winners.

Explore delicious wine, food pairings Serving as a signature fundraiser for the Chamber, the Sip & Savor Soirée will feature a spectacular spread of four courses created by Chef Fabio Carella of Fabio’s Events & Catering. Each course will be inspired by international flavors from Spain, France and Italy and paired with unique local wines from Adams County Winery and Reid’s Orchard & Winery. Attendees will also enjoy bidding on fantastic silent auction items and raffles while enjoying music, networking and fun.


Join the Chamber and Patriot Federal Credit Union, Grand Sponsor, on Saturday, November 8 at Montessori Academy as we present this inaugural premier event and celebrate businesses in the greater Chambersburg area! The event begins at 6 p.m.

Grand Sponsor

Tickets are $90 per person. To purchase your tickets, call 717-2647101 or visit Sponsorships are also available; for more information, email [email protected] Limited seating is available, so register today!

Wine Sponsor Susquehanna Bank Entertainment Sponsor Chambersburg Hospital Silent Auction Sponsor Penn National Insurance


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Eric Foreman, Susquehanna Bank - Chair Suzanne Miller-Trinh, Zullinger-Davis Law Firm - Past Chair David G. Sciamanna - Chamber President Lance Kegerreis, Dennis E. Black Engineering, Inc. - CADC Vice President Brenda Hefner, Menno Haven Retirement Communities - Foundation President Jim Zimmerman, Valley Quarries Inc. Treasurer Sherri H. Stahl, Summit Health - Secretary Derrick Donnell, PA CareerLink Blake Truman, VerStandig Broadcasting Terry Guberman, Comfort Keepers Brian Speer, Wilson College Rod Hocker, Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service Troy Garman, RE/MAX Realty Agency Donna J. Adkins, Volvo Construction Equipment Carlos Perez, Chambersburg Wireless Melanie Furlong, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice and LIFE Lutheran Services Dottie Harding, café d’italia Alice Hawbaker, LCSi Lehman Construction Services, Inc. Luke Martin, Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., LLC Kim Crider, Kim Crider/Take Shape for Life Mark Story, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County Chris Patterson, Manitowoc Cranes

CHAMBER STAFF David G. Sciamanna - President [email protected] Noel Purdy - Vice President [email protected] Amy Fisher - Communications Director/ Special Events Coordinator [email protected] Doug Harmon - Membership Director [email protected] Maryliz Toohig - Financial Director [email protected] Robin Harmon - Exec. Assistant/Leadership Franklin County Coordinator [email protected] Angie Schaeffer - Exec. Assistant/Office Manager [email protected] Lark Plessinger - Marketing Assistant [email protected] Stacy Guyer - Accounting Assistant, [email protected] Sue Black - Heritage Center Coordinator/ Customer Service Specialist [email protected]


Reflecting on more than 100 years of contributions to the community October is officially Local Chamber of Commerce Month in Pennsylvania. When you join a chamber of commerce you become part of an incredible organization, and the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce is no exception. Our Chamber staff and team of Chamber members are focused on growing the local business economy while promoting the community as a whole. With more than 900 active members, it goes without saying that those who are involved in the Chamber get more value from their membership. Whether it’s attending Chamber events, serving on committees or helping with local projects, members and volunteers are able to stay connected and help advance the quality of life in the greater Chambersburg area. In honor of Local Chamber of Commerce Month, I thought it would be relevant to take a look at our heritage and the legacy we’ve created over the past century of our existence. When you take a look at our history since inception in 1911, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce has been a leader in the community to foster and promote growth throughout the greater Chambersburg area. We’ve also been at the forefront of improving the quality of life within our region. Here are a few brief highlights of ways the Chamber has impacted the local community throughout the years: • We’ve helped recruit businesses to the area since the 1920’s. • When times were difficult during the Great Depression, we helped register the unemployed and develop workforce training initiatives due to the extremely high unemployment rate. • Chamber leaders and volunteers helped organize “The Chambersburg Community Chest,” which eventually evolved into the United Way of Franklin County. • Through focused efforts to revitalize downtown Chambersburg, Chamber leaders helped create today’s Main Street program known as Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. • By creating the Chambersburg Area Development Corporation, we’ve helped add thousands of jobs to the local economy while at the same time building upon the community’s economic development successes. • Not only have we helped attract business and jobs to the area, but we continue to take proactive steps to promote businesses through our Buy Local Programs, such as the Chamber Card. • The Chamber led the effort to create the Franklin County Area Development Corporation’s first paid position. • By taking steps to form the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation in 1990, we’ve become a facilitator for training of the area’s workforce and community leaders. Thank you to the countless Chamber members and area volunteers from throughout the years whose community visioning has influenced all of these Chamber initiatives and more. Your participation and contributions have helped grow the Chambersburg area into the thriving community it is today. If you’re looking for more ways to get involved with the Chamber and the greater community so you can make a difference, contact the Chamber office to learn about the committees, programs and initiatives you can join. Thank you for being part of such a tremendous organization. Eric Foreman Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, Susquehanna Bank Chair, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors


It’s All About Community!

Chamber promotional packages to be offered in 2015

Annual Business Breakfast to be held December 11 at Wilson College

How would you like to enjoy convenience and savings while mapping out your community promotions for the entire year? Now you can by selecting sponsorship and advertising packages to optimize your business’s exposure through the Chamber. A variety of promotional packages will be available for 2015, making it easy for any size business with any size budget to select the package that is right for them. With a promotional package, there is no hassle. You won’t have to worry about last minute ads or securing a sponsorship in time for the event. It’s all planned out for you in advance. Not only do promotional packages save you time, but they also save you money. By securing a package, you can save up to 30 percent on your promotions for the year. To learn more, view the promotional packages insert in this newsletter. You can also set up a meeting to discover which package is the right fit for your business by contacting Amy Fisher, communications director, at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 204.

