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Five Ways to Make the

Chamber Golf Outing

Work for You

Hello From the 2013

PR & M Committee

New Members

Jr. Leadership Class of

2013 Graduates 30

Apr

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The Newsletter of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce

AAA Central Penn celebrated a groundbreaking

ceremony for their new location at 4680 East

Trindle Road in Camp Hill.

Rhonda Hebbard of Hooplas, Etc., Susan Fotos

of Higashi Jewelry & Eyewear, and George Book,

President & CEO of the West Shore Chamber of

Commerce paused for a photo at the February

Networking Mixer.

April 10

Taste of the Chamber

April 23

April Evening Networking Mixer

April 24

Business Women’s Forum

April 30

April Afternoon Networking Mixer

Come Sample The Best

Our Culinary Members Have to Offer!

Would you like to experience a variety of

amazing food while enjoying networking

with over 400 people Then you won’t

want to miss the second annual Taste of

the Chamber on Wednesday, April 10 from

4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sun Motor Cars BMW

in Mechanicsburg. This event features

hospitality, catering, and restaurant members of the West Shore

Chamber of Commerce who will provide samples of their best dishes.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit West Shore Chamber non-profit members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and Keystone Human Services.

Participants to date include:

Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse

Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar

Buffalo Wild Wings

Chick-fil-A

Coakley’s Resturant & Irish Pub

Coffee Time, LLC

Cumberland Perry AVTS

Edible Arrangements

Flagship Catering Center

Flinchy’s

Food Presents

Froyos-the frozen yogurt place

Isaac’s Deli

Kessler’s Inc.

Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West

Sir D’s Catering

Visaggio’s

What If West

This event is open to the public, and tickets are available for $25/person. Bring your

family, co-workers, and friends! To order tickets visit www.wschamber.org or call the office

at 761-0702. This event is only open to ticket holders. Ticket sales close on April 5 at noon.

Sponsored by:

Inspiring Business


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Business Spotlight

What services or products does your

business offer

Hair, nails, waxing, makeup, massage, body

treatments, and skin care. Our products are

of the highest quality.

How does your business separate itself

from your competition

Full service salon, day spa, and barbershop

in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.

How do you see your business growing in

the future

Perhaps offering new services, and continuing

with our advanced education for employees.

How does your business get involved in the

community

We give back to the community via

fundraisers, silent auction items, and

providing free services to organizations that

have people that need them or need help.

How long has your business been a member

of the Chamber

Almost eight years.

How has Chamber membership been

beneficial to your business

It has really helped to grow the business and

meet some great people. The Chamber has

been a huge asset for our business.

The Chamber’s Public Relations & Marketing

Committee has created the Business Spotlight

to highlight member companies via business

card drawings at a Chamber event.

Five Ways to Make the Chamber

Golf Outing Work for You

Over the past few months, the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Golf Committee

has been diligently planning this year’s Annual Golf Outing, which will take place

on Monday, May 6 at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill. The Chamber’s

outing provides you the opportunity to enjoy a fun day outside of the office in a

setting with other business professionals. So, how can you make the Chamber’s

Golf Outing work for you

• Employee Development - A day out of the office is a great way to build office

morale. Since the Chamber’s outing is a four-person scramble, it can provide teambuilding

as employees compete as a team for first place. Have you considered

rewarding top employees with registrations to the outing

• Networking - Businesses of all sizes can use the outing as a valuable networking

tool. A great way to do this is to ask to have your employees placed in random

foursomes.

• Customer Appreciation - Show your customers and clients that you appreciate

them with a great day on the course. They will appreciate the thought and can

benefit from the added networking.

• Vendor Development - Most businesses need something from a supplier.

Building relationships with your vendors is a great way to make sure you get the

best quality products and services.

• Marketing - The Chamber’s outing provides a superior method of getting

your message to potential customers. Golf sponsorships give your business great

visibility and start as low as $50. If you are interested in a sponsorship, call Melissa

Anderson at 761-0702 for more information.

Visit the events calendar at www.wschamber.org to register to attend the

Chamber’s Annual Golf Outing today! It is $165 per golfer and includes cart, greens

fee, lunch, and dinner. We’re sure you’ll have a great afternoon with the West Shore

Chamber, so sign up today. Thank you to tournament sponsor, Orrstown Bank for

helping to make this event possible.

