Adams County Business - May 2023

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MAY 2023 Business B riefs Me MB er spotlight e vents C A lend A r A d AM s C ount Y




95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA


General Volunteer Information: Volunteer shifts will be 3 hours each. You will receive a free general admission ticket (which includes a glass, unlimited samplings and live entertainment) There will be 21 wineries and 6 distilleries from Pennsylvania. Visit

Unlimited Sampling is not permitted before your shift. You are welcome to sample after your shift or the alternate day.

Complete the form below and return it to the Chamber office by faxing to 717.334.3368 or send via e-mail to


Volunteer Preferences: We cannot guarantee your preference but will do the best we can.


AREAS/SHIFT TIMES: Please mark 1st, 2nd & 3rd Preference

I understand that The Chamber of Gettysburg & Adams County, the participating wineries/vendors, and other volunteer workers are not responsible for or liable for accidents, loss, theft or claims resulting from volunteer participation. Volunteers are fully responsible for protection of their person and property.

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Set Up 8-11 Check In, Ticket & ID checks (requires standing) 10-1 12:30-3:30 3-6 Wine Glass Pickup (requires standing) 10:30-1:30 1-4 3:30-6:30 Wine Pick Up (18 & older only, requires lifting) 12-3 2:30-5:30 3:30-6:30 Wine/Ice Runner (18 & older only, requires lifting) 12:30-3:30 3:30-6:30 Floater (will be asked to work where needed) 11-2 1:30-4:30 3:30-6:30 Parking (requires standing - no shade) 10:30-1:30 1-4 Gate Monitor 11-2 1:30-4:30 3:30-6:30 Clean Up (requires lifting) 5:30-8:30 Saturday
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Bo A rd of d ire C tors

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 The Gettysburg Cookie Co.

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

Ch AMB er s t A ff

Carrie s. stuart, President

Maura herron, Manager of Member Services

edith Cimino, Operations Manager

Katie Costlow, Program and Communications Assistant

Ad AM s Count Y Business | 3 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 r o A d, g ett Y s B urg, pA 17325 | 717.334.8151 Ad AM s Count Y Business is pu B lished A nd produ C ed BY i n t his i ssue 04 Business Briefs 06 Member Spotlight: Taylor’s Greenhouse Kurt Taylor, Director of Sales & Mareketing 10 #FreshFaces: Mighty Dog Roofing Ethan Reynolds, General Manager 11 Out & About 14 Chamber News

Business Briefs

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Adams County historical society (AChs) officially opened the doors of its new history center and museum, Gettysburg Beyond the Battle, on Saturday, April 15th. Over one thousand visitors enjoyed Gettysburg’s newest museum during a full weekend of programming including book signings, children’s activities, and a special panel discussion. Guest speakers during opening weekend included William A. Frassanito, Jeff Shaara, Susan Eisenhower, and Garry Adelman.

the visiting nurse Association of hanover & spring grove announced the promotion of Lauren James to manager of support services and Anthony Damiano to clinical manager of Therapy Services.

James has been a valued member of the VNA Hospice and Social Work team. Most recently she supported the VNA at PRN status. In her new role, James will be a key contributor to restructuring our Hospice department. Damiano started working at the VNA as a Physical Therapist in a contractor role. In 2015, he accepted fulltime employment as a staff therapist. In his new role, Damiano will join the Home Health leadership team. He will manage and support the entire therapy department.

ACnB Bank recently presented the 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award to Gary W. Rappoldt, Senior Vice President/Regional Commercial Lending manager, in recognition of his community involvement. the optimist Club of gettysburg received a $1,000 contribution from ACNB Bank to acknowledge Rappoldt’s exemplary volunteer service. In celebration of ACNB Bank’s 160th Anniversary in 2017, the Bank introduced the Volunteer of the Year Award to recognize staff members who embrace the true spirit of giving back to the community as volunteers. In its seventh year, this award program also serves to highlight the important work of the community organizations represented by the award winners.

seK, CpAs & Advisors welcomes Matthew Detar, CPA as a new Member of the Firm. Detar will serve as a Commercial Audit Partner for clients in the Central and Southcentral Pennsylvania region. His diverse background includes serving organizations in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, technology, and financial institution industries, as well as organizations with private equity ownership. Additionally, SEK, CPAs & Advisors has been recognized as Best Accounting Firm in the Tristate for 2023 by VerStandig Media. VerStandig Media listeners were invited to nominate who they believe are the best of the best in the Tristate, comprised of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. Thousands of listeners voted, and SEK received top honors for Best Accounting Firm.

rKl llp ranks first in Pennsylvania and 57th nationwide in the latest roundup of the 100 largest firms from industry publication Accounting Today. RKL’s 2023 national ranking, based on prior year revenue of $113.16 million, is five spots higher than its 2022 position. The firm also ranked as 10th largest in the MidAtlantic, up five spots from last year’s regional tally.

