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Chairman’s message Chamber board and staff Small Business Week events April Lunch & Learn and Mixer 21st Annual Golf Tournament LFC Youth and Community update LFC Mixer on April 13 Downtown events planned for summer April Artist Exhibit at The Foundry Partner with downtown Foundation seeks grant applications Spring Into History Franklin County Women’s Conference Diversity & Inclusion Conference Around town with the Chamber PA Chamber update Member spotlights Welcome new members Milestone anniversaries Giving back Members in the news April calendar of events Service Vision Statement



CINCO DE MAYO MIXER 5-7:30 p.m. Conference Center at Shippensburg U. Network with 500+ people from throughout the Cumberland Valley region!


GOLF TOURNAMENT Begins at 11 a.m. Waynesboro Country Club Enjoy networking on the greens with fellow Chamber members. Visit for details about these events and more. April events are listed on the back of the newsletter.

APRIL 2016


Chamber to celebrate Small Business Week The Chamber is coordinating a variety of events, most of which are free, for this year’s National Small Business Week from May 1-7, 2016 to recognize the critical contributions of our local entrepreneurs and business owners. Our membership is comprised of mostly small businesses, and more than 60 percent of our members have 10 or fewer employees. Nationwide, 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. Small businesses have a huge impact on our economy, which is why the Chamber is excited to offer a variety of events and seminars to celebrate the week. Turn to page 3 for the schedule of events hosted by the Chamber for National Small Business Week 2016.

Experience the largest one-day leadership event in the world: Leadercast Leadership Franklin County Advanced is pleased to be a host site for Leadercast 2016: Architects of Tomorrow during National Small Business Week. 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 us on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Shippensburg University as we hear from world-renowned leaders such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., and explore what it means to be a visionary leader building a community as the architects of tomorrow. The cost is $99 per person (includes breakfast and lunch); registration deadline is April 28. To register, visit Special thanks to our local Leadercast sponsors, Patriot Federal Credit Union and Summit Health.

Chamber breakfast on April 7


The Chamber will honor several of its members for their accomplishments in 2015 at the Annual Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 7 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Road. Featured speaker at the breakfast will be John R. Rodgers Jr., franchise owner for JR Rodgers & Associates Inc., the Dale Carnegie Training® franchise in Pittsburgh. The breakfast is nearly sold out! Individuals may 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 or call 717-264-7101.

National Small Business Week May 1-7, 2016

Celebrate Small Business with Us!

#DreamSmallBiz Local Events Presented by the

Chambersburg Chamber Events All events are free unless otherwise noted / For details visit or call 717-264-7101

Monday, May 2

Wednesday, May 4

Social Media for Small Business

Accessing Capital for Small Business

2:30-3:30pm, Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E.

12-2pm, Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E.

Learn where to find your target customers and reach them effectively through social media to see results. Facilitated by Anita Crawford of Springboard Entertainment.

Marketing Your Small Business 4-5pm, Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E.

Focus on must-have strategies for your marketing plan and how to determine where to spend your marketing dollars. Facilitated by Anita Crawford of Springboard Entertainment.

Tuesday, May 3

A panel of experts will discuss the resources and opportunities available for small businesses and how you can benefit. Lunch sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.

Thursday, May 5 Cinco de Mayo Regional Mixer 5-7pm, Shippensburg Conference Center, 500 Newburg Rd. Network with over 500 local business professionals from more than 350 companies in the region!

Digital Marketing Strategies

Friday, May 6

12-1pm, Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E.

Leadercast 2016: Architects of Tomorrow

Learn how to improve your digital marketing including web design, video and more. Facilitated by Tyler and Trevor Roberts of Cross & Crown; lunch sponsored by the Chamber.

More Info:

8am-4:30pm, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr. Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world featuring global leaders discussing what it means to be a visionary leader. Broadcast live from Atlanta, you can participate right here in our area thanks to Leadership Franklin County! Cost is $99/person. Register:

Hosted by Leadership Franklin County Advanced For Small Business Week Venue: Shippensburg University Tuscarora Room/Reisner Dining Hall 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $99 a person (Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included) CEU’s Available Go to for more information or register or call 717-264-7101 x205 Sponsored by Patriot Federal Credit Union Summit Health


