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            GREATER CHAMBERSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                                        MAY 2011

              100 LINCOLN WAY EAST                                                                         CHAMBER@CHAMBERSBURG.ORG
             CHAMBERSBURG, PA 17201                 P: 717-264-7101 F: 717-267-0399                          WWW.CHAMBERSBURG.ORG

T    he Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce honored
     seven of its members April 7 at its Annual Awards Breakfast.
The top honor, entry to the Chamber’s Hall of Fame for longtime
                                                                       Statue, and he worked with the Franklin County Commissioners to
                                                                       relocate the Ben Franklin statue to the Heritage Center.
                                                                                                 Athena Award
outstanding service to the organization, went to Will Pananes,            The Athena Award, sponsored locally by Jennings Chevrolet,
owner of Olympia Candy Kitchen, 43 S. Main St.                         Buick, GMC and F&M Trust Co., honors Edmundson’s ―tireless
   Dr. Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, president of Wilson College,          advocacy for women, Wilson and its mission,‖ said Barbara
won the international Athena Award, which recognizes support of                                                              (Continued on page 3)
the goals of professional women, unselfish assistance on their
behalf, and values that inspire women.                                 Other Award winners, Page 3
   Chamber President David G. Sciamanna said, ―Will Pananes
has been a giver to our organization and community for over 40
years. His service and contributions have been made a difference.‖
   ―What an honor it is to receive this from the Chamber – one of
the best chambers in Pennsylvania,‖ Pananes said.
   Pananes bought his family’s candy-making business in 1971
and has been involved with the Chamber from the beginning,
chairing committees, assisting with downtown festivals and
parades, and leading efforts to begin the Cumberland Valley
Visitors Station and the Chambersburg Heritage Center. Before the
Chamber began its affiliate, Downtown Chambersburg Inc.,
Pananes coordinated the maintenance and security program
downtown, and he obtained donations from business owners for
walking patrol officers.
   Pananes has served on the board of DCI since 2003, and he
served on the Conceptual Planning Committee for the Downtown
                                                                       Chamber President David G. Sciamanna, left,    Dr. Lorna Duphiney Edmundson,
Master Plan, which led to improvements downtown. Pananes also                                                         Athena Award winner
                                                                       congratulates Hall of Fame inductee
was a key figure in the creation of the Founding Family Memorial       Will Pananes.

     Chambersburg area is among                                         Multi Chamber mixer will be May 5
           ‘fast movers’                                                You won’t want to miss one of the largest Chamber mixers of the
                                                                        year. Ten chambers of commerce, including the Greater Cham-
A dozen micropolitan areas have populations of more than                bersburg Chamber, are joining forces with the Pennsylvania
100,000 and growth rates higher than 15 percent. Chambersburg is        Chamber to present the Cinco De Mayo Multi Chamber Mixer
among them. G. Scott Thomas of The Business Journals calls              Fiesta on May 5 at The Conference Center at Shippensburg Uni-
them ―fast movers.‖                                                     versity, 500 Newburg Road.
    Micropolitan areas, despite their small size, can be significant       Hundreds of Chamber members are expected to attend the
markets, Thomas writes. ―Micropolitans, or micros, are small-           event from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP to 717-532-5509 or cham-
scale versions of metros. Both consist of central cities and their
surrounding territories,‖ he said.                                         Other chambers participating: Carlisle Area, Greencastle-
    Franklin County’s 15.7 percent hike in population since 2000        Antrim, Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC, Mechanics-
was far above the 3.4 percent growth for Pennsylvania, and the          burg Area, Perry County, Shippensburg Area, Tuscarora Area,
national state average growth of 9.7 percent, according to the U.S.     Waynesboro Area, West Shore Area. Other hosts and sponsors are
Census. Franklin was the fourth fastest-growing of the 67 counties      Cumberland County Economic Development and Shippensburg
in the state, trailing only Forest, Pike and Monroe counties. Forest    University, with additional sponsorship support from the Cumber-
County’s spike is due to the opening of a prison.                       land County Visitors Bureau.
    Pennsylvania’s Hispanic population nearly doubled from 2000
to 2010, growing 82.6 percent.
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Board of Directors
Eric Wickson - Target Distribution Center, chair
Steve Caldwell - Orrstown Bank, past chair
David Sciamanna - Chamber of Commerce,                                         Eric Wickson is chair of the        Innovative Technology Grants,
president                                                                      Greater Chambersburg                Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week
Jim Hill - R.A. Hill Inc., CADC president                                      Chamber of Commerce Board
Melanie Furlong - Lutheran Home Care &                                         of Directors. He can be
                                                                                                                  Because this organization has the
Hospice Inc. and LIFE Lutheran Services,                                       reached at 717-375-1695
                                                                             foresight to develop and train our business
Foundation president                                                                                          leaders and employees for tomorrow’s
Mike Kugler - F&M Trust, treasurer
                                                                                                              challenges, it is a huge part of our success.
Kathie Berard - Wilson College, secretary
                                                                                                              With the Chamber at 100 years and an ever
Dennis Coons - Global Data Consultants                       Centennial Fund will launch                      improving economy, leadership at the
Derrick Donnell - PA CareerLink
Michael Jamison - Alikat Advisory                             Chamber’s next 100 years                        Chamber has made the bold and forward-
Bernie Kotula                                                                                                 looking decision to start an endowment
Rod Mason - Menno Haven Inc.                                                                                  fund to ensure our next 100 years are just
                                                             I just returned from our annual awards
Dan May - Chambersburg Mall                                                                                   as prosperous.
Suzanne Miller Trinh - Zullinger-Davis Law Firm              breakfast and I could not help but notice
                                                                                                                  The Centennial Endowment Campaign
Sherri H. Stahl - Summit Health                              one thing. Wow, we have a dedicated and
                                                                                                              has a goal to raise a minimum of $100,000
Lucille Stence - Retired - Summit Health                     talented membership. The room was full of
                                                                                                              during our anniversary year to be set aside
Blake Truman - Verstandig Broadcasting                       leaders sincerely interested in the success
                                                                                                              to continue supporting education and
Jim Zimmerman - Valley Quarries Inc.                         of the Chamber and without exception, the
                                                                                                              leadership. Only the return from the
William Etter - Nationwide Insurance                         business culture of central Pennsylvania. It
Karin Fitz - Main Street Deli
                                                                                                              Centennial Fund will be spent, ensuring
                                                             may sound cliché, but if you really took a
Terry Guberman - Comfort Keepers                                                                              the long-term benefit from the endowment.
                                                             hard look, it is what makes this area so
Andy Grochowski - Lighten Up Chambersburg                                                                     I know each of us is committed personally
                                                             strong and viable for business. We have
Rod Hocker - Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel                                                                     and financially to numerous positive
                                                             business leaders actively involved in non-
Service Inc.                                                                                                  causes. I only ask that you take a moment
                                                             profits, schools, sports, arts, church,
                                                                                                              to consider what a tax deductible
                                                             service organizations and family
Chamber Staff                                                                                                 contribution can do for the next 100 years
                                                             organizations countywide.
David G. Sciamanna - President                                                                                of our Chamber.                                      I spoke at the breakfast about the
                                                                                                                  Our Chamber is successful because
Noel Purdy - Vice President                                  Chamber anniversary of 100 years. And
                                                                                                              members like you believe in its mission, its                                      while the landscape, people and businesses
                                                                                                              leadership and its goals – and you have
Kathy Leedy - Director of                                    have changed, our mission has not. Take a
                                                                                                              partnered with the Chamber to make good
Communications/Coordinator of Special Events                 look at our mission statement on the Web
                                                                                                              things happen. The Chamber has a track                                      site at, ―We exist
Greg Davidyock - Financial Director                                                                           record of accomplishment that all of us can
                                                             to help our members prosper and to                                                                                   be proud of – and I think the original
                                                             enhance the quality of life in the
Maryliz Toohig - Financial Assistant                                                                          leaders who started the Chamber in 1911
                                                             Chambersburg area.‖                                                                                      would be proud of our organization today.
                                                                 If you think back to the Chamber’s
Doug Harmon - Membership Director                                                                             It is up to us to ensure the Chamber’s
                                                             beginnings in 1911, you can visualize a                                                                                      legacy of success continues.
Cindy Baker - Graphic Design Specialist                      group of community leaders gathered at a
                                                                                                                  To contribute, send a check to Greater                                      local building along Main Street,
                                                                                                              Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, 100
Athena Defreest - Executive Assistant                        discussing the same mission. Behind the
                                                                                                              Lincoln Way East, Suite A,                                   scenes is a chamber affiliate whose entire
                                                                                                              Chambersburg, Pa. 17201. Contributions
Bonnie Rotz - Executive Assistant                            goal is to foster an environment that helps
                                                                                                              may be made at regular intervals if you                                       the Chamber meet its mission. The non-
                                                                                                              prefer, or in memory or honor of someone
Jeanne Newvine - Heritage Center                             profit Greater Chambersburg Chamber
Coordinator/Customer Service Specialist                                                                       else.
                                                             Foundation provides a mechanism to                                                                                         For more information or to request an
                                                             establish, administer and finance programs
Joan Stansbury - Customer Service Specialist                                                                  informational package, please call the
                                                             to meet the community’s crucial and                                                                                 Chamber at 717-264-7101 or send an e-
                                                             changing needs in line with the goals of
                                                                                                              mail to We
                                                             our Chamber of Commerce. It does this
                                                                                                              truly appreciate your continued support..
                                                             through core program areas:

