Ephrata National Bank Opens Full-Service Strasburg Office January 11, 2018
Ephrata National Bank (ENB) officially opened the doors to its new permanent, full-service branch office on Jan. 16. The office, located at 60 Historic Drive at the intersection of Historic Drive and North Decatur Street, Strasburg, replaces the temporary office the bank had been operating at 460 Historic Drive.
Kimberly Tillman, assistant vice president and office manager, will continue to lead the Strasburg team along with assistant office manager Coleen McGarrity. Joining them as financial sales associates are Pamela Esh, Joy Short and Eileen Martin. Tellers include Mathew Anderson, Tara Killian and Colin McCall. The branch also serves as a home office for Derek Arnold, AVP - commercial relationship officer, who is responsible for developing business banking relationships for ENB in southern Lancaster County.
To commemorate its opening, the bank will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the celebration, which will include a free catered lunch by John Nolt Catering, activities for children, giveaways, and special benefits for becoming a new customer. Interested individuals are invited to stop in at the Strasburg office for more details.
The Strasburg office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. The office can be reached at 717-288-3975.
Ephrata National Bank is an independent community bank with over $1 billion in assets and 12 full-service locations in Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks counties. For more information about Ephrata National Bank, readers may visit www.epnb.com.
MDBA Plans Meeting January 10, 2018
Mason Dixon Business Association (MDBA) will hold its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Twin Silos Restaurant at Geneva Farm, 217 Davis Road, Street, Md. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.
The guest speaker will be Janet Gomes, certified public accountant, of Weyrich, Cronin and Sorra. Registration is encouraged, and guests are welcome to attend. There is a cost to attend.
For more information, readers may visit www.masondixonba.org or search for "Mason Dixon Business Association" on Facebook. In the case of inclement weather, if schools in either Harford County or York County are closed, the meeting will be canceled.
Fisher's Homestyle Salads LLC Announces New Location January 10, 2018
Fisher's Homestyle Salads LLC is a local Ready to Eat (RTE) food manufacturer specializing in Lancaster County favorites, such as chicken potpie, tapioca pudding, baked rice pudding, egg custard, red beet eggs, chicken croquettes, macaroni salad, broccoli salad, and many other meat, soup, salad, and dessert items.
Owners Henry Fisher and Kyle Martin have announced that the business has moved from its facility in the Greenfield Corporate Center to an upgraded location at 2316 Norman Road, Lancaster. The business has more than doubled its production space and now operates in a 6,000-square-foot area.
Fisher's Homestyle Salads products are delivered by six main distributors and can be found in local grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets. Customers can also find its products in the greater central Pennsylvania area, as well as surrounding states. Fisher's also offers its products to caterers, churches, fire companies, or anyone in need of large quantities of food. The business is inspected daily by the USDA and annually by the FDA and the Department of Agriculture.
Fisher started the business 16 years ago with just three employees, and the business has since grown and now employs 20 people. In January 2017, Martin bought into the business and assumed the role of business partner to Fisher. The owners noted that Fisher's Homestyle Salads is always interested in expanding into new products and inventory. If a business or organization is interested in any food products that Fisher's does not carry, individuals may call for more information and to discuss the possibility of producing the food needed.
Fisher's Homestyle Salads LLC can be reached at 717-293-0800 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Readers may also visit www.fishershomestylesalads.com. Regular business hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. The business is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Customers can find most of Fisher's Homestyle Salads' products in stock at the Reading Fairground Market, which is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The market location can be reached at 610-685-2211.
Mary B's And Fox's Pizza To Celebrate Grand Opening January 10, 2018
Mary B's Kitchen and Buffet, featuring Amish Mennonite homestyle cooking, and Fox's Pizza are now open in one restaurant at 23 Center St. in the village of Intercourse.
Mary Beth Fisher worked at the Center Street Buffet and Fox's Pizza in Intercourse during its early years. Later, when the business was up for sale, she and her father, Amos Fisher, became interested. Amos, a licensed auctioneer and owner of Penn Dutch Auction Service, had experience running a restaurant in a farmers market. Together, Mary Beth and Amos decided to purchase the Intercourse eatery.