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Troy Garman, RE/MAX Realty Agency Chair Eric Foreman, BB&T - Immediate Past Chair Noel Purdy - Chamber President Jim Zimmerman, Valley Quarries Inc. Treasurer Sherri H. Stahl, Summit Health - Secretary Lance Kegerreis, Dennis E. Black Engineering, Inc. - CADC Vice President Michelle Paulnock, ACNB Bank 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 Kim Crider, Kim Crider/Take Shape for Life Mark Story, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County Chris Patterson, Manitowoc Cranes Jeff Truhan, The Shook Home Mark Durniak, Fuddruckers Brad Evans, Bartlett Tree Expert Company Angela Lynch, Chambersburg Area School District Foundation Michael J. Connor, Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC

CHAMBER STAFF Noel Purdy - President [email protected] David G. Sciamanna - Vice President [email protected] Amy Fisher - Communications Director [email protected] Doug Harmon - Membership Director [email protected] Maryliz Toohig - Financial Director [email protected] Robin Harmon - Executive Director of the Chamber Foundation [email protected] Angie Schaeffer - Exec. Assistant/Office Manager [email protected] Lark Plessinger - Marketing Assistant [email protected] Scott Fish - Events Coordinator [email protected] Stacy Guyer - Accounting Assistant, [email protected] Sue Black - Customer Service Specialist [email protected]


Success in the new economy We hear it time and time again: workforce development needs to be a priority for Franklin County. We have long talked about the skills gap between what employers need and what employees can offer. Add to this the silver tsunami – the retirement of a large segment of our workforce – and the skills gap becomes an even bigger problem. There is a great video online from Kevin Fleming entitled “Success in the New Economy” ( which discusses the workforce requirements for the future. For every one job that requires an advanced degree (masters and up), there will be two jobs that require a bachelor degree and seven skilled labor jobs. Only 10 percent of jobs will require unskilled labor. Skilled jobs are and will continue to grow into high demand and well compensated fields. These are jobs such as nurses, carpenters, mechanics and truck drivers. However, many young adults and their families are not aware of the potential in these fields. In addition to the shortage of job candidates with the proper knowledge to fill skilled labor positions, employers constantly express the lack of soft skills held by first time workers. They often have poor attendance, are unable to work in teams, cannot take constructive feedback, etc. Our schools are working tirelessly to provide quality education to our youth and address these issues to serve future needs. But they need our help. They need the voice of industry to reiterate to students and parents about the opportunities youth have for selecting their future careers and how to get there. On April 20, the Community Education Coalition is partnering with the Franklin County Career and Technology Center to take one step to address these needs in our area. Businesses are being asked to attend the Middle School Open House to talk to the students and their parents about career paths available in their industry and the soft skills they need to be learning now to be successful when they graduate in four short years. Please contact Robin Harmon at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 205 for more information on participating at the open house. You, as business and industry leaders, are the experts. Your support is essential to develop the workforce of our future. Troy Garman, Realtor, RE/MAX Realty Agency Chair, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors


April Lunch & Learn and Mixer


Small Business Week events Monday, May 2 • Social Media for Small Businesses: 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East - FREE Anita Crawford of Springboard Entertainment will talk you through how to determine where to find your target customers and reach out to them effectively through social media so you see results. • Marketing Your Small Businesses: 4-5 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East - FREE Social media is a great way to reach customers, but there are other marketing options that should be on your radar as well. In this hour, Crawford will focus on must-have strategies for your marketing plan and how to determine where to spend your marketing dollars. Tuesday, May 3 • Digital Marketing Strategies: Noon-1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East - FREE Learn from the pros as Tyler and Trevor, owners of Cross & Crown, talk about improving your digital marketing strategies including web design and integrating video in marketing. Lunch sponsored by the Chamber. Wednesday, May 4 • Accessing Capital for Small Business: Noon-2 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East - FREE Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the resources and opportunities available to small businesses and how your business can benefit. Lunch sponsored by Small Business Development Center in Shippensburg. Thursday, May 5 • Cinco de Mayo Regional Fiesta Mixer: 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University, 500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg - FREE This is your chance to network with over 500 individuals from more than 350 companies! Join us for this popular annual mixer. Friday, May 6 • Leadercast 2016: Architects of Tomorrow: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Shippensburg University’s Tuscarora Room, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg - $99 Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world featuring global leaders discussing what it means to be a visionary leader. Broadcast live from Atlanta, you can watch Leaderscast speakers like Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, right here in our area thanks to Leadership Franklin County Advanced. Details and registration are available online at

IMPACTomorrow will lead a free Lunch & Learn seminar titled Growing Your Business from the Inside Out on Thursday, April 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber. Facilitated by Scott Schoenberger, owner and senior facilitator of IMPACTomorrow, this Lunch & Learn will explore the applications and benefits of valueadded investing through professional development. Join the Chamber for our April Mixer hosted by PA CareerLink Franklin County, 600 Norland Avenue. The mixer on Tuesday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. will provide guests the opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members while also enjoying door prizes, refreshments and more. Chamber Mixers and Lunch & Learns are free to attend, but registration is requested. Register at or call 717-264-7101. For Lunch & Learns, cancellations made within 48 hours and no shows will be billed $10.

