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Giving Back: M&T Bank Donates $37,000

M&T Bank recently presented $37,000 in donations to nine Franklin County organizations at their annual charitable luncheon. Recipients included Institute at Renfrew, Maranatha Ministry Inc., Over the Rainbow Children’s Advocacy Center, The Salvation Army, Shalom Christian Academy, South Central Community Action Programs, St. Thomas Food Bank, Upper Path Presbyterian Church, and Women In Need. Commenting…

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Chamber Comes Uncorked – Wonka Style

Join the Chambersburg Chamber for a new fundraising experience; Chamber Uncorked will feature an exciting theme with games of chance, delicious food, wine and elaborate decorations designed to make the night unforgettable. More than 100 guests are expected to attend this semi-formal evening on April 4 at 6 p.m. at The Orchards. The theme, Willy…

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Community Invited for Northern Ireland Excursion

Community residents are invited to join 26 local travelers as they venture to Northern Ireland in May to discover castles, sample Irish cuisine and explore picturesque landscapes with the Chamber Travel Club. The eight-day excursion from May 1-9, 2020 is hosted by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce as part of the Chamber Travel Club…

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South Africa with the Chamber Travel Club

The Chambersburg Chamber is excited to journey to a new continent for the first time with the Chamber Travel Club’s trip to “Spectacular South Africa,” February 25 – March 10, 2021. All are welcome to discover the wonders of culture and nature in South Africa with Cruise Planners, a local travel agency, and Collette. “Trips…

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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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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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