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MARCH 2020


Designinforg the future

Business briefs

advocacy update

Events Calendar

While most pregnancies and deliveries go fine, if the unexpected happens, we are ready. We have advanced care for moms and babies at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

Our maternal fetal medicine specialists are experts at helping moms with high-risk pregnancies. If your baby needs help, neonatologists and Neonatal Intensive Care Units are nearby. And our excellent care coordinators take care of everything else. Providing exceptional care close to home. That’s the WellSpan Way. And, I believe, the best way for moms and babies.

Lucie Moravia, DO Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist Risk

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Board of Directors Pete Martin, Chair*

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Business Briefs


Advocacy Update


Member Spotlight: Brian Funkhouser Buchart Horn, Inc.


Guest Article: Green Commuting Easier Than Ever

Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium


Out and About

Lisa Duffy


Events Calendar


Chamber News

Amblebrook Gettysburg

Stacey Green, Vice Chair* Biggerstaff ’s Catering

Wes Warehime, Treasurer* Aero Energy

Bryan Johnson, Secretary* SMB Associates

Chris Bigger* Littlestown Area School District

Darlene A. Brown Individual Member

Isaac Bucher*

UPMC Hanover

Melissa Ferguson Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gettysburg

Heather Klinefelter, Community Outreach Specialist

John Hanner Bible Fellowship Church of Adams County

John Husser ACNB Bank

Duane Kanagy* Kanagy Communications

Sharon Kebil-Whisler M & T Bank

Todd King Salzmann Hughes, P.C.

Jessica Knouse Thirsty Farmer Brew Works

Dave Lamberson Gettysburg Construction Co.

Bill Shoemaker

Adams County Business is published and produced by

Brown and Brown of PA *Executive Committee Member

Chamber Staff Carrie S. Stuart President

Jennifer McCleaf Relationship Director

Edith Waldron Operations Manager

Larissa Jacobsen Program Coordinator

Becca Maroney Communications Intern

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. Wyndham Gettysburg was announced a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, an accolade representing the top wedding professionals across the board in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism reviewed by couples on WeddingWire. The Wyndham Gettysburg is honored to be one of the top wedding venues in Gettysburg on With over 35 years in the wedding industry including 7 years at the Wyndham Gettysburg, Certified Wedding Planner Wanda Gemmell has helped plan rehearsal dinners, weddings, receptions, room blocks and farewell brunches. Recently retired Stock and Leader Attorney, Jane Schussler, was presented with the Jane Alexander Award for 2019. The Jane Alexander Award is bestowed to a female resident in York County who has advanced the legal rights of women through example, education, or activism in the legal community. Jane’s advocacy for women was at the forefront of her practice for over 36 years. She mentored high school girls interested in legal careers through the Leadership York, Future Leaders of York Program. In 2014, Jane was the first and only York attorney to win the York Athena Award presented to a woman in the community who exhibits the qualities of outstanding leadership, professional excellence, community service, and is influential in assisting other women in attaining those qualities. Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site welcome Steven D. Sims as the new Superintendent and Kristina Heister as the acting Deputy Superintendent. Heister is familiar with both park units having recently served as the acting superintendent from mid-April to mid-August 2019. Heister will serve in her new role for 120 days. Zach Schuler, account executive with Caskey Group, was recently recognized as the 2019 Salesman of the Year. Zach led the way in 2019 by helping Caskey gain 31 new clients.

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HD Entertainment, the area’s only all-female, award-winning DJ company, is pleased to announce that they have been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. HD Entertainment also brings home WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award for the fourth straight year. The Spirit of South Mountain Award was presented to Historic Round Barn & Farm Market’s Tonya White during the 9th Annual Power of the Partnership celebration at Liberty Mountain Resort. White, pictured with Cindy Dunn, secretary of PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources and Russell Redding, secretary of PA Dept. of Agriculture, is honored for her impact to ensure the Fruit Belt in Adams County is to be included in conservation efforts. Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. recently hired Morgan Crider of Shippensburg to fill its member service representative position in January within the Shippensburg District. Crider joins the co-op following a career at Miller Family Dentistry, Chambersburg as a front desk receptionist. She received her bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University and is a graduate of Chambersburg High School. Second Year Apprentice Lineman Adam Waldron of Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. was promoted to third year apprentice following a series of skills and written tests. Waldron has been with the cooperative since 2013 and currently resides in Aspers.


