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The Newsletter of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce

WHP’s RJ Harris moderated the Chamber’s

88th District State House Candidate Debate at

Mechanicsburg Middle School on April 7.

Hundreds Attend to Hear Candidates

at Chamber’s 88th State House Debate

An audience of more than 250 people came to hear the one Democrat and seven

Republicans field questions posed by moderator RJ Harris at the West Shore

Chamber of Commerce’s 88th State House Seat Debate.

The debate was held on April 7, at Mechanicsburg Middle School. Candidates

included: Jeffrey Banzhoff (R), Bill Cornell (R), Sheryl Delozier (R), Lowell Gates (R),

Mike Hancock (R), Ian Hayes (R), Matthew Seagrist (R), and Margaret Stuski (D).

The questions were supplied by the Chamber’s Legislative Committee and included

the topics of health care, unfunded mandates, legislator term limits, Right to

Work legislation, a constitutional convention, transportation and tort reform. All

of the candidates were well prepared and provided thoughtful answers. Many

spoke favorably of each other, and all promised to uphold the legacy of retiring

Representative Jerry Nailor. Nailor received three enthusiastic rounds of applause

during the debate.

For an overview of the debate, please log on to the Chamber’s Media Center at

www.wschamber.org. This is a pivotal election year and the Chamber urges everyone

to get out and vote.

Photo credit: The Camera Box

The Chamber would like to thank the many

volunteers who put in countless hours to making

this year’s Business Women’s Forum a huge success.

May 5

Spring Golf Outing

May 7

PennDOT District 8-0 Update

May 13

May Networking Mixer

May 21

Market Your Experience at Any Age

Come One! Come All!

To the Biggest Picnic in Town

Chamber Commemorates 60th Anniversary with Picnic

Chamber members are invited to attend a special picnic to celebrate 60 years of

inspiring business on the West Shore. This casual networking event will be an

experience that members will talk about for years to come. It will feature carnival

games, free food including hot dogs and sausages donated by Kessler’s, Inc. and the

quality networking that members have come to expect at all Chamber programs.

Phantom Entertainment will provide inflatable games and activities and James B.

Murdoch Insurance Group will be a featured sponsor for this event.

The picnic will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at the Holiday

Inn Harrisburg West, in the picnic grove behind the hotel. Changing facilities will be

available for members who want to kick off their heels and dress comfortably after a

day in the office.

Chamber members are invited to register for the event by visiting the events

calendar at www.wschamber.org, emailing events@wschamber.org or by returning

the registration form that they will receive in the mail. Chamber members are also

invited to reserve a carnival booth space and provide an activity at the picnic in

keeping with the county fair theme. For more information about carnival games and

sponsorships, contact Tammy McCrae at 761-0702.

Inspiring Business

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Business News

Presence will have a Happy Hour from

4 - 8 p.m. on May 15 to kick-off their

“Learn the Knack to Pack” event which

runs through May 19.

IMR Limited entered into an

agreement to provide off-site document

storage for Messiah Village, and was

awarded the Diamond Partner Award

at the recent Team OnBase conference

which recognizes Enterprise Content

Management companies for their

superior technical support to customers.

Luxor Events & Marketing can

help you create and implement an award

winning display (on a budget) for Business

& Industry Night. For more information

contact Rhonda@GoLuxor.com.

Property Management, Inc.

has been chosen to provide property

management services for Newport Hotel

Senior Housing, Newport.

Commerce Bank announces the

promotion of Jodi Bezanilla to vice

president and cash management officer.

Commerce Bank announces that

bank employees will visit schools on

April 29, “National Teach Children to

Save Day,” to teach children the ABCs of

money and saving. Educators who are

interested in bringing this program to

their classroom may call 1-888-937-0004.

Event Central invites you to visit their

website at www.eventcentralpa.com to

see items for sale or to see items you can

rent for your next special event.

Fulton Bank announces that Aisha

A. Qureshi has been promoted to

commercial credit analyst.

Jeffrey Roof, president and founder of

Roof Advisory Group, Inc. was named

one of the top financial advisers in the

United States by Reuters AdvicePoint TM .

For more info call 260-9281.

The Center for Independent

Living of Central PA announces the

launch and opening of the first, fullyaccessible

fitness center in central PA for

people living with disabilities. For more

info about the Living Well Fitness Center,

call 731-1900.