Plug into better energy savings The Chamber is committed to helping its members save money and mitigate increases due to the rising cost of energy. The ChamberChoice Energy Program is managed by OnDemand Energy with the primary intent of helping their business customers manage energy needs both on the supply and demand side of the meter. OnDemand offers professional energy procurement consulting that allows their clients to continue to focus on their core business needs. Through a partnership with OnDemand Energy, Chamber members have access to cost effective commercial and residential energy solutions in all the major utility territories. OnDemand Energy is the largest consultant/broker in Pennsylvania with an annual load of approximately 5.0 billion kWh’s for more than 35,000 commercial and industrial meters, 6,500 active business customers and more than 25,000 residential customers. Only First Energy customers are eligible to participate in the energy program. For more information, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101 or [email protected]

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Join the Chamber!

Share with your customers the value of membership and how their business could benefit. Doing so creates loyalty and shows that you truly care about their success!

Refer them to Doug Harmon: [email protected] 717-264-7101 ext. 202

Please join the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Business Breakfast - a celebration of 2014 and the future that lies ahead. The event will be held on Thursday, December 11 at Wilson College’s Laird Hall. The breakfast features highlights of the Chamber’s accomplishments from the past year, a keynote presentation from a guest speaker and an overview of the Chamber’s key initiatives and developmental plans for the coming year. The 2014 Business Person of the Year will also be recognized (for nomination information see the article on page 1). The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and costs $20 for members or $25 for non-members. The event has been sold out the last few years, so breakfast guests are advised to register early. Register online at or call the Chamber at 717-264-7101. Sponsorships are also available for $300. Sponsors receive recognition before and during the event, as well as THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR preferred seating for a table of eight. Grand Sponsor For more information or to secure your sponsorship, contact Amy Fisher at [email protected] or 717264-7101 ext. 204.

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 1988 Robert G. Zullinger 1989 Will G. Pananes 1990 Charles M. Sioberg 1991 John L. Mills 1992 E. Lewis Leaman 1993 Paul E. Lehman 1994 Charles Q. Smith 1995 Allan E. “Skip” Jennings Jr. 1996 John D. Helman 1997 Norman B. Epstein 1998 Michael L. Hurt 1999 Sam Small 2000 Harold L. Brake

2001 John Massimilla 2002 William “Bill” Snell 2003 L. Michael Ross 2004 J. Christian Snavely 2005 Pat O’Donnell 2006 Peggy Bosma 2007 Michael “Mic” Starr 2008 Dennis E. Black 2009 Michael G. Hull 2010 Lynn Rotz 2011 Edwin D. Martin 2012 Ann Wagner 2013 Joanne Cochran

To nominate someone for the 2014 Business Person of the Year, contact Amy Fisher, communications director, at 717-264-7101 ext. 204 or [email protected]



Logistics training program for young Downtown Digest: Place is everything adults completes second class Downtown Digest is a monthly feature on the Chamber blog contributed by The Stepping Forward Works Program, a free logistics training course for young adults aged 18-21, completed its second Entry Level Logistics Training Program this year. Five individuals from Franklin County participated. Within two weeks of the course completion, all individuals were offered living wage positions and are now actively employed. To date, the program has an 83 percent success rate for clients who have completed the class, which means they have gained employment and are with the same employer after more than four months. The program was created to help expand workforce training opportunities in Franklin County for individuals with employment challenges such as little to no work history, sporadic work history, under employed or chronically unemployed. United Way of Franklin County organizes the program, with funding from the Workforce Investment Board through the LIU Youth Employment Program. United Way of Franklin County delivers work readiness training to individuals through a series of classes and presentations by industry partners including Human Resource managers, program directors, business owners and employees. The coursework also includes onsite tours of logistics industries in Franklin County. United Way of Franklin County partners with the Manufacturing Association of South Central Pennsylvania to deliver the accredited training and testing to individuals who are ready to learn a skill in order to obtain and maintain employment long term. The Stepping Forward Works Program is currently seeking funding to open the program training up to individuals outside of the 18-21 age group. If you wish to contribute to the program, would like more information or know someone who could benefit from participating in this program, please contact Cheri Kearney, community impact director for United Way of Franklin County, at 717-262-0015 or [email protected] For more information about United Way of Franklin County, visit

Downtown Chambersburg Inc. to address topics relevant to our downtown, as well as downtowns everywhere. To view the original post, visit

Location, location, location. That’s the mantra that economic development professionals tout to attract investment to an area. The traditional means to building a healthy economy is to lure companies to an area to create jobs. A common strategy is to partner with local and state officials to create sweet recruitment packages to win a deal - low interest loans, tax breaks, grants, etc. Another strategy is to leverage existing assets, such as transportation infrastructure. This is called asset-based economic development. The types of jobs created through these strategies aren’t always a high priority consideration. Do we want packers and pickers? Or do we want IT professionals? As long as we have job creation then we’ve done the right thing. Or have we? A recent survey conducted by the American Planning Association (APA) finds that Millennials and Baby Boomers want cities to focus less on recruiting new companies and more on investing in new transportation options, walkable communities and making communities as attractive as possible. These results fall closely in line with data collected from a series of public workshops coordinated by Downtown Chambersburg Inc. as part of a community visioning process for the downtown. People want more green space as well as a bike and pedestrian-friendly transportation infrastructure. They want more railtrail connections and access to the waterways in the downtown. If we build out these amenities further, will it attract more investment to our community? Sixty-five percent of respondents of the APA survey believe that investing in schools, transportation choices and walkable areas is a better way to grow the economy than investing in recruiting companies to move to the area. Whether the community is a small town, a suburban city or an urban location, 49 percent of respondents someday want to live in a walkable community, while only seven percent want to live where they have to drive to most places. Planners have been saying for years that these kinds of elements matter. Planners look at development through the lens of “place.” What makes a great place? The Project for Public Spaces, a nonprofit that helps people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities, says that planning efforts should take into account activities, connections and linkages, current and future uses, comfort and image. The idea of “place” or “place-making” is more complex than “location.” So how do we turn a “place” into “the place to be”? Tell us what you think - visit the blog at and leave your comment under the original post.


