Adams County Business - September 2023

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september 2023 b usiness briefs advocacy update e vents c alendar adams county
p utting your b est Face Forward
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b oard of d irectors

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 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

c hamber s taff

carrie s. stuart, President

m aura herron, Manager of Member Services

edith cimino, Operations Manager

Katie costlow, Program and Communications Assistant

a dams c ounty b usiness | 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 b i G lerville r oad, Gettysbur G , pa 17325 | 717.334.8151 a dams c ounty b usiness is published and produced by i n t his i ssue 04 Business Briefs 06 Member Spotlight: bare MedSpa & Wellness Theresa Haggarty, Owner 07 Advocacy Update 08 #FreshFaces: JunkClear, LLC 09 Out & About 10-11 Chamber News

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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.

adams county children’s advocacy center (accac) announced the appointment of new board officers, Cathy Harner, president, Carolyn Wagaman,vice-president, Anne Marie Logue, Treasurer, and Irene Powell, secretary, as well as the appointment of three new board members, Alisha Sanders, Catherine Wallen and Sadrac Esquival. ACCAC is a local, independent, non-profit, charitable organization that works to meet the needs of children and families by providing child abuse prevention programs in local schools, resources for parents and caregivers and a community-based, child-focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, investigation and mental health treatment of the trauma of child abuse.

barley snyder attorneys at l aw congratulates Joseph R. Falcon, III, partner and intellectual property attorney, for acquiring leadership roles with the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) for the upcoming 20232024 bar year. Falcon will serve as Vice Chair of the International Patent Laws Committee and Liaison to the ABA-IPL Section of Litigation while remaining involved with the Patent Section 101 Task Force. The American Bar Association is a voluntary association of lawyers with more than 400,000 members which provides legal education, legal information and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

Members of the ACNB Corporation and acnb bank Board of Directors and Leadership Team traveled from Lincoln Square in Gettysburg to Times Square in New York, to celebrate the company’s history with NASDAQ and participate in the Closing Bell Ceremony held on July 26. ACNB Corporation has grown from $968.7 million in total assets at December 31, 2010, to a financial institution with $2.5 billion in assets at December 31, 2022.

york Water company’s president, JT Hand, announced the company’s financial results for the second quarter

and the first six months of 2023. Hand reported that second quarter operating revenues of $18,767,000 increased $3,868,000 and net income of $6,524,000 increased $1,495,000 compared to the second quarter of 2022. Basic and Diluted Earnings per share of $0.45 for the three-month period increased $0.09 compared to the same period last year. Increased revenues were primarily due to an increase in rates effective March 1, partially offset by a reset to zero of the Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC).

Wellspan health’s Gettysburg hospital earned the “High Performing” recognition in their heart attack services. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures. For their 34th annual rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

Fifty barley snyder attorneys at l aw attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in its 2024 edition. Of the 50 attorneys, two have been honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” designation by the publication and eleven have been named to the “Ones to Watch” list. Ten Barley Snyder attorneys have been recognized for 10 or more years. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers’ peer-nominated lists have been recognized as one of the most reliable, unbiased sources of legal referrals nationwide. Only the top 5% of all practicing lawyers in the U.S. were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition.

UPMC Carlisle and upmc hanover have attained the Pathway to Excellence® designation for their commitment to safeguarding the well-being of their caregivers. These hospitals and their nursing teams join a premier group of organizations that have received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights UPMC Carlisle and UPMC Hanover’s commitment to creating a

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healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued.

visiting nurse association of hanover & spring Grove ( vna) has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2021 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to families and caregivers of patients receiving hospice care. This is the second year in a row that the VNA have received this award. Their mission is to deliver exceptional health care in the home and this award is a testimony to their commitment to that mission.

pennsylvania cancer specialists & research institute (pcsri) Radiation Oncologist Eugene Hong, MD and hematologist-oncologist Neal S. Shah, MD have joined the PCSRI team. Dr. Hong is board-certified in both the United States and Canada, with previous practices in Ohio and Washington State. He completed his medical education with a combined law degree at The

Ohio State University and residency training at one of the world’s largest and most respected cancer centers in the world at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Shah completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where he served as Chief Hematology/Oncology Fellow. Dr. Shah earned his Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine.

the outlet shoppes at Gettysburg has announced a variety of 12 new and unique retail, dining, and entertainment brands that are now open or coming soon. These new additions join other locally owned businesses that have recently opened at the location. Healthy Adams County has received a grant from the adams county community foundation’s Fund for the Environment to continue a program that helps Adams County residents with free rain barrels to recycle rainwater. The grant will be used to purchase rain barrels and supplies, for public outreach and education about stormwater runoff, flood controls, best management practices, and conservation of our natural resources.

