Adams County Business - June 2022

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JUNE 2022


Delivering the

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From left to right: ACNB Insurance Services Inc. Vice President/ Operations Justin C. Hockley, President & Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Westcott, and Consultant Charles “Skip” Hockley.

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Board of Directors Stacey Schlosser, Chair* Biggerstaff ’s Catering Isaac Bucher, Vice Chair* Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium

Wesley Warehime, Treasurer*

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Aero Energy

Darlene A. Brown Individual Member


Lisa Duffy

Mark Westcott, president

Ambassador Spotlight: Stephen Schutte, account manager Glo Fiber Enterprise by Shentel

UPMC Hanover

Shawn Eckenrode

Member Spotlight: ACNB Insurance Services, Inc.

Sarah Dull, Secretary* Comfort Suites

Business Briefs


John Hanner

Guest Article: Human Relations Commission

Living Bible Fellowship Church

Janet Morgan Riggs, chair

John Husser

Gettysburg Human Relations Commission

Adams County Technical Institute


Melinda Jeffries WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Bryan Johnson* SMB Associates

Sharon Kebil-Whisler


Out & About


Chamber News

M & T Bank

Jessica Knouse* Thirsty Farmer Brew Works

Peter J. Martin, Immediate Past Chair* Amblebrook Gettysburg

Judy Morley, PhD Intuitively Speaking

Kelly Mower Graphics Universal, Inc.

Bill Shoemaker USI Insurance Services

Adams County Business is published and produced by

Alicia Stanley Helix Strategies, LLC

Carrie S. Stuart, President* The Chamber of Gettysburg & Adams County *Denotes Executive Committee Member

Chamber Staff Carrie S. Stuart, President

Jennifer McCleaf, Relationship Director Edith Waldron, Operations Manager

Katie Costlow, Program and Communications Assistant Rosemary Laureano, Relationship Assistant of the Hispanic Council

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 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 | 717.334.8151 |

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Business Briefs 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. WellSpan Health was recently recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as a top destination for employment on its 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2022 list. The factors earning WellSpan a spot on the list include: workforce diversity, employee benefits, and opportunities for professional growth. Becker’s cited WellSpan’s employee assistance programs, immediate access to online urgent care, and wellness programs for its team members. Helix Strategies, LLC is pleased to announce Alicia Stanley has joined their team as the new development manager. With over 10 years of fundraising and nonprofit leadership experience, she will work with nonprofits to develop strategic solutions to fundraising and leadership challenges. The Helix Strategies team specializes in board development, fundraising strategies, evaluation, membership engagement, organizing collaborations, and strategic planning. Stanley feels fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside others who care deeply about their mission and making a positive impact on the community. The York Water Company’s president and CEO, JT Hand, announced at their May meeting, their Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.1949 per share. This is the 606th consecutive dividend to be paid by The York Water Company, which is the oldest publicly traded company in the nation and has never missed a dividend in over 200 years. This is believed to be the longest record of consecutive dividends in America. The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Board of Directors announced Luke Bernstein as its next president and CEO. A seasoned financial, government, and public policy professional with over 20 years of experience, Bernstein most recently served as executive vice president and chief operations and technology officer at Orrstown Financial Services. Doceo has hired Robert Brooks III as a senior technology architect for their growing IT division. With over 20 years of experience, Brooks will work closely with clients to design and plan their network infrastructure to meet their specific needs. He will act as a resource as business needs change to redesign and deploy new technologies. Brooks will also assist in resolving issues, improving business processes and maintaining network security.

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Adams County Community Foundation welcomes Ashley Bievenour as scholarship and office administrator. In addition to providing written acknowledgments for all gifts to the Community Foundation, producing quarterly statements for charitable funds, and supporting events like the annual Giving Spree, Bievenour will manage the Community Foundation’s scholarship program, which awards 114 scholarships each year. She will also manage students’ applications, send the award letters, and follow scholars over time. ACNB Bank recently promoted two community banking professionals, Laura L. McCusker to Senior Vice President and Barbara A. Morrison-Ritenour to Assistant Vice President. McCusker is a graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Assistant Vice President McCusker Morrison-Ritenour has 26 years of banking experience with 18 years dedicated to branch management. Morrison-Ritenour currently serves as the Community Banking Manager for the Bank’s North Hanover Office and South MorrisonHanover Office. Ritenour

