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November 21, 2016 1:53 PM

#ShopSmall and Buy Local in Chambersburg: Part 2

by: Melanie Llinas, Intern, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

In my first post, we talked about being able to help find that perfect gift for your loved ones while shopping small, and how it could also help you gain some big bucks with the #ShopSmall Sweepstakes!
While the holidays are some of happiest times of the year, the weeks leading up can be the most stressful. So, don’t forget to take care of your mind and body, and while you’re at it, check off an experience on your #ShopSmall Sweepstakes card. That’s right, you can possibly win up to $300 for keeping up with your health! Now that’s a deal.

Remember, a healthy body is a happy body! While many people don’t enjoy the doctor and often try to avoid going, routine checkups are a part of keeping that healthy body going. If you are someone who doesn’t find themselves staying up to date on doctor visits, let the #ShopSmall Sweepstakes (and cash prize) motivate you to do so. Filling the “promote your health” square on you #ShopSmall Sweepstakes card can be done by anything from a regular doctor check-up to a Chiropracter appointment to a dentist appointment and more.
Chambersburg offers many local top ranking healthcare providers. Summit Health is Franklin county’s largest health care provider with a variety of services ranging from family physicians, specialists, urgent care, and our award-winning hospital; Chambersburg Hospital. Another healthcare provider on the rise is Keystone Health with services such as family medicine, pediatricians, women’s care and much more.

Other small, local healthcare offices in Chambersburg are: 14724429_10153819629546556_4008689223185567179_n

Miller Family Dentistry
Adamson Family Dentistry
Cumberland Valley Dental Care
Guilford Hills Dental Care
Jayne Keller, DMD
Dental Solutions of Chambersburg
Drake Orthodontics
Franklin Orthodontics
Chambersburg Dental Associates
Richards Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine
Brady Chiropractic
Chambersburg Chiropractic
Eshbaugh Chiropractic
N. Nasreen Khan D.O. Ophthalmology
Allegany Optical
Future Vision
Ludwick Eye Center
Chambersburg Hearing Center
Chambersburg Imaging Associates
Alternative Creations
CenterPoint Counseling & Consulting
Mental Health Association 
The Arc of Franklin and Fulton Counties

Another great way to keep yourself healthy and full of energy is by exercising! Now, I know finding a good time to do so is hard with a busy schedule, but taking a class with some friends can be a fun evening out.
Shops such as Lotus Moon Gallery & Yoga is a great place to stop into when you’re under some stress. They offer different kinds of yoga classes for beginner and advanced students, as well as nutrition facts, and everyday tips for a healthy life.

Similar locations that provide fitness lessons, and nutrition facts are:
Chambersburg Memorial YMCA
Frankie Results, LLC
The Nutrition Center
Results Therapy and Fitness
Snap Fitness

Keep stress-free and healthy during this busy holiday season by checking out some of these local spots!


November 15, 2016 11:12 AM

#ShopSmall and Buy Local in Chambersburg

by Melanie Llinas, Intern, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

13680870_1400877123261228_6721566685474657639_nYou’ve heard of Black Friday, right? Trying to find that perfect sentimental gift at an affordable price, without battling long lines and holiday scrooges seems almost impossible at big retail stores. Shopping small could help alleviate that stress while giving you an opportunity to support your neighbors and boost the local economy.

Small Business Saturday on November 26 adds a sense of involvement in your community. While you support local shopping in Chambersburg, you can also enter in the #ShopSmall Sweepstakes for a chance to win up to $300 cash! Using your #ShopSmall Sweepstakes card from November 15 through December 15, stop by local small businesses to check off experiences on your card. Once you fill five spaces, turn your card in at the Chambersburg Heritage Center & Gift Shop and you’ll be entered to win.

On your #ShopSmall Sweepstakes card are many experiences ranging from “treat yo’ self” to “order take-out.” One experience that, in my opinion, everyone should check off is “buy a locally made gift.” There are so many great small businesses that feature locally made gifts for you to discover!

IMG_9110_copyHandmade jewelry, crafts and art make wonderful, personal gifts for a variety of people in your life. Downtown Chambersburg has a number of art galleries and studios, making it a one-stop-shop for buying local artwork. The Foundry is known for their beautiful and affordable art, furniture and more from area artists. The Garage Studios, J. Bryant Photography & Designs, Council for the Arts and Lotus Moon Gallery & Yoga are more great stops for local crafts and works of art.

For other locally made gifts located downtown merchants, the Chambersburg Heritage Center & Gift Shop is a hidden treasure trove of unique gifts. You may not realize the shop features perfect gift ideas like homemade soaps, candles, lotions and more, as well as “pictures as letters” that feature images from around Chambersburg shaped like letters so you can spell out names and words to frame. You can even shop online!

roy pitz croppedWhen talking about locally made, we can’t forget to include Chambersburg’s own craft brewery and wineries! Roy-Pitz Brewing Co., Jan Zell Wines & Ciders and Tuscarora Mt. Winery offer delicious beverages made right here in Franklin County that let you give the taste of Chambersburg.

Other small businesses in the Chambersburg area with locally made gifts include:
The holidays are a time to show love and appreciation to those closest to you while making new, heart-warming memories year after year. Staying in town to participate in activities and support local businesses may be one of your family’s new traditions!

November 8, 2016 10:32 AM

The Gift Enclosure's Grand Re-Opening & Anniversary

Congrats! The Gift Enclosure celebrated their Grand Re-Opening & Anniversary in downtown Chambersburg with many friends, family members, staff, customers and others from the community. The store, located at 78 S. Main Street, has operated downtown for over 30 years. Kara, the current owner, just celebrated her third year as the owner.

The Gift Enclosure proudly offers residents unique gifts from traditional to whimsical and everything in-between. Their favorite product lines include Vera Bradley, Polish Pottery, Byers' Choice Carolers, Melissa & Doug and Crabtree & Evelyn. Check back often as new items are arriving all the time! Learn more by callng 717-264-1695 or visit them online at

November 1, 2016 2:10 PM

11/30 Network Partners with Penn State Mont Alto for Career Closet

The 11/30 Network, Franklin County's young professionals group, collected more than 300 articles of professional clothing since hosting its Business Fashion Show in June. With a goal to provide these donations to young professional beginning their careers, the 11/30 Network partnered with Penn State Mont Alto Career Services to support a Career Closet for their students...

October 28, 2016 8:53 AM

Ribbon Cutting: Union Cigar Club

Congrats Union Cigar Club! They celebrated their second location at 490 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg with friends, family and members of the community. Stop in to see their expansive lounge to smoke a cigar, read a book, chat with friends and make new friends.

They're also open late for you convenience from noon to 10 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Learn more by calling 717-552-2049 or visit

October 25, 2016 8:44 AM

Ribbon Cutting: Cumberland Valley Martial Arts

Cumberland Valley Martial Arts (CVMA) had a fantastic turnout for their ribbon cutting ceremony! They celebrated the opening of their new facility at 201 Sunset Blvd East in Chambersburg with family, friends, students, staff and representatives from the community. 

CVMA is a family organization that focuses on the development of each student. They teach strength, confidence, discipline, and self defense in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. For more information about training or the facility, call them at 717-360-1101 or visit

October 20, 2016 10:09 AM

Ribbon Cutting: R A Yohe Restoration & Construction, LLC

R A Yohe Restoration & Construction, LLC has officially opened at 825 W. King St. in Shippensburg. They serve a wide variety of customers including residential and commercial properties. They are committed to excellent quality work and customer service. Visit to learn more.

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