a dams c ounty b usiness | 5 Sponsored by: County Connections Thursday, October 5, 2023 4:00 p.m. Registration 4:30 p.m. Program & Anniversary Recognitions Cost is $25 (future member $35) Adams County Arts Council 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg | 4-6 p.m. RSVP to 717.334.8151 by September 28 C NNECTIONS A program where business connections are made & celebrated. Anniversary milestones are celebrated and 1 minute for each member to have the floor
Call me before you make a MOVE! Karen Tavenner, REALTOR® ABR,SRES RE/MAX Quality Service, Inc. 1147 Eichelberger Street Hanover, PA 17331 Cell: 717-253-3259 Office: 717-632-5111 Serving MD and PA Shah

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bare MedSpa is a unique business model.  Our bare team focuses only on client satisfaction, their desires and our professional and genuine advice for the best results possible. From the moment the client enters bare MedSpa, we roll out the red carpet. We focus completely on treating and improving their complexions and body parts whether it be with anti-aging treatments and athome protocols with medical grade skin care products, or removing hair with laser equipment, waxing or shaving.  We offer a large menu of other spa treatments and services. We also service all ages, both male and female. Acne prevention and resolve is one of our celebrated specialties. The bare team is honest, caring, integral and kind each and every time. We are a loving team who treats every client with the respect and grace they deserve. Bottom line is... WE CARE.  We don’t rack up products, services and treatments that clients don’t need. All of these integral standards are what makes bare MedSpa unique.

My primary responsibilities with being an entrepreneur include every aspect of being a business owner. Hiring and training team members, running the daily business, preparing for our own events as well as participating in other community events, attending regular trainings and certification courses, and servicing clientele as an aesthetician for the past fifteen years.

We all attend industry trade shows and conferences to stay current and on top of the latest innovations and trends with this fast changing industry.

I love what I do and I am so very passionate about my clients and my team. Each day is different and

wonderful. Going to work is something I look forward to each and everyday.

Some nights I will wake and think about the goals I was unable to meet that day or what goals I have to meet the next day. I don’t think entrepreneurs ever sleep through a night without thoughts or concerns with their businesses. I remain positive, open minded and pray everyday. New business owners and team leaders must be 100% engaged in every aspect of their business and strive to have the best customer service and employee morale. Be the example you want to see with your team and strive to be the best in their industry. Otherwise, another competitor will be. Be real. Be humble. Be the best.

Adams County is such a unique place to live and work with focus on family and community. Tourism and agriculture are two of the leading industries with manufacturing, healthcare and education also being in the forefront. I love spending my free time visiting Gettysburg and enjoying the antique shops, restaurants, wineries, taverns, and breweries in Adams county.   bare MedSpa is very active in the surrounding communities. We attend, support, donate and give back to local charities and fundraisers. We also participate in networking groups and chamber gatherings and events. The Chamber of Gettysburg & Adams County is more than helpful in assisting local businesses with gaining visibility and recognition. We are proud to be a member of this wonderful organization.

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a dvocacy u pdate

county broadband update

by: m arty Qually (adams county commissioner)

The Adams County Broadband Feasibility study is complete. Currently, staff and the broadband task force are reviewing the study. We anticipate a presentation of the results at the Board of Commissioner’s September 20th meeting. The public is encouraged to attend. While I am still plowing through the 223-page plan, the summary of findings is clearly stated at the front of the document. It outlines seven areas of focus: develop a county-wide broadband strategy, evaluate a partnership with Franklin County, the county should not become an internet provider, improved and affordable fiber is needed, seek grant funding, manage expectations, and the county should develop partnerships with local internet service providers and wireless internet service providers. Some of these seven findings will be easy to complete, others will take more time. All of them will take multiple sectors of our economy and community working together to find solutions and apply for funding. Once the report is public, it will be available on the county website.

If anyone wants to join this effort, we could use your expertise. Contact me for more information, mqually@

commercial and industrial construction is m aKinG positive moves

Sitting with the Adams County Planning Commission and my frequent travels around the county, I recognize a significant change in commercial and industrial construction. This is a definite positive move out of our usual stagnant tax base growth. As I run through the list of activity it is impressive. Beginning at or near the Adams/York County line is the expansion of the Utz High Street snack manufacturing plant. This construction is inside Adams County. Near the same section of the county line is a new tire dealership. Moving south along the county line near McSherrystown is new construction to house an expansion of G & S Snacks. In the same area on Ram Drive is manufacturing expansion activity for Precision Tool.

Moving north out of Hanover on Carlisle Road is a new Volkswagen dealership encompassing new construction and repurposing of a former quarry building. Several hundred yards away the old go-cart track is to be replaced with a new car dealership. Moving farther north on Route 94 near Cross Keys is new construction for Griffith Plumbing operations.

The Gettysburg area is also experiencing notable new commercial activity. Located on Cavalry Lane adjacent to Harley Davidson is the recently completed Weaver’s Body Shop. Just a short distance west of Route 30 is a Royal Farms Fuel Plaza with associated retail shop, under construction.