21st Annual Golf Tournament Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 30 to enjoy some friendly competition on the greens with fellow members. The Chamber’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Waynesboro Country Club, 1117 Meadowbrook Rd., Waynesboro. 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 fees, range balls, lunch, dinner, drinks, networking and door prizes. A variety of sponsorships are available, including THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Premier ($1,000), Benefactor ($500), Title Sponsor Contributor ($250) and Hole ($100) sponsors. To sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Doug Harmon at 717264-7101 ext. 202 or [email protected] Premier Sponsor - VFW Post 1599 To register for the event, visit Look for more information in the Golf Tournament flyer in this newsletter.

For more information about National Small Business Week and to register for events, visit




Youth learn social responsibility Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth were given the unique experience of touring the Franklin County Jail on Opportunity Avenue during their March session. The group of high school sophomores began the day talking with Maria Banks of Chambersburg LFC Youth students hear from Deputy Warden Sullen and Warden Bill Bechtold Area School District as she reviewed the Kouzes and Posner five practices of leadership they learned this year: Model the Way, Inspire A Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart. Banks then helped prepare the students for their tour by asking what they expected to see before they were introduced to jail leaders Deputy Warden James Sullen, Captain Doug Burget and Warden Bill Bechtold. The group visited the secure area of the jail led by Deputy Warden Sullen and Captain Burget. The students saw various areas of the jail and learned about the operation. Following the tour, students went to the chapel area where the class spoke with a panel of inmates. The inmates discussed the choices they made that got them where they are, what they could have done differently, what they learned and what they are going to do when they have completed their sentence. The inmates also spoke about the impact their crime had on their lives and their families’ lives. After the panel the students reconvened to talk about their experience. With a lunch from Kathy’s Deli, the students analyzed how the experience compared with their expectations. They also talked about what they learned from the inmate discussion. They examined how the five leadership principals learned throughout their LFC experience were demonstrated by the staff at the jail in their work. LFC Youth is offered free of charge thanks to sponsor Wilson College.

Community students learn about health and history Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community spent the morning portion of their March session at Chambersburg Hospital learning about healthcare in Franklin County. Ann Spottswood of Summit Health spoke about the Community Health Needs LFC Community students at Fort Loudoun during their history tour of Franklin County Assessment, which Summit Health and other community partners are working on and the impact of the results on the community. Dr. Tom Anderson continued with a presentation of the Summit Health organization and Ericka Kalp treated the class to a tour of the infectious disease unit. She discussed how the hospital has planned to deal with threats such as the zika virus should it ever arise. Vanessa McDowell of Keystone Health presented facts on HIV and AIDS in Franklin County. The morning concluded with Bea Hoffman speaking about how Lean Principles apply to the healthcare industry while Barbara Rossini presented on Summit Health’s role in community health. After a lunch from Fuddruckers, the class spent the afternoon seeing sites associated with Franklin County’s past led by Janet Pollard of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. The class covered frontier history, Civil War history and many other interesting facts of Franklin County. Each participant received a “press pass” and spoke to the class about a local historical leader they had researched. With stops at Fort Loudoun, Fendrick Library, Allison Antrim Museum and the Waynesboro Industrial Museum, the class learned more about historical sites in the area and the impact the people of Franklin County have had on the country and the world. LFC Community is sponsored by CenturyLink Business.

Learn about LFC at mixer on Apr. 13 Interested in building your leadership skills while learning more about the community? Join current students and alumni for an informational mixer to discover how the Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community program can help you achieve these goals. The mixer will be held Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East. The mixer is free and includes wine, beer and light appetizers. Register by contacting Robin Harmon at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or [email protected] The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation offers the Leadership program. The Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.


The Foundry April Artist Exhibit


Save the date! Downtown events planned for summer 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. So, pull that calendar up on your phone and start saving the dates for these hot events to come.

Second Saturdays

Concerts in the Park Second Saturday Concerts in the Park are back this summer at Chambers Fort Park. The free event features live music the second Saturdays from June through September (June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10) 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.