It’s All About Community!

Don’t miss Oktoberfest!


AppleFest to bring people downtown AppleFest will be held on the main streets of downtown Chambersburg on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular street festival, organized by the Downtown Business Council, 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, the North Square Farmers Market and much more for people of all ages. Mark your calendars and plan on coming to downtown Chambersburg on Saturday, October 18! For more information about AppleFest, contact the Downtown Business Council at [email protected] or 717-261-0072.

Save the date for Small Business Saturday on November 29 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!

Celebrate Oktoberfest in downtown Chambersburg! The inaugural Oktoberfest will be on Saturday, October 4 on the corner of West King Street and Hood Street. Events include the John H. Harmon Memorial 5k Run/Walk, German food, music, craft beer and hard cider, and the 2014 Duck Derby.




To purchase Oktoberfest or Duck Derby tickets, visit the events calendar at or call 717-264-7101. More information is also available at Oktoberfest and Duck Derby proceeds benefit economic revitalization in downtown Chambersburg. For more information about the 5k, visit Proceeds from the race will be donated to fund lung research at Hershey Medical Center.

Dozens of murals decorate downtown The Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) Design Committee coordinated a mural project for the second year in a row to add color and creativity to the public spaces of downtown Chambersburg. More than 60 murals were submitted by community members. The installation was unveiled during First Friday on September 5.

On Saturday, November 29, you’ll find great gift items and enjoy delicious meals at locally-owned businesses. There will also be the 2nd Annual Abe and Molly Fun Run. Downtown Chambersburg Inc. will be coordinating specials and celebrating our local businesses for Small Business Saturday, so stay tuned for more details about the fun to come on November 29!

“Art belongs in downtown,” said Noel Purdy, president of DCI, an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. “This project has been a fun and creative way to engage the community while making art more accessible to everyone - as it should be.” Local artists of all ages submitted murals. The works of art were created by a wide range of individuals, from professional artists and art students to families and children, using a variety of mediums. Murals will be on display throughout October in eight outdoor downtown locations along Main Street between Queen Street and Montgomery Alley. The murals will be judged and award winners will be announced at AppleFest on Saturday, October 18. Canvases were provided at no cost to artists thanks to the mural project presenting sponsor, Corey L. Alleman, LMFT, as well as supply sponsors Carter’s Lumber, Franklin Hardware, Gateway Auction, John H. Myers & Sons, Lowe’s of Chambersburg, Nitterhouse Masonry & Hardware Supply and Pathway’s Counseling Services, LLC.




SERVPRO hosts August mixer We had a fantastic turnout at the August mixer! Special thanks to our host SERVPRO of Chambersburg, along with Texas Roadhouse of Chambersburg, Shetter Insurance, Believe & Achieve Fitness, Ur Sweet Repeats, NEWS TALK 103.7 and American Red Cross of the Cumberland Valley. ACNB Bank staff and community leaders cut the ribbon

ACNB branch opens in Chambersburg Several community members joined ACNB Bank staff for a special ribbon cutting ceremony at the bank’s new Chambersburg location on Norland Avenue. Emphasizing the bank’s ties to Chambersburg at the new location is a community wall, which features a large image of downtown Chambersburg.

Joan Tacelosky, Orrstown Bank, and Barb Motichka, Hampton Inn

Members learn about their “style” Penn State Mont Alto presented a free Lunch and Learn seminar in late August to a packed room at the Chamber office. Attendees explored their personality styles. Through discovering their personality styles, they learned how to use their increased understanding of their style to improve interpersonal relationships with others - both at work and in their personal life. Fuddruckers provided a delicious lunch.

Community leaders break bread to commemorate the store’s opening

Breaking bread at BJ’s Wholesale Special welcome to BJ’s Wholesale Club on Gateway Avenue! They broke the bread to officially kick-off the store’s Chambersburg location with staff, friends and members of the community in attendance. The store opened to the public on September 13. BJ’s Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high-quality, brand name merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. Members explore their personality styles at a Chamber Lunch and Learn

Celebrating industries in Franklin Co. More than 400 residents and business people of Franklin County attended the Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) 28th Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner on September 11 at Green Grove Gardens. The event was held to recognize companies that make the county a wonderful place to live and do business. The evening included an awards presentation for Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year and the Zane A. Miller Award, as well as entertainment by Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos. For more about the event, including the award winners, see page 8.

Dueling Pianos at the FCADC Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner


It’s All About Community! COMMITTEE CORNER


Meet Summer Franzoni, co-chair of the Ambassador Committee

New core academic standards receive support from Pa. Chamber

The new Committee Corner column spotlights a different Chamber volunteer to provide insight on their experiences being part of the Chamber, contributing to the community and building their career.

Highlighting the need to ensure Pennsylvania students continue to acquire the skills needed to become the workforce leaders of the future, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr released the following statement on the Corbett Administration’s plans to further review the Pennsylvania Core education standards:

I am currently an assistant vice president and community office manager at the Memorial Square Office of F&M Trust. I joined the Ambassadors Committee in June 2006 shortly after beginning employment with F&M Trust. One of the reasons I felt it was important to support the Chamber in this capacity was because I recognized the vital role it played in supporting and partnering with local businesses. I chose specifically to join the Ambassadors Committee so that I could learn more about the market and community that I was serving. I quickly realized being a member of the Ambassadors Committee would allow me to engage with other Chamber members as well as local professionals. I now enjoy being an integral part of supporting the efforts and initiatives of the Chamber by recruiting and retaining current members as well as positively contributing to their marketing and public relations efforts. It is truly an honor to be selected as a member of the Ambassadors Committee, as it will assist you in accomplishing both your professional and personal goals. As a committee member, you are a direct reflection of the Chamber of Commerce. In July of 2014, I was fortunate enough to be accepted as the new cochair of the Ambassadors Committee. We are always actively working on improving present plans and processes to best facilitate the mission that we have accepted as committee members. I greatly enjoy going out to meet both new and seasoned members of the community because it assists me in learning all I can about the market and giving back to the community that I serve. Additionally, I feel it is very important to support your local Chamber, as their actions directly relate to the economic value of our communities. The Chamber Ambassadors are committed to performing various duties on behalf of the Chamber. They complete these actions with the utmost integrity, effectiveness and efficiency. These include activities such as attending chamber events and ribbon cuttings to show local support for local business, new member Ambassadors join in the Rob’s Shoe recruitment, member retention, Repair ribbon cutting fundraisers and more. If you would like to learn more about the Ambassadors Committee, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or Doug Harmon, membership director for the Chamber of Commerce, at [email protected] or 717264-7101 ext. 202.

