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Adams County

March 2019

BUSINESS Lead With Respect, Honesty and



Fueling in All Four Seasons Business briefs

advocacy update

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Heart disease is still the #1 killer in America. If you’re having a heart problem, you need care right away.

Life-saving heart care is now close by, thanks to our new interventional cardiology program at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Plus we have coordinators who handle all the details of patient care. So people can concentrate on getting better. Providing exceptional care close to home. That’s the WellSpan Way. And, I believe, the best way.

Richard Howard Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI Interventional Cardiologist WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

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Board of Directors Pete Martin, Chair* PJ Martin Engineering

In This Issue

Stacey Green, Vice Chair* Biggerstaff’s Catering


Business Briefs

Henry Grossman, Treasurer* Individual Member


Member Spotlight: C.E. Williams Sons, Inc.

Bryan Johnson, Secretary* SMB Associates


Advocacy Update

Chris Bigger Littlestown Area School District


Guest Article: Fueling For All Seasons Dave Souders, Tevis Energy

Isaac Bucher* Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium Chad-Alan Carr Gettysburg Community Theatre Lisa Duffy* UPMC Pinnacle Hanover


Out and About


Events Calendar

Melissa Ferguson Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gettysburg Duane Kanagy* Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. Sharon Kebil-Whisler M & T Bank Todd King Salzmann Hughes, P.C. Dave Lamberson Gettysburg Construction Co. Bill Shoemaker Brown and Brown of PA Wes Warehime Aero Energy Shawn Wilson PennCares Support Services

Adams County Business is published and produced by

Carrie S. Stuart, President Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce *Executive Committee Member

Chamber Staff Carrie S. Stuart President Jennifer McCleaf Membership/Events Director Edith Waldron Program Coordinator Heather Laughman Accounts Receivable Specialist Debra Sites Membership Representative Emily Kurtz Communications Intern

Chartered in 1919, the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce 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.

The Adams County Farmers Market Association (ACFMA) has announced the addition of three new members voted onto the board of directors this winter season. Recognized were Lizzy Cooper, new coordinator for the Gleaning Project, an initiative of SCCAP; Carly Marshall, planner with the Adams County Office of Planning and Development and Tara Megos. co-founder of Weaving Roots Farm. Jennifer Connolly of Rotz & Stonesifer Financial Services, LLC was awarded the Impact Award at the 2018 1st Global National Conference that took place from Nov. 11–13 at the Omni Louisville. The Impact Award recognizes a wealth management assistant who has taken on a greater leadership role in his or her firm that directly resulted in the acquisition of new wealth management clients. Barley Snyder has announced the admittance of four attorneys into its partnership. The firm welcomed Michael J. Crocenzi, Derek P. Dissinger, Stephanie E. DiVittore and William J. Zee as partners. Crocenzi is a York County resident and in 2018, he was named to the board of directors at LifePath Christian Ministries in York and at the York County Bar Foundation. Dissinger is the chair of the firm’s Practice Excellence Champions and he also was named the to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2018. DiVittore’s diverse litigation practice includes work in the areas of banking, tax assessment, land use and commercial workout, including work as special counsel. Zee has been at Barley Snyder since 2015 and in that time, he’s worked to advance the profile of the firm’s Education Practice Group, a group he took over as chair in 2017.





Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C. announced the promotion of Danielle Hartz to Senior Associate. Danielle works closely with governmental and non-profit entities, particularly in the audit and non-profit tax return areas. Danielle started with Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C. in 2016, she prepares personal and partnership tax returns, and is a vital part of auditing for the firm.

