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To Our Fellow Stakeholders and Readers,

Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED) is pleased to present our new Business and Life in Cumberland County publication. This publication will attest to all the assets that make Cumberland County, PA one of the best places to live, work and play in the United States. Since its inception in 2004, CCED has worked diligently to achieve its mission to be a catalyst for job creation; entrepreneurship; and business attraction, retention, and expansion on behalf of the citizens of Cumberland County and South Central Pennsylvania. Even as the world endures challenges stemming from a weaker than usual economy, Cumberland County, PA continues to be a destination for private sector investment and job creation. Since August 2005, CCED has attracted approximately $87,500,000 in private sector investment. Companies that have worked with CCED during this time include Office Depot, Alacer Corp., Campus Door, among many others. As a county, our strong economy and positive economic outlook is recognized by prestigious credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, which rated Cumberland County with a AAA Bond Rating. This rating is the highest that can be achieved and only approximately 67 counties in the United States – including only four in Pennsylvania – can boast of this prestigious rating. Furthermore, Cumberland County is also recognized by companies for its highly productive and educated workforce, low taxes, outstanding highway infrastructure, and exceptional location. Without a doubt, Cumberland County is open for business! We hope you enjoy this publication and feel free to reach out to us at www.cumberlandbusiness.com. Sincerely,

Omar A. Shute, Executive Director Cumberland County Economic Development

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Inside… About Cumberland County 4 5 6 10

Cumberland County Facts & Stats Map of the Cumberland County Area Cumberland County’s Early History Government

12 Villages & Communities 13 Townships & Boroughs

F E AT U R E A RT I C L E S SUCCESS STORIES:

Business & Economic Development Opportunities 14

Business Starts Here

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Business Financing Site Selection Services Cumberland County’s 50 Largest Employers

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Why Chambers of Commerce are Important

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Location & Transportation

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Shopping, Dining & Lodging

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Life Style Residential Real Estate Recreation/Attractions

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27 The Chimneys Violin Shop

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Health Care Retirement Living Arts and Culture The Military Education

44 School Districts 44 Libraries

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Buyers’ Guide Index to Advertisers

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Harrisburg Viewed Across the Susquehanna River

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Key Logistics Park Distribution Center

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Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs PHOTO: JOAN NAVIN

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Facts & Stats Civilian Labor Force

Income

Land Area

(preliminary May 2011 – seasonally adjusted)

County Seat 550.2 Sq. Mi.

Per Capital Personal $40,843

Carlisle

Unemployed 7,700

Median Household $46,707*

Employed 113,800

Median Family $56,406*

Altitude 480 feet above sea level; mountains rise to almost 2,000 feet.

* 1999 dollars 6.3% Unemployment Rate

Climate

Averages

Extremes 93.6°F

Moderate, with 61°F well-defined seasons. 42.6°F Moderate snow and rainfall.

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Population 235,406 74.9% Urban

25.1% Rural

Airports

Rail Service

Harrisburg International Airport is located in Middletown, PA. The Capital City Airport is located in New Cumberland, PA. The Carlisle Airport is located in Carlisle, PA.

Amtrak provides service to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and throughout the northeast from its station at the Harrisburg Transportation Center in downtown Harrisburg.

Air Freight Carriers

Freight service is provided by Norfolk Southern.

Federal Express and United Parcel Service

2010 Census

422.5 People per Sq. Mile The Harrisburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes all of Cumberland County. The July 2009 estimated population of the MSA was 549,475. The MSA ranks 93rd in the United States.

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Bus Service

Public Utilities

Capital Area Transit (CAT) provides scheduled bus service throughout Cumberland County and the Capital region.

Electricity: PPL Electric Utilities Corp., Met-Ed.

Motor Freight Served by a number of national and local carriers.

Gas: UGI Utilities. Water & Sewer: Pennsylvania American Water, United Water, and multiple municipal water/ sewer authorities.

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Cumberland County’s Early

History

Long before Europeans began to settle in central Pennsylvania, the Cumberland Valley was home to Native American tribes.

The first known occupants of the Cumberland Valley were the Susquehannocks who settled along the banks of the region’s two most important streams – the Conodoguinet and the Yellow Breeches. These streams served not only as hubs for Indian activities but also as the locations of the first European settlements. With the demise of the Susquehannocks in the mid to late 1600s, and with the permission of the Penn Family and the Delaware Indians, the Shawnees began moving into central Pennsylvania. By the 1720s the Shawnees had established a village on the north side of the mouth of the Yellow Breeches. Why call our beautiful, fifty-mile long spring creek Yellow Breeches? One story is that someone in the early days washed his buckskin britches in the creek and yellowed the water. Another story is that the name is a corruption from yellow beeches, from the large number of trees of that species that once grew upon its banks, or it may have been taken from an old song – “Yellow Breeches, full of stitches, mammy sewed the buttons on, daddy kicked me out of bed for sleeping with the breeches on.” 6

Iron Forge in The first Europeans in the area Boiling Springs were fur traders who arrived in the early part of the 18th century. Peter Chartier, the son of a French fur trader and a Shawnee mother, settled on the west bank of the Susquehanna near present day New Cumberland. The legendary Irishman, George Croghan, traded with the Indians along the banks of the Susquehanna. In 1720, James LeTort, a Frenchman, built a cabin near Carlisle along the splendid spring creek that bears his name. LeTort was the first white man to have an abode, even temporarily, in what is now Cumberland County. David Priest was the first person to get legal title and to settle along the Yellow Breeches. Presbyterian Scots-Irish farmers followed these early explorers, also establishing their homesteads along the numerous spring creeks and streams. The first village in the Cumberland Valley was Shippensburg, where families settled in the 1730s.

In 1750, Cumberland became the second county west of the Susquehanna River, following York in 1749. When the county was

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originally created by the General Assembly out of then Lancaster County, its western boundary stretched “toward the setting sun” as far as the Ohio River. So many other Pennsylvania counties were carved out of the original Cumberland County that it earned the name “Mother Cumberland.” The county now stretches westward from the Susquehanna River to Shippensburg. It is bounded on the north by the crest of the Blue Mountain and on the south by the Yellow Breeches Creek and the crest of South Mountain. At the same time the county was established, William Penn’s Lieutenant Governor, James Hamilton, chose Carlisle for the county seat. It was named after the town of Carlisle in England. Hamilton’s plans included a park-like center square bounded by North, South, East and West Streets. These street names remain unchanged and the square is still the heart of Carlisle. During the French and Indian War, Carlisle became a place of refuge for families fleeing from Indian depredations on the frontier and its military post quartered regiments of the British army. Carlisle Barracks, established in 1757, is the second oldest, active military post in the United States and is the home of the US Army War College. Originally called Washingtonburgh, the small post was the setting for a supply station built along a military road around 1759, during the French and Indian War, where troops could restock their food and munitions.

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Army Heritage and Education Center

On July 4, 1776, three members of the Cumberland County Bar Association, James Wilson, James Smith, and George Ross, signed the Declaration of Independence. Many Carlisle men served as officers during the Revolutionary War, including Generals William Thompson, William Irvine, and John Armstrong. Colonel Ephraim Blaine was Commissary General of the northern department of the Continental Army. During the New York campaign of 1776, Colonel Robert Magaw, a lawyer from Carlisle, was in command of the Colonial garrison at Fort Washington. The legendary Revolutionary War heroine, Mary Hays, known as Molly Pitcher, lived and died in Carlisle and is buried, along with other notable figures of the time, in the Old Graveyard.

and in search of much-needed provisions for his soldiers and horses, General J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry soldiers bombarded the town of Carlisle and General Stuart ordered his cavalry to torch the Barracks. In 1879, Carlisle Barracks became the site of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The school was the first off-reservation boarding school for Native Americans in the United States. It was one of a series of nineteenth-century efforts by the United States government to assimilate Native American children from 140 tribes into the majority culture.

President George Washington spent a week in Carlisle in 1794 while mustering troops for his march to western Pennsylvania to quell the uprising known as the Whiskey Rebellion.

Approximately 11,000 Native Americans, from almost every tribe in the country, attended the school from 1879 until it closed in 1918. The school’s best known student was Jim Thorpe who played football for its legendary coach “Pop” Warner (Glenn Scobey Warner). Thorpe won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863), on his way to meet General Lee’s army

After the school closed in 1918, the United States Army took back Carlisle Barracks and used the facility as a hospital to treat soldiers wounded in World War I.

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Religious observance was an important aspect of the life of early settlers. The Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, built as a log meeting house in the fall of 1734 near the spring owned by James and Hannah Silver, is the oldest church west of the Susquehanna River. Presbyterians met in the Carlisle area before 1735 but their church on the square was not built until 1769. Other congregations were established at Big Spring (Newville) and Middle Spring near Shippensburg, in 1739. Education has played an important role in the history of the county. Originally established as a Grammar School in 1773, Dickinson was chartered September 9, 1783, five days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded in the newly-recognized United States. Founded in 1834 by Judge John Reed, The Dickinson School of Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the nation. Shippensburg University was established in 1871 as the Cumberland Valley State Normal School. The school received official approval by the state on February 21, 1873, and admitted its first class of 217 students on April 15, 1873. In 1917, the school was purchased by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Messiah College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church as the Messiah Bible School and Missionary Training Home. Central Penn College was established in 1881 as the Central Pennsylvania Business School.

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Government

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Cumberland County government provides a vast number of programs and services for its 235,000 residents.

Historic County Prison

Under Pennsylvania County Code, management of the county is the responsibility of a three-member Board of County Commissioners, whose members are elected at-large by county voters to serve concurrent fouryear terms. They are assisted by a number of professionals, including a chief clerk, elected row officers, and solicitors. County leaders are directly responsible for tax assessment of all county real estate; maintenance of all real estate transactions through the Recorder of Deeds office; issuance of marriage licenses through the Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans Court office; maintenance and 10

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The County Commissioners work closely with other elected and appointed officials who are responsible for running a number of departments, known as “Row Offices.” The Row Offices record and safeguard official documents, collect fees for services and/or court-imposed fines, and aid in the administration of justice. Fees and fines help defray the cost of carrying out the duties of the Row Offices, thereby reducing the cost to taxpayers. Row Offices include the clerk of courts, controller, coroner, district attorney, prothonotary, recorder of deeds, register of wills and clerk of orphans court, sheriff, and treasurer. Voters also elect county judges, who serve 10-year terms. The Clerk of Courts is primarily responsible for recording and maintaining the files and dockets of criminal and juvenile court cases. The Controller’s Office manages the central accounting system of the county. The Coroner investigates sudden, unexplained deaths, accidental deaths, homicides, suicides, and deaths occurring during or following surgery but not typically associated with the procedure performed.

In addition to boroughs and townships, there are also a number of Villages or Communities that are officially known as census designated places; geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law, but they are certainly places within Cumberland County where people live and raise families. In Cumberland County, those villages are known as Boiling Springs, Enola, Grantham, Lower Allen, New Kingstown, Plainfield, Schlusser, Summerdale, and West Fairview.