Mary B's Kitchen and Buffet, also doing business as Fox's Pizza, was started under new ownership and management in the late fall of 2017 with the goal to improve and expand the location. Mary Beth and Amos immediately added two cooks to join some of the employees from the former business. Local girls and ladies were hired to work as waitresses. It was decided to also buy the Fox's franchise and continue serving pizza, and a representative from Fox's Pizza visited from Pittsburgh to provide special training to the local individuals who were hired to make pizza. Delivery drivers were hired as well, with up to five helping on the road at one time. Mary B's now employs close to 50 people.
The new owners note that having a pizza buffet in the same venue as a buffet featuring homestyle cooking makes the eatery a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Breakfast, available via a buffet or off the menu, is available from 6 to 10:30 a.m. A lunch buffet consisting of soups, salads, burgers, pizza, fries, onion rings, wings, and more, with desserts and beverages included, is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A dinner buffet, available from 4 p.m. until the eatery closes, includes a homestyle cooking buffet, a salad buffet, and a pizza buffet. Dine-in, takeout, and delivery options are available.
The new owners wish to thank all their customers for their patronage and are grateful to God for their success. The public is invited to the eatery's grand opening celebration from Monday, Jan. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 27. Individuals are welcome to stop by to register to win door prizes, including eight large pizzas, four buffet meals, and country paintings and crafts. Additionally, there will be specials such as 50 percent off the breakfast buffet and 25 percent off the regular breakfast menu and the lunch and dinner buffets.
Mary B's and Fox's Pizza is located just off Route 340, across from Kitchen Kettle. Regular hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The eatery is closed on Sundays. It may be reached at 717-929-0450. More information is available at www.marybskitchen.com and www.foxspizza.com.
Chamber Plans Trip To China January 9, 2018
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) will offer a trip to China from Monday, Oct. 8, to Tuesday, Oct. 16. Travelers will tour Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou and explore various attractions, such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Ming tombs. They will also attend a business conference with Chinese business leaders. There will be a discount on the fee for Chamber investors.
A complimentary informational session will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at 115 E. King St., Lancaster. For more information, readers may call 717-397-3531.
Boas Fundraising Is Under New Ownership January 4, 2018
Lancaster County natives Kevin and Terri Wilson recently took ownership of Boas Fundraising, 1500 Wilson Ave., Lancaster.
Kevin grew up in Strasburg and graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School, while Terri grew up in Millersville, moved to Akron at age 10, and later graduated from Ephrata High School. Kevin worked at West Pharmaceuticals in Lititz for more than 26 years as a training coordinator. Terri was previously employed as an outside sales representative.
Boas Fundraising was founded in 1989, and the Wilsons are the third owners. The business offers individuals and organizations an easy and profitable way to raise funds. Boas Fundraising offers products including super-fresh subs and pretzel sandwiches, pizzas, dessert rolls, and pies, as well as Pellman cakes and cheesecakes. It works with schools, universities, churches, civic groups, youth and adult sports leagues, bands and choral groups, preschools and day cares, animal rescues, dance and gymnastics organizations, Scout troops, and other nonprofit organizations.
"We strongly believe that locals should support locals," noted the owners, explaining why the business partners with local vendors and suppliers whenever possible for its products and services. "This includes companies such as Scheid Produce, Hometown Provisions, Pellman Foods, Papa Dino's, and Cooper Printing," the owners shared. "We are so fortunate to have great local companies that can supply us with what we need, especially since this is who we sell to - our local communities."
Boas Fundraising strives to help its customers by sorting orders when the seller requests and triple-checking orders for accuracy. "We do this because we feel the organizers of a fundraiser have enough to do," the owners said. The business makes subs and pretzel sandwiches the day of the sale to ensure freshness. In addition, Boas offers free delivery on a minimum order of 100 items within a 25-mile radius of its centrally located Lancaster shop. "At Boas, we strive to always achieve excellent customer service, and one of the ways we do this is by always delivering at the time and location requested," the owners stressed. Customers may also pick up orders at the facility, situated right off Columbia Avenue behind the Turkey Hill at Stone Mill Road.
Kevin strives to run the business in a streamlined and efficient manner, from organizing the facility to handling the setup of the sales and the delivery of products. Customers may set up a sale by calling 717-396-0141 or visiting www.boasfundraising.com, where they will find an easy, step-by-step process. For additional information, readers may also email Kevin@boasfundraising.com.