“In today’s global economy, access to a qualified and skilled workforce is an essential factor when working to grow Pennsylvania’s economy and attract new employers. We believe these skills can be best developed through a strong base of academic standards that will help ensure our students here in Pennsylvania are among the best of the best. “While we fully respect and understand the Corbett Administration’s desire to ensure a full and thorough review of the current standards, it is imperative that we continue to build on the progress that we’ve already made. Improved and more rigorous academic standards will play a key role in building the foundation upon which our children learn. “The standards adopted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for our schools help ensure that every student is given the tools needed to succeed upon graduation, allowing them to take advantage of every professional opportunity that comes their way. “We believe this is incredibly important, and our goal is to work with the administration to continue the progress we have made to date. If the State Board of Education decides to hold additional public hearings, we hope these proceedings will be productive and in no way serve to undermine this transition to improved academic standards – a transition that we know will benefit our students and strengthen our workforce.” For more information about the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s stand on this issue, visit

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The Butcher Shoppe named Large Business of the Year by FCADC

You could win a tropical vacation! Participate in the Chamber’s Tropical Vacation Raffle and you could win accommodations and all-inclusive fees for four nights for two people at St. James’s Club Resort & Villas in Antigua. A total value of up to $2,715!

Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) held its 28th Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner on September 11 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 invested in the Franklin County community attended the event. The evening started with a welcome from L. Michael Ross, President of FCADC, and a September 11 tribute video. After dinner, guests enjoyed some lighthearted entertainment with a version of The Dating Game featuring Tinka, played by Ross.

The Butcher Shoppe owners Mary Sue and Frank Keath along with their son Adam

After a few good laughs, FCADC presented this year’s awards. The Butcher Shoppe was honored as the 2014 Large Business of the Year, recognizing the food market for their longstanding success and commitment to the local community.

The Chambersburg icon was founded in 1957 by business partners Kenneth Foust and Glenn Koons. In 1964 Glenn and his wife Lorraine assumed full ownership of the business. In 2006, the business changed hands yet again as it was purchased by Glenn and Lorraine’s son-inlaw and daughter, Frank and Mary Sue Keath. Today, The Butcher Shoppe continues to grow under the leadership of the entire Keath family. Through continued hard work, The Butcher Shoppe has emerged as Chambersburg’s No. 1 fresh food market and community grocer. The Butcher Shoppe understands that the success of the business is a direct result of the support from the local community. It is for this reason that The Butcher Shoppe gives generously to other local organizations, whether through the volunteer efforts of its staff, or direct financial support from the business. Congratulations to the Keaths and all of the employees at The Butcher Shoppe for earning this outstanding recognition as the 2014 Large Business of the Year. Also honored during the evening was APX, 2014 Small Business of the Year and Patrick E. Fleagle, Zane A. Miller Award. The evening ended with lively entertainment from Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos. The dueling musicians on baby grand pianos played hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now while interacting with and taking requests from the crowd. For more information about FCADC or their Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner, visit their website at or call 717-263-8282.

Tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua, the St. James’s Club Resort & Villas exudes a casual, club-like ambience. This exclusive hideaway caters to families, singles and couples with plenty of amenities and activities. Two white-sand beaches offer a host of fun-filled activities. Coco Beach is like an aquarium for snorkelers, while the calm waters of Mamora Bay are ideal for swimming. St. James’s Club provides complimentary non-motorized water sports such as kayaking, pedal boating and catamaran sailing. Guests can also sunbathe or dip into six distinctive swimming pools and succumb to the pleasures of a spa and salon. Families appreciate the resort’s special children’s area and the complimentary, award-winning Kidz Club. And when it comes to dining, the resort’s four top-notch restaurants serve everything from casual to Continental cuisine. Raffle tickets are $25 each or three for $60. The drawing will be held at the Sip & Savor Soirée on Saturday, November 8. You do not need to be present to win. To purchase your tickets, contact the Chamber at 717-264-7101 or email [email protected] All-inclusive fees cover all dining, beverages, resort facilities, activities, taxes and service charges. Air fare not included. Reservations subject to availability, some restrictions apply. Winner may extend the stay up to seven nights. Accommodations for up to seven nights are free, all-inclusive fees for additional nights not included. Expires May 1, 2016.

Monthly 50/50 raffle kicks-off at the October mixer The mixer on Tuesday, October 21 at the Holiday Inn Express of Chambersburg from 5 to 7 p.m. will feature the first ever Chance It 4 the Chamber 50/50 Raffle. Sponsored by Patriot Federal Credit Union, members attending the mixer will be eligible to participate in a 50/50 raffle. The cost to enter is $5 and you must be present to win. The proceeds from the raffle will be used to benefit the Chamber. Don’t miss your first chance to win big bucks at the October mixer on the 21st! The mixer is sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express, Phantom Shadow Entertainment Services and The Cottage.


It’s All About Community!

Upcoming Lunch and Learns


uFinancial will present a free Lunch and Learn seminar on Thursday, October 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber office. Join Christopher Cocores, managing partner of uFinancial, and Seth Scott, managing associate, to learn how to understand your options for and make the most out of Social Security choices. This presentation will leave you informed and empowered! uFinancial has been serving the Central Pa. region for over 35 years, helping individuals, families and businesses grow their tomorrow through financial planning. The next Lunch and Learn will be on Thursday, October 23. Kenneth Wuertenberg of the Mental Health Association of Franklin & Fulton Counties will present the QPR Gatekeeper training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer - three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Over the past eight years the Mental Health Association has trained over 3,900 Franklin and Fulton County residents in this evidence based practice. Join us on October 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber office for free QPR training.

