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The Lancaster Chamber is proud to be partnered with 5 new fantastic businesses as we near the halfway point of our 2nd Underrepresented Business Partnership.


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Supplier Diversity

We all have a role in removing barriers to increase minority, women, and other diverse participation in our local economy— making Lancaster County a thriving community for all.

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Partnerships for the Long Haul

Sahd Metal Recycling is not only a third-generation scrap metal processor serving our community and businesses, they are also stewards of the environment and committed to their team: “Our people are our greatest asset and we aspire to live a growth mindset doing our part to help improve sustainability in our community.”

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Cultivate Lancaster’s new strategic plan further solidifies Lancaster County as a thought leader in intentional ecosystem building and coordinated collaboration.
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A Letter from Heather Valudes

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment, success often depends on more than just individual effort. It takes collaboration, cooperation, and partnerships to achieve long-term success and sustainable growth.

Throughout this edition of Thriving!, we have examples of partnerships highlighting how businesses and organizations are working together to solve challenges.

Business partnerships can take many forms, from joint ventures to strategic alliances, from supplier relationships to customer collaborations. Whatever form they take, the value of business partnerships lies in their ability to leverage the strengths and expertise of each partner to achieve shared goals and objectives.

Partnerships in our community allow collaborators to tap into new markets and customers, create more sustainable supply chains, reduce waste and improve efficiency, and

to combine expertise. By working together, collaborations are providing innovative solutions to business needs and working across institutional boundaries to create solutions that emphasize the role of business in moving the community forward.

I encourage you to explore the many opportunities for partnership that exist in your business, and to embrace the many benefits that partnerships can bring.


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The Future of Cultivate Lancaster Supporting Entrepreneurship in Lancaster County



Cultivate Lancaster’s mission is to inform, navigate, connect, and coordinate entrepreneurs with business resource providers to achieve prosperity and equitable economic growth across Lancaster County.

To an outsider, Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster can feel big, but many locals know that this is a tightly-knit community. This is why, in 2015, when the Lancaster City Alliance and ASSETS invited a group of small businesses to get together and talk about the local small business landscape, they were surprised that people did not know each other. This initial get together led the City Alliance and ASSETS to convene a few organizations who support small businesses and, yet again, few participants had ever been formally introduced. While local organizations who support small businesses were doing great work, beyond informal relationships, there was no mechanism for these organizations to talk to each other, collaborate, and strategically think about how to collectively support the local small business community.

From these gatherings, a new collaboration began to loosely take form with the goals to decrease redundancies in programming, increase collaboration, and increase relational equity across organizations who support small

Cultivate Lancaster’s vision is to become Lancaster County’s recognized point of entry for entrepreneurs and organizations in the ecosystem, to provide equitable access to resources, and to inform strategies that drive a thriving and diverse business sector.

businesses. The first point of business for the group was to map the resources that exist for small businesses. In 2017, ecosystem mapping exercises were occurring in developing nations, but the practice was not widely known or understood domestically. The group engaged Nancy Keeler, Allium Development Group, to map the ecosystem and identify recommendations for how the group could function.

In the spring of 2020, the group was now known as Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurship Coalition and was able to collectively respond to the growing global crisis. Cultivate Lancaster became the central point of contact for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to relay information pertaining to small businesses’ recovery funds and access to federal programs. It played a key role in connecting and orchestrating a multi-organizational local grant and loan fund. The group met every week and then every month for over a year to discuss updates and plans around small business economic recovery and support.


Covid confirmed the value of the collaboration, yet there was still a need for focus and strategy. In 2022, the group started a strategic planning process to solidify Cultivate Lancaster’s place and purpose in Lancaster County. That planning process has led to Cultivate Lancaster’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, brand refresh, and website relaunch. In addition, Cultivate Lancaster is now hosted by The Lancaster Chamber Foundation and directed by a Steering Committee with members representing ASSETS, Community First Fund, Lancaster City Alliance, Lancaster Chamber, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon, and the City of Lancaster. The membership of the initiative includes a range of organizations and businesses all serving the needs of the local small business community.