The District Attorney’s Office conducts criminal prosecutions. The prothonotary’s office records documents on civil matters. The recorder of deeds office records information on the buying and selling of real estate, which is also available online. The register of wills office is responsible for determining whether a will is valid. The clerk of orphan’s court handles adoptions, guardianships, termination of parental rights, and audits of estate accounts. The Sheriff’s Office protects courtrooms and judges, transports prisoners, issues gun permits, serves civil papers, and assists U.S. Marshals in executing warrants. The treasurer’s office is custodian of county funds and is responsible for the collection, disbursement, and investment of the General Fund tax money. Thirty-three municipalities make up Cumberland County; eleven boroughs and twenty-two townships. All meetings of these municipalities are public and usually take place based on a predetermined schedule, at least once a month.

Boroughs are governed by elected councils and mayors and, in some cases, a professional manager. They may be structured to include a number of other boards and authorities such as planning and zoning, historic review, and water and sewer. Members on these boards and commissions are appointed by the councils. Townships are governed by elected boards of supervisors or commissioners and may also include a paid manager, an appointed planning commission, and other authorities.

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VILLAGES/COMMUNITIES OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY Located in South Middleton Township, Boiling Springs, PA is a picturesque village that surrounds the Children’s Lake, right on the Appalachian Trail. Founded in 1845, but settled prior to 1737, the village is known for its beautiful scenery, fly fishing, the oldest public pool in Cumberland county, quaint Bed and Breakfasts, plus theatre and local events. The memorial clock tower, erected in 1956 and the Boiling Springs (Grist) Mill, on record as early as 1785, are the two landmarks in the village. The mill is one of, if not the most photographed building in the village.

Enola, PA is located along the Susquehanna River in East Pennsboro Township, and is a suburb of Harrisburg. Norfolk Southern operates Enola Yard, a large rail yard and locomotive Children’s Lake in Boiling Spings shop in Enola. The town came into existence due to the building of rail lines through the area. Local farmer Wesley Miller sold land to the Pennsylvania Railroad and was given the honor of naming the railroad station, “Enola,” in honor of his four-year old daughter. Eventually, the local post office and surrounding town adopted the name as well. Grantham, PA is an unincorporated community in Upper Allen Township, best known today for the Christian liberal arts college, Messiah College, whose students make up most of its population, between 85-90%. The actual residents are mostly Messiah alumni, employees, or parents of students. Founded in the early 20th century, Grantham was built around a rapidly growing industry along the nearby rail line, which supplied labor and logistical support to the macaroni factory run by Messiah’s College’s first president S.R. Smith. Upon closing, it was subsequently a facility for airplane parts, a greeting card business, and eventually a new maintenance facility for the college.

Formed in 1850 when the old Allen Township was split in half, Lower Allen, PA located within Lower Allen Township is blessed with natural resources. As its southern boundary, historic Yellow Breeches Creek is renowned for its trout fishing, along with an abundance of limestone and fertile land. In the 17th century, Lower Allen was home to the Susquehannock Indians. The first Scots-Irish settlers began moving in about 1750 and farmed there until modern times. Rustic and unspoiled, Lower Allen remained relatively undeveloped until after World War II, when its population grew rapidly. Today it is an inviting, suburban community.

Schlusser, PA is part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan area with a total area of 2.9 square miles, all of it land. It is part of North Middleton Township. Summerdale, PA, an unincorporated community located in East Pennsboro Township was founded in 1909. As people from Harrisburg came over the river during the summers, a dance hall was erected to support their need to party, thus starting the town of Summerdale. Today, the main attractions in Summerdale include Central Pennsylvania College, Capitol Area Intermediate Unit, and Summerdale United Methodist Church. In 2009, the town held a year- long celebration with parades and games to honor its Centennial.

New Kingstown, Plainfield and West Fairview are additional small communities in Cumberland County that are well-worth visiting.

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES TOWNSHIPS Cooke Township www.cooketwp.org Cooke Township Office 1700 Centerville Road, Newville, PA 17241 717-486-8114 Population: 179 School District: Big Spring

Dickinson Township www.dickinsontownship.org 219 Mountainview Road Mount Holly Springs, PA 17065-1503 717-486-7424 Population: 5,223 School District: Carlisle Area

East Pennsboro Township www.eastpennsboro.net 98 South Enola Drive Enola, PA 17025-2704 717-732-0711 Population: 20,228 School District: East Pennsboro Area

Hampden Township www.hampdentownship.us 230 South Sporting Hill Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 717-761-0119 Population: 28,044 School District: Cumberland Valley

Hopewell Township 415 Three Square Hollow Road Newburg, PA 17240 717-423-6582 Population: 2,328 School District: Shippensburg Area

Lower Allen Township www.lower-allen.pa.us 2233 Gettysburg Road Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-975-7575 Population: 17,980 School District: West Shore

Lower Frankford Township 1205 Easy Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 717-243-0855 Population: 1,732 School District: Big Spring

Lower Mifflin Township 529 Shed Road, Newville, PA 17241 717-776-6121 or 717-776-7854 Population: 1,783 School District: Big Spring

North Newton Township www.northnewtontownship.com 433 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257 717-776-7665 Population: 2,430 School District: Big Spring

Penn Township www.penntwpcc.org 1301 Centerville Road, Newville, PA 17241 717-486.3104 Population: 2,924 School District: Big Spring

Shippensburg Township www.shippensburgtownship.com Municipal Building 81 Walnut Bottom Road Shippensburg, PA 17257 717-532-7137 Population: 5,429 School District: Shippensburg Area

Silver Spring Township www.silverspringtwp-pa.gov 6475 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 717-766-0178 Population: 13,657 School District: Cumberland Valley

Southampton Township www.main.southamptontwp.com 200 Airport Road, Shippensburg, Pa 17257 717-532-9646 Population: 6,359 School District: Shippensburg Area

South Middleton Township www.smiddleton.com 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007 717-258-5324 Population: 14,663 School District: South Middleton

South Newton Township 11 High Mountain Road Walnut Bottom, PA 17266 Population: 1,383 School District: Big Spring

Upper Allen Township www.upperallentwp.org 100 Gettysburg Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 717-766-0756 Population: 18,059 School District: Mechanicsburg Area

Upper Frankford Township 500 North Mountain Road Newville, PA 17241 717-776-3117 Population: 2,005 School District: Big Spring

Upper Mifflin Township 455 Whiskey Run Road Newville, PA 17241 717-776-5949 Population: 1,304 School District: Big Spring

Mount Holly Springs Borough 200 Harmon Street Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 717-486-7613 Population: 2,030 School District: Carlisle Area

Borough of New Cumberland www.newcumberlandborough.com 1120 Market Street New Cumberland, PA 17070-1646 717-774-0404 Population: 7,277 School District: West Shore

West Pennsboro Township www.westpennsborotwp.org 2150 Newville Road Carlisle, PA 17015 717-243-8220 Population: 5,561 School District: Big Spring

Newburg Borough Box 87, Newburg, PA 17240 717-423-0050 Population: 336 School District: Mechanicsburg Area

Borough of Newville

BOROUGHS Camp Hill Borough www.camphillborough.com Borough Administration Building 2145 Walnut Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-737-3456 Population: 7,888 School District: Camp Hill

Carlisle Borough www.carlislepa.org Borough of Carlisle 53 W. South Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 717-249-4422 Population: 18,682 School District: Carlisle Area

Lemoyne Borough www.lemoynepa.com 510 Herman Avenue Lemoyne PA 17043 717-737-6843 Population: 4,553 School District: West Shore

Borough of Mechanicsburg www.mechanicsburgborough.org 36 West Allen Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 717-691-3310 Population: 8,981 School District: Mechanicsburg Area

www.newvilleborough.org 4 West Street, Newville, PA 17241 717-776-7633 Population: 1,326 School District: Big Spring

Shippensburg Borough www.borough.shippensburg.pa.us 111 N. Fayette Street PO Box 129 Shippensburg, PA 17257 717-532-2147 Population: 4,416 School District: Shippensburg Area

Shiremanstown Borough www.shiremanstown.org 1 Park Lane Shiremanstown, PA 17011-6377 717-761-4169 Population: 1,569 School District: Mechanicsburg Area

Borough of Wormleysburg www.wormleysburgpa.org 20 Market Street Wormleysburg PA 17043 717-763-4483 Population: 3,070 School District: West Shore

Source: 2010 US Census

Middlesex Township www.middlesextownship.com 350 N Middlesex Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 717-249-4409 or 717-795-9631 Population: 7,040 School District: Cumberland Valley

Monroe Township

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www.monroetwp.net 1220 Boiling Springs Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 717-258-6642 or 717-697-4613 Population: 5,823 School District: Cumberland Valley

North Middleton Township www.northmiddleton-township.org 2051 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 717-243-8550 Population: 11,143 School District: Carlisle Area

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Business starts here

Office Depot ribbon cutting AlphaGreen groundbreaking

Location, location, location. Most people have heard that famous phrase before. And coincidentally, it is Cumberland County’s strategic location that has fueled its development into one of the fastest growing and most prosperous locations to live and do business in the country. PHOTOS: CCED

Cumberland County, PA has a tremendous highway network. Interstates 83, 81, 76, and 15 go through Cumberland County. This highway infrastructure, location, and proximity to major metropolitan areas including Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC make Cumberland County one of the biggest logistic hubs in the country and a destination for businesses looking for a great place to do business. But there is more. Cumberland County, PA is rated by Standard & Poor’s as one of 67 counties throughout the United States with a Triple A bond rating, which attests to its financial stability and health. Further, Cumberland County has a low rate of taxation and is recognized for its educated as well as productive workforce by companies located there.

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What products and services are available to companies looking to invest in Cumberland County? Economic development projects are coordinated though Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED). CCED’s mission is to be a catalyst for job creation; entrepreneurship; and business attraction, retention, and expansion on behalf of the citizens of Cumberland County and South Central Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 2004, CCED has been a major force to attract investment and job creation to Cumberland County. CCED offers two key products and services:

Business Financing Many people know CCED as one of the best economic development lenders for small businesses looking to make investments. In partnership with CCED’s loan programs, as of the end of July 2011, CCED

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has worked with 53 businesses to attract approximately $42.5 million in private sector investment. CCED has access and uses a diverse variety of low-interest and tax-exempt financing programs available through Cumberland County, the state of Pennsylvania, and the federal government. Some of these programs include among others:

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Small Business First (SBF) – available to qualified for-profit businesses with less than 100 employees. Small Business Administration 504 Program (SBA-504) – available to any for-profit businesses, it provides funding for fixed-asset purchases. Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) – a tax-exempt financing program available primarily to manufacturers and 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporations. Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) – a tax-exempt financing program available through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For more information on all the available financing programs, visit

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SITE SELECTION SERVICES CCED’s professional Site Selection team is also recognized as one of the best in the business. Since 2005, CCED’s Site Selection team has attracted approximately $45 million in private sector investment and hundreds of new jobs into Cumberland County, PA. During this time, CCED has successfully worked with well-known companies including Office Depot, Alacer Corp., American Mint, Alpha Green Supreme, and Campus Door, among others. Whether you are an existing company that has grown too big for your current location or you are interested in moving or relocating to Cumberland County, CCED offers resources, experience, and relationships available to facilitate your change of address. CCED’s professional Site Selection team is available to craft a comprehensive development package that gives clients multiple site or facility options. CCED works with clients to build a comprehensive incentive package based on six core areas:

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Comprehensive Search of Available Land and Buildings: CCED works with over 100 commercial realtors and brokers to conduct a comprehensive search of available resources. CCED also helps clients connect with developers, engineers, and other groups familiar with the area to help move projects forward.

