Fall 2023 Newsletter

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The Circle Fall 2023 Edition

New Oxford Chamber Plans Fall and Winter Events Inside this issue...

The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to share details about our fall and winter 2023 events!

Upcoming Events pg. 2 ◆◆◆ New Members pg. 3 ◆◆◆ Chamber News pg. 4-5 ◆◆◆ Member News pg. 6-7

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Our fall festivities will kick off on Saturday, October 14 with the 4th Annual New Oxford Harvest Hunt! This event features a scavenger hunt and a pumpkin decorating contest. Around 20 businesses in and around New Oxford are participating in this familyfocused event, which runs through Sunday, October 29. This year there will be both business and residential divisions in the decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded to scavenger hunt participants as well as decorating contest entrants. Physical event booklets will be available at the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce as well as participating businesses. There will also be online voting for the pumpkin decorating contest. Event updates are available at www. newoxford.org/harvest-hunt and on the Harvest Hunt Facebook event page. Thank you to our Harvest Hunt Presenting Sponsor:

The Chamber’s second fall event, the 16th Annual Harvest Day Festival & Parade, will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event features around 70 vendors as well as a free children’s activity area. Harvest Day concludes with a parade at 3 p.m. Those interested in participating as a vendor (members receive a discount) or registering for the parade (free to participate) are encouraged to visit www.newoxford.org/harvest-day for more information. Thank you to our Harvest Day sponsors: Parade Sponsor:

Children’s Area Sponsor:


Health & Safety Sponsor:




Thank you to our Fall 2023 Chamber Champion:

Volunteer with us! The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce is thankful for the help of volunteers. Without volunteers, the Chamber would be unable to maintain signature New Oxford events such as the Antique Market & Craft Show, the Harvest Day Festival & Parade and the Tree Lighting. Even an hour or two of volunteering makes a huge difference!

Silver Sponsors: Adams Electric Cooperative Dentistry on the Square Elite Therapy Solutions HD Entertainment Jarvis Landscaping Bronze Sponsors: Aero Energy BSSF CPAs & Business Advisors Harvest Chapel WellSpan Health ...continued pg. 4

Upcoming Events

Board of Directors: Ashley Hershey, President Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz CPAs & Business Advisors Lyle Pitner, Vice President Lyle R Pitner State Farm Jennifer Meckley, Secretary Members 1st Federal Credit Union Christina Palermo, Treasurer M&T Bank Dorothy Robinson, Borough Liaison New Oxford Borough Chad Collie Allied Plaster & Construction Heather Laughman HD Entertainment Janice Swartz WellSpan Health April Majka Individual Member Janise Bankard YWCA Hanover Matthew Muller Conewago Valley School District Heidi Wrights Traditions Bank Jimmy Akinrosotu Jimmy Akinrosotu Agengy Farmers Insurance

Chamber Staff: Jennifer Smith Membership & Marketing Coordinator Michaela Shaffer Editor The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization. Board meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month.


New Oxford Harvest Hunt Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, October 29 Various locations, New Oxford New Oxford’s 16th Annual Harvest Day Festival & Parade Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Center Square, New Oxford Annual Membership Meeting Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. New Oxford Borough Building, 124 N. Peters St., New Oxford November Membership Mixer Thursday, November 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. WellSpan Health Surgury Center, 1227 Baltimore Street, Hanover Annual Tree Lighting Saturday, November 25, 5 p.m. Center Square, New Oxford Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 25 New Oxford Light Up New Oxford Saturday, December 19 - Sunday, December 24 Various Locations, New Oxford ◆◆◆ A full events calendar, featuring both Chamber and member events can be found at www.newoxford.org/events. Members can submit event details directly through the Chamber website.

Annual Membership Meeting Scheduled for October The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Oxford Borough Building. This is a day earlier due to the Hanover Halloween Parade. The Annual Meeting will include the following: summary of 2023 Chamber activities, question & answer session, introduction of Board of Directors candidates, election of board members (ballots will be available the evening of the meeting) and light refreshments. We ask that you please RSVP by Monday, October 23 if you plan on attending. If you want to vote but cannot attend in person, please notify us and alternate accommodations will be made. Additionally, anyone interested in running for a seat on the board is encouraged to reach out to the Chamber for additional information. Please contact the Chamber office with any questions or to RSVP by calling (717) 624-2800 or emailing info@newoxford.org.

New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome New Members! Brents Contracting LLC 652 Cedar Ridge Road New Oxford, PA 17350 (717) 739-6298 brentscontractingllc.com Construction, Contractors & Engineering Kelly Grim Bookkeeping Services, LLC 130 Saint Marys Road Abbottstown, PA 17301 (717) 451-8675 grimbookkeeping.com Accounting & Tax Services

Renewing Members!

The following list includes members who renewed before June 25. Members who renewed prior to this date were included in the Summer Newsletter. Business Members: Freedom Christian Schools PA CareerLink Adams County PCA Corrugated and Display, LLC PennCares

Three Arrows Coffee 5413 Carlisle Pike New Oxford, PA 17350 (717) 688-7416 threearrowscoffee.com Dining & Food Services

Individual Member: Ethan Johnson

Smart Solutions

& the right programs that work (888) 949-9882 wellatwork@wellspan.org wellspan.org/wellatwork

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Winter Events, continued from pg.1

Chamber News Light Up New Oxford

The New Oxford Chamber will wrap up 2023 with our two week Annual Light Up New Oxford event from Saturday, December 9th through Sunday, December 24th! This event will feature two decorating contest divisions: residential and business. Join us in making this event even larger than last year! This is a free event to participate in, and you have a chance to win one of our prizes if your home or business wins! You are more than welcome to fill out an application for each division.

Celebrate our 101st Annual Tree Lighting Event anniversary with us!

