[PDF]NEWSLETTER - Rackcdn.comhttps://96bda424cfcc34d9dd1a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.ssl.cf2.rackcd...

1 downloads 209 Views 5MB Size






IN THIS ISSUE 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9-11 11 12 13 13 14 15 15 16

Chairman’s message Chamber board and staff Chamber honors excellence Small Business Week events 11/30 Network gears up for membership Downtown Mural Project Spring cleaning for downtown Around town with the Chamber Work to be done on Route 11 EMV credit card standard New Member Referral Incentive Program 20th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament ChambersFest needs your support Upcoming mixers Upcoming lunch and learns Members in the news Giving back Member spotlights Welcome new members Milestone anniversaries Leadership Franklin County update Foundation seeks grant applications Heritage Center summer hours begin May calendar of events


JULY 11-18

CHAMBERSFEST Celebrate the spirit of Chambersburg during this annual festival! Schedule of events to come. See page 8 for sponsorship information.


SIP & SAVOR SOIRÉE The Chamber’s signature fundraiser, this event features delicious wine and food pairings as well as a silent auction, raffles and more. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event! Visit for more information about these events and more. May events are listed on the back of the newsletter.

MAY 2015


Chamber to celebrate Small Business Week with workshops, mixers and more The Chamber is coordinating a variety of events during National Small Business Week from May 4-8 to recognize the critical contributions of our local entrepreneurs and business owners to the area community. Our Chamber 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 National Small Business Week 2015. View page 4 for a list of events and information on how to register.

Chamber honors members for excellence The Chamber honored businesses and individuals for their leadership, community engagement and achievements at the sold out Annual Awards Breakfast on April 9 at the Chambersburg Country Club, sponsored by M&T Bank. Ten awards were presented, including a Chamber Hall of Fame induction. The Chamber Hall of Fame, established in 1991, is the highest honor bestowed by the Chamber in recognition of longtime, outstanding service to the organization. Chris Snavely of Snavely’s Garden Corner was honored as the 18th inductee into the Hall of Fame. Snavely’s Garden Corner has been a member for 44 years, and Snavely has been actively involved with the Chamber for over 25 years. He served on the board for eight years including two years as chairman. He’s also served on Chamber affiliate boards, and has had an impact on the community that reaches far beyond his vital work with the Chamber. Another honor awarded at the breakfast is the international ATHENA Leadership Award. Maria Banks, behavior specialist and truancy officer for the Chambersburg Area School District, was this year’s recipient, which honors professional, community and personal leadership and those who actively assist women in reaching their full leadership potential. Banks shows true leadership and a passion for people through her career choice as well as her community involvement. She has held leadership positions for various organizations including the Leadership Franklin County Youth and Community programs. In 2012 she was named LFC Alumni of the Year. View pages 2-3 for all of the winners and a list of breakfast sponsors.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Eric Foreman, Susquehanna Bank - Chair Suzanne Miller-Trinh, Zullinger-Davis Law Firm - Past Chair Troy Garman, RE/MAX Realty Agency Chair-elect David G. Sciamanna - Chamber President Lance Kegerreis, Dennis E. Black Engineering, Inc. - CADC Vice President Michelle Paulnock, ACNB Bank 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 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

CHAMBER STAFF David G. Sciamanna - President [email protected] Noel Purdy - Executive 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] Kimberly Clapper - Special Events Coordinator/Admin. Assistant [email protected] Stacy Guyer - Accounting Assistant, [email protected] Sue Black - Customer Service Specialist [email protected]


Community is built with a spirit of giving Innovation, leadership and the spirit of giving back is crucial to any business or organization. As Chair of the Chambersburg Chamber, I had the distinct privilege of being the emcee at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Breakfast which recognized those companies and individuals who have made a direct impact on the Chamber and the area community through their volunteerism and spirit of community. This year, the Chamber awarded a total of nine awards and inducted a new member of the Chamber’s Hall of Fame. We provided two well deserving recipients with property improvement awards. Our first property improvement award was presented to Jim and Brenda Hill for their work to remodel the former garage at 401 Lincoln Way East into a multiple unit commercial building. Our second property improvement recipient was Old Liberty Land and Development for their work to restore the interior of the store front at 42 S. Main Street to as close to the original late 1800s/1900s state. Two organizations were recognized for providing outstanding and vital community services to our area. The Gleaning Project, a component of South Central Community Action Programs, was awarded the Environmental Award for their efforts in Franklin and Adams Counties in collecting the leftover crops from farms and orchards to help feed local families. Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance was awarded the Nonprofit of the Year award for impacting the lives of those directly and indirectly affected by breast cancer. Two businesses were recognized for their innovation and industry leadership in the community. The Agribusiness of the Year award recognized Trickling Springs Creamery for their innovative leadership contributions in agriculture and agribusiness within Franklin County due to their work with local farmers and their low temperature pasteurization process of organic related products. The owners and longtime friends of Roy-Pitz Brewing Company, Ryan Richards and Jesse Rotz, were awarded the Innovator of the Year for growing their business and product line over the past six years. The company has grown from their start up in 2008 with only two employees to 14 today and a product line has grown to include a total of 24 beers. During the awards ceremony we also recognized individuals for their leadership and volunteerism. Maria Banks was the recipient of the 2014 ATHENA Leadership Award for her exemplary leadership in assisting women to achieve their full leadership potential while improving the quality of life of others in our community. Kim Crider was awarded the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year for her work on numerous chamber committees and willingness to help whereever needed. Catherine Kinton was honored as the 2014 Heritage Center Ambassador of the Year for her tireless efforts as a volunteer at the Heritage Center. Our last award of the morning was our 2015 Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Snavley. We recognized Chris for his long-term contributions to the Chamber and greater community since moving to Chambersburg in 1971. As you leaf through this version of The Outlook, you’ll have an opportunity to read in more detail about our 2014 award recipients. On behalf of the Chamber, congratulations. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to making your business and our community a better place to live. Remember, a strong, prosperous community is built on a spirit of giving and community mindfulness from individuals and businesses alike. Eric Foreman Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, Susquehanna Bank Chair, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors


It’s All About Community! (CONTINUED FROM COVER)

Chamber honors excellence In addition to the Chamber Hall of Fame and ATHENA Leadership Award, the eight other award recipients were:

A group of recipients (L-R): Brenda Hill, Jay Eury, Hannah Grose, Kim Crider, Catherine Kinton, Chris Snavely, Sharon Brosious, Jesse Rotz, Ryan Richards