The vision for Cultivate Lancaster is to become Lancaster County’s recognized point of entry for entrepreneurs and organizations in the small business ecosystem, to provide equitable access to resources and to inform strategies that drive a thriving and diverse business sector. Cultivate Lancaster does this by marketing and promoting local small business resources and funding options, by creating opportunities for feedback and participation in planning and development of those resources, and through thoughtfully curated events. Cultivate Lancaster also supports big-picture initiatives, such as tracking and managing data across organizations; weaving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout; and taking on special projects as needed. The purpose behind all of the plans, goals, and activities is to improve small business success rates and to increase economic development in Lancaster County.

How can you engage with Cultivate Lancaster?

– Attend Cultivate events and check out resources on the website, The next Cultivate event is scheduled for late summer 2023.

– Become a member of Cultivate and support the strategic and collaborative work of the initiative.

– Sponsor Cultivate and Cultivate events to help spread the word about all of the great local small business resources.

The small business resources promoted by Cultivate Lancaster are open to all and include many free programs and services. For organizations, businesses, and others interested in promoting their offerings through Cultivate’s website and events, there are membership options. Membership is open to businesses, organizations, municipalities, educational institutions, and groups interested in supporting prosperity for small businesses in Lancaster County. Organizations and businesses are also welcome to support this valuable work by sponsoring events.

Cultivate Lancaster is nationally a front runner on the work of intentional ecosystem building and coordinated collaboration. Cultivate Lancaster’s new strategic plan further solidifies Lancaster County as a thought leader in this work. For more information on Cultivate Lancaster check out the website,, or contact Tom Wallace at To learn more about ecosystem mapping and the planning process used for Cultivate Lancaster, contact Nancy Keeler at LT

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Continuing The Underrepresented Business Partnership

During the year 2022, our Lancaster Chamber launched our first Underrepresented Business Partnership (UBP), which was powered by 10 diverse-owned businesses. The 10 businesses that we partnered with last year were: Eden Environments, Elume, Natural Inclination LLC, Disrupt Theatre Company, Chyatee, Aligned For Life Chiropractic, Beauty By Judelyne Makeup Bar & Spa, Waller Tax & Financial Services, Lancaster County Deck Preservers, and Monarch Enterprise Incorporated. Aside from having the honor of engaging in bi-monthly discussions with these 10 phenomenal entrepreneurs, we were able to extend our membership benefits to each business, as well as find ways to uplift the work that each business is engaged in. Throughout 2022, there were many reasons to celebrate this partnership, but equally as important, there were various moments of enlightenment which resulted in us adjusting the way that our Lancaster Chamber operated. Previous to our first year with the UBP, we did not have a process in place to capture metrics concerning our presenters, and this is no longer the case with our programs. We are now intentional in ensuring that our presenters are representative of our entire community, and the only way to be intentional is to capture data to help us understand where we are, then use that data to help us move forward in an ethically responsible direction. The discussions that took place during our first UBP would have been meaningless if action was not taken as the first year unfolded, as well as after we had the chance to reflect on everything that we learned during 2022. Action is the key point to this partnership, because we realize the amount of time that we are asking each business to invest, and we are transparent in our efforts to become the best chamber in this country, as we strive to provide a prosperous environment for ALL of our Lancaster County business community members.