                                                             ● Leadership Franklin County
The Outlook is the monthly publication of the Greater          (Community, Youth and Advanced)
Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. Submit info for the        ● Workforce Development Initiatives
newsletter by the 10th of every month. Ideas, opinions and
statements expressed in articles by contributors are not       (Educator in the Workplace, Countywide
necessarily those of the Chamber. Neither the publisher        Career Fair,
nor any individual associated with any branch of               Web site)
production, nor the advertisers will be held liable for
typographical misprints contained herein.                    ● Educational Programs such as
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                                                                             In addition to the Hall of Fame and Athena Award (see Page 1),
                                                                              the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce presented
                                                                               six other awards at its Annual Business Breakfast on April 7.
                                                                                  Winners at the breakfast sponsored by M&T Bank were:

Agribusiness        Tuscarora Mountain Winery, 25               Volunteer of           Robin Harmon of Chambersburg is the Chamber’s Volunteer of the
Award               Lincoln Way West, won for owner Ken         the Year               Year. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater
Ken Hadley          Hadley’s innovative and successful efforts Robin Harmon            Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, a Chamber affiliate, since
                    to produce a variety of wines. Experts told                        2007. Harmon led the planning for the Foundation’s new fund-
                    Hadley it was impossible to grow Chenin                            raising event in 2010, Scoop-a-palooza. More than 300 people paid
                    Blanc grapes in this area. Upon                                    to eat a variety of ice cream, money that supported the Foundation’s
                    experimentation and innovation, however,                           educational efforts. Harmon organized and led a volunteer
                    he has grown them in Franklin County for                           committee, designed promotional materials, ordered T-shirts, made
                    three years. Hadley also grows other plants                        contacts with vendors and obtained the required permits. She also
                    which typically do not grow well in this                           assisted with ChambersFest and IceFest, and was one of the
                    area.                                                              volunteers who placed and removed holiday lights downtown.

Environmental Vacon Inc., 1500 Nitterhouse Drive, won the Environmental                       Heritage Center Frances Humelsine of Chambersburg is
Award: Vacon Sustainability Award of Wilson College and the Greater                           Ambassador      the Heritage Center Ambassador of the
Mike Hennessey      Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. Vacon’s building received               Frances Humelsine Year. She has been a volunteer since the
                    LEED Gold Certification, which was established by the U.S. Green                            Heritage Center opened in 2004,
                    Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification                           answering questions from visitors,
                    Institute. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental                           working in the gift shop and working on
                    Design and is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design,                              special projects. She has helped to
                    construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The                         recruit other volunteers, including some
                    project, under the direction of Brechbill & Helman Construction Co.                         of the residents of nearby Shook Home.
                    Inc., has resulted in 18 percent less energy use, 44 percent less water                     A retired teacher, Humelsine leads
                    use and 96 tons of construction waste – or 82 percent -- diverted from                      children’s tours and has visited schools
                    the landfill. ―We are very much a green-conscious company,‖ said                            costumed as a frontier woman. She has
                    Mike Hennessey, Vacon’s director of operations and service. Vacon                           volunteered nearly 1,000 hours since the
                    manufactures AC drives.                                                                     Heritage Center opened.

Property                    Two properties were honored for their 2010 improvements: The Butcher Shoppe/Big Oak Café          Property
Improvement                 and The Inn at Ragged Edge.                                                                       Improvement
                            The Butcher Shoppe/Big Oak Café won in the category for improvements costing more than
                            $500,000. The inn won for improvements costing $150,000 to $500,000.
                            The Inn at Ragged Edge, 1090 Ragged Edge Road, is owned by Lew and Fran Martin, who
                            renovated the property after purchasing it. The building, constructed in 1901, needed a new roof,
                            major plumbing repairs, an upgraded electrical system and painting. They found light fixtures and
                            door handles to match the period, and they added new furnishings and landscaping.
                            Judging Committee Chair Pam Anderson said the property retains its historic feel while having
                            modern conveniences for today’s guests, such as bathrooms for the nine guest rooms. ―It’s very
                            rewarding to see the finished product,‖ Fran Martin said.
                            The Butcher Shoppe, 410 Stouffer Ave., added 13,000 square feet to its 30-plus-year-old
                            building of 19,000 square-feet. The interior and exterior were gutted, rearranged and remodeled,
                            all while keeping the business open. New equipment was purchased, new departments were added
                            and about 1,500 new items were added to the shelves. Anderson praised the Keath family --
Adam Keath and Glenn        owners of the locally owned food store -- for their investment in the community. Adam Keath       Lew and Fran Martin
Koons                       accepted the award and was joined by store founder Glenn Koons, his grandfather. ―His vision
                            and leadership made the Butcher Shoppe what it is today,‖ Keath said.
(Continued from page 1)                                                                                   Chamber Hall of Fame members
Channing, last year’s Athena winner.
                                                                                                         J. Glenn Benedict        George C. Eppinger
    At Wilson, there has been consistent growth in the College for Women Program and the Women
                                                                                                         T.K. Nitterhouse         Richard P. Zimmerman
with Children Program, one of seven residential programs in the U.S. that encourages single mothers
                                                                                                         Robert B. Shively        William T. Coffield
in achieving their college degree. Wilson’s Adult Degree Program enrolls about 75 percent women.
                                                                                                         Sam Booth                Lee Hartzok
Wilson’s Master of Education program started in 2007 as an outcome of Edmundson’s discussions
                                                                                                         Paul E. White            Charles Q. Smith
with regional superintendents. Currently, 83 percent of the participants are women.
                                                                                                         John McD Sharpe Jr.      Ann L. Wagner
    Also under her leadership, Women to Women Networking Events were initiated, as was a
                                                                                                         C. Graydon Schlichter    Will Pananes
scholarship program that encourages students to participate in co mmunity service activities for
                                                                                                         Robert G. Zullinger
nonprofit organizations. Edmundson told the audience at Chambersburg Country Club that
                                                                                                         Sidney M. Palmer
Sciamanna, business leaders and others associated with the Chamber were supportive and helpful to
her ―from Day 1. ―It is a great honor‖ to end her full-time career in Chambersburg, Edmundson said.
She is retiring at the end of the current school year. Dr. Barbara Mistick will be the new president.
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Downtown undergoes changes in 1950s,
  and the Chamber gets a new name
                                                   promoted the first Washington’s
                      The Greater
                                                   Birthday sale downtown, which
                      Chambersburg                 caused shoppers to ―storm downtown
                      Chamber of Commerce          stores‖ in search of bargains. Some
                      is 100 years old in          came as early as 2 a.m.
                      2011. Each month we              According to a report in Public
                      will take a look back at     Opinion, hundreds of shoppers
                      Chamber history, one         congregated before the 9 a.m.
                      decade at a time.            opening on a spring-like morning.
                      Today we examine the         ―Among the bargains was a one-cent
                      decade from 1951-61.         electric razor, a $9.95 TV set, 17-cent
                                                   nylon hose, $1 shirts for men, men’s
                     ■■■                           suits as low as $1, movie cameras for
    Throughout the 1950s, the Chamber of           $5, wool suits for women for $10.         Main Street looked different in 1952 when there was
Commerce of Chambersburg focused on                The sidewalks were crowded with
improving the business climate, particularly in                                              two-way traffic. Upon a Chamber of Commerce rec-
                                                   shoppers. At some stores, the press       ommendation, Chambersburg adopted one-way
downtown. In March of 1950, the Chamber            of customers was so heavy that
budgeted $2,500 to attract new industries to the                                             streets on major thoroughfares in 1955.
                                                   police assistance was required to
borough because of ―underemployment.‖ In           control crowds.‖
August 1951, it prepared and published an              Some stores closed and admitted new
informational folder containing historical and                                                           Commerce and the organization had 450
                                                   customers only as other customers departed –          members at that time. Further reflecting its
current-day facts about Chambersburg – it was      also similar to today’s crowd control on Black
the No. 1 priority of the Chamber’s Committee                                                            growth, the Chamber began an affiliate,
                                                   Friday.                                               Chambersburg Area Development Corp., in
on Community Publicity.                                Also new were schools built in the 1950s as
    It also sought transportation improvements –                                                         1960. An initial fund drive raised $375,000 to
                                                   a result of the birth of Baby Boomers after           start the not-for-profit industrial development
particularly ways to alleviate congestion on       World War II. Between 1950 and 1956, the
Route 30. The Chamber supported one-way                                                                  corporation. ―What made it successful – we
                                                   local school district built 20 schools, including     had the most influential and prominent
streets, for example, and one-way streets came     a new high school on Sixth Street that
to the heart of downtown in 1955.                                                                        businessmen in the community working for it,‖
                                                   graduated its first class in 1955.                    recalled the late T.K. Nitterhouse in 1991.
    The Chamber’s Retail Merchants Division            New homes cropped up throughout the area
urged Borough Council to provide better                                                                      Within two months of being organized,
                                                   to house these new families. In just one year,        CADC was working toward developing a
lighting and recommended the end of Saturday       fiscal 1955 – the value of Franklin County’s
night business hours in favor of Friday night                                                            business park. In June 1961, William Coffield
                                                   real estate increased by $5.32 million.               Jr. became executive vice president of the
hours until 9 p.m. Merchants were urged to             By the mid-50s, the Chamber was
close stores at 5 p.m. on Saturdays. According                                                           Chamber and executive officer of CADC. (He
                                                   considering a name change to reflect the growth       would lead both organizations for the next 20
to Public Opinion, Chambersburg was the last       of the Chamber beyond the borough
town in the Cumberland Valley not to have                                                                years.) By the end of 1961, CADC had
                                                   boundaries. Among the suggested names:                acquired more than 200 acres of prime land,
Friday business hours, and Saturday night          Chambersburg Area Chamber, Chamber of
business was reported to be slow. The change                                                             including a 39-acre parcel along U.S. 11, south
                                                   Commerce of Greater Chambersburg, Greater             of the borough line (the former Walkers
gave sales personnel a longer weekend.             Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, and the
    In what was a predecessor to the Black                                                               Brothers property). With this, the CADCO
                                                   Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.                  Industrial Park was off and running.
Friday sales of today, the Retail Merchants            In December 1957, the name was changed to
Division of the Chamber in February 1957                                                                                          Next month: The 1960s
                                                   the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of