RKL LLP has named Partner Daniel J. Nickischer, CPA, CCIFP, leader of the firm’s Small Business Services Group. In this role, Nickischer will lead a team of RKL advisors dedicated to serving the tax, accounting and financial needs of small business owners, and direct firm wide efforts related to quality control, client service and workforce development in this service area. Burkentine Real Estate Group announced the appointment of Sean Albright as chief operating officer, and Scott Thelen as chief financial officer. Both newly created executive positions were filled in May as the company positions itself as a leader in Albright the evolving “Build To Rent” (aka “Build For Rent”) business model. The two executives bring a combined 50-years of experience to the family held company. Thelen


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Me mb e r spotlight Mark A. Westcott, president ACNB Insurance Services, Inc.

Tell us about your business. What makes your business unique? ACNB Insurance Services, Inc. is a full-service insurance agency with licenses in 44 states that offers a broad range of property, casualty, health, life and disability insurance serving personal and commercial clients through office locations in Gettysburg, as well as Maryland. Right now, our primary focus is on the smooth transition of both the staff and clients of Hockley & O’Donnell Insurance Agency to ACNB Insurance Services since acquiring this Gettysburg-based agency effective February 28, 2022. We focus on delivering the best service and solutions to each client as it relates to product, coverage and price. To accomplish this, we represent over 30 carriers, enabling us to tailor an insurance plan to a client’s specific needs at an affordable price. We have many long-term clients because we are committed to bringing every resource to the table--trying to learn what matters most to them, making those needs a priority, and then providing the best solutions possible in today’s insurance marketplace. How many years have you been in business? ACNB Insurance Services was originally founded in 1978 as Russell Insurance Group, Inc., which was then purchased by ACNB Corporation in 2005. In January 2022, the agency name was changed and rebranded as ACNB Insurance Services, Inc. to reinforce the affiliation with ACNB Corporation and ACNB Bank. We proudly serve clients in the greater Adams County community via two offices in Gettysburg---1270 Fairfield Road and 132 Buford Avenue, which were acquired from Bergdale Insurance Agency in 2020 and Hockley & O’Donnell Insurance Agency earlier this year, respectively. What are your business’s mission and values? What is your business’s culture? Our mission and values are aligned with those of our parent company, ACNB Corporation. Specifically, the Corporation’s vision is to be the independent financial services provider of choice in the core markets served by building relationships and finding solutions. One core value that stands out for me---We embrace change as an opportunity and see every challenge as a chance to make a difference. Our culture at the agency is unique in that we believe our staff is our greatest resource. We make professional development of each team member an intentional priority for our organization. 6 | Adams County Business

What are your primary responsibilities? I am President & CEO of ACNB Insurance Services, Inc., a subsidiary of ACNB Corporation and affiliate of ACNB Bank. In this role, I am responsible for the overall management and operations of the agency, including commercial and personal insurance lines production, service, growth and profitability. How do you stay engaged with trends you see in your industry? I, along with my ACNB Insurance Services colleagues, spend a lot of time staying abreast of the latest trends in our industry. We communicate and share ideas with many of our insurance market representatives and vendors to keep us informed and competitive in the marketplace. What motivates you to jump out of bed every morning? I continue to be motivated by serving our team and securing opportunities for them to grow. I know that if I take care of our staff, they will take care of our clients. A close second for me is providing the best resources and professional expertise to our clients. There are a million clichés used when referring to customer service provided to clients, but we keep it simple and honest by working hard, developing our craft, building relationships, and finding the best solutions for our clients. As a business in Adams County, how do you give back to the local community? ACNB Insurance Services, as well as ACNB Bank, has a heart for community service and giving back to the communities we serve. The agency’s Gettysburg team enjoys volunteering as a group to help local community organizations. We are looking forward to doing this again as we move beyond the pandemic. When you’re not working, where in Adams County do you like to spend your time? So much of Adams County is new for me, but I’m digging in. I have thoroughly enjoyed the battlefield, restaurants and breweries. I’m discovering new spots in downtown Gettysburg all of the time. I’ve quickly learned that Gettysburg and Adams County residents have a tremendous sense of pride in their community. As shared by my colleagues, it’s a wonderful place to raise a family, grow a business, explore the many recreational and cultural opportunities, and enjoy a life well lived.

am bassador spotlight Stephen Schutte, account manager Glo Fiber Enterprise by Shentel