The Foundry, Chambersburg’s artist cooperative, will feature artwork by Mary Seay and Eddy Gash for its April Artist Exhibit. The exhibit will be on view at The Foundry, 100 S. Main St., throughout the Art for sale at The Foundry month of April. Seay and Gash are local visual artists whose passion for art brings energy, social commentary and nostalgia into each of their pieces. Gash’s work utilizes objective and figurative painting to depict current social climates regarding race and religion. Seay is an abstract painter who creates depth and excitement through layering and nonconforming color choices. The couple is expecting their first child together at the end of March and live in Shippensburg with their cats. A Meet the Artists Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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, events coordinator, at [email protected] or 717264-7101 ext. 212.


Thousands of people enjoy this community celebration every year that salutes the spirit of the Chambersburg townspeople throughout the month of July. A variety of events will be held again this year, including the 13th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race on July 9, Scoop-a-Palooza Ice Cream for Education on July 9 and the popular Old Market Day on July 16. Stay tuned for more details!


Everyone’s favorite all-you-can-eat crab festival returns on August 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the AMVETS Picnic Pavillion. The 20th 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

Housing retail, exhibit and creative spaces, The Foundry is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Art classes, seminars and other events are held on a regular basis; visit or www.facebook. com/FoundryArtistsDowntown for details. Artists interested in joining or businesses interested in supporting the co-op may contact Noel Purdy at [email protected] or 717264-7101 ext. 207.

Partner with downtown Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) continues to market downtown Chambersburg locally and regionally. We are very fortunate to have a strong group of businesses, owners, investors and marketing professionals at the table to support our mission. We need your financial support to continue the progress that has been made in the promotion of downtown Chambersburg. Promotional efforts coordinated by DCI are made possible due to the support of our partners. These efforts include creating and managing the core communications platform for downtown from the website,, to weekly e-newsletters to social media sites and more. In addition, DCI also directs marketing efforts such as the administration of a Google Grant to utilize Google Ads, creating an annual Downtown Chambersburg Guide, coordinating festivals and events as well as guiding a branding process which will result in new messaging and branding. Partner with Downtown Chambersburg Inc., with contribution levels ranging from $100-500. For more information and to become a partner, contact Noel Purdy, president, at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 207.



Foundation seeks grant applications Franklin County Women’s Conference from local teachers Enjoy a day with your Grants to teachers in Franklin County public schools will be awarded to encourage the innovative use of technology in the classroom for grades K-12. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Chamber, is offering the Innovative Technology Challenge Grants to educators in all six school districts. Applications are available online at The deadline for applications is June 30. Applicants will be evaluated based on three key criteria: innovation, value added to curriculum and advanced academics. Grants totaling $11,600, each between $2,000 and $5,000, are available as a result of contributions from area businesses, including Waste Management, BB&T and M&T Bank. Contributing businesses are eligible for Educational Improvement Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. For more information about the grants, contact Robin Harmon, executive director of the Foundation, at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or [email protected] Grant recipients will be recognized at an awards luncheon in October.

Explore Franklin County’s rich history on April 16 The Chambersburg Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East, will participate in a countywide event in April encouraging people to see museums and history sites throughout Franklin County. Spring Into History on Saturday, April 16 is coordinated by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau and provides anyone the opportunity to visit more than 20 participating historical sites and explore the trails of Franklin County free of charge. The Heritage Center doesn’t charge admission, but it normally would be closed on Saturday in April. For Spring Into History, the Heritage Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning May 7, the Heritage Center will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours on Old Market Day in July and AppleFest in October. To view a list of all the participating sites or for more information (including details about the caravan tours), visit the Franklin County Visitors Bureau website at or call 717-522-2977.

friends and networking with new people at the inaugural Franklin County Women’s Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson College’s Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Avenue. The day will consist of four breakout sessions to discuss topics related to empowering professional women led by local leaders in the community. Topics to be discussed during the morning and afternoon breakout sessions include: • Management and Leadership Skills • Creating and Sticking to a Budget • Healthy Eating/ Meal Planning • Raising Independent and Self-Directed Children • Investing and Retirement Planning • Effective Networking • Rejuvenating and Revitalizing- Taking Time for You • Self-Defense • Social Media and Apps You Can’t Live Without • Personality Profiles and Effective Workplace Relationships • Why Women Apologize Too Much: Letting Go of SelfDepreciation • Promoting Yourself and Your Business Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch with a fashion show and inspirational discussions. All proceeds benefit Women In Need. To register, visit their Facebook page at and click the eventbrite link.