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The Members of SEK announced that staff members Victoria A. Fiorino, CPA, MBA, and Whitley R. Gladfelter of the Hanover, PA office were promoted to Supervisor. Fiorino joined SEK in 2015 after interning with the firm. She focuses on Fiorino tax compliance, SALT (state and local taxes), and tax planning for closely-held businesses and individuals. Gladfelter Gladfelter joined SEK in 2014 and works on governmental, nonprofit, and employee benefit plan audits. SEK announced the promotion of Stephen J. Wishard of the Hanover, PA office. Wishard was promoted to Senior Associate and primarily focuses on tax compliance and tax planning for closely-held business and individuals. Barley Snyder has announced the addition of attorney Sarah C. Yerger to its growing roster of Harrisburg attorneys. Yerger was a senior deputy attorney general for more than 13 years in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Yerger is a recipient of the “Super Lawyers” designation from 2014 to 2018. The Central Penn Business Journal also named her a “Woman of Influence” in 2017 and the Pennsylvania Bar Association awarded her its prestigious Lynette Norton Award for excellence in litigation in 2014. She received the Widener Law Commonwealth Excellence in Public Service Award in 2016, and is a member of the school’s advisory board. rabbittransit has announced the launch of two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles in Gettysburg. These are the first of their kind to be put into service in Adams County since the opening of a CNG station this past fall. CNG is approximately $0.26 cheaper compared to diesel fuel. Other CNG benefits include cleaner exhaust emissions compared to diesel. Additionally, it is an alternative fuel that is sourced domestically within the United States. The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises private contributions in support of HACC, approved $239,403 for a variety of projects at the College. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors. The projects will support continuing education.

SpiriTrust Lutheran recently presented the 2018 Karen A. Rohaly Award to Deborah Giselman, RN, Hospice Nurse in the agency’s Franklin County, PA service area. The Karen A. Rohaly Award is presented annually to the employee who best upholds the ideals set by the work of Ms. Rohaly, the agency’s first administrator. Giselman was chosen because of her strength, confidence, excellent clinical skills and dedication.

Office technology company, Doceo, has donated $32,629 to over 200 organizations in the communities that it serves since the 2016 inception of “Doceo Gives Back” a corporate giving program. Doceo donates $50 to the charity of said customer’s choice for every Toshiba or KIP equipment order and $25 for every Lexmark equipment order received. ACNB Bank’s employees supported 186 community organizations and collectively contributed 7,112 volunteer hours in 2018. An example of a TEAM ACNB activity included hosting a community shred event where 7,250 pounds of confidential documents were shredded, 177 pounds of food items were collected, and $1,132 was raised to benefit United Way of Adams County.

WellSpan Health welcomes Roxanna L. Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., as its new president and CEO. Dr. Gatspur has more than 25 years of health care leadership experience. Prior to her appointment at WellSpan, she served as senior vice president of HealthPartners, a $7.2 billion, Minnesota-based integrated health plan and care delivery organization. The Adams County Art’s Council has announced the addition of a new award for a landscape in any media which has been added to the Adams County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 30- June 21, in Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. The $400 prize, sponsored by the Land Conservancy of Adams County, brings the total awards to more than $3,200.

Five exceptional women will be recognized at the 19th Annual Callie Awards Ceremony March 28 at the Historic Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom. This year’s honorees are; Business – Wendy Allen, Community Service – Faye Niebler, Education – Brenda Heberling, Legacy of a Lifetime – Ruthmary McIlhenny and Young Woman – Emma Sanders. Proceeds from the event benefit the Callie Scholarship for Exceptional Young Women and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.

We are pleased to welcome Robert L. McQuaide

to our Gettysburg office

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Member spotlight Jim williams, PRESIDENT | c.e. williams sons, inc.