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                                                                                                             Send your Giving Back news to Kathy Leedy
                                                                                                             at by the 10th of
                                                                                                             the month preceding publication.
1) In 2010, excavation and construction began on a home in Shippensburg. The project at 12 Holly
Court is unique in that the Franklin County and Cumberland Valley Habitat’s joined forces to complete
the project. Volvo Construction Equipment in Shippensburg was eager to join the effort. Volvo sent
volunteers to assist with the build and employees’ families were invited to participate as well.
   Mark Story, Habitat’s executive director, said, ―Habitat For Humanity of Franklin County is the
local expression of an international mission and we are extremely grateful for Volvo’s involvement.‖
    On the first day, volunteers installed baffle vents and insulated the ceilings and walls. The second
day consisted of installing vinyl siding. ―Our process was to break into small teams to work on
different aspects of the installation,‖ said Robin Stratton, a volunteer from Volvo. ―At one point, I was    1
working side-by-side with the woman who was going to be the recipient of this Habitat for Humanity
home. She introduced herself, told me her story, and thanked me for being there. Is there any better
payment than that?‖ asked Stratton.
    Habitat of Franklin County has completed 26 projects, with the Holly Court project No. 27. Habitat
also is rehabbing another home in the Borough of Chambersburg this year.

2) Several members of Chambersburg Hospital’s United Way Campaign Committee presented the
hospital employees’ donation of $69,288 to Amy Hicks, executive director of the United Way of
Franklin County. Pictured with Hicks, at right, are from left, Michelle Hollinshead, Colleen Kylor and
Tammy Maclay.                                                                                                2

3) Orchards Restaurant owner Michael Kalathas donated 10 percent of a week’s food proceeds to the
United Way of Franklin County, including part of the restaurant’s proceeds from the Chamber’s
Annual Dinner/Dance in March. Accepting the check from Orchards Banquet Coordinator Michele
Malone, at right, is Amy Hicks and Pam Anderson of the United Way.

The Summit Health Bike Club in partnership with Highmark Blue Shield will hold a cycling event on
June 18 to benefit breast care services offered by Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women’s Center, an affiliate
of Summit Health, and the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance. The ride will begin at 8 a.m. in
the Summit Health Center parking lot, 757 Norland Ave., Chambersburg. Check-in begins at 7 a.m.
Pre-registration is required and will be limited to 250 riders. Cost to participate is $25. Riders must be
16 years of age or older. Register online at, or call (717) 375-2676 for information.
4) F&M Trust has pledged up to $25,000 over a five-year period to The Lilian S. Besore Memorial
Library capital campaign for building renovations and expansion to the Greencastle library. The
bank made an initial $10,000 commitment, and pledged to increase its contribution by $5,000 in
subsequent years as campaign pledges and contributions reach certain levels. Representing the bank
at the presentation were Terrie Gracie, Greencastle Office Manager; Renee Preso, Southern
Franklin County Market Manager, and William E. Snell Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer.
The library’s $1.2 million capital campaign includes access improvements; upgrades to existing
windows, lighting and heating/air conditioning; and a new lobby with a main floor children’s
program area; a new community room and kitchenette.
Perry Fence Co., 6280 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, is hosting a Pooch Party from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. May 14. Bring a donation for the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter to enter the dog
contests, which include best kisser, best tail wagger, longest tail, best costume, best trick, smallest
dog, biggest dog and most vocal. Register to win a free Dog Watch Fence from Perry Fence Co. In
addition to financial contributions, the shelter’s wish list includes kitten and puppy food, 55- and 30
-gallon trash bags, kitchen trash bags, dog and cat food (no dyes) and liquid laundry detergent.

5) In partnership with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit, Wilson College launched an after-school
tutoring program for children in the LIU’s migrant education program. The program served about
28 children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Dr. Lynn Newman, Wilson assistant professor of
education, and Eric Mandell, LIU student support specialist, oversaw the program with site
coordinator Samantha Vance. Until March, the program had been held at a local church for the
past 15 years. When Mandell learned that the church could no longer house the program,
Newman expressed interest in bringing the program to Wilson and received approval from                       5
college administrators. About 30 Wilson students, staff and others volunteered on a regular basis.
Pictured: Student and Mandell

