Adams County Business - January/February 2023

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Board o F d ir E ctors

isaac Bucher, chair*

Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium

Bryan Johnson, vice chair* SMB Associates

Wesley Warehime, treasurer* Aero Energy sarah dull, secretary* Comfort Suites

stacey schlosser, immediate past chair* Biggerstaff’s Catering darlene a . Brown Individual Member lisa duffy UPMC Hanover shawn Eckenrode Adams County Technical Institute

John hanner Living Bible Fellowship Church John husser ACNB Bank

Melinda Jeffries* WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital sharon Kebil-Whisler M & T Bank

Jessica Knouse Thirsty Farmer Brew Works

Judy Morley, phd Intuitively Speaking

Kelly Mower Graphics Universal, Inc.

alicia stanley* Helix Strategies, LLC

Karen tavenner RE/MAX Quality Service, Inc.

carrie s. stuart, president* The Chamber of Gettysburg & Adams County *Denotes Executive Committee Member

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carrie s. stuart, President

Maura herron, Manager of Member Services

Edith cimino, Operations Manager

Katie costlow, Program and Communications Assistant

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Member Spotlight: Hartzell Home & Garden Services, LLC Derek Hartzell, Founder & Partner 07 Advocacy Update

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chartered in 1919, the chamber of Gettysburg & adams county is adams county’s oldest and largest business organization. the chamber supports and strengthens its members and the adams county area by promoting diverse economic opportunities through advocacy, building relationships, providing timely information and developing leaders for the future. nearly 530 local businesses and organizations have made an investment in adams county through membership. 1382 Bi G l E rvill E r oad, G E ttys B ur G , pa 17325 | 717.334.8151

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The bolded businesses in Business Briefs are Chamber members. Submit news to by the second Tuesday of each month for inclusion in the following month’s publication.

Burkentine real Estate Group announced the promotion of Patty Wivell to the new position of VP of Finance and Accounting. Wivell has been with the Burkentine Group for 2 years, rising quickly through the ranks, first being promoted earlier in 2022 to the role of controller before her most recent advancement to the VP position. She has worked in finance for 27 years and holds a double major in Accounting and Economics. Wivell is the third appointment to the newly created executive leadership team that was established in 2022 to steer company growth.

adams county Farmers Market (acFM) had a very successful 2022 season. They brought on more than a dozen new vendors to the market which helped to bring combined vendor sales exceeded half of a million for the first time in the history of the organization. Redemption of the food assistance programs ACFM facilitates for lower income families also grew by 16% over 2021. They have also welcomed 3 new board members: Vickie Corbett, Lauren Jeanne Griffioen, and Andy Smith.

adams county technical institute (acti) announced the addition of Lori Munson as workforce development coordinator. A generous grant from the Adams County Community Foundation Adams County Grants program provided initial funding for the position.  Munson’s focus will be developing career connections between Adams County high school seniors and local businesses with workforce needs.  She will be focusing on opportunities for underserved students that include an on-the-job training program or apprenticeship to help them get started on a lifelong career. If you have workforce needs contact her at

prestige apparel recently promoted Kaley Arnold to office manager.  She has been with the company for a year and a half and quickly shined in her role as an office assistant.  Arnold has gone above and beyond and truly cares for their clients.  Having a background in customer service, she can continue with and exceed the expectations of all their new and returning customers.

Wellspan Gettysburg hospital has been named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers, widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. This is the third year in a row that WellSpan has earned a Top Hospital designation. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is recognized as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award, with 115 nationwide being selected as Top Hospitals in the categories of children’s hospitals, general hospitals, rural hospitals, and teaching hospitals.

ACNB Corporation announced that it will rebrand its Maryland banking divisions to the ACNB Bank name. NWSB Bank and FCB Bank will formally adopt the acnB Bank name and brand identity in the counties of Carroll and Frederick in central Maryland. They will begin retiring the use of the division names in the Maryland communities served.

Wellspan health has set a new annual record for community investments of more than $313 million during the 2022 fiscal year. This investment was an intentional effort designed to benefit communities through expansive community programs and outreach, charity care, unreimbursed Medicaid costs and supplemental medical, dental and pharmaceutical services. This includes WellSpan’s mobile mammography coach, listening sessions with community partners to determine biggest needs, and funding grants that benefit healthy communities.

Barley snyder, attorneys at l aw announced that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have named the firm a “Best Law Firm” in 26 different practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

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stock and l eader, attorneys at l aw is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Attorneys Sarah L. Doyle and Dr. Leigh E. Dalton to the partnership. Doyle is a member of the Business, Municipal and School Practice Groups and the Litigation team. She counsels private and local government clients on governance issues, including personnel, risk management in the workplace, and advocacy during litigation and pre-litigation matters. Dalton is a member of the School Law Practice Group and applies her Ph.D. in education policy to guide clients on various school topics.

