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Chambersburg Chamber 2020 Board of Directors

We are excited to announce the 2020 Chambersburg Chamber Board of Directors! The Executive Board includes: Luke Martin of SEK, CPAs & Advisors (Chair), Stephen Christian of the Chambersburg Chamber (President), Kim Crider of Optavia (Immediate Past Chair), Michael Connor of Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC (Treasurer), Pat Abbott of Strickler Insurance Agency (Secretary), Angela…

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Beside the Point: Transource

The proposed Independence Energy Connection project is designed to create access to low-cost electricity for customers across the mid-Atlantic region and address reliability issues that were identified by the regional transmission organization that would affect customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Transource’s portion of the work is expected to include approximately 29 miles of overhead electric…

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Chair’s Message: Luke Martin

As we begin 2020, the Chambersburg Chamber Board of Directors welcomes a new Board Chair: Luke Martin of SEK, CPAs & Advisors. In his opening Chair’s Message, Luke said: “As we enter a new year and a new decade, it is my privilege to work with the Chamber board and staff to continue the Chamber’s…

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Giving Back: LCSi Donates to Solar Panel Project in Zimbabwe

LCSi Lehman Construction Services, Inc. recently donated $6,000 to cover the installation of solar panels for The Tide’s newly constructed recording studio in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The Tide, a global Gospel ministry program with its headquarters in Chambersburg, built the studio to deliver its programming while also serving as a sustainable source of income for the…

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Chamber Recognizes Board Members and Chair

The Chamber would not be able to accomplish all we do without the 100+ volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to many of the Chamber’s programs. At the Chamber’s Annual Meeting sponsored by WellSpan Health – Formerly Summit Health, five board members were recognized for contributing considerable time and resources to the Chamber over…

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Mike Kalathas Named 2019 Business Person of the Year

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce announced Michael Kalathas, head chef and proprietor of The Orchards, as the 2019 Business Person of the Year during its Annual Meeting on December 19 sponsored by WellSpan Health – Formerly Summit Health. Mike was chosen for this honor because of his professional leadership and business accomplishments that have…

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Employability Partnership Announced

The Community Education Coalition/Employability is partnering with the Partnership for Career Development/SCPaWorks (PCD) and Penn State Mont Alto to bring a Leadership Academy for Logistics to Franklin County starting in February and completing by mid-April. The 40+ hour intensive program will instruct 20 public school educators on the high priority occupation of logistics and the…

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CADC Donates $5,000 to Foundation

Our Chamber affiliate, Chambersburg Area Development Corp. (CADC), was honored to present the Chambersburg Area School District Foundation with a $5,000 donation for their #Leaping4Literacy initiative recently! Their goal is to raise $100,000 to provide mini take-home libraries forEVERY CASD student in grades K-5. Research shows that students whoread twelve months per year are far more likely to be…

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