Kenneth R. Shoemaker, President and

Chief Executive Officer of Orrstown

Bank, announces that Tami L. Lumbatis

has been promoted to Marketing Officer.

Dale Carnegie Training will hold

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Director Profile

Director James “Jim” McGraw, President of Joseph McGraw, Inc.,

considers his membership in the Chamber “…both a duty and a

pleasure to be able to participate in the growth and development

of the community.” Jim believes he has profited from the

combined talents, knowledge and experience of other Chamber

members gleaned through his participation with various

Chamber activities and committees. Jim is the chair of the

West Shore Chamber’s Capital Region Council of Governments

Committee, and also serves on the Economic Development and

60th Anniversary Picnic Committees.

Jim has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame,

and is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (PA). He is also the Chairman of the

Susquehanna Township Zoning and Hearing Board. Jim is married with two children,

and his special interests include reading, opera, biking and hiking.

Senator Vance Addresses Health Care Issues

The West Shore Chamber hosted Senator Pat Vance (Pennsylvania’s 31st Senate District)

at the Chamber’s April 3 Legislative Committee meeting where she spoke about current

health care legislation. She stated, “No silver bullet will solve all of Pennsylvania’s

[health care] problems.” Two major issues currently in the legislature include:

• The MCare Abatement Fund offers malpractice coverage to physicians. The

abatement of MCare surcharges would be extended one more year in a Senate passed

bill. The abatement is provided for through cigarette taxes and the auto catastrophe

fund. Proposed SB 1137 will amend the MCare Act to create a new PA Access to

Basic Care (ABC) Plan and to extend for ten years the Health Care Provider Program

Retention Program.

• The new Access to Basic Care (ABC) Plan is a poorly worded bill which would

force physicians using the MCare Fund to treat all patients on the ABC plan. More

than half of those uninsured fall into the 19-34 age group and don’t have insurance by

choice. If enacted, there will be a $120 million hole the first year alone.

In discussion of possible ways to hold down skyrocketing health care costs are

HSA’s (Health Saving Accounts), company wellness programs, preventive care, staff

company physicians (on salary), cost transparency (accessible procedure pricing),

and infection control and monitoring in hospitals.

Other points of interest raised in a Q&A session following Vance’s comments

included:

• PA has the third oldest population in the country. Its’ fastest growing segment is

85 and older. The health care of the elder population is draining our system. “If we

don’t balance our long-term care in PA”, Vance said, “it will bankrupt us.”

• When questioned about Tort Reform as part of the solution to health care’s rising

costs, Vance responded “Tort Reform is dead as long as Rendell is Governor.”

Bob Marquette snips the ceremonial ribbon for Member’s 1 st Federal Credit Union’s grand

opening celebration for its newest location at 6280 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, on March

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Spring Golf Outing Promises a

Premium Experience

Join the West Shore Chamber of Commerce at its Spring Golf Outing on Monday, May

5 at the Country Club of Harrisburg. The annual Spring Outing features a hot lunch

and an afternoon of golf followed by a first-class dinner and awards banquet.

AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union is this year’s Gift Sponsor – providing every golfer

a high quality golf umbrella for participating in the outing. Other sponsors include

WHP CBS 21 as the Dinner Sponsor and Servpro of New Cumberland/Carlisle returns

as the Beverage and Snack Tent Sponsor with tents on both the front and back nine.

Golfers will have an opportunity to win $25,000 in the Hole in One Contest on hole 10

sponsored by the Frampton Kimmel Group.

More sponsorships are available and there is still room to schedule a foursome for

this high-class outing. The cost to participate is $185 per golfer and reservations can

be made by emailing events@wschamber.org or visiting the events calendar at www.

wschamber.org. Sponsorships start at $50 and there are opportunities for any budget.

For more information, contact Tammy McCrae at 761-0702.

Brenner Welcomes Spring with May Mixer

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with fellow Chamber members at the monthly mixer

scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13. The Brenner Family will sponsor

this networking event at their Chrysler Jeep showroom, 6039 Carlisle Pike in

Mechanicsburg.

Chamber mixers are a great way to build business relationships as you connect

with new members and touch base with fellow business people. They are free to attend

and feature door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and

plenty of business to business networking. Members can register to attend by emailing

events@wschamber.org or visiting the Chamber’s events calendar at www.wschamber.org.