What are your primary responsibilities? C.E. Williams Sons, Inc. works in the construction industry to provide commercial site work and asphalt paving. Commercial projects include earthmoving, installation of utilities (such as water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer), concrete curbs and sidewalks, stone base, asphalt paving, and final grading and seeding. Our paving operations include driveways, parking lots and township roadways. As owners and managers of the company, we work hard to assure that each project is completed on time, on budget, and the finished product is up to our standards. What motivates you to jump out of bed every morning? While working in a family business certainly has its challenges, I couldn’t imagine anything better than having the opportunity to work with your father, brother, and son. What leadership advice would you offer to other business and organization leaders? Your employees are your most valuable asset; treat them fairly and with respect. Always be honest with your customers and be involved in your community. Become involved with local organizations like the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce and the Adams Economic Alliance, or any other organization that helps make a difference in Adams County. Serving your community is important and networking can be a valuable asset for you and your business. As a business in Adams County, how do you give back to the local community? Giving back to the community you live and work in is very important. We financially support numerous organizations in the community and have donated our services to assist others in need including the Adams County SPCA and Make a Wish Foundation. We also serve on boards for organizations such as the Builders Association of Adams County, Gettysburg Hospital and the Adams County Industrial Development Authority.

BIZ BUZZ C.E. Williams Sons, Inc. is a fourth-generation familyowned business that was founded in 1943 by Clyde E. Williams. The business provides numerous services including residential water and sewer line installations or replacements, as well as excavation and grading for new residential homes. C.E. Williams Sons, Inc. takes pride in being committed to achieving a quality product on each and every job. A satisfied customer is one of the best forms of advertising.

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Advocacy Update Joyce Appointed to Small Business Committee

congressman john joyce

The few short weeks I have spent as a new member of Congress have been nothing short of remarkable. On January 23 the House Steering Committee appointed me to the Committee on Small Business. Shortly thereafter I was named ranking member of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship. Washington has begun to eliminate burdensome regulations, cut taxes, and spur economic growth, but there is still much more to be done. The unique hurdles faced by entrepreneurs in our region are something I have seen first-hand, and this role will empower me to work on commonsense reforms that will reduce red tape and allow for job creators in Adams County to grow and expand their businesses. As work on my new committee begins, I am looking to visit as many small businesses as possible to learn about what specific initiatives you would like me to take on in Washington. Washington has begun to eliminate burdensome regulations, cutting taxes and spurring economic growth to date, but there is still much to be done. Please reach out to my office at 717.753.6344 and I promise I will try to meet with as many of you as possible and tour your businesses.

first legislation as a state representative pa representative TORREN ECKER

As I continue in my first few months as a State Representative, I have already begun to work with my colleagues to introduce legislation that will benefit constituents across Adams and Cumberland Counties and throughout the rest of the Commonwealth. First, I am the Prime Sponsor of a piece of legislation that will formally place into law the Regulatory Review Act. This legislation will also put into law the Executive Order 1996-1, which was implemented by Governor Tom Ridge and has been used by every administration since then. My hope with this legislation is to improve the process and effectiveness in which the legislative and executive branch operates. In addition, I have joined Representative Barry Jozwiak in co-sponsoring legislation that would help to change the Liquor Code in Pennsylvania to match the state’s definition of Hard Cider at the federal level. In passing this legislation, the Commonwealth’s definition would also match up with the world-wide industry standard regarding these products. My support for this has come at the request of several hard cider producers within the 193rd District who have expressed the need for this change to support our local businesses and consumers. I look forward to advocating for these two pieces of legislation as well as others as they continue to arise.

moul maintains position on house tourism committee pa representative dan moul

When I was named chairman of the House Local Government Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session, I was concerned that the demands of my new responsibilities would preclude me from being reappointed to the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, a seat I have held since taking office in 2007. As a proud Adams County native and state representative of the legislative district that includes the Gettysburg battlefields, an abundance of fruit farms, a world renowned standard bred horse breeding facility, plenty of open space, scenic roadways and recreational trails, it is gratifying to serve on the committee that addresses laws governing travel and tourism promotion. On this committee, I successfully shepherded two major bills into law that established an on-going revenue stream for tourism promotion in Adams County, and provide protection for landowners who open their land for recreational use at no charge. I was pleased to learn recently that I have been reappointed to serve on the Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, which will permit me to continue my work in support of our tourism industry and the small businesses that provide the majority of our jobs.