Boas recommends allowing two to three weeks for selling the chosen items. The business requests orders be turned in one week prior to the delivery or pickup date, and orders for desserts should be called in two weeks prior to delivery or pickup date.
"It means so much to us to help others raise the funds they need for what is important to them," said the owners, noting that, for example, the activities of school-age children can take a toll financially on families, especially if multiple children are involved in numerous sports or extracurricular activities. "It's very rewarding to know we help soccer teams, marching bands, animal rescues, and church youth groups - just to name a few - to reach their financial goals," said Kevin and Terri. Fundraising is common for parents, schools, and churches, and Boas aims to provide delicious food that customers want to buy and eat. "We look forward to making each and every sale the best it can be for our customers," the owners commented. "We can't wait to make your fundraiser our next success story."
ServSafe Course Slated In Lancaster January 4, 2018
The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe course will be conducted by Penn State Extension at the Lancaster County Extension Office, located in the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, on Monday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The course will cover information related to preventing cross contamination, safe handling of food, temperature control, cleaning and sanitization, proper storage, pest control, and more.
After attending the class and passing the multiple choice exam with a 75 percent or greater, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate which meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's requirement for food safety certification. There is a registration fee. Readers may register by visiting https://extension.psu.edu/lancaster-county and clicking on Workshops and then Food Safety and Processing. Registrations are also available by calling Penn State Extension customer service at 877-345-0691. Registrations are due by Monday, Jan. 15.
Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided may contact Stacy Reed at 717-394-6851 in advance of his or her participation or visit.
Breast Cancer Groups Receive Funds January 3, 2018
Local breast cancer groups, including the Terry Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation, the Feel Your Boobies Foundation (FYBF), and the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation, recently benefited from a donation of more than $13,000, raised during the month of October by Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar. The amount topped the more than $10,000 raised in 2016 for the same organizations.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the business has supported the FYBF, raising more than $27,000 to date for the organization, which promotes proactive breast health in young women.
Her Traditions Scholarship Set January 3, 2018
York Traditions Bank recognizes the influential role of women as business and community leaders in York County and believes a community is only as strong as its best leaders. As part of its commitment to the local community, the bank created the Her Traditions Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, this scholarship is designed to help develop the leadership potential of women who will ultimately serve as role models for future generations in the county.
York Traditions Bank will present up to four $500 awards to 2018 graduates. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Interested applicants must meet several requirements. Applicants must be female residents of York County who are 2018 graduating seniors at a public or accredited private high school in York County. Applicants must have served as a class officer or held another leadership position in an organized, school-sponsored activity. Applicants must carry a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale that is maintained through the end of the junior year in high school and must include their transcript and a letter of recommendation. Applicants must have accumulated a minimum of 20 hours of community service within the past calendar year.
In addition, applicants must submit an essay of 250 words or less. The essay must address: How do you define leadership? Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
For more information and an application, interested young women may visit a York Traditions Bank. Branches are located in York at 235 St. Charles Way, 2450 Eastern Blvd., and 2305 Susquehanna Trail North; and in Hanover at 361 Eisenhower Drive. Applications are also available at the administrative headquarters at 226 Pauline Drive, York.
Applications may also be found at www.hertraditions.com. Applications must be dropped off at a bank branch or postmarked by Feb. 28. Scholarship applicants may contact Melissa Moore at 717-747-2678 for more details.
Eyeglasses Collected For Lions Clubs January 3, 2018
Geisinger Holy Spirit collected nearly 750 pairs of prescription eyeglasses, readers, and sunglasses in the fall in partnership with local Lions Clubs.
Geisinger Holy Spirit encouraged employees and patients to donate gently used glasses for use in countries where vision screening and eyeglasses are unavailable to people living in poverty. Several Lions Clubs in southcentral Pennsylvania, including those in Camp Hill (District 14-C) and Lower Paxton Township (District 14-T), donated the collection boxes and were slated to sort and ship the collected eyewear to distribution facilities in New Jersey and Virginia.
Additional donations of eyeglasses will be accepted on an ongoing basis in the hospital lobby, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill.
For more information about the Lions Clubs' sight programs, readers may visit www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/index.php.