We’re not typical electric utility workers. We work for a local not-for-profit cooperative. The 32,000 member-owners in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Perry and York counties are our top priority. We do what it takes to keep the lights on and help our members save energy. Adams Electric Cooperative: Owned by Those We Serve. To learn more, visit


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. (717) 843-0051

1-800-726-2324 |

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Pennsylvania senator Doug mastriano (R-33) The state has 153,000 regulations in its books that inhibit growth and progress. Have you, or your business, been impacted by this bureaucratic red tape? I want to hear from you. The committee that I chair, the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, is tackling regulatory reform in an effort to reduce red tape. Small businesses throughout Adams, Franklin, Cumberland and York counties have repeatedly told me horror stories regarding their experiences with state regulations. The current regulatory review process is complex, confusing and cumbersome. It is especially frustrating when unelected bureaucrats interpret laws in ways that were not envisioned by the legislature. We want to live our lives and run our businesses with as little government interference as possible, yet it seems like the Harrisburg bureaucracy has lost its way and forgotten who it works for – it works for us, the taxpayers. It is time to streamline the state’s 153,000 regulations and provide a welcome business climate. Pennsylvania needs to be open for business.

wolf presents $36 billion budget for 20-21

representative dan moul

Gov. Tom Wolf kicked off the state budget process Feb. 4, when he delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget proposes to spend $36 billion, up $2 billion over the budget passed last June, and would do so, in part, by raiding special funds. The governor also proposes to raid the Race Horse Development Fund, threatening an industry that supports 20,000 jobs across the Commonwealth, including those at Hanover Shoe Farms. Fortunately, the governor’s spending plan will be scrutinized during budget hearings in February and March with state departments, agencies and others who rely on state funding. The hearings, which may be viewed on, will help us determine if proposed expenditures are justified and warranted. As we move toward the June 30 budget deadline, you can be sure that I will be working to ensure your tax dollars are being spent appropriately. You can stay up to date on our progress by signing up for my weekly emails at

changes in how we vote coming in 2020

representative torren ecker

Voters will encounter several changes as they head to the polls for the primary election this year as part of a new law that brought about the greatest changes to how we vote in decades. In fact, one of the changes gives registered voters another option instead of standing in line at polling places. Included in this law, voters can cast absentee ballots without an excuse, meaning that a voter can cast votes via a mail-in ballot. In the past, voters needed a legitimate excuse to obtain an absentee ballot. In addition, the voter registration deadline is moved to 15 days prior to an election, down from 30 days. Another major change voters will see, or, rather, not see, is the option to vote straight party. While voters remain capable of voting solely for Republicans or Democrats, they will now be required to select each candidate individually. This year, the Pennsylvania primary election will be held on April 28, 2020. So, read up on candidates and head to the polls to vote. Having won the 2018 primary by one vote, I know firsthand how each vote counts.  Adams County Business | 7

What are your primary responsibilities? As President and CEO, I manage the overall operations of Buchart Horn. I direct policy and operational activities, leading the company in providing high-quality, responsive engineering and architectural services to our clients. In my forty years at BH, I have had the opportunity to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars of engineering and architectural projects, but nothing motivates me to jump out of bed every morning like the opportunity to mentor our staff. How do you stay engaged with trends you see in your industry?