Economic Development Committee Hosts

CVVB Tourism Director

“We have developed a new marketing strategy…with aggressive initiatives”, Kathleen

Keller, Tourism Director of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau told the West Shore

Chamber Economic Development Committee on April 7. That strategy includes

increasing visitation to Cumberland County by increasing awareness of local attractions.

Tourism is Pennsylvania’s second largest industry, and south central Pennsylvania

is the most popular tourist destination (after Philadelphia). The Bureau plans to

focus its marketing on regional and backyard promotion so the local tourism industry

can tap into the existing pool of visitors brought to the area by larger hubs, such as

Lancaster and Hershey. Keller said there are many attractions here to draw visitors

including beautiful state parks, history, culture and premier car shows.

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The CVVB is funded, along with

economic development, through a 2.5%

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room tax. The Bureau therefore “belongs

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to all of us as stakeholders” and is not a

dues based organization. Keller and her

staff will be working hard to bring tourist

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Konhaus Marketing

& Communications

Personalized Marketing Solutions

formerly TransAmerica Printing

3544 Old Gettysburg Rd. ~ Camp Hill, PA 17011

www.KonhausMarketing.com

717.731.9456

dollars into Cumberland Valley, which is

good for everyone.

If Chamber members have any ideas

for special places to visit, or digital photos

of spectacular scenery in Cumberland

Valley, the CVVB would be happy to

consider them for their new database. For

more information, contact the Visitors’

Bureau at 240-7190 or visit their website

at www.visitCumberlandValley.com.

a 1-Day Seminar, Managing Across

Generations, on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 5

p.m. at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg West

for only $199 per participant. To register

or for more info, contact Katherine Cook

at 800.296.2188 ext. 111 or at katherine.

cook@dalecarnegie.com

NAI CIR announces the following

transactions: The Bill Gladstone

Group has handled the leasing of 10,000

sq. ft. of space to Planet Fitness in

Upper Allen Twp.; the lease of 2,000 sq.

ft. of office space at Century Dr. in Lower

Allen Twp.; the lease of 1,600 sq. ft. of

office space in South Middletown Twp.,

the lease of 2,400 sq. ft. of warehouse

space in the Capital West Business

Center, Mechanicsburg. Eric J. Swidler

handled the leasing of 2,400 sq. ft. of

space in Carlisle.

RETTEW Associates, Inc. announces

the following: Robert W. Allison, Sr., PLS,

has been elected to the firm’s board of

directors, and Al A. Kazickas, Jr., PE, has

joined the firm as vice president and chief

operating officer.

Pyramid Construction Services,

Inc., has begun construction on the new

Mt. Asbury Lodge, on behalf of the Council

of Ministries for The United Methodist

Church, Newville, PA. Completion is

scheduled for the end of 2008.

Harrisburg International Airport

was honored at the Federal Aviation

Administration’s annual Hershey

Conference for achieving a perfect FAA

inspection during each of the last two years.

ChamberChoice has partnered with

another outside vendor, Healing Lifestyles

& Spas to bring an additional value-added

service to chamber members. Through

the partnership with HL&S, chamber

members have access to a discounted

subscription. For more information

contact ChamberChoice at 1-800-377-

3539 or chamberchoice@jrgadvisors.net.

Central Pennsylvania College was

host to approximately 425 community

members on March 11, for Jeffrey

Gitomer’s presentation on sales. With

a record-breaking attendance, the

successful event raised more than $30,000

for the Charles “T” Jones Leadership

Library Scholarship Fund.

MCA Business Brokers announces

Mike Betz as a Broker Sales Associate.

Great Celebrations announces the

2nd annual A Celebration of Marriage

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Business News

event on May 4, at Zembo Shrine, from

4 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 per couple

and seating is limited. For tickets call

730-0261. Local business sponsorships

are still available. Contact Jacqueline at

events@greatcelebrations.net or 730-0432.

Leadership Cumberland will host

the semi-annual Leaders at Lunch on

May 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the

Letort View Community Center, at

Carlisle Barracks. The featured speaker

for the event is Major General Robert M.

Williams, the 47 th Commandant of the

U.S. Army War College. The cost is $25

per person, registration is open to the

public and requested before April 29 by

calling 258-9500.

Harrisburg Academy, as part of the

“We Have to Talk” community discussion

series, will host “Relating in a Girl World,”

a talk by Dr. Cheryl Dellasega of Hershey,

on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. The talk is open

to the public free of charge. The media

partner is WITF.

GrassRoots Landscaping is now

offering mowing services. Call 648-1026

for spring rates and all your landscaping

needs.

Carlisle Theatre announces “Mama’s

Night Out” on May 3 at 8 p.m. These

three funny ladies won the Nick at Night

Contest for the Funniest Mom in America.

Call the box office at 258-0666 for tickets.

The Communication Gym presents

a workshop led by Steven Birmingham:

“Email Workshop: Getting the Most out

of this Powerful and Risky Medium!”

This workshop will include lecture,

discussion and hands-on exercises

to increase understanding and skill

with constructing and using email as

a form of effective communication.

May 13, 1:30 – 5 p.m. Cost is $150 for

Founding Members and $229 for nonmembers.

Registration is required

by calling 920-9834 or visit www.

thecommunicationgym.com.

Capital Area Christian Church

has partnered with Cumberland

Valley School District, The

Goddard School, and dozens of area

organizations and businesses to build

Adventure Zone Playground, May 13-18.

Donations, volunteers, and sponsors

are needed to complete this $325,000

playground that is fully accessible to

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New Members

The following new members were approved and acknowledged by the Chamber’s Board

of Directors at their April meeting.

Aerotek

Randy Layden

4392 Sturbridge Drive, Suite 101

Harrisburg, PA 17110

526-1918

Employment/Training

www.aerotek.com

Atlas Roofing Corporation

Paul Roberts

817 Spangler Road

Camp Hill, PA 17011-5823

761-2815

Manufacturing

www.atlasroofing.com

Brenner Nissan / Brenner Collision-

West

Abdul Moosa

6271 Carlisle Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

697-8400

Automobile

www.brennernissan.com

Community Networking Resources

Michael Musser

202 State Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

329-7856

Consulting

L & A Advertising

Nancy Lay

3804 Brytton Lane

Harrisburg, PA 17110

236-8115

Advertising/Public Relations

Robert Half International

Chris Fogarty

4999 Louise Drive Suite 300

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

691-6170

Employment/Training

www.officeteam.com

Select Security, Inc.

Patrick Basom

103 North 21st Street

Camp Hill, PA 17011

350-3003

Security

www.selectsecurity.com

State Farm, Tim Peiffer, Agent

Tim Peiffer

1104 Carlisle Road

Camp Hill, PA 17011

761-1263

Insurance

Stonehouse Auto Sales

Don Failor

429 Dark Hollow Road

Shermansdale, PA 17090

790-5526

Automobile

www.stonehouseauto.com

Pike Sports LLC

Michael VanBillard

4713 Carlisle Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

737-1600

Restaurants

www.thegrilleofhampden

WHYL 960 AM

Jim McBride

1703 Walnut Bottom Road

Carlisle, PA 17013

249-1717

Broadcasting

www.whylradio.com

Z Pizza

Jeff Roberts

6416 Carlisle Pike, 1000

Silver Spring Square

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

691-1112

Restaurants

www.zpizza.com

Thank you to this month’s new member

sponsors: Paula Kostick, Victoria

Piscioneri and Chick Zoll.

Is your Company

celebrating

a milestone

anniversary

this year?

Contact Leigh-Ann Reitze at

Leigh-Ann@wschamber.org so

we can recognize you in

a future newsletter.


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C O M M I T T E E U P D A T E S

• The Women in Business Roundtable chose Valley Green Golf Course for a new

nine-hole golf event on June 3. The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association)

will be partnering with the Chamber on this event. Watch the Chamber website for

more details. The Committee encourages members to log into the legislative survey

on the Chamber’s website to learn more about the SBA proposal to make changes for

qualifications to designations for women owned businesses. To weigh in with your

opinion, visit the Chamber’s legislative issue poll at www.wschamber.org and reply to

the Chamber’s question of the month.

• The Education Committee is taking a new direction this year. On March 18

the Committee met with representatives from the Carlisle Chamber’s Education

Committee to discuss possible joint initiatives and programs including the Hiring

Certificate Program that both Chambers endorse. The next meeting was held at

Trinity High School. The Committee believes that conducting meetings at different

locations is a great way for the Chamber to introduce students to the role that

chambers play in the business world.

• In addition to its recent discussion with Senator Vance, the Legislative

Committee also discussed:

• SB 1320, concerning Right to Work legislation.

• SB 1063, concerning collection of wage taxes on the county level.

• HB 720, concerning a no smoking ban in public places.

Bob Reilly, Deputy Director for Congressmen Todd Platts, told the committee the

federal government is busy addressing the mortgage crisis. The committee would

also like to remind senior citizens who have not filed income taxes recently that they

must file this year in order to receive the Federal Tax Rebate.

• The Golf Committee met and approved taking the Fall Golf Outing to Rich Valley

Golf Course.

T H E S H O R T O F I T

• The MIX 2008 Conference (Military Information Exchange) will be held at the

Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Conference Center in Camp Hill on June 3 and 4.

Presented by the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, with the assistance

of the Naval Supply Systems Command, it will showcase success strategies that are

being used by the military organizations and their local business partners. Attendees

will be able to network with military, government and industry decision makers and

attend informational sessions. Call the TCCP at 635-2113 for more information.

• The West Shore Chamber would like to congratulate members Deborah Saline,

principal and COO, PR works Inc, and Tammy Shearer, vice-president, The Camera

Box, for being selected as two of the Central Penn Business Journal’s Best 50 Women

in Business in 2008.

• Artworks Gallery is the latest member to decorate the boardroom with its framed

art. All the art is for sale and is just a peek of what is available in their store at 6200

Carlisle Pike, Suite B, in Mechanicsburg.

children with disabilities. For more

information, call Lori Cartmill or Don

Hamilton at 732-1882 or visit www.

adventurezoneplayground.com.

Jeffrey M. Goyette, Sr. of JMG Wealth

Management Group was recently

named to the prestigious LPL

Financial Chairman’s Club, a status

reserved for fewer than 5% of all advisors,

based on a production ranking of all

registered advisors at LPL Financial

Services at year end 2007.

Junior Achievement of South

Central PA announces Lori Hoffnagle

as its Regional Manager, responsible

for recruitment and training of

volunteers. For info or to volunteer to

present a program, contact Lori at Lori@

jascpa.org or visit www.jascpa.org.

Duquesne University Capital

Region Campus will hold an

information session for financial services

professionals interested in pursuing

an Executive Certificate in Financial

Planning on May 8 from 6 - 7 p.m. There

will also be an information session for

anyone interested in earning a master’s

degree on May 10 from 2 - 3 p.m. Call 612-

3200 to register.

Cuppy’s Coffee Smoothies & More

opens at 6:30 a.m. Monday through

Friday. Jump start your day with the best

coffee in town and keep up to date with

special events at www.myspace.com/

cuppysofmechanicsburg.

Landmark Commercial Realty, Inc.

announces the following transactions:

Capital Area Intermediate Unit

has leased approximately 7,215 sq. ft. of

office space at 635 N. 12 th St., Lemoyne;

Larson Lighting Protection, Inc.

has purchased a flex warehouse building

at 2405 Gettysburg Rd., Camp Hill; the

purchase of a 6 bay automotive facility at

4521 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, brokered

by Chuck Heller.

Goodwill Keystone Area announces

that Colleen McAuliffe has joined the

organization as Chief Financial Officer.

DONCASTER- Extraordinary

Apparel will have a Spring/Summer

Trunk Show beginning May 12. Contact

Vickie Miles to see this beautiful

collection at 215-6955 or VAHMiles@

verizon.net.

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Business News

Maeva Designs invites you to host a

spring design social in May to receive

a free handbag and small memory

bracelet. For more information, visit

www.maevadesign.com.

Shippensburg University

Small Business Development

Center announces the 2008 Summer

Workshop schedule to include Quick

Books on May 14, from 6-8:30 p.m.

at the Murata Business Center, 453

Lincoln Street, Carlisle. The cost is $20.

For a complete schedule visit www.

pasbdc.org/shippensburg.

Sass Salon & Day Spa invites you

to schedule highlights with Heather,

Brittany or Anne and receive a free

recondition treatment. Spa featured

special this month is a mango

margarita manicure, pedicure and body

polish for $125. For an appointment

call 612-0344.

Camp Hill Forest Products offers

many solutions for gardening needs

including mulch and topsoil. Call 790-

9226.

Ken Markley, Proprietor of Old

Timers Antique Clocks has been

elected to president of the Keystone

Chapter of the National Association

of Watch and Clock Collectors. Visit

www.oldtimersclocks.com for a

selection of items for sale.

In May, Keystone Photography

- Studio & Gallery will exhibit 50

years of work by local photographer,

Ellis Wolfe. An opening reception will

be held May 2, from 6 – 8 p.m. For more

info call 761-0900.

Cartridge World of

Mechanicsburg in the Windsor

Park Shopping Center can save your

business as much as 50% off the high

retail prices of laser and ink printer

cartridges. All products are backed by a

100% guarantee. Call 458-0430 for a no

obligation quote.

Nay’s Excavation LLC is now

offering general contracting services.

Call Gary Nay at 589-7127 for

residential or commercial services.

The Hetrick Center has moved

to the Bent Creek Office Park at1300

Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg. For

more info call 796-2225 or visit www.

hetrickcenter.com.

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Member Renewals

Thank you to the following Chamber members who continued their support of the

business community by renewing their annual investment.

11 - 20 years

Avis Rent A Car

Comfort Inn West

Costopoulos Foster & Fields

Crystal Springs Water Company

Cumberland Masonry Inc.

Delta Development Group, Inc.

Hartman & Scheuchenzuber

Messiah Village

Thomas C. Sunday Inc.

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

6 - 10 years

Awards & Beyond, Inc.

Davis Vision

Eat’n Park - Harrisburg

Fulton Bank

Glenn E. Ressler, Inc.

Howard Hanna Realty

Taylor Publishing

Total Vision Care

W.C. Smith and Company

World Cup Ski & Cycle

1 - 5 years

Archer Pest Control

Attain Learning Centers

Balfurd Healthcare & Linen Rental

CDL Printing & Packaging

Central Penn Networkers

Comprehensive Massage Therapy

Core Office Solutions

Crown Trophy

D. L. Heiges Electric Services, Inc.

East Coast Decorative Coating

E-Commerce Enterprise

Fine Art Photo, Inc.

Herd Chiropractic Clinic

MidAtlantic Automotive Aftermarket

Assoc.

Miracle-Ear Hearing Instruments, Inc.

The Blind Man

The Goddard School

The National Civil War Museum

The Performance Group

Unique Screen Media

Market Your Experience at Any Age:

Women in Business Roundtable Offers New Program

Marketing yourself can be challenging at any age: whether you are a young, fresh

face just entering the business world or an experienced professional looking to

make a career change or re-enter the workforce. The Chamber’s Women in Business

Roundtable is partnering with Central Pennsylvania College to help Chamber

members and students discuss how to put their best foot forward.

This program is sponsored by Integrity Bank and will take place from noon to

1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at the Central Pennsylvania College Conference

Center. Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30. The

presentation will feature a panel discussion moderated by Jim Carchidi of JFC Staffing

Associates and the panel will include: Janelle Curtis-Beaman of the Communication

Gym and Tina Nixon of the YWCA.

The cost to participate in this program is $25 for Chamber Members and includes

lunch. To register for this event, email events@wschamber.org or visit the events

calendar at www.wschamber.org.

Free Enterprise Week

The West Shore Chamber has supported the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

program for area youth for many years.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is an intensive program that educates high

school students about the American free enterprise system. PFEW is committed

to enhancing the awareness in Pennsylvania’s youth about their future role in the

American Free Enterprise System through hands-on learning experiences with

business people throughout the state.

The application deadline for sponsoring a student has been extended to Monday,

May 5. Companies can help with this program by making a pledge, volunteering as a

Company Advisor, or speaking about their perspective on business. The 2008 PFEW

program will be held at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA during July and August.

For further details contact the PFEW office at 814-833-9576 or visit www.pfew.org.


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Chamber Expo Booths Available

The West Shore Chamber has the reputation of hosting one of the most successful

business expos in the region. Each year more than 1,100 business people attend the

tradeshow at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center on the first

Thursday in October.

When the 2007 exhibitors were asked if they plan to participate in the 2008

Business and Industry Night, the response was a resounding “yes”:

“Attendance was outstanding and we were able to continue spreading the word

about Goodwill and our business services,” said Andrew Barlup of Goodwill Industries

Keystone Area.

“I tell everyone this is the best expo and we do several each year. (At Business and

Industry Night) we always receive the most serious leads,” said Tricia Heisey of Belco

Community Credit Union.

Reservations are now available for the next Business and Industry Night which

will take place on October 2, 2008, at the Radisson Penn Harris from 3 to 7 p.m.

Exhibit booths are $600 and include 4 tickets to the event, electricity, a table and two

chairs. The show has sold out for the past three years and there is always a waiting

list of members looking to exhibit at the best business-to-business networking event

of the year. To reserve your booth, email events@wschamber.org or contact Tammy

McCrae at 761-0702 for more information.

Monthly Mailer Gets Facelift

The Chamber is proud to announce the redesign of ChamberPAK as Member to

Member Connections. The New Member to Member Connections yields many new

and exciting changes for everyone. A monthly drawing in each edition gives recipients

the chance to win great prizes, the first of which is $100.

Member to Member Connections is mailed to all Chamber members, and is

exclusive by industry type. By limiting each mailing to only one piece per business

category, Member to Member Connections assures that businesses are exclusively

showcased to potential customers. A maximum of

15 flyers are accepted per mailing on a first-come,

first-serve basis.

At $350 per mailing, this is one of the most

affordable options that Chamber members have

to send their promotional flyer to the entire

membership. For more information about

Member to Member Connections contact

Tammy McCrae at 761-0702 today or register

online at www.wschamber.org.

Pennoni Associates announces

that Larry Bankert, P.E., PTOE, has

been promoted to Mechanicsburg

Transportation Division Manager.

Allenberry Resort Inn &

Playhouse presents “Smoke on the

Mountain Homecoming”, April 30 – June

1. For more info or tickets visit www.

allenberry.com.

Budding Co. invites you to visit their

online store at www.buddingco.com for

any hardscaping needs.

Cedar Cliff Subway can meet

catering needs with a large selection of

platters and lunch boxes. For info on

fundraising programs call Kathy George

at 418-7345 or visit the new website at

www.cedarcliffsubway.com.

Anne Deeter Gallaher Marketing

Communications has become the

Deeter Gallaher Group LLC. Marisa

S. Corser has joined the business as

communications strategist.

Wendt Partners, has moved to

a new 1,460 sq. ft. office located

in the PANPHA building at 1100

Bent Creek Boulevard, Suite 102 in

Mechanicsburg.

Bill Gladstone of NAI CIR

represented Wendt Partners, and Laura

Martin of Latus Commercial Realty

represented PANPHA, the building

owner. Wendt Partners is also opening

a second office in Washington, D.C. in

May.

60 Years Ago

• Unemployment was 3.9%.

• New York’s Idlewild Airport opens

(renamed JFK Airport in 1963).

• The cost of a house averaged

$13,500.

Information at your fingertips!

www.wschamber.org

• The Deutsche Mark becomes

official currency of the future

Federal Republic of Germany.


Inspiring Business

West Shore Chamber of Commerce

4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

www.wschamber.org

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Connections is published monthly by the

West Shore Chamber of Commerce,

4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Phone: (717) 761-0702 ⏐ Fax: (717) 761-4315

Email: wschamber@wschamber.org

Website: www.wschamber.org

Chick Zoll, Chair

Bill DeVore, Vice Chair

Bob Saline, Vice Chair

Jennifer Buehler, Vice Chair

Andrea Dietz, Vice Chair

Aaron Grumbling, Treasurer

Kerwin Stetler, Past Chair

Ed Messner (L) and Member

Mentor, Sean Kelly (R) of

Next Generation Solutions,

Inc, welcome a perspective

member, Paul Miller of CNS

Technologies, to the March

Mixer at Commerce Bank

that was held on March 11.

D I R E C T O R S

H. Leslie Bishop

Crystal Clark, Esq.

Donna Davidson

Joe Farrell

Chris Frampton

Rhonda Hebbard

Tony Hutcheson

Robert Lauriello, PE

Rick LaVanture

Jim McGraw

Diann Roffe

Bruce Seagrist

Tammy Shearer

Phil Shenk

Kipp Stecher

Edward M. Messner, President & CEO

Tammy McCrae, Editor

Contributing Writers: Sandy Allison, Mary

Clayton, and Leigh-Ann Reitze

Chamber members lent their support to the management team at The Grille of

Hampden for their ribbon cutting on March 24.

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