As we move to shed light on the 2023 Underrepresented Business Partnership, we must first celebrate a few key highlights from our first UBP in 2022. Last year, we assisted with 3 ribbon-cutting ceremonies for our UBP, we partnered with 5 of the businesses to speak at different events, and a few of the businesses attended our 150th Annual Dinner. Aaron Camara, founder of Monarch Enterprise Incorporated, hosted our first Hispanic Business Lunch Celebration last year, and Timbrel Chyatee was nominated as a Lancaster Chamber board member for a term beginning in 2023. Timbrel’s first year as a chamber member was met with unforeseen challenges for her business from a trademarking perspective, which ultimately resulted in a business name change. Through the challenges of re-branding, operating a storefront in Lancaster, while operating a second location in India, Timbrel consistently brought key insight to our meetings, a smile, and spoke at our YPN Peer Leaders Summit. Our Marketing Director, Justin Johnson, met Timbrel through our UBP, and ultimately purchased his 2021 Annual Dinner blazer from Chyatee. Chyatee’s mission is to “create a more sustainable and beautiful world, one piece of CHYATEE at a time,” and now Timbrel helps push our mission forward as a board member for the Lancaster Chamber. Lastly, Judelyne Bataille, the founder of Beauty By Judelyne Makeup Bar & Spa, had a great experience during 2022, and was selected to serve as the co-lead for our 2023 UBP.

This year we are proud to be partnered with 5 fantastic businesses, as we near the halfway point of our 2nd Underrepresented Business Partnership! In the following pages, you will learn more about Patients R Waiting, Communication Essentials, TPC Media Group, Unique Lancaster Experiences, as well as Beauty By Judelyne Makeup Bar & Spa.

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What would you like for the community to know about you and your business?

I take pride in creating great clean products that are great for the skin, hair and body. I take great pride in going above and beyond to make my clients feel comfortable throughout their service big or small. I take great pride in creating a space for my client that is good for their mind, body & soul.

What is the best way for community members to engage with your business?

There are several ways community members can engage with my business. Here are some of the best ways:

1. Social Media: Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram.

2. Website: My website,, is a great place for community members to engage with my business. I share information about all my products and services, post blogs, etc.

3. Events: participating in my events is a great way to engage face-to-face. I host brunch, workshops, seminars, and webinars to educate the community.

4. Email Marketing: subscribe to my email newsletter.

5. Come experience the excellent customer service. Make sure you dedicated some time for yourself by scheduling your service of choice.

What is the mission or vision for your business, or both?

My mission is to empower every client to find their highest self, one service and product at a time. Beauty By Judelyne’s vision is to one day have a big space where Afro Caribbean people can come to learn, inform, share knowledge and stay connected to their culture, for the future generations.

Five years from now, what does happiness and success look like for you and your business?

Traveling around the world teaching people how to create business out of their talents and passion. To have Beauty By Judelyne Academic teaching other women and men.

Communication Essentials LLC

What would you like for the community to know about you and your business?

Communication Essentials LLC, a social enterprise, proudly provides quality language services such as language access consulting, training, interpretation, translation, and multilingual outreach.

Our business model is unique because we can genuinely connect with others to create partnerships while providing the exceptional and compassionate service they deserve. To learn more, browse our site.

What is the best way for community members to engage with your business?

We have solutions for non-profits, government entities, and businesses to allow them to communicate easily with their employees and clients. Contact me at, and let’s chat about your needs.

What is the mission or vision for your business, or both?

We live in a very diverse and thriving community, and our mission is to remove language barriers and facilitate multilingual communication.

Five years from now, what does happiness and success look like for you and your business?

As a social enterprise, we care about our partners’ success like ours. So we’ve partnered with others on multiple levels to create welcoming spaces for all. Happiness is to see the continuation of advancing language justice in our community.

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What services or products do you offer?

We support businesses in expanding their Corporate voice by offering both internal (in office) and external (public) podcasting services.

What drives you every day to do this work?

Helping others learn that what they have to say about their business and services are important and people need to know.

How could our community be of the most help to your business?

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What would you like for the community to know about you and your business?

My business embodies the spirit of Lancaster! I create “fun things to do” from the things that are already here in our amazing city. We love Lancaster and want to share its hidden gems with everyone we encounter. Unique Lancaster Experiences offers fun activities for everyone! We create all types of engaging activities in downtown. Discounts are available for groups! Come learn about Lancaster and support small business.