Student scholarship recipient recounts her experiences Dear Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members, It is with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation that I am writing this letter regarding the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours, an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. I was awarded the Scott Hosier Scholarship in late July, which allowed me to attend the “Terror on the Border: Summer of 1864” weekend. As a college student with many expenses, this scholarship gave me an opportunity that may have otherwise been impossible.

Attendance for Lunch and Learns are free with lunch provided courtesy of Fuddruckers. Specializing in burgers, chicken and fresh salads, Fuddruckers also features an in-restaurant bakery and fresh produce bar. Join them for breakfast, lunch or dinner at 442 Gateway Ave.

Contact the Chamber for details - 717-264-7101

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While attendance is free, the Chamber requests that you please register in advance. To register, visit or call the Chamber at 717-264-7101.

Rebecca Reed is recognized as the scholarship recipient during a break for lunch at Oldtown Firehall in Oldtown, Md.

I am currently a sophomore at Lycoming College, where I double major in History and American Studies. Although I cover a wide variety of topics in my studies, learning about the Civil War is my passion. I spent my summer interning at Antietam Battlefield and the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum to supplement my studies. Although these were both very enriching experiences, they cannot compare to the knowledge I acquired during my time spent at the “Terror on the Border” weekend. Touring battlefields with Civil War experts and listening to them speak on their topic at Wilson College not only provided me with new perspectives, it also gave me a newfound motivation to push even harder in my studies. As a lifelong resident of Waynesboro, the seminar was especially valuable. Learning how the area that I have grown up in was affected by the Civil War enriched how I view the heritage of our area. I believe that residents of this area would greatly benefit from the information I learned during my time at the “Terror on the Border” weekend. Personally, it helped me connect our local heritage to a larger scale. In closing, my time spent with the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours at the “Terror on the Border” weekend stemming from the generous Scott Hosier Scholarship was invaluable, and for that, I am extremely appreciative. Best Regards, Rebecca Reed Lycoming College, Class of 2017 For more information about Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours or the Scott Hosier Scholarship, visit or contact Lark Plessinger at 717-264-7101 ext. 206.



MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Chambersburg Hospital’s cardiology services, an affiliate of Summit Health, received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2014. They are the only hospital in Pennsylvania to receive the Gold Plus Award and one of only 51 hospitals in the nation to receive this honor. The hospital’s cardiology program also received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Action Registry “Get with the Guidelines” Platinum award for higher standards in heart care. Chambersburg Hospital was one of only 256 hospitals across the U.S. to receive this honor. Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC honored Janice M. Seekford recently for her 50 years of service at the organization. Seekford joined the nascent company in 1964, just one year after its founding. She started working as a clerical staff person at the original building at 25 North Avenue in Hagerstown, Md. and then moved with the growing firm to its current location on Potomac Street in Hagerstown. Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC is a full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Hagerstown, Md. and Chambersburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill and Hanover, Pa. Cumberland Valley School of Music recently named Heather McEndree as program manager. McEndree holds a B.S. in Music Education and a B.A. in Flute from Lebanon Valley College. She also received a degree in music education from Temple University with special courses in early childhood music. McEndree is a certified instructor for Musikgarten, an international early education music program and is a former teacher of middle school band and general music for Frederick County and Washington County Public Schools. Join the Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg/Shippensburg on October 19 for the 2nd annual 5K Walk/Run. This HERO run encourages participants to dress as their favorite hero, run in honor of them and become a hero for kids in the community. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Southgate Shopping Center, and the race starts at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $25; register online at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty recently welcomed Levi Clevenger to its Chambersburg office. A former self-employed carpenter, Clevenger will specialize in residential sales throughout Franklin and Fulton counties. The company is the No. 1 homeseller in South Central Pennsylvania, according to Central Penn Business Journal, and its office is located at 730 Norland Avenue. The Capitol Theatre will present “Martin & Lewis Tribute Show” on October 10 at 7 p.m. For more information, or tickets, call 717-2630202 or visit eLynxx Solutions was selected to provide marketing supply chain software for Wilson College this year. eLynxx Solutions has been providing innovative products and services for helping organizations manage projects and connect with vendors of custom-produced graphic communication, direct mail, marketing materials, publications, labeling, packaging and all things print since 1975. For more information regarding eLynxx Solutions, please visit

ImpactOffice recently awarded Barbara Thompson from Orrstown Bank with its Ultimate Company Picnic Prize Pack. The pack included breakroom supplies and cleaning items. For information on future contests or to purchase similar items, visit The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will host “The Beach Boys” on October 25 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 717-477-7469 or visit Shalom Christian Academy has transformed its library to a new space renamed, “Learning Commons.” This area will be utilized for research using both print and digital media, and for collaboration in class work. The renovation project was funded by donations from individuals and businesses who have an interest in seeing the Learning Commons become the academic center of Shalom. Any families who may be interested in touring Shalom and seeing the new media center are welcome. Call 717-3752223 for an appointment. Wilson College is seeking artwork made by area high school students for an upcoming juried art show to be held at Wilson’s Bogigian Gallery in Lortz Hall. Submissions of up to three works of art are due by midnight Oct 8. The exhibition, the fourth of its kind at Wilson, is an opportunity for area students to showcase their work and have it judged by the college art faculty, according to Philip Lindsey, associate professor of fine arts at Wilson. The show is open to students from Franklin, Adams, Cumberland and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania and Washington County, Md. All submissions must have been completed while the student was in high school. There is no entry fee. Entries must be in digital (.jpg) format of up to one megabyte and should be emailed to [email protected] Two- and three-dimensional works of art will be considered for the show. All entries must be exhibit-ready. For more information, contact Lindsey at [email protected] or 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305. The Capitol Theatre is pleased to announce Stephanie Tack as the new manager. Tack is from New York City where she has been involved with theater, both performance and management aspects. She holds a BFA and MFA in dance and has had a career as a professional dancer as well as a background in educational outreach, fundraising, marketing, business management and production. A smooth transition is anticipated as the theatre enters the new show season which begins October 10 at 7 p.m. with Tack taking the stage for the first time to introduce herself, and the first show of the 2014-2015 season to the Capitol Theatre audience.