Agribusiness of the Year - Trickling Springs Creamery Trickling Springs Creamery was founded in 2001 by two friends that saw an opportunity to process and promote quality dairy foods. Their goal was to work with local farmers that were doing an excellent job in three areas: raising grass-fed cows, eco-sustainability practices and quality milk production with low bacteria counts and healthy cows. During the last five years, Trickling Springs has experienced tremendous growth in sales. Today, their products are shipped from Connecticut to Florida - all out of the plant and warehouse in Chambersburg - using milk from 22 certified organic farms, two FarmFriend farms and five FarmFriend goat farms. Environmental Sustainability Award: The Gleaning Project Presented by Wilson College and the Chamber The Gleaning Project, an initiative of South Central Community Action Programs, is a gleaning operation in Franklin and Adams counties that addresses two problems – food loss on local farms and orchards, and hunger and malnutrition in the community. By designing a better system for utilizing produce that would otherwise end up as waste to feed local families in need, the project conserves natural resources to positively impact the community. Starting late last summer, The Gleaning Project began its work in Franklin County gleaning 24,000 pounds of fresh produce and distributing that good food to 27 different hunger-relief outlets throughout the county. Innovator of the Year: Ryan Richards and Jesse Rotz, co-founders/ owners, Roy-Pitz Brewing Company Ryan and Jesse founded Roy-Pitz Brewing Company in 2008, before which they spent time studying the art of brewing in other parts of the world and the country. Today, their business has expanded to include seven full-time employees and seven part-timers. Their product line has grown to include six year-round beers, four seasonal beers and 14 specialty beers sold in both bottles and draft. They are represented by six beverage wholesale companies and distribute their products in Pennsylvania, Maryland and D.C., with expansions into Virginia and West Virginia happening by the end of the year. Nonprofit of the Year: Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance Presented by the Chamber and United Way of Franklin County Sharon Brosious founded Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance (CVBCA) in 1996 after her sister, Patty, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through Sharon’s hard work and the dedication of countless

volunteers, CVBCA has grown into an organization committed to fighting breast cancer through community awareness, public education, and the promotion of early detection of the disease. CVBCA connects people from the medical community, patients, families, local businesses and those that have been touched in some way by breast cancer, which impacts the lives of individuals and the prosperity of our community. Property Improvement Award for Rehabilitation between $150,000 $500,000: Jim & Brenda Hill, 401 Lincoln Way East Jim and Brenda worked diligently to renovate this former garage into modern offices, beginning in September 2013 and completing renovations in December 2014. Work on the exterior included restoring portions of the façade, adding canopies, installing storefronts and more. The interior of the building was completely rehabilitated, with the former garage bays being transformed into commercial office space, now occupied by BCM Payroll Services. The original office and shop area was remodeled for the Chambersburg Tax Collector’s office. Property Improvement Award for Historic Preservation: Old Liberty Land & Development, 42 South Main Street Old Liberty Land & Development restored the interior of the store front at 42 S. Main Street to as close to the original state of the building circa late 1800s/early 1900s. Work on the first floor store front began in November 2013, with the project completed in March 2014. Original components of the building were used for authenticity. The wood floor is all original, which was sanded and stained using a hand brush and rag application finish. The tin ceiling and crown moldings were hand refinished with meticulous detail to return the products to their original state, and the baseboards were handmade to duplicate the original style. Volunteer of the Year: Kim Crider, Take Shape for Life Kim Crider is an active, hands-on volunteer. She is involved in a number of committees, including the B2B Networking Expo, Accreditation, Sip & Savor and the Board of Directors. She volunteered to be on the Accreditation Committee, which steered the detail-oriented process to review the Chamber’s policies, procedures and programs to apply for re-accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Crider was also the backbone of the Sip & Savor Committee in 2014, which was the first year of the event. She continuously supports the Chamber by contributing articles and blog posts, attending events and promoting the Chamber’s work in the community. Heritage Center Ambassador of the Year: Catherine Kinton Catherine Kinton began volunteering shortly after she and her husband moved to the area from upstate New York. At the Heritage Center, she leads tours, works in the gift shop and helps the Chamber with office duties. She thoroughly enjoys history and meeting new people. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Grand Sponsor

ATHENA Leadership Award Sponsors: F&M Trust Jennings Chevrolet

Table Sponsors ACNB Bank, F&M Trust, Keystone Health, LCSi Lehman Construction Services, Inc., Manitowoc Cranes, Menno Haven Retirement Communities, Orrstown Bank, Patriot Federal Credit Union, Wilson College Patron Sponsors First Community Bank of Mercersburg, Gabler Trucking, NOVA Corp., Penn State Mont Alto, Quincy Village, Smith Elliot Kearns & Co., Todd Sponseller



Small Business Week events National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. To celebrate, the Chamber is organizing several free events to highlight the impact of small business owners in our area and provide them with valuable information and resources. Events include: Monday, May 4 • HUBZone Certification and Selling to the Federal Government 9 a.m. to noon at the Chamber of Commerce The first half of this detailed session will provide an overview of two of the certification programs within federal contracting, with a specific focus on the HUBZone program. For the second half of the session, Selling to the Federal Government, you’ll learn how to identify potential opportunities, strategies for pursuing those opportunities and how to market for the opportunities. • Access to Capital - 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce In this valuable workshop, we will discuss how to access capital for your business. Tuesday, May 5 • Women-owned Business Workshop - 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Connect with fellow women business owners while learning finance tips to better prepare your business for the future. Alyssa Proctor of uFinancial will present on what financial tools are accessible to you. • Cinco de Mayo Regional Mixer Fiesta - 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University, 500 Newburg Road What better way to celebrate Small Business Week than by networking with over 500 individuals from more than 350 companies? Wednesday, May 6 • Entrepreneur Night - 5 to 7 p.m. at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, 511 South Sixth Street Considering starting your own business? Join us for information and resources. Networking begins at 5 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 6 p.m. featuring top area business leaders sharing tips for success. Q&A session to follow. Panelists include the owners of Roy-Pitz Brewing Company, Here’s Looking at You and Hauk Designs, moderated by Mike Ross of Franklin County Area Development Corporation. Thursday, May 7 • Healthy Hearing Lunch and Learn - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, lunch provided by Fuddruckers Join Chambersburg Hearing Center for a beneficial, educational presentation. Learn about understanding hearing aid advertising, types of hearing aids and hearing loss. Friday, May 8 • Shop Chambersburg - Show your love for small businesses and shop local. Hit up your favorite shops and make an effort to visit at least one business you’ve never been to before!