Also, in Gettysburg at the intersection of Water and Fourth Streets is newly completed construction housing professional medical offices. Qualifying as a totally new rebuild with increased square footage will be the operations center for the Gettysburg Tour Center. This is at the original site on Baltimore Street. There is also a new lobby and resturant in the Union Hotel.

What makes this antidotal reporting significant, is the accelerated time frame in which commercial and industrial value will be added to our tax base. Something that has been missing for years and offers hope to bolster Adams County’s stagnant tax base growth.

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Welcome to o ur...# f resh f aces

JunkClear is a junk removal and demolition business. Demolition includes interior, exterior and full buildings. My wife Dedra and I started JunkClear early in 2023. The mission of JunkClear is to keep communities clean and organized. We strive to help residents and businesses alike in our local areas get a grasp on clutter. Additionally, giving back to the community through donation and charity is at the forefront of our morals.

Originally from Carroll County in Maryland, we moved to Adams

County in 2017. We love living here. The views are wonderful and there are plenty of great places to eat. There is a strong bond in this community.

fun facts:

• I have worked in the storm water and excavation field in Maryland and Washington D.C. for almost ten years.

• We love spending time in the outdoors.

• We have two boys, Waylon and Beau, and two dogs, Hank and Oscar.

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Junkclear, llc michael beachum, Co-owner
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community e vents

september 7

BAAC Annual Golf Tournament | Registration 11 a.m.

The Links at Gettysburg

717.677.0066 |

september 9

2023 Adams Heart Walk | Registration 12:30 p.m.

United Hook & Ladder Company

717.730.1771 |

september 9 & 10

19th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival, Gateway


717.334.8151 |

september 23-24

Pippinfest 2023 | 9 a.m.

Fairfield, PA

717.642.5640 |

september 28

ACCAC Golf Tournament | 10:45 a.m.

The Links at Gettysburg


september 30

Gettysburg Fire Dept. Cash Bash | 12 p.m.

Gettysburg Rec Center

717.334.7548 |

Federal Legislative Luncheon

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg 11:30 a.m. Registration | 12:00 p.m. Program Begins Featuring Congressman John Joyce

Program includes Q&A session following legislative presentations

Cost is $32 per person (includes lunch)

ch am ber e vents

september 4

Chamber office closed in observance of Labor Day

september 9 & 10

19th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

september 19

Executive Committee | 8 a.m., Chamber office

september 21

PCI Webinar: More Than A Broker | 11 a.m.

september 21-- re G istration open

Membership Mixer | 4-6 p.m., Adams Electric

Cooperative, Inc. Pavilion

september 27

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

september 28

Board of Directors | 8 a.m., Chamber office

october 5

County Connections | 4 p.m., Adams County Arts Council

october 12

Federal Legislative Luncheon | 11:30 a.m., Wyndham


october 17

Prayer Breakfast | 8 a.m., Comfort Suites Gettysburg

Robert Casey (invited)

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John Fetterman (invited)
October 2 717.334.8151 or
RSVP by Sept. 19 to at Thursday, September 21, 2023 4-6pm Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. Pavilion Biglerville Road, Gettysburg It’s Almost Fall Y’all Enjoy food from Biggerstaff’s Catering and refreshments from Brookmere Winery. It’s Almost Fall Y’all

mem B e R R e N e WALS

30-49 Years

Spectra-Kote Corporation

United Lutheran Seminary

Village Beverage Mart, Inc.

20-29 Years

Advent Partners / Thrivent

Advisor Network

Edward Jones-Erik Hendricks

Gettysburg Area School District

Gettysburg Bicycle

Littlestown Foundry, Inc.

Monumental Photography

Penn State Mont Alto

RE/MAX of Gettysburg

Visiting Nurse Association of

Hanover & Spring Grove

10-19 Years

Gettysburg Dental Associates

Gettysburg Foursquare Church

iNet Technology Group

Land and Sea Services LLC

Ragged Edge Coffee House, LLC

5-9 Years

Farnsworth House Inn

The Intersection Church

ThreeBigDogs, Inc.

Tulpehocken Spring Water & Mountainside Coffee

1-4 Years

NextEra Energy

The Keystone Inn Bed & Breakfast

Ticket to the PastUnforgettable Journeys

Triple R Roofing

a dams c ounty b usiness | 11 RSVP to the Chamber - 717.334.8151 RSVP to the Chamber - 717.334.8151 Tuesday, October 17 • Comfort Suites Gettysburg 945 Baltimore Pike 8:00-9:00 a.m. “Living and Working with Purpose and Power” Speaker Frank Kelly, CEO of Kelly Benefits Sponsored by: BREAKFASTPrayer Prayer Hot Buffet Breakfast Registration Cost: $22
1382 Biglerville Rd. | Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.334.8151 | FAX 717.334.3368 o ffice h ours Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ft Presented by: Gateway Gettysburg Complex 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg Saturday Noon-6pm Sunday Noon-5pm (Gates open at 11am - no sampling until noon) For details and tickets, please visit September 9-10 AN D Gettysburg Festival