How long have you been with Glo Fiber Enterprise by Shentel? Eight years, I started with Shentel managing the Sprint stores in the region Why did you join Shentel? I was a Chef and Restaurant Manager, woke up one day and realized I needed to find something more stable with better hours (and a 401k!). Cell phones and tech have always been an interest and hobby, so finding a career in that field made sense! What do you love most about Shentel? I know it’s cliché to say, but we are a large company with a family culture. I know the CEO on a first-name basis, I can voice my opinions or concerns to anyone in the C-Suite and be heard. Shentel is also pretty darn nimble for a company this size! Whether it’s shifting focus to the Fiber ISP business after T-Mobile purchased Sprint or mobilizing our ENTIRE workforce to work from home! We’ve stayed out in front. How do you define success? Short answer? – being happy with what I do and how I do it. Longer answer – We live in a world where so much of what we see is only skin deep and through the lens of what others want us to see. My success is defined by my actions and their impact on those around me. How did I make you feel, did I help, and what lasting impact did I make. If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose? I don’t know if I could or would choose one. I learned

a long time ago that no matter how good the advice, education, or experience is - if you›re not a self-starter or motivated - nothing is going to change or happen. If I had the ability? I would choose myself ten years from now as my mentor. It would be cool to see what “I” let myself experience or what “I” would change! Ha! What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know? I am a lifelong friend and lover of libraries! So much of my youth was spent in them, learning and having fun. For the past 2 years, I’ve had the honor of being President of the Board of Trustees for the Washington County Library System and the Western Maryland Regional System. What’s the last book you read? I hope audiobooks count (I am on the road a lot). I just finished the Harry Potter series. I like fantasy/urban fantasy a lot. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza. I’m simple like that LOL. It’s a super food and covers ALL of the food groups. What can we find you doing when you’re not at work? I like to remain active – right now I’m training for an ultra-marathon so about an hour of running a day. I’m lucky enough to have a full gym in my garage so I’m in there a lot too. You can find me on the golf course once a week through the summer and I also play coed softball. And late at night… you can find me playing a video game with some buddies online. (yes I am a giant man child). Adams County Business | 7


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HUMAN REL ATIONS Commiss ion Janet Morgan Riggs, chair Gettysburg Human Relations Commission

In December 2020 Gettysburg Borough Council passed an ordinance designed to assure that all who live and/ or work in the Borough have access to the full benefits of citizenship and equal opportunity in the areas of employment, housing and commercial property, and public accommodation. Specifically, the ordinance prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex (including sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and gender transition and/or transgender), religion, religious creed or belief, ancestry, national origin, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability or handicap, or the use of service or assistance animals or the handler or trainer of such service animals. During spring 2021, Borough Council appointed six individuals to a Human Relations Commission (HRC) charged with the implementation of this ordinance. Over the past year the HRC has established a mission statement, received training, prepared materials for distribution to the community, and developed processes for responding to complaints of discrimination. The HRC’s primary focus is the elimination of discrimination in the Borough by fostering greater understanding of the rights

and duties of Gettysburg Borough residents, employees, and employers. The HRC provides information and education to residents, businesses, employers, and institutions about their rights and responsibilities under the ordinance, and facilitates the mediation of complaints about discrimination related to employment, public accommodation, and housing and commercial property. The HRC is very willing to offer support to local businesses as they strive to uphold the Borough’s antidiscrimination ordinance. We invite questions, and we are willing to meet with business owners and employees to help them understand their responsibilities and rights under this ordinance. We acknowledge that the Chamber of Commerce includes many businesses outside of the Borough of Gettysburg, and we are happy to offer support to all. Our interest is in helping to make our community the best it can be. Please feel free to reach out to any of us on the HRC. Our contact information appears on our webpage.

