3Member Mentor Networking Tipof the MonthFrom the Member Mentor CommitteeUse the Member Mentors to facilitate introductions and connections at Chamberevents. Identified with green ribbons, they’re there to help you.(L to R) Tom McKee, Joe Hall, Stephanie Kreysar, Scott Stevens, Stacy Kyle, George Book,Jill Rosen, Dawn Flower, Mary Fenstermocker, Sarah Brenneman, Brad Hilbish, RichardMoore and Mary Haskins.When Was the Last TimeYou Had Your Pulse Taken?Did you know that fellow Chamber members who serve as volunteers on theMembership Mentor Committee are trying to talk to, not survey, every singlemember of the Chamber at least once during the year? The committee, formed inDecember 2005, uses brief, informal chats with members – either through personalvisits or by phone to “take the pulse of members.” The results of these brief, butimportant, encounters are noted on member contact forms, and are zipped over tothe Membership Director. Action items are flagged and completed; comments andsuggestions are routed to appropriate staff for follow-up.Why have a committee to do this? Because the Chamber knows that regularlycollected, open-ended feedback from members is important to the vitality andrelevance of the Chamber, and who better to collect that feedback than fellowmembers?And that’s not all the Committee does. If you have attended Chamber mixers,or held a ribbon cutting or special anniversary event, you know, from first handexperience that this committee servesas a “hospitality arm” of the Chamber.At mixers they welcome new andprospective members, facilitate theirnetworking, and help them makeconnections with other members. Atribbon cuttings and special anniversaryoccasions, they serve as a friendlysupport group for members.Twenty-four fellow Chamber membersserve on the Membership MentorCommittee. Use them. Talk to them.Let them help you. After all, we’re all inthis together.Directors; and Belco Community CreditUnion participated in the AmericanCancer Society’s 2009 Daffodil Days andexceeded their 2008 donation by 48%raising $1,484 in 2009.Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.(HRG) announces that the followingemployees have been named associatesof the firm: Matthew Bonanno, P.E.;Christopher Dellinger, P.E.; Griffith Jones;Jeffrey Mikesic; Mark Spatz; and EricStump, P.E.Reclamere, Inc. has been named tothe Top 100 Organizations in the January16 edition of the Pennsylvania BusinessCentral.Wendt Partners offers free brandingneeds assessments. Call 766-0696 to learnhow to build a brand that sells.Whitaker Center for Science andthe Arts announces that The DocSeverinsen & El Ritmo De La Vida show,originally scheduled to take place inSunoco Performance Theater on March26, has been rescheduled to September 22at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 717/214-ARTSor visit www.whitakercenter.org.Join HA HA Helen of LAFOLOT to raisemoney for the Arthritis Association’s Walkon May 2 at 10 a.m. at the H.A.C.C. campus.Join in some Sample Laughter Sessionsprior to the walk. Call 542-6127 orvisit www.lafolot.com. Join the LAFOLOTteam and get a free LAFOLOT Live Life!Laugh Often! T-shirt to wear to the event.Landmark Commercial Realty, Inc.handled the following transactions:the lease of 14,924 sq. ft. of office spaceat 2400 Thea Dr., Harrisburg; the leaseof 12,000 sq. ft. at 2010 Greenwood St.,Harrisburg; the purchase of an 8,000 sq.ft. investment property at 2115 N. 3rd St.,Harrisburg; the purchase of a commercialoffice building at 5916 Linglestown Rd.,Harrisburg; the lease of 3,000 sq. ft. ofoffice space at 600 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg;the lease of space at 2238 GettysburgRd., Camp Hill; the purchase of a 1,700sq. ft. commercial building locatedat 4500 Fritchey St., Harrisburg; thelease of a building at 7 S. Frederick St.,Mechanicsburg; the lease of space at 1847Center St., Camp Hill; the lease of officespace at 3507 Market St., Camp Hill; andthe lease of office space at 2204 MarketSt., Camp Hill.Orrstown Bank announces theappointment of three Branch ExecutiveOfficers: Barry Luckenbaugh-Newport,Perry County office; Nichole Clouser-New(Continued on next page)
