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Chamber WelcomesDevelopment DirectorBWF AnnouncesKeynote SpeakerNew MembersHealth InsuranceProgramMarch12P A G E 2P A G E 3P A G E 5P A G E 6The Newsletter of the West Shore Chamber of CommerceThe Chamber helped YTI Career Institutecelebrates the opening of its new Criminal Justice& First Response program on February 15.Will You Be At The FirstTaste of The Chamber?Experience the many flavors and cuisine West Shore Chamber of Commerce members haveto offer. The first annual Taste of the Chamber will be held on March 29 from 4:00 - 7:00p.m. at Sun Motor Cars Mercedes-Benz. Facility, catering and restaurant members willprovide samples of their best dishes for members and the community.A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Chamber members New Hope Ministriesand the United Methodist Home for Children. Attendees will experience a variety of culinarycuisine with sampling throughout the event. In addition to amazing food, attendees willenjoy the chance to win raffle prizes while networking with other community members.Great networking was had at the first A.M. EyeOpener. Steve Owings delivered a 30-secondcommercial for Parks Moving Companies afterhis business card was pulled.March 22Exit Planning SeminarMarch 27Afternoon MixerMarch 29Taste of the ChamberParticipants to date include:• Blue Ridge Country Club• Carlisle Country Club• Chick-fil-A• Coffee Time• Cornerstone Coffeehouse & Culinary Kitchen• Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg• Edible Arrangements• Flinchy’s• Hampton Inn Harrisburg - West• Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (Final Cut Steak House)• Isaac’s Deli• Kessler Foods• Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West• S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training• Sir D’s Catering• Water Provided by Classic Drycleaners and LaundromatsTickets are available for $25/person. Please call the Chamber office at 761-0702 orstop in to purchase your tickets. This event is open to ticketholders only. Ticket salesclose on March 26 at noon.Sponsors:Inspiring BusinessMARCH NEWSLETTER SPONSORWELLS FARGO INSURANCE SERVICES


2Business & IndustryNight CommitteeAnnounces2012 Theme:Work YourMagicThe Chamber’s Business & IndustryNight Committee invites you to “WorkYour Magic” at the West Shore Chamberof Commerce’s 62nd Annual Business &Industry Night 2012! Join us on Thursday,October 4 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at theRadisson Hotel Harrisburg for this magicalbusiness celebration and enjoy the benefitsthat this annual event has to offer: greatexposure; top notch hors d’oeuvres; andwall-to-wall networking.Business & Industry Night is theChamber’s largest event, drawing hundredsof attendees and providing exhibitorswith incredible exposure to the region’sbusiness community. This themed tradeshow provides members the opportunityto showcase their products and services byparticipating as an exhibitor. The cost toexhibit is discounted at $575 before June30 and $625 after. The rate for a nonprofit501(c) (3)’s reserve $400. A 50% depositis required to hold an exhibit space. Thebalance of the exhibit fee is due August31. For more information or to reserveyour exhibit space, call Leigh-Ann Reitzeat 761-0702 today.Business & Industry Night 2012is sponsored by AmeriChoice FederalCredit Union, Capital BlueCross, CentralPenn Business Journal, WHP 580 andWHP CBS 2.Junior Leadership Central PA StudentsExperience Grantmaking FirsthandThe West Shore Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Junior Leadership CentralPA Program (JLP) is designed for high school students in their junior year. Theprogram was established to familiarize young leaders with the various elements thatform a strong and dynamic community and to help them develop leadership skills.One aspect of the curriculum acquaints the participants with community needs,opportunities, challenges and resources. This year’s class has formulated a GrantProgram for local nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) status. The JLP strives to fund projectsthat will have the greatest impact on the quality of life and positive outcomes forindividuals and families living in central PA. The grant award amount is up to $750.Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a mini-grant are encouragedto contact Kimberly Arthur-Tressler at kimberly@wschamber.org or 761-0702 foradditional information. Applicants will be asked to submit a Grant Summary,Narrative and Budget Worksheet. All applications are due no later than March 7, 2012.Grants will be presented during the Junior Leadership students’ morning graduationprogram on May 2, 2012.Chamber Welcomes Development DirectorIn January, the Chamber welcomed Kimberly Arthur-Tressler as DevelopmentDirector. Kimberly accepted the position because she believes in helping ourlocal businesses to succeed by providing education and support for their growthand expansion. “Providing resources for our Chamber members, as well as otherbusinesses in our community, assists in furthering economic development and publicconfidence in our region.”Kimberly noted that one of the best membership benefits is our ChamberAdvantage Health Insurance program. Health insurance, as well as other employeebenefits, is offered to our members through our partnership with Wells FargoInsurance Services. “The cost of providing health insurance for employees is one ofthe largest expenses for many companies. If our members perform due diligence oncost comparison now, they may save money on that expense in the upcoming year”,she stated.As the Development Director, Kimberly will manage West Shore Chamber ofCommerce Foundation initiatives and educational programs, as well as the ChamberAdvantage membership benefits programs.Please feel free to contact Kimberly to learn more about the Foundation andChamber Advantage offerings by phoning her at 761-0702 or emailing kimberly@wschamber.org.Swap Your Card to Double Your Business PlusThe Chamber is proud to be partnering with the Central Penn Business Journal(CPBJ) by holding a Swap Your Card to Double Your Business Plus event during SmallBusiness Week. This event has a small business focus and will take place on May 22from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill.Swap Your Card to Double Your Business Plus will shake up the normal meetand-greetwith a small business twist. Attendees will submit two business cards atregistration. During a networking presentation, the cards will be mixed and eachattendee will receive two business cards. Participants will then work the room insearch of the people that match the business cards, while networking with othersalong the way.The “Plus” in Swap Your Card to Double Your Business Plus is the addition ofsmall business focused exhibitors, who will not only participate in the activity, butwill have materials and information on business products and services that can helpgrow any small business. If your business is interested in exhibiting, call Leigh-AnnReitze at 761-0702 for more information. Exhibitor tables are $50 and space is limited.Thank you to event sponsor Radisson Hotel Harrisburg.


3BWF Announces Areva Martinas Keynote SpeakerAreva Martin, award winning attorney, author, speaker andtelevision personality, will be the Keynote Speaker at BusinessWomen’s Forum on April 26 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg inCamp Hill. Known to audiences across the country from her regularappearances on The Dr. Phil Show and The Balancing Act, as well asstops at The CBS Early Show, Fox News and other national shows,Areva is one of television’s most in-demand legal experts/analysts.Areva’s keynote, “Freedom to Breathe”, will take attendees ona brief tour of women’s historical role as caregivers and helpers tothe present day, where, although they live in a society that legallyempowers them, most women still remain in the background, un-empowered andstruggling. Participants will leave with a game plan to put themselves on the playingboard and win. This upbeat seminar will have women rising to affirm their power -enthusiastically and unconditionally!BWF is jointly hosted by the Greater Carlisle Area, Harrisburg Regional, and WestShore Chambers of Commerce. The cost to attend Business Women’s Forum is $130/Chamber member and $290/non-member. This fee includes access to breakoutsessions, the tradeshow, and a seat at the keynote luncheon complete with an entrée,dessert, and beverage. To qualify for the Chamber member rate, your organizationmust be a member in good standing with a Chamber of Commerce in our region. Toregister, visit www.businesswomensforum.com today. The Business Women’s Forumis sponsored by Members 1st.Golf Committee Announces This Year’s OutingThe West Shore Chamber Golf Committee is pleased to announce that it will holdits annual outing at Blue Ridge Country Club on Thursday, May 10. This outing willpro vide the perfect atmosphere to entertain clients, network with Chamber membersand have a beautiful day out of the office while supporting your Chamber. The costto attend is $150 per golfer and includes a networking lunch, 18 holes of golf andan awards dinner. Once again, golfers who register prior to April 10 will receive a10% discount.Sponsorship opportunities for businesses of all sizes and budgets are currentlyavailable. Be there and be seen! Sign up for any exclusive sponsorship (starting at$1,000) and receive up to four complimentary registrations and exclusive signageand display opportunities. Available exclusive sponsorships include: HospitalitySponsor, Gift Sponsor, Photo Sponsor, Hole-in-One