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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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Eric.Wickson@Target.com 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
David G. Sciamanna - President of our Chamber.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org site at www.chambersburg.org, ―We exist
Greg Davidyock - Financial Director record of accomplishment that all of us can
to help our members prosper and to
email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Cindy Baker - Graphic Design Specialist group of community leaders gathered at a
To contribute, send a check to Greater
firstname.lastname@example.org local building along Main Street,
Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, 100
Athena Defreest - Executive Assistant discussing the same mission. Behind the
Lincoln Way East, Suite A,
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Chambersburg, Pa. 17201. Contributions
Bonnie Rotz - Executive Assistant goal is to foster an environment that helps
may be made at regular intervals if you
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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establish, administer and finance programs
Joan Stansbury - Customer Service Specialist informational package, please call the
to meet the community’s crucial and
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changing needs in line with the goals of
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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, FranklinCountyWorks.com
nor any individual associated with any branch of Web site)
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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.
HALL OF FAME
(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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.Active.com, 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 email@example.com. Door prizes Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood..
Health, Vacon Inc., Ventura Foods, also are welcome. For information, go to
www.greatrace.com or contact Janet
higher education and professional associa- Pollard at the Visitors Bureau at
Get advice for starting a tions. 717-709-7204.
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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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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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 www.fclspa.org 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
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 email@example.com.
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
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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 www.luhrcsenter.com. 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 www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Leedy at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. www.thecapitoltheatre.org 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 www.thecapitoltheatre.org or call 717-263-
upon the client’s request. 0202.
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 email@example.com 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 www.renfrewinstitute.org.
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 www.cardagin.com Automotive Sales & Services Fax: 717-328-3152
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.dancechambersburg.com
www.alliedbarton.com 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 www.medexpress.com 25 Penncraft Ave.,
Chambersburg, PA 17201 Fax: 717-264-9745 firstname.lastname@example.org Suite 310
717-261-6922 www.experttire.com Healthcare/Urgent Care Chambersburg, PA 17201
Fax: 717-264-5581 Automotive Repair 717-264-0060, 717-262-9091
www.woodgun.com Midas Fax: 717-262-9095
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-860-6955 Fax: 717-352-3152 Auto Repair 717-261-1115
Fax: 717-261-4869 email@example.com Fax: 717-261-1115
www.bradetchberger.com Non-Profit Organization Spring Rise Landscaping Timberlinesupplyllc
firstname.lastname@example.org Ralph Pisle @ymail.com
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 www.springrise.com
Chambersburg, PA 17201 Fax: 717-262-6372 Ralph@springrise.com
717-263-9533 heatherla- Landscaping
Fax: 717-263-9613 email@example.com
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
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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
www.noonlions.com Lodge, Leader Dog Foundation, Research anniversary and this year celebrates the
www.troutderby.com (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 www.troutderby.com 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,
Fifth Avenue Chiropractic is excited to body reacts to it, the force your bones
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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.
Jennifer@guardianinhomeservices.com Several new employees have been
www.guardianinhomeservices.com 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-
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
Larry@diceimaging.com lution. purchasing process simple, often at a
www.diceimaging.com 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.
Nearly 150 people
attended the Chamber’s
Annual Dinner/Dance at
the Orchards Restaurant
on March 26, enjoying
provided by dancers and
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.
Traci’s House of
Coffee is open
for business at 68
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. www.FranklinCountyWorks.com. 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
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.
24 MAY 2011 www.chambersburg.org
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26 MAY 2011 www.chambersburg.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
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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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 (www.chambersburg.org/chambercard). 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
―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.