Five Ways to Make the
Chamber Golf Outing
Work for You
Hello From the 2013
PR & M Committee
Jr. Leadership Class of
2013 Graduates 30
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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
Taste of the Chamber
April Evening Networking Mixer
Business Women’s Forum
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
Coakley’s Resturant & Irish Pub
Coffee Time, LLC
Cumberland Perry AVTS
Flagship Catering Center
Froyos-the frozen yogurt place
Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West
Sir D’s Catering
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.
What services or products does your
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
Perhaps offering new services, and continuing
with our advanced education for employees.
How does your business get involved in the
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
• 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
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.
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,
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 the “Best 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
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
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
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. (email@example.com), Vice-Chair, Sarah Barr of Konhaus Marketing &
Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Chamber Communications Director,
Jorden Smith (email@example.com).
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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.
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
3304 Market St
Camp Hill, PA 17011
3439 Capital City Mall Dr
Camp Hill, PA 17011
The Eiger Group
Safe Harbour, Inc.
102 W. High St
Carlisle, PA 17013
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Thank you to the following members who continued their support of the business community by recently renewing their annual
Rolling Green Cemetery Co.
20 - 29 years
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
10 - 19 years
Department of PA DAV
First National Bank
James B. Murdoch Insurance Group Inc.
Janney Montgomery Scott Inc.
Odessa Design, Inc.
Sovereign Bank - 32nd St. Camp Hill
The VitalLink Consulting Agency
5 - 9 years
Central Penn Networkers
Classical Academic Press
Keystone Apple Inc.
Kline’s Quality Mowing & Landscaping Inc.
Launching Lives, LLC
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
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.
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@
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST SHORE CHAMBER DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Business News: Don’t forget to send your 30-word business news to email@example.com 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)
West Shore Chamber of Commerce
4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
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
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 &
Tom McKee, Vice Chair of Member Services
Andrea Dietz, Vice Chair of Programs
Rhonda Hebbard, Vice Chair of Public Relations &
Aaron Grumbling, Treasurer
Salvatore V. Fazzolari
Dr. William Harner
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
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
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
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.