6) All over the Wilson College campus on April 5, students, faculty and staff went barefoot in an
effort to call attention to the plight of millions of people around the world who can’t afford shoes.
At Wilson, the decision to join the effort came about in a Business Policy class taught by Dr.
Douglas B. Crawford, who was teaching about the TOMS Shoes business model. TOMS operates
under a unique principle – for every pair of shoes sold, the company donates a pair of new shoes
to a needy child. Raffle tickets were sold and shoes were donated to Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit
aid organization.                                                                                            6
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    Golf tournament will be on June 9
With warmer weather on its way, Chamber        DaWood Engineering and CenturyLink.
members will want to get out on the golf       Green sponsorships are available at one for
course and participate in the 16th Annual      $100 or three for $250. Green sponsors
Chamber Golf Tournament.                       include All Star Computers, Shook Home
    The tournament will be on June 9 at        and Suburbane Propane.
Penn National Golf Course-Iron Forge               The U.S. Open tickets are Trophy Club              The Great Race
Course, one of the top golf courses in the     Tickets and include an air-conditioned
Northeast. It will feature opportunities to    pavilion on the course, with food and                     is coming
obtain tickets to the U.S. Open in             beverage service, TV monitors of the                  to Chambersburg
Bethesda, Md., at Congressional Country        telecast, shuttle service and parking.
Club. Golfers will have an opportunity to          Local personalities who will participate    The Great Race, America’s premiere old
win tickets through a raffle, and top          in the tournament include Mike Ross of the      car rally, is coming to Chambersburg on
sponsors will receive tickets.                 Franklin County Area Development Corp.,         June 14. It is expected to bring up to 100
    ―The U.S. Open has sold out for 24         who will serve as emcee and tournament          antique automobiles to Founding Family
consecutive years, so we are thrilled that     host; Bill Toth of Fox43 Sports; state Sen.     Park for a lunch stop.
some of our members will be able to see        Rich Alloway and Chambersburg Mayor                 The event starts in Chattanooga and
the best golfers in the world in June,‖ said   Pete Lagiovane.                                 finishes in Bennington, Vt.. The Franklin
Doug Harmon, membership director of the            Golfers also will have a chance to win a    County Visitors Bureau is helping with
Greater Chambersburg Chamber of                car provided by Forrester-Lincoln-Mercury       the plans.
Commerce.                                      during a hole-in-one contest.                       The Great Race is not a speed race, but
    The Chamber is raffling four practice          Player registration at Penn National’s      a time/speed/distance rally. Participants
round tickets and two tickets for the U.S.     Iron Forge Course will begin at 11 a.m.,        are scored at secret checkpoints and are
Open on Sunday. Tickets for the raffle for     with lunch beginning at 11:30. A shotgun        penalized one second for each second
Tuesday and Wednesday tickets will be $5       start will be at 1 p.m. Dinner and awards       early or late. The lowest score wins.
each, and tickets for the raffle of Sunday     will follow.                                        The first car is expected to arrive
tickets will be $20 each. Tickets are              The cost is $95 per golfer and the format   around noon and another car will arrive
available at the Chamber of Commerce,          is a four-person scramble. There will be        each minute for the following hour and a
Penn National Golf Course, Essis & Sons        flight prizes and awards presentations.         half. The cars will remain in the park to
and LA Cameras. ProForma, CenturyLink,         Contests include men’s and ladies closest to    allow spectators to visit with participants
Tele-plus and Anything Printed also have       the pin and longest drive, Beat the Pro Par 3   and to look at the cars (1911 to 1969
tickets available                              and Pot of Gold Par 3, as well as a chipping    models, with most pre-1941).
    The Title Sponsor ($3,500) will receive    contest sponsored by Anything Printed.              ―When the Great Race pulls into a city,
two Saturday U.S. Open tickets, and Gold           Beverages are sponsored by D.M Evans        it becomes an instant festival. We have
Sponsors ($2,000) will receive two tickets     Distributing; goody bags and water by           seen as many as 40,000 people at stops,‖
to either Thursday or Friday’s Open, in        Johnnie’s Restaurant and Hotel Service; and     said driver Jeff Stumb.
addition to other rewards. Silver              balls for goody bags by Tele-Plus Corp.             Cars will be coming from Cumberland,
Sponsorships are available for $500. Silver        For sponsorship or registration             Md., that morning and travel to Hershey
sponsors include: Tom James Co./Franklin       information, contact Harmon at 717-264-         that evening. The Great Race takes its
Clothing Outlet, F&M Trust, Nova Corp.,        7101, Ext. 202, or                              name from the 1965 movie starring Tony
SEK & Co., Orrstown Bank, Summit      Door prizes           Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood..
Health, Vacon Inc., Ventura Foods,             also are welcome.                                   For information, go to
                                                                                      or contact Janet
                                               higher education and professional associa-      Pollard at the Visitors Bureau at
Get advice for starting a                      tions.                                          717-709-7204.
     small business                               Workshops in May:
SBDC courses, seminars and conferences         The First Step: Starting a Small
                                               Business, 9 a.m. to noon. May 10, Greater       the Adams County Economic Develop-
provide up-to-date, practical information
                                               Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce,               ment Corp.
on a wide variety of business topics. Pro-
                                               100 Lincoln Way East, $15 (free to veter-          To reserve a seat, call (717) 477-1935.
grams teach basic business skills as well
as more advanced and specific business         ans and CareerLink clients). This work-
management techniques and processes.           shop is co-sponsored by F&M Trust Co.
These low-cost workshops feature experts       The workshop also will be presented in
and leaders from industry, government,         Gettysburg from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at
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             ChambersFest schedule                                                                            Economy will
                 Announced                                                                                    be brighter
T     wo ChambersFest events that were new last year will return to this year’s festival
      lineup. Battle of the Bands and Scoop-a-Palooza will be back after successful initial
outings last July.
                                                                                                              in 2011
                                                                                                               Economist Scott Ehrig had
    They’ll join CELEBRATE! The Arts at Old Market Day, the Eighth Annual Tim and                              good news for most of the
Susan Cook Memorial ChambersFest One-Mile Race and a four-day Civil War seminar as                             audience at the Greater
the featured events during the July 9-30 festival.                                                             Chambersburg Chamber of
    ChambersFest is presented by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, the            Ehrig            Commerce’s Annual
Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg and the Council for the Arts. Other                                  Awards Breakfast on April
organizations schedule events during the annual festival, which has been held since 1986      7 at Chambersburg Country Club.
to commemorate the rebirth of Chambersburg after its burning by Confederate soldiers in           ―We do feel that the recession is over.
1864.                                                                                         The economy is growing,‖ said Ehrig, vice
    For example, Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny will host the Pa. Civil      president and state investment manager for
War Road Show, July 14-18 in coordination with events observing the 150 th anniversary of     M&T Investment Group. In the fourth
the beginning of the Civil War. The show is a unique, traveling exhibition that will travel   quarter of 2010, personal consumption,
across the state.                                                                             private investment and net exports
    ChambersFest 2011 will begin on July 9 with the Cook Race. Scoop-a-Palooza, which         increased. The nation’s Gross Domestic
features all-you-can-eat ice cream, will be the same day and begin at 11 a.m.                 Product is showing steady growth, too, and
    The biggest event of all, Old Market Day, will follow on July 16. That’s when the         should grow by more than 3 percent in
streets of Chambersburg will be filled with craft and food vendors and there will be          2011, according to Ehrig.
entertainment throughout the day.                                                                 Manufacturing activity has sharply
    Battle of the Bands will be held at Wilson College on July 23 and feature a number of     accelerated in 2011, he said, with 14 of 18
bands from the tri-state region. Any Chamber-member food vendors who wish to set up at        manufacturing industries reporting growth.
the event may contact Kathy Leedy at the Chamber (264-7101, Ext. 204) for details.            There have been 19 months of industrial
ChambersFest sponsors may contact Leedy, too.                                                 and exports expansion, and non-
    The final ChambersFest event will be a Civil War seminar, ―First Blood: Manassas and      manufacturing growth is expected to
Ball’s Bluff,‖ from July 27-30. The seminar will include tours and sessions with top          solidify the 2011 recovery.
historians.                                                                                       February retail sales were above
    Organizations with events between July 9-30 should send the information to Leedy as       expectations and March numbers also
soon as possible ( for possible inclusion in the ChambersFest         looked good. Consumer confidence is at its
calendar and promotions.                                                                      highest level since early 2008.
                                                                                                  ―Consumers are spending more. The
                                                                                              good news is that companies are spending
ChambersFest schedule                           ►CELEBRATE! The Arts at Old
                                                                                              as well,‖ Ehrig said. Job creation is
►ChambersFest Kickoff/Cook Race:                Market Day: July 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.         improving and initial unemployment
  July 9, 7 a.m. registration, YMCA             ►Battle of the Bands: July 23; rain           claims are at a three-year low. Private
                                                                                              sector jobs have increased for eight straight
►Scoop-a-Palooza: July 9, 11 a.m. to            date July 30, Wilson College
                                                                                              months in Pennsylvania, according to
3 p.m., high school cafeteria                   ►Civil War seminar: July 27-30                Ehrig, and accelerated sharply in recent
                                                                                              months. However, private employment is
                                                                                              still below the 2008 peak by 4.4 percent.
                                                                                                  One industry that has not rebounded is
                                                                                              construction. ―The construction industry
                                                                                              has lost more jobs than any other, even
                                                                                              more than manufacturing,‖ Ehrig said. The
                                                                                              housing market will face significant
                                                                                              pressure for at least another year because
                                                                                              inventory levels remain well above historic
                                                                                              norms, he said.
                                                                                                  Energy prices also are a concern
                                                                                              because of their widespread economic
                                                                                              impact. Turmoil in the Middle East could
                                                                                              drag on the recovery, he said, and payroll
                                                                                              income – the key driver of consumer
                                                                                              spending – remains 6.5 percent below
                                                                                              December 2007 levels.
12                                                                                                                  MAY 2011