Barley snyder Attorneys at l aw announced Attorney Andrew J. Mahon has recently joined the firm. Mahon brings over a decade of experience in the areas of immigration and employment law. In his immigration practice, he represents families and businesses seeking immigration benefits in addition to defending individuals placed in removal proceedings. Mahon has significant experience representing hundreds of clients before numerous immigration law agencies.

The board of directors of the Adams County economic education foundation is honored to recognize Dr. Walt Jones for his countless hours of commitment and unwavering support to the advancement of Adams County youth. For over 20 years, Jones led a committee through the process of developing the Senior Self Improvement Award. He believed there was an opportunity to recognize students for something different, not for academics, athletics or artistic talent, but for overcoming significant obstacles in their lives. His efforts in leading the committee for the past years have resulted helping shine a light on nearly 600 Adams County students who truly deserved to be applauded for their efforts and personal achievements.

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James Damiano
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M eMB er spotlight

taylor’s greenhouse

tell us about your business

Taylor’s Greenhouse is a family owned and operated greenhouse business and fruit farm. Our farm was bought in 1937 and has operated as a greenhouse since 1973. Our mission is to provide the public with quality plants at reasonable prices and customer service that exceeds expectation. We win our customers over with our willingness to help aid in their gardening and make their home and garden the absolute best it can be. Taylor’s Greenhouse is unique as the overwhelming majority of what we sell are grown here directly from seed.  Most of our competitors just sell plants, but we literally grow them.

What are your primary responsibilities?

My brother Kent and I are business partners. Kent is head of all production operations and I am director of sales and marketing. Simply put he grows it and I sell it.

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

We are constantly in contact with other industry professionals as far as evolving trends, flower trials, etc. Our biggest asset in regards to deciding what plants to grow is the feedback we receive from our customers.  Many of the plants we grow today are here as a direct result of that feedback.

What motivates you to jump out of bed every morning?

The satisfaction of how enjoyable it is for people to come here for their first time shopping here, blowing away their expectations and hearing “We will definitely be back!”  And, of course, keeping our family farm growing and evolving to pass on to the next generation.

What business challenges keep you awake at night? Fluctuating business costs, fuel price increases, unstable economy, the weather. With a seasonal business it is difficult to know if you are setting the right prices, growing the right quantity and other factors that come with an agricultural business.

s pill the dirt

do you have any advice for new business owners?

You definitely need to constantly be accessible to your customers and listen to what they have to say even if it isn’t what you want to hear. Customers look at things from perhaps different perspective, but hear them out.  What they have to say may be something you never thought of and could improve the way you do things. At the end of the day their purchases and satisfaction are your paycheck. What makes Adams County such a great place to do business?

Adams County has very deep roots in agriculture and is a great place to do business. We have a phenomenal community that supports and values small businesses like ours.

As someone doing business in Adams County, how does the chamber help you?

The Chamber is constantly helping to promote small business to the local community and and expose our businesses to those from outside of our local community as well.

As a business in Adams County, how do you give back to the local community?

We provide fundraiser programs for local organizations, such as sports teams, etc., to help with their funding. We donate to numerous raffles and local causes as much as we can.

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

Anywhere outside and spending time with my family.  They help keep me grounded and focused.  And in the garage working on anything with an engine.

What do you think has contributed to your business reaching this 50th milestone anniversary?

Our family’s generations old work ethic and morals, our incredible employees and our amazing customers that make all the tough days worth it.

Our farm was once a CH Musselman farm. M.E. Knouse, founder of Knouse Foods, was married in our Farm house to Edith Fohl, whose family owned the farm at one time. Mine and Kent’s Great-Grandfather Harold worked for M.E. Knouse who later sold the farm to him in 1937.

Ad AM s Count Y Business | 7 Sponsored by: County Connections Breakfast Tuesday, June 6, 2023 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Program & Anniversary Recognitions Cost is $23 (future member $33) Harbaugh-Thomas Library, 59 W. York St., Biglerville RSVP to 717.334.8151 by June 1 C NNECTIONS A program where business connections are made & Anniversary milestones are celebrated and 1 minute for each member to have the floor DESIGN MATTERS. AND EVERYTHING WE DO IS BY DESIGN. landscape architecture civil engineering land planning Karen Tavenner, REALTOR®ABR,SRES Call Me Before You Make a “Move” Re/Max Quality Service, Inc. 1147 Eichelberger Street
Hanover, PA 17331 Cell: 717-253-3259
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Here at Mighty Dog Roofing we’re looking to change the industry. Our ultimate goal is to move from being viewed as just another general contractor to a trusted home advisor for all your exterior home needs. From leveraging technology with our top of the line drone inspections, to leading with education, integrity and unbiased information, tied together with our Platinum Partner status with Owens Corning; we want to show you how different your experience with a general contractor can be!

