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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.
Spring Golf Outing
PennDOT District 8-0 Update
May Networking Mixer
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 email@example.com 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.
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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
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,
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 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
• 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
• 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
Spring Golf Outing Promises a
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
email@example.com 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.
The CVVB is funded, along with
economic development, through a 2.5%
room tax. The Bureau therefore “belongs
to all of us as stakeholders” and is not a
dues based organization. Keller and her
staff will be working hard to bring tourist
Personalized Marketing Solutions
formerly TransAmerica Printing
3544 Old Gettysburg Rd. ~ Camp Hill, PA 17011
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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
email@example.com 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
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
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.
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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The following new members were approved and acknowledged by the Chamber’s Board
of Directors at their April meeting.
4392 Sturbridge Drive, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Atlas Roofing Corporation
817 Spangler Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011-5823
Brenner Nissan / Brenner Collision-
6271 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Community Networking Resources
202 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
L & A Advertising
3804 Brytton Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Robert Half International
4999 Louise Drive Suite 300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Select Security, Inc.
103 North 21st Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
State Farm, Tim Peiffer, Agent
1104 Carlisle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Stonehouse Auto Sales
429 Dark Hollow Road
Shermansdale, PA 17090
Pike Sports LLC
4713 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
WHYL 960 AM
1703 Walnut Bottom Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
6416 Carlisle Pike, 1000
Silver Spring Square
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Thank you to this month’s new member
sponsors: Paula Kostick, Victoria
Piscioneri and Chick Zoll.
Is your Company
Contact Leigh-Ann Reitze at
we can recognize you in
a future newsletter.
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
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.
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/
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.
Apparel will have a Spring/Summer
Trunk Show beginning May 12. Contact
Vickie Miles to see this beautiful
collection at 215-6955 or VAHMiles@
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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
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.
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
Camp Hill Forest Products offers
many solutions for gardening needs
including mulch and topsoil. Call 790-
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
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.
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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
Thomas C. Sunday Inc.
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
6 - 10 years
Awards & Beyond, Inc.
Eat’n Park - Harrisburg
Glenn E. Ressler, Inc.
Howard Hanna Realty
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
D. L. Heiges Electric Services, Inc.
East Coast Decorative Coating
Fine Art Photo, Inc.
Herd Chiropractic Clinic
MidAtlantic Automotive Aftermarket
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
“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 email@example.com 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,
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.
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
Anne Deeter Gallaher Marketing
Communications has become the
Deeter Gallaher Group LLC. Marisa
S. Corser has joined the business as
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
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
60 Years Ago
• Unemployment was 3.9%.
• New York’s Idlewild Airport opens
(renamed JFK Airport in 1963).
• The cost of a house averaged
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• The Deutsche Mark becomes
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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.
Robert Lauriello, PE
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.