Me mb e r spotlight Buchhart horn, INC. Brian Funkhouser, President & CEO

Tell us about your business. 2020 marks Buchart Horn’s 75th year in business designing and shaping infrastructure for the future. Our history as a veteran-founded firm and one of the first consulting companies to combine engineering and architecture under one roof is a unique one. Our professional design services focus on three areas essential to every community: water resources, architecture, and transportation. Whether we’re designing systems that provide safe drinking water, buildings where people live, work, and play, or a bridge or roadway, we’re committed to developing practical solutions that strengthen communities. Our people make the difference and are the driving force of our organization. Buchart Horn professionals are known for their integrity, values, and expertise in architectural design, site/civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, transportation, water, and wastewater engineering services. We cultivate a high-performance culture while understanding the importance of work/life balance. We try to build a welcoming and sustainable environment for our team so we can keep doing the same for our clients.

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Our team is active with many professional organizations, associations, and environmental groups within our key markets. We attend industry events and conferences, and educate ourselves on new trends and emerging policies. Our in-depth understanding of the issues facing our communities and clients helps our team develop the most effective, cutting-edge design solutions for educational institutions, public works, public safety, municipalities, and county, state, and water management agencies. What makes Adams County such a great place to do business? The best part of doing business in Adams County is the people. Buchart Horn has been building relationships in Gettysburg and Adams County for almost 50 years. We’ve completed over 1,000 successful projects for a range of municipal, education, environmental, and commercial clients. Since 1996, we have been the consulting engineer for the communities of Gettysburg, East Berlin, and Bonneauville. We have consulted on new and upgraded water and wastewater treatment facilities, as well as distribution and storage systems to ensure the Gettysburg Municipal Authority can provide enough quality water to support the county’s growth plans. We have also worked to improve the quality of Marsh Creek. The community’s challenges and goals have been our own, and their trust in our ability to tackle them has allowed us to accomplish some extraordinary things together. We appreciate every opportunity to partner with clients dedicated to improving their community’s environmental health, water and wastewater infrastructure, schools, parks, roads, bridges, and airports.

We take a broad approach to sustainability that encompasses social responsibility. We serve local communities not only through our engineering and architectural services, but also with volunteerism, outreach, and fundraising. We make genuine connections with our clients and neighbors, and volunteer over 5,000 hours annually to a range of initiatives, including cleanups and service projects, food drives, career fairs, and engaging the next generation of A/E professionals. We’ve also launched an energetic company-wide volunteer campaign called BH Cares as part of our 75th anniversary celebration.

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gre e n commuting e as ie r than eve r commuter services of pennsylvania by Heather Klinefelter, Community Outreach Specialist In 2018, the average daily commute for workers grew nearly 5 minutes to just shy of an hour roundtrip daily. Over the course of a year, that equals 225 hours on average per commuter lost driving instead of working, relaxing, or spending time with family and friends. In addition to the stress, the impact on our health and environment are significant. Commute PA is a one-stop solution for transportation solutions for anyone living or working in Adams County. Commuters earn rewards for tracking green trips, can find carpool matching to find people living and working near you, use the Commute Calculator to see how much you can save, locate transit routes, find a vanpool, learn about walking, biking or telecommuting. Active participants recording weekly work trips are eligible for our emergency ride home reimbursement up to 6 times a year. Commuters can go online or download the app and start tracking telework, transit, carpool, bicycle, walk or vanpool trips for work and pleasure to earn points for each trip. Points can be redeemed for discounts and coupons for dining, shopping, services, activities, and more. Commuters can also see statistics on how much money you saved, gallons of gas saved, calories burned, and emissions

prevented by using an environmentallyfriendly commute. Commute PA is a program of Commuter Services of Pennsylvania, a non-profit serving those who live and work in our 13-county area. Funded by federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality funds our free services, we work to reduce traffic congestion by helping commuters find alternatives to driving alone and working with employers to help their workforce find solutions for parking, transportation, telework programs, and workforce retention. Using alternatives also helps improve air quality, and fewer cars in rush hour can mean safer highways, too. Celebrate Earth Day all April long with Commute PA. Last April, participants saved nearly $245,000 and took over 420,000 miles off the roads. Download the Commute PA app, record your green trips, and start earning rewards & helping the planet today.

