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BPW Group Slates Meeting November 7, 2018

Members of the Greater Downingtown Business and Professional Women (BPW) will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Thorndale Inn on Route 340 in Thorndale.

The topic will be "Women's Rights." The speaker will be BPW president Lois Hall, who will present a tribute to the pioneering women of women's rights. Local women are invited to enjoy networking, dinner, a celebration, and a business meeting.

For more information about the group, readers may visit or call Cindy Markley at 610-363-1404.


Business Group Plans Luncheon November 7, 2018

The Mason-Dixon Business Association will hold its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Delta Pizza, 533 Main St., Delta. Guest speakers will be from Mason-Dixon Community Services. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon.

Preregistration is encouraged, guests are welcome, and a cost has been set. Guests are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to the food pantry. For more information, readers may visit


Susquehanna SCORE To Meet November 7, 2018

Susquehanna SCORE supports business development through free mentoring and low-cost workshops. Networking meetings are held at the York County Economic Alliance, 144 Roosevelt Ave., York, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.

For more information, readers may contact Tammi at or 717-845-8830.


Business Networking Meeting Planned November 7, 2018

The BNI York I Chapter meets every Tuesday at Meadow Hill Restaurant, 2935 E. Prospect Road, York, for a business networking meeting. Meetings are held from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

For more information or to register to attend, readers may call or text Pam O'Keefe at 717-968-8600 or visit and click on "Find a Chapter."


Children's Home Of York Receives Donation November 7, 2018

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Central Pennsylvania Chapter presented a $1,000 check to the Children's Home of York (CHoY) on Nov. 1. CHoY is a nonprofit organization that aims to meet the needs of children and families and enrich the local community.

SMPS' donation came from proceeds raised through the chapter's fifth annual A/E/C Industry Golfing "Fore" Business Four-Person Scramble event on Sept. 18 at the Regents' Glen Country Club in York. More than 80 golfers participated. Registration included green fees and carts, lunch and dinner, complimentary beverages, networking, and the awards reception. Team prizes and skill prizes were awarded.

SMPS is a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals working together to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry. For more information, readers may visit


AHNA Chapter Plans Workshop October 23, 2018

The Lancaster Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) will present Deb Gallagher on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Sage Continuing Education, 719 Olde Hickory Road, Suite B, Lancaster. Gallagher will lead a workshop on "Eden Energy Medicine" and teach a 5-minute energy routine.

There is a cost to attend. For more details, readers may contact or 717-203-9666.


Chamber Sets Free Program October 19, 2018

The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a free program for any business in the region on Friday, Oct. 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Lebanon Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, located on Cumberland Street in Lebanon. The program will be "How Medicinal Cannabis Could Affect Your Workforce."

In addition to Sen. Mike Folmer, three experts will provide information for business owners, employers, and human resources departments. Panelists will include Dr. Jeff Raber, director of extraction and processing from Whole Plants Health; Dr. Jahan Marci, chief science officer, Whole Plants Health; and Mahia Sulemanjee Bortocek, director of marketing and outreach, Greenhouse.

This will be a moderated open discussion. While the event is free, registration is requested by calling the Chamber at 717-273-3727 or visiting the events section at


Chamber Plans Business Expo October 16, 2018

Lancaster Chamber is seeking exhibitors for its Business Expo at Spooky Nook Sports, Spooky Nook Road, Manheim. The launch party will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. and the expo will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

The event is ideal for businesses looking to reach key business decision-makers from companies of all types and sizes, increase visibility for their organization in Lancaster County's business community, develop lasting business relationships with hundreds of visitors and exhibitors, launch new products and services in a cost-effective and efficient manner, and get the most impact from their marketing dollars - making a personal connection with potential customers and current clients.

There is a cost to exhibit. For more for information or to register, readers may visit or contact Ashley Garcia at 717-696-6256.


SCORE Plans Workshops October 1, 2018

Susquehanna SCORE has scheduled several workshops and networking events.