                                                                                                          were honored for safe driving practices while
                                                                                                          60 employees were recognized for their years
                                                      Kara M. Darlington, CPA, of Smith Elliott           of service to the company.
                    Penn State Mont Alto will
                    welcome back to campus            Kearns & Company, LLC, has been named
                                                      one of Central Pennsylvania’s most influential      Sandra Tillman-Daniels, president of ACS
                    Shaun B. Keister, associate
                                                      women in the Central Penn Business Journal’s        Precision, LLC, was asked to address ICAF
                    vice president for
                                                      Women of Influence Awards Program. Twenty-          members for the Industry Studies program
                    development for Penn State, to
                                                      five local women business leaders were selected     regarding – ―What private sector initiatives,
                    be its Spring 2011
                                                      to receive the 2011 award recognizing their         government policies or other actions would
                    Commencement speaker at 10
                                                      outstanding leadership, integrity and               help sustain or expand the U.S. Manufacturing
                    a.m. May 14. Keister
                                                      accomplishments in the midstate’s business          base?‖ ICAF is part of the National Defense
                    completed the first two years
Keister                                               community. Darlington has been with SEK             University and is the premier DoD joint
            of his Penn State degree at Mont Alto
                                                      since 1997 and was elected as an associate          education institution for national security
 (’88-’89) before completing his degree at
                                                      member of the firm last year, becoming the first    resource management and strategy. Tillman-
 University Park. ―Our students will enjoy
                                                      woman member to be elected since 1986 and           Daniels focused on U.S. manufacturing from
 hearing from a successful alumnus who once
                                                      one of only three women to serve as a member        the small business perspective prior to the panel
 walked these same halls,‖ said Dr. David C.
                                                      in the firm’s 48-year history. She specializes in   discussion. ACS Precision, LLC is in
 Gnage, Mont Alto chancellor.
                                                      providing accounting and auditing services to       Mercersburg performing full-service fabrication
                                                      insurance companies, nonprofit organizations        – Prototype, Design and Contract
                   Dr. Hazel Henderson, an
                                                      and employee benefit plans. Award recipients        Manufacturing
                   economist, author and
                   advocate for sustainable and       will be honored at the Central Penn Business
                                                      Journal’s Women of Influence event to be held       People who enjoy audio books can download
                   ethical development, will
                                                      in May in Harrisburg. Award recipients will be      180 books from the Franklin County Library
                   address the graduating class
                                                      profiled in a special supplement of the Journal.    System free of charge. Go to to
                   at Wilson College’s 141st
                                                                                                          see what titles are available. Once an account is
                   commencement ceremony at
                                                                           Amy L. Murray recently         set up, library patrons will have access to
                   1:30 p.m. May 22. Henderson
                                                                           joined F&M Trust as a          download books. Once ―checked out,‖ the
                   has received numerous
                                                                           mortgage originator. She       books remain accessible for up to 14 days.
Henderson          awards and shared the 1996
                                                                           will service the southern      These devices, in addition to a computer, can be
             Global Citizen Award with Nobel
                                                                           Franklin County area.          used to listen: iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod
Prize winner A. Perez Esquivel. In 2007, she
                                                                           Murray joins F&M Trust         Touch, iPhone, PlaysForSure, Secure Windows
was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society
                                                                           with 12 years of financial     Media Audio, Palm PDAs and Smartphones
of Arts and was named one of the Top 100
                                                                           services experience in         (with memory card slot and PalmOS 5.2 or
Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business
                                                      Murray               banking and residential        higher).
Behavior 2010 by Trust Across America.
                                                                           mortgage lending. She will
                                                       be responsible for mortgage lending, business      Home Nursing Agency was selected as
                                Pat Young, owner
                                                       development and Realtor relations.                 Agency of the Month in March by the Home
                                and operator of
                                                                                                          Health Quality Improvement National
                                E.J.’s Grill in
                                                                                                          Campaign, an effort spearheaded by The
                                                                                                          Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
                                will be operating
                                                                                                          HHQI is a national initiative across the home
                                the food service at
                                                                                                          health care setting to reduce avoidable
                                Penn National                                                             hospitalizations and improve the management
                                Founders Grille.
Young and Fennel                                      Penn State Mont Alto Continuing Education           of oral medications. Serving all ages since
                                Bill Fennel will
                                                      and F&M Trust have partnered to deliver a           1968, the agency offers post acute care
 work with Pat as the on-site manager.
                                                      customized professional development and             management programs, behavioral health and
 Young has created successful restaurants
                                                      supervisory skills training program for the         rehabilitation services for complex, chronically-
 including, Pat’s Pub in Caledonia, The 7P’s and
                                                      bank’s supervisors. Sixteen new and future          ill children, adolescents and adults. It is a not-
 E.J.’s in Chambersburg. The Penn National
                                                      supervisors for the bank completed the first 16-    for-profit, community benefit organization
 Founders Grille is open to the public seven days
                                                      hour program provided by Penn State in March;       serving Franklin and surrounding counties.
 a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For reservations
 and special events, call 717-352-2509 or send an     the program will be offered on an annual basis.
                                                      The program focuses on listening, coaching,                         Susan Mason has been
 e-mail to
                                                      understanding, providing feedback, and                             promoted to the position of sales
                                                      performance management.                                            manager at Valpak of
 Orrstown Financial Services Inc., parent
                                                                                                                         Cumberland Valley. Mason’s
 company of Orrstown Bank, announced it has
                                                                      With 50 years of service, Loy                      experience and expertise enable
 been included on Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
                                                                      McEldowney, a driver for                           her to oversee the efforts of
 Inc.’s Bank Honor Roll of superior performers.
                                                                      Chambersburg Transit, topped                       Valpak’s sales team in Franklin
 Thomas R. Quinn Jr., president and CEO, said,                                                            Mason
                                                                      the list of employees recognized                   County, as well as in
 ―Inclusion on KBW’s Honor Roll is a testament
                                                                      during Valley Quarries’ annual                     Washington, Allegany and
 to the strength of our organization. We have
                                                                      Safety Banquet for their service    Garrett counties in Maryland, and Berkeley and
 regularly produced solid results and last year
                                                                      to the company. McEldowney          Jefferson counties in West Virginia.
 posted the strongest earnings ever in the 91-year
 history of the organization.‖ Orrstown Financial                       also topped the list of drivers
                                                      McEldowney        whose safe-driving records        Prettyman Broadcasting announced that its
 Services also announced it has been included on
                                                                        were recognized at the banquet.   flagship station – WEPM Sports Radio 11340
 SNL Financial’s list of the top 100 best
                                                      He was honored for 44 years of accident-free        AM – received two awards at the West
 performing community banks of 2010.
                                                      driving. A total of 27 Valley Quarries drivers      Virginia Broadcasters Association annual
13   MAY 2011
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conference in Charleston, WV: The 2011                 plumbing, electric, sheet metal fabrication,          Selections from Wilson College students’
Excellence in Broadcasting award as the News/          service, design/build, and custom fabrication. It     artwork will be shown in Wilson’s Bogigian
Talk Station of the Year and the 2011                  has locations in Chambersburg and York Haven.         Gallery until May 22. The Gallery is located on
Excellence in Broadcasting award for the Best                                                                the second floor of Lortz Hall and is open
Newscast, by Jeremy Scott.                             The group Chicago will perform at the H. Ric          from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is
                                                       Luhrs Performing Arts Center at                       free.
                      Bonnie Hough, nursery            Shippensburg University on May 21. The
                      manager at Snavely’s             Lettermen will be performing on June 4. For           Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., LLC was named
                      Garden Corner in                 tickets to the 8 p.m. shows, call 717-477-SHOW        as a regional leader in Accounting Today’s Top
                      Chambersburg, successfully       or visit The May 19              100 Firms Report. Accounting Today magazine
                      met the requirements to be a     concert by Johnny Mathis is sold out.                 is a news source for the tax and accounting
                      Pennsylvania Certified                                                                 community. SEK&Co. was named among the
                      Horticulturist. In addition to   D.M. Evans and Capitol Theatre Center are             leading firms in the Capital Region for 2011
                      an extensive study program,      presenting Blues, Brews and Barbecue in the           who, according to editors, are ―reshaping both
                      there was a comprehensive        back lot of the Capitol Theatre from 2 to 8 p.m.      the profession and the country.‖ SEK&Co. has
Hough        four-part exam. Successful                May 7. The event, to be held rain or shine, will      offices in Hagerstown, Md.; Hanover, Carlisle
             candidates must demonstrate               feature bluegrass and blues bands, tastings of        and Chambersburg in Pa.
expertise in plant materials and physiology,           microbrews and specialty beers and barbecue.
plant maintenance, landscape design and                Call the Capitol at 717-263-0202 for details or       Submit items for Members in the News to Kathy
installation and retail operations. They also must     see                        Leedy at by the 10th
attain a level of practical experience and/or                                                                of the month. The deadline for the June issue is
horticultural education, and to complete               A tribute show to Frankie Valli, the 4 Seasons        May 10.
continuing education requirements each year to         and the Jersey Boys will be presented at the
retain their certified status. The PCH program is      Capitol Theatre at 8 p.m. June 24. For
sponsored by the Pennsylvania Landscape and            information or tickets, see
Nursery Association.                          or call 717-263-
Christian Companion Senior Care recently
opened its Franklin County office at 4225 Molly        Chambersburg Community Theatre will
Pitcher Highway, Suite 105, Chambersburg. The          present ―Steel Magnolias‖ at the Capitol
franchised, for-profit company offers in-home,         Theatre on May 13-15 and May 20-22. The               1st Anniversary
non-medical companion and personal care for            Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m.
individuals who wish to remain in their homes          and the Sunday shows will begin at 2 p.m. For         Guardian In Home Services Inc.
but require assistance to do so. Caregivers also       information or tickets, see                           Keeler Chiropractic
stand ready to offer spiritual encouragement  or call 717-263-
upon the client’s request.                             0202.
                                                                                                             2nd Anniversary
                             Jazzercise recently       South Central Community Action Programs
                             honored                   Inc. has organized a 5K Run/Walk on Main              Chambersburg Community Concert Assoc.
                             Chambersburg              Street in Chambersburg from 7 to 9 p.m. June 3        Great Valley Energy
                             instructor Kathy          (First Friday) called The Race Against Poverty.       Hagerstown Suns
                             Baker with the            For information about the race or to be a             Lesh Accounting Services, LTD
                             prestigious               sponsor, contact SCCAP at 533 S. Main St.             The Links at Gettysburg, LLC
                             President’s Club          Make checks payable to SCCAP and write                M & R Livestock
                             Bronze Award. At          Circles 5K in the memo line. Jonathan Raber is        Stedi Watt
                             Bronze status, Baker      the Circles coordinator and he can be reached at
                                                                                                             Windy Knoll Farm Market
                             is one of the top or 717-263-5060, Ext. 320.
                             money earners in the
Jazzercise franchise operation, ranking in the                                Annual bird walks along        5th Anniversary
top 10 percent of Jazzercise franchisees during                               the hiking trails at Renfrew
the past year. Baker’s sales contributed to                                   Park in Waynesboro will        Marion Volunteer Fire Company
Jazzercise Inc.’s record $96 million in system                                continue each Saturday in
wide sales last year. Jazzercise ranks as the No.                             May from 7:30 to 10 a.m.       10th Anniversary
1 fitness franchise according to the                                          Naturalist Jack Olszewski
Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 list for                                  will lead the walks.
2011. Overall, Jazzercise ranks No. 17 on the                                 Participants should meet in    Alternative Education and Counseling
list, the company’s highest ranking ever. Baker                               Renfrew’s lower parking
has been an instructor in the Chambersburg area        Olszewski             lot off Welty Road, bring       25th Anniversary
for 10 years and teaches Jazzercise in                                       bird identification books
Chambersburg and Shippensburg.                         and binoculars, and wear comfortable shoes or         Physical Therapy Etc.
                                                       boots. This free activity is sponsored by the
Jere Tangert of Lititz has joined James CRAFT          adult/teen education committee of Renfrew
                                                       Institute. For information, call 717-762-0373 or      40th Anniversary
& Son Inc. as a commercial heating, ventilation,
air conditioning, and refrigeration service sales      visit
representative. Family-owned and operated for                                                                A-1 Motors Inc.
more than 100 years, James CRAFT & Son                                                                       William Brindle Associates Inc.
services businesses in Pennsylvania, Maryland                                                                Wenger & Myers Insurance Inc.
and West Virginia in the areas of HVAC,
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Allied Barton Security              Cardagin Networks             H & H Chevrolet               Step by Step Dance Studio
Services                            Dominic Sinibaldi             Mickey Nye                    Gail Fritz
Dave Black                          301 Hathaway Garth, Ste 101   730 E. King St.               201 Sunset Pike East
864 Chambersburg Mall               Red Lion, PA 17356            P.O. Box 98                   Chambersburg, Pa 17201
Chambersburg, PA 17201              434-825-9945                  Shippensburg, PA 17257        717-328-9544
717-263-1136                            Automotive Sales & Services   Fax: 717-328-3152                                           Mobile Advertising            MedExpress Urgent Care        stepbystep@dancemercersburg.
Security Services                                                 Matthew Gouveia               com
                                    Expert Tire                   1048 Lincoln Way East         Dance Instruction
Alternate Heating Systems,          Craig Wiles                   Chambersburg, PA 17201
LLC                                 131 S. Franklin St.           717-267-2273                  Stiltner, Taccino & Hamilton
Brian Wise                          Chambersburg, PA 17201        Fax: 717-261-4882             Kevin Taccino, Esquire
1086 Wayne Ave.                     717-264-9144                    25 Penncraft Ave.,
Chambersburg, PA 17201              Fax: 717-264-9745          Suite 310
717-261-6922                          Healthcare/Urgent Care        Chambersburg, PA 17201
Fax: 717-264-5581                   Automotive Repair                                           717-264-0060, 717-262-9091                                                   Midas                         Fax: 717-262-9095                   Fayetteville Volunteer Fire   TJ Dyer                       Legal
Manufacturing                       Department                    1361 Lincoln Way East
                                    Ronald L. Royer               Chambersburg, PA 17202        Timberline Supply LLC
Brad Etchberger, CPA                101 W. Main St.               717-709-1000                  Cory Dick
179 E. Queen St.                    Fayetteville, PA 17222        Fax: 717-709-1638             540 E. Washington St.
Chambersburg, PA 17201              717-352-7723                   Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-860-6955                        Fax: 717-352-3152             Auto Repair                   717-261-1115
Fax: 717-261-4869                                                       Fax: 717-261-1115              Non-Profit Organization       Spring Rise Landscaping       Timberlinesupplyllc                                                 Ralph Pisle         
Accountants                         Fox’s Pizza Den               2091 Edgewood Road            Commercial/Residential Home
                                    Heather LaRose                Chambersburg, PA 17202        Improvement
Breschi & Associates, LLC           434 Gateway Avenue            717-264-1156
Kristin Diller                      Chambersburg, PA 17201        Fax: 717-264-0640
946 Lincoln Way East                717-262-6369        
Chambersburg, PA 17201              Fax: 717-262-6372   
717-263-9533                        heatherla-                    Landscaping
Fax: 717-263-9613             
Attorney/Lawyers                    Restaurants

