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November 12, 2018 7:30 AM

Ribbon Cutting: Monster Buyback and Repair

Congratulations to Monster Buyback & Repair! They celebrated their recently remodeled business with a Ribbon Cutting at 1495 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg.

 

Monster Buyback & Repair services a wide variety of electronic devices, purchases used smartphones and tablets, and offers quick and easy shipping solutions. They are committed to continual improvement and bringing their customers the highest quality services possible. Their passion for what they do is undeniable; visit them and see for yourself. They promise that every customer who walks through the door is treated like family and will leave with all the necessary information to make the best possible decision for their specific issue. Monster Buyback & Repair, they're here to help.

 

For more information, visit their website.


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November 1, 2018 10:59 AM

Member Spotlight: The Tide

The Tide is a global radio ministry. We creatively share Bible messages through media and partnerships. Our broadcasts extend to eight countries and 25 languages. The Tide was founded in 1946 by a Chambersburg pastor who viewed radio as a unique way to disciple and train local listeners. Radio was an emerging technology at that time and remains an effective way reach people today. Rather than broadcasting translations of English programs, The Tide works with partners in Africa, Asia, and Europe and with local ministers to produce radio programs to share the Gospel with their own people in the language and context of their culture. These local ministry partners are our boots on the ground to provide listener care and to coordinate discipleship and leadership training activities. Our work takes us into some of the most hostile places in the world and our staff have extensive international travel experience. All of the global logistics are coordinated from The Tide ministry’s world headquarters here in Chambersburg, PA. The Tide: Touching Hearts on Shores Worldwide.

 

Thank you for your membership!

 

Is your business interested in being spotlighted? Contact Laiton Suders at lsuders@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101 ext. 214.

 


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October 24, 2018 1:06 PM

State Legislators attend 3rd Annual Franklin County Legislative Breakfast

 

Workforce development, budgetary concerns and reform for workers’ compensation were a few of the hot-button topics covered by a panel of state legislators at the 3rd Annual Franklin County Legislative Breakfast held recently in Chambersburg, Pa.

 

Hosted by the five chambers of commerce on behalf of the Franklin County Government Affairs Committee, more than 170 people from the business community attended the event. Attendees gathered to hear from Senator John Eichelberger, Representative Rob Kauffman, Representative Paul Schemel and Representative Jesse Topper.

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“We are pleased to host this Legislative Breakfast because it enables our Chamber members to be engaged with public officials about important issues affecting the business community,” said Stephen Christian, president of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. “As a member of your local chamber, this is only one of many opportunities you have throughout the year to support your business initiatives.”

 

Moderated by Gene Barr, president and chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, the state legislators were encouraged to discuss their current responsibilities and legislation. Areas talked about included workers’ compensation reform, campaign management, the state’s handling of the grand jury investigation of the Catholic Church and the new congressional boundaries.

 

Barr also invited the state legislators to share what they believed were the most significant problems facing the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Topics included the influence of public sector unions, budgetary issues and unfunded pension liability. Senator Eichelberger, Representative Kauffman and Representative Schemel felt each of those issues would become more critical when another economic downturn occurs. Representative Jesse Topper believed addressing the shortage of skilled workers in Pennsylvania would positively impact all of those topics.

 

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“By working with technology centers, the business community, education and government sectors to increase our skilled labor force, that will be a jet engine for this economy and help us avoid future problems in an economic downturn,” said Representative Jesse Topper.

 

Attendees also participated in a Q&A with the panelists to talk about local issues such as preparing students to enter the workforce. The state legislators highlighted the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which encourages schools to expose fifth graders to future career opportunities from the local business community. This early exposure along with other educational opportunities will help drive students to explore career fields beyond the standard college-driven focus.

 

Special thanks to Grand Sponsor JFC Staffing Companies, the members of the Franklin County Government Affairs Committee as well as the representatives from the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the public policy positions of the Franklin County Government Affairs Committee, please visit Chambersburg.org/PublicPolicyPositions.

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October 19, 2018 7:31 AM

Chamber Travel Club returns from Wine Country Cruise

 

Sipping delicious wines, savoring the beauty of Napa Valley, experiencing the wonders of Muir Woods National Monument and so much more; 28 travelers recently returned home from a memorable excursion with the Chamber Travel Club!

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Travelers on the Pacific Wine Country Cruise enjoyed seven days aboard Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess as they explored the west coast. The Club, initiated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, was hosted by Chamber members Rhonda DeShong and Cathy Folmar of Dream Vacations.

 

“This was a great cruise with a wonderful group of people to travel with along the Pacific coast line,” DeShong, franchise owner of Dream Vacations, said. “We all did different excursions like wine tastings and downtown walking tours. The group enjoyed delicious food, amazing entertainment onboard the ship and made many longtime friends; we can’t wait to get our next trip started!” 

 

The group consisted of local residents from all areas of Franklin County. During the trip, the travelers enjoyed time in Astoria, Oregon as well as cities in California including Santa Barbara and San Francisco.  After the cruise, the group spent the day in Los Angeles visiting popular tourist attractions including the famous Hollywood sign! Photos from the trip can be viewed online at Facebook.com/Groups/ChamberTravelClub.