What is the best way for community members to engage with your business?

The best way to engage with Unique Lancaster Experiences is to grab your friends, family, or colleagues and sign up for an experience! Come join us for an Electric Bicycle Tour, International Food Tour, or The Lancaster City Scavenger Hunt! Discounts are available for groups! Come learn about Lancaster and support small businesses.

What is the mission or vision for your business, or both?

Our mission is to create memorable experiences for both tourists and locals in Lancaster, Pa. Every tour and experience supports minorities, entrepreneurs, immigrants, and refugees in the process.

Five years from now, what does happiness and success look like for you and your business?

The founder of Unique Lancaster Experiences, Kendra Wolfe, loves to be creative! She founded the only blackowned tourism company in Pennsylvania in 2020. Within 5 years she will have an LTA Pilot license to operate Hot Air Balloons in Lancaster. She also hopes to expand the business to Hostel stays in downtown Lancaster.

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What services or products do you offer?

Mission: Patients R Waiting is an initiative dedicated to eliminating health disparities by increasing diversity in medicine. Our 3 areas of focus are increasing the pipeline of minority clinicians, making the pipeline of minority clinicians less leaky and supporting minority clinicians in practice.

What drives you every day to do this work?

Every day it is not uncommon for a patient to say that I am the first black physician that they have seen, or the first physician that is able to speak Spanish. Our patients deserve to feel comfortable while receiving care, and they deserve to have the medical community reflect the community at large.

How could our community be of the most help to your business?

Helps comes in many different ways, but donations are vital to the success of nonprofits; your dollars will help Patients R Waiting fulfill their mission. Additionally, when PRW holds events, your support is needed, your attendance if possible, and the sharing of the events on social media.

We have to tap into the untapped resources in black and brown communities to have improved equity, and we progress as a whole when we provide support to these communities. Currently, Patients R Waiting is addressing the maternal mortality crisis by providing Lancaster Black and Latinx expectant moms with doula support. The health disparity experienced by women of color surrounding childbirth is heightened by COVID-19. Doulas can help to meet the emotional support needed by providing care and education, virtually and in person. The paucity of doulas of color in Lancaster is also being addressed by our doula training program. Follow Patients R Waiting on Instagram and Facebook! LT

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SUPPLIER DIVERSITY: Generating Economic Opportunity in Communities We Serve


HDC MidAtlantic’s (HDC) mission is to build hope and opportunity for residents to reach their full potential by creating, preserving, and strengthening affordable housing communities. We know we cannot achieve this alone. It takes many partners to meet the overwhelming need. Providing equitable housing options contributes to the sustainability and prosperity of Lancaster County.

Headquartered in Lancaster City, HDC has been a part of this community for more than 50 years. We are a trusted affordable housing developer, property manager, resident advocate, and community partner serving more than 5,000 residents in 72 communities across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland—24 of which are in Lancaster County. Over time, HDC has served more than 50,000 residents, investing $325 million to create affordable housing, resulting in more than $1 billion in economic impact.

The last few years have been challenging, moving through a global pandemic while America works toward racial justice. Through this, HDC has focused on the actions that are within our control. We are excited to share the launch of our Supplier Diversity Program. HDC works with over 550 vendors and spends approximately $26 million annually to develop and manage our affordable housing communities. As a generator of economic opportunity throughout the region, we believe we can do more to advance equity and extend opportunities to diverse-owned businesses.


For 60 years, Supplier Diversity has been a practice incorporated into business models across industries to generate economic opportunity for historically underrepresented businesses. These programs promote equity and economic inclusion for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) that are at least 51% owned and operated by BIPOC and women respectively.

The beginnings of what is today known as Supplier Diversity can be traced to the Civil Rights movement when several landmark laws were enacted to outlaw discrimination based on race, gender, religion, and national origin.

