Chamber Plans Networking Event August 17, 2017
Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that The Vineyard at Grandview, 1489 Grandview Road, Mount Joy, and Union Community Bank will present the next mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the vineyard. The event will include refreshments and networking.
Reservations are due by Tuesday, Sept. 5. To register, contact the Chamber office at 717-361-7188 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Meshelle Pinzon at 717-492-2203 or email@example.com.
Student Group To Visit Business District August 17, 2017
First-year Elizabethtown College students will make a trek into the downtown area at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. The annual walk, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce, allows students to learn what the business district has to offer. This year, the students' final destination will be Rita's Italian Ice, where a disc jockey and entertainment will be provided.
Any business along Market Street may offer giveaways, coupons and more outside its establishment. For businesses not located along Market Street, a table will be available for giveaways and more at Rita's. To participate, contact Susan Zeager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Mentoring Program Posted August 16, 2017
The Center for Women in Leadership, a program of Samaritan Business Consulting, will accept applications for the 2017-18 Key to Your Future Women's Mentoring Program. The program offers women an opportunity to experience a mentoring relationship in a structured format that includes self-assessments, workshops, one-on-one meetings, networking, and social events while they expand their career potential.
Mentees will be supported in taking steps toward a career goal while increasing confidence, making connections, and learning to articulate a personal vision. Mentors will have the satisfaction of helping another woman in that process while learning a formal mentoring process and enhancing their own personal growth.
The program, which runs September through April, includes mentor training and support; matched mentor/mentees; a kickoff luncheon; four 90-minute workshops on the Disc behavior profile, networking, goal setting, and presentations; monthly mentor/mentee meetings; two networking/social events; and graduation.
The ideal mentee is entering or re-entering the workforce, looking for a fresh start in her career, or seeking a position of greater responsibility. The ideal mentor is a seasoned professional woman who is passionate about helping women succeed, communicates effectively, and willing to commit time and expertise. Potential mentors do not have to have experience in a formal mentoring program to participate.
Mentors and mentees will be matched by the KEY Partners, with consideration of personal and professional interests. The cost to participate as either a mentor or a mentee covers all expenses. Special business discounts are available.
For more information, readers may contact Amy Winslow Weiss at 717-560-2805, ext. 101, or email@example.com.
SCORE Seeks Volunteers August 15, 2017
Susquehanna SCORE, which offers new business mentoring and education in southcentral Pennsylvania, is looking for volunteers. Every year, SCORE volunteers across the United States help entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses.
Susquehanna SCORE is in need of a volunteer to assist the office manager. Tasks include copying documents, collating brochures and handouts, mail-merging letters, using Word and Excel, preparing the conference room for mentoring sessions, and updating the publications library and handout inventory. Three to four hours per week are needed, and hours are flexible as the volunteer's schedule permits.
Susquehanna SCORE is also seeking additional business mentors in York, Adams, Cumberland, Perry, and Dauphin counties. Volunteers connect with fellow business owners and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs in the community. SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. They lead seminars and workshops to help small business owners meet their goals and achieve success. They help expand outreach of SCORE through marketing and alliance building in local communities.
For more information or to volunteer, readers may contact Tammi Dawson at 717-845-8830 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, readers may visit www.susquehanna.score.org.
Collection To Benefit Gate House August 11, 2017
The Gate House in Mountville will benefit from a collection of hair products and styling tools organized by Details Salon and Spa in Mount Joy. The collection will continue through the end of August.
The Gate House is a women's halfway house that provides drug and alcohol treatment programs. All items collected will be donated to the organization to help support recovering addicts.
Community members are welcome to donate non-professional products and tools at the salon, 1001 W. Main St., Mount Joy. For more information, readers may call 717-928-4021.
Organizations Receive Grants August 10, 2017
Arconic Foundation and the Arconic Lancaster facility announced they have supported seven community-based Lancaster County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $150,000 in 2017.