The Shippensburg University SBDC will present The First Step: Starting a Small Business on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at Techcelertor/Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln St., Carlisle. This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of many of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics will include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur or business owner; the legal, financial, and tax considerations of starting a small business; business registration; government regulations; and compliance issues. Attendees will also be introduced to the steps of developing a sound business plan. There is a fee per business, but the program is free to veterans. For more information, readers may visit

The 2018 Leadership Luncheon will take place on Monday, Oct. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. in the board room at York County Economic Alliance (YCEA), 144 Roosevelt Ave., York. Admission is free and includes food and beverages. Space is limited, but registration is requested. Registration and more information is available by visiting and clicking on Community Calendar.

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present Boots to Business on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle. Veterans of all eras and other service members, including National Guard and Reserve members, and their spouses are eligible to enroll in the class. To learn more, readers may visit

An Entrepreneurial Conference will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7:45 a.m. to noon at Giant Food Store, 3301 E. Trindle Road, Camp Hill. Attendees will receive information on tax law changes, payroll and human resources, company valuation and high-impact leadership. There will be time for networking with other entrepreneurs. There is a fee to attend. More information is available by visiting and searching for "McKonly & Asbury's Entrepreneurs' Conference."

Additionally, Susquehanna SCORE offers monthly roundtable discussions and networking opportunities at the York County Economic Alliance. Meetups take place on the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and on the third Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Tammi at or 717-845-8830.


Chamber Seeks Award Nominees September 20, 2018

The Lancaster Chamber is currently accepting nominations for its George C. Delp Award. The recipient will be named at the annual agriculture industry banquet in November.

The Delp Award recognizes individuals or businesses who have made significant contributions to the local agriculture industry. From farmers to manufacturers, from government officials to bankers, the list of past recipients reads as a who's who of Lancaster agriculture. Previous recipients include Jim Adams of The Wenger Group (retired); Gene Garber, Lancaster Farming; and Dan Heller of Flintrock Farms.

Nominations are due by Thursday, Oct. 18. For additional information, readers may call 717-397-3531.


SMPS Chapter Announces Board Members September 20, 2018

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Central Pennsylvania Chapter, announced its new board of directors for the 2018-19 year during the chapter's annual meeting on Aug. 23. The following individuals were nominated and elected: Cristina Barnes, president; Ann Mark, president elect; Shawn Baron, immediate past president; Melissa Yost, secretary; Todd Stager, treasurer; Sara Crimmel Miller, director at large; and Kristen Troxell, director at large.

SMPS is a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals working together to move the architectural, engineering and construction industries forward. The SMPS mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry. The board members will lead the chapter in providing a variety of benefits, including professional and business development opportunities and educational programs, for members and their companies.

For more information about SMPS, readers may visit


Business Start-Up Support Group To Meet September 13, 2018

Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce, 3 N. Market St., Suite 101, Elizabethtown, will host the monthly meeting of the Business Start-Up Support Group on Monday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Business owners are invited to share their trials and successes with a supportive group of like-minded entrepreneurs.


ABWA Chapter Plans Meeting September 12, 2018

ABWA Lancaster Area Express Network Chapter will hold a breakfast meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike Lancaster.

Guest speaker Jen Strobel will present "Are You Getting in Your Own Way? Identifying Roadblocks to Effective Leadership" and how having the right mindset is more than just having a positive attitude. Strobel is vice president of human resources at a local company.

There is a cost to attend, and members will receive a discount. Registration is required by noon on Monday, Sept. 17, by visiting For more information, readers may contact Sam Biastre at 908-938-4135 or email


Spirit of YoCo Awards Announced September 10, 2018

The 2018 Spirit of YoCo Awards breakfast will honor community volunteers, elected and appointed officials, and community organizations and individuals for their service to York County. The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road, York.

The Nonprofit Community Impact Award will be presented to Give Local York. Michael D. Jefferson will be honored with the Community Service Award, and the Education/Workforce Development Advocate of the Year will go to James Sterner. The Appointed Official of the Year award will go to Nadine Huber, and the Elected Official of the Year honor will be presented to Sandie Walker. Volunteer of the Year honors will go to Amy Reinert and the Nonprofit/Government Employee of the Year award will honor Holly Metzger-Brown.