Young professionals group gears up for membership The 11/30 Network has hosted a variety of events over the past few months to spread awareness for this new young professionals group. Beginning in June, the group will launch its membership drive to establish a membership base that will connect young professionals to educational seminars, volunteer outings, fundraising events, sports leagues, networking happy hours and more. Initiated by the Chamber of Commerce and created by a core group of young professionals, the 11/30 Network’s Attendees network at the March happy hour mission is to connect young professionals in Franklin County through social, civic and professional opportunities. Our hope is to bring this passionate group of under-40year-olds who are invested in the area together and provide them with outlets to engage in the community through a united effort. If you’re interested in learning more about membership, be sure to mark your calendar for the 11/30 Network Membership Info Open House on Wednesday, June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Woods Center at the Capitol Theatre, 159 South Main Street. You’ll be able to meet with committees, learn more about the network and what’s planned for the future, and how you can become part of this vibrant group of young professionals! Other upcoming events include: • Entrepreneur Night - Wednesday, May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chambersburg Area Senior High School (co-sponsored by the 11/30 Network, CASHS Business Department, Chambersburg Chamber, Franklin County Area Development Corp. and Shippensburg Small Business Development Center). More details in the Small Business Week event listing to the left. • May of Caring: Stream Clean-up - Saturday, May 9, 8 a.m. to noon. Join us as we serve the community by cleaning up the area around the Conococheague Creek the weekend after the popular Trout Derby. To volunteer, email [email protected]. • Cornhole Tournament: Relay For Life Fundraiser - Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Good-ta-Go. Enjoy cornhole, drinks and fun all for a good cause! More info and link to registration at • Happy Hour & Will Info Session - Wednesday, May 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Roy-Pitz with a Will Info Session from 6 to 7 p.m. Register at www.chambersburg. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS org/events. Title Sponsor

To learn more, visit To register for any of these free events, contact Kimberly Clapper, events coordinator at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 212.

For updates, visit: Premier Sponsor Central PA Wireless - Boost Mobile


Stay tuned for more great things to come from the 11/30 Network!

It’s All About Community!

Spring cleaning for downtown


Get in touch with your artistic side for the Downtown Mural Project For the third year, the Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) Design Committee is coordinating a mural project that will add color and creativity to the public spaces of downtown Chambersburg. Area artists are invited to create an individual mural that will be displayed at various outdoor locations in the downtown area. “With over 60 mural submissions last year, we’re excited to continue growing this project that brings art to our downtown,” said Noel Purdy, president of DCI. “The mural project is a creative way to engage the community and make art more accessible to everyone - as it should be.”

Prepared canvases (1/4” primed plywood) will be available free of charge at the Chamber office beginning in early June and will be 2-by4-feet in size. The deadline for submissions is August 1. The installation will be unveiled at a First Friday Event on September 4. The murals will be judged and awards will be announced at AppleFest on October 7. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. Guidelines for work: • Must be the artist’s individual work in design and execution. • Work must be able to withstand outdoor display for about five months; two coats of marine grade primer are highly recommended. • Work must be suitable for all ages. • Committee has the right to determine the suitability of work. • All mediums and themes are welcome. Submissions will be photographed and posted on the Downtown Chambersburg Facebook page. For entry forms and more details, email the DCI Design Committee at [email protected], through the website at, or call 717-264-7101 ext. 207. SAVE THE DATE! DOWNTOWN EVENTS

AUGUST 22 - 20TH ANNUAL CRABFEAST 3 - 8 p.m., AMVETS picnic pavilion, 750 Fifth Ave. View the flyer inserted in the newsletter for more info.

OCTOBER 3 - OKTOBERFEST More info about the first annual Oktoberfest coming soon. Both of these events are chief fundraisers for DCI, with proceeds being used for downtown revitalization projects.

Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) is working on various spring projects that collectively create an appealing environment for our downtown. The flower baskets have been ordered, a tree care management plan for the trees that line Main Street and Chambers Fort Park has been approved and the landscapers will soon begin sprucing up the green spaces. The community is getting involved in sprucing up downtown, too. For May of Caring, a month of volunteer opportunities coordinated by the United Way of Franklin County, a downtown spring clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 9. Volunteer groups will spend the morning cleaning up various places around downtown, such as the rail trail, along the Conococheague Creek and more. If you’re interested in forming a volunteer group, contact the United Way at 717-262-0015 or [email protected]. In addition to clean and green projects, DCI continues to administer the Facade Improvement Program and is planning for the 3rd Annual Downtown Mural Project, a public art project that displays 2’x4’ paintings on various downtown properties. Last year, more than 60 paintings were submitted and have been on display throughout the fall and winter on downtown buildings. DCI is also looking for sponsors for a banner replacement program and other mural projects in the downtown. If you’re interested in learning more, contact Noel Purdy, president of DCI, at 717-264-7101 ext. 207 or [email protected]. Every year, DCI coordinates several projects that work together to create an inviting atmosphere and enhance the physical character and sense of place in the downtown. For more information, visit or contact Purdy (contact info above).




New Life Thrift Shop opens New Life Thrift Shop opened its store on 39 Warm Spring Road in Chambersburg with a ribbon cutting ceremony in late March. New Life Thrift Shop has the “right fit” for everyone with volunteering opportunities, shopping and donations. Be sure to swing in and congratulate them on their new location!

David G. Sciamanna speaks about investing in transportation infrastructure and how vital it is to Franklin County’s economy

Pennsylvania Roadshow

New Life Thrift Shop celebrates its opening by cutting the ribbon

Chamber President David G. Sciamanna and Mike Ross of Franklin County Area Development Corporation met with Congressman Bill Shuster in April during the Pennsylvania Roadshow, a week of traveling across the state to highlight the importance of investing in Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges (including I-81) by passing a longterm surface transportation bill in Congress. Shuster is the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Chambersburg Urgent Care The new Chambersburg Urgent Care, an affiliate of Summit Health, opened at 1000 Norland Avenue in late March. The facility is open every day including holidays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with no appointment needed. Services include treatment for illnesses like cold and flu, injuries such as sprains and strains, sports physicals, sinus infections and seasonal allergies, sore throat and strep throat, ear pain and ear infections, minor trauma, burns and cuts, and rashes and poison ivy.

Petie Theimer and Aurora Bryan, members of the Ambassador Committee, greet guests as they arrive at the March Chamber Mixer

Corning Credit Union hosts mixer Chamber members had a great time at the March Chamber Mixer hosted by Corning Credit Union on Norland Ave. Attendees enjoyed making new connections and catching up with old friends, along with delicious food provided by Kathy’s Deli.

Chambersburg Urgent Care employees and community leaders cut the ribbon

Codfather celebrates three years The Norwegian Codfather celebrated its three year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony in early April. Chamber staff, local elected officials and members of the community joined co-owners Pauline Cameron and Tom Stendl for a celebration including free samples and special sales. At The Norwegian Codfather at 81 North Main Street you’ll find specialty food items from Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland as well as European countries like Italy, Germany, Great Britain and Ireland.

Owners of The Norwegian Codfather cut the ribbon to celebrate 3 years


It’s All About Community!

