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# M E M B E R S H I P M AT T E R S

September 2018

The Chamber Update From The President

Welcome New Members Jewels of India

26 N. Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013

Southeast Media Productions

Craig Hockinson 210 Westpoint Dr. Carlisle, PA 17013 (386) 503-6832


Ben Prescott 6 Arlington Dr. Carlisle, PA 17015 (717) 763-1133

USA Stars All-Star Cheer and Dance

Bill Brown 27 Fairview St. Carlisle, PA 17015 (717) 979-6233

When we began the Business Achievement Award over fourteen years ago, we always knew that we needed to recognize our top leaders for their support of our community, their discipline to grow and shape their respective businesses, their engagement and support with/from their family and friends and their wisdom. All of the honorees: Lead With Passion. ... Make Communication a Priority... Commit to Staff... Commit to Team Building... Lead With Decisiveness...* The two areas that seem to be missing - their commitment to their families and friends and their humility. I have had the honor of contacting each of the past recipients and letting them know that they were being honored. They all have the same reaction: “No, I don’t deserve the award./My children and/ or siblings are involved in the business and they deserve recognition, too./Why me?” Please join us as we honor Gary, his sons, family, and partners and all of the people who have helped him make Allen Distribution successful. Also a special thank you to FNB for being our partner the past few years for the Business Achievement Award. Gary believes that “surrounding yourself with good people” is the key to success in business. Gary is truly deserving of this year’s award. Please attend. It will make your day! Past Recipients: Don Mowery, RS Mowery & Sons The Peters Family, Peter’s Orchard Bill Hooke and Kurt Suter Kenneth Shoemaker, Orrstown Bank Jimmie and Nancy George, George’s Flowers Bill Miller, Carlisle Events Lincoln Warrell, Warrell Corporation

Paul Strickler, United Telephone Ron Leitzel, Mountz Denver Tuckey, Tuckey Bill Hoffman, Hoffman Roth Funeral Home Ray Wolfe, Farmers Trust John Ward, Carlisle Tire and Wheel/Cumberland County Michelle Hornick Crowley


UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle Member Mixer UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle hosted a member mixer on July 26. Over 100 members enjoyed mingling in their indoor and outdoor spaces.


Travels CHINA

April 20-28, 2020

Event Survey Results

In July we wanted to learn about our members’ ideas for upcoming events, potential speakers, why they attend events, and how they prefer to learn about events. Additional information from this survey is available on the Chamber’s new blog! Visit to learn more about your fellow member’s insights about events. Why Our Members Top 5 Topics in Which Attend an Event Members are Interested

Once again the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce will be traveling to China. Travelers will be able to choose between two trips which are scheduled for the same dates. The trip cost is based on double occupancy and includes transportation to/from Dulles, international and domestic air, luxury 4 – 5 star hotels, three meals per day, bus transportation within China, all admissions as indicated on the itinerary, and English speaking guides.


Topic Networking Speaker Required by Employer

Management/Leadership Local Government Issues Marketing Topics Non-Profit Organizations Conflict Management

Marketing Minute Pick 2

Advertising Opportunities and Save! To kick off the year, we’ve decided to offer our Pick 2 and Save promotion! Reserve two advertising opportunities by September 28 and you’ll save $50! Experts say that it takes 6-12 impressions for a customer to decide to make a purchase. Get started with us! Choose two of these options: Premium Web Package - 4 Months of a Banner Ad at the top of the Chamber’s Website Tuesday Teaser Sponsorship - 4 Weeks of Your Electronic Ad sent to 2,000 Email Addresses Newsletter Ad - Place a Full Size Ad in Our Monthly Newsletter and Posted as a Blog Post ChamberPak Insert - Have Your Flyer Sent in One of Our Monthly ChamberPak Mailings Newsletter Spotlight - Tell Your Unique Story in Our Monthly Newsletter and Have It Posted On Our Blog Contact Bethany at to schedule your ads!

Trip #1: Golden China - $2299 (non-member rate), $2199 (member rate) - Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai – Visit the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Kunming Lake, Lingyin Temple, Yu Garden, Bund and other stops as listed on the itinerary. Trip #2: Terra Cotta Warriors - $2499 (nonmember rate), $2399 (member rate) – Beijing, Xi’an (Terra Cotta Warriors), Shanghai - Visit the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Kunming Lake, Terra Cotta Warriors, Bund and other stops as listed on the itinerary. An informational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Carlisle Country Club, doors open at 5:30 PM. Please RSVP for this meeting to Hollis at For a brochure please contact Mary Kay at 10% off your reservation of $575 or more

Roundtop Mountain Resort 717-432-9631 925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry


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Help Us Welcome

Robyn Dingle

Robyn Dingle is the Chamber’s new part-time Financial Coordinator. Robyn handles all bookkeeping, billing, and payroll. Prior to joining the Chamber staff, Robyn owned 2nd Time Around which gave her a passion for growing the Carlisle business community.

She loves to travel and has been on eight cruises! She’s also an avid Penn State fan. “WE ARE!” Make sure to stop by to meet Robyn and bring her favorite snack, a fresh donut.

The Chamber Has a Blog!