Diversity and Inclusion Conference Are you experiencing the demands of the increased diversity in the workplace? Then you can’t afford to miss this informative conference on May 6 from 7:45 a.m. to noon at Kaplan University, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, Md. Hosted by the Cumberland Valley Society for Human Resource Management, the 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Conference will provide techniques and intervention skills to address and adapt to the ever-changing mix of diversity in the workplace. Cost to attend the half-day conference is $30 for society members and $35 for non-members. For more information and registration, visit and click on the “Meetings & Events” tab or call 240-420-0803. The Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce is a partnering sponsor of the event. For information about sponsoring, call or email [email protected]



February Mixer at Shalom Winter weather couldn’t stop the February mixer at Shalom Christian Academy from being a great success! Guests enjoyed the delicious hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and the musical talents of Shalom’s students. Attendees were also led on tours of the school while networking in the recently renovated Learning Commons. Thanks to everyone for making it out, even with the cold and snow! Chuck Sioberg, David Sciamanna and Mike Ross at the FCADC breakfast

FCADC celebrates 30 years

Guests network at the February Mixer at Shalom Christian Academy

The Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) celebrated its 30th anniversary during the annual breakfast held at Clarion Inn Chambersburg. As part of the celebration, FCADC recognized David G. Sciamanna, L. Michael Ross and Chuck Sioberg for serving on the board of directors since its founding in 1986. Thank you, FCADC, for all you’ve done in the past 30 years to support our community’s economy!

CJ’s opens in Chambersburg Congratulations to CJ’s BBQ Smokehouse located at 975 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg. The area’s new BBQ joint! Tracy Stains, David Fox and Chef Tex helped cut the ribbon over lunch on March 9. CJ’s BBQ Smokehouse is open Tuesday through Sundays from 11 am to 8 p.m. Please welcome them by dropping in for lunch or dinner, or calling 717-261-4760.

The ribbon is cut to celebrate the new pick-up location for Bollman Charter

Bollman opens new pick-up location

CJ’s cuts the ribbon during their grand opening in Chambersburg

A huge crowd gathered for the ribbon cutting of Bollman Charter Service’s new pick-up location at Weis Markets on Wayne Avenue! Thank you to all our guests from the community that made this a memorable event. Bollman Charter Service is a motorcoach company offering tours to the general public as well as group tours.

Penn National awards dividends Chamber members earn dividends when they enroll in Penn National Insurance’s business program. Since 2006, Penn National has paid $608,840 to our Chamber members! For more information about the program, call the Chamber at 717-264-7101. The 11/30 Network Steering Committee at the Birthday Bash

11/30 Network 1 year anniversary

Dividends totalling $608,840 have been earned by Chamber members since 2006

The 11/30 Network celebrated its one year anniversary in February during a Birthday Bash at Relax Lounge. More than 60 people attended to enjoy refreshments, networking, trivia and, of course, birthday cake. Just one year after launching, the 11/30 Network is comprised of more than 140 young professionals in the region. For more information, visit





Mandated entry level wage hike will Advanced Graphix 700 Loudon Street, Chambersburg, Pa 17201 │717-709-9500 increase costs for taxpayers │ [email protected] Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President Gene Barr issued the following statement in regard to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he is issuing an executive order mandating a minimum wage increase to $10.15 an hour for state employees and employees of organizations that are awarded state contracts: “The timing of the governor’s announcement is somewhat peculiar, given the ongoing budget impasse and the fact that this executive order will increase costs for the state. Besides that, history has shown that government mandated entry-level wage increases are not an effective policy to lift people out of poverty. The governor makes the counterintuitive claim that increasing labor costs somehow actually creates jobs. Unfortunately, the only evidence the governor can point to is a study that is more than 20 years old and has been thoroughly discredited by economists. Most independent studies have found just the opposite to be true by revealing that mandated wage hikes tend to hurt more people than they help. “For instance, a study by the Congressional Budget Office found that an increase to $10.10 an hour could lead to the loss of 500,000 jobs nationwide. A Pennsylvania-specific report by the Independent Fiscal Office found comparable results; with the loss of 30,000 jobs throughout the Commonwealth. In fact, the last time Pennsylvania raised the minimum wage, employers were forced to halt hiring, reduce employee hours and cut jobs; with entry-level wage positions often being most at risk. The facts also show that mandated wage hikes disproportionally harm low-income, lesser-skilled workers. One study following the 2007 federal minimum wage hike showed a decrease in likelihood that a low-wage worker would be able to find a job. Other studies show how mandated increases can create additional burdens on those living in poverty – many of whom may not have a job at all - due to the higher prices on goods and services that result from increased labor costs. The fact is, while some will benefit from a higher minimum wage; many will face negative unintended consequences. “The PA Chamber has long maintained that in order to truly help move individuals out of poverty and advance through the work force, we need to help provide them with the necessary skills-training. Strengthening workforce development programs will help give workers the tools they need to fill job vacancies and close and existing jobs skills gap. Additional approaches – such as implementing an Earned Income Tax Credit – better direct assistance to low-wage workers, especially those raising families. These more thoughtful, targeted approaches will better help low-wage earners support their families and move upward through the workforce, offering long-term career opportunities at family-sustaining wages.” This opinion was released by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. For more information, visit