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The Chamber Travel Club is an opportunity for local residents to enjoy unique group travel experiences with their neighbors to domestic and international destinations while supporting the business community. A portion of the proceeds from each trip supports the Chambersburg Chamber as well as the member travel agent.

 

Local residents interested in group trips to Alaska or Iceland in 2019 are encouraged to contact Joel Black at the Chamber for more information or visit Chambersburg.org/TravelClub. Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. He can be reached at 717-264-7101 ext. 202 or jblack@chambersburg.org.


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October 12, 2018 10:32 AM

Member Spotlight: REEL PD

REEL PD, which stands for Reliable Efficient & Ethical Leadership – Professional Development was established in July 2015 by Randy Wilson. Randy’s passion is to help individuals and teams get from where they are to where they want to be. That is accomplished via tailored solutions such as individual or group coaching sessions, teachings on many possible topics over multiple weeks, team building events to address various challenges, lunch & learns to bring home a specific message to a team, speeches at corporate events, or any other format that fits your needs.

Randy also provides youth development through a variety of messages that help today’s kids from 8-18 years of age. A few of the common topics include helping kids to realize their values and gifts, learn how to communicate successfully with others, and know that failure is actually OK.

Randy is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a six-year veteran of the corporate world. He also pilots the leadership and team-building portion of the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Franklin County Program.

Partnering with Randy starts with a simple conversation, so reach out to him today and get started– he would love to help you!

 

Thank you for your membership!

Is your business interested in being spotlighted? Contact Laiton Suders at lsuders@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101.


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October 5, 2018 11:18 AM

Leadership Franklin County Youth

Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth began in 2009 with the mission to create a community of young people who are actively engaged in responsible, ethical and effective leadership. The program is open to sophomore high school students in any of the Franklin County school districts.

 

At their session last week, students met at the Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce to help a nonprofit, Waynesboro Community Fellowship, and discussed values as part of their "Model the Way" curriculum.

 

Through the year-long leadership program, LFC Youth strives to invest in promising Franklin County high school students by providing them the tools to emerge as leaders in their personal lives, schools and communities.

 

Their curriculum centers around leadership skills development, including the  five practices of Exemplary Leadership, an approach to becoming a better student leader: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart.

 

Students also learn about Franklin County through various on-site tours and panel discussions with community leaders. Students will explore area community service opportunities, tour the Franklin County
courthouse and jail, learn about socio-economic and cultural diversity and more.

 

LFC Youth is provided to the students at no cost, thanks to a sponsorship by Wilson College.

 

For more information about the program, go to: https://bit.ly/2Qv1pNG


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September 28, 2018 2:19 PM

Member Spotlight: Fast Ink

Fast Ink is a certified Women Business Enterprise that has gained a reputation for outstanding customer service.  We provide quality screen printed, direct to garment and embroidered apparel along with a full line of promotional products.   

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Businesses, schools, individuals and groups have been relying on Fast Ink since 1997 for decorated items that stand the test of time.   We know what it takes to provide just the right product and design that will exceed your expectations and gain compliments from others! Our attention to detail makes sure that you get exactly what you want, when you want it. Our standard turnaround is 8-10 business days, but we work with you to meet your deadline when items are needed earlier. You can visit our storefront or we will come to your location to discuss your requirements - we also provide free delivery within MD and PA.

 

We offer custom online stores for school uniforms, spirit wear, fundraisers or company branded merchandise. Being in charge of ordering for a group can be overwhelming - we offer this service to make it easier for you -- the group coordinator lets us know what products to offer for sale, we set up the website, take the orders, collect the money, package each order individually and if it's a fundraiser we deliver a check made payable to the organization along with the individually bagged orders. Our customers love this service and come back year after year and refer others.If you are looking for T-shirts, golf shirts or giveaways with your logo or another design, please give us a call a 717-328-5057 or email us at sales@fastink.com. You'll be happy you did. We make it easy to make a great impression!

 

Thank you for your membership!

 

Is your business interested in being spotlighted? Contact Laiton Suders at lsuders@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101 ext. 214. 


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November 12, 2018 7:30 AM

Ribbon Cutting: Monster Buyback and Repair


November 1, 2018 10:59 AM

Member Spotlight: The Tide


October 24, 2018 1:06 PM

State Legislators attend 3rd Annual Franklin County Legislative Breakfast


October 19, 2018 7:31 AM

Chamber Travel Club returns from Wine Country Cruise


October 12, 2018 10:32 AM

Member Spotlight: REEL PD


October 5, 2018 11:18 AM

Leadership Franklin County Youth


September 28, 2018 2:19 PM

Member Spotlight: Fast Ink


September 19, 2018 1:36 PM

Ribbon Cutting: North Chambersburg Improvements Project


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September 7, 2018 10:43 AM

Member Spotlight: C&C Coffee/Denim Coffee


August 31, 2018 1:36 PM

Ribbon Cutting: Discount Mart


August 23, 2018 9:32 AM

Ribbon Cutting: Jersey Mike's


August 15, 2018 2:11 PM

Ribbon Cutting: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chambersburg


August 10, 2018 1:45 PM

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