Sponsor, Beverage Sponsor, BagSponsor and Games Sponsor. Thank you to Tournament Sponsor Orrstown Bank.Additional sponsorshipopportunities are available to enableyour business to purchase low-costadvertising. The Bag Insert Sponsorshipis the most cost-effective at $50 andallows you to place a Chamber-approveditem into gift bags that will be distributedto all attendees. Also available are Play& Promote Packages that allow you tosign up a twosome or foursome andinclude a tee sign at a discounted rate.If you reserve a Play & Promote Packagebefore April 10, you will also receive a10% discount. Call Leigh-Ann Reitzetoday at 761-0702 for more information.Konhaus Marketing& CommunicationsOUR SERVICES INCLUDE:direct mail • graphic design • printingvariable data • mail list procurementtarget marketing • database managementwebsite design • landing pageskeeping you happy!731-9456 • konhausmarketing.comTh e bolded businesses in Business Newsare Chamber members. If you would like tosubmit business news, send your 20-wordannouncement to businessnews@wschamber.org by the first Friday of every month.Mid Penn Bank announces that it isseeking high school applicants for itsnew “Anna Woodside Scholarship”. Thescholarship will recognize two outstandinghigh school seniors each with $1,000 forcollege tuition costs.RETTEW announces the following: adonation of more than $16,000 and 6,000pounds of canned goods to food banksin Pennsylvania and New York; SuzanneStasiulatis has obtained registeredprofessional archeologist (RPA) certificationfrom the Register of ProfessionalArcheologists; and the relocation of its LehighValley office to 941 Marcon Boulevard, Suite801, Allentown.Keystone Displays announces the launchof their new and improved web presence. Formore info, visit www.keystonedisplays.com.Pyramid Construction Services, Inc.announces the following: the hiring of David A.Rodney as Senior Preconstruction Manager;has been awarded a new Members 1 stFederal Credit Union branch in Dover; hasbegun an addition and renovations for LutherMemorial Church in York; and the hiring ofJoseph G. Sitcosky as project manager andBrian E. Kauffman as estimator.Holy Spirit Carlisle Center announcesthe opening of its imaging and lab servicesJanuary 18. The new center is located at 1211Forge Road, Carlisle, near Westminster andYork Roads. Imaging services include MRI,CT, 3D and 4D ultrasound, full body bonedensitometry, and digital X-ray. Digitalmammography, with computer-aideddetection services will be offered beginningin late May. Imaging services will be offeredMonday through Thursday from 7 a.m. - 8p.m., and on Fridays from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.To schedule an appointment for imagingservices, call 972-4900.Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureauannounces that Cumberland Valley will bethe featured destination in the April 2012issue of US Airways Magazine, the awardwinningin-flight publication of US Airways.F&M Trust announces the following:Carol L. Morris has joined the bank asAssistant Loan Servicing Manager at thecontinued on pg. 4


4bank’s headquarters in Chambersburg;and Matthew R. Shank as assistantdocumentation review officer.The Foundation for EnhancingCommunities announces availability ofover 80 scholarships for high school andpost-secondary students who reside inCumberland, Perry, Franklin, Dauphin, andLebanon Counties. For more information orto apply, visit www.tfec.org.Keystone Human Services held its17 th Annual Chocolatefest with Jere Gishof WGAL8 as host for “A Celebration ofLove and Chocolate” on January 29 in theGreat American Hall of the Hershey Lodge.All proceeds from this event benefitedKeystone Human Services and its familyof nonprofit agencies.Fulton Bank announces that Greg T.Malin was named as a member of the 2012Raymond James Leaders Council.SF&Company CPAs and BusinessAdvisors announce the following:Christopher M. Frederick has received apromotion to Senior Accountant; and JaredA. Bradley has been promoted to StaffAccountant, Level II.Rich Valley Golf announces the following:Spring Open on March 31. $160 for fourman team which includes golf, cart, prizes,and full dinner. For more info, call 6918805 or visit www.richvalleygolf.net; Nolo’sRestaurant at Rich Valley Golf is nowavailable for all your banquet needs. ContactNolo for information 576-6620 or emailnolobaseball@aol.com.Great Clips wants you to join us in Marchfor $8.99 haircuts for anyone who mentionsthat they are associated with the Chamber.To schedule an appointment call 653-1145.We want you to see just how Great we are!Rising Sales U presents “Second NatureSelling” Sales Course. Develop your “UniqueSales Personality” creating your ownsales success. For more info, email info@RisingSalesU.com.HIA Deputy Director ProvidesOverview of Local Air TravelThe Chamber’s Transportation