Are you looking for new clients? Are you looking for a cost effective way to get those new clients? If your answer is yes to those two questions, Del Dingle and his team at Advanced Graphix have you covered. Or your car covered. Literally. Increasingly, big companies like State Farm are utilizing car wraps as a cost effective way to land new business. You can easily spend $300, $500 or more per month for one billboard. That’s one billboard that never moves. For about $45 per month you can have your logo in full color covering your vehicle. Wherever your travels take you, you’re always advertising your business. Call Del and his team today for a personalized consultation. Advanced Graphix is located at 700 Loudon Street and also offers lighted signs, LED message boards, window tinting, business cards, T-shirts, embroidery, advertising specialties and more. Please stop by their showroom today to see samples of their quality work.

Children’s Aid Society - Frances Leiter Center

539 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201 │717-264-8552 │ [email protected]

In 1986, Children’s Aid Society opened the Frances Leiter Center in Chambersburg. The center is named after Frances Leiter, one of the original organizers of Children’s Aid Society. Last year, 93 children ages 2 through 17 received 1,097 hours of play therapy at Children’s Aid Society. The children and adolescents that we serve may be facing challenges that include, but are not limited to: physical, emotional or sexual abuse; trauma or neglect; family conflict or divorce; ADHD, learning, or developmental disabilities; depression or anxiety; grief and loss or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children’s Aid Society provides professional child-focused therapy to children in York, Adams and Franklin Counties. Our commitment is to serve all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Our therapists help children and adolescents improve their ability to express themselves and to positively cope with their feelings. Play therapy uses a child’s language of imagination and play to approach and process challenges and events in a child’s world. For children, feelings are often more accessible on a non-verbal level and play is a natural means of communication. Play therapy may include the use of sand tray, puppetry, art materials, games or specifically selected play materials.




Entertainment Services

Soundproof Cow

Real Estate Management

Dillon Strouse 15 Bridgewater Road Newville, PA 17241 (717) 448-1770 [email protected]

440 Ramsey Ave., Chambersburg, Pa 17201 717-709-9500 │ [email protected]

Antietam Realty

Jennifer Martin 10796 Buchanan Trail East Waynesboro, PA 17268 (717) 765-8011 [email protected] Firearms

Soundproof Cow, a division of American Micro Industries, was created in 2006. Through manufacturing in our Custom Components Division, we realized our foam electrical insulators had acoustic qualities. From this discovery, Soundproof Cow has grown over the past ten years to focus on custom acoustic solutions and products for commercial and residential applications. Our name Soundproof Cow pays tribute to our local culture. Similar to the cow being a simple but diverse animal, we approach solving sound problems in a simple and unique fashion. Sound can negatively affect our everyday life in the workplace even if you work in a corporate office or a manufacturing facility. Are you constantly bothered by the noisy neighbors? How many times have you visited a new restaurant only to be disappointed by how loud the space is? If you have a sound problem and need a solution, call the Soundproof Cow team at 717-262-7206. We offer free acoustical consultations! Visit us online at www.soundproofcow. com and “like” us on Facebook; every 500 likes we purchase a cow for an impoverished area. Keep an eye out for our Studio Grand Opening this summer.

Advertise in The Outlook Gain maximum exposure for your business to the Chamber’s 2,000+ contacts!