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Internal Financing Programs: CCED offers financing programs designed to meet a variety of project needs.

State Incentives: To attract and retain qualified companies, CCED works closely with the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) to pursue and obtain incentives for economic development projects in Cumberland County. These state incentive packages may include loans, grants, tax breaks, and other funding.

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Guidance to Agencies, Departments, and Officials: Often the hardest part of a project is knowing where to go and with whom to speak. CCED is available to set appointments with the correct political, municipal, or agency representative to ensure the right connections are made.

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Renewable Energy Savings and System Upgrades: CCED will recommend a series of energy saving options to help clients reduce costs; where to go to negotiate better utility rates; join electricity buying pools; and supply information on funding programs for the installation, replacement, or retrofit of inefficient systems.

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Workforce Development and Recruitment: CCED is available to help with attracting, hiring, and training a quality workforce; free job postings; advertising; and use of facilities for recruitment are just some of the services available. For more Site Selection information, please visit www.cumberlandbusiness.com/site-selection.

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In regards to workforce, as of April 2011, Cumberland County’s unemployment rate is at 6%. While for many areas in the country this is a positive number, for Cumberland County this is unusually high but lower than what it was at the peak of the recession. To help keep our unemployment rate low and help our residents find jobs, CCED, its Employment Taskforce, and the Cumberland County Chambers’ of Commerce organize an annual Job Fair. This Job Fair is extremely popular and attracts scores of companies looking to hire about 1,000 job seekers. Although the public sector is a significant employer in Cumberland County, key employment sectors that employ the most workers and offer the best potential for job growth are all private sector employment opportunities. Health care, manufacturing, construction, education, and transportation and logistics all offer thousands of openings annually throughout Cumberland County.

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Cumberland County’s

Largest Employers

Carlisle Regional Medical Center

Penrac LLC

Select Employment Services

Schneider National Carriers Inc.

Electronic Data Systems Corporation

Foot Locker Operations LLC

Mechanicsburg Area School District

East Pennsboro Area School District

Ames True Temper Inc.

Members 1st Federal Credit Union

JFC Temps Inc.

Carlisle Construction

Delta Dental Of Pennsylvania

Borders, Inc.

Federal Government

Fry Communications Inc.

ABF Freight Systems Inc.

Lowe's Home Centers Inc.

Highmark Blue Shield

Dickinson College

Wegman’s Food Markets Inc.

Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company

Giant Food Stores LLC

RITE AID Headquarters Corporation

Highmark Medicare Services Inc.

Capital Area Intermediate Unit

State Government

Pennsylvania State System Of Higher Education

West Shore School District

Karns Prime & Fancy Food Ltd.

Holy Spirit Hospital

Carlisle Area School District

Ross Dress For Less

Old Dominion Freight Line

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YRC Inc.

Messiah Village

Weis Markets Inc.

Exel Inc.

Messiah College

Big Spring School District

PPG Industries Inc.

Cumberland Valley School District

Overnite Transportation Company

Arnold Logistics LLC

South Middleton School District

Wal-Mart

Gannett Fleming Inc.

IBM Corporation

Capital BlueCross

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Why Chambers of Commerce Are Important!

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Acting on behalf of the business community, Chambers of Commerce fill a unique and important role. They educate, advocate and communicate through a variety of networking channels from business shows to workshops, conferences and partnerships with community and legislative leaders, and workforce development programs. Their mission is to provide opportunities for business growth and prosperity, to offer quality services to their members and to serve as resource leaders for business and the community at large.

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2011 Career Fair in Camp Hill

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Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce __________717-243-4515 www.carlislechamber.org Michelle Hornick Crowley, President PO Box 572, 212 N. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013-0572

Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce ______________717-796-0811 www.mechanicsburgchamber.org Jeff Palm, Executive Director 6 West Strawberry Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6213

Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce __________717-532-5509

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Tim Ebersole, Executive Director 53 West King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257

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West Shore Chamber of Commerce __________________717-761-0702 Kathleen Mangan, President 4211 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

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hanks to a small group of pioneer cable operators who decided to band together to give something back to the communities they were starting to serve, PCN TV, based in Camp Hill, has provided exceptional public service cable TV programming to every Pennsylvania cable subscriber since 1979.

Brian Lockman

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According to Brian Lockman, CEO of PCN, “From the beginning of cable TV service in Pennsylvania, cable operators across Pennsylvania agreed to cooperatively pay for what we now call PCN TV, which is by far the largest and best funded public service program provider in America.”

According to Brian Lockman, “Because we are funded entirely by the cable industry, not by advertisers, we can put programs on the air that regular networks will never be able to provide. We can show programs that may be of enormous interest to a relatively small group of people today, and then tomorrow put on a completely different program of similar importance, usually to another relatively small, but very interested group of cable subscribers.”

PCN’s original purpose was to provide a cable television network for the distribution of educational programming from Pennsylvania institutions of higher learning under the leadership of The Pennsylvania State University. PCN marked the first use of cable technology for distance learning, and was founded as the first educational television network in the nation. Today, PCN’s staff of thirty-seven provides a full schedule of 24-hour programming to every cable home in Pennsylvania, from the largest company, the 2.2 million statewide subscribers of Comcast, to the 18 subscribers of Pennsylvania’s smallest system at Nauvoo Cable in rural north central Pennsylvania. For many of the millions of cable system viewers who watch its programs, PCN’s most popular program is PCN Tours; a program that for almost two decades has brought an in-depth look at Pennsylvania’s diverse manufacturing industry into the homes of its subscribers. Similarly, tours of Gettysburg’s famous battlefield, contributed by its Park Rangers, or interviews with Pennsylvania’s veterans who served during World War II, are regularly available as features on PCN. Everyday that the General Assembly of Pennsylvania is in session in Harrisburg, PCN is broadcasting the sessions of the House and the Senate, and it is also covering press conferences, committee meetings and other meetings of interest occurring in and around the Capitol.

“Recently, for instance,” Lockman explained, “we had on a one-hour live call-in show on the topic of property taxes and school financing. We had a total of five incoming lines for that call-in show and for the entire hour our lines were jammed with callers wanting the opportunity to talk about the way Pennsylvania finances public education. There is nowhere else but PCN to find that kind of programming and public interest.” Perhaps Brian Lockman best described the impact of PCN for Pennsylvanians when he explained, “We find interesting things that are happening in Pennsylvania and we point a camera and let it go. The results are what you see every day when you find the PCN channel on your local cable system.” Converting to High Definition Several years ago, as High Definition (HD) Television became increasingly popular as more and more programs became available as HD programming, PCN’s staff realized that to remain relevant as a program provider against this ever-increasing lineup of HD cable programming, they needed to make a significant investment in HD equipment. According to Brian Lockman and his vice president and controller, Melissa Hiler, “Much of our audience comes to our programs as they channel surf across the myriad of options available to them on their local cable system. New owners of HD televisions, in particular, are searching for HD programs and will quickly pass right over any program still in standard definition. That practice alone meant that we would forever lose that potential viewer unless we made an investment in HD.” As they researched the costs related to the purchase of HD equipment, PCN called Omar Shute, executive director of Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED), to learn about the financing options available through his agency. Shute met with Lockman and Hiler in July 2010 and by December of that year a tax-exempt financing package was in place to finance PCN’s conversion to HD television and to refinance its mortgage. Lockman explained, “Thanks to CCED’s staff, we were able to affordably finance our new equipment and refinance our building; for the next seven years we know precisely what our financing costs will be.”

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Alacer Corp.

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Working with the Governor’s Action team, Omar Shute, executive director of CCED and his staff of specialists put together an attractive package of options for Alacer Corp. to consider as it reviewed similar packages and proposals from other East Coast developers and sites. The package that Shute and his team offered to Alacer Corp. included several attractive new, privately-owned buildings with long-term lease options, an outstanding location near I-81 with easy access to a strong network of highways, a who’s who list of national and regional motor carriers located within miles of their front door, an available and trained workforce with a strong work ethic and a good-to-excellent skill set in the mechanical areas most needed for Alacer’s new facility, a modest package of incentives from Pennsylvania that included grants, job creation tax credits and job training assistance, and a $10 million tax-exempt equipment loan through the Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority. As Omar Shute explained, “Alacer Corp. really liked the site options we presented them. When Alacer Corp. found we were able to deliver a premium site and building, along with permits, grants and funding for the project in a short time period, everything came together to make it possible for Alacer to locate their new manufacturing and distribution facility here in Cumberland County.” At a time when the Carlisle economy was reacting to several announcements about companies closing their Carlisle-based operations, Alacer’s announcement in spring 2010 that they were going to open a new 130,000 sq. foot manufacturing and distribution center on Allen Road was great news. Sales expanded so rapidly, Alacer needed a second facility to increase production. Within one year they expect to go from zero products produced in Carlisle to as much as half of the company’s total production. Alacer Corp. in Carlisle needed to hire people with good

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wo years, ago, in 2009, when Alacer Corp., a California based dietary supplement manufacturing and distribution company, had to increase its production capacity to meet the ever-growing demand for its products, they worked with a site consultant to help them find a location on the East Coast. That consultant contacted the Governor’s Action Team in Harrisburg to start the Pennsylvania search process. After learning about Alacer and its site requirements, the Governor’s Action Team quickly brought in Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED).

math and mechanical skills; people who had previous experience in distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing, and who could quickly grasp working with robots and other high-tech manufacturing equipment. Since October 2010, when Jeff Poor, Alacer’s director of operations, and Mark Kindon, manager of maintenance and engineering started as employees number one and number two, Alacer’s 130,000 sq. foot facility has been built, the machines have been installed, a complete first shift team hired and trained; testing and production began in February 2011. Since then, a second shift was added in June 2011, which necessitated a major expansion of their parking lot, and a third shift was added in July 2011. By the end of the first year of operations, in February 2012, Alacer Corp. expects to employ about 120 skilled and semi-skilled individuals in Carlisle. To hire that full team, the human resources staff has worked with the Team PA CareerLink in Carlisle, the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, CCED, three local temp agencies, and with a couple of national and regional professional recruiters. Alacer Corp. has participated in two regional job fairs sponsored by CCED and have hosted their own two-day, in-house job fair to try to get the word out to prospective new employees of the opportunities that are and will soon be available at Alacer Corp.

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Location & Transportation For the past seventy years, since the first 160-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (now I-76) opened in October 1941 from Carlisle to just east of Pittsburgh, Cumberland County has been at the center of highway transportation in Pennsylvania and in the middle Atlantic states.