                                               May 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.           May 17 – mixer, 5 to 7 p.m.
                                               Lunch N Learn - Penn State Mont        Block Party, register at tent, U.S. 11
 The Chamber offers numerous special           Alto, ―Employee Retention,‖            ServiceMaster, Step by Step Dance
 events throughout the year. From              Chamber building, 100 Lincoln          Studio, Colony House & Squires
 breakfasts to luncheons to mixers, these      Way East                               Appliance
 get-togethers serve to enlighten, educate
 or entertain while connecting the
 membership. Call the Chamber at 264-7101      May 13-14                              May 18
 for information on how you can participate.   Civil War Seminar                      Grand Opening and
                                               Jackson in the Lower                   Ribbon Cutting — 1 p.m.
May 5 — Mixer, 5 to 7 p.m.                      Valley – 1861                         Med Express
Cinco De Mayo Mega Mixer                       Four Points Sheraton                   1048 Lincoln Way East
At Shippensburg Conference                     Chambersburg                           Open house, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Center, 500 Newburg Road
17                                                                                                   MAY 2011

                     Chambersburg             and eyeglasses for Chambersburg               The Salvation Army, United Way of
                     Noontime Lions           residents who require financial support       Franklin County and YMCA Partners
                     John Nogle               for these services, Lions Club                with Youth.
                     263-4157                 International and State Projects, Beacon          Last year, the club celebrated its 85th
                   Lodge, Leader Dog Foundation, Research        anniversary and this year celebrates the
                  (Vision, Hearing, Diabetes) and Disaster      14th Annual Trout Derby. The Trout
                                              Relief, CASHS Graduating Senior               Derby was the vision of Ed Heckman,
   The Chambersburg Noontime Lions’           Scholarships, CASHS Boys Basketball           who predicted the success of the
motto is ―We Serve.‖ The main goal of         Banquet and United Way Building               Noontime Lions’ signature event. The
Lions Club is sight conservation. The         Pledge.                                       first weekend in May brings out over
International Association of Lions Clubs         The club also supports various             1,400 fishermen and women from more
began as the dream of Chicago                 community organizations, including 21         than a dozen states. This year, the event
businessman Melvin Jones. He believed         Day Retreat, CASD ―Learn to Read              is scheduled for May 7-8. You can visit
business clubs should expand their            Program,‖ Chambersburg Council for the for more
horizons from professional concerns to the    Arts, Chambersburg READS, Coyle Free          information.
betterment of their communities and the       Library, Downtown Chambersburg Inc.,              To find out about becoming a
world at large.                               Easter Seals, Arc of Franklin County, Girl    member, call John Nogle at the number
   The Chambersburg Noontime Lions            Scouts in the heart of PA, Grove Family       above.
Club makes contributions to vision exams      Library, Keystone Area Boy Scout
                                              Council, Little League, Meals on Wheels,