If you are a local resident or business interested in participating or would like more information, please visit www.newoxford.org/lightup-new-oxford.html

Join us when we light our tree and entire circle for the holidays at the Annual Tree Lighting in New Oxford! This event will be held on Saturday, November 25 at 5 p.m. in the New Oxford Circle.

Thank you to our 2023 Light Up New Oxford Presenting Sponsor:

After arriving on a fire truck, Santa will light the tree and take pictures with kids! Each kid that gets their picture with Santa will recieve a stuffed animal. This whole event is free and includes hot chocolate & cookies (while supplies last), Christmas carols and more! We recommend arriving around 4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. to be there when Santa arrives and to secure your place in line. In 2024, we will be starting a new sponsorship for this event! This sponsorship will help us purchase stuffed animals for the kids, and update the decorations on the square as needed, etc. More details to come next year!

◆◆◆ First Webinar With PA Chamber Insurance The Chamber held its first webinar with PA Chamber Insurance on Thursday, September 14th. This was an informational webinar touching on the services and the expertise that will be received by partnering with PCI for benefit needs. We are pleased to start the webinar program! Special thanks to our presenters and attendees for making the webinar a success.



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Lights, Camera, Action: Snapshots of Your Chamber on the Move! July 18 - July Membership Mixer with Hoffman Homes for Youth

New Oxford Chamber Members brought school supplies to the mixer for the 2023 school year for Hoffman Academy students & teachers.

September 21 - September Membership Mixer with Traditions Bank

Thank you to Traditions Bank for hosting the September Membership Mixer!

August 8 - New Member Breakfast at VNA of Hanover Spring Grove

New Oxford Board Members joined two of our new members at our New Member Breakfast. Welcome to the Chamber Tyler and Kelly!

August 10 - August Membership Mixer with Members 1st Federal Credit Union

We had the pleasure of having our August Membership Mixer with Members 1st Federal Credit Union at The Markets at Hanover.

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Member News

New Hope Ministries Dedicates NOAHS New Project

The New Oxford Historical Society launched a new project called “An Afternoon with Longtime New Oxford Residents” on August 8th. The goal of this project is to capture the oral histories of longtime residents of New Oxford, as part of the society’s recently launched afternoon history series with Cross Keys Village. This program is open to the residents of CKV and members of the NOAHS. ◆◆◆ Congratulations Gene Traditions Bank CEO & Chair of the Board, Gene Draganosky, was recently named in Central Penn Business Journal’s Power List for Banking, Finance, Accounting, and Wealth Management. ◆◆◆ VNA Recongized as a Premier Performer The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove Hospice 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. This is the second year in a row that the VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove Hospice received this award.


New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce

One Year Celebrations Three local businesses celebrated one year anniversaries in August!

their ice cream scoopers!

Deja Brew celebrated their one year anniverary under new managment with Josh Keeney on August 19. This day was celebrated with free cupcakes, photo booth, $50 Deja Brew raffle, a prize wheel, and face painting with

◆◆◆ Fireplace Gifts has been in their current location on the New Oxford Square for a year! They are a veteran owned gift shop selling handmade items including candles, jewelry, hairbows, and more. ◆◆◆ Fiddlestix Mercantile celebrated their one year anniverary with a two day event on August 5th through the 6th. Customers enjoyed cake, wine samples, food samples, free gifts for the first 50 customers each day, giveaways, prize wheel, $15 grab bags, a flower bar, artisan demonstrations, and more!

Gingerbread House Contest Calling all bakers! The 14th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart, presented by the Adams County Arts Council and major sponsor Kennie’s Market is on December 1st - 3rd. The event will be held at the Arts Education Center, in conjunction with the annual Gettysburg Christmas Festival. The contest is open to families, individuals, young bakers, schools, groups, and nonprofits. The public votes with dollars for these amazing creations. Houses with the most dollars win cash prizes totaling $1,600, courtesy of generous donors. Businesses and restaurants are also encouraged to make a gingerbread house and compete for the coveted Ginger Trophy. Entry forms and more information are available online at www.adamsarts.org, by calling (717) 334-5006, or at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St. Gettysburg. The deadline for entry forms is November 22. ◆◆◆ New Management The Subway restaurant on Lincolnway East in New Oxford is under new management! Stop by and say hi to Shaw and his team during our Harvest Hunt event. ◆◆◆ 50th Anniversary The New Oxford Colonials celebrated their 50th anniversary of Colonial Football on August 26th. The New Oxford High School hosted a full day of events and was followed by a home football game. During this big event, there were open tours of the high school, food trucks, and a marching band performance. The football and cheerleading alumni were also invited to attend and participate in this celebration. “The Circle” is a quarterly publication of the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce. Did your company recently win an award? Did you hire a new employee? Did you relocate or open a new location? We want to share the good news with other members and the community!

Rebel’s Roost Has a New Location

Rebel’s Roost opened a new location in Suite number 330 at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg!

Rebel’s Roost had their official Grand Opening celebrating their new location on September 23rd in conjunction with their Antique & Vintage Outdoor Market. ◆◆◆ Adams County Arts Council Receives Grant The Adams County Arts Council is thrilled to announce they will receive a $3,000 mini-grant from the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor to support the Arts Oasis on Lincoln Square program. This grant is made possible through the Community Conservation Partnership Program and the Heritage Areas Programs under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, and demonstrates the Department’s commitment to strengthening communities through innovative projects.

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Send us your press release at info@newoxford.org. If a photo is included, please ensure it is high-resolution. Please submit business briefs by Friday, December 15 for inclusion in the Q1 2024 newsletter. Business briefs are included as space allows and at the discretion of the chamber.

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New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce 27 Center Square New Oxford, PA 17350 717-624-2800 info@newoxford.org newoxford.org

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