4Bloomfield, Perry County office; andMichael Byerly-Hanover Street, Carlisleoffice.(Continued on next page)Business NewsAvoid the rush and order HarrisburgStampede game day tickets in advance.Go to www.harrisburgstampede.com orcall 236-4680.Bethany Village welcomes SaraLine as Marketing CommunicationsCoordinator to help make the moveto Bethany Village a smoother, lessoverwhelming process. For moreinformation about Bethany Village, visitwww.BethanyVillage.org.Momentum, Inc. was a finalist forTechnology Company of the Year at theTECHQuest Pennsylvania 17th AnnualAwards Gala on March 27.Mid Penn Bank announces thepromotion of Edward P. Williams to SeniorVice President and Chief Financial Officer.For more information, visit Mid Penn’swebsite at www.midpennbank.com.Enginuity Energy, LLC announcesthat James P. Kloske, CertifiedEnergy Engineer, was selected by theUSGBC to participate in its new Betatesting program and has successfullyachieved the status of LEED AccreditedProfessional O+M.Strategic Consulting Partnersannounces Monica Gould, President, hasbeen named one of the Best 50 Women inBusiness. All recipients will be honoredon May 11at the Hilton Harrisburg.Carlisle Expo Center announces thefollowing: Spring Car Auction from 4 – 10p.m. on April 23 and 24; Spring Car Showat the Carlisle Fairgrounds from April 22- 26; and the Central PA Reptile Expo onMay 16. For more information call FranKachnoskie at 243-7855 ext. 164 or visitwww.CarlisleExpoCenter.com.Allenberry Resort Inn &Playhouse has season openingspecials. Visit the Special Events Page atwww.allenberry.com or call 258-3211.Harrisburg Academy celebratedCharter Day on April 6 at the StateCapitol, to mark the 200th anniversary ofstate charter. 2009 is the school’s tripleanniversary – 225th year of its founding,200th year of its incorporation by theCommonwealth, and 50th year at its currentsite. On April 26, a Get Ready for CollegeDay will assist students in grades 8-11 andtheir parents plan for college through aworkshop series, starting at 2 p.m. To RSVP,contact Carol Riordan at 763-7811.Chamber Email Reminders RevampedOn March 23 the Chamber launched its new and improved email reminders. Emailreminders are sent twice a week and keep members updated on current and futureevents and opportunities. Email reminders are a benefit of membership available toanyone, and everyone in your organization can receive these emails for free. If youcurrently do not receive email reminders andwould like to be added to the list please callthe Chamber at 761-0702 or email email@example.com.Easily read, stored, and forwarded, the newemail reminders provide members with moreoptions and an exciting new online marketingopportunity: Email Sponsorship. As the exclusiveEmail Sponsor, you will receive your logo, a 30word message and a link to your website withhigh visibility placement on both emails of theweek you specify for $100. With a constantlyexpanding list of more than 1,400 members thatis less than seven cents per person!Utilize this opportunity and gain exposurefor you business. Reservations are taken ona first-come, first-served basis. Contact MaryClayton at 761-0702 to reserve today.Employee Free Choice Act DebateOn March 31, the West Shore Chamberpresented an opportunity for itsbusiness members to “get the facts”behind the Employee Free Choice Act,an important and controversial billthat, if passed, will affect all businesses.Panelists Bill George, President PAAFL-CIO; Wendell Young IV, PresidentUFCW Local 1776; Susan Staub,Pennsylvanians for Right to Work; Gene Barr, Vice-President Government and PublicAffairs, PA Chamber of Business & Industry; and Charles Beckley, attorney, Beckley& Madden contributed to the lively debate held at Mechanicsburg Middle School.Moderator RJ Harris, WHP 580, provided his experience and expertise in keeping thepanelists on point and on time.More than 100 attendees, including a number of legislators and many Unionrepresentatives, in addition to those watching the live broadcast on PCN, and wereboth informed and entertained by the rapid-fire interaction among the panelists. TheWest Shore Chamber opposes the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.Senator Folmer IntroducesHealthy Pennsylvania InitiativeRecently, Senator Folmer addressed the Chamber Governmental Affairs Committeeabout his Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative. His eleven bill plan presents an alternativethat seeks to address healthcare problems through consumer-driven/market–driveninitiatives and offers an alternative to the Governor’s health plan.Of particular interest are SB 506, promoting Health Saving Accounts (HSAs), SB507, filling gaps in insurance coverage through a high risk pool, and SB 509, phasingout the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) fund. (Of these,the Chamber is opposed to the phasing out of MCARE.)Folmer concluded his presentation by saying that an underlying problem in healthcare is the current system in which Americans believe nothing bad should ever happenand are enabled to not take accountability. He said “There will never be enoughmoney for everything. We have to start teaching people to take care of themselves.”To read more about the bills in Senator Folmer’s Healthy Pennsylvania Iniative,please log on to www.wschamber.org.