A Special Thanks to

Members on a Mission’ Volunteers

The West Shore Chamber would like to thank the

Members on a Mission’ volunteers for delivering a

huge portion of the 2013 Membership Directories.

Many of the volunteers were able to make personal

contact with fellow members and build or establish

relationships.

The Chamber would also like to thank

the following members for advertising in this

year’s Directory: Capital BlueCross; Computer

Information Systems, Inc.; digital Planet; F&M

Trust; Graphcom Inc.; Holy Spirit Health System;

Klinger & Associates, P.C.; Konhaus Marketing

& Communications; Latsha Davis & McKenna;

Orrstown Bank; SECCO; Tastemakers; and Visiting Nurse

Association of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. & Crossings Hospice of the VNA.

A special thanks to Graphcom Inc. for the design and printing of the 2013 Membership

Directory, as well as all of the members who provided testimonials.

If you haven’t received your complimentary copy of the 2013 Membership

Directory, stop by the West Shore Chamber’s office located at 4211 Trindle Road,

Photo Camp by Camera Hill. Office Boxhours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. An online

search of the membership directory is also available at www.wschamber.org.


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Board of Directors Update

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome the newest member of

our Board of Directors, Jason Holland of Travel Simplicity. Travel Simplicity has been

a member of the West Shore Chamber since 2011, and is a boutique travel planning

company, which specializes in personally tailoring vacations for individuals, families,

and businesses.

Jason has been an active member of the West Shore Chamber by participating

in ChamberConnects, the Golf and Women in Business Roundtable Committees,

Members on a Mission directory delivery, and by exhibiting at Business & Industry

Night. You may also notice Jason at Chamber events, taking pictures and mingling

with the crowd.

Jason states, “I am grateful to represent Travel Simplicity, other small businesses,

and fellow members as a director with the West Shore Chamber of Commerce. I

look forward to serving and helping along-side so many respected members and am

honored to be counted among such esteemed colleagues. Most of all, I appreciate the

integrity and values the Board stands for, which I can and will support wholeheartedly.

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.”

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to introduce yourself to

Jason and the other new board members, as they are now a part of the Chamber’s

leadership.

Register Today for the

Cinco de Mayo Regional Mixer Fiesta

Spice up your networking at the festive Cinco de Mayo Mixer Fiesta with members

of multiple chambers of commerce. This annual mixer will take place on Thursday,

May 2, at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University, located at 500 Newburg

Road in Shippensburg. Last year’s event brought more than 500 business people

from the area together to enjoy networking, ethnic food, and mixing with members

from the following Chambers: Carlisle Area, Chambersburg, Greencastle-Antrim,

Harrisburg Regional, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Shippensburg

Area, Waynesboro Area, and West Shore in addition to Cumberland Area Economic

Development Corp. and Shippensburg University. To R.S.V.P. for the event, call 532-

5509 or email chamber@ship.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Many sponsorships include the

opportunity to have a table to promote your business to attendees. If you are interested

in becoming a sponsor or to make a door prize donation, contact Doug Harmon at

264-7101 ext. 202.

NEW!

PIG

ROAST

5 th Annual

Cinco de Mayo

Regional Mixer Fiesta

Thursday, May 2, 2013

5:00 – 7:30 pm

The Conference Center at Shippensburg University

(500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg)

R.S.V.P. to 717.532.5509 or chamber@shippensburg.org

The bolded businesses in Business News

are Chamber members. If you would like to

submit business news, send your 30-word

announcement to businessnews@wschamber.

org by the first Friday of every month.

F&M Trust announces the following: Steven

R. Gormont has joined the bank as a Credit

Recovery Officer; and Christina L. Yoder,

Training and Development Officer, has been

named the “Woman to Watch” in the Central

Penn Business Journal’s 2013 Women of

Influence awards.

The JFC Staffing Companies announces

it has been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of

Staffing Client list.

Belco Community Credit Union will

host its Annual Meeting & Membership Gala

on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 5:15pm at

the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg.