Cavalry Firearms, LLC Stephanie Bryan 1764 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 469-8124 [email protected]

Pets - Services & Supplies

Vintage Hounds Grooming Salon LLC

Heather Oberholzer 975 Progress Road Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 552-3437 [email protected] Economic Development

Business Consultants

Washington County Maryland Department of Business Development

Thomas Garner, Jr 1454 Mallard Drive East Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 809-1665 [email protected]

Hagerstown, MD 21740 (240) 313-2383 [email protected]

Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture

Your Barber Shop

Garner Quality Management Consulting 100 West Washington Street

Guernsey, Inc.

Rick Lewis 151 North Washington Street Greencastle, PA 17225 (717) 702-5870 [email protected]


Kevin Hicks 512 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 263-8213 [email protected]


Janitorial Services & Supplies

60 Years Jennings Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

Will Hull 1074 Hamilton Drive Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 658-3749 [email protected]

35 Years Sponseller/Graham, LLC

Nano Cleaning Solutions


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Foxhole Technology Inc. presented the Chambersburg Career Magnet School robotics team with a $500 contribution in support of the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition. Foxhole Technology is an avid supporter of science, technology, engineering and math initiatives, and considers this gift to be an investment in young minds to improve our community.

The Arc of Franklin & Fulton Counties will host two fundraisers this month. Smith’s Chicken Fundraiser will be on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Feed parking lot on Philadelphia Avenue. Tickets are $12 per meal which includes: half of a chicken, roll and butter, baked potato, baked beans and choice of macaroni salad or applesauce. Customers may also purchase only half of a chicken for $8. The Annual Vera Bradley & Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held on Sunday, April 17 at the VFW on 747 South Fourth Street. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and will include lunch and 28 games of bingo. To purchase tickets, please visit The Arc office or stop by the events. Please contact Lacy-J for more information at 717-264-4390.

Boyer & Ritter, LLC employees celebrated the leap year by collecting suits, dresses, shoes and other professional attire to help people get ready for job interviews. Employees donated clothing to Suits to Careers, which operates “Dress for Success” for women and “Tied to Success” for men. In addition to providing professional clothing for job seekers, both programs provide services such as job-readiness programs, computer training, mentor workshops and networking sessions throughout Central Pennsylvania. For more information about Boyer & Ritter, visit Patriot Federal Credit Union recently supported Washington County Public Schools with their “Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition,” designed to help students understand how the free enterprise system works. Patriot will award $2,500 to the first place winning business idea, $1,500 to the second place winner and $1,000 to the third place winner. The competition called “LaunchGen” accepts student business idea applications through April 15 with a live audience competition and panel of judges. Established in 1965, Patriot Federal Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving more than 51,000 members, nine branch office locations and seven ATMs in Washington County, Md., Franklin and Fulton Counties, Pa. For more information visit Do something good in our community? Submit an item for the Giving Back section! Email your press release or a one paragraph write-up to Lark Plessinger, marketing assistant, at [email protected]

Two Boyer & Ritter LLC accountants, Casey Surridge and Jordan Hileman, recently earned their CPA credentials. Surridge, who earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting at Bloomsburg University, is a senior associate with Boyer & Ritter and focuses on government audits. Hileman, a recent addition to Boyer & Ritter, earned her undergraduate degree in accounting and financial management and her master’s in accounting at Juniata College. For nearly a century, Boyer & Ritter has provided accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to businesses of varying sizes and industries throughout Pennsylvania and the continental United States. Boyer & Ritter has offices in Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg and State College. To learn more, go to The Wilson College Child Care Center recently boosted its rating in the Keystone STARS program to a STAR 3 designation from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. The center, located in Wilson’s Prentis Hall, accommodates 45 children ages 20 months to five years, year-round. It strives to provide high-quality early care and education for children of Wilson College students and staff, as well as those of Chambersburg families through a curriculum that is child-centered and developmentally appropriate. Keystone STARS is a rating system that offers families a way to evaluate the quality of child care programs so they can make informed decisions that best meet their needs. The Capitol Theatre will feature Swing into Spring with the Hagerstown Municipal Band on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. Order tickets online at or call 717-263-0202. Orrstown Bank is pleased to announce Art Campbell (pictured right) accepted an appointment to Orrstown Bank’s advisory board for the Capital region. The group serves as consultants to guide the bank’s sales activities and community involvement. They also provide insight on business prospects and changes throughout the area. Campbell is the founder and president of Campbell Commercial Real Estate Inc. Established in 1984, the company handles commercial, industrial, retail and investment real estate, sales and leasing. The PeKing Acrobats will perform “Year of the Monkey Celebration” at the Luhrs Center on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Chinese acrobats will perform daring maneuvers along with high-tech special effects. Pick up your tickets at