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fueling in all four seasons

Dave Souders, Commercial Account Manager | Tevis Energy Monitoring seasonal weather patterns from season to season is vital in the energy business! Everyone knows Tevis Energy provides heating oil to homeowners when its cold, but did you know we also provide fuels to farmers and other seasonal businesses? As winter fades into spring Tevis Energy turns its focus from heating oil to diesel and gasoline deliveries to local farms and businesses. For those that require storage tank fueling, Tevis works diligently to understand each business’ fueling needs and establish a delivery schedule that ensures on-site tanks have ample product to meet operating needs. For businesses with large fleets, our fleet fueling service is customized to increase team productivity by ensuring all the equipment is fueled and ready to roll before the day begins. For any business that operates on diesel fuel, our biggest differentiator (besides our amazing people) is ECOPro, our high-quality diesel fuel additive. ECOPro is proven to help valuable farm equipment and other diesel-powered engines perform better and last longer! During the summer months, we also add disaster relief efforts to our radar. Summer is hurricane season. Every year we have a team on stand by to go into areas that are either preparing for, or recovering from, violent storms. The teams run fuel from terminals to businesses that require fuel to keep their operations running during the period of crisis. Power plants, hospitals, and communications centers are among the industries we have served during disaster relief efforts. And then before we know it, the leaves begin to fall, and we prepare for another winter heating season. But we’ll leave that for another article! As the seasons change, Tevis Energy strongly recommends keeping both your heating and cooling equipment in peak operating condition with an annual tune-up. Our sister company, Modern Comfort Systems, performs expert service, repair and replacement on all brands of equipment. Tevis Energy has been serving the fuel needs of area homes, farms and businesses in Pennsylvania, Maryland and DC since 1932. Our quality fuel products include: Heating Oil, On-Road Diesel, Off-Road Diesel, Gasoline, Fuel Oil and Storage Tank Systems. For more information about Tevis Energy or Modern Comfort Systems, please call 717.634.3200 or visit:

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speakeasy prohibition bash celebrating 100 years

friday, 4.5.19 7-11p ABC Battlefield Giggle Water & Hors d’oeuvres Entertainment by Genesis Lorraine Wear your most swanky 20’s attire

Individual ticket - $75 Couples ticket - $140 upgrade to Century Package with commemorative gift call 717.334.8151 for details sponsored by:

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Legislative Luncheon

Liberty Mountain March Events* Friday Tap Takeover Eagle & The Owl / March 1 from 6–8pm Rivertowne Brewing

Live Music Every Weekend McKee’s Tavern (during ski season) Fridays (7–10pm) & Sundays (3–6pm) Eagle & The Owl (year round) Saturdays (8:30–10:30pm) Rep. Dan MOUL

Rep. Torren ECKER

Gene Barr, President/CEO PA Chamber of Business & Industry

Spring Break on the Slopes


Friday, March 15 | 11:30 am-1:30 pm Gettysburg Hotel

Saturday & Sunday / March 2 & 3

A weekend filled with spring break activities!


Spring is right around the corner… Golf Every Day for $429!

Saturday & Sunday / March 9 & 10

Theme party weekend of pond-skimming and other crazy events!

$25/Member | $40/Future Member Register at

*Subject to change. Visit our website for details and complete event calendar. CARROLL VALLEY GOLF 717.642.8282

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


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

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Membership Mixer | January 17 Photo by Brienna Richelle Photography

Check Presentation from Adams County Community Prayer Breakfast | January 24 - Casa de la Cultura

Membership Mixer | January 17 Photo by Brienna Richelle Photography

Membership Mixer | January 17 Photo by Brienna Richelle Photography

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Adams County Library System, 30 years

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Days Inn Gettysburg, 30 years

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Flatbush Golf Course, 30 years

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Fruit Farm & Market, 25 years

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Belco Community Credit Union, 20 years

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 The Manufacturers Association, 10 years