We opened officially on February 28th, and we are backed by Owens Corning, a 9 billion dollar industry that has been around since 1938. Our Platinum Preferred status with Owens Corning puts us in an elite group and allows us to offer our customers a Lifetime Warranty on their roof materials and labor.

The materials are covered at 100% for the first 50 years and the labor is covered at 100% for the first 25 years. This warranty is also transferable one time so even if we aren’t working on your forever home, it still adds value for you when the time comes to sell.

We’ve also invested in a relationship with Mulehide for those looking for commercial rubber roofing services. All of Mulehide’s products are American made so you can rest assured that all the products that will be applied to your commercial roofing system are high quality materials produced right here in the US.

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Carroll Valley Golf Course at Liberty Mountain Resort Registration fees include: greens fees, cart, putting contest, mulligans, pot of gold, snacks/beverages on course, digital group photo, prizes and lunch. Individual golfers are encouraged to register, we’re happy to fill teams. Call 717.334.8151 Thursday, June 29, 2023 7:30 a.m. Registration | 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start Pot of Gold Sponsors Treysta technology management UPMC Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsor Lunch Sponsor
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County Connections Milestone Anniversary Helix Strategies, Inc., 1 year Membership Mixer C.A.R.E. Property Services | April 20 Ribbon Cutting The Sagebrush Shack LLC | April 1 Chamber Staff | #WearBlue in April Child Abuse Prevention Month County Connections VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove | April 4 County Connections VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove | April 4 Membership Mixer C.A.R.E. Property Services | April 20 Membership Mixer C.A.R.E. Property Services | April 20 Membership Mixer C.A.R.E. Property Services | April 20
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C hAM B er e vents


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

MAY 10

Business Excellence Awards Reception | 4-6 p.m., The Lodges at Gettysburg

MAY 11

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

MAY 16

Bike Ride Committee | 10 a.m., Chamber office

MAY 18-- registr A tion open

Membership Mixer | 4-6 p.m., Adams County Technical Institute

MAY 20-- registr A tion open

Adams Apple Bike Ride | 7 a.m., Amblebrook Gettysburg

MAY 23— registr A tion open

Member Appreciation Picnic | 11:30 a.m-1 p.m., Adams Electric Cooperative Inc. Pavilion

MAY 24

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

MAY 25

Board of Directors Meeting | 8:00 a.m., Chamber office

MAY 29

Memorial Day Observed | Chamber office closed

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C o MM unit Y e vents

MAY 18-21

83rd Gettysburg Spring Bluegrass Festival

Granite Hill Camping Resort

717.642.8749 |

MAY 19

Gettysburg Optimist Club’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament | The Links at Gettysburg | 1 p.m.

MAY 20

56th Annual Spring Outdoor Antique & Artists Show

Lincoln Square | 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

717.414.3737 |

MAY 27

18th Annual Give It Up For Good Sale

Gettysburg College Hauser Field House

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

717.334.5809 |

MAY 29

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies

Parade at 2 p.m. – Ceremony at 3 p.m. at the Rostrum in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

MAY 2 9

Annual Memorial Day Car Show

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 717.337.9705 |

May 18, 2023 4-6pm

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30-39 Years

Bettina T. McBeth, D.M.D.

Coldwell Banker Bigham, Realtors

Inn at Cemetery Hill

The Horse Soldier

20-29 Years

Biggerstaff’s Catering

Packaging Corporation of America

10-19 Years

C.A.R.E. Property Services

Comfort Suites

Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg

Cumberland Township

McCleaf Landscaping, LLC

Miller & Associates Real Estate, LLC

Reid’s Winery Tasting Room and Cider House

Sharrah Design Group, Inc.

Sites Realty, Inc.

5-9 Years

Gettysburg Adams Kiwanis Club

1-4 Years

Burkentine Real Estate Group

Innovo Detox

Jerry Justice Excavating Inc.

McCabe, Brenda

Musselman & Creager, LLP

Riggle Wealth Group

Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg

Willow Designs & Fabrication

Mighty Dog Roofing

ethan reynolds

1981 Market Square Blvd.

Waynesboro, PA 17268

717.997.4707 Homes & Real Estate—Building & Construction

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tyler Budwash

110 Chambersburg St. Rear Gettysburg, PA 17325 570.573.1989

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13 | Ad AM s Count Y Business Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:30am - 1pm Membership Appreciation Picnic at Adams Electric Pavillion 1338 Biglerville Rd. Gettysburg Yo-Ho-Ho... RSVP by May 10 to RSVP by May 10 to Thank You for being a member! Lunch is on us Matey! X marks the spot for some great booty and lots of fun! X Sponsored by: Saturday, May 20 | 7-11 a.m. Amblebrook Gettysburg Routes: 15-mile beginner/family fun ride | 25-mile loop 50-mile southern loop | 50-mile northern loop Jeff A. Shaffer Real Estate, Inc. Drayer PT Sponsors:
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