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Out & about

Awards Reception | May 12 Heidi Merwede – Adams County Educator of the Year

Awards Reception | May 12 Adams County Trout Unlimited Environmental Stewardship of the Year

Awards Reception | May 12 YWCA Hanover Safe Home Nonprofit of the Year

Awards Reception | May 12 Nicole and Isaac Bucher Small Business Persons of the Year

Member Anniversary Recognition, Adams County Technical Institute, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, Riggle Wealth Group, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, Gettysburg Montessori Charter School, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, Glo Fiber Enterprise by Shentel, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, Taylor’s Greenhouse, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, Terra Little-Taylor, Realtor, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, The Marketplace at Gettysburg, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, YWCA Hanover, 1 year

Member Anniversary Recognition, Children’s Aid Society, 10 years

Member Anniversary Recognition, Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center, 15 years

Member Anniversary Recognition, Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School, 20 years

Member Anniversary Recognition, Wm F. Hill, a division of Keller Engineers, 20 years

Member Anniversary Recognition, First Baptist Church of Gettysburg, 25 years

Member Anniversary Recognition, C.S. Davidson, Inc., 30 years

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chAMber Events JUNE 9 Governmental Affairs Committee | 12 p.m., TBD JUNE 10--REGISTRATION OPEN Golf Outing | 7:30 a.m. registration, Gettysburg National Golf Club JUNE 14 Executive Committee | 7:30 a.m., Chamber office JUNE 15--REGISTRATION OPEN County Connections | 8:30 a.m., Fairfield Borough Office Village Hall JUNE 16--REGISTRATION OPEN Membership Mixer | 4-6 p.m., YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County JUNE 21 Wine Festival Committee | 11:30 a.m., Chamber office JUNE 22 Ambassador Committee Meeting | 11:30 a.m., One Lincoln Young Professionals Roundtable | 5-7 p.m., TBD JUNE 23 Board of Directors Meeting | 7:30 a.m., Chamber office LnL: Organically Increase Engagement on Social Media 12 p.m., Comfort Suites JULY 4 Chamber Office Closed THE CHAMBER


community Events JUNE 4 6th Annual Hoffman Homes Charity Ride Starts/Ends at Littlestown Eagles Post 2226 9 a.m. registration 717.359.7148 | JUNE 3-5 Gettysburg Pride Fest 2022 1 Lincoln Square JUNE 4-5 7th Annual Strawberry Festival Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. | 12–4:30 p.m. 717.677.8412 | JUNE 6 25th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Hoffman Homes for Youth Hanover Country Club | 10 a.m. registration 717.359.7148 | JUNE 9 Par-Tee On Women’s Golf Outing Bridges Golf Club | 12 p.m. registration 717.637.2125 | JUNE 18 New Oxford’s 66th Annual Market on the Square Center Square | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 717.624.2800 |


June 16, 2022 4-6pm

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg

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Saturday, Oct. 15

Amblebrook Gettysburg | 7 a.m. check-in begins 15-mile Beginner/Family Fun Ride 25, 50 and 100 mile rides through the beautiful Adams County countryside Register at


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Member Renewals

Alarm Company of Pennsylvania

30-39 Years Dental Arts of Gettysburg PathStone

Brad Slinkman 141 W. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157 410.875.2126 Services----Security/Investigation Services

Embark Property Management, LLC

Kelsey Johnson 210 Marsh Creek Heights Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325 570.534.3992 Homes & Real Estate----Property Management

McCabe, Brenda

Brenda McCabe 103 Hoke Dr., Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.339.7057 Individual Members


Melody Duffy 71 Hunters Trl., Gettysburg, PA 17325 610.348.9833 Services----Payroll Services

Vyas Real Estate Group

Ankur Vyas 2585 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.680.1877 Homes & Real Estate----Real Estate

Willow River Coaching

Tina Fortenberry 89 Garrison Falls Dr., Gettysburg, PA 17325 443.989.8465 Services----Business Services

20-29 Years Heritage Assembly of God Church Motter, Gene R. Norma L. Calhoun, CPA Schmuck Lumber Company Inc. Wm. F. Hill, a division of Keller Engineers, Inc. 10-19 Years Big Hill Kennel Brienna Richelle Photography Capital Blue Cross Jevs Care at Home 5-9 Years Cumberland Township GBC Church 1-4 Years Effectv Fuhrman Creative G & M Electric, LLC Glo Fiber Enterprise by Shentel Hartzell Home & Garden Services, LLC Terra Little-Taylor, Realtor at RE/MAX of Gettysburg Thirsty Farmer Brew Works


GOLF OUTING FRIDAY, JUNE 10 GETTYSBURG NATIONAL GOLF CLUB 7:30 a.m. registration | 8:30 a.m. tee time Format is a four person scramble. Registration includes: greens fees, cart, mulligans, Pot of Gold contest, Putting contest, digital group photo, snacks/ beverages on course, prizes and lunch. Prizes will be awarded for best scores in two flights, longest drive and closest to the pin.

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