Spotlight The Bosler and Friends biennial Celebrate the Book Week Festival is coming soon! Starting Friday, October 19 with Wine and Words and ending Saturday, October 27 with Young Adult Day there is something for everyone during this weeklong celebration. Our featured authors include William Kent Krueger, Jeff Shaara, and

We only have so much space to share great information in our newsletter so we decided to start a blog so we can share extra news with you and the public. This will also help us draw additional viewers to our website to make it even easier for new customers to find your business. If your company purchases a member spotlight or newsletter ad, we’ll also add your spotlight onto the blog to give you the opportunity to share information with even more people.

What is the Carlisle Area Personnel

Maggie Stiefvater. Throughout the week there will be writers workshops, booked for lunch presentations, local author The Carlisle Area Personnel Association (CAPA) is a group day, vendor day, and much more. For a of human resource specialists and other professionals. They meet monthly to network with others in their field and to learn complete list of programs and to learn about a variety of Human Resource topics. more please visit www.boslerlibrary. The first CAPA gathering of the Fall will be hosted on September org or stop-in at the Library and pick12 and our speaker will present on “Diversifying Your Talent Pipeline.” Contact to learn more or up the Celebrate the Book Week to be added to the CAPA email list to be the first to know what the program guide. next topic will be.


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Trindle Self Storage 1 month free rent

(717) 245-0026 1755 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle

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Salvation Army Lunch Sep The Mixer 7 20 E. Pomfret St. 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Diversify Your Talent Sep CAPA: Pipeline 12 Carlisle Comfort Suites 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Annual Mega Mixer Sep 12th U.S. Army Heritage and 13 Education Center 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Annual Trap Shoot Sep 8th Carlisle Fish & Game 14 12:30 - 4:30 PM 4 Women Sep Women The Carlisle Vault 19 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Cafe: Find Your Sep Conversation Leadership Niche 21 Square Bean Coffee 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Renewing Members Allen Distribution American Heart Association - Capital Region Boyer & Ritter Bruster’s Ice Cream Carlisle Car and Driver Service, Inc. Carlisle Container Company Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Champion Law Office, LLC Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Country-Aire Kennels Courtyard by Marriott Shippensburg Cruise Planners Days Inn North Carlisle Doceo Office Solutions Downtown Counseling Center LLC Fairfield Inn & Suites

and the Workplace Sep Opioids Carlisle Comfort Suites 25 7:30 - 9:00 AM

5:00-7:00 PM

Ribbon Cutting Sep ColorMaxx 232 York Rd


4:00-4:30 PM

Save the Date October 11

Business Achievement Award Honoring Gary C. Heishman

October 17


Orrstown Bank Penn State Dickinson Law PNC Rose Metal Systems, Inc. Rowe’s Print Shop, LLC SEDA Council of Governments Procurement (PTAC) Technical Assistance Center Shredding Solutions, Inc. South Middleton School District Square Bean Carlisle The Bank of Landisburg The Bill Gladstone Group of NAI CIR The Sentinel The Warrell Corporation Foundation Union Quarries, Inc. Walmart Wessels Used Cars WHTM-ABC 27 Wolfe & Company Realtors

The Gilded Door Oil & Vinegar Tap Room hosted its grand opening ribbon cutting celebration on August 2. They offer samples of their oil and vinegar daily and provided samples of recipes to attendees to help show what is possible with their unique balsamic vinegar blends.

Network Building Lunch Sep M2M Hoss’s Steak and Sea House 26 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Mixer at Classic Sep Member Drycleaners 27 254 E. High St.

Fay’s Country Kitchen Foote Capital Mortgage Co. Geisinger Holy Spirit Geisinger Holy Spirit Primary Care Carlisle Hampton Inn by Hilton Harrisburg University of Science and Technology HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital Homeland at Home Howard Hanna Irwin and McKnight, P.C. J W Smith Auto Body Jacqueline L. Powell & Associates, Inc. M & Z Rugs & Carpets, Inc. M&T Bank McCoy Bros., Inc. Meadowbrooke Gourds, Inc. MedStaffers Messiah Lifeways Midas Auto Service & Tires

(C)2018 Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce 2018-2019 BOARD

Robb Keith, Board Chair Douglas Dyer, Vice Chair & Membership Committee Steve Kaufman, Co-Treasurer Dennis Trautman, Co-Treasurer John W. Friend, Past Chair Ashley Perzyna, Education Committee Michelle H. Crowley, Secretary

Board & Staff


Kevin Curtis Thomas P. Abbas Perry Heath Michelle Lisk Laura Portillo Crystal Quintin Scott Sheaffer Pam Van Pelt Bradley Griffie Ashleigh Goss Paulo Oliveira Vince Champion


Michelle Hornick Crowley, President & CEO Donna Hunter, VP Membership Development Bethany Shue, Marketing Coordinator Hollis Kosco, Event and Planning Director Robyn Dingle, Financial Coordinator


Valerie Copenhaver Virginia Mauk LTC Sally Hannan Ivo V. Otto David Everhart Lucy A. Zander Mary Kay Durham, Travel Advisor


212 N Hanover St, Carlisle (P) 717-243-4515

September 2018 Chamber Update  
September 2018 Chamber Update