PennDOT to overlay U.S. Route 11 through Borough of Chambersburg The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will manage a project that involves improvement of sidewalk accessibility ramps and the milling and overlay of the roadway, curb to curb, or U.S. Route 11. The company selected by PennDOT to complete this project is Highway Materials, Inc. This project area will be extensive, running along Philadelphia Ave. and Main Street, from Penn Hall Drive (Borough Line) in the north end of town, to Eisenhower Drive, just north of Orchard Dr. in the south end oftown. Concurrently, the work area will include Second Street (U.S. 11 Northbound) from Garfield St. in the south end to North Point, where it reconnects with Philadelphia Ave., as well as Garfield, parts of College, Edgar, and Norland Avenue. As you may have noticed, their project has begun with the fabrication of new curb ramps; a total of 76 locations throughout the entire route. The curb-ramps are expected to be completed by mid-July. At that point, the milling and overlaying of the roadway is scheduled to begin by mid-July; likely proceeding from north to south, several blocks at a time, and PennDot expects it to be completed by mid-October 2015 or before the end of the paving season. Any work being done during the daytime Monday through Friday will start out being scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m. This schedule may be adjusted earlier to 7 a.m. or ending later by 5 p.m., when the contractor determines it to be necessary, normally with the intent to complete a section of roadway. Work will be completed for the week by Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. If it is determined by PennDOT to be in the best interest of the work and the community, it is very possible that milling and paving work may shift from daytime hours to nighttime hours, Sunday evening to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each evening. This is a PennDOT project management decision. On-street parking near ADA curb ramps will be limited while that work is done. On-street parking may be prohibited on both sides of street during milling and repaving of the roadway; then unrestricted parking on both sides after work is completed each day. Businesses are recommended to direct customers and visitors to off-street parking lots whenever possible. PennDOT will coordinate the repainting of center lines, parking stalls, crosswalks and other street markings, once the final wearing course has been applied. The Borough of Chambersburg realizes that such an extensive construction project will be disruptive and promises to represent the community’s best interests. However, ultimately, most of this project will be State supervised. As a result, please keep handy the main PennDOT customer service phone number: 1-800-FIX-ROAD. For more information, contact Paul Cullinane, economic development specialist for the Borough of Chambersburg, at 717-264-5151.

EMV credit card standards In October 2015, the Payment Networks’ Liability Shift associated with EuroPay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) is due to take effect in the United States. At this time, the fraud policies of all major credit card networks are changing. This means all merchants are required to have implemented the EMV standards, which primarily reflect a shift from magnetic-stripe credit cards to chip cards. A special chip-enabled point-of-sale (POS) system is needed to process payments on these new cards. Those who do not switch will potentially be liable for counterfeit fraud. If you’re planning to accept chip cards at your merchant location, there are a number of key factors to consider. How you proceed has a lot to do with your existing POS system capabilities and whether you own or lease your equipment. Because every business is different, it is highly recommended that you reach out to your business’s POS system provider and/or financial institution to discuss your options for complying with the new EMV standards. It is recommended that you begin the process soon to ensure the transition is completed by the October 2015 deadline.

Member Referral Incentive Program In 2014, the Chamber ended the year at 924 members. With a longterm goal to reach a membership of more than 1,000 businesses, the Chamber is seeking help from our members. You can help us reach our goal while gaining benefits for yourself or your business through our New Member Referral Incentive Program. To participate in the New Member Referral Incentive Program, the individual or his/her company must be a current member of the Chamber with dues paid in full. Referrals will be credited to the referring individual and not his/her company. Those who refer an individual or company that are not current members of the Chamber will be eligible for the following after the referred entity has been approved by the board of directors and their membership is paid in full. For the first one to three referrals, choose one of the following for each new member sign-up: • $25 discount of 2016 dues (discount on member dues cannot exceed the total dues amount per year) • $25 Chamber Dollar Gift Certificate • $50 Credit toward selected Chamber advertising For the next four to six referrals, choose one of the following for each new member sign-up: • $50 discount of 2016 dues (discount on member dues cannot exceed the total dues amount per year) • $50 Chamber Dollar Gift Certificate • $100 Credit toward selected Chamber advertising For seven or more referrals, choose one of the following for each new member sign-up: • $100 discount of 2016 dues (discount on member dues cannot exceed the total dues amount per year) • $100 Chamber Dollar Gift Certificate • $200 Credit toward selected Chamber advertising Top referrers will be recognized at the Annual Business Breakfast in December. For more information or to make a referral, contact Doug Harmon at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 202.



20th Annual Golf Tournament

ChambersFest needs your support

Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 11 and enjoy some friendly competition on the greens with fellow members for one of the Chamber’s chief fundraising events. The Chamber’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. that day at Penn National Golf Club – Founders Course, 3720 Clubhouse Drive, Fayetteville. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with dinner following the tournament. Spherion is the Title Sponsor.

Thousands of people enjoy ChambersFest every year, a community celebration throughout July that salutes the spirit of Chambersburg’s townspeople. The Chamber plays a key role in promoting ChambersFest and coordinating some of the events. Many events during ChambersFest support charitable organizations such as Scoop-a-Palooza which raises money for education through the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation and the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race which provides scholarships for Chambersburg Area Senior High School students through the Chambersburg Area School District Foundation.

There will be a hole-in-one contest sponsored by several local auto dealers including Shively Motors and Keystone Ford. Other contests include Beat the Pro par 3, Pot-o-Gold par 3, Birdie Ball (sponsored by Phantom Shadow), women’s and men’s closest to the pin and women’s and men’s long drive. New this year, there will also be group photos taken during the tournament by LA Cameras. Each foursome will be provided a complimentary framed photo.


Gold Sponsor

ChamberChoice/OnDemand Energy Silver Sponsors ACNB Bank, Aerotek, Keystone Ford, Shively Motors, Summit Health, Susquehanna Bank, Smith Elliot Kearns & Co., Tele-Plus Corp., Valley Agency Insurance Beverage Sponsor ACE Distributing Hole-in-One Contest Sponsors Forrester-Lincoln, Keystone Ford, Shively Motors

Birdie Ball Sponsor Phantom Shadow

Goody Bags Sponsors The cost is $95 per golfer and Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Service Inc., includes greens fees, range Tele-Plus Corp. balls, lunch, dinner, drinks, Raffle Prize Sponsor networking and door prizes. Susquehanna Bank A variety of sponsorships are available, including Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500) and Green (one for $100 or three for $250). New this year are Tent Sponsors, of which there are two available for $500 each.

To register, visit Check-in for the day of the tournament begins at 11 a.m. If you would like to become a sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101 ext. 202 or [email protected].

Cinco de Mayo regional mixer Don’t miss one of the largest mixers of the year - the Cinco de Mayo Regional Mixer on Tuesday, May 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University, 500 Newburg Road. More than 500 business people from across south central Pennsylvania will attend.

ChambersFest takes a lot of time to plan and coordinate, and the Chamber is asking our members for support. Sponsors enable us to offer events for the community while boosting the area economy. Sponsors will have the opportunity to showcase their businesses while supporting events that benefit the community.