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 Guardian in Home Services Inc.                                                             recovering from injuries, the
       Jennifer Hudson, president                                                           developmentally disabled and long-term
           1035 Wayne Ave.                                                                  care. Its mission is to allow people to stay
        Chambersburg, Pa. 17201                                                             in the comfort of their own homes with
             717-446-0971                                                                   qualified care providers.                                                            Several new employees have been                                                           added this spring, as Guardian continues to
                 Also:                                                                      add clients and care providers to the agency
       1101 Opal Court, Suite 105             Washington and Frederick counties in          (Kimberly Boyd, bookkeeper; Melanie
         Hagerstown, Md. 21740                Maryland.                                     Pisle and Shirl Aubright, home care
            (301) 733-3274                       Home care coordinators match care          coordinators; and Laura Peiffer, marketing
                                              providers with clients in need of             director).
   Guardian in Home Services is a family                                                        Guardian staff looks forward to
                                              assistance based upon their specific
owned non-medical care agency. Founded                                                      continuing to serve the community and
                                              requirements. Many of the clients are
in 1997, Guardian has been serving                                                          improving the quality of life for those they
                                              seniors, but clients can be anyone over age
Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Adams and                                                     serve.
                                              18. Served are workers’ comp cases, those
York counties in Pennsylvania as well as
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                                                  within the industry. It carries multiple       expectancy. In many cases it is able to
                                                  brands such as Ricoh, Savin, Xerox, HP         extend the life of a copier well beyond
                 Dice Imaging                     and Canon. It also sells and services new      the lease term and provide a service and/
                 Larry Yoder                      and refurbished equipment. Customers           or maintenance agreement on current
                 10 Walter Ave.                   appreciate this difference because it al-      copiers for up to 10 years or beyond.
                                                  lows Dice Imaging to serve their needs by         Further, Dice Imaging serves custom-
                 Greencastle Pa
                                                  assessing their situation and offering a       ers by providing toner and other supplies
                 717-597-0300                     custom copying, printing or scanning so-       for all brands of equipment, making the
                   lution.                                        purchasing process simple, often at a
                         Additionally, the company services all     cost savings.
                                                  brands of copiers, printers and other office      If ready for a unique approach to your
                                                  equipment. Five of its technicians have        office equipment needs, give Larry a call
                                                  over 20 years experience each, servicing       at Dice Imaging. He will be happy to
   Larry Yoder is an Office Solution Expert       all brands, including Ricoh, Savin, Xerox,     meet with you, provide a professional
with Dice Imaging Inc. His primary respon-        HP and Canon. As a result, the company         assessment of your situation, and help
sibility is helping customers control print-      has helped businesses, nonprofits and          your organization save money on copi-
ing, copying and scanning costs.                  churches extend the life of their equip-       ers, printers, toner and equipment main-
   Dice Imaging is a unique company               ment for years beyond the normal life          tenance needs.

                                                                                                               Night Fever
                                                                                                               Nearly 150 people
                                                                                                               attended the Chamber’s
                                                                                                               Annual Dinner/Dance at
                                                                                                               the Orchards Restaurant
                                                                                                               on March 26, enjoying
                                                                                                               the entertainment
                                                                                                               provided by dancers and
                                                                                                               Phantom Shadow
                                                                                                               Entertainment Services.
New office in Chambersburg                                                                                     The event is one of the
ACNB Bank celebrated the relocation of its Chambersburg Loan office                                            Chamber’s biggest
with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 17. The              fundraisers of the year – and it gets people on the dance
office has moved to 946 Lincoln Way East. Stephen C. Hawbaker, vice          floor. Pictured are guests dancing to “Night Fever.”
president and commercial loan officer, and Tracy A. Thomas, retail loan
officer and certified mortgage planner, work out of the office. Hawbaker
provides commercial loan, deposit and other banking services and
Thomas provides lending solutions for consumers who want to buy,
build or refinance a home, or who may have a need for another type of
consumer loan. ACNB Corp. is headquartered in Gettysburg.