Today, Cumberland County and the Carlisle region, in particular, are recognized by major national trucking companies and by a significant number of regional and national distribution companies as one of the East Coasts’ most preferred locations. The list of national and regional motor carriers with a physical presence in Cumberland County reads like a who’s who in the motor carrier industry. Most of these motor carriers have terminals in the Carlisle region along US Route 11 near I-81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76). Motor carriers and distribution companies are attracted to Cumberland County because of its outstanding highway and freight rail infrastructure. The most important highway routes leading in and out of Cumberland County include: I-81, which runs 824 miles from upstate New York at the Canadian border to Tennessee and connects with I-40; I-76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs east to west from New Jersey to Ohio and intersects with I-81 at Carlisle; I-83, which runs from Harrisburg and Cumberland County to Baltimore and I-70 in northern Maryland; PA Route 581, the Capital Beltway, connects I-81 to I-83 and I-76, as well as US Routes 11 and 15, which run north to south through the length of Cumberland County. Because of this exceptional network of Interstate and US highways, numerous national and regional companies and distribution centers have chosen to locate significant facilities in Cumberland County. Indeed, the total square footage of Class A warehouse space located in Cumberland County exceeds sixty million square feet. Many of these facilities are located adjacent to US Route 11 near New Kingstown,

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along Allen Road at Exit 44 of I-81, and along PA Route 581 in the eastern part of Cumberland County. Because of the increasing amount of distribution center activity on and near Allen Road west of Carlisle, Exit 44 of I-81 was completely redesigned and reconstructed. The adjacent intersection with US Route 11 was also redesigned and reconstructed to more easily accommodate the thousands of vehicles passing in and out of the several dozen distribution center facilities located in the vicinity of Exit 44. In addition to the outstanding highway network, Norfolk Southern provides rail freight service to many of the county’s businesses and distribution centers. Norfolk Southern’s freight classification yard in Enola along the west bank of the Susquehanna River is one of the nation’s busiest freight yards.

Amtrak service is available nearby in downtown Harrisburg. Amtrak provides hourly service to Lancaster, Philadelphia and New York City, as well as daily trains to Pittsburgh. Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Middletown, just across the Susquehanna River from Cumberland County provides an impressive schedule for business and leisure travelers. As many as fifteen carriers provide daily service to Baltimore, New York, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Atlanta.

A small sampling of some of the storage and distribution centers in the Cumberland County area.

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The Cumberland County Commissioners are active partners in the I-81 Coalition – a planning group representing the federal government, state and local officials, business and transportation leaders, and conservationists. The I-81 Coalition was organized by local officials in the states that I-81 passes through to begin to plan efforts to effectively deal with congestion and safety issues.

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Shopping in Cumberland County offers plenty of options; whether the preference is large malls and shopping centers, independent stores or specialty gift and one-ofa-kind shopping. The West Shore communities of Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill offer downtown shops, shopping malls, and several out-of-the-way destination retailers. Carlisle offers everything a shopper could ask for: small downtown specialty stores, big box retailers, and several large strip malls. Because of its large student population, Shippensburg boasts a good selection of retailers, both large and small.

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For antiques and collectibles, there is a delightful selection available at various locations throughout the county. Visitors from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region regularly travel to Cumberland County to explore the fine selection of interesting and unique items. Locally made pottery, crafts and works of art can be found in a number of shops.

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As would be expected from a community near several Interstate highways, Cumberland County offers every automobile dealership (new and used), all the national discount chain stores, business specialty stores, automotive and building supplies, electronics, and several famous brand name outlet stores.

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IT’S TIME TO EAT Wherever one goes, there’s a close-by local restaurant or a major chain outlet in Cumberland County. Diners, restaurants, taverns and inns offer every dining option imaginable – from five-course gourmet meals complete with a flight of wine to a jam-packed lunch counter with bottomless coffee. Name an ethnic cuisine, whether French, Irish, Indian, Greek, Thai, Mexican, German, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese or Jamaican and it can be found, perhaps just a walk or a short drive away. For barbeque food like chicken, ribs and wings, options abound. Many of the county’s most popular restaurants are known for their savory BBQ sauces and flavorful food. Preference for pizza? Deep dish, thin crust, New York City style or Sicilian, plain cheese or loaded with toppings – there are many outstanding pizzerias throughout Cumberland County. For as much as eight months of the year, residents and visitors to Cumberland County love to eat outside; to dine al fresco. Start at the Susquehanna River where several large restaurants feature expansive covered decks overlooking City Island and the Harrisburg Skyline. Exploring further into Cumberland County, there are many taverns, sidewalk restaurants, and inns, all offering an opportunity to take in the scenery while enjoying a wonderful meal.

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Apples Melons Nectarines Peaches Cherries Strawberries Apricots Pears Plums Sweet Corn Tomatoes Pumpkins Green Vegetables Sweet Cider • Jellies • Preserves Canned Fruit • Apple Butter all from our own fruit Orchard and Farm Products at their freshest, direct from Family Farms in the country.

Come! See! Taste! 5 Miles South of Mt. Holly Springs (on Highway 94)

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Folks who do needlework are familiar with the term, which has been used to refer to social knitting groups since at least World War II. Over the years it has expanded to include cross stitch, crocheting, embroidering, etc. 2nd Wed. Each Month – 7:00pm 4th Wed. Each Month – 7:00pm

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Susquehanna Mystery Alliance

Entertaining and interesting programs. Reservations requested for seating and refreshments. $2 per person.

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LODGING Because of the county’s strategic location at the crossroads of two key Interstate highways, and especially because of their location along I-81 – the primary transportation artery from New York to Tennessee – Cumberland County is blessed with an abundance of quality, moderately priced hotels and motels. Just the right place for many travelers; it’s a perfect place to stop for the night – to shop, dine, sleep, and recharge! If coming to Cumberland County is intended to be more than an eight-hour stay, special accommodations are available in our scenic part of South Central Pennsylvania. Visitors will find great winter skiing, a delightful assortment of affordable golf courses, extra special romantic “hide-aways” and many bed and breakfasts and inns. Relocating to the valley and need a place to stay for a week or three months? The lodging specialists in the community will find you the perfect place. An excellent selection of fine hotels and motels, scattered throughout the county, will cater to a full range of business or personal needs.

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or the past forty years, the theory and practice and the art and science of violin making have been passed on to students from across America and from across the world by Edward C. Campbell at his classic violin workshop and school in rural Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Since 1955, when he graduated from Penn State with a degree in Engineering, Ed Campbell has devoted his life to making violins, violas, and cellos that produce beautiful music in the hands of talented musicians. For half a century, the shop Ed Campbell and his wife Mary created in their expansive red brick home on Lerew Road south of Boiling Springs has been a home, a workshop, a studio, a retail store, a school, and a place filled with music and wonder; where some of the finest stringed instruments in the world have been created. According to Nelson Steffy, now the principal instructor at Ed Campbell’s violin making school, “There are just four acclaimed schools in the United States that teach the art and science of violin making.” Three of those schools are located in large American cities – Boston, Salt Lake City, and Chicago. Those three schools teach the German method of constructing violins. Ed Campbell’s school – the Chimneys Apprenticeship Program – instructs its apprentice violin makers in the Italian tradition, the method of Stradivarius.

the art and science of how to create an extraordinary violin out of handselected pieces of maple, spruce, and ebony from Nelson Steffy, who himself learned from Ed Campbell; but Ed Campbell is also in the shop and teaching everyday. Steffy, who started a second career at the age of fifty by starting and completing Ed Campbell’s apprentice program, and also received a master’s certificate from Campbell, has been the chief instructor for five years. In addition to teaching their eight apprentices the art and science of violin making, Steffy and Campbell produce and repair violins, violas, and cellos. They are also the authors of four internationally respected instructional books that teach various techniques, tips, skills, secrets, and the magic of violin making. These four Little Red Books, which teach the various techniques and secrets of acquiring outstanding acoustics in hand-made instruments, are purchased, via the internet, by violin makers from around the world.

Ed and Mary Campbell, proprietors

The school’s apprentices, who come to Boiling Springs from many parts of the globe, commit to a rigid four year (minimum) program under the tutelage of Ed Campbell and Nelson Steffy. As they would with a college degree program, apprentices move to Cumberland County, pay tuition, and spend thirty-five hours per week in the Chimneys classroom/workshop, learning science, art, workmanship, and craftsmanship from master violin makers. At the end of their rigorous four-year apprenticeship, graduates receive a certificate in violin making, which attests to their ability to create world-class stringed instruments. To graduate, every successful apprentice must design and create sixteen violins, one viola, and one cello. According to Ed Campbell, who, along with his wife Mary founded this apprenticeship program in 1970, “A successful apprentice needs fortitude, patience, and a willingness to learn and to be taught.” At any given time, there are eight students in various stages of the formal apprentice program laboring and learning on the second and third floors of Ed and Mary Campbell’s large brick home. These students spend their days learning

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The instruments created by Campbell, Steffy and their numerous apprentices all carry a special label inside the instrument that proudly reads: Made at the Chimneys Violin Shop, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Every label carries the name of the individual Nelson Steffy, principal instructor who made the instrument, its number in order of manufacture by that maker, and in the case of the apprentices, a note that identifies the maker as a disciple of Edward C. Campbell. In addition to its acclaimed apprentice program, The Chimneys Violin Shop sells and repairs violins, violas, and cellos. The instruments created by its apprentices are sold to help defray the tuition costs of the four-year program; these violins are often purchased by students who want an affordable instrument with outstanding acoustics. The shop also sells the extraordinary instruments created over his lifetime by Edward Campbell, and the recent creations of Nelson Steffy. The shop also purchases violins from other makers for resale to its ever-increasing list of violin playing customers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and New Jersey. In recognition of his exceptional skills as a craftsman of extraordinary talent, Ed Campbell has been recognized by the Violin Society of America with its highest honor – the Hors Concours (which translates into English as Standout). This honor, bestowed on a select group of American violin makers, recognizes the competitive achievements of its recipients.

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If you are in the process of moving to Cumberland County, or considering a move to Cumberland County, we would like to let you in on our special secret: Cumberland County is a great place to live.

Cumberland County is a valley community – with two gorgeous ranges of the Appalachians on its north and south sides. Here South Central Pennsylvania is surrounded by exceptional scenic beauty and fabulous outdoor recreational opportunities. Cumberland County features attractive boroughs, towns, and villages, and is considered one of the best places in the Commonwealth to live or retire. This is a big county, spreading from the urban communities along the Susquehanna River all the way west to the rolling farmlands of western Cumberland County. Route 581 provides ready access to the State Capital in Harrisburg from the eastern one-third of the county, and a significant percentage of the population lives in that sector. Carlisle, in the middle of the county, is easily accessible from all directions from I-81 and I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike). Shippensburg is similarly accessible from I-81.

Homes in new residential, up-scale neighborhoods typically sell for $350,000 or more. Older homes in our suburbs and smaller towns – homes with three or four bedrooms, two and one-half baths and other amenities – usually range in price from $190,000 to $230,000. Smaller homes in mature city neighborhoods can be purchased for $90,000 or more. Residents can also choose from a variety of apart-ments, townhouses and condominiums – to own or rent – in various price ranges.

Regardless of where one chooses to live, work and raise a family in Cumberland County, there’s a neighborhood (or a spot to be all alone in the woods) that precisely fits a chosen lifestyle, and where one will readily find churches, clubs, schools, and recreational activities that comfortably fit that lifestyle. Home choices include well-built older homes in historic neighborhoods in Carlisle, Shippensburg, Mechanicsburg and New Cumberland; stylish ranch homes in sub-divisions in smaller communities like Boiling Springs, Mount Holly Springs or Newville; large duplexes in South Middleton Township, Shiremanstown or Summerdale; and luxurious custom-designed mansions bordering a mountain stream or in a meadow with a scenic vista of the Appalachian Mountains.