Nearly 1,000 people attended Scoop-a-Palooza in 2014

More than 120 people ran in the 2014 Cook Race

By supporting ChambersFest, you are encouraging the continuation of a variety of fun and free or low-cost community events that bring people to Chambersburg. For information about the benefits of sponsoring and the various sponsorship levels, view the flyer inside the newsletter. To become a sponsor, contact Amy Fisher at 717-264-7101 ext. 204 or [email protected], or complete the sponsorship form inserted in the newsletter. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s ChambersFest events!

“Roadshow Appraisal” mixer in May Gateway Gallery Auction is pleased to host a “Roadshow Appraisal” Chamber Mixer on Thursday, May 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Join fellow members at 643 Kriner Road for a fun-filled evening including free verbal appraisals (limit 2 items please), facility tour, hor d’oeuvres, beer, wine and door prizes. To register, visit or call 717-264-7101.

Several chambers from throughout the region participate in this popular mixer each May, which includes beverages and Mexicanthemed appetizers. To register, contact the Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce at 717-532-5509 or [email protected].

Gateway Gallery Auction, Inc. is a family business. Founded in 1991 by John and Kay Kohler, they have grown from a one room auction to a 10,000 square foot facility featuring three showrooms.


It’s All About Community!

Upcoming Lunch and Learns


The Chamber will host a Healthy Hearing Lunch and Learn presented by Chambersburg Hearing Center on Thursday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us to learn about understanding hearing aid advertising, types of hearing aids and hearing loss. This seminar will be in an open forum format to encourage questions.

The Capitol Theatre will host Blues, Brews & Barbeque on Saturday, May 2 from 1 to 7 p.m. The event will be hosted in the back lot of the Capitol Theatre with bands Drymill Road, Terry Oates & The Mudcats and the Kelly Bell Band. Brews will be provided by Ace Distributing and the barbeque by Hempen Hill Mcollums. Admission is $10 and $7 for designated drivers. For more information or tickets call 717-263-0202 or visit

Another Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday, May 21 at the Chamber office where Franklin County Children and Youth Service will present information on the new mandated screening requirements in Pennsylvania for volunteers and staff working with children. You will learn steps your organization needs to take before June 30 to comply with the new laws that increase the screening requirements for adults directly interacting with children. Lunch for both seminars will be provided courtesy of Fuddruckers at 442 Gateway Avenue in Chambersburg. Attendance for Lunch and Learns is free, but space is limited and reserved on a first come first serve basis. To register, visit or call 717-264-7101. Any cancellations not made within 48 hours of event will be billed $10 per seat by the Chamber. No shows will also be billed $10 each.

Chambersburg Noontime Lions are casting their lines in preparation for the 18th Annual Trout Derby on May 2 and 3. This year, 2,000 fish will be released into the Conococheague Creek at various locations around Chambersburg; 600 of which are tagged for registered tournament fishermen to win prizes. Anglers will be able to register for a chance to win a vehicle from Forrester Lincoln during the contest, as well as other great prizes through the various events of the Derby. For more information or to register, visit Tuscarora Mountain Winery entered three of its wines in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. More than 3,500 wines were evaluated from nearly 900 wineries around the world. From the competition, Tuscarora Mountain Winery received the bronze for its Rifleman Red, a bronze medal for its Sauvignon Blanc and a silver medal for its “J” wine. Students from Chambersburg Area Middle School-North have been working to collect eyeglasses to benefit people who need the gift of sight. Seventh and eighth grade classes from the middle school participated for the third year in a row to assist area Lions Clubs in their ongoing project to collect eyeglasses. The effort is coordinated through the middle school with support from advisor and reading specialist, Laura Dessel. Lion Dave Decker, a member of the Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club, met with the students to pick up the eyeglasses and help send the glasses on their way to someone who needs them.

Craig Pritts

Sue Bergman

Let us develop a comprehensive plan to protect your business, your family, and your bottom line. Our extensive portfolio includes: Individual and Group Health Insurance Medicare Products Dental and Vision Insurance HR Solutions Business Insurance Dividend Program Energy Savings Program Voluntary Benefits and Personal Insurance

For more information, contact us at 1-800-377-3539 or visit

Health Care Reform has created significant confusion. Our qualified representatives remove the confusion and determine what works for your situation. We implement solutions including the Federally Facilitated Marketplace, Private Exchange platforms, Minimum Essential Coverage plans, Voluntary Insurance options, custom-designed benefits portfolios and Self-Funded employer sponsored plans.

We help individuals and businesses of all sizes!

Strategic Program Partners

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University will feature an evening of Country music star power! See award-winning singer/songwriter Phil Vassar with special guest Lyndsey Highlander, writer and vocalist, on Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m. For tickets visit Cumberland Valley Breast Cancer Alliance (CVBCA) is hosting a Gala of Giving on Saturday, June 13 at Whitetail Resort. The event will be held in honor of the men and women fighting breast cancer and those who have lost their lives due to breast cancer. All proceeds will go to CVBCA to help individuals in the area who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This includes mammograms for uninsured women, gas gift cards, grocery gift cards as well as financial assistance. Join them for this event that will include an appetizer tasting contest, auction of high-ticket items, live music and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come basis. Please call 717-816-9793 for more information.



MEMBERS IN THE NEWS (CONTINUED) The Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office will host Veteran Town Hall Meetings during the month of May. These meetings are an opportunity for those wishing to speak with knowledgeable representatives from county, state and federal organizations as well as hear about new services and programs available in Franklin County. Topics to be covered will include compensation, pension, healthcare, education, housing, employment, outreach services and more. Meetings will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on May 8, 15, 22 and 29. Visit or call 717-263-4326. Chambersburg Community Theatre will close its 61st season with the classic musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” in May at the Capitol Theatre. The show will open on May 8 and run through May 17. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for students and $8 for children. Call the Capitol Theatre Box Office for tickets at 717-263-0202 and visit for more info. SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice recently appointed Rev. Glenn Miller as vice president of external relations for the organization. Miller has been with the agency since 2011 serving as vice president of philanthropy and head of the SpiriTrust Lutheran Foundation. In his new role, Miller will continue his previous responsibilities and add oversight of all external communication and public relations functions. SpiriTrust Lutheran began serving the community in 1951 and now offers senior living services, home health care, hospice care and a broad spectrum of other services. Bring a chair or blanket to Cowans Gap for its 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series. Music in the Gap will kick off on June 13 focused on blue grass, July 11 will host a string band called the Penn Street Project, and August 8 will feature the Einstein Cowboys. Concerts will be held at the amphitheater from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. LIU 12 Franklin County Literacy Council is seeking volunteers. The organization works with adults who need help with basic literacy skills. The LIU provides several areas of instruction including English as a second language, speaking, reading, writing and listening as well as adult basic education with reading, writing and arithmetic. Volunteers do not need to be professional teachers or speak a foreign language. To be qualified, volunteers must be dependable, empathetic and have a commitment to help the students. For more details, please call Amanda at 717-504-4459 ext. 2. Summer Sports Camps will be held at Shalom Christian Academy this summer and are open to all students in the area. Boys and girls can improve their soccer, basketball, volleyball and baseball skills while having fun! In addition, a very popular camp, the Flames Frenzy Camp, is a physical education camp that fosters good sportsmanship. There are options for younger students in grades one to three, as well as students who will be in grades four to eight. Some camps are full day and some are half day with early bird drop off and late pick up options available. For more information or registration forms, visit and click on “Athletics” or call 717-375-2223.

SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice is in need of caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers. Volunteers are needed to provide friendly visits, bake bereavement bread and share a special talent such as singing or playing music. They are also in need of certified pet therapy volunteers. Free training is provided. Training classes will be held at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg on April 24, May 1 and May 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information about our volunteer opportunities or to register for upcoming training classes, please call the volunteer coordinator at 717-217-3520. Decorating Den Interiors will host a seminar at the Wood Center in the Capitol Theatre called “Home Staging Seminar for the Real Estate Market: Now or in the Future.” The event is free and donations will be accepted. Wine and cheese will be provided complimentary. For more information or to register, email Maryann Fisher at mafisher@ Chambersburg Area Senior Hish School (CASHS) is hosting an annual celebration in conjunction with The Pennsylvania College Advising Corps called Decision Day. Students planning to attend a four-year institution, community college, trade/technical school or those who have committed to military service are recognized and celebrated at a senior class commemoration event. Decision Day increases support of plans for continuing education after high school in a variety of forms. Donations are humbly requested, whether it be a dormitory-related good, monetary donation or gift card. For more information or to give a donation, please contact Audra Hochreiter, CASHS school counselor, at [email protected] or call 717-261-3338. The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will host Johnny Rivers on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Rivers began his career as a nightclub singer until his live cover of Chuck Berry’s “Memphis” reached No. 2 on the Pop charts. Since then he’s been a chart-busting Pop singer. For tickets, visit

F&M Trust recently announced the following officer appointments: Lorie Heckman has been promoted to senior vice president and risk management officer; William Pryor to chief credit officer; Timothy Rarick to consumer lending officer; and Cathy Goodhart to residential mortgage lending officer. Heckman has been with F&M Trust for more than 27 years and has held a number of leadership positions within the organization. Pryor has more than 30 years of banking experience and most recently served as a credit recovery manager. Rarick joined the bank in 2013 and have over 15 years of experience in banking. Goodhart started with F&M Trust in 1987 and spent more than 22 years in the mortgage and consumerlending department. F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with approximately $1 billion in assets. Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny is sponsoring a Downton Abbey Garden Tea Party on Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m. in the East Courtyard of The Old Jail. Tickets are $25 per person and are available by calling the Society at 717-264-1667.




Patriot Federal Credit Union President and CEO Peggy BosmaLaMascus testified before the House Financial Services Committee last week on “Preserving Consumer Choice and Financial Independence.” The hearing examined the impact of rising compliance costs brought on by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on consumers, community financial institutions and the U.S. economy. It also explored whether products or services are no longer being offered to consumers because of agency actions, and the impact on consumers if they no longer have access to specific products or services. Patriot Federal Credit Union, a community credit union headquartered in Chambersburg, holds over $510 million in assets.

The Boys & Girls Club of Shippensburg/Chambersburg recently received $10,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation at ACNB Bank. Senator Richard Alloway II encouraged the Wal-Mart Foundation to deliver the funding to the Club and presented the check. The Boys & Girls Club is actively generating creative ways to gain support through the local community for 2015 to make sure it continues to support the growth its seen in the last year. Currently, the Club’s facilities are maxed out, and funding for larger facilities is their next undertaking. The Club provides after-school services to more than 350 at-risk youths in first through twelth grade, Monday thru Friday, in Chambersburg and Shippensburg. For more information, visit

Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club recently awarded Mike Wenzel as the winner of the Tom Stouffer Memorial Sportsman of the Year. The award was created in 1971 in honor of Lion Tom Stouffer, former principal at Faust Jr. High. Wenzel’s background includes coaching wrestling, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer for a total of 63 seasons all while working full-time at Letterkenny Army Depot. Graphics Universal Inc., a leading provider of innovative print solutions to the quad state region, is pleased to announce the latest additions to its growing list of leading edge digital printing technology. The Esko workflow and platesetter are key technology enhancements to their pre-press workflow that enables them to maintain a high quality and consistency level as they scale their operation. In addition, they acquired two Ricoh 7100 full-color digital printers, which are the first to be installed in the region. For more than 50 years, Graphics Universal has supplied industry-best design, commercial and label printing and fulfillment services. Contact them at 717-597-3108. Performing at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. will be The Lettermen. The ‘60’s and early ‘70’s saw The Lettermen score over 25 chart hit singles, including “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and “Hurt So Bad.” For tickets, visit

ServiceMaster recently donated some of their technicians’ times to help get the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore retail space ready to open early this year. In addition, ServiceMaster sponsored a scholarship for a student to attend PA Free Enterprise Week for the fourth consecutive year. They are proud to be part of these investments in our community. The company is located at 186 Sunset Blvd. East in Chambersburg. For more information about the business, visit Wilson College recently received a major gift that will establish an innovative program to train students to provide home health care for horses. The $500,000 pledge was made by Margaret Hamilton Duprey, which will be given over the next three years to build Wilson’s equiassist program. Duprey and her husband own and operate Cherry Knoll Farm, which is the home of dressage, open jumpers, steeplechase and hunter competition horses. The new equi-assist program will be a concentration with Wilson’s veterinary medical technology major beginning gin the fall. The equi-assist concentration will complement existing VMT concentrations in biology, business and entrepreneurship. 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].

Refer a business to

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 business success!

Refer them to Doug Harmon, membership director:

[email protected]

717-264-7101 ext. 202




Advanced Wound Healing Center 97 Progress Boulevard, Suite 5A, Shippensburg, PA 17257 │717-530-1145

The Advanced Wound Healing Center of Shippensburg opened in April 2011 as a satellite of the Advanced Wound Healing Center of Carlisle Regional Medical Center. The center is managed by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services with nearly 600 wound care centers across the country. The center is uniquely equipped to help heal chronic wounds and is home to a comprehensive Wound Healing Center, which carries a 96 percent healing rate. Those include diabetic and neuropathic ulcers, soft tissue radionecrosis, pressure ulcers, ischemic ulcers, traumatic wounds, surgical wounds, burns and other chronic, non-healing wounds. The Shippensburg location offers state-of-the-art, outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Specializing in advanced wound care, using a variety of treatments, therapies and support services to treat chronic wounds. These include, but are not limited to hyperbaric oxygen treatment, bio-engineered tissue substitutes, growth factor therapies, advanced dressings and wraps and debridement. The Advanced Wound Healing Center of Shippensburg takes a multi-disciplinary approach to healing complex wounds. This intense training is supplemented with continuing education related to the latest advancements to stay at the forefront of wound healing solutions. For more information, visit or call 717-530-1145.