It’s All About Community! MEMBERS IN THE NEWS (CONTINUED) Allen Jacobson recently joined BWISE Manufacturing as the vice president of operations. With more than 17 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Jacobson is a welcome addition to the company. Prior to joining BWISE, Jacobson was a senior program manager for JLG Industries, where he led new product development programs, including process improvement, financial analysis and a portfolio of new product design projects. BWISE Manufacturing is a leading trailer manufacturer based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. BWISE manufactures trailers under two brands, Bri-Mar Trailers and BWISE Trailers. Totem Pole Playhouse will present “A Christmas Carol,” produced in association with the Chambersburg Community Theatre, from December 11 to December 21. Totem Pole’s production of the holiday classic was a fixture during the holiday season in the Cumberland Valley for many years beginning in 1987 at the Central Center and later moving to the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg where it was last presented in 2004. Paris Peet, who has appeared in several productions at Totem Pole Playhouse including last season’s hit comedy, “The Foreigner,” will play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Ticket prices are $36 for adults and $20 for students (aged 18 or younger). For more information, or tickets, call 717-263-0202 or visit ACNB Bank commemorated the opening of its new Chambersburg office with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently. The new office at 850 Norland Avenue in Chambersburg features a full service lobby, drive-up banking including a drive-up ATM, night depository and coin counter. Emphasizing the bank’s ties to Chambersburg is a community wall, which features a large image of downtown Chambersburg. The Capitol Theatre will present “Rockapella – Motown & More” on October 17 at 7 p.m. For more information, or tickets, call 717-2630202 or visit

Wilson College recently received a $2 million Title III Grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the department’s Strengthening Institutions Program. This program is aimed at helping postsecondary institutions expand their ability to serve low-income students and strengthen academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability. The grant, which will be distributed over five years, will be used to improve enrollment, retention, persistence and graduation rates for Wilson College students through a set of goals, including strengthened academic programs and academic support services, updated technology and ongoing professional development for Wilson employees. The grant is the largest federal grant Wilson has ever received in its 145-year history. The Capitol Theatre will present “Hagerstown Municipal Band’s 100th Anniversary Fall Jubilee” on October 26 at 3 p.m. For more information, or tickets, call 717-263-0202 or visit

GIVING BACK Patriot Federal Credit Union recently contributed $4,000 to the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. $3,000 was designated to the Chamber’s inaugural Sip & Savor Soiree, which serves as a signature fundraiser for the memberbased organization. Patriot Federal Credit Union is the Grand Sponsor. The remaining contributions will be used for the new Chance It 4 The Chamber 50/50 Raffle that will take place at every mixer beginning in October. Members will have the opportunity to purchase $5 raffle tickets at every mixer. The drawing will be held at toward the end of the mixer and the winner, if present, will receive half of the money raised through the raffle. Have news to share with the business community? Send press releases to Lark Plessigner, marketing assistant, at [email protected] Deadline for submission is the first of the month prior to the publication month (ex: send press releases by November 1 to be included in the December issue).

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will host “The Inspiration of Broadway Tour with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound with J. Mark McVey” on October 17 at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 717-477-7469 or visit Pregnancy Ministries, Inc. (PMI) will hold its 30th Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, October 16. Come learn about the impact PMI is making on the women and men of our community and how you can be a part of the solution. The banquet will be held at Antrim BIC Church in Chambersburg. Tickets are $25 and include a family-style dinner and dessert by Mrs. Gibbles’ Restaurant. To order your tickets, call 717-267-3738.




Commuter Services of Pennsylvania 2951 Whiteford Road, Suite 201, York, PA 17402 1-866-579-RIDE │

Commuter Services of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization that strives to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout its nine-county service area of Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York. Through free services, Commuter Services helps commuters find alternative ways of getting to and from work other than driving alone. They promote options for getting to work such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit, teleworking, bicycling or walking. Their program helps employers offer additional workplace benefits at no cost and assists employees in identifying travel modes that produce huge cost savings. Commuter Services provides all of the tools necessary to connect commuters who have similar travel patterns to a green commute mode. Through their mobile-friendly website, commuters can view potential carpool partners, utilize interactive “Park and Ride” and “Bike Rack” maps, calculate their commute cost and ‘live chat’ with a customer service specialist to answer questions instantaneously. Commuters who share a ride to work, use transit, walk or bike to work at least two times a week are eligible for the free Emergency Ride Home program. This program answers the concern of, “What happens if I have an emergency but don’t have my car?” Commuters will be reimbursed for the cost of a qualified emergency ride home if they use options other than commuting alone to work in their personal vehicles. Be sure to check out all the opportunities available from Commuter Services by visiting

Support small businesses and buy local with the Chamber Card! The Chamber Card offers discounts and special offers at over 60 businesses in Chambersburg and surrounding areas. The cards are FREE and can be picked up at the Chamber on 100 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg. Drop on by and pick some up for your family, friends and co-workers -- and start saving! For a list of deals, visit If your business would like to offer a special through the Chamber Card, contact Doug Harmon, membership director: 717-264-7101 ext. 202, [email protected]

Adams County Winery 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353 │ 717-334-4631

Adams County Winery first began operations in 1975. The Farm Winery, situated eight miles west of Gettysburg, is in a 19th century bank barn. The farm is in an ideal location and climate for growing great grapes. This has resulted in consistent, quality grape yields and high quality wines. Katherine Bigler, owner, and her husband, John Kramb, purchased Adams County Winery in 1998. Since then, they’ve been reinvesting in its farm, vineyards, winery and community. Adams County Winery continually strives to provide its guests with excellent customer service and a fun but unique wine adventure. “Wine tasting is educational, but it is also an interactive, fun experience and we at Adams County Winery want to provide that to our customers,” stated Bigler. Adams County Winery is a destination, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Winery offers complimentary wine tastings, winery tours, Wine Trolley tours of the vineyard, live music, multiple festivals throughout the year, wine making classes, wine dinners, facility rentals and is a beautiful wedding/reception venue. Since 2000, Adams County Winery has garnered more than 120 major national and international competition awards, including five Double Gold, 16 Gold and nine Best of Class/Best of category accolades.