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hen Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s popular Dirty Jobs, came to Meadowbrooke Gourds he learned one of the secrets of this growing Cumberland County small business – Gourd Sex.

Today, Meadowbrooke Gourds is the largest gourd crafting company in the world. Darren Hartsock explained there are three keys to the success of Meadowbrooke Gourds. The first is the growing of the gourds. “Thanks to Ben Bear’s knowledge and experience, we are constantly creating new varieties that make it possible for us to design products that have never been seen before.”

According to Darren Hartsock, Meadowbrooke Gourds’ wholesale manager, “We took Mike into the fields just before dark on a beautiful summer evening and taught him how to distinguish male flowers from female flowers. Then we showed him how to use a Q-Tip to remove the pollen from the male gourd flower and carefully move that Q-Tip filled with fine pollen dust to the female flower to hand-pollinate the gourd.”

The second key to Meadowbrooke Gourds’ success is its ability to change and adapt. According to Hartsock, “As much as 35% of our design catalog will change from year to year. To generate new design ideas, we host product development contests and invite our customers into our workshops for Create Your Own Weekends.”

Over the course of the summer, as about one-hundred different varieties of gourds in the twenty-acre field produce their flowers, Meadowbrooke’s pollinating crew of local teenagers carefully selects the plants to be pollinated; to ensure the gourd plants do not cross pollinate. This selective gourd pollination process started in the early 1990s when Ben Bear, a successful produce farmer in Mechanicsburg, realized that some of the gourds he had grown the season before now had a beautiful hard shell. Asking himself “What can I do with these?” Ben took a couple of the gourds into his workshop and started to design and create a few prototypes – bird houses and baskets. Ben then took his creations to a wholesale marketplace to see if gift shop retailers would have an interest in his unusual designs. Ben sold every design he took to that first show, and right then decided to grow even more gourds the next season. For that following year’s wholesale market Ben Bear created Halloween-themed gourds, Jack-O-Lanterns in varied shapes and sizes, and once again sold every piece and took orders from retail vendors who were confident they could sell Ben’s gourd creations. From 1995 to 2000, Ben Bear grew an ever-increasing assortment of gourds from which he and a small team of employees created ideas for decorative gourd products, and then mass-produced those products out of a 53-foot trailer that had been converted to a workshop. Since 2001, when Bear purchased his family’s potato farm on Potato Road along the banks of the Conodoguinet Creek, Meadowbrooke Gourds has expanded its wholesale customer base to include as many as three thousand retailers, catalog companies, museums, amusement parks, garden centers and nurseries. Meadowbrooke Gourds also operates a thriving retail store and has created a significant web retail business extensively using its website and a variety of social networking strategies.

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One of those weekends produced the design of Meadowbrooke Gourds’ best-ever selling product. In its first year, Meadowbrooke sold 1,400 of that “weekend design,” netting the amateur designer a royalty check of $2,000. Darren Hartsock with The third key to success is its employees and some inventory their special management system. In 2007, Ben Bear advised his employees he planned to step down from the active management of the business and that he intended to turn over the day-to-day management and decision making to his three key managers – Darren Hartsock, Dori Heller, and Shawn Trostle. Bear told his employees he would continue as their gourd grower and as an owner/partner, but the employees would manage the business. These three young managers now manage a company with a 100% open book policy. Hartsock explained the entire company meets every Wednesday to review all aspects of the business – revenue, expenses, wholesale and retail and Internet activities, employment issues, and forecasts. Darren Hartsock explained their system, “You see we feel the spark of inspiration runs through more than just the gourds we create. Each of us gets to choose how much we work, how much we want to do and the hours we work. We also share all financial decisions and our meetings, conversations and bookkeeping are open to everyone. Perhaps this simple way of working together sounds odd because so few choose to take this road, but it has worked very well for us over the years. It has given us more freedom, the occasional moment of insight and countless hours of ping pong games.”

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Recreation/ Attractions The Cumberland Valley, one of Pennsylvania's most beautiful areas, has long captured the hearts of nature enthusiasts. Visitors from throughout the nation have discovered our rich natural history while wandering through the countryside and the foothills of the Appalachians.

YEAR-ROUND SPORTS College sports fan? Shippensburg University, Dickinson College and Messiah College all field outstanding intercollegiate athletic teams for exciting Division II and Division III intercollegiate action. For fans of America’s pastime, take the family out to the ballgame and watch the Harrisburg Senators play at Metro Bank Park on City Island in the Susquehanna River between Cumberland and Dauphin Counties. The Calder-Cup Champion Hershey Bears play exciting AHL hockey several times every week at the Giant Center in Hershey. The Shippensburg Speedway and the Maple Grove Speedway offer dirt track racing throughout the summer. The acclaimed Appalachian Trail is readily accessible from most points in Cumberland County. The midpoint of the 2,175-mile long Appalachian Trail is located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park near Newville. The trail passes next to Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs. Indeed, the Appalachian Trail is such an important part of the Boiling Springs community that the village of Boiling Springs, together with South Middleton Township, was recently recognized as an Appalachian Trail Community. The Appalachian Trail Conference

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headquarters is located next to Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs. The Cumberland Valley Rail Trail runs down the middle of the Cumberland Valley, between the South Mountain and Blue Mountain ridges on the eastern flank of the Appalachians, currently for eleven miles from Shippensburg to Newville, with plans to extend the trail to Carlisle. For more active participation in sports, the options are endless throughout the year.

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With unspoiled mountains framing Cumberland County on the north and south and with abundant forests and waterways, the Cumberland Valley is an outdoor playground and a sportsman’s paradise. Come to enjoy biking on our scenic roads and trails, canoe calm waters or thrash through a few rapids on the Yellow Breeches, and horseback ride across open fields and mountains.

In autumn, the trees on the mountains and valleys and in the towns and cities light up the landscape with hues of amber, yellow and crimson. Hiking, biking, scenic driving, kayaking, and horseback riding are superb ways to enjoy the fall colors.

Spring is the time of the year when many residents look forward to the Pennsylvania fishing season on the county’s numerous trout streams. Others hike through this beautiful change of season, or visit the numerous local farmers’ markets for fresh vegetables and fruits. Many state and county parks, nestled within the mountains and valleys, offer quiet, scenic paths lined with pine needles and maple, oak and tulip poplar leaves. Taking a brisk walk in the cool dew in the morning, or playing a round of golf on a beautiful course is the perfect way to spend a spring day. The Cumberland Valley offers many interesting and affordable golf courses, while hikers will find dozens of miles of trails featuring a wide variety of terrain and scenery. For history buffs, this is a great place to live and visit. Wherever one roams in Cumberland County, traces of our Revolutionary and Civil War heritage can be found. The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Cumberland County Historical Society are great places to start an adventure.

Fall is certainly the most colorful time of the year, bringing parades, craft fairs and harvest festivals. Indulge in homemade apple cider and soft and sugary cider donuts. Fall is also the season to bring the whole family to a local pumpkin patch. Take an old-fashioned tractor-pulled hayride or haunted ride and run through a twisted corn maze. It’s fun for kids of all ages.

WINTER During the winter months, residents of Cumberland County often take time to enjoy great skiing and snowboarding at Roundtop Mountain Resort, or cross-country skiing at Colonel Denning State Park, in the Michaux State Forest, at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, or in Tuscarora State Forest. Ice fishing is readily available in the Michaux State Forest and at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Snowmobilers will find trails throughout the county, but especially in Michaux State Forest, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, and in the Tuscarora State Forest. Ice Skaters will find groomed ice at Colonel Denning State Park, Michaux State Forest, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, and indoors at Twin Ponds Family Recreation Center.

SUMMER In the heat of summer, visitors flock to the beaches in our state parks. Swimming, kayaking and boating are all popular ways to cool off in the summer months. Cumberland County hosts three of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful and enticing state parks. They are filled with endless outdoor recreational activities, including camping, hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, and picnicking. Children will find many places to play basketball, baseball, soccer or tennis. Many communities also have municipal pools – perfect places to bring the kids to take a dip on a hot day. For golfers, there are eleven public and private courses in the county. Some courses are capable of hosting professional tournaments, others are short courses perfect for beginners. For younger golfers, miniature golf courses provide a fun, friendly way to get acquainted with the game.

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The general store at Pine Grove Furnace State Park is the unofficial halfway point on the Appalachian Trail. A tradition among thru-hikers is to eat a half-gallon of ice cream at the halfway point; hikers that complete the entire half-gallon are given commemorative wooden spoons and may sign the "half-gallon challenge" book in the store. Headquarters in Boiling Springs

Hiking Hostel in Pine Grove.

State Parks in Cumberland County Pine Grove Furnace State Park 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is the location of the former Pine Grove Furnace, an iron furnace that operated for 131 years on South Mountain in Cumberland County.

Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Hiking Fuller Lake is a small lake (just 1.7 acres) in an abandoned iron industry quarry. Fishing, but not boating, is permitted. Laurel Lake is about 25 acres. Boats are permitted but must be non-powered or electric. Mountain Creek is an established trout fishery. Pine Grove Furnace State Park has just 3 miles of hiking trails within its boundaries, but the unofficial half-way point of the Appalachian Trail is located within the park. The 6-mile Buck Ridge Trail connects Pine Grove Furnace State Park with Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center. Both of the lakes in the park offer well maintained beaches with bath houses.

Appalachian Trail Museum The nation's first museum to hiking opened June 5, 2010 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The museum, located in a refurbished mill building that is part of the Pine Grove Iron Works National Historic District within the park, tells the story of the founding and construction of the Appalachian Trail.

Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center, 1,454-acres, is an education and training center for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Company, which used the mansion as a training center for employees and sales representatives. The Nature Conservancy and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania acquired the mansion and land in 1973. The environmental education center opened in 1977.

Colonel Denning State Park Colonel Denning State Park is named for William Denning, an American Revolutionary War veteran who, incidentally, was never a colonel. The park is located in the Doubling Gap of the Blue Mountain range on Pennsylvania Route 233 in southwestern Cumberland County between Newville and Landisburg. Its only lake, Doubling Gap, is a small man-made lake with a fine swimming beach. There are 18 miles of hiking trails within Colonel Denning State Park; the park serves as a trailhead for the Tuscarora Trail. Flat Rock trail is a 4-mile (6.4 km) out-and-back hike reaching a peak elevation of 1,987 feet at Flat Rock.