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Out & about

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

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Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

Holiday Jackpot Raffle Party December 12 The Upper Crust

New Member Reception January 28

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Chamber Events MARCH 4 Wine Festival Committee | 11:30 a.m., Refectory at United Lutheran Seminary MARCH 10 Executive Committee | 8 a.m., The Chamber MARCH 13 - registration open State Legislative Luncheon | 11:30 a.m., Gettysburg Hotel MARCH 19 - registration open Membership Mixer | 4-6 p.m., iNet Technology Group MARCH 25 Ambassador Committee | 11:30 a.m., TBD MARCH 26 Board of Directors | 7:30 a.m., The Chamber april 8 - registration open County Connections Luncheon | 11:30 a.m., YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County




RSVP by April 5 to:

Community Events march 6, 13 & 20 Lenten Fish Fry Dinners | 5-7 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Parish 717.334.4048 | march 14 Gettysburg Community Theatre 12th Annual Gala Benefit Hanover Country Club | 7 p.m. 717.334.2692 march 25-28 Book Sale East Berlin Area Community Center 717.259.8848 | march 26 20th Annual Callie Awards | 5 p.m. Gettysburg Hotel 717.334.9171 | march 28 Gettysburg Optimist Oyster & Shrimp Feed Gettysburg Fire Hall | Noon-3 p.m. 13th Biennial St. Francis Xavier Auction | 5-11 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Catholic School 717.334.4221 |

Hoffman Homes for Youth 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Monday, June 1, 2020 Hanover Country Club I Abbottstown, PA 12:30pm Shotgun Start • 717.398.2550 14 | Adams County Business

To register and for more information contact: Alicia Stanley, VP of Marketing & Development 717-359-7148 x4500

Player Giveaway Choice of a Dozen Pro V1 or Pro V1x Golf Balls & MORE!

new Members Adams Christian Prison Ministry Dale Williams P.O. Box 4122 Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.850.2822 Services----Associations & Organizations

Jerry Justice Excavating, Inc. Kyle Hermansen 31 Center Mills Rd. Aspers, PA 17304 717.677.7149 Services

Schlee, Joyce Joyce Schlee 10 Berkley Dr. Middletown, PA 17057 717.939.3867 Individual Members

Member Renewals 50-59 Years Drummer Boy Camping Resort 30-39 Years National Circulating Co., Inc. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. Adams County Office for Aging, Inc. Graphcom, Inc. Hickory Bridge Farm, Inc. YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Upper Adams Jaycees Shriver House Museum AAA Central Penn/AAA Travel/ AAA Insurance Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. South Central Community Action Programs, Inc. Totem Pole Playhouse

10-19 Years Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance Goin’ Postal Gettysburg High Peak Tent Rentals Gettysburg Fire Department GBM Associates, dba SAGR products 5-9 Years Beyond All Boundaries, Inc. David M. Green Bookkeeping & Tax Service Gettysburg Day Spa LLC Penn National Insurance 1-4 Years Bible Fellowship Church of Adams County Hill Financial Solutions


20-29 Years Adams County Nursery, Inc. Americana Souvenirs & Gifts James Gettys Hotel

THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE TEAM Larissa Jacobsen is our new Program Coordinator. She will be responsible for planning and implementing Chamber programs including AC BizCon, Annual Meeting, Golf Outing, Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival, etc. In addition, she will coordinate marketing and communications initiatives such as social media posts, Adams County Business publication and weekly e-blasts.

A little more about Larissa: Originally hailing from the Seattle area, I currently reside in Chambersburg, PA and have been a Pennsylvania resident for the past ten years. I completed my Bachelors at Shippensburg University with a dual major in Marketing and Management. I am coming to the Chamber from the commercial roofing industry as a previous marketing coordinator for a large commercial roofing manufacturer. Prior to that, I spent seven years in the behavioral health and wellness industry providing direct client services, program management, and as a regional marketing and communications coordinator. I have three kids, and in my free time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and anything creative from baking to power tools. I’m ecstatic to be joining the team of talented individuals here at the Chamber and to begin my new role with programs, events and marketing.

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