Stoner’s Dairy Farm & Corn Maze 7678 Oellig Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236 │ 717-328-3617 [email protected] │

Stoner’s Dairy Farm & Corn Maze is a threegeneration, family-owned and operated AgriTourism business located on a 1,700-acre working dairy farm in Mercersburg. Business hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. throughout September and October. Fall activities include a five-acre corn maze, children’s mini maze, hayrides, petting zoo, corn cannon, play area, pumpkins and mums. Sandwiches, handdipped ice cream and concessionary foods are also available. The farm is host to many other events throughout the fall season including birthday parties, Harvest Farm Festival and Little Miss Pageant, Corn Hole Tournament, Flashlight Nights, Haunted Nights and a Trick-orTreat Night. Pre-registered group discounts are available. During April and May, the farm is open to preschool and elementary field trips. Students have the opportunity to experience the 550-cow milking parlor and maternity area on a guided tour. Cow diet, farm animal facts and daily farm operations are just a few of the things that are discussed during the visit. A petting zoo and hayride to the Stoner’s picnic facility rounds out the day. Please call for reservations and rates. Although the farm has been in operation for more than 50 years, the Agri-Tourism business began in 2004 to foster a healthy relationship with the community, as well as to educate about the dairy industry.


It’s All About Community! WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Entertainment Services

All Sound Pro Shelby Bucz 1031 Kunkle Drive Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17202 (717) 496-1645 [email protected] Health & Fitness Alpha Fitness Jeremiah Snyder 2111-A Carbaugh Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 261-0077 [email protected] Employment Services

Axiom Staffing Group Sonya Brown 528 North Antrim Way Greencastle, PA 17225 (717) 643-1086 [email protected] Campgrounds

Cowans Gap State Park Ryan Donovan 6235 Aughwick Road Fort Loudon, PA 17224 (717) 485-0116 [email protected] Beauty Services

Glam On Demand Ashley Novak 54 West Main Street, Apt A Fayetteville, PA 17222 (717) 491-4966 [email protected]

Health Care Services


Home Instead Senior Care Katie Jordan 14 Deatrick Drive Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 398-2565 [email protected]

Congratulations to Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc. for reaching a major milestone - 65 years of Chamber membership! We appreciate your continued participation and support.

Business Consultants

65 YEARS Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.

Human Resources by Design Rebecca Weaver PO Box 586 New Cumberland, PA 17070 (717) 360-0763 [email protected] Schools, Colleges & Universities

Institute for Caregiver Education, Inc. Annette Sanders P.O. Box 548 Scotland, PA 17254 (717) 263-7766 Employment Services

Kelly Services Angela Mosley 600 Norland Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 709-4918 [email protected] Restaurants

Mim’s Mighty Meaty Hoagies Steve Gilbert 423 West Main Street Fayetteville, PA 17222 (717) 352-3935 [email protected]

25 YEARS Chambersburg Community Theatre, Inc. 20 YEARS Chambersburg Imaging Associates Dilly’s 15 YEARS Kenny’s Auction 10 YEARS Chambersburg Machine Company WHTM-TV/abc27 5 YEARS East Coast Green, Inc. LBK Transport Inc. Penn State Cooperative Extension Franklin County Red Robin International Corporate Training & Marketing 1 YEAR Apple Valley Waste Services, Inc. CTY Consulting Group, LLC Gomez Law Office, LLC National Truck Body Solutions, Inc. Steve Rice Law Sunset Industrial Applications Sunset Metal Works, Inc. Todd Sponseller, Attorney at Law

ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS Looking for ways to attract new clients or promote a special product or service? As a Chamber member, you have the exclusive benefit to post coupons and deals on our high-traffic website - for free! To add your deal, simply visit the Chamber website at and click “Member Login” in the top right corner. After you’ve logged in, click the “Hot Deals” button in the left column, then click the “Add a Hot Deal” button. You can also share items that you are selling on the Chamber’s MarketSpace! When you are logged in to your member profile, simply click on “MarketSpace” and click “Add a MarketSpace Item.”




LFC Community begins with largest class in years Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community began the 2014-2015 class with the weekend retreat at Manito, Inc. in September. With 23 members, this will be the largest class the community program has seen for the past few years. The weekend started with icebreakers and team building activities by Dr. Bob Whitmore, The Growth Coach.

Students learn about leadership Leadership Franklin County Youth kicked off the new school year with an introduction to leadership and a discussion on diversity. The 10th grade students met at Manito, Inc. where Brenda Hefner of Menno Haven Retirement Communities started the day with ice breaker activities, testing the student’s memories for each other’s names.

The students were also introduced to their project teams by Cheri Kearney of United Way of Franklin County and heard project proposals from six nonprofits. Each group selected their projects for the year after listening to the proposals, with guidance from Dr. Stephen Holoviak of Penn State University who shared factors to consider when choosing a project. Mentors are assigned to each group to assist them throughout the year as they progress through their projects. The weekend concluded with more team building exercises and a chance to climb the Manito tower. Next, the students wrote in their journals about someone they thought of as a leader and how that person impacted them. The students discussed their thoughts and qualities of these leaders that they admire. These qualities include courage, speaking your mind, being kind and patience. They were then asked which of these qualities they possessed and which qualities do they hope to possess.