Committee recently enjoyed a presentation by ScottMiller, Deputy Director of the Harrisburg International Airport (HIA). During hispresentation, Miller noted that in 2011, HIA serviced 1.3 million passengers, provided11,600 related jobs and had $946 million in economic impact, with nonstop serviceto 13 airports from six different carriers. Miller noted that nearly 1.9 million peoplelive within a one hour drive of HIA, a number just below that of Columbus, Ohio andabove Raleigh/Durham, Austin, Texas and Richmond, Virginia. Miller reported thatcompetition for airline services has become more intense than ever due to higherfuel costs and fewer airlines as a result of mergers. Representatives of HIA and thebusiness community, including the West Shore Chamber, have joined forces toattract new carriers to this airport.Miller said our area enjoys a multitude of unique destinations and attractionsfor those flying in to HIA. Bringing visitors to this region is so important to ourbusiness community and local economy. Likewise, offering convenience for thebusiness and recreation traveler from central Pennsylvania is also important to thegrowth of business and attraction of new businesses.The Chamber asks that when you’re next checking airfare rates, consider notjust the airfare, but driving costs, overall travel time, parking fees and convenience.Remember, each time we drive to Baltimore (BWI) thinking we’re saving a few dollarsor time, we may not be considering the whole picture, and are making the realityof bringing additional air service to HIA more difficult. Also, if travel from HIA isimportant to you, please contact the Chamber to learn how you may be able to help.RecognitionEarnedQualityDefinedResultsDeliveredNational "Top Performer" For QualityHeart Attack CareThe Society of Thoracic SurgeonsHighest Rating for Bypass SurgeryWorks for me asks if you know that themajority of workers with disabilities don’tneed accommodations to perform their jobs.For those that do, 56% of accommodationscost $600 or less. Many cost nothing. Learnmore at www.WorksForMe-Pa.org.Lawns Unlimited Inc. is celebrating their40th Anniversary.(Continued on next page)continued on page 5Holy Spirit Health System has always been committed toproviding the highest quality care. These six awards speakfor themselves and recognize our clinical excellence inorthopedics, heart surgeries, heart attack care, treatmentfor heart failure, and care of patients with pneumonia.hsh.org


5New MembersThe following new members were approved by the Chamber’s Board of Directorsat its February meeting. Thank you to sponsors Jennifer Doyle, The Foundation forEnhancing Communities and Ana Yost, Susquehanna Bank.Aflac - Scott M. RichmondMr. Scott M. Richmond607 Newberry RoadMiddletown, PA 17057944-5485InsuranceHygea Wellness Co.Mrs. Deanna Davis2321 Market St RearCamp Hill, PA 17011412-0447Spawww.hygeawellness.comMotionweb MediaMr. Leroy Bricke6095 Log Cabin TrailEnola, PA 17025458-5813Marketing ServicesNauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall, LLPMr. Spencer G. Nauman, Esq.200 North Third St, 18th FLPO Box 840Harrisburg, PA 17101236-3010Attorneyswww.nssh.comPadgett Business ServicesMechanicsburgMr. Brent BurgerPO Box 10Enola, PA 17050695-3706Accountingwww.SmallBizPros.com/b burgerPerll Diagnostics, Inc.Nava K. Nawaz MD FCAP5010 Ritter RdSte 104Mechanicsburg, PA 17055691-5888Health Carewww.perlldiagnostics.comSauve Consulting GroupMr. Jim Sauve6 Kacey CourtSuite 204Mechanicsburg, PA 17055728-1177Insurancewww.sauvebenefits.comShentel/SprintMr. Jonathan Davila30 Newberry CommonsEtters, PA 17319327-8809Communicationswww.comparetheplans.comSprintMr. Jeremy Finnegan6200 Carlisle PikeMechanicsburg, PA 17050766-4615Communicationswww.sprint.comWorld Surgical Foundation Inc.Ms. Nancy CohenPO Box 1006Camp Hill, PA 17001-1006232-1404Non-Profitwww.worldsurgicalfoundation.orgAllenberry Resort Inn & Playhouseannounces “Forever Plaid”, a heavenlymusical with a mix of 50’s and 60’s rock androll, show tunes and dance music runningfrom April 11 – May 6.Launching Lives, LLC announcesan audio product for new managers: “5Essentials for First Time Managers” availablelate February. Content includes mindset,time management, professional image,supervision, and building trust. For moreinfo, contact Sylvia@launchinglives.biz.The first ever Uplifting AthletesGridiron Gala will take place Friday, April20 from 7-10 PM at the The State Museumof Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Join us fora memorable evening featuring formercollege football stars, live entertainment, adelicious gourmet tailgate and open bar, allwhile helping to raise funds for rare diseaseresearch. For more information and topurchase your tickets today log on to www.upliftingathletes.org/gridirongala.Want to make anIMPACT?Advertise inConnectionsin 2012!