U.S. Army Heritage and Education

Center announces the following: cancellation

of the 2013 Army Heritage Days due to

budgetary restrictions; a World War II era

B-24 Liberator Bomber signed by veterans

of the 44 th Bomb Group, an M-4 Sherman

Tank, and a King Tiger German Panzer will

all be on display at the U.S. Army Heritage

and Education Center; and has been officially

recognized by the Department of Defense as a

commemorative partner in the United States

of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

United Way of the Capital Region

honored Brown Shultz Sheridan &

Fritz, CPAs with theBest Special Event”

award for its September 2012 Indoor Mini

Golf Tournament held in the Camp Hill office.

Pyramid Construction Services, Inc.

announces new hire Michael P. McKay as an

Estimator/Project Manager.

The Foundation for Enhancing

Communities (TFEC) is currently accepting

proposals for grants available through The

Kids Trust. Applications must be submitted

through TFEC’s online application system and

are due April 12. Visit www.tfec.org to learn

how to apply and review the grant guidelines.

717 Studios LLC., announces new hire

Michael Kress to fill the position of Account

Executive.

Patient First announces the expansion

of its urgent and primary care services in

Pennsylvania with the opening of a new

medical center in Lancaster.

The Members of Smith Elliott Kearns &

Company, LLC are pleased to announce

the following promotions effective January

1, 2013: Jill L. Bachtell; Mark A. Hill; Brooke


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A. Murphy, EA; and William H. Souders, CPA,

were promoted from Senior Associate to

Supervisor; Erin Shoop, CPA was promoted

from Staff Associate to Senior Associate;

Mandy L. Walls was promoted from Support

Accountant to Staff Associate; and Kelley R.

Merris was promoted from Support Accountant

to Supervising Accountant.

Leadership Cumberland is holding

‘Nonprofit Connects: A Toolbox of Resources

& Solutions’ on April 10 at Army Heritage

Education Center starting at 9:00 a.m. The

cost to attend is $10/person. Contact director@

leadershipcumberland.org to sign up.

AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union is

holding its 9 th Annual Charity Golf Outing to

benefit Uplifting Athletes on Monday, June

10 at the Carlisle Country Club. Visit www.

americhoice.org/golf for event information.

The Pride of the Susquehanna will

be celebrating its 25 th Anniversary season

of service and fun in 2013! Support our

community service mission by checking out

HarrisburgRiverboat.com for all of our many

fun & unique cruise events. From music and

pirates, to wine & wings, to dinner & Murder

Mysteries, we have it all!

Recently celebrating their one year anniversary,

Synergy HomeCare of Mid Penn is

pleased to announce they have qualified,

trained, and hired 18 caregivers during the first

quarter of 2013.

SF&Company, CPAs and Business

Advisors, announces the following: Amanda

K. M. Smith, CPA, and Joseph R. Bentz, CPA,

have achieved the designation of Certified

Public Accountant; new hire Karen L. Choukas,

Administrative Assistant; and Wesley G. Beppler

and Nicholas L. Shearer are working as interns.

RLS Construction Group of Carroll

Township has been selected by National

Recovery Agency to design and complete tenant

improvements in Mechanicsburg, PA for The

Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC).

This newly constructed space will be used for

CPARC’s Life Time Adult Day Care program.

Completion is scheduled for May 2013.

Happy Spring from Radle Electric with this

friendly reminder to change the batteries in

your smoke detectors every Spring and Fall.

The National Fire and Protection Association

reports that 3,000 people die in home fires each

year. In homes with smoke detectors, more than

half were not working properly. Keep yours

working with twice-a-year new batteries, and

replace your smoke detectors every 10 years.

The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

is hosting its annual dinner on Wednesday,

April (Continued 24 at 6 p.m. at on the next Church page) of the Brethren,

301 Gale St., Mechanicsburg. Get tickets at

Hello From the 2013 Public Relations

& Marketing Committee

Letter from the Public Relations & Marketing Committee Chair, Kristin Hundley &

Vice-Chair, Sarah Barr

The Chamber’s Public Relations & Marketing

Committee has been excited to begin 2013

with a newfound enthusiasm for promoting

all-things West Shore Chamber. Our focus

throughout 2013, and beyond, is to continually

and effectively promote the West Shore

Chamber of Commerce as a whole, its events,

mission and community involvement, but

most importantly, its membership.

The West Shore Chamber’s Facebook

and LinkedIn sites have generated interesting

and informative topics of conversation as

well as bits of information that promote our

members within the Chamber and to non-members as well. We encourage everyone

to “like” and “link” to the West Shore Chamber’s social media pages for a quick, nocost

way to tell your company’s story.

In addition, we have turned to the Public Relations & Marketing Committee

members to be more than idea-generators. Each committee member has been

tasked to get involved by writing articles regarding information that membership

will find beneficial to their business, to regularly post on our social media sites,

and continually look for information that will be of value to West Shore Chamber

members. We’ve asked the committee to reach out to other members who may be

interested in joining the committee and those that have expertise in the marketing

and communications fields. As a result, we’ve gained five new members last month,

and expect our committee to grow even more.

We have attended meetings of the other West Shore Chamber committees to

introduce ourselves and learn more about their mission so we can help promote their

initiatives. In turn, we share what we’ve learned with the Public Relations & Marketing

Committee so all of our committee members have a better understanding of each of

the other committee’s goals.

We encourage every West Shore Chamber member to reach out to us with

interesting facts about your business. We want to tell the community about our

membership and keep the West Shore Chamber of Commerce consistently in

the public eye. When done successfully, we can promote our members and gain

new ones. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact the

Public Relations & Marketing Committee Chair, Kristin Hundley of Graphcom

Inc. (khundley@graphcom.com), Vice-Chair, Sarah Barr of Konhaus Marketing &

Communications (sarah@konhaus.com), or Chamber Communications Director,

Jorden Smith (jorden@wschamber.org).

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Group on LinkedIn


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Have You Registered Yet Find Out Why

Women Call This Event a “Must See”!

Do you have a product or service to

market to women Or would you like to

network with other women professionals

If yes, then you can’t afford to miss the 19 th

annual Business Women’s Forum. This

year’s event will take place on Wednesday,

April 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill.

Business Women’s Forum (BWF) is the largest one-day professional development

conference for women in the central Pennsylvania region. This event is hosted by

the Greater Carlisle Area and West Shore Chambers of Commerce. Our mission is

to provide opportunities for business women of all professional levels to network,

create business contacts, and develop additional leadership skills in a motivational

and supportive environment.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Kimberly Schaller, Executive Vice President

with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. Ms. Schaller will be discussing the women’s

movement and the exciting direction that it’s headed.

Women who attend BWF have the opportunity to network with other women

from a variety of backgrounds and organizations. They get the chance to develop their

professional skills as well as gain personal growth in a variety of other areas, such

as work/life balance, health and wellness, and business. Because the event allows

women to rejuvenate and reinvent themselves professionally, socially, and personally,

attendees consider this event a “must” and return year after year.

Register to attend at www.businesswomensforum.com. Thank you to main sponsor

Holy Spirit Health System for helping to make this event possible.

New Members

The following new members were approved by the Chamber’s Board of Directors at

its March meeting. Thank you to the following for their membership referrals: Bill

Houck, Houck Printing Company.

Congnetti and Associates

Pam Simok

3304 Market St

Camp Hill, PA 17011

(717) 909-4060

Attorneys

DSW

Patrick Thomas

3439 Capital City Mall Dr

Camp Hill, PA 17011

(717) 303-5483

Retail

www.dsw.com

The Eiger Group

Scott Cole

(717) 856-1453

Financial Services

www.theeigergroup.com

Safe Harbour, Inc.

Wendell Hollinger

102 W. High St

Carlisle, PA 17013

(717) 249-2200

Non-Profit

www.safeharbour.org

Troy Roth

(717) 580-0924

Individual

What good is

marketing if you’re not

hitting your target

Call us to see

how we can help!

Konhaus Marketing & Communications

731-9456 • Konhaus.com

the Simpson Library for $18. Speaker is Tanya

Foster from WHP CBS21/CW15.

Central Penn Business Journal will

be honoring twenty-eight local women for

their outstanding leadership, integrity, and

accomplishments at the Women of Influence

awards on Monday, May 13, from 11:00 a.m. –

2:00 p.m. at Hilton Harrisburg.

Blueberries & books! It’s time to order your

fresh New Jersey blueberries to benefit the

Cleve J. Fredricksen Library. A 10 lb. box

is just $30. Go to www.fredricksenlibrary.org

or call 761-3900 ext. 244.

Graphcom Creative was recently

recognized for their creativity and design by

the American Advertising Federation of Greater

Frederick, bringing home seven gold awards,

one silver, and one judge’s choice award for

the annual event that was held on February

23; and they welcome new team members

Joyce Kutzner, account manager and Bonnie

Schilling, director of client engagement.

Art Campbell of Campbell Commercial

Real Estate, Inc. represented parties in the

following transactions: RSR Auction Company

has leased the 8,000 sq. ft. building at 915

State Street, Lemoyne; Gibraltar IT, LLC has

leased office space at 2 Market Plaza Way,

Mechanicsburg; and Rob Reed of RSR Auction

Company will have an auction gallery handling

both specialty auctions and sales of antiques,

collectibles and estate sales, in addition to

business liquidations.

Join Cordier Antiques & Fine Art every

Wednesday from noon until 6:00 p.m. for their

Open Appraisal Day to receive free verbal

auction estimates for your items. Drop ins are

welcome, or call Melanie at 731-8662 to set an

appointment.

Holy Spirit Occupational Health is

hosting an open house for all Human Resource

and Safety Professionals. The open house will

be held on Thursday, May 9, from 3-6 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. Holy Spirit

Occupational/Travel Health is located in the

Medical Arts Building at 890 Poplar Church

Road in Camp Hill. For more information, call

Jeanna Som at 972-4343.

Goodwill Keystone Area invites you to

Community Shred Day on April 13 from 8:00

a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hampden Center Parking

Lot, 4881 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg. Shred

your sensitive documents for just $5/box or

bag. For more information call 525-6202 or visit

www.goodwillshreds.org.

Five dancers from the area will be

representing the McGinley School of Irish

Dance by competing in the CRN Irish Open

Championships in Dublin, Ireland on May

3 - 6. Best Wishes to the McGinley School of

Irish Dance!


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Junior Leadership Class of 2013 Graduates Thirty Students

On March 8, the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Foundation held its graduation for the Junior Leadership Class of 2013. The event

was hosted by the Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West and began with a served breakfast followed by the graduation ceremony. The

graduating class was made up of 30 students from the following school districts:

Big Springs – Megan Carr, Victoria Keener, Abigail McCrea, Richard Monahan

Camp Hill – Christopher Davis, Jacqueline Llewellyn

Cedar Cliff – Hailey Clark, Samantha Glancey, Mark Kaercher, Yiannis Mallios, Joon Park, Ellen Savastio, Leo Van Buskirk

Cumberland Valley – Kalkini Durai, Travis Gehr, Krishna Gnanavel, Anant Gupta, Hali McKinley Lester, Seth Murphy-Sweet, David

Nesmith, Teena Pandey, Aishwarya Singh

Home School – Liam Handley

Mechanicsburg Area – David Kutz, Madison Lutz, Tyler McCabe, Hayley Murdough, Kaci Shay, Katherine Shindle

Susquenita – Amanda Harvat

Mark Kaercher from Cedar Cliff High School, spoke about his Junior Leadership experience and what it means to be a leader in

today’s society. Mark stated, “A leader must be able to get every member of his/her team on the same page. One of the things that we

learned in the Junior Leadership program was that people have varying styles of communication.” Krishna Gnanavel, Cumberland

Valley High School, spoke about the class’s community service project at New Hope Ministries. Krishna stated, “Understanding and

seeing the influence we made in the community is truly a rewarding experience.”

Keynote speaker Scott Shirley, Executive Director, Uplifting Athletes, shared his insights on leadership and how he built Uplifting

Athletes, a national charitable organization whose mission is to raise money and awareness for rare disease research. Scott’s message

was inspirational and thought-provoking for everyone in attendance.

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce Foundation would like to thank sponsors, hosts, speakers and volunteers for their support

of the students throughout the 2012-2013 Junior Leadership program. Thank you sponsors: Chick-fil-A; Classic Drycleaners and

Laundromats; Herr’s; Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West; Rotary Club of West Shore; and Wells Fargo Advisors. Thank you hosts:

Cornerstone Adminisystems Inc.; Naval Support Activity; New

Hope Ministries; The Communication Gym; and The Patriot

News. Thank you speakers: Rick Gurba, digital Planet; Dr.

Dilip Abayasekara, Dr. Dilip, LLC; Jim Carchidi, JFC Staffing

Companies; Ananda Brigaman, Metro Bank; Natalie Neyer,

Metro Bank; Captain James Smart, Naval Support Activity;

Molly Helmstetter, New Hope Ministries; Eric Saunders, New

Hope Ministries; Dale Fallon, The Communication Gym; Susan

Anthony, The Patriot News; Dr. Rita Girondi, Training Masters

Inc. Thank you volunteers: Kim Dietrich, Benecard PBF;

Jennifer Hipp, Esquire, Bogar & Hipp Law Office; Rick Gurba,

digital Planet; Molly Helmstetter, New Hope Ministries; Karen

Maydick, Northland Securities; Erin Schutter, The Kilmer

Group; and Amanda Welker, Central Penn College.

The Foundation is currently reviewing student applications

for the Class of 2013-2014, which will commence in September.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the five student sessions.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or facilitator and

working with the new class of students, contact Leigh-Ann

Reitze at 761-0702 or leigh-ann@wschamber.org.

(from L to R) (back row) Keynote Speaker Scott Shirley, Uplifting Athletes;

Mark Kaercher, Cedar Cliff High School; Krishna Gnanavel, Cumberland

Valley High School; George Book, President & CEO of the West Shore

Chamber of Commerce; (front row) Jennifer Hipp, Bogar & Hipp Law

Office and West Shore Chamber Foundation Chair; Erin Schutter, The

Kilmer Group and Education Committee Vice-Chair; Kim Dietrich,

Benecard, PBF and Education Committee Chair.

Thirty students from the Junior

Leadership program graduated on

March 8 at the Park Inn by Radisson

Harrisburg West.


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Member Renewals

Thank you to the following members who continued their support of the business community by recently renewing their annual

membership investment.

60+ years

Rolling Green Cemetery Co.

20 - 29 years

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

10 - 19 years

Bethany Village

Department of PA DAV

First National Bank

James B. Murdoch Insurance Group Inc.

Janney Montgomery Scott Inc.

Messiah Lifeways

Odessa Design, Inc.

Red Lobster

Sovereign Bank - 32nd St. Camp Hill

The VitalLink Consulting Agency

5 - 9 years

Central Penn Networkers

Classical Academic Press

Intrada Technologies

Keystone Apple Inc.

Kline’s Quality Mowing & Landscaping Inc.

Launching Lives, LLC

LegalShield Inc.

PA House of Representatives

Special Event Emergency Medical Services Inc.

1 - 4 years

A.P. Williams Inc.

AAA Central Penn

Busy Bee Embroidery

PA Careerlink Cumberland County

Sales4You

The Eiger Group

C O M M I T T E E N E W S

The Golf Committee would like to encourage members to donate door prizes for the Annual Spring Golf Outing at the West Shore

Country Club on May 6. This is a beautiful course and by donating a door prize, your business will have great visibility.

The Women in Business Roundtable Committee is putting the finishing touches on the Taste of the Chamber coming up on April

10. They are thrilled to have selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and Keystone Human Services to receive a portion of

the event proceeds.

The Program Committee would like to remind members that proposals from Chamber members wishing to organize, host, execute

a program, event or speaker are due on April 5. The Request for Proposal (RFP) application can be found on the Chamber website, www.

wschamber.org.

The Business & Industry Night Committee is busy planning the 2013 event scheduled for October 3. This year’s theme is Super

Heroes. What will you come up with for your booth

The Education Committee would like to recognize the 35 th year of Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week. If you are interested in finding

out more about supporting students in our area, visit www.pfew.org. The committee would also like to congratulate the thirty students who

graduated from the Junior Leadership program on March 8 and is looking forward to reviewing the 2014 Junior Leadership applications.

The Public Relations & Marketing Committee encourages you to submit your business news each month to businessnews@

wschamber.org.

The Non-Profit Committee is looking for both non-profit and for-profit businesses to join them each month at their committee

meetings to help discuss ideas and ways that both types of businesses can benefit by working together. The committee meets the fourth

Tuesday of every month at noon in the Chamber boardroom.

The Membership Committee is looking for volunteers to make membership retention calls and visits. If you are interested in reaching

out to fellow members, contact Chris Gehr at 761-0702 or chris@wschamber.org.

The Chamber’s referral exchange groups, ChamberConnects (CC), meet twice a month. The meeting times for each group are: CC

1 – 2 nd & 4 th Tuesday of each month, 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the WS Chamber Boardroom; CC 2 – 2 nd & 4 th Wednesday of each month, 7:30-8:30

a.m. in the WS Chamber Boardroom; CC 3 – 2 nd & 4 th Friday of each month, 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the WS Chamber Boardroom; CC 4 – 2 nd & 4 th

Tuesday of each month 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the WS Chamber Boardroom; CC East – 2 nd & 4 th Thursday of each month, 7:45-8:45 a.m. at Comcast

Spotlight, 441 Friendship Rd., Ste. 100, Harrisburg. If you are interested in joining one of the groups, email chris@wschamber.org.

WEST SHORE CHAMBER DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

Business News: Don’t forget to send your 30-word business news to businessnews@wschamber.org by the first Friday of every

month to be included in the next month’s issue. (Issue: May; Deadline: April 5)

ChamberPAK: Make sure your ChamberPAK flyers are delivered to SSS Printing by the first Friday of every month to be included

in the next month’s issue. (Issue: May; Deadline: April 5)


Inspiring Business

West Shore Chamber of Commerce

4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

www.wschamber.org

N E W S L E T T E R

Connections is published monthly by the West Shore

Chamber of Commerce, 4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill,

PA 17011. The Chamber reserves the right to edit and

evaluate all materials submitted for publication.

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

Email: wschamber@wschamber.org

Website: www.wschamber.org

D I R E C T O R S

Gary Scicchitano, Chairman of the Board

Larry Bashore, Vice Chair of Administration

Jennifer Hipp, Esq., Vice Chair of Community &

Economic Development

Tom McKee, Vice Chair of Member Services

Andrea Dietz, Vice Chair of Programs

Rhonda Hebbard, Vice Chair of Public Relations &

Marketing

Aaron Grumbling, Treasurer

Donna Davidson

Salvatore V. Fazzolari

Dr. William Harner

Jason Holland

Sam Jones

Geir Magnusson

Robert Manbeck

MaryAnne Nguyen

Cami Ressler

Erin Schutter

Kerwin Stetler

Lynn Stickler

Sue Stuart

Steve Thomas

George Book, Jr., President & CEO

Editor: Jorden Smith, Communications Director

U P C O M I N G E V E N T S

Members can register to attend Chamber events through the online Events Calendar

at www.wschamber.org.

4/10 – Taste of the Chamber, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sun Motor Cars BMW, 6691 Carlisle

Pike, Mechanicsburg – This event will feature local banquet facilities, catering and

restaurant members who will provide samples of their finest cuisine. A portion of the

event’s proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and Keystone

Human Services. Tickets are available for $25/person. Thank you to sponsors: Capital

BlueCross; F&M Trust; Holy Spirit Health System; SECCO; The Sentinel; and Sun Motor

Cars.

4/23 – April Evening Networking Mixer, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Integrity Bank,

3345 Market Street, Camp Hill – Join sponsor Integrity Bank at this free-to-attend

networking mixer. Mixers are a great opportunity to meet and socialize with local

business professionals from a variety of business sectors and build relationships with

new, prospective and current Chamber members. Attendees will have the opportunity

to win a VISA gift card courtesy of Integrity Bank.

4/24 – Business Women’s Forum, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Radisson Hotel

Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill – Business Women’s Forum (BWF) is

a day-long annual conference geared toward professional women. It is co-hosted by

the Greater Carlisle Area and the West Shore Chambers of Commerce in partnership

with Gettysburg Adams Area, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg Area and York County

Chambers of Commerce. For a schedule, exhibit information and to register, visit

www.businesswomensforum.com. Thank you to main sponsor Holy Spirit Health

System.

4/30 – April Afternoon Networking Mixer, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Metro Bank

Park, City Island, Harrisburg– The Harrisburg Senators invite you to come out to

the ballpark and see first-hand, the excitement in store for the 2013 season! Enjoy

stadium tours and the ability to check out all options the Harrisburg Senators’ provide.

Everyone attending will receive a door prize and there will be a raffle for a one night

luxury suite rental, a nightly dugout suite rental, 4 individual game Club Seats, a one

year radio ad, a group outing for 20, and 4 box vouchers. This event provides a great

opportunity to reach out to local organizations that can help your business grow.

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