Maryann Fisher, owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Chambersburg, was recently awarded Top Sales for 2015 at an Eastern/Central Pennsylvania Regional meeting. Fisher began with Decorating Den Interiors in 1988 as an assistant to the previous owner. She then purchased the franchise in 2007 and has since then won numerous decorating awards including National Franchise Owner of the year in 2013. Members and associates of Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC were recently appointed to six Allinial Global committees. Allinial Global, formerly known as PKF North America, is a membership association comprised of 97 legally independent accounting and consulting firms. The following people were appointed: John R. Schnitzer, CPA, (1) reappointed to the firm management committee and the nominating committee; Timothy E. Peters, CPA, CGMA, (2) appointed to the accounting and auditing committee; Nathaniel L. Fissel, CPA, MST, (3) appointed to the tax committee; MaryBeth Hockenberry, MBA, (4)appointed to the business development/marketing committee and Kimberly J. Wines, SHRMSCP, SPHR, AAAPM, (5) reappointed to the human resources 2 committee. Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC is a full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Hagerstown, Maryland; and Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg and Hanover, Pennsylvania. For more 4 information, visit



Von Jaymes (pictured right), Investment Advisor Manager for Orrstown Financial Services, was named Dual Representative of the Year by BAR Financial, LLC., a financial services firm. Jaymes received the award based on his accomplishments in the areas of leadership and sales growth. The Shippensburg University Band will perform its spring concert on Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in the Grove Theatre. The University’s Orchestra will also present its spring concert on April 17 at 3 p.m. Admission is free for both events; no tickets are required. For details visit Ludwick Eye Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Scott Piette, a glaucoma specialist, to their staff of highly qualified eye care specialists. Dr. Piette trained at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear as well as the University of Iowa. He will increase the scope of glaucoma services already available at Ludwick Eye Center and perform glaucoma surgery locally for the convenience of their patients. Dr. Piette’s skill will help glaucoma patient’s preserve and improve their vision. Please join them in welcoming him to the area! To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call 717-2629700 or visit Have news to share? Submit an item for the Member in the News section! Email your press release or a one paragraph write-up to Lark Plessinger, marketing assistant, at [email protected]

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The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University will present the Million Dollar Quartet on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. This high voltage Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together for one unforgettable night. Find more information at Wilson College has received a $5,000 grant from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF), to be used for scholarships of $2,500 for two students with animal-related majors, including veterinary medical technology, animal studies, equestrian studies and equine-facilitated therapeutics. Awards will be based on student need, achievement and equine-related aspirations. The Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg will present Rockapella on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 717-263-0202 or purchasing online at On Thursday, April 21 the Luhrs Center will host Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers. This is your chance to see the legendary trio. The singer, songwriter, composer and pianist Neil Sedaka will also perform at the Luhrs Center on Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets for both events are available at

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The Chamber staff is dedicated to serving our members and others who reach out to us for assistance. Whether it’s a member asking about networking opportunities to help grow their business or someone who needs help finding their wedding venue (yes, that has happened before!), the Chamber staff will provide you with the best customer service. For this reason, we’ve created our own Service Vision Statement as a reminder of our commitment to you: We promise to be your champion in the community, serving your needs to always be part of the solution.

11/30 Network Wine Tour 12:30-6:30 p.m., begins at Jan Zell Wines, 251 Grant St., registration is closed


Annual Awards Breakfast, with Grand Sponsor M&T Bank 7-9 a.m., Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Rd., $20/members, $25/non-members

7-10 Ed Bearss Symposium, hosted by Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Details available online at

13 Leadership Franklin County Community Mixer 5-6:30 p.m., Chambersburg Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East

14 Lunch & Learn: Growing Your Business from the Inside Out 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East

19 April Chamber Mixer 5-7 p.m., PA CareerLink, 600 Norland Ave.

20 Middle School Open House, to participate as a business contact Robin: 717-264-7101x205 5-7:30 p.m., Franklin County Career & Technology Center, 2463 Loop Rd.

21 11/30 Network: Third Thursday Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Rd., To register for these events and more, visit

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

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. Contact: Scott Fish, events coordinator, 717-264-7101 ext. 212, [email protected] 3 Scoop Sponsor - $1,000 - ACNB Bank - 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 - $750 - S&A Homes - 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 Homemade Ice Cream Contest Sponsor - $750 - 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 - $750 - 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

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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.