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 TrueNorth Wellness Services, 5 years

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Bible Fellowship Church, one year

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County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Littlestown Area School District, one year

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch, one year

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 East Berlin Area Community Center

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 East Berlin Area Community Center

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 East Berlin Area Community Center

County Connections Luncheon | January 29 East Berlin Area Community Center

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Chamber Events MARCH 7 – registration open

New Member Reception | 11:30 a.m., Chamber office

Community Events march 15

March 11

Raffle Committee | 3:30 p.m., Chamber office

Community Education Day | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. HACC – Gettysburg Campus 717.337.3855 |

March 12

march 15,22 & 29

Executive Committee | 7:30 a.m., Chamber office

MARCH 15 – registration open

Legislative Luncheon | 11:30 a.m., Gettysburg Hotel

Lenten Fish Fry Dinners | 5-7 p.m. St. Francis Xavier Parish 717.334.4048 |

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MARCH 21 – registration open

Membership Mixer | 5-7 p.m., The Advent Partners Team of Thrivent Financial FREE |

Gettysburg Optimist Oyster and Shrimp Feed Noon-3 p.m. Gettysburg Fire Department

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Golf Committee | 9 a.m., Chamber office


Board of Directors | 7:30 a.m., Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m.

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Cocktails For A Cause | 5-9 p.m. GNMP Museum & Visitor Center 717.337.9888 |

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“Thirsty Birthday” First Year Anniversary Celebration 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Thirsty Farmer Brew Works 717.334.3325 |

member renewals

New Members

30-39 Years National Circulating Co., Inc. Gettysburg Campground Graphcom, Inc. Salzmann Hughes, P.C. (formerly Campbell & White) Hickory Bridge Farm, Inc. Inn at Herr Ridge PNC Bank Adams County Library System Upper Adams Jaycees

J. Scott Hill Hill Financial Solutions 18 Carlisle St., Ste. 105 Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.508.4465 Services----Financial Services

20-29 Years Bear Mountain Orchards Bettina T. McBeth, D.M.D. Gettysburg Pediatrics Hartman & Yannetti Hull’s Electric Service, Inc. Inn at Cemetery Hill International Paper M & T Bank Met-Ed Peters Funeral Home, Inc. Teeter Law Office Spectra-Kote Corp. Gettysburg Hotel est. 1797 C.S. Davidson, Inc. County of Adams Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority dba rabbittransit Penn State Cooperative Extension of Adams County 10-19 Years Battlefield Harley-Davidson KPI Technology Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance Kennie’s Markets, Inc. Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc. Sherwin-Williams Goin’ Postal Gettysburg Hanover Country Club 5-9 Years Gettysburg Fire Department Beyond All Boundaries, Inc. Mr. G’s Ice Cream Littlestown YMCA 1-4 Years Law Office of Katrina Luedtke LLC A/V Solutions, LLC Animal Wellness Clinic Penn National Insurance Lehmer, Terry

Kevin Knouse Thirsty Farmer Brew Works 290 Cashtown Road Biglerville, PA 17307 717.334.3325 Shopping & Dining----Breweries Christine Miller Vida Charter School 120 East Broadway Gettysburg, PA 17325 717.334.3643 Education

DID YOU KNOW? Back in 1919 membership dues were referred to as “entrance fees” and they were set at $20. Officer elections, held on January 3, named Roy P. Funkhouser as President, Allen B. Plank as Treasurer, J.L. Williams as Attorney and George C. Fissel as Secretary.

Hoffman Homes for Youth 22nd Annual Golf Tournament Monday, June 3, 2019 Hanover Country Club I Abbottstown, PA 12:30pm Shotgun Start

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

Player Giveaway Titleist Tour Performance Hat & Choice of a Dozen Pro V1 or Pro V1x Golf Balls

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Adams County Business - March 2019  

A monthly publication of the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce.

Adams County Business - March 2019  

A monthly publication of the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce.