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JULY 2017



CADC reports busy, productive year

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Chambersburg Area Development Corp. (CADC), an affiliate of the Chamber, announced a busy and productive year at its Annual Meeting on June 9. Over the past 12 months, CADC has filled important roles in several successful projects which contribute to area economic, workforce and downtown development.

Chairman’s message Chamber board and staff CADC reports busy year (continued) Chamber Travel Club 2018 destinations July Chamber Mixer New directory debuts this month Leadership seeks to help nonprofits LFC Youth welcomes Class of 2018 Around town with the Chamber Get your Crabfeast tickets today Free music and movies continue Industry, small business grow (continued) ChambersFest Special Section Member spotlights PA Chamber update Welcome new members Milestone anniversaries Members in the news Giving back July calendar of events



CRABFEAST 3 to 8 p.m. AMVETS Post 224 Enjoy all-you-can-eat hardshell crabs with all the fixin’s plus entertainment and small games of chance. More details on page 5.


OKTOBERFEST 12 to 5 p.m. Downtown Chambersburg Enjoy a fun-filled day featuring a 5k, German food, live music, craft beer, the duck derby and more. For details visit Visit for details about these events and more. July events are listed on the back of the newsletter.

“I am proud to report that the state of CADC is strong,” said David G. Sciamanna, executive director. “The corporation is well positioned to expand its positive influence on our community. Our balance sheet gives us the ability to be bold; our vision is clear and our leadership is committed to making Chambersburg a better place to live and work.” Cumberland Valley Regional Development Corp. (CVRDC), CADC’s sister not-forprofit company, made significant progress at United Business Park of I-81 Exit 24. Sheetz opened on four acres in August 2016, and CADC purchased lot seven to construct a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for TST Impreso, which they recently occupied. In July 2016, CVRDC sold 200 acres to Matrix Development Group after which a $3 million infrastructure project funded equally by CVRDC and Matrix began. Now 40 acres comprised of three lots are ready for sale and development. The advancement at United Business Park has allowed CVRDC to repay debt, providing CADC the liquidity to implement their new strategic plan announced one year ago. This plan focuses on expanding CADC’s economic impact through initiatives focused on workforce development, downtown development and supporting investments that can create jobs, diversify our local economy and provide unique opportunities for long term investment. Story continued on page 3.

As local industry grows, so does small business Chambersburg’s location on the I-81 corridor has made it a prime spot for industries like manufacturing and logistics. As more and more distribution centers and manufacturing facilities located here over the years, with them has come growth. The county’s population is estimated to be 153,851, an increase of more than 4,200 people from the 2010 Census. The population growth ranks Franklin County as the sixth fastest growing county in the entire state of Pennsylvania. The area’s new investment is bringing jobs and energy while maintaining the community’s quality of life and affordability. The addition of exit 17 and spur of development along Norland Avenue is a prime example. National chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Pie Five Pizza Co. are popping up more frequently because of our town’s growth and its desirable location. Story continued on page 5.


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

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


Stop underutilizing your membership Everyone knows networking and referrals are huge benefits of Chamber membership. The connections made and business leads generated are major motivators for getting involved with your local chamber of commerce. But there are so many more benefits to getting involved! Here are some common underutilized benefits of membership: 1. Marketing: Advertising and promotions are an important part of a business. As a member of the Chamber, your business receives exposure on social media sites, in newsletters, on the chamber website, in the business directory and more. Advertising can be expensive, but through the Chamber you can receive free or low-cost ads. Plus you can rest assured knowing your marketing is going directly to local consumers that are engaged in the community. 2. Professional Development: Being an active member of the chamber allows you to work with people from many different industries. Professional development is vital to keep your skills up-to-date and remain a fierce challenge to competitors. Think of this as practice. For example, your favorite sports player must practice daily to keep up with the competition and perfect their skills. It is the same in the business world! The Chamber offers a variety of professional development opportunities for you to keep an eye out for. 3. Advocacy: The Chamber has a great impact on how the community operates, which means your voice can be heard and your actions implemented. The Chamber monitors government activities and represents our members on issues affecting the welfare of businesses. Letting us know about issues and volunteering your time to the organization will increase your influence on community achievements and government affairs. 4. Resources: Making your mark in the community can sometimes be tough, but the 10 helpful and friendly employees at the Chamber will act as resources and do everything in their power to help your business thrive. Their vision statement, “We promise to be your champion in the community, serving your needs to always be part of the solution,” indicates their willingness to help you kick-start your business and your goals. Always feel free to reach out and use the Chamber staff as a resource for your business! For more member benefits your business should take advantage of, contact Membership Director Doug Harmon at [email protected] or (717) 264-7101 ext. 202. Troy Garman, Realtor, RE/MAX Realty Agency Board Chair, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce


Chamber Travel Club announces 2018 destinations


CADC reports busy year Sciamanna announced at the meeting that CADC, in a 50/50 partnership with CFDC LLC, will make a $600,000 equity investment in Rose Rent Lofts. The project, part of the redevelopment of the old Central Junior High building on the corner of Queen Street and S. Third Street by McKissick Properties, will convert the original 1909 school building into 27 market rate loft apartments. Other investments this year included loans to b.developed for the acquisition of the dilapidated Fort Chambers building on King Street and to GearHouse Brewing Co. for the rehabilitation of the former Cumberland Valley Railroad building on Grant Street. CADC agreed to provide the Borough of Chambersburg up to $100,000 for a portion of a project to refurbish and beautify the Central Parking Lot adjacent to the new Shook Home Therapy Center. CADC partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County to initiate a Home Again program, which targets vacant houses within downtown to convert back to single-family homes. CADC identified the first home and provided the funds to purchase the property at 153 S. Second St., which Habitat is currently rehabbing. Additionally, CADC supported workforce development initiatives by providing funding to the Coyle Free Library, NETwork Ministries, United Way of Franklin County’s Stepping Forward Works program, Costa Academy and the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. Sciamanna also announced at the meeting that CADC will make a $15,000 commitment to the construction of the new Franklin County Practical Nursing Program facility on the Franklin County Career and Technology Center campus. While CADC has jumped in on these new initiatives as part of the strategic plan, its 57-year history of supporting local economic development through business parks and managing properties continues. CADC manages six properties, which collectively generate nearly a quarter of a million dollars in local taxes each year – the equivalent of 100 single-family homes. As Sciamanna’s last year with CADC, he took a few moments to remark on his 34 years as executive director: “I am proud of what we have accomplished. It is hard to believe Orchard Drive has been open for nearly 25 years. The 350 acre Chambers-5 business park has brought over 200 jobs, more than 40 businesses and over $150 million of new investment to Chambersburg. Can you remember when Fifth Avenue made a sharp left turn to join Norland Avenue at the underpass? The relocated avenue laid the groundwork for the extension of Norland Avenue and eventual connection to exit 17. Can anyone imagine Chambersburg without exit 17 and all the positive development along Norland? How about the restoration of the 1915 historic downtown marble bank building, the improvements along the Falling Spring and the restoration of the Capitol Theatre? CADC was instrumental in all of these important projects. “My point is simple; CADC has been a constant in the successful economic evolution of Chambersburg over the past 30 years. And it will continue to be a driver of progress for years to come. Thank you for your support.”

After successfully filling our first trip to capacity with 42 travelers going to Ireland in October 2017, the Chamber Travel Club is currently booking for 2018 destinations! The Chamber works with its member travel agents to coordinate trips that provide you with no hassle and quality, local customer service. The trip destinations for 2018 include: • Bermuda, June 30-July 5: Picture yourself relaxing and soaking up the sun’s rays on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas® on its journey to Bermuda. Starting at $948 per person. For more details or to book, contact Cruise Planners at 717-477-0111. • Italy, November 6-15: Live la dolce vita on this Italian cultural adventure exploring Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice and more. Cost is $3,999 per person based on double occupancy. For more information or to book your trip, contact Kay’s World Class Travel at 717-360-1593. All trip rates are based on double occupancy. Other inclusions apply based on trip destination. Spaces are limited, so contact the respective travel agents soon for more information and to reserve your seat. The Chamber Travel Club is an opportunity for local residents to enjoy unique group travel experiences with their neighbors to magnificent destinations. For more information or to receive the travel club e-newsletter, contact Lark Plessinger at 717-264-7101 ext. 206 or [email protected].

July Chamber Mixer Join us on Thursday, July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a mixer at Occupational Services Inc., 17 Redwood St. Enjoy networking, refreshments, door prizes and more at this free mixer. Occupational Services, Inc. (OSI) has been a mainstay in Franklin and Fulton Counties since 1957, and is based on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to be a productive member of the community. OSI offers comprehensive employment programs to individuals with disabilities, instilling a sense of pride through workmanship in each employee. To register for the mixer, visit the Chamber’s online events calendar at or call 717-264-7101.

New directory debuts this month The 2017/18 Membership Directory & Community Profile will be released this month. All Chamber members will receive a copy in the mail and more will be widely distributed throughout the county to hotels and directory advertisers. The book will be available to the public on July 15 at the Chamber.





Leadership seeks to help nonprofits

Spichers hosts May Chamber Mixer

Nonprofit, education, government and business organizations in need of volunteer help on a project may apply for assistance from the Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community program.

Thank you Spicher’s Appliances, Electronics, & Security for hosting an excellent mixer in May! We enjoyed a cooking demonstration on the grill (which was given away as a door prize to one lucky winner), along with great networking, delicious food by Kathy’s Deli and music by Jamie Negley.

Part of the experience for participants is completing a service project to enhance teamwork skills while giving back to the community. Past projects include marketing the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, updating the downtown Chambersburg walking tours, outreach for Montessori Academy of Chambersburg and more. Participants in the 2017-2018 class will choose their community service projects from submitted proposals. If your organization would like to submit a request for a project team, please complete a Request for Project Application, available online at Proposals must meet the following criteria: • The project must have a definable goal that can be achieved in less than nine months (October 2017 to May 2018). • The organization has a single contact who will provide background, materials and support for team members. • Applications are submitted no later than July 21. The LFC Community Steering Committee will inform organizations by August 4 if their proposal will be forwarded to LFC students for consideration. If so, the contact person will be required to make a 10-minute presentation to the class on September 9. Organizations will be notified by September 11 if their project was selected by a Leadership team. For more information contact Robin Harmon, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or [email protected]. Special thanks to this year’s program sponsor, CenturyLink.

LFC Youth welcomes Class of 2018

Employees at Spicher’s welcome guests to the May Chamber mixer

Hip Gypsy celebrates two years Congratulations Hip Gypsy Emporium! They celebrated their two year anniversary during a ribbon cutting ceremony in May. Stop by their store at 2168 Mont Alto Rd. to explore their eclectic mix of new and vintage treasures while congratulating them on two great years.

Hip Gypsy Emporium celebrates two years with a ribbon cutting

Groundbreaking on Central project McKissick Properties broke ground to begin redeveloping the former Central Junior High building into live, learn and work spaces. Chambersburg Area Development Corp. and Franklin County Area Development Corp. announced they will partner to make a $600,000 equity investment in 27 market rate loft apartments known as the Rose Rent Lofts as part of the project.

The Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth Class of 2018 will kick-off on July 7 with a retreat day at Manito Inc. The students will get to know each other, get an introduction to leadership with Mary Beth Williams of Wilson College and do some team building activities. The program will start up again after classes begin this fall. Students attend the program at no charge thanks to sponsor Wilson College. The program is managed by Chamber affiliate, the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

Stakeholders celebrate the groundbreaking for the Central project



Get your CrabFeast tickets today!


Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) is gearing up for the popular CrabFeast! The event will be held rain or shine at the AMVETS Post 224 picnic pavilion, 750 Fifth Ave., from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 26. Proceeds are used for downtown revitalization.

National companies and large corporations aren’t the only businesses springing up in Chambersburg. With our local economy showing growth and promise, entrepreneurs are seeking opportunities to start their own businesses in Chambersburg. Just in the past 18 months, 32 businesses have opened in Chambersburg, 24 of which are small businesses.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for small games of chance. Food will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets include barbeque chicken and the fixin’s by Main Street Deli and all-you-can-eat hard shell crabs by Woodpoint Grille. There will be a live auction starting at 6:30 p.m. CrabFeast tickets are available at the Chamber, 100 Lincoln Way E. Tickets are $41 for adults and $13 for children 12 and younger. Price includes beverages. Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Don’t miss your chance to gain exposure at this well-attended, all-you-can-eat crab event. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Scott Fish at [email protected] or 717-264-7101 ext. 212.

Free music and movies continue Second Saturdays are happening all summer long at Chambers Fort Park featuring live music from 5 to 8 p.m. and movies beginning at dusk. Second Saturday begins with Concerts in the Park, sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment, from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring local musicians. This concert schedule includes: • July 8 - Pale Barn Ghosts with opener Rebekah Foster • August 12 – Shawan and the Wonton with opener Allison & Dave’s String Band • September 9 – Jam Pony with opener Carly Clark Following the live music will be the Downtown Summer Movie Series showing family-friendly films sponsored by Summit Health. Second Saturday movies begin at dusk and include: • July 8 - “Jurassic Park” (1993) • August 12 – “The LEGO Batman Movie” (2017) • September 9 – “Beauty and the Beast” (2017) Second Saturdays are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. For more information, visit, follow Downtown Chambersburg on Facebook or call 717-264-7101. Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the Facebook event pages.

Industry and small business grows

The residents of Chambersburg are extremely supportive of small businesses and make an effort to buy local, so these entrepreneurs find a supportive community to cultivate their business. GearHouse Brewing Co. is a great example of this. They opened with an outpouring of excitement and patronage from the community. People want a local experience, and they want to have pride in the businesses in their community, so they are supportive of entrepreneurs. In addition to business growth throughout the Chambersburg area, the Chamber has seen a significant uptick of interest in businesses locating downtown. The hard work of revitalization efforts from the past few years of Chamber affiliate Downtown Chambersburg Inc. have come to fruition as more investments take place. Multi-million dollar projects by organizations and private investors are underway including the Coyle Free Library, Central Junior High School, The Shook Home Therapy Center and HUB Building. Other largescale investments like the Fort Chambers building, 1 N. Main St. and 15 S. Main St. are in the works. Community-led efforts like the Chambersburg Community Mural Project in summer 2016, which installed two large-scale mosaic murals downtown, have contributed to the vibrancy of downtown. All of this has spurred smaller investments and attracted small business owners. For the first time in years, there are no available Main Street storefronts between King Street and Washington Street. Just in the past year, nearly 20 businesses have either opened, relocated or plan to open downtown. It is fantastic to see our local small business owners and residents recognizing the assets downtown. Downtowns are the heart of a city and region - and having a healthy heart is essential to having a strong town. With the community working together, we can revitalize downtown and make it a vibrant destination for business and leisure. However, the answer isn’t revitalizing downtown alone. Downtowns and surrounding areas along with industry and small business must work symbiotically to grow the economy. Strengthening our downtown core will complement the development happening throughout the area, which will attract more people to live here while encouraging investors and entrepreneurs to seek opportunities here, in turn improving quality of life for Chambersburg as a whole making it


Support Chambersburg’s

Oktoberfest 2017

and become a sponsor!.

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 Location: Parking Lot on W. King and Hood St. Projected Attendance: 700+ The 4th Annual Oktoberfest in downtown Chambersburg will feature music, beer and fun on Saturday, October 7 from noon until 5 p.m. in the parking lot on Hood Street between Lincoln Way West and West King Street. The event is held along with the John H. Harmon Memorial 5k and the Duck Derby on the Conococheague Creek. Featuring Roy-Pitz beer among other seasonal beers, all proceeds benefit Downtown Chambersburg Inc. and its core mission of revitalizing our downtown. DCI is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Sponsorship allows you to:

Showcase your business ● Build brand recognition ● Show community support Available sponsorships for 2016 include: Mug Sponsor - $2,000 - First Community Bank of Mercersburg has first right of refusal for 2017  Logo featured on souvenir event mug to be handed out to all attendees 21 and over, excluding designated drivers.  Logo featured on the Oktoberfest event banner.  Company logo and/or name featured in Oktoberfest promotions. Questions? Want more info?  10 tickets to attend Oktoberfest, including a reserved table for 8 at the event. Contact Scott Fish,  8 ducks for the Duck Derby and 8 registrations for the Harmon Memorial 5k events coordinator: (includes T-shirts). 717-264-1701 ext. 212 [email protected] Entertainment Sponsor - $1,000 - two available  Logo featured on banner hung by stage at the event.  Company name featured in Oktoberfest promotions.  8 tickets to attend Oktoberfest, including reserved seats for 4 at the event.  4 ducks for the Duck Derby and 4 registrations for the Harmon Memorial 5k (includes T-shirts). Beer Sponsor - $750 - three available  Logo featured on banner hung in the beer area at the event.  Company name featured in Oktoberfest promotions as space permits.  6 tickets to attend Oktoberfest.  2 ducks for the Duck Derby and 2 registrations for the Harmon Memorial 5k (includes T-shirts).

Games Sponsor - $500 - three available  Logo featured on banner hung by kid’s area at the event.  Company name featured in Oktoberfest promotions as space permits.  4 tickets to attend Oktoberfest.  2 ducks for the Duck Derby and 2 registrations for the Harmon Memorial 5k (includes T-shirts).

Tent Sponsor - $250 - unlimited  Signage in tent.  2 tickets to attend Oktoberfest.  2 ducks for the Duck Derby and 2 registrations for the Harmon Memorial 5k (includes T-shirts).

Table Sponsor - $100 - unlimited  Signage at event.  2 tickets to attend Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest Sponsorship Form Company Name (as you want it to appear in sponsor listings) _________________________________________________________ Contact Name _____________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________ Email ________________________________________________ Sponsorship ______________________________________ I understand that the submission of this form confirms commitment from the company above for this sponsorship. Signature _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Mail form to Downtown Chambersburg Inc., Attn: Scott Fish, 100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201 OR email to [email protected] OR fax to 717-267-0399

Sponsorship Opportunities Super Duck Sponsor - $2000

Quackers Sponsor - $500

Company provided banner at finish line Company logo on signage at event Company logo on 3 yard signs at event Company logo on tickets 10 Duck Derby race tickets 10 Oktoberfest entry passes 4 Entries with shirt to Harmon 5k

Company logo on 2 yard signs at event Company logo on sponsor sign 4 Duck Derby race tickets 2 Oktoberfest entry passes 2 Entries with shirt to Harmon 5k

*One available

Golden Egg Sponsor - $1000 *Five available

Company provided banner at finish line Company logo on signage at event Company logo on 2 yard signs at event 8 Duck Derby race tickets 8 Oktoberfest entry passes 2 Entries with shirt to Harmon 5k

*unlimited number available

Feathered Friend Sponsor - $250 *unlimited number available

Company listing on sponsor sign at event 2 Duck Derby race tickets 2 Oktoberfest entry passes 2 Entries with shirt to Harmon 5k

Duckling Darling Sponsor - $100 *unlimited number available

Company Listing on sponsor sign at event 2 Duck Derby race tickets

_____ Yes, I want to become a sponsor at the $_______________ Level. _____ I would like to donate a Duck Derby Race prize item. Item Description: _____________________________________ Value: ___________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Company Name - as listed for sponsor recognition __________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Name _________________________________________________________________________________ Address

________________________________________________________ City

_________ State

__________ Zip

________________________________________________________ Email

_______________________ Phone

*Commitment and logo must be received no later than September 22, 2017 to be included in printed materials. Please email logo to: [email protected] Please mail payment to: Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) Attn: Scott Fish 100 Lincoln Way East, Ste. A, Chambersburg, PA 17201 For more information call Scott Fish at 717-264-7101, ext. 212.


Information about all of the ChambersFest events is also available online at




11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Chambersburg Area Senior High School

First Friday: Stars, Stripes & Straws

Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream from local shops along with kids’ activities and entertainment. Proceeds raise money for educational programs offered through the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children at the door. Ages three and under are free. Scoop-a-Palooza is sponsored by ACNB Bank.

5 to 8 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg

Celebrate First Friday in July for the 3rd Annual Stars, Stripes & Straws summer beverage contest! You can purchase your official drink glass on the Courthouse Plaza starting at 5 p.m., walk around to participating businesses to sample their summer beverage, then vote for your favorite. Other activities include DJ Big John in the Courthouse Plaza, balloon twisters, face painting and more. For more details, visit

For more details, visit


Second Saturday


Free live music 5 to 8 p.m., free movie at dusk - Chambers Fort Park

Meet the Artists Reception

Enjoy free live music and family-friendly movies on Second Saturdays all summer long! This month’s free outdoor concert features Pale Barn Ghosts along with opener Rebekah Foster from 5-8 p.m. Beginning at dusk is a free showing of the classic dinosaur thriller “Jurassic Park.”

5 to 7 p.m. - Council for the Arts

The Council for the Arts is presenting an opening reception for our summer show on July 7. The exhibit features work of Ski Holm and Katrina Hoopes, and is on view through August 25, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. For more details, visit

For more details, visit


“3:10 to Yuma”


Two showings: 3 and 6 p.m. - The Capitol Theatre

Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race

The Capitol Theatre will be showing “3:10 to Yuma” on the big screen. A small-time rancher agrees to hold and transport a captured outlaw to court in Yuma by train resulting in a battle of wills. Tickets are $5 per person. Sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

7 to 9:30 a.m. - Chambersburg YMCA

The Chamber invites the community to participate in the 14th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Chambersburg YMCA, with the women’s race/walk at 8 a.m. and the men’s race/walk at 8:30 a.m. Money raised from this event is contributed to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which annually awards scholarships to two seniors from Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Dayof registration is $18, or $22 with a T-shirt (while supplies last). For more details, contact Scott Fish at 717-264-7101 ext. 212.

For more details, visit


“Visions of a Quilter” Quilt Show Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Falling Spring Presbyterian Church

More than 200 quilted works will be showcased at this popular Quilt Show, along with demonstrations of various quilting techniques and a beautiful hand quilted & appliquéd quilt raffle. Handmade items and quilting supplies will be available for purchase. For more details, visit


ChambersFest Bike Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Chambersburg Bike Park (corner of Hood & King St.)

Compete in one or more of two bicycle events at the Chambersburg Bike Park: Pump Track Race (6 years - adult) and Jump Line Contest (11 years - adult). Registration and practice from 9:30-11 a.m., racing begins at 11 a.m. Helmets required. Onsite registration is $15 or $10 for Borough residents.


Celebrate Music at Old Market Day 9 to 11 a.m. - First United Methodist Church

Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) will present performances by local student musicians. Sam’s Music Camp Performance will be at 9 a.m. followed by Voice & Drama Camp at 10 a.m. featuring songs and scenes from “Seussical, the Musical.”

For more details, visit


For more details, visit



Old Market Day

1864: The Burning

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg

6 to 10 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg

A ChambersFest tradition, this street festival closes down Main Street in the heart of Chambersburg to feature art, craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, entertainment on two stages and the North Square Farmers Market. F&M Trust is the presenting sponsor. For more details, visit

As darkness approaches, the town will transform to 1864 and the story of the town’s ransoming will come to life with a light show. A variety of activities will lead up to the reenactment, including historic walking tours, living history, exhibits, prizes, giveaways, old-fashioned photo booth, book signings, glow-in-the-dark face painting and more. For more details, visit


A Cappella & Unplugged 7 p.m. - Downtown Chambersburg


ChambersFest 7s Rugby Tournament 9:30 a.m. - Chambersburg Area Middle School South

Come and watch this high school level rugby 7s tournament. Rugby 7s is the style of rugby adopted in the Olympics in 2016. Rugby is a contact sport that is exciting to watch. It is currently the fastest growing team sport in the U.S. For more details, visit

The highlight event preceding the 1864 light show is the final round of A Cappella & Unplugged, performed on the steps of the courthouse. Spectators can vote for their favorite act and have their in-person vote tabulated with online voting to select the winner, who will receive $500 and bragging rights. For more details, visit


Dance is Life


The performance, “Dance is Life,” celebrates the art of dance through the exploration of movement and gesture in time and space. Dancers from the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School Summer Dance Intensive will perform works from the classical repertoire as well as original, contemporary and balletic works by guest choreographers. Attendance is free.

The annual ChambersFest celebration has been held every summer since 1986. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Council and Franklin County Visitors Bureau partner to coordinate and promote ChambersFest activities. Other organizations also host events, including the Chambersburg Recreation Dept., Capitol Theatre, Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School, Chambersburg Quilt Guild and Cumberland Valley School of Music.

For more details, visit

For more information, visit

1 p.m. - The Capitol Theatre


Corporate Sponsors:

Premier Sponsors: Chambersburg Area Development Corp. │ F&M Trust │ Penn National Insurance Benefactor Sponsors: Danfoss │ Providence Place Contributor Sponsors: Axiom Staffing Group │ Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 │ The Chambersburg Club │ M+S Harley-Davidson │ Menno Haven Noelker & Hull Associates Inc. │ Rausch USA │ Resolute Counseling │ The Shook Home │ Strickler Insurance Agency │ TB Woods Inc.


3 Scoop Sponsor:

Kids’ Corner Sponsor: Orrstown Bank / Celebrity Sundae Sponsor: Volvo Construction Equipment 2 Scoop Sponsors: Corning Credit Union │ CVR Uniforms │ First Community Bank of Mercersburg M&T Bank │ Manitowoc Crane │ Patriot Federal Credit Union │ Starr Insurance 1 Scoop Sponsors: F&M Trust │ Smith Elliott Kearns & Co.




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A&K Settlements LLC provides residential and commercial real estate settlement services throughout south central Pennsylvania. With over 20 years of real estate settlement and legal experience, Becky Ables and Melissa Kelso, of Kelso Law, LLC, joined forces to establish A&K Settlements LLC in March of this year. Located in Shippensburg and Carlisle, their attorneys travel to your location, if more convenient for the parties, to serve as settlement agents at no added cost. Having spent her childhood in South America, Becky can conduct settlement in Spanish rather than requiring a translator. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing your home, investment property or business, A&K Settlements will assist you, bringing your real estate transaction to completion in a stress-free and timely manner.

Center for Life Enhancement 301 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 │ 717-977-5547

The Center for Life Enhancement (C4LE) offers two types of Biofeedback. Both can help improve stress management, deepen inner awareness and increase calm, relaxed focus. Biofeedback training is customized specifically for your individual needs and can be combined with traditional talk therapy. Neurofeedback Training uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) to make your brain’s electrical activity available in real-time, so that you can learn to alter your brain’s electrical timing for improved function. Many mental health disorders appear to be associated with irregular electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. Heart Rate Variability Training uses a pulse sensor to measure and display the timing and rhythm of your heart beat. When our heart’s rhythm and our breathing are more regulated, we achieve a state of better physiological and emotional balance. C4LE is headed by Michelle Little, who is a certified rehabilitation counselor, as well as a licensed professional counselor. The techniques Michelle uses strengthen the mind-body connection to help adolescents and adults with anxiety, trauma, depression, migraines and adjustment issues. Her holistic approach has been refined over the past 15 years by both personal and professional experiences. C4LE is located in downtown Chambersburg and appointments can be made online at

Farmers Insurance Group 2009 Mackenzie Way, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 │ 412-200-9024 │ [email protected]

Farmers Insurance was founded in 1928 and has since grown to be the country’s third-largest home and auto carrier as well as the top special product carrier in the U.S. We are currently offering qualified and ambitious entrepreneurs the opportunity to become business owners. Since entering the Pennsylvania market, we have become one of the fastest growing insurance companies in the state, and we are aggressively pursuing our expansion efforts as we look to gain a foothold in the western and central parts of the state. Not only will Farmers give you the chance to grow your own agency, but we will give you the opportunity to service your community. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in exploring opportunities with Farmers Insurance please contact Nathan Smith. Also, we offer a $5,000 referral bonus to any individual who refers an agency owner.

Leroy’s Lawn Service, LLC 1811 Hartzok Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 [email protected] │ 717-377-8817

Leroy’s Lawn Service, LLC didn’t begin with a vision of spending sunshine filled days riding around mowing beautiful lawns. While riding lawn mowers is part of our job, it certainly doesn’t end there. We also spend a lot of time on our knees planting flowers, weeding, mulching and spraying. It is our belief that hands in the soil dedication is and will continue to be the backbone of our business and the beauty of our customer’s landscapes in the years ahead. Beginning in 2006, people have often chosen our company because of our local “can do” attitude with a country boy twist. Our experience in excavation and agriculture has added a few side roads to our core offerings of lawn care and hardscape creations. When earth needs to be moved, our equipment list of a tri-axle dump truck, skid loader and mini excavator answers the call of many light excavating jobs. And when it is time for the earthen scar to be healed with green grass, our hydro seeder and finish grading equipment are up to the task. So, if your home or business is needing slate or stone on the road ahead, don’t hesitate to give us a call; we would be glad to deliver. And yes, if you need a hand with the flowerbeds, we do that to! Want to spotlight your business? Contact Lark Plessinger about submitting a Member Spotlight at [email protected] or 717264-7101 ext. 206.



Pension reform measure becomes law

In a whirlwind of activity in June, the General Assembly passed and sent to Gov. Tom Wolf an important public pension reform bill that will help to rein in the what has been unsustainable growth of the state pension systems, shift a significant portion of the risk from potentially under-performing investments off of state taxpayers and help to secure the future sustainability of state and public school employees’ retirement plans. Gov. Wolf signed the bill on June 12.



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Bipartisan efforts and a push by Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, were heavily attributed to the bill’s passing after years of disagreement on the issue. “This is real and meaningful pension reform,” Gov. Wolf said. “Today is another example of how we can work across party lines … This is a win for taxpayers.”

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Senate Bill 1, which was passed 40-9 by the Senate and 143-53 by the House, offers a choice of three new retirement plan options for new employees hired after 2019 within the State Employees Retirement System and the Public School Employees Retirement System, along with an opt-in provision for current workers. Two of the choices offer hybrid defined benefit, defined contribution plans, while the third option is a defined contribution, 401k-style plan.

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Prior to the Senate and House votes on the bill, the PA Chamber sent memos to both chambers urging their support for the measure. The memos noted that while our organization is ready to support additional steps to mitigate rising costs in the near term, we believe that S.B. 1 will put the state pension systems on a better path to stability and sustainability. These beliefs are strengthened through findings by the education advocacy organization PennCAN, which has found that few teachers do better under the existing PSERS pension plan than they would under a plan like S.B. 1; and from the Pew Charitable Trusts, which has noted that the bill would be one of the most if not the most - comprehensive and impactful reform any state has implemented. This article was written by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. For more information, visit

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS For more than 50 years, Graphics Universal Inc. has provided industry-best design commercial and label printing services. Recently, they purchased the Domino N610i digital label seven color printing press, which is the latest in high volume printing technology. This innovative machinery can deliver the highest UV curable ink jet native print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi using i-Tech print jetting assemblies and Kyocera technology. For more information, call 717-597-3108. ElderDay is a unique program at Menno Haven that serves aging adults in all stages of life and function. They are pleased to announce that they have received a grant for the “It’s Never 2 Late” computer system. This empowers community seniors using technology by building cognitive functions, as well as providing physical therapy solutions. Katie Ackerman, director of ElderDay, reports the program has had “a very positive response.” Visit or contact Ackerman at [email protected] to learn more. Totem Pole Playhouse recently handed out their awards for the fourth year, along with William M. Moore, Jr. college scholarships and prize money for the honorees. Students from the seven participating high schools also performed one number from each of their productions and the Outstanding Female and Male Solo Vocal Performance nominees also performed. Michael Learned, four-time Emmy award winner, best known for her role as ‘Olivia “Ma” Walton’ on the classic 1970s TV series “The Waltons” also appeared to present the Jean Stapleton award. Baxter Group, Inc. was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program Spring 2017 Cohort. It was guided by an advisory council on which Babson College President Kerry Healey serves, and is co-chaired by Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein, along with others. Upon completion, Jocelyne Melton and Baxter Group, Inc. received a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and became an alumnus of Babson College. This program has been proven to grow the company’s revenue and create jobs at a rate faster than the broader economy. For more information, visit

SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the topperforming home health agencies in the United States. Out of 9,406 considered, only 2,353 were chosen. SpiriTrust was selected for the third time for this honor. Terry Shade, president of SpiriTrust, credits the devoted staff, and their quality of work was what earned SpiriTrust this award. To start care or for more information, call 800840-9081 or visit F&M Trust announced Rhetta Martin, mortgage originator, was awarded the 40-Year Club award for serving 40 or more years in the banking industry at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Group 5 meeting. Martin has 40 years of experience in retail banking and residential lending in Franklin County and is involved in various community activities. She is also currently the president of The Franklin County Builder’s Association. For more information on F&M Trust, visit Manitowoc Cranes now has three crawler cranes in their Shady Grove location, marking their transition on adding more than 80 jobs to the Franklin County area, and officials say that more than 100 jobs will be available in the future. The focus for the use of these cranes are rebuilding roads and bridges. This transition to the Shady Grove location also represents the latest announcement from the company to consolidate its U.S. manufacturing footprint. Boyer & Ritter announces the addition of Theresa A. Kane as director of insurance services. Kane has more than 35 years of experience, and is conducting independent insurance reviews designed to identify any gaps in coverage or opportunities for potential savings. By taking a holistic approach, and by not offering any insurance themselves, Boyer & Ritter offer unbiased advice on insurance. For more information, visit Enjoy the Capitol Theatre’s Summer Movie Series for only $5. Movies in July are westerns, featuring “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” and “3:10 to Yuma,” Each movie will be introduced by a member of the community who will explain why it’s one of their favorite films. Tickets can be purchased by calling 717-263-0202 or online at

ACNB Bank announced that four bank officers received the 40Year Club award for 40 years or more of service in the banking field. They included Barbara D. Guise, assistant vice president/residential mortgage loan originator; Stephen C. Hawbaker, vice president/commercial loan officer; Edward C. Price, Jr., vice president/commercial loan officer; and Susan M. Saylor, assistant vice president/special assets officer. Of these officers, Guise and Saylor have served 40 years with ACNB Bank. For more information, please visit


Summit Health is now the largest employer in Franklin County and has contributed $791 million to the region’s economy. The company’s nonprofit mission has also donated $48.5 million in the 2016 fiscal year. Summit Health’s President and CEO Pat O’Donnell stated, “We take our role as a health care provider very seriously, but we also understand the great responsibility we have to our community as the largest employer in Franklin County.” Wilson College’s Professor of Fine Arts, Philip Lindsey, has been chosen to be one of 119 artists, out of 849 applicants, to showcase his work at the 50th annual Art of the State exhibition, available from June 11 to September 10 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Lindsey is the only artist from Franklin County and will be presenting his work titled “St. Patrick’s Day.” The exhibition is co-presented by the museum and Jump Street, a nonprofit arts organization, and can also be viewed online at “I Love a Piano” will light up the stage at Totem Pole Playhouse from July 7 to July 23. From July 28 to August 20, “Million Dollar Quartet” will be featured, as well as “Love Letters” from August 22 to 27. Those interested in purchasing tickets for these shows and future performances may call the box office at 888-805-7056. The Chambersburg Community Theatre will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.” on July 29 following the weeklong STAGE camp. Learn more about the summer theatre groups and the show by visiting Summit Health employees and volunteers recently held the annual Children’s Wellness Days, which is sponsored by BB&T. Held each May, this event is designed for third graders to learn about health and wellness concepts through hands-on activities. This past year, over 1,500 students attended the event. For more information on other community activities, please visit The Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies at Wilson College will sponsor monthly educational sessions for adults and children, in lieu of selling produce that would be in competition for local growers, as part of its evolving role with the North Square Farmers Market in downtown Chambersburg. The educational series was created by Erin Young, a Wilson nursing master’s degree candidate, as part of a project exploring the intersection of health and agriculture, and will be held on the second Saturday of each month from June through October at the farmers market. For more information, contact Christine Mayer at 717-264-4141 ext. 3247, or [email protected]. The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University will feature the Shippensburg Festival Symphony Series. It will debut with Simone Lamsma, violinist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist, the Towne Singers of Chambersburg and others. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhrs Center box office at 717-477-7469 or online at Do something good? Have news to share? Submit your press release to Lark Plessinger, marketing manager, at [email protected].

GIVING BACK The Franklin County Library System is leading a 2.5 million dollar community campaign to renovate and expand the historic Coyle Free Library located in the heart of downtown Chambersburg. CoyleFriends recently presented another check to the library in the amount of $10,000 toward their $50,000 pledge. Their gift has helped push the total funds raised to $1.4 million. CoyleFriends began in 1994 and current membership stands at about 100. Visit Coyle’s temporary home at 340 N. Second St. for more information about how to join CoyleFriends. This is an exciting time for our community to collectively write the next chapter for Coyle Free Library. For more information on how you can get involved, visit or contact Mark D. Story at the library system office at 717-709-0282. Commander Wayne Smith from The American Legion Detrich Brechbill Post 612 presented the St. Thomas Library staff with a check for $1,000 in support of the library’s 2017 summer reading program. This is a special year for this library location, a branch of the Franklin County Library System, as they celebrate 40 years of operation in the Saint Thomas community. Deanna Leach, St. Thomas Library Director, is thankful for the generous gift from the American Legion and notes that 100 percent of the funding will be used on children’s programs. One of the most popular summer reading activities is story time on Wednesdays which has as many as 50 kids at a time! For more information about the library visit or call the Franklin County Library System office at 717-709-0282. F&M Trust presented a check for $1,500 to the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies to support two programs for students: “Wake up Earth, it’s Spring!” and “From Field to Table.” “Wake up Earth, it’s Spring!” is a program for kindergarten students. The students walk a trail to find signs of spring and along the way they find several stations where they have opportunities for sensory exploration. The “From Field to Table” program teaches students in grade five and up about Pennsylvania German Food Preservation & Preparation. The mission of the Renfrew Institute is to guide the residents of the Cumberland Valley to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds. To achieve this, they provide environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children, support and conduct research, and provide programs that entertain and inform the community. For more information on the Renfrew Institute, as well as the programs listed above, visit


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7-15 31st Annual ChambersFest

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Cook Race, Scoop-a-Palooza, Old Market Day and more events! View schedule on pages 6-7


Lunch & Learn: Bermuda Cruise Travel Info Session 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E., lunch provided by Fuddruckers


Ribbon Cutting: Nest Fresh Chambersburg Noon-1 p.m., 147 Industrial Dr.


Costa Rica Travel Info Session 7-8 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E., light refreshments provided


July Chamber Mixer 5-7 p.m., Occupational Services Inc., 17 Redwood St.


11/30 Network 3rd Thursday Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., location TBA,

26-30 On to Richmond Civil War Tour, hosted by Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours For schedule and registration, visit To register for these events and more, visit

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