5New MembersThe following new members were acknowledged and approved by the Chamber’sBoard of Directors at their April meeting.Appalachia Technologies LLCMike Romano4902 Carlisle PikePMB 284Mechanicsburg, PA 17050386-7938Information Serviceswww.appalachiatech.comCamp Hill United Methodist ChurchSusan Pigott417 S. 22nd StreetCamp Hill, PA 17011737-5631Religious Organizationswww.camphillumc.orgSheryl M. Delozier, StateRepresentative 88th DistrictSheryl Delozier2929 Gettysburg Road, Suite 6Camp Hill, PA 17011761-4665Governmentwww.repdelozier.comC O M M I T T E E U P D A T E SLiberty ForgeJosh Anderson3804 Lisburn RoadMechanicsburg, PA 17055795-9880 x 211Recreationwww.libertyforge.netPenna School Boards AssociationBrian PoseyPO Box 2042Mechanicsburg, PA17055-0790506-2450Associationswww.psba.orgR&R Networks11 South Baltimore, PO Box 718Dillsburg, PA 17019432-2240Computer Services and Saleswww.randrnetworks.comSusquehanna Valley Surgery CenterDonna Wozniak4310 Londonderry Road #1Harrisburg, PA 17109657-7533Health Carewww.svsconline.com The Women in Business Roundtable Trap Shoot Committee will be holding the 3rdAnnual Trap Shoot Event on October 19. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Formore information contact Leigh-Ann Reitze at 761-0702. The Education Committee would like to remind members to enlist in the Chamber JobShadowing Program. With summer right around the corner, more students will be lookingfor shadowing opportunities. To become a part of the program contact Leigh-Ann Reitze at761-0702. A great way to network and problem solve with fellow Chamber members is tojoin a Committee. To view a full list of committees and their missions visit www.wschamber.org today.The Foundation for EnhancingCommunities offers scholarshipsto high school and postsecondarystudents who reside in Cumberland,Perry, Franklin, Dauphin and LebanonCounties. To learn more, visit www.tfec.org, or contact Dawn Morris, ProgramOfficer at 236-5040 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Launching Lives announces theseminar, 3 Steps to Solving Problems: ASlightly Different Approach, to discovera unique problem solving process thatcan be applied in your workplace as wellas your personal life, on May 13 from8 – 10 a.m. at Harrisburg Chamber ofCommerce. Cost is $30. Registrationmust be received by May 11 as capacityis limited. For more information contact:Sylvia D. Hepler at 761-5457 orSylvia@LaunchingLives.biz. Visit www.LaunchingLives.biz.On April 19, New Hope Ministrieswill hold its annual Walk for Hopeevent at three different locations in thecentral Pennsylvania region: Logan Park,Dillsburg, Lehr Park, Dover, and at TrindleSpring Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg.Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.Individuals and teams raise sponsorshippledges to benefit the clients served atNew Hope, and participants receive freet-shirts, door prizes and good exercise.Registration forms and Walker Packetscan be downloaded at www.nhm-pa.org.Black Consulting Services Inc.invites working women to gather forWomen’s Wellness Luncheons eachmonth at Dixon University Center inHarrisburg, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. onMay 27. Also, free teleconferences are onthe first Mondays of each month. Bothevents deliver professional developmentstrategies designed specifically forbusy women. Call 620-3042 or email@example.com for moreinformation or to register.United Methodist Home forChildren will hold the 17th Annual“Hope for the Future” Golf Tournamenton June 1 at the Carlisle Country Club.The registration fee is $125 per player,or play-all-day for $175. Sponsorshipsare available for every budget. For moreinformation contact Gretchen Switzlerat 766-7652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Rachel L. Freeburn, has been namedbranch manager at the CumberlandParkway Office of Fulton Bank.(Continued on next page)