Wellspan health has been honored for exemplary patient experience by Press Ganey, a leader in healthcare experience solutions and services.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital has been named a 2022 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award® winner. WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital also received the Press Ganey HX Guardian of Excellence Award®, recognizing them as being in the top 5% of healthcare providers in delivering patient experience in the last year.

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Find warmth in a new home! Karen Tavenner, REALTOR®ABR,SRES Serving MD and PA Re/Max Quality Service, Inc.
Eichelberger Street
PA 17331
Doyle Dalton

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hartzell home & Garden services, llc Derek Hartzell, Founder & Partner

tell us about your business.

Hartzell Home & Garden Services, LLC is a family-owned and operated business providing all types of home improvements, custom remodeling, and handyman services, as well as lawn maintenance, landscaping projects, and commercial property maintenance. Derek started the business in 2003 and his sons Darren & Hayden joined him as partners in 2014, together they combine their talents to provide excellent quality work. We celebrate our 20th year on April 1st! What makes our company unique is our diversity. Our customers love that when they need anything pertaining to the upkeep of their homes, inside or out, no matter how small or complex the project is, they can call one place and we can handle it all. Our goal from the beginning has always been to offer whatever services the homeowner is in need of and to be a trustworthy company that our customers can rely on to provide highquality craftsmanship and service.

how do you stay engaged with trends you see in your industry?

We regularly attend trainings and seminars offered through our suppliers and product manufacturers, and gain installation certifications whenever possible. We are members of NAHB, PBA, and LCAP which supply us with monthly publications on product innovation & best business practices. We follow people and companies from all over the US & worldwide, who are at the top of their game in our industries, on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Instagram. Listening to podcasts and books is also a great way we stay connected with changes in our profession. We also listen to our customers, if they have something new or trendy they want to include in a project, we research it and figure out how to implement it for them! In short, we never stop learning.

What motivates you to jump out of bed every morning?

The fact that we get to do what we love…Remodeling and Building and through that making our customer’s dreams and visions a reality. One of our favorite things we hear from them is that we exceeded their expectations, there’s really nothing better than that!

What business challenges keep you awake at night?

Not much. If anything, I might wake up in the middle of the night with the solution to a construction challenge, but that’s a good thing!

do you have any advice for new business owners?

Honesty, integrity, and quality are important qualities that will set you apart. Stay true to your calling even if it’s outside the “norm”. Not everyone will understand your vision, but the only thing that matters is that you do! Believe in yourself and listen to your customers, they are the reason you are in business, be grateful that they choose you, and don’t ever take that for granted.

What leadership advice would you offer to other business and organization leaders?

Treat others the way you want to be treated…it’s not just a cliché, it’s a world-changing philosophy that is harder to do than you might think. But when you succeed at respecting and regarding the needs of others, whether they are your customers or employees, or even your competitors, everyone wins.

What makes adams county such a great place to do business? The people of Adams County are what make it such a great place to do business! We find that our customers appreciate that we are a local company, more than five generations being born and raised in Adams County, we’re not just doing business, we are building a legacy. Our customers share our values, they are loyal, patient, understanding, and appreciative of our work and dedication to them. We are incredibly thankful for the Adams Countians who repeatedly call us to complete their projects and refer us to their friends, families, and neighbors. We would not be here if it weren’t for our wonderful customers!

as someone doing business in adams county, how does the chamber help you?

The Chamber gives us a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded business owners in our community. They make it very easy to attend and volunteer for events at all times throughout the year all across our county. as a business in adams county, how do you give back to the local community?

We love our community and have a heart for the youth of our area. We support the local 4H and FFA organizations, and several sports teams, as well as local churches and non-profits. We spend time volunteering as coaches and being involved with the building trades program at ACTI. Darren serves as a board member with the Builders Association of Adams County as well. Our passion is to help students make the decision of pursuing the trades a professional career rather than a last resort.

When you’re not working, where in adams county do you like to spend your time?

Derek enjoys taking jeep rides through the mountain roads and hiking with his wife and their dog Bow, playing with the grandkids, and relaxing in the backyard watching sunsets over the mountains. We also love to eat at several area restaurants.

Darren enjoys spending time with his family. They like to visit the farmers market, local wineries & restaurants, attending Foursquare, and wrestling matches. They also love to explore nature while hiking and hunting.

Hayden enjoys spending time in the woods and hunting, volunteering at church, and spending time with his fiancé and their friends.