6Have You Taken a Look at Your Health Insurance Plan Lately?Due to continually escalating health care insurance premiums and the increase in the complexity of health coverage issues, the West ShoreChamber of Commerce is pleased to offer our members a diverse health insurance benefits program. This value-added service provides onestopshopping for Chamber members and gives them access to an array of health, dental, life, vision, disability and voluntary worksite options.Wells Fargo Insurance Services (WFIS), Chamber Advantage’s insurance benefit plan partner, acts as a broker for your insuranceneeds. With access to many insurance providers, a trusted Wells Fargo Insurance advisor matches your needs with a provider whofits your needs and budget and gives you customized advice for your business. Your access to Chamber Advantage Health Insurancedoesn’t stop when you sign your annual health insurance contract. There is a suite of services available to you year-round to help youmanage your business’s human resource functions.You have nothing to lose and much to gain by exploring this Chamber offering. With very little effort on your part, you can explorepossible cost saving benefits options and be certain that you have the very best health care fit for your company and your employees.Contact Kimberly Arthur-Tressler today at Kimberly@wschamber.orgor 761-0702 to learn more.C H A M B E R S H O R T S Were you impacted by a Chamber networking connection, event, marketing opportunity, or sponsorship? Email Mary Claytonat mary@wschamber.organd tell her more about your Chamber experience. Craig R. Shuey, Chief Operating Office for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, with be meeting with the Chamber’sTransportation Committee on Thursday, March 22, 2012, beginning at 12 noon. If you’re interested in learning more about the PATurnpike Commission, please contact us to reserve your place at the meeting. The results of our recent survey indicated that the number one way you prefer to receive communications is through email. In aneffort to act immediately and in our member’s best interest, the Chamber will now give you the option to have the newsletter deliveredto you traditionally or through email. All members will be automatically enrolled in email delivery. If you would like to receive yournewsletter traditionally, email wschamber@wschamber.org. Save the Date for the Cinco de Mayo Regional Mixer Fiesta on Thursday, May 3, at The Conference Center at ShippensburgUniversity. Sponsorships are now available. If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Geir Magnusson at 766-1164. To R.S.V.P. forthe event call 532-5509 or email chamber@ship.org. Did we catch you on camera at a recent event? Visit our Facebook at www.facebook.com/wschamber to find out!Economic Development Committee to Host Exit Planning SeminarThe West Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee is holding a program focused on business owners whowould like information about the transfer of their business ownership and the process they should follow to ensure that their businesscontinues and that their financial goals are met on March 22 from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. Continental breakfastis included. The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo SBA Lending.The program is intended to attract those interested in selling their business in two to five years, new business owners, and those whomay not currently be thinking about exiting, but need to plan ahead. It will begin with a general session, covering the steps involved inthe process, case studies, real life stories and a focus on awareness of the importance of having this type of plan.This panel will feature David E. Coffman CPA/ABV/CFF CVA, Business Valuations & Strategies PC; Cindy Miller-Olweiler, MCABusiness Broker; Chris Frampton, Frampton Kimmel Group; Bonnie McGonigal CPA, Brown Shultz Sheridan & Fritz; Scott Stevens,Wells Fargo SBA Lending; and Robert J. Tribeck Esquire, Rhoads & Sinon LLP. Contact Kathleen Mangan Fey for more information orgo to www.wschamber.org to register today. Members $35; non-members $45.U P C O M I N G E V E N T SMembers can register to attend Chamber events through the online Events Calendar at www.wschamber.org. 3/22 - Exit Planning Seminar, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill – Having an exitplan in place is vital to business owners who are interested in selling, new business owners, and those who want to plan ahead forthe continuation of their business and for their own financial security. This event will begin with a continental breakfast and generalsession covering the steps involved in the exit planning process. It will include case studies and real life stories, along with a panelof experts in business valuation, estate planning, banking and brokerage, law and accounting who will teach cover key aspects ofthe exit planning process. Cost to attend is $35/member and $45 non-member. 3/27 - Networking Mixer, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., WPS Solutions Inc., 106 South St. Johns Drive, Camp Hill - This free-to-attendnetworking mixer is a great opportunity to network with local business professionals from a variety of business sectors and buildrelationships with new, prospective and current Chamber members. 3/29 - Taste of the Chamber, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Sun Motor Cars Mercedes-Benz, 6677 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg - This eventwill feature local banquet facilities, catering and restaurant members who will provide samples of their finest cuisine. Tickets areavailable for $25 a person. Ticket sales close on March 26 at noon. Businesses interested in participating as a vendor should contactLeigh-Ann Reitze, Program Director at leigh-ann@wschamber.orgto secure your free exhibit space.