Public and Private Golf Courses in Cumberland County Armitage Golf Club

Cumberland Golf Club

800 Orr's Bridge Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 717-737-5344

2395 Ritner Hwy Carlisle, PA 17015-9316 717-249-5538

Carlisle Barracks Golf Course

Eagles Crossing Golf Course

901 Carlisle Barracks Blvd Carlisle, PA 17013 717-243-3262

501 Conodoguinet Avenue Carlisle, PA 17015-8972 717-960-0500

Carlisle Country Club 1242 Harrisburg Pike Carlisle, PA 17013 717-243-6100

Liberty Forge 3804 Lisburn Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6703 717-795-9880

Mayapple Golf Links 1 Mayapple Drive Carlisle, PA 17013 717-258-4088

Rich Valley Golf Course 227 Rich Valley Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-1743 717-691-8805

Riverview Golf Club 300 A Avenue New Cumberland, PA 17070-5022 717-770-5199

Silver Spring Golf Course 136 Sample Bridge Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-1939 717-766-0462

West Shore Country Club 100 Brentwater Road Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-737-5164

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James McCormick Cameron built the mansion at Kings Gap in 1908 at the top of the mountain looking north over Cumberland County on 2,700 acres that had been completely deforested during the iron forge/charcoal era of the 18th and 19th century. After he acquired the land and built his mansion, Cameron actively reforested his property, so most of the trees at Kings Gap are roughly a century old. After Cameron died in 1949, the property was acquired by the Carlisle based C. H. Masland and Son Carpet

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Health Care The 235,000 residents who call the Cumberland Valley home know they are in capable, compassionate hands when it comes to health care.

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The region is home to nationally recognized, first-class hospitals and health care facilities that provide a variety of emergency, inpatient, rehabilitation, therapeutic and at-home services. Some of our numerous health care providers are specialized in certain fields while others provide a wide variety of services. Thanks to a terrific transportation network, even in the Cumberland Valley’s most rural areas, quality health care is easily accessible. Certainly, health and wellness are essential for the maintenance of a high quality of life, and here in the Cumberland Valley residents maintain healthy lifestyles by staying fit and active, indoors and outdoors, season after season. But when health care is needed, help isn’t far away. These health centers and hospitals are technically advanced and provide a range of services, including emergency assistance, medical and surgical inpatient care, ambulatory surgery, oncology and cardiac services, advanced surgery, sophisticated diagnostic procedures, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment and children’s health services. Medical and health care providers are especially devoted to providing the highest quality of care for Cumberland Valley’s children. Experienced pediatricians, doctors, nurses and other practitioners are dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating all types of ailments and afflictions that affect children. They strive to make medical care as pleasant as possible for children and encourage healthy kids to see their pediatricians regularly.

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Some of the Larger Health Facilities in Cumberland County

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Whether it’s treatment at a facility or in the comfort of home, patients receive skilled care from trained, dedicated doctors and nurses. Cumberland County prides itself on the professional, compassionate treatment its health care facilities offer all residents, especially children, seniors and those who have been seriously injured or disabled. Additionally, many working adults are responsible for the care of aging parents or relatives. In Cumberland County, health care options provide seniors not only with treatments, but also with help in maintaining comfort and a satisfying quality of life. A range of services assists older adults in enjoying their continued independence, paying for pharmaceuticals and receiving medical assistance when needed. Seniors may receive health services at their homes, health care facilities, assisted living residences or nursing homes.

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At any age, our Cumberland Valley’s residents receive the highest-quality health care, and isn’t that what living well is all about?

Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA

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Comprehensive imaging services. Board-certified physicians. Test results reviewed locally and provided quickly.

FOUR Convenient Locations Carlisle Regional Medical Center 361 Alexander Spring Rd., Carlisle

Medical Arts Building Imaging Services 220 Wilson St., Suite 102, Carlisle

Carlisle Imaging Services 2 Jennifer Court, Suite A, Carlisle

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Retirement Living

Bethany Village

Scattered among the 550 square miles of Cumberland County – from the west shore of the Susquehanna River in Lemoyne and west to Mechanicsburg and Carlisle and then all the way to the far southeastern end of the county in Shippensburg – are some of the loveliest and finest retirement communities to be found in Pennsylvania. Depending on exactly what a retired family is searching for in terms of retirement living, they’ll easily find just the right retirement environment to meet their needs and lifestyle; whether that’s on a quiet street in their own home in one of Cumberland County’s many towns and villages or in a formal and planned retirement village. Cumberland County offers every aspect of retired living a family could ever ask for.

Apartments at Green Ridge Village

The newest approach to retirement living – the 55 + community – is now by far the most rapidly growing real estate idea to hit central Pennsylvania. Cumberland County offers at least three well-developed, planned 55+communities, in Shippensburg, Silver Spring and Mechanicsburg. Large, multi-level retirement communities, those that offer everything from single family homes in beautiful wooded settings, to apartments, assisted living facilities, and also skilled nursing care can also be readily found in Cumberland County. Indeed, some of the largest and finest full-service retirement communities in Pennsylvania are located in Cumberland County. So for those who love winter and want to live year-around in Pennsylvania or prefer to be a snowbird for a few months during the winter but have a primary home here in Pennsylvania, Cumberland County offers the very best options available for retirement living. Depending on the lifestyle, Cumberland County offers retirement communities in rural communities with ready access to I-81 and I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike), and also offers full-service facilities in gorgeous suburban settings, with shopping, recreation, dining and entertainment just minutes away.

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Arts and Culture

H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University

The Cumberland Valley’s arts are alive, varied and vibrant year round. The region’s three main colleges and universities – Shippensburg, Messiah, and Dickinson – all offer theater events, renowned museums, art galleries, lectures and music for the enjoyment of their students and for the residents of Cumberland County. Throughout the region are unique galleries and performing arts venues, including the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University; it is the premier performing arts center serving South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. The Oyster Mill Playhouse, nestled along the Conodoguinet Creek in East Pennsboro Township, features live theater in a rustic mill. Its current season features Seussical the Musical, Are You Being Served, A Party to Murder, Carlisle and Godspell. The Theatre Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse in Boiling Springs offers dinner theater and musicals. The current season includes Sisters of Swing, Hello Dolly, Smoke on the Mountain, The Buddy Holly Story, I Do, I Do!, and Mistletoe Magic. Another entertainment option is the art-deco Carlisle Theatre and Performing Arts Center, a renovated 1930s movie house that recalls the Golden Age of Hollywood. This season’s entertainers include Gallagher, Collin Raye, Loudoun Wainwright, III, and Cherish the Ladies. The Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg offers Cumberland Valley residents live theater in an historic setting. The 2011 season includes

The Musical of Musicals, The Musical, Frankenstein, You're a Good Man,

Charlie Brown, The Laramie Project, Sylvia, Rent, and Be Careful What You Wish For. On the first Saturday in June, Foundry Day, a juried arts and crafts festival is held along Children’s Lake in Boiling Springs. The largest and longest running one-day street fair in the eastern part of the United States, Jubilee Day, is held in mid-June along Main and Market Streets in downtown Mechanicsburg. The Harvest of the Arts Festival in September attracts 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, and as many as 20,000 visitors to downtown Carlisle.

The Grace Milliman Pollock Performing Arts Center In January 2006, longtime Camp Hill resident and philanthropist Grace Milliman Pollock pledged $15 million to build a performing arts center at the site of Eisenhower Elementary School in Camp Hill. This beautiful new facility, which opened in March 2011, includes a 500-seat theater, a dance studio, a green room, lobby, amphitheater and training rooms for vocal music, instrumental music, and visual and graphic arts.

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Museums abound in every corner of the Cumberland Valley. Some of the most popular include the Cumberland County Historical Society, the Trout Gallery at Dickinson College, the Appalachian Trail Museum, the Mechanicsburg Museum, the Oakes Museum, Peace Church, Shippensburg University’s Fashion Archives and Museum, and the Shippensburg Historical Society. The United States Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) in Carlisle is the Army's primary historical repository and research facility. AHEC contains the finest military library in the United States. The AHEC answers thousands of queries from the public each year. Historians,

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military buffs, families doing genealogical research, and schoolchildren come to Carlisle to use the reference materials available at AHEC. The Cumberland County Historical Society has recently created a dynamic museum, the William McLean Tannery in Shippensburg. The museum encompasses 16 galleries, including a new folk art gallery housing a nationally significant collection, and a new Indian School gallery featuring the nation's largest repository of Carlisle Indian School artifacts.

Two Mile House on Walnut Bottom Road near Carlisle is maintained by the Cumberland County Historical Society; this magnificent Federal limestone residence was built in 1820 when the Walnut Bottom Road served as a busy thoroughfare for travelers, merchants and farmers plying their trade. From 1826 to 1857 it was known as The James Given Tavern. Live music of every sort is available several nights a week at the Banquet Hall at the Historic Holly Inn in Mt. Holly Springs. Ace Music in Newville hosts jam sessions for Cumberland County musicians every Saturday

evening. The Trinity Fellowship Center in Walnut Bottom hosts free outdoor concerts throughout the summer.

Carlisle Events, one of the world’s largest presenters of collector car, truck and motorcycle entertainment, hosts ten seasonal automotive events at the Carlisle Fairgrounds which attract enthusiasts from all over the world.

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The Military in Cumberland County The military has played an important role in the economy of Cumberland County since before the Revolutionary War. The most famous of the three facilities located in or near Cumberland County is the Carlisle Barracks, which was founded as a supply post in 1757. The other two major military installations in Cumberland County are far more recent additions: Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg was established at the beginning of World War II and DLA Distribution Susquehanna was originally built as a supply depot during World War I.

The US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks

DLA Distribution Susquehanna DLA Distribution Susquehanna, with facilities at New Cumberland and Mechanicsburg, provides military and commercial repair parts, clothing and textiles, medical supplies and industrial and electronic components to military customers throughout the United States and the world. DLA Distribution Susquehanna is home to the largest distribution facility in the Department of Defense – the Eastern Distribution Center, located at New Cumberland. Container consolidation points for both the Army and the Air Force are operated at DLA Distribution Susquehanna, consolidating materiel from U.S. facilities into sea van containers and Air Force pallets for overseas shipments. The organization supports the fielding of new weapons systems for the Army through the assembly of repair parts, tools and technical manuals at the Unit Materiel Fielding Point and manages the Navy’s Publications and Forms mission. DLA Distribution Susquehanna is also one of DLA Distribution’s two sites where Unitized Rations are built, which are used in the field feeding systems for the Army and Marines. DLA Distribution Susquehanna is also the host for the New Cumberland installation and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the small city within its gates. Included are a full range of quality of life services to military members, their families and civilian employees, including child care, a fitness center, golf course, bowling center, and a swimming pool.

Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mechanicsburg By the early 1940s it was abundantly clear the Navy needed inland supply depots. With the advent of the “Five Ocean” Navy, overcrowded coastal Navy Yards and Depots were in need of relief. The Mechanicsburg area was one of five locations chosen for new Depots. Close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the railroad yards at Enola, the Pennsylvania farm land offered an ideal location. Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg was commissioned on 1 October 1942. Presently NSA Mechanicsburg serves approximately 4,300 civilian, military, and industry partners assigned to over 30 tenant activities or commands. The largest of these are: the Naval Inventory Control Point Mechanicsburg, which serves to procure, manage, and supply spare parts for submarines and ships worldwide with approximately 1,300 personnel; the Navy Supply Information Systems 40

Activity, with approximately 800 personnel; and Naval Supply Systems Command headquarters, which has a complement of approximately 300 personnel. Under the leadership of the current Commanding Officer, Captain James Smart, Supply Corps, USN, the NSA Mechanicsburg mission is to provide an operationally ready, secure shore infrastructure built upon a streamlined shore installation management organization committed to quality of life for our military members and civilian staffs and quality of community developed through extensive interaction and involvement with the community.