6Direct Brands, Inc. is seekingdedicated individuals to join itsinbound call center. Ideal candidatesmust have strong interpersonal andcommunication skills. Previousinbound call center is required. Callthe job hot line number 795-1298, faxresume to 795-1445 or email email@example.com.American Diabetes Associationis working to stop the devastatingconsequences of this disease. Form acorporate or family and friends teamto participate in the 2009 Tour de Cure.Join the Road Ride or Indoor Spin onMay 30 at Yellow Breeches MiddleSchool, or the Mountain Bike Challengeon May 31 at Michaux State Forest. Tolearn more, visit www.diabetes.org/touror call Tim Roden at 657-4310 x4617.Abel Personnel marked its 40thanniversary on March 12. Nobilitycelebrations with clients and successfulcandidates will be held throughout theyear. Visit www.abelpersonnel.com forphoto updates.Dale Carnegie Training is nowforming The Leadership Advantagewhich will provide managers andteam leaders with the proper tools forinnovating the work force and creatinga cohesive team atmosphere. For moreinformation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Join Leadership Cumberland forthe biannual Leaders@Lunch series onMay 5 at the Radisson Penn HarrisHotel & Convention Center,from noon to 1:30pm, for lunch and apanel discussion to explore the topicof Entrepreneurialism in a ChangingEconomy. Panel participants include:Damien Q. Elias, Chairman and CEOof Campus Door, Inc., Jen Delaye,President and CEO of JDK Catering,Inc., Debbie Keys, Co-owner of PealersFlowers & Company and Omar Shute,Executive Director of the CumberlandArea Economic DevelopmentCorporation. The cost to attend is$25 and registration begins at 11:30a.m. RSVP to 258-9500 or email email@example.com.The Communication Gymis offering a four-workout seriesentitled How to Speak Off the Cuffwith Power, Poise and Pizazz, withinternationally renowned speechcoach Dr. Dilip Abayasekara. Theseworkouts are available free to membersand will take place on Thursdayafternoons in May. Register at www.thecommunicationgym.com.Member RenewalsThank you to the following members who continued their support of the businesscommunity by recently renewing their annual membership investment.11 - 20 yearsCamp Hill BoroughCapital Area Christian ChurchCenter for Independent LivingCostopoulos Foster & FieldsDelta Development Group Inc.Hampden CleanersHartman & Scheuchenzuberintegra Print & ImageLangletz Landscaping Inc. / DBA PALandscapeMass Mutual/Wienken & Assoc.Messiah VillageProsser’s Auto Body ShopWest Shore School District6 - 10 yearsAwards & Beyond Inc.Belco Community Credit UnionBlooms by Vickrey Flowers & GiftsBrian Reed Landscape Design Inc.Excel Interior Concepts & ConstructionT H E S H O R T O F I TGaudenziaHoward Hanna RealtyMomentum Fitness CenterNewbury & Short CPA’s PCPA Central Federal Credit UnionSMZ Financial Group1 - 5 yearsBlue Mountain BuildersBusiness2Business MagazinesCarrabba’s Italian GrillClassical Academic PressCommunity Networking ResourcesEastgate Realty AssociatesHDH ByerlyLaunching LivesMary Kay Cosmetics, MaryEllen WicalMoxy A Beauty RetreatS. Wilson Pollock - Center for IndustrialTrainingSelect SecurityVerizon Wireless Chamber Testimonials - Has Chamber membership inspired your business?Was your business impacted by an event, marketing opportunity, or sponsorshipthrough the Chamber? Send your story to Mary Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your story along with your company name may appear in one of the manyChamber communications. This is a great opportunity to receive free advertising andconnect with other Chamber members. Verification Forms have been distributed to all Chamber members. Please review,edit, and return them to make sure your information is correct. The Chamber willpublish this information in both the Online Membership Directory and the printed 2009Membership Directory. Congratulations to Monica Gould of Strategic Consulting Partners andDeborah A. Abel of Abel Personnel for being named in the Central Penn BusinessJournal “50 Best Women in Business 2009.” The Chamber congratulates members Debra Pierson, Computing Connection,Inc.; Jodi Morrison, CDL Printing & Packaging; and Debra Saline, PR Works forpresenting at the 15th Annual Business Women’s Forum.