For more information or to register, readers may contact Tristalyn Bixler-Kint at


RLABA Awards Scholarships September 10, 2018


SMPS Members Win Awards September 6, 2018

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Central Pennsylvania Chapter, recently announced its Horizon Award and Keystone Award winners from the 2017-18 program year.

SMPS Central PA recogized Leah Williams from Stahl Sheaffer Engineering LLC with The Horizon Award. This award is presented to a person new to the AEC industry whose early success and commitment to the industry shows outstanding potential for business stardom as an AEC marketer.

The Keystone Award was presented to Eric Arcudi from Stewart and Tate Construction. This award honors a more senior professional in the AEC industry whose career accomplishments and service to the Central PA Chapter are especially noteworthy.

In addition, the Central PA Chapter recognized the following member anniversaries: Kelly Fry, Barton Associates Inc., five years; Loren McClosky, Buchart Horn Inc., five years; Thomas Donley, Butz Family of Companies, five years; Janet Helsel, The EADS Group, 10 years; Jeffery Lynch, Poole Anderson Construction, 15 years; and Jacque Foster, Skelly and Loy Inc., 15 years.

SMPS represents a network of nearly 7,000 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the U.S. and Canada. The society and its chapters benefit from the support of more than 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.

For more information, readers may visit


Health Care Forecast Event Posted September 6, 2018

The Central Penn Business Group on Health (CPBGH) will host its 19th annual Healthcare Forecast Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike, Lancaster.

Attendees will hear from key figures responsible for affecting change in the health care delivery system. Participants will also hear about the results of the 2018 Healthcare Survey, which includes information about how area employers are handling the rising costs of health care.

The breakfast will focus on how to use artificial intelligence to cost-effectively assist one's workforce in making better buying decisions; ensuring one's workforce has access to the tools and resources being developed to assist them when they need care; the role that plan design may play in assisting employees to make better decisions about care; the role of data in creating effective plan design; and facilitating and understanding the care process for people in need of significant care.

Separate costs have been set for CPBGH members and for nonmembers. Registration includes breakfast. To register, readers may visit


MDBA Sets Monthly Luncheon September 5, 2018

The Mason-Dixon Business Association (MDBA) will hold its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Steelefish Grille, 660 Boulton Street, Bel Air, Md. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at 11:45 a.m. Guest speaker Teresa Walters, chief of police of the Havre de Grace Police Department, will share an educational presentation on active shooters.

Preregistration is encouraged, and guests are welcome. There is a cost. For more information, readers may find the association on Facebook or visit


Leadership York Elects Board Members August 29, 2018

Leadership York has elected four new members to its board of directors. Their terms began in July. Each new member was carefully selected because of their commitment to servant leadership and unique expertise professionally and within the York community.

Joining the board are Aaron Kveragas, Leadership Training Program Class of 2016, vice president, business banking officer at PeoplesBank; Adam Marsh, Future Leaders of York Class of 2002, president of Ledge Inc.; Chad Myers, Leadership Training Program Class of 2006, Mentorship York Class of 2011, director of development at Pinnacle Health Foundation/UPMC Pinnacle Memorial; and Robert Stone, Executive Connections Class of 2011, president of Covenant Insurance Group.

Leadership York's mission is to train, connect, and inspire individuals to serve the York community in leadership positions. The organization was founded in 1978 and boasts just under a total of 3,700 graduates from its six programs. Those graduates provide leadership to more than 250 nonprofit organizations and serve thousands of constituents in state and local government.


Chamber Seeks Volunteers For Mentoring Programs August 22, 2018

The Lancaster Chamber is searching for mentors for its Women in Business Mentoring Program and Young Men's Mentoring Program for the 2018-19 school year. Both programs provide opportunities for local business professionals to provide guidance, wisdom and encouragement to high school juniors through one-on-one mentoring relationships. Activities include job shadowing and special learning and professional growth opportunities. The registration deadline is Saturday, Sept. 1.

There is a fee to participate. An additional fee may be required for criminal background checks. To learn more or to register to be a mentor, readers may contact Sandi Thompson at or 717-239-6963.

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