The US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks Nestled in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, Carlisle Barracks is one of our nation’s oldest military installations. Since 1757, Carlisle Barracks has witnessed pioneering concepts in military training and education, and innovative measures to prepare for a changing world. In the spring of 1951, the U.S. Army War College, the senior educational institution of the U.S. Army, relocated to Carlisle Barracks. Established in 1903 and formerly located in Washington, D.C., the college had functioned as part of the General Staff during its early years. It chiefly prepared selected officers for high command. Distinguished graduates of that period included John J. Pershing (Class of 1905), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1927), and Omar N. Bradley (1934). Classes were suspended in 1940 during the preparedness mobilization for World War II, and not resumed until a decade later at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for the 1950-51 academic year. At Carlisle Barracks, the Army War College grew steadily as it performed its mission of preparing officers for leadership at the highest levels. The college soon outgrew its main academic building (the current Upton Hall) and transferred to the newly constructed Root Hall in 1967. Two specialized agencies evolved into integral parts of the Army War College: the Strategic Studies Institute, first formed in 1954; and the Military History Institute, established in 1967. The Center for Strategic Leadership, a state-of-the-art war gaming complex that opened in 1994, contributed another dimension to the college and to Carlisle Barracks’ history as a distinctive U.S. Army campus.

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Education COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY Although the population of Cumberland County is not all that large (235,000) in comparison to its larger neighbors of York (435,000), Lancaster (520,000), or Dauphin (268,000), there are far more significant institutions of higher education in Cumberland County than in those much larger communities. Cumberland County’s colleges and universities attract students from across America and from around the world. Of the almost 16,000 students who are preparing for degree programs at the six colleges and universities in Cumberland County, a large proportion of those students are from central Pennsylvania, but a significant number, especially at the three highly selective colleges in Carlisle – Penn State Law, Dickinson College and the US Army War College – compete for admission with some of the world’s most gifted students. The largest academic class of the institutions of higher education in Cumberland County is at Shippensburg University, with about 8,300 full-time students. “Ship” is located on a beautiful campus adjacent to the borough of Shippensburg. Carlisle hosts the two smallest academic classes – the War College and Penn State Law – each with about 600 students, and is also home to one of the oldest colleges in America, Dickinson College. Grantham and Summerdale, home to Messiah College and Central Penn College, are tiny villages tucked away in corners of this beautiful area.

Central Penn College Central Penn College is located near the Susquehanna River in eastern Cumberland County in the small village of Summerdale. Central Penn refers to itself as “America's largest career-oriented college.” Central Penn offers its 1,200 students two-year associate degrees and three or four year bachelor's degrees. The college offers on-campus housing, but about 60 percent of the school’s students commute from Cumberland, Perry and Dauphin counties.

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In addition to offering outstanding academic programs to their students, the six colleges and universities in Cumberland County add diverse and important resources to their individual communities and to the county as a whole. Residents of Cumberland County have ready access to the numerous museums, theaters, lectures, restaurants and coffee shops, parks and grounds, consultants, philosophers, and students from around the Commonwealth and the world that make these campuses such special places.

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Dickinson College Dickinson College in Carlisle was chartered on September 9, 1783, five days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded in the newly-recognized United States, and the 16th oldest college in the United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and named in honor of a signer of the Constitution, John Dickinson, who was known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania. Dickinson College is a highly selective, private residential liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum; it offers 42 majors with an

emphasis on international studies and has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries. Dickinson offers 13 modern languages. Dickinson is home to 2,365 full-time students from 43 U.S. states and territories and 41 foreign countries; more than 50 percent of its students study abroad and as many as 26 percent participate in varsity athletics for the Red Devils, who participate in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. Messiah College Messiah College is a nationally ranked private Christian college with a student body of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Messiah’s campus is located in the village of Grantham; twelve miles from downtown Harrisburg and ten miles from Carlisle. In head-to-head competition with public and private colleges and universities, Messiah College consistently ranks among the top ten “Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the northeastern U.S.,” according to U.S. News and World Report. The College awards bachelor’s degrees in more than 55 majors and master’s degrees in three graduate programs. Specialized educational programs include extensive off-campus study, individualized majors, independent study, service-learning, internships, and a College Honors Program. Messiah requires a general education curriculum for all students. Messiah’s Falcons compete on twenty-two varsity teams in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic Conference. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, located in Shippensburg in the far southeastern corner of Cumberland County, adjacent to I-81, is one of the fourteen state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Shippensburg University is home to 8,300 students; 7,200 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate. 2,500 undergraduate students live on campus in nine residence halls. Shippensburg offers 75 undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services, and the John L. Grove College of Business.

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Shippensburg also offers eight preprofessional programs and seven affiliate programs whereby students can earn combined undergraduate and graduate degrees through accelerated programs. Seventeen programs are offered by the School of Graduate Studies; there are also three Post Master's Programs. Shippensburg University is an NCAA Division II school and one of fourteen schools to compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The Pennsylvania State University — Dickinson School of Law Penn State University Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, adjacent to, but not affiliated with, the campus of Dickinson College, is the law school of The Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Law. Dickinson School of Law operates as a unified two-location campus with facilities in both University Park and Carlisle. The two campuses operate meaningfully as a single enterprise, with a single identity, single reputation and single stature. Carlisle is the original home of the law school. The law school was founded by John Reed in 1834, making it the fifth oldest law school in the United States and the oldest law school in Pennsylvania. It is home to over 600 law students, most of whom are earning the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Master of Laws (LLM).

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United States Army War College In addition to the five public or private colleges and universities located in Cumberland County, one additional college, the US Army War College, is located in Carlisle on the 500-acre campus of the historic Carlisle Barracks, the nations’ second oldest active military base. The U.S. Army War College is the Army's ultimate professional development institution. It prepares selected military, civilian, and international leaders for the responsibilities of strategic leadership in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational environment. Approximately 600 students attend at any one time, half in a two-year-long Internet-based program, and the other half in an on-campus program lasting ten months. The US Army War College grants its graduates, both civilian and military, a master's degree in Strategic Studies. As the Army's most senior military educational institution, the Army War College provides a function similar to that of the Naval War College and Air War College, each an academic institution administered by a sister service of the United States Army; it trains most of the army's colonels and lieutenant colonels.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS Big Spring School District __________________________________717-776-2000 www.bigspring.k12.pa.us • 45 Mount Rock Road, Newville, PA 17241-9412 Municipalities: Borough of Newville, Cooke Township, Lower Frankford Township, Lower Mifflin Township, North Newton Township, Penn Township, South Newton Township, Upper Frankford Township, Upper Mifflin Township, and West Pennsboro Township Camp Hill School District __________________________________717-901-2400 www.camphillsd.k12.pa.us • 2627 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011-4697 Municipalities: Camp Hill Borough Carlisle Area School District ________________________________717-240-6800 www.carlisleschools.org • 623 W Penn Street, Carlisle, PA 17013-2239 Municipalities: Carlisle Borough, Mount Holly Springs Borough, Dickinson Township, and North Middleton Township

Shippensburg Area School District __________________________717-530-2700 www.ship.k12.pa.us • 317 N Morris Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257-1654 Municipalities: Shippensburg Borough, Hopewell Township, Shippensburg Township, and Southampton Township South Middleton School District______________________________717-258-6484 www.bubblers.k12.pa.us • 4 Forge Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-9523 Municipalities: South Middleton Township West Shore School District ______________________________717-938-9577 www.WSSD.k12.pa.us • 507 Fishing Creek Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070 Municipalities: Lemoyne Borough, Borough of New Cumberland, Borough of Wormleysburg, and Lower Allen Township

Cumberland Valley School District____________________________717-697-8261 www.cvschools.org • 6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-1711 Municipalities: Hampden Township, Middlesex Township, Monroe Township, and Silver Spring Township East Pennsboro Area School District __________________________717-732-3601 www.epasd.org • 890 Valley Street, Enola, PA 17025-1541 Municipalities: East Pennsboro Township Mechanicsburg Area School District __________________________717-691-4500 www.mbgsd.org • 100 E Elmwood Ave 2nd Floor, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Municipalities: Borough of Mechanicsburg, Newburg Borough, Shiremanstown Borough, and Upper Allen Township

LIBRARIES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

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Amelia S. Givin Free Library 114 N. Baltimore Avenue Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 717-486-3688

East Pennsboro Branch Library 98 South Enola Drive Enola, PA 17025 717-732-4274

John Graham Public Library 9 Parsonage Street Newville, PA 17241 717-776-5900

Shippensburg Public Library 73 West King Street Shippensburg, PA 17257 717-532-4508

Bosler Memorial Library 158 West High Street Carlisle, PA 17013 717-243-4642

Cleve J. Fredricksen Public Library 100 North 19th Street Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-761-3900

New Cumberland Public Library 1 Benjamin Plaza New Cumberland, PA 17070 717-774-7820

Joseph T. Simpson Public Library 16 N. Walnut Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 717-766-0171

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BUYERS’ GUIDE AUTOMOTIVE AAA Central Penn 2301 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-657-2244 • Fax: 717-214-1767 Email: ssweigard@aaacp.com • AAA.com A trusted auto club providing peace of mind and security through roadside assistance. Additionally offering financial, insurance, travel agency services, shopping, dining and entertainment discounts. See our ad, page 25

BANKING F & M Trust PO Box 6010, Chambersburg, PA 17201 888-264-6116 Email: ken.ditzler@f-mtrust.com • www.fmtrustonline.com FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS...from people you know. Community offices located in Boiling Springs, Carlisle, Camp Hill, Newville and Shippensburg. See our ad, page 18

InTouch Credit Union

225 Grandview Avenue, Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-763-6017 • Fax: 717-945-4122 Email: itcu@itcu.org • www.itcu.org Chartered in 1974, InTouch Credit Union is a financial cooperative that works for you with locations throughout the United States, serving over 73,000 members worldwide. See our ad, page 17

Orrstown Bank

77 East King Street, PO Box 250, Shippensburg, PA 17257 1-888-0rrstown • Fax: 717-532-4143 Email: mybank@orrstown.com • www.orrstown.com Full service financial institution offering personal and business banking services as well as wealth management and trust services. See our ad, page 15

PNC Business Banking

249 Fifth Avenue Mall, P1-POPP-11-6, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-762-5559 • Fax: 412-705-0041 Email: dave.becker@pnc.com • www.pnc.com PNC knows that cash flow is the lifeblood of your business. that’s why we’re committed to offering solutions that help improve your cash position for today and tomorrow. See our ad, Inside Front Cover

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

EDUCATION Carlisle Area School District 623 West Penn Street, Carlisle, PA 17013-2298 717-240-6800 Email: spielbauerc@carlisleschools.org • www.carlisleschools.org Award-winning faculty. Challenging academic programs for grades K-12. Comprehensive high school, vocational school, virtual high school, and distance learning programs provided. See our ad, page 11

Central Penn College 600 Valley Road, PO Box 309, Summerdale, PA 17093 800-759-2727 • www.centralpenn.edu Central Penn College offers a variety of bachelor and associate degree programs in the areas of business, criminal justice and legal studies, healthcare, communications and information technology. Visit www.centralpenn.edu.