                                                        New business
                                                        Traci’s House of
                                                        Coffee is open
                                                        for business at 68
                                                        Lincoln Way
                                                        West in
                                                        and held a ribbon
ceremony March 28 to mark the occasion. Surrounded by staff, family
and Chamber leaders, owner Traci Patterson said she welcomes
downtown employees and shoppers to visit her business, which features
various kinds of coffee, pastries and sandwiches. She said the shop a
place where people can meet in an informal environment and each night
will have a different theme. Monday night, for example, her three large
TV screens will be tuned to sports events. Wi-Fi is available, too.
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Leadership graduation set for May 12
Fifteen area                                                       Foundation, an affiliate
residents will                                                     of the Greater
graduate from the                                                  Chambersburg
Leadership Franklin                                                Chamber of
County Community                                                   Commerce, operates
program on May 12.                                                 three leadership
   Graduation                                                      programs in the county.
ceremonies will                                                    In addition to the
begin at 5 p.m. at                                                 Community program,
the Waynesboro                                                     there are the LFC
Country Club, with                                                 Youth and LFC
                                                                                              Leadership students learned about local arts
graduating                                                         Advanced programs.         during a recent session.
participants                                                           Students for the
presenting                                                         2011-2012 class are
highlights of their community service           being recruited. The Foundation held a           Prior to graduation later this month,
projects.                                       Leadership Reception at the                   Leadership participants will attend their
   The Leadership Alumni of the Year            Chambersburg Heritage Center, also part       final sessions and complete their
Award also will be presented. It honors past    of the Chamber, on April 13 to introduce      community service projects.
graduates who have distinguished                interested people to the Community
themselves in their professional and            program. Tuition is $900 and the
volunteer careers and who have shown
continuing service, interest and support in
                                                application deadline is June 30. The LFC
                                                brochure and application can be found at
                                                                                                  Visit to jail is unique
the growth of Franklin County.         Click              experience for students
   The Greater Chambersburg Chamber             on Leadership Franklin County.
                                                                                               Participants in the Leadership Franklin
                                                                                               County Youth program recently toured
 Get work done but also                                                                        the Franklin County Jail. The tour in-
 be a leader, executive                                                                        cluded a look at how the different levels
                                                                                               of confinement are experienced by male
     coach advises                                                                             and female prisoners, depending on their
Are you a communicator, relationship-                                                              While getting a look at the sleeping,
builder, talent assessor? Do you consider       The Advanced Leadership program drew a         working and recreational conditions for
yourself a problem-solver, delegator, calm,     large crowd that was eager to learn.           inmates, students traveled the halls with
or authentic? One hundred people worked                                                        two correctional officers in an orderly
through a series of exercises that helped          Arneson led exercises on mapping out        fashion as the incarcerated do, and
them, among other things, to identify their     professional relationships and identifying     learned about the security system (24-
leadership brand. An important first step to    improvement opportunities, creating a          hour video surveillance, orange jumpsuits
improving your leadership abilities is un-      leadership development plan, and improv-       and a door lock system, for example).
derstanding how you lead and how others         ing delegation and coaching skills. ―It’s          Lunch was prepared by male inmates,
experience you.                                 not about the work – it’s about the peo-
    Recently, Steve Arneson, executive                                                         and it reinforced the blandness of prison
                                                ple,‖ Arneson stressed.                        life. To end their visit, students were in-
coach and author of “Bootstrap Leader-             Arneson also shared experiences from
ship,” facilitated a full-day workshop at                                                      vited to speak with five prisoners and
                                                his career in the corporate world and as an
Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle pre-                                                        found that they were ordinary Franklin
                                                executive coach.
sented by Leadership Franklin County Ad-                                                       County residents who had made bad
                                                   ―Franklin County is home to a great
vanced, a program of the Greater Cham-          mix of world-class corporations, regional      choices. The inmates said they were using
bersburg Chamber Foundation.                    entities and local companies. We are fortu-    their time at the facility to learn from their
    Most leaders these days wear two hats -     nate to have organizations that put such a     mistakes.
- they are people-leaders and functional        value on developing their talent and we’re         ―Students learned that one bad choice
managers. It's often difficult for leaders to   pleased to be a conduit for it,‖ said Noel     can permanently change anyone’s future,‖
separate what they do from their role of        Purdy, executive director of the Chamber       said Donna Werling, a member of the
―leading,‖ particularly those who are tran-     Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater        Steering Committee for the youth leader-
sitioning into a leadership role. Arneson       Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.              ship program.
stressed that it’s important to not abandon        A series of videos from the Bootstrap           The youth program is under the direc-
what you do but to put a greater value on       Leadership workshop can be viewed on           tion of the Greater Chambersburg Cham-
leading. Continually providing context is       the Leadership Franklin County facebook        ber Foundation, a Chamber affiliate.
the role of a leader, Arneson said.             page.
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Foundation to award grants to teachers                                                           Businesses invited to
Grants to teachers in Franklin County will        of contributions from area businesses,         host teacher interns
be awarded to encourage the innovative use        including Orrstown Bank, Waste
                                                                                                 The Greater Chambersburg Chamber
of technology in grades K-12.                     Management and M&T Bank.
                                                                                                 Foundation is looking for business part-
    The Greater Chambersburg Chamber              Contributing businesses are eligible for
                                                                                                 ners to host teachers for an Educator in
Foundation, an affiliate of the Chamber of        Educational Improvement Tax Credits
                                                                                                 the Workplace Summer Internship, to be
Commerce, is offering the Innovative              through the Pennsylvania Department of
                                                                                                 held June 20-24. Four slots are reserved
Technology Challenge Grants to educators          Community and Economic Development.
                                                                                                 for each school district in Franklin
in all six school districts in the county for          For more information about the
                                                                                                 County; the Foundation is looking to
the first time. Previously, only educators in     grants, call Noel Purdy, executive director
                                                                                                 place a total of 24 teachers.
Chambersburg Area School District were            of the Chamber Foundation, at 264-7101,
                                                                                                     The Foundation, an affiliate of the
eligible.                                         Ext. 207, or e-mail her at
                                                                                                 Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Com-
    The deadline for applications is May 20.
                                                                                                 merce, last year successfully piloted this
Applicants will be evaluated based on three           Grant recipients will be recognized at
                                                                                                 program with 12 teachers from Franklin
key criteria: innovation, value added to          an awards luncheon on Oct. 13.
                                                                                                 County schools participating. EITW is a
curriculum and advanced academics.                                                               hands-on opportunity for educators to
Grants totaling $18,000, each between                                                            spend 24 hours at a business to connect
$3,000 and $5,000, are available as a result                                                     their subject area with the workplace. The
                                                                                                 goal of EITW is to connect classroom
                                                                                                 learning with relevant business practices
        ‘Burning’ of                                                                             by engaging teachers and business lead-
     Chambersburg                                                                                ers, thereby better preparing students for
The Franklin County                                                                              college and careers in the 21st century.
Courthouse and the                                                                                  If interested in hosting a teacher intern,
Chambersburg Heritage Center                                                                     contact Noel Purdy, executive director of
(pictured) were ―burned‖ on                                                                      the Foundation, at 264-7101, Ext. 207, or
April 16, using laser lights, to                                                                 e-mail her at
commemorate the 150th                                                                            by May 6.
anniversary of the Civil War. A
few hundred people stood in
the rain to watch and learn
about Chambersburg’s unique
place in history. The Franklin
                                                                                                   Heritage Center will
County Visitors Bureau                                                                             host student tours
organized the events.
                                                                                                         in May
                                                                                                 The Chambersburg Heritage Center at 100
Chambersburg Heritage Center publications                                                        Lincoln Way East will be very busy in
                                                                                                 May. Every fifth-grader in Chambersburg
offer keepsake images of local sites                                                             Area School District will visit beginning
                                                                                                 on May 13, and they’ll be touring down-
The Chambersburg Heritage Center recently printed the third volume of photographs
collected by local historian M.L. ―Mike‖ Marotte III. They feature images of                     town historic sites such as the Old Jail and
Chambersburg and Franklin County.                                                                the John Brown House/Mary Ritner
   “Chambersburg Trolley Cars,” like the other two volumes, sells for $6.95 plus tax at          Boarding House.
the Center, 100 Lincoln Way East.                                                                   The Center’s special exhibit in May
   The earlier two volumes, “Historic Views of Chambersburg” and “Riding the Rails of            will focus on local railroad history.
the Cumberland Valley Railroad, 1831-1919,” are still available.                                    Jeanne Newvine, Heritage Center coor-
   ―These publications are very popular, particularly with older people,‖ said Jeanne            dinator, and a dedicated group of nearly
Newvine, Heritage Center coordinator. ―The photographs capture an earlier time and offer         40 volunteers operate the Center, an initia-
a glimpse at our rich history.‖                                                                  tive of the Greater Chambersburg Cham-
                                                                                                 ber of Commerce. It is a starting point for
                                                                                                 exploring local history and is a site on the
             Pa. 316 bridge to be replaced this year                                             Pennsylvania Civil War Trails.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is planning to replace a bridge on Pa. 316             The Heritage Center is open from 8
over the Norfolk Southern Railroad later this year.                                              a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m.
   According to PennDOT, local traffic will be allowed so all of the businesses between          to 3 p.m. on Saturdays from May-October.
the detour and the bridge will be accessible. The project is likely to begin the first week of       For information on group tours, contact
June and be complete by the end of October, though firm dates had not been scheduled             Newvine at 717-264-7101, Ext. 214.
before our newsletter deadline.
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           Greater Chambersburg
               CHAMBER                                                                                                 PRSRTD STD
               of Commerce                                                                                             U.S. POSTAGE
         100 Lincoln Way East                                                                                               PAID
                Suite A                                                                                                   Permit #7
        Chambersburg, PA 17201                                                                                        Chambersburg, PA

New technology will help members with marketing                                                    OSHA: Improving workplace
                                                                                                   safety begins with managers

T                                                 Members will be able to participate for      The Occupational Safety and Health Administra-
      he Greater Chambersburg Chamber of                                                       tion, also known as OSHA, offers tips for improv-
      Commerce is enhancing its Chamber        free until Oct. 1. After that date, they will   ing workplace safety and health. Among them:
Card program to help members boost their       receive a discounted rate if they wish to           Start at the top: Managers must take the lead
marketing with today’s technology.             continue in the Cardagin program. The           in their company’s workplace safety. Start by
    The Chamber is partnering with             Chamber Card page on the Chamber’s              developing a clear, concise policy that explains to
Cardagin, which is offering free iPhone and    Web site is already one of the most viewed      employees how safety and health relate to your
Android apps so that Chamber Card              (             organization’s core values. Communicate your
participants’ offers can be seen via a         The Cardigan program will promote the           policy to all supervisors and employees. Make
―virtual mall.‖ That way, shoppers can find    Chamber Card even more.                         workplace safety and health the first topic at com-
                                                  About 75 members participate in the          pany meetings.
out about members’ Chamber Card deals                                                              Involve employees: Employees know their
and discounts on their smartphones.            Chamber Card program. For more                  jobs best, so involve them in every aspect of your
    The Cardagin App will allow shoppers       information, see the flyer inside the           company’s safety and health management system.
to have real-time knowledge of local           newsletter or contact Harmon at                 Include employees in plans for new equipment
discounts and offers. When they show their      717-264-7101, Ext. 202.                        and process changes. Involve them in defining
smartphone at a business participating in                                                      safe work practices. Encourage employees to
the Chamber Card program, they’ll receive                                                      report hazards and to take corrective actions.
whatever discount that Chamber member is                                                       Spotlight good efforts by employees to set an
offering. The Chamber Card storefront will                                                     example and motivate others. Recognize and
                                                                                               praise employee initiative.
appear on Cardagin’s virtual mall, as will
members’ promotions.
    ―This will increase the value of
participating in the Chamber Card program
because those members’ discounts will now
be circulated to a wider demographic,‖ said
Doug Harmon, Chamber membership
director. ―It has the potential to bring new
customers through the door, customers who
are using modern technology to shop. In
essence, the Chamber Card Buy Local
Program has gone mobile.‖
    Harmon said the app will expand the
Chamber Card program to shoppers passing
through the area, to those who may not
have an actual Chamber Card, or those who
find it more convenient to use their phones
in this way. Travelers looking for a
restaurant, for example, may find out about
a local business through their smartphone.

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