7Steve and Tracy Ritter of Postal Connections are joined by their four children, Li Kohr of SenatorVance’s office, Jeff Palm of the Mechanicsburg Chamber, Chairman Chick Zoll and fellow WestShore Chamber members for their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting on March 16.U P C O M I N G E V E N T S 4/30 – Culinary Pairing in a Business Environment, 5 – 7 p.m., BoilingSprings Tavern, Front & First Streets, Boiling Springs - Participate in a unique eventto learn about proper business dining etiquette, and wine and food pairings. Costto attend is $40/per member. 5/6 – Speed Networking, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Radisson Penn Harris, 1150Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011 - Finesse your way in and out of meetingbusiness contacts in a time-structured setting and enhance your networking skills.The cost to attend this event is $25. 5/13 – Back to Basics with the Directors: Business Finances, 8:00 - 9:30a.m., West Shore Chamber of Commerce, 4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill - Learnmore about the application process and receive valuable insight into how banksreview financing applications with Jeian Rauchut of Integrity Bank. The cost toattend is $20/member and $30/perspective member. 5/20 – Chamber Night at the Harrisburg Symphony Show House, 5:00 - 7:30p.m., Country Club of Harrisburg, 401 Fishing Creek Valley Road, Harrisburg - Join theWest Shore, Harrisburg Regional and Greater Carlisle Area Chambers of Commercefor a mixer and tour of the Showhouse. Space is limited. Mixers are free to attend. 5/20 – Microsoft Tips and Tricks, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Giant Food StoreCommunity Center, 3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill - The Chamber TechnologyBusiness Council will host Microsoft’s Steve Deming, Technology Specialist. Theseminar will focus on Outlook 2007, Advanced Word 2007, and will include apreview of Windows 7 and Office 14. This seminar is free to attend. 6/1 – 2009 Annual Golf Outing, Country Club of Harrisburg, 401 Fishing CreekValley Road, Harrisburg - Connect with fellow members at this premier golf outingfor a day of networking, relationship building and fun! Cost to attend is $175/golfer. 6/3 – Back to Basics with the Directors: Workplace Violence, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.,West Shore Chamber of Commerce, 4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill - Educate yourselfabout the risk factors for workplace violence, how to spot them and what to do toensure the safety of your staff with Gary Scicchitano of the Visiting Nurse Association ofCentral Pennsylvania. The cost to attend is $20/member and $30/perspective member.For more information or to register visit www.wschamber.org.Commerce Bank/Harrisburgannounces Eric F. Inzana as store managerfor the bank’s Cedar Cliff office locatedat 1120 Carlisle Road in Lower AllenTownship, Cumberland County. For moreinformation, visit commercepc.com.Showcase your business to the 30,000readers of the Central Penn BusinessJournal with Business Profiles. Thepublication date is July 24, SpaceReservation Date is May 25, and theAd Copy Deadline is May 25. For moreinformation call Nate Tile at 236-4300 oremail email@example.com.Hilton Harrisburg announcesupcoming dates for the 2009 SpringWinemaker Dinner Series: May 8 – “TheWines of Burgundy” – $135.00 and May29 – “The Napa Valley Wines of RobertMondavi” – $125.00. For reservations call237-6400. All dinners will be held in TheGolden Sheaf with a 6:30 p.m. receptionand dinner at 7:30 p.m.Erdman Anthony has acquiredRhinebeck, New York-based DewkettEngineering, P.C. in a deal thatstrengthens its presence in the HudsonValley region and expands its humanresource capacity. For more information,visit www.erdmananthony.com.Camp Hill Forest Products isstocked and ready to provide qualitymulch products. For an inexpensive wayto enhance the value and beauty of yourhome call 790-9226.Keystone Photography - Studio& Gallery will have a photojournalismand street photography theme duringMay and June. During the month ofMay, West Shore Chamber members willreceive 20% off any studio portraiture.For more information call 761-0900 orvisit keystonephotos.com.The Hilton Garden Inn HarrisburgEast invites you to Mother’s Day Brunchfrom 11a.m.- 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 10.Farm Fresh Omelets, Quiche, AssortedEgg Stradas, Made to Order BelgiumWaffles, Prime Rib, Roast Turkey, OvenRoasted Ham, and much more. Contactthe Front Desk for more information or tomake reservations at 635-7299.Harrisburg International Airport(HIA) announces that AirTran Airways,a subsidiary of AirTran Holding, Inc. willbegin offering seasonal service betweenAtlanta and Harrisburg, PA. The carrierwill operate one daily nonstop flightto and from HIA between June 11 andSeptember 8. For more information, visitwww.flyhia.com.
Inspiring BusinessWest Shore Chamber of Commerce4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011www.wschamber.orgPresortedStandardU.S. PostageP A I DPermit No. 762Harrisburg, PAConnections is published monthly by theWest Shore Chamber of Commerce,4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.Phone: (717) 761-0702 ⏐ Fax: (717) 761-4315Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.wschamber.orgChick Zoll, Chairman of the BoardBill DeVore, Vice Chair of AdministrationBob Saline, Vice Chair of Community& Economic DevelopmentTammy Shearer, Vice Chair of Governmental AffairsJennifer Buehler, Vice Chair of Member ServicesAaron Grumbling, TreasurerKerwin Stetler, Immediate Past ChairD I R E C T O R SLarry BashoreCrystal Clark, Esq.Donna DavidsonJoe FarrellChris FramptonRhonda HebbardRobert Lauriello, PERick LaVantureAutumn LangGeir MagnussonJeian RauchutDiann RoffeGary ScicchitanoPhil ShenkKipp StecherLynn SticklerEdward M. Messner, President & CEOTammy McCrae, Executive Vice PresidentContributing Writers: Sandy Allison, Mary Claytonand Leigh-Ann Reitze