JFC Staffing Companies 634 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg PA 17201 │ 717-709-9675

JFC Staffing began in 1975 in a one-room office where husband and wife, Jim F. Carchidi and Linda A. Carchidi, started JFC Personnel, a permanent placement service. Today, JFC has a much larger work family spread across four niche recruiting companies, offering a variety of staffing solutions. JFC provides temps with staffing managers who deliver talent-ondemand in the areas of office-professional and light-industrial. JFC skilled trades’ recruiters are focused on the needs of the skilled trades’ community. There is JFC Global with specialized recruiters who find hidden talent in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering and Account/Finance. JFC Medical also executes targeted talent search strategies for today’s healthcare practices and institutions. JFC Staffing Companies was recently named to Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction list, for the fourth consecutive year. Less than 2 percent of all staffing firms in U.S. and Canada receive this objective service quality award. JFC is proud to be in this elite group of staffing firms. Contact JFC today to learn how they can assist your company, meet and exceed your goals with the right staff at the right time. Call 717-709-9675 or visit

Mercersburg Printing 9964 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 │ 717-328-3902 │ [email protected]

Mercersburg Printing is a full service print business specializing in the production of high-quality printing, packaging products and services. They provide clients with a full range of print and design options, along with the latest advances in print production technology. Their staff of seasoned creative professionals use the best industry tools to help clients meet their goals of building brand image and exceeding sales goals. Since 1997, Mercersburg Printing has been a family owned and operated company, starting with three employees and a 3,000-squarefoot facility. Today, Mercersburg Printing employs more than 25 people from the Franklin County area and includes its main facility, located in Mercersburg and also J&M Printing, located in Waynesboro. A recent expansion to our Mercersburg facility has fostered additional growth and employment opportunities and our facilities now total approximately 27,000 square feet. Mercersburg Printing is committed to the community, excellent service, great industry knowledge and a high-quality product; this has always been and will continue to be the foundation of the business. Their team consists of hard-working individuals who embrace these same high standards. They operate with integrity and honesty, and work to provide customers with competitive pricing, excellent products and quality service. Contact Mercersburg Printing today to talk with their design specialists and learn more.

NETwork Ministries 10 Redwood Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 │ 717-264-4640 │ [email protected]

Founded in 1993, NETwork is an urban youth ministry for children and teens in the heart of Chambersburg whose mission is to share the love of Christ with those most vulnerable in our community. They especially seek to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for spiritual growth, academic achievement, life management and Christian leadership. Currently, NETwork Ministries serves more than 100 children and teens weekly, thanks to 100 percent local support. They use afterschool programs, piano lessons, the arts, basketball, a community garden, summer camps and more as springboards for building positive relationships with youth and their families and for sharing the good news of Jesus. In October 2014, NETwork Ministries was given a new building at 419 Hollywell Avenue, right along the Rail Trail near SouthGate. We have since begun the 419 Capital Campaign to raise funds to renovate this space and turn it into a new Arts & Teen Center. They are thrilled to have architectural services and construction oversight being donated for the project, and are making steady progress toward their total goal of $695,000 for the campaign. NETwork is offering tours and sharing the vision for the 419 Project with community members. To learn more about how to involved or give, visit or contact NETwork’s office to setup a visit.


It’s All About Community! WELCOME NEW MEMBERS



Penske Logistics Industrial Supplies & Services

Airgas USA LLC Jason Paris 1469 Sheffler Drive Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 263-7705 [email protected]

Eddie Boran 1440 Sheffler Drive Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 485-6616 [email protected] IT Management & Data Recovery

ReliAvail I.T. Company Health Care Services

Chambersburg Urgent Care Samantha Cossick 1000 Norland Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 267-7136

Dennis Little 209 Merriweather Drive Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 609-1152 [email protected] Virtual Shipping

Mortgage Company


Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. 1150 Lancaster Blvd, Suite 200 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 977-7897 [email protected]

Leslie Wilson 1754 Lincoln Way E Chambersburg, PA 17202 (844) 220-5420 [email protected]

Nonprofit Organizations & Associations

Event Coordination

Maranatha Ministry, Inc.

TTechService LLC

Natalie Newcomer 527 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 261-1708

Rick Summers PO Box 29 Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 404-2554 [email protected]

Nonprofit Organizations & Associations

Over The Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center Dianne Kelso 1461 South Main St. Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 504-8491 [email protected]

Congratulations to our members celebrating their 55 year anniversary this month! Thanks for your continued contributions to the community. 55 YEARS In & Out Beverage Jennings Value Center Rife Motor Company Inc. Strickler Agency, Inc. 50 YEARS Thos. Somerville Company 25 YEARS David Black Associates, Inc. Rotz Oil 20 YEARS Down to Earth Lawn Care 15 YEARS Women In Need, Inc. 10 YEARS Industrial Maintenance & Repair Services, LLC 1 YEAR Burnworth Design, LLC Centric Business Systems Coldwell Banker - Nicole Henson Constant Contact Eat Sleep Run Grow Mended Little Hearts of South Central PA Nu Skin Enterprises/Pharmanex PJH Merchant Services Springboard Entertainment The Glow Zone The Vape House

PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK Do you feel like you’re getting the most out of your Chamber membership? Do you have a great testimonial to share about the benefits of membership? Complete our 2015 member survey. With your input, the Chamber can help determine the most effective ways to serve Chambersburg area businesses. To fill out the survey, visit our online version at Print copies are also available by contacting the Chamber at 717-264-7101.



LFC Community learns the LFC Youth conquer public speaking importance of education and art GREATER CHAMBERSBURG CHAMBER FOUNDATION

Public Speaking was the topic of the final session of the Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth held on April 7. Jason Crider of Orrstown Bank worked with the Students hear from Jason Crider of Orrstown Bank about public speaking group giving them tips on public speaking. Students were given the opportunity to practice impromptu speeches after being given topics by their peers. These topics ranged from “summer” to “cheese.” Crider played videos of Toastmaster National Champion speeches and the students critiqued the speeches and found tips they could apply to their own presentations. Last fall, the class was broken up into teams by home school and each team chose a community service project as part of their LFC Youth experience. Part of leadership is understanding your personal values, so each team chose a project that exemplified their values. The projects include: spring planting and painting at SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE, human trafficking awareness, a magazine collection for the Ronald McDonald House, a food drive, a self-esteem educational session, a book donation for and reading to elementary students, growing international festival at James Buchanan and collecting Christmas items for needy children. Each team will present their project during graduation on May 3 at Wilson College. Each presentation will describe how their team used information from “Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. The practices include Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. The teams were able to have a practice run of their presentation during the April session and receive feedback from their peers to help them prepare for the graduation ceremony. Books were donated by Ingram Book Group for one of the projects. LFC Youth is a program of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. Students attend for free thanks to the sponsorship of 1st Ed Credit Union.

Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community students received an education about education this April. The group meet at Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) and engaged in a discussion about current education issues with Dr. Eric Michael of Wilson College. Michael then broke the class up into groups representing different community groups for a mock school board exercise. Through the exercise, the students were able to gain appreciation for the complexity of decisions that have to be Members of the mock school board listen to citizens during the “privilege of the floor” part of the meeting made. Following the mock school board exercise, Judy Kell of FCCTC took the class on a tour of the school to describe the programs offered. After a lunch provided by the school’s Culinary Department, the group heard from a panel to learn more about other types of schools, including private, magnet, religious, home school, and cyber schools. The panel consisted of Dr. Mark Long of the Chambersburg Career Magnet School, Patty Flood of Shalom Christian Academy, Stella Girard who is a home cyber school parent and Michelle D’Antonio of Montessori Academy of Chambersburg. Each panelist spoke about how their school operates and the uniqueness of their programs while taking questions from the students. The class then traveled to the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg to learn about the arts in our community. Students participated in a panel discussion with local arts leaders, including Paula Hepfer of Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM), Diane Miller of CVSM, Anne Finucane of the Chambersburg Council of the Arts, Stephanie Tack of the Capitol Theatre and Sally Herritt of the Chambersburg Community Theatre. Panelists discussed the importance and impact of art on individuals and the greater community. They also explained the challenges arts organizations face, such as funding, attracting audiences, marketing and more. After experiencing live art firsthand, the group toured the Capitol Theatre. The day was capped off with a special treat - performances from a variety of CVSM students ranging from age 5 to 80. The LFC Community class of 2015 will have one more session on Wednesday, May 6 followed by their graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 14 at Waynesboro Country Club. At graduation, each project team will give a presentation on their team’s journey to complete their assigned community project, including challenges, group dynamic, accomplishments and more. LFC Community is a program of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation and is sponsored by CenturyLink Business.


It’s All About Community!

Heritage Center summer hours begin


Reception attracts prospects for LFC Community program A reception held at the Chambersburg Heritage Center to inform people interested in the Leadership Franklin County(LFC) Community program drew several prospects for the class of 2016. At the reception, attendees were able to talk to current students, faculty, alumni and steering committee members to learn more about the program which runs from September through May. Applications are currently being accepted. To download an application, visit and scroll down on the homepage under “Our Affiliates” and click on “Chamber Foundation.” The application deadline is June 30. For more information, contact Robin Harmon, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext 205.

Foundation seeks technology grant applications from teachers Grants will be awarded to teachers in Franklin County public schools to encourage the innovative use Teacher technology grant recipients in 2014 of technology in grades K-12. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, an affiliate of the Chamber, is offering the Innovative Technology Challenge Grants to educators in all six school districts. Applications are available online at 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 $17,200, each between $2,000 and $5,000, are available as a result of contributions from area businesses, including Orrstown Bank, Susquehanna Bank and M&T Bank. Contributing businesses are eligible for Educational Improvement Tax Credits through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. For more information about the grants, call Robin Harmon, executive director of the Foundation, at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or rharmon@ Grant recipients will be recognized at an awards luncheon in October.

The Chambersburg Heritage Center, an initiative of the Chamber, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. It will also be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays from May 16 through October 17. The Heritage Center extends its Saturday hours during special events such as ChambersFest, AppleFest and Oktoberfest. Located Volunteer Frances Humelsine leads a school tour at the Heritage Center at 100 Lincoln Way East in downtown Chambersburg, there is no admission charge, except for group tours. Working at the Heritage Center on Saturdays throughout the summer will be Lydia Deneez. She graduates from Clarion University this May with a major in History and minor in Political Science. Originally from Franklin County, Deneez attended Fannet-Metal High School and will return to the area to continue her education at Shippensburg University to earn a masters in Applied History. Please drop in on a Saturday this summer to help the Chamber welcome our new customer service representative to the Heritage Center team! The Heritage Center is a site on the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails and the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail. Exhibits focus on the area’s architecture, frontier and Civil War history, the Underground Railroad and transportation. An exhibit added in 2013 is a replica of the first plane that flew over Chambersburg in 1911. Two short films offer an overview of Franklin County history, and its transportation history. For more information or to schedule group tours, contact Sue Black, Heritage Center coordinator, at 717-264-7101.

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

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

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


Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce 100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-264-7101

PRSRTD STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit #7 Chambersburg, PA




The Chamber is hosting the following events in celebration of National Small Business Week (all events are held at the Chamber unless otherwise specified):

Annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony 6 p.m., Courthouse Plaza in downtown Chambersburg


Leadership Franklin County Youth Graduation, RSVP to 717-264-7101 ext. 205 2:30-5:30 p.m., Wilson College Harry R. Brooks Complex, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., fee to attend

4-8 National Small Business Week The Chamber is hosting events throughout the week, listed in the right column


May of Caring: 11/30 Network Stream Clean-up

8 a.m.-noon, downtown Chambersburg, email [email protected] to volunteer

14 Leadership Franklin County Community Graduation, RSVP to 717-264-7101 ext. 205 5-7:30 p.m., Waynesboro Country Club, 11000 Country Club Rd., Waynesboro, fee to attend

21 Screening Requirements Lunch and Learn, by Franklin County Children & Youth Service 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chamber Board Room, 100 Lincoln Way East, lunch provided by Fuddruckers

21 “Appraisal Roadshow” Mixer 5-7 p.m., Gateway Gallery Auction, 643 Kriner Rd.

23 11/30 Network Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser, hosted with CrossFit Chambersburg 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Good-ta-Go, 1640 Orchard Dr., proceeds donated to CrossFit Relay For Life team

25 Memorial Day, the Chamber office is closed in observance of Memorial Day 27 11/30 Network Happy Hour & Will Info Session

May 4 - HUBZone Certification and Selling to the Federal Government, 9 a.m. to noon May 4 - Access to Capital, 1 to 3 p.m. May 5 - Women-owned Business Workshop, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo Regional Mixer, 5 to 7 p.m. at Shippensburg Conference Center May 6 - Entrepreneur Night, 5 to 7 p.m. at Chambersburg Area Senior High School May 7 - Healthy Hearing Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 - Shop Chambersburg, all day at local businesses For more information, see page 4.

5-7 p.m. happy hour, 6-7 p.m. Will Info Session, Roy-Pitz Brewing Company, 140 N. Third St. To register for these events and more, 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 4-star accredited chamber, rated among the top 2 percent of chambers in the U.S., and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the PA Chamber Business & Industry.