Millersville University

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PO Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551 717-872-3030 • Fax: 717-871-2078 Email: paul.young@millersville.edu • www.millersville.edu MU’s corporate University is committed to working with leadership teams to create competitive advantage and performance improvement through customized training targeted at executives and managers. See our ad, page 42

Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce

Shippensburg University

6 West Strawberry Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 717-796-0811 • Fax: 717-796-1977 Email: info@mechanicsburgchamber.org www.mechanicsburgchamber.org Promoting the Mechanicsburg area as a great place to work, shop and live.

1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17529-2299 717-477-1231 • Fax: 717-477-4016 Email: admiss@ship.edu • www.ship.edu Shippensburg University offers a variety of professional, graduate and undergraduate programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Education and Human Services.

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CONTRACTORS The Tuckey Companies 170 Stover Drive, Carlisle, PA 17015 717-249-1535 • Fax: 717-249-3076 Email: info@tuckey.com • www.tuckey.com Well-known as the “one-call” contractor, our comprehensive scope services allows us to provide turnkey solutions for all aspects of construction, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, metal fabrication and restoration. See our ad, page 9

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122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA 17013-5234 717-245-4101 • www.carlisle.army.mil The Army War College develops, inspires and serves strategic leaders for the wise, effective application of national power, in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational environment. See our ad, page 7

ENGINEERING Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. 3552 Old Gettysburg Road, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-612-9880 • Fax: 717-612-9465 Email: gte@gibson-thomas.com Considering a home addition or installing a fence? Whatever your reason, Gibson-Thomas Engineering, Consulting Engineers is here to serve and help you through the residential land survey process.

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HEALTH CARE SERVICES Carlisle Regional Medical Center 361 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17015-9129 717-960-1696 • Fax: 717-960-3518 • www.CarlisleRMC.com Carlisle Regional Medical Center offers wellness programs, women’s services, birth and pediatric services, family medicine, emergency care, cancer, surgery, pain management, rehab, sleep disorder and home health services. See our ad, page 34

Holy Spirit Health System 503 N. 21st Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-763-2100 • www.hsh.org Holy Spirit Health System offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Its flagship is Holy Spirit Hospital, a 319-bed JCAHO-accredited facility located in Camp Hill, PA. See our ad, page 33

PinnacleHealth System PO Box 8700, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8700 717-231-8900 • www.pinnaclehealth.org

FOOD The Peters Orchards 10540 Carlisle Pike, Gardners, PA 17324 717-528-4380 • Fax: 717-528-8780 Email: jrpeters@peters-orchards.com • www.peters-orchards.com Peters Orchards, a family-owned and operated fruit business, is located in Adams and Cumberland Counties. A retail market on Rt. 94 between Mt. Holly Springs and York Springs is open year round offering fresh fruits and vegetables in season.

Wegman’s

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Your trusted hospital and health system in central Pennsylvania. Offering a full spectrum of expertise including primary care, minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, and advanced cancer care. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and wellness of the community. See our ad, Inside Back Cover

Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates 629D Lowther Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339 877-938-2765 • Fax: 717-932-3095 • www.qita.com As Central Pennsylvania’s most trusted, high quality, full service radiology experts, we specialize in hands on, personalized, professional radiology services 24/7/365 and department management. See our ad, page 36

6416 Carlisle Pike, #2000, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 717-791-4500 • Fax: 717-791-4599 Email: robert.finnjr@wegmans.com • www.wegmans.com

Shippensburg Medical Campus See our ad, page 19

GOVERNMENT

46 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257 717-530-5117 • www.SummitHealth.org/ship Family Practice and Walk-In Care, Imaging Services, Lab Services, Physical Therapy, Occupational/Hand Therapy, Sleep Lab. See our ad, page 16

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency 211 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1406 717-780-3800 • www.phfa.org PHFA works to expand affordable homeownership and rental apartment opportunities fort older adults, low-and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. See our ad, page 4

US Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks, Family and MWR 22 Ashburn Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013 717-245-4533 • Fax: 717-245-4068 Email: christopher.reitman@us.army.mil • Web: www.carlislemwr.com Family and MWR provides an array of services and programs at Army installation including family, child and youth programs, recreational, sports and fitness activities, food and catering, entertainment, and travel and leisure. Our Golf Course and Catering facility are open to the public. See our ad, page 7

GROUNDWATER CONSULTANTS

Summit Diabetes and Nutrition Services 757 Norland Avenue., Suite 204, Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-217-6820 • www.SummitHealth.org/diabetes Comprehensive Diabetes Management, Prescriptions, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Insulin Pumps, Insulin Starts, Meal Planning, Exercise Planning, Preventing Complications, Group Classes, Support Groups.

Chambersburg Hospital

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112 North Seventh Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-267-3000 • www.SummitHealth.org Bariatric, Behavioral Health, Birthing, Cancer, Cardiology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Diabetes Education and Management, Diagnostic, Emergency Care, Hospitalists, Laboratory, Medical, Orthopedic, Pain, Pediatric, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation, Respiratory Care, Sleep Lab, Surgical, Women’s Health. See our ad, page 37

INSURANCE Capital BlueCross

Groundwater Sciences Corporation 2601 Market Place Street, Suite 310, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-901-8192 • Fax: 717-657-1611 Email: sfisher@groundwatersciences.com www.groundwatersciences.com Groundwater exploration, environmental site assessments, UST investigation and closure, Pennsylvania Act 2, RCRA projects, Superfund projects, Act 537 studies, full remediation services and geologic studies.

2500 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17177 717-541-7000 or 800-962-2242 • www.capbluecross.com Serving the health insurance needs of residents in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Because when you care more, you do more. Independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. See our ad, Back Cover

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TRANSPORTATION

Capital Area Pregnancy Centers 2515 Gettysburg Road, Camp HIll, PA 17011 717-761-4410 • Email: john@capchelp.org • www.lifechoicesclinic.org Provider of free services to individuals facing unplanned pregnancies including pregnancy tests, limited ultra sounds, material aid, counseling and education - no fees for any services. See our ad, page 46

Capital Area Transit 901 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105 717-233-5657, ext 132 • Fax: 717-238-8307 Email: wparkin@cattransit.com • www.cattransit.com Public transit local and express bus service throughout the Harrisburg and Capital Region. We offer service taking you to work, shopping, visiting on 26 routes. See our ad, page 22

PEST CONTROL UNIFORM RENTAL

Gilbert’s Professional Pest Control, Inc. 200 South Spring Garden Street, Carlisle, PA 17103 717-249-6667 • Fax: 717-697-8815 Eliminating termite and wood infesting pests is our specialty. Homeowners quarterly integrated pest management programs, humane removal of nuisance animals. Real estate inspections. References available. See our ad, this page

PICTURE FRAMING

Cumberland Valley Rental 111 W King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257 717-377-1992 • Fax: 717-530-1314 Email: info@cvruniforms.com • www.cvruniforms.com We are a family-owned Uniform Company proudly serving the Cumberland Valley since 1949. We specialize in corporate embroidery and uniform rental. Call us and see the difference. See our ad, this page

Pat Craig Studios 30 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 717-245-0382 • Email: pac.pcs@comcast.net • www.patcraigstudios.com Try Pat Craig Studios for Custom Framing, Handcrafted Jewelry, Fine Arts and Prints, Unique Cards and Gifts and Flamingo Wear. Best of Carlisle 2010. See our ad, page 39

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UTILITIES Utility Rates Analysts 220 South 17th Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-648-6239 • Fax: 888-838-9009 Email: steve@utilityratesanalysts.com • www.utilityratesanalysts.com Serving commercial and industrial energy users. Assisting with the reduction of costs and recovery of overcharges. Electric and gas procurement, auditing, demand response, cost containment. See our ad, page 17

Atlantic Communications Group, Inc. 18 E. Mill Road, Flourtown, PA 19031 800-832-3747 • Fax: 800-599-6420 www.atlantic4us.com, www.knowthisplace.com Quality design services for web and print; copywriting; photography and printing for soft-cover directories, anual reports, brochures and custom street and road maps. See our ad, page 26

RETAIL Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop 6 Clouser Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17065 717-795-7470 Email: mysterybooks@comcast.net • www.mysterybooksonline.com Largest book shop in south central Pennsylvania specializing in mystery, spy, thriller and horror books, and book paraphernalia. Book signings and other monthly events. See website for upcoming events!

VISITORS BUREAU Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau Carlisle, PA 17013 717-240-7190 or 888-513-5130 • Fax: 717-243-6928 Email: info@visitcumberlandvalley.com www.visitcumberlandvalley.com The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is the official tourism promotion agency for Cumberland County. Find unique experiences, a complete list of events and more at visitcumberlandvalley.com. See our ad, page 1

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Index to Advertisers AAA Central Penn ................................................................................AAA.com ..............................25 Atlantic Communications Group,Inc. ..............................www.Atlantic4us.com www.knowthisplace.com ..............................26

Capital Area Pregnancy Centers ..................................www.lifechoicesclinic.org ..............................46 Capital Area Transit ..............................................................www.cattransit.com ..............................22 Capital Blue Cross............................................................www.capbluecross.com ................Back Cover Carlisle Area School District ..........................................www.carlisleschools.org ..............................11 Carlisle Regional Medical Center ....................................www.CarlisleRMC.com ..............................34 Central Penn College ........................................................www.centralpenn.edu ..............................43 Chambersburg Hospital (Summit Health) ......................www.SummitHealth.org ..............................37 Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau....................www.visitcumberlandvalley.com ................................1 Cumberland Valley Rental................................................www.cvruniforms.com ..............................47 F & M Trust ......................................................................www.fmtrustonline.com ..............................18 Gilbert’s Professional Pest Control, Inc..................www.gilbertspestcontrol.com ..............................47 Groundwater Sciences Corporation....................www.groundwatersciences.com ..............................17 Holy Spirit Health System..............................................................www.hsh.org ..............................33 InTouch Credit Union....................................................................www.itcu.org ..............................17 Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce..........www.mechanicsburgchamber.org ..............................45 Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop ......................www.mysterybooksonline.com ..............................26 Millersville University..........................................................www.millersville.edu ..............................42 Orrstown Bank ......................................................................www.orrstown.com ..............................15 Pat Craig Studios ..........................................................www.patcraigstudios.com ..............................39 Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency ......................................www.phfa.org ................................4 The Peters Orchards ....................................................www.Peters-Orchards.com ..............................25 Pinnacle Health System ................................................www.pinnaclehealth.org ......Inside Back Cover PNC Business Banking. ................................................................www.pnc.com ......Inside Front Cover Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates ............................www.qita.com ..............................36 Shippensburg Medical Campus (Summit Health) ....www.SummitHealth.org/ship ..............................16 Shippensburg University ..............................................................www.ship.edu ..............................41 Summit Diabetes & Nutrition Services..............www.SummitHealth.org/diabetes ..............................16 The Tuckey Companies ............................................................www.tuckey.com ................................9 US Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks, Famly and MWR ......www.carlislemwr.mil ................................7 US Army War College ........................................................www.carlisle.army.mil ................................7 Utility Rates Analysts................................................www.utilityratesanalysts.com ..............................17 Wegman’s ..............................................................................www.wegmans.com ..............................19

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