The grant winners were as follows: Compass Mark, $20,000; Crispus Attucks, $25,000; Franklin & Marshall College, $20,000; Junior Achievement, $25,000; Millersville University, $20,000; Power Packs Project, $20,000; and Spanish American Civic Association, $20,000. These winners include a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Outreach and Interactive Science Program that benefits local students in kindergarten through eighth grade and families in the Lancaster city schools, a project that provides food for the weekend to families whose children receive free school lunches, a program that supports STEM Summits that inspire local high school students to pursue STEM careers, and support for ESL and ABE education, along with career counseling for local unemployed individuals.
MU Names New Director Of Housekeeping August 10, 2017
Brian Fitz was recently selected as the new director of housekeeping at Millersville University (MU). Fitz previously served as director of facility maintenance at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford. There he was responsible for the facility maintenance of the 300-acre retirement community. Prior to that, Fitz worked for ServiceMaster LP. At ServiceMaster, he was the housekeeping director for Frederick Memorial Hospital and served as the housekeeping and laundry director for Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
Fitz received a master's degree in intercultural studies from Columbia International University and a Master of Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary's College. He received a bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from Pennsylvania State University. He lives in York.
Chamber Posts Staff Changes August 9, 2017
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC has announced the hiring of Taylour Trostle as government relations manager. In her role, she will manage the activities of government relations through the design, coordination, and operations of programs and events to aid the Chamber and CREDC's business members and the community at-large. Trostle is responsible to present the Chamber's policies and viewpoints to local, state, and national government on a continual basis.
Prior to joining the Chamber and CREDC, Trostle was a public relations account holder at Quantum Communications, where she served clients in the government, education, health and energy industries.
Taylour is a graduate of Slippery Rock University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and a minor in political science.
Chamber Sets Events August 9, 2017
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry has scheduled its events for September. The public is invited to attend, and there is a cost unless noted otherwise. All events will take place at the Chamber, 115 E. King St., Lancaster, unless noted otherwise. To register or for more information, readers may visit www.lancasterchamber.com/events or call 717-397-3531.
Lean Lunch and Learn will take place on Friday, Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mike Roth will discuss the "Eight Wastes" and customer-focused key performance indicators that can help attendees understand what customers are looking for, what they consider to be value-added, how to quickly reduce order to delivery lead times, and more.
At Get Connected on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., attendees will meet and build new relationships with dozens of local business professionals. Get Connected is a facilitated networking session for anyone looking to elevate his or her company brand, products, services, and/or events to local business professionals.
Sales Growth Academy will be offered on Sept. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. Instructor Greg Orth will discuss ways to improve sales effectiveness and more productive business relationships during this six-session course.
Presentation and Voice Academy will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. During the six-week course, instructors Diane Dayton and Joanne Bender will discuss how to build an awareness of self-limiting thoughts and behaviors and minimize the impact they can have on the ability to effectively present in a variety of personal and professional situations, as well as how to develop greater presentation skills.
Unemployment Compensation Seminar: UC Separation Issues will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Chet McCullough, a workforce development coordinator, will discuss how the unemployment compensation service center discovers that a person quit or was discharged from a job, the fact-finding process, burden of proof, the factors that are considered when making an unemployment compensation determination, and appeal rights.
Project Management Academy will be offered on Sept. 14 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Instructor Emily Iem will discuss an integrated approach to project strategy and implementation using industry standards from the Project Management Institute and the International Institute of Business Analysis during this course, which will combine both web-based and instructor-led training sessions.
A free mixer will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at First National Bank, 1650 Crooked Oak Drive, Suite 320, Lancaster. Attendees will network with fellow local business professionals while enjoying light refreshments and appetizers and touring the bank's regional lending office location.
Critical Etiquette in the Professional World is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Business etiquette expert Mary Renner will discuss the critical skills to present one's organization with confidence and authority in any venue and at any level to help distinguish oneself.
A YPN Skills Accelerator Workshop - Conflict to Creativity will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. Young professionals will learn how to transform conflict into creativity in the workplace and beyond during this professional development program.
A Professional Women's Forum will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Willow Valley Cultural Center, 450 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street. Featuring keynote speaker Jen Groover, attendees will learn the purpose and importance of emotional intelligence and how it can be applied to every aspect of life.