Members of the LFC Community class of 2015 are: Tiffany Bloyer, Franklin County Government Rachel Bowers, Orrstown Bank Rebecca Bowling, Kegerreis Outdoor Advertising Tina Bricker, F&M Trust Josh Davis, F&M Trust Amanda Dickson, 1st Ed Credit Union Amy Fisher, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Jackie Fisher, Montessori Academy Kimberly Flannery, Kaplan University Carrie Gray, Franklin County Government Jackson Green, Chambersburg Area Senior High School Jim Illicete, CenturyLink Natasha Lehman, Patriot Federal Credit Union Nancy Mazariegos, Chambers’ Apothecary Melanie Myers, Shetter Insurance Agency Jake Naugle, Patriot Federal Credit Union Nate Ruccio, Sears Holding Company Nicole Schlotterbeck, Orrstown Bank Kevin Stouffer, Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company Jen Swatsworth, Manpower Tiara Walburn, Chambersburg Area Senior High School Tasha White, Patriot Federal Credit Union Georgianna Yelton, LIFE Lutheran Services The LFC Community class will meet again in October to discuss project management and leadership styles. The program is sponsored by CenturyLink Business.

Hefner also introduced the five leadership practices outlined in their textbooks: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart. The students created posters demonstrating how they viewed these practices. The students wrote about a good leadership experience they have had where they were at their best. Maria Banks of the Chambersburg Area School District concluded the day by leading the students through a discussion on diversity. The students worked through activities discussing their own culture, others’ cultures and stereotypes. Students are able to attend the program at no charge thanks to Leadership Franklin County Youth sponsor 1st Ed Credit Union.

Leadership Franklin County Community students participated in team building activities during their retreat weekend to get to know each other and explore leadership traits.



Employee engagement: Why it matters Leadership Franklin County Advanced is coordinating a half-day workshop this fall on the topic of employee engagement and why it matters. The workshop will be held on Friday, November 14 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University. The workshop is geared to people in any form of leadership role within an organization. The workshop will be facilitated by Rich Scott of Dale Carnegie Training. Scott is a corporate projects manager, executive coach and certified trainer. Topics to be covered include: • What drives engagement and why it matters • Senior leadership attributes leading to engagement • The five steps for creating and maintaining an engaged workforce • How to build belief and trust in senior leadership The cost is $99 per person and includes a continental breakfast which will be served from 8 to 8:30 a.m. To register for the workshop, visit or contact the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation at 717-264-7101 ext. 207 or email [email protected] The registration deadline is November 7.

Heritage Center hours to change for fall, winter seasons The Chambersburg Heritage Center, an initiative of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October 18. After AppleFest on October 18, the Heritage Center will be closed on Saturdays until May of 2015. The Heritage Center at 100 Lincoln Way East on downtown’s Memorial Square is an ideal starting point for exploration of local history. The Center is a site on Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail and the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails. The Chamber opened the Heritage Center in July 2004. The Heritage Center also includes a gift shop, which is a great place to find unique gifts such as Chambersburg T-shirts, caps and history items. For more information, call 717-264-7101.

Leadership Franklin County Advanced is a program of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation that provides a venue for higherground leadership development in Franklin County.

Technology grants to be awarded at Foundation annual luncheon The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation will award grants to teachers in Franklin County at its annual luncheon on Thursday, October 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Orchards Restaurant, 1580 Orchard Drive. The grants total $14,500 and will be awarded to teachers for using technology in an innovative way in their classrooms. To attend the Foundation’s annual luncheon, call the Chamber at 717264-7101, or email your reservation to [email protected] Cost of the luncheon is $20 per person. Educational Improvement Tax Credit contributors for these grants include M&T Bank, Orrstown Bank and Susquehanna Bank. To find out how your business can help support the work of the Foundation, call 717-264-7101 ext. 207. The Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

CHAMBERSBURG HERITAGE CENTER Displaying the history of Franklin County Featuring: exhibit areas on the Civil War, architecture, transportation and frontier life; children’s activity room; walking and driving tours.

Don’t forget to visit the gift shop! A great place to find unique gifts for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more!

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm year-round; Sat 10am-3pm May-Oct. 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA


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Holiday Inn Express, along with Phantom Shadow Entertainment and The Cottage, will host a casino themed networking mixer on Tuesday, October 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1097 Wayne Avenue. Chamber mixers are a great way to make new business contacts, catch up with old friends and get to know fellow Chamber members. Mixers are free to attend and include food, beverages and door prizes.

Franklin County B2B Networking Expo 2-7 p.m. trade show & seminars, 5-7 p.m. mixer, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail E.


Downtown Movie Series: The Nut Job Screening at dusk, Chambers Fort Park, with presenting sponsor Summit Health


Oktoberfest, includes John H. Harmon Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Duck Derby and beer festival 10 a.m. 5k, 12-5 p.m. Oktoberfest, 2:30 p.m. Duck Derby, corner of West King St. and Hood St.


Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation Annual Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Dr., call 717-264-7101 for tickets, $20


uFinancial Lunch and Learn, Lunch provided courtesy of Fuddruckers 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chamber Board Room, 100 Lincoln Way East

15 Corning Credit Union Ribbon Cutting & Open House 5:30-7:30 p.m., Corning Credit Union, 800 Norland Avenue

18 AppleFest 9 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Chambersburg, organized by the Downtown Business Council

21 Holiday Inn Express Mixer, also hosted by Phantom Shadow Entertainment and The Cottage 5-7 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 1097 Wayne Avenue

23 Lunch and Learn: QPR Gatekeeper Training, presented by Mental Health Association 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Chamber Board Room, 100 Lincoln Way East, lunch provided by Fuddruckers

To register for the mixer or other Chamber events, visit SAVE THE DATE - Mark your calendar for the highly anticipated Chamber Holiday Mixer on Monday, December 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilson College. All five chambers of commerce in Franklin County partner to host this well-attended annual mixer.

To register or view more details about these and more upcoming events, visit

It’s All About Community! 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 member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the PA Chamber of Commerce, and is a 4-star accredited Chamber.