7Independent Fiscal Office EstablishedMark Ryan, Deputy Director of the Independent Fiscal Office, recently visited the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee to reporton the new Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). The IFO is an independent agency created to provide objective and timely analysis oneconomic and budgetary issues for the public and the General Assembly.Ryan noted that at the end of 2010, a statute was enacted to establish this office as a result of late state budgets and the use of revenueestimates as a political tool. Legislators had no input into the budgeting process and the Governor had sole responsibility to determinerevenue projections.In September 2011, the first IFO director, Matthew Knittel, was appointed and a full start-up of the office began. Mark Ryan hasbeen working for the IFO for approximately three months and in that time, the Economic & Budget Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013-2017booklet was published and an annual revenue conference was held. Ryan described those working for the IFO as nonpartisan numbercrunchers who study the economy and economic factors and develop revenue estimates. These estimates will then be made availableto the legislature and allocation committees to use, keep or modify. The IFO will have a key role in the process, but will not be a part ofany policy discussions. They will give the facts and it will be left to the policy-makers to use those facts. On May 1, the IFO will provide apreliminary budget projection. This will be a revenue number, and how it was determined. On June 15, final estimates will be given usingup-to-date data. This timeframe will allow two weeks for the General Assembly to prepare the budget. This schedule can be adjusted tobe completed earlier, if the General Assembly requests it. In addition, a five-year outlook will be completed.Concerning the current budget, there is a $487M decrease in revenues for the first half of the year; however the second half of theyear looks better. Sales tax will increase, but wage growth is expected to remain neutral. Corporate Net Income Tax has significantly short-falls, primarily due to depreciation changes which occurred in 2011, so this is mostly a timing issue, which may bounce back in 2012-13.A revenue shortfall is expected for the current fiscal year, which hopefully will not worsen.In closing, Ryan noted that the IFO wants to be the go-to resource for legislators and their staff. Their website is http://www.ifo.state.pa.us/. The IFO’s staff of three moved to the Rachel Carson Building last month.Chamber Online Membership Directory Works for YouChamber websites are a critical communications and member-promotion vehicle. Any Chamber that is serious about promoting theirmembers and their community must ask themselves, “Is our website doing all that it can to promote our members?”.Always seeking to improve our membership services, we began our search for a powerful new member management software. Oneyear later, we are happy to say that our Online Membership Directory is one of the Chamber’s most powerful tools for promoting yourbusiness. Viewed daily and often by consumers, area businesses and those relocating to the area, the Online Membership Directory isone of the Chamber’s most visited webpages.As a benefit of your membership, you have your own “webpage” on the Chamber’s website. This webpage comes with a listing that includesyour company name, address, work phone, fax number, website URL link, coupon link, an embedded map, member since date, directionslink, a detailed business description, the name of your company’s main contact and a contact box where visitors can email you through theChamber’s website.The Chamber’s Online Membership Directory serves as a continual referral source for your business. Each time someone visitsyour company’s page, our software tallies it. When you want to see your membership at work, login to the Chamber’s website and viewyour referral report. If you need a refresher on your login credentials or have any questions on accessing your referral report, contactDonna Zywiec at 761-0702 or donna@wschamber.org.Member RenewalsThank you to the following members who continued their support of the business community by recently renewing their annualmembership investment.50-59 YearsCamp Hill Shopping Center30-39 YearsVeronique’s Antiques20-29 YearsLawns Unlimited Inc.10-19 YearsBusiness Gift SolutionsDepartment of PA DAVHarrisburg AcademyHomewood Suites by Hilton - Harrisburg WestJames B. Murdoch Insurance Group Inc.On-Line Publishers Inc.PRworks Inc.Red LobsterSheaffer’s Carpet CleaningSign-A-Rama (West)The VitalLink Consulting AgencyWest Shore Evangelical Free Church5-9 YearsArcher Pest ControlMunn’s Diamond GallerySutliff Cadillac Hummer SaabT.G.I. Friday’sThe National Civil War MuseumThe Proper Printer Inc.1-4 YearsA.P. Williams Inc.A+ Mailing Solutions LLCBlue Ridge Country ClubBoshinski Eye ClinicBuchanan Ingersoll & RooneyCapital Area Pregnancy Centers / LifeChoices ClinicDeloitteGeneral Exposition Services Inc.Hynum LawKeith R. Huntzinger CPA, CPP, CSEP, MSTKey Advisors GroupLobar Construction Management Inc.Pennsylvania Newspaper AssociationPersonal Mortgage AdvisorsSnyder, Secary & Associates, LLCVerizonWest Shore Elks Lodge - #2257

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