Professional Development Friday - Replacing Traditional Leadership Development With Social Scaffolding is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend. Gary Johnson and Kristina Connell will discuss how to recognize the impact engaged employees have on key performance metrics and the advantages of social scaffolding versus traditional leadership development programs.
Benefit Event For Dogs Posted August 9, 2017
Golden Retriever Lifetime Study hero dogs from Morris Animal Foundation will be on hand from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 19 and 26, at the Orvis outlet store in Rockvale Outlets in Lancaster. The dogs' owners will be available to answer questions about the study, and what it means to advancing veterinary medicine.
During the Dog Days of Summer, customers are invited to participate in the Paw Print Program. Customers may purchase a paper pawprint, write their dog's name on the paw, and have it displayed. Proceeds will benefit the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.
The study seeks to identify the nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors that may increase the risk of developing cancer and other major diseases in dogs, such as diabetes and heart disease. Now in its fifth year, the study is the largest of its type ever done in veterinary medicine in the U.S.
Through the Cover Dog Contest, more than $1.1 million has been donated to support cancer research at Morris Animal Foundation. To learn more, or to make a donation, readers may visit www.morrisanimalfoundation.org.
Book Bag Drive Posted August 9, 2017
Northeastern School District (NESD) will benefit from a back-to-school book bag drive organized by Business Information Group (BIG). Monetary donations will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 17, at http://bit.ly/GiveBIG_NESD.
Employees from BIG are collecting donations, purchasing supplies and assembling book bags filled with school supplies to benefit children in kindergarten through sixth grade in NESD. Book bags will be delivered to NESD on Monday, Aug. 21, to be distributed to support the more than 600 children in the district who come from underprivileged homes.
Rise Of The Rest Competition Set August 9, 2017
Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, will bring his Rise of the Rest pitch competition bus tour to a site yet to be determined in the York-Harrisburg-Lancaster area on Tuesday, Oct. 10. In the meantime, small businesses wanting to prepare their pitch can contact the all-free volunteer business start-up service of SCORE.
Experienced business executives and owners serve as SCORE mentors, helping businesses begin and grow. Susquehanna SCORE serves a five-county area, including Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland, Adams, and York.
Eligible businesses will have a live product/service or be in active beta; have measurable performance indicators such as revenue, customers, successful beta results; and will currently be raising - or have near-term plans to raise - an early stage round. The grant encourages startups in all industries to apply. Companies will be judged on several criteria.
The grant application deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 15. Complete details about the grant are available at www.riseofrest.com. Readers may contact Tammi at 717-845-8830.
Hillside Acres Stoves Plans Open House At New Location August 2, 2017
Hillside Acres Stoves will host an open house from Monday through Saturday, Aug. 7 to 12, to celebrate its recent move to a larger retail store. The Amish family-owned business is now located 1 mile north of the Buck at 797 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville.
The open house will be held during Hillside Acres Stoves' regular business hours, with the addition of Tuesday, Aug. 8, when it will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is regularly open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hillside Acres Stoves sells and services coal, wood, propane, and pellet stoves, as well as stainless steel chimneys and liners. Delivery and installation are available for all brands sold by the store. Delivery is also available for Blaschak coal and wood pellets, which are sold in 40-pound bags. The store now carries a large selection of charcoal, gas, and pellet grills, as well as grilling supplies, camping supplies, and fire pits.
Additionally, Hillside Acres Stoves offers chimney sweeping and inspections, as well as repairs and service for stoves it sells.
During the open house, all stoves in stock will be discounted between 5 and 15 percent. Special pricing will be available on Blaschak coal and wood pellets. Fresh doughnuts will be offered all week, and free chicken barbecue will be available on Friday, Aug. 11, and on Aug. 12. Representatives from DS, Hitzer, and Pacific Energy will be on-site on Aug. 11 and 12 to answer customers' questions as well.
For more information about Hillside Acres Stoves, readers may call the store at 717-923-0550 or visit www.hillsideacresstoves.com.