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Having a trained and ready workforce is a key deciding factor when businesses and industries are weighing where to expand or relocate. Over the past several years, I have been working with my House colleagues to encourage and support programs that help prepare Pennsylvania students and workers for the jobs available now and the jobs we are trying to bring to the Commonwealth. By attracting skilled, good-paying jobs to Pennsylvania, we can help working families grow, thrive and strengthen our economy.

PAsmart, the Statewide Movement for Accountability, Readiness and Training, is a workforce development initiative that helps connect students and workers with the resources and training they need, and statesupported technical and financial programs to help businesses with their training needs. It offers programs that provide technical training, workshops on basic skills, apprenticeships and more.

A college degree isn’t the only path to success. For many, nothing can replace the value of on-the-job training through an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to earn while you learn and can lead to full-time employment in rewarding, family-sustaining job fields. According to PAsmart, nine out of 10 apprenticeships lead to employment.

To learn more, visit

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Isaac Bucher, of Mister Ed’s, was recognized as Ambassador of the 3rd Quarter.
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ch a M BE r Ev E nts

J anuary 25

Ambassador Committee | 11:30 a.m., Chamber office J anuary 26

Board of Directors | 7:30 a.m., Chamber office

FEB ruary 7

Membership Development Program, 11:30 a.m. Chamber office

FEB rua ry 9

Governmental Affairs Committee | 12 p.m., Chamber office

FEB ruary 14

Executive Committee | 8:00 a.m., Chamber office

FEB ruary 16 - r EG istration op E n

Membership Mixer | 4 p.m., Gettysburg Eddie’s

FEB ruary 20

President’s Day | Chamber office closed

FEB ruary 21 - rEG istration op E n

County Connections Luncheon | 11:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn Gettysburg

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Ambassador Committee | 11:30 a.m., Chamber office

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J anuary 27

Red Sand Project 18 Carlisle St., Gettysburg 717.637.2125 |

J anuary 25

Once Upon A Gettysburg Times Wedding Show Hickory Bridge Farm 717.253.9408 |

FEB ruary 3

American Red Cross Blood Drive The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg 717.337.9705 |

FEB ruary 8-9 2023 Adams County Home Show Wyndham Gettysburg 717.677.0066 |

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February 16, 2022 4-6pm at RSVP by February 9 to Membership Mixer Upstairs at Come and celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary of new ownership There will be appetizer trays and drink tickets. Parking lot behind the building. Sponsored by: County Connections Luncheon Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:30 a.m. Registration & Lunch 12 p.m. Program & Anniversary Recognitions Cost is $25 (future member $35) at Hilton Garden Inn - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. RSVP to 717.334.8151 by February 14 C NNECTIONS A program where business connections are made & celebrated.


Becky Smith, State Farm Insurance

Becky smith

321 Buford Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.338.2083 Services---Insurance Services

LTP Rentals

Brian redding

1895E York Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.337.1966 Services---Storage

Pennsylvania Municipal Code Alliance

r . clem Malot 380 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 717.496.4996 Business & Industry---Business Services

Precision Trades & Services LLC

Jacob plank

721 E. Garfield St., Unit A, Chambersburg, PA 17201 717.229.6610

Homes & Real Estate---Building & Construction

Quality Service Settlements

nicole Forry 1147 Eichelberger St., Suite E, Carlisle, PA 17331 717.632.1266 Homes & Real Estate---Settlement Services



C. E. Williams Sons, Inc.

40-49 Y EARS

1863 Inn of Gettysburg

Raffensperger, Martin & Finkenbiner, LLC

United Way of Adams County, Inc.

30-39 Y EARS


C.S. Davidson, Inc.

Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community Frantz Plumbing, LLC

Gettysburg Eddie’s Graphcom, Inc.

Kampstra Wealth Management Moritz Machine & Repairs, LLC

Shriver House Museum

South Central Community Action Programs, Inc. SpiriTrust Lutheran The Village at Gettysburg

Totem Pole Playhouse

20-29 Y EARS

Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Fruit Farm & Market

Hunterstown Combined Cycle Generating Station The Links At Gettysburg, LLC

10-19 Y EARS

DL3 Systems p/b Network Revolt Event Central Hilton Garden Inn - Gettysburg State Farm Insurance - Michael R. Ball

5-9 Y EARS

Adams Abstract Associates, Inc. Brown, Darlene A. Fresh Boutique

Mason Dixon Distillery Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center

1-4 Y EARS

Crouse, Richard Drayer Physical Therapy

Executive Committee Members

Isaac Bucher, Chair Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium Stacey Schlosser, Immediate Past Chair Biggerstaff’s Catering Bryan Johnson, Vice Chair SMB Associates Melinda Jeffries WellSpan Gettysburg Wesley Warehime, Treasurer Aero Energy Sarah Dull, Secretary Comfort Suites Alicia Stanley Helix Strategies, LLC

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