Under President Richard Nixon, the Office of Minority Business Enterprise was founded in 1969 to ensure that minority business owners had equal opportunities in the marketplace. Programs were launched to incentivize corporations contracting with diverse businesses. Supplier Diversity has been integrated into workplace culture as more businesses consider their impact.


HDC’s commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion underpins our work as we strive to address America’s legacy of systemic racism, especially discriminatory policies that limit access to affordable housing for marginalized communities. We launched our Supplier Diversity Program in 2022 to improve opportunities for local, minority, womenled, and disadvantaged businesses, and to ensure that we are contracting with companies that are aligned with our values.

Our goal is that by 2025, 25% of HDC’s discretionary spending supports MBE, WBE, and special designation businesses in construction, real estate development, property management, and corporate expenditures. These certifications can be complex processes. HDC is only requiring a self-affidavit from businesses asserting their status and will support their work toward certification.


HDC’s Supplier Diversity Program began with establishing an internal Business Diversity Committee and sourcing external expertise from LMH Strategies, Inc. We’ve learned:

Data Matters: Understand who you are working with and where you can increase spending to minority and womenowned business. Set a baseline to measure progress

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against. Don’t worry if your baseline seems low. Accept where you are. With discipline and intentionality, you will make progress.

Systems Matter: Review and update your internal onboarding process. Be sure you’re collecting all necessary information and vetting potential businesses for MBE, WBE, and special designation status. You may realize that your company doesn’t ask these questions of vendors. That’s OK—start now.

Advocacy Matters: Start talking with external stakeholders and supply chain businesses about your strategy, goals, and protocol changes. Encourage their participation and let them know you are a partner. Together, you can problem solve and build momentum.

Leadership Matters: As leaders, we can set a vision and execute, but understand that we are learners in this work. Put together the best plan you can, consult those impacted, and be prepared to make mistakes. Keep adjusting and adapting. This is a long game.


We all have a role in this work. It requires us to identify, promote, and support diverse businesses. If we continue choosing the same suppliers, vendors, and companies we’ve always worked with our future will look the same as today.

HDC is encouraged by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their practices including updating membership applications to include MBE, WBE, and other designations. I encourage you to examine how you can remove barriers to increase minority, women, and other diverse participation in our local economy—making Lancaster County a thriving community for all. LT

For more information about HDC’s Supplier Diversity Program, email HDC’s Assistant Director of Communications

Kate Hartman at


Sahd Metal Recycling:

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This is not your everyday scrap yard. Sahd Metal Recycling, a third-generation business with 20 employees, is planning to be around for the long haul.

Sahd, an industrial scrap metal processor located in Columbia, Pa., provides 24-hour turnaround rolloff container service so that its customers can keep their shop floors clean and production moving. Sahd also accepts metal for recycling from the public.

The company was founded by Sahd’s grandfather, Frank, along with his brother Charlie, in 1942 when the extended family of immigrants arrived from Lebanon and began buying and reselling scraps. They were early recyclers. Eventually, the company gravitated to all scrap metal and has evolved to a company that nurtures young leaders. Over the years, Sahd added community outreach and sustainability to its mission, including offering Earth Day education for the past 17 years.

“We have long-standing customers from all over Lancaster and York Counties ranging from some big multinational companies to smaller family businesses like us,” said Dan Sahd, co-owner and grandson of the company founder. “We pick up metal for recycling from different places in a small area around us. We sort it, pay customers for the amount of

Partnerships for the Long Haul

scrap metal we collected, and take it to a foundry to remelt it for future use.

“We’ve been in sustainability long before it was popular to do so, and now we are at the point where there is no future without sustainability at the center,” said Sahd. “The making of steel contributes to eight percent of the world’s emissions. Efforts to make this process more environmentally friendly go a long way toward our goals as a society.”

Most metal recycled by Sahd comes from nearby partners. These local metal fabrication and installation shops use different metals in production ranging from structural steel sheets, stainless, carbon, and galvanized steel, to aluminum,

copper and brass. When the products are created, there is scrap metal left over. Sahd collects, segregates, weighs, and empties the containers.

Taking care of dumpsters is key to the customer relationship, said Sahd.

“From the moment we’re told that someone needs service, we plan to do it right away,” said Sahd. “We deliver 24-hour turnaround of our containers.”

That can be a challenge when there are a few hundred customers, but he said, “Everything we do is built on relationships. They know we’ve got their backs.”


It’s also important for customers to know what their metal scraps are worth. The price of metals changes regularly and Sahd follows the daily metal exchange on FastMarkets and Metal Market Exchange. He calculates a monthly price to tell customers at the beginning of a month what the price and formula is, so they know the price of the metal in advance.

GSM Industrial is one nearby customer. The custom fabrication shop and installation contractor is just a few miles from Sahd Recycling.

“We make products that range from small things that fit on a pallet to sterilization chambers that are as big as a tractortrailer,” said Brian Dombach, GSM Industrial president. “It’s big weld stuff. Our projects are dirty, difficult, and sometimes dangerous. The bigger the better – the size of our work is only constrained by the transportation that we need to deliver it.”

Dombach uses metal purchased in structural sheets. After cutting, there are scraps. That’s also the case with pieces of pipe, and other metals. Project scraps are segregated and dumped in containers provided by Sahd.

“We’d be in a world of hurt if we didn’t have someone taking our scrap metal,” said Dombach. “You can’t just send steel to a landfill.”

Sahd hauls and processes the metal, consolidating it for melt kettles, said Dombach. The metals are delivered to nearby foundries, such as Donsco in Wrightsville, where it is remelted and made into new products.

“We’ve been using Sahd for far longer than the 14 years I’ve been with the company,” said Dombach. “It’s always been a good relationship and they are good people. We are not as concerned about the price for metals as we are about getting it picked up. We really value the quick service and we need to get the dumpsters picked up as soon as possible.”

Environmental responsibility is important, said Dombach. “We just installed solar panels on our roof last year and in just one year, we are generating enough power to sustain our entire company – and sell back to PPL in the summer months.”

Viocity Group is another customer. Two of its divisions, H&S Industrial and Nitro Cutting, use Sahd to collect metal scraps. H&S Industrial works on custom metal fabrication and industrial mechanical contracting, using aluminum and stainless and galvanized steel. Nitro Cutting uses machines to cut metal components and products for the transportation, agriculture and warehouse storage industries.

“Sahd hauls our scrap metal every couple of days,” said Chris Miller, Viocity Group president. “We get reports every time they weigh a hopper, and an annual report.

“They are here to service us within a 24-hour period,” said Miller, who said their 30-year relationship was something the two organizations built together. “It takes a little bit of collaboration and segregation to secure a higher rate per pound.

“It’s important,” said Miller, “to know that the metal scraps will be recycled for use in another process or product rather than thrown away. Last year, Viocity Group recycled more than two million pounds with Sahd.

“We are sustaining a clean environment for future generations; it’s good to regenerate and continue to use these new products in our daily lives.”

Adding new employees today is difficult for most companies but Sahd found ways to attract and keep young workers. Giving them opportunities to learn on the job is key, said Sahd. The COVID pandemic helped his employment efforts because some people who normally would have gone to college instead looked for jobs.

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Sahd hired several young men around the same time and began mentoring them. He talks about employee recruitment and retainment at Chamber meetings and professional conferences, often bringing some new employees along.

“The theme for Gen Z is I’m hoping and I’m coping,” he explained. “They have all the information they need at their fingertips; they can Google anything. But they want stability, and community and people for advice and context. They’ve grown up in turbulent times.

“The closer you can get to your employees and understanding what makes them tick is how you can keep them for a long time,” said Sahd. “We’re a flat organization so we can work side-by-side with employees. I’ve got a group of 20-year-olds and employees up to age 76 (my Dad!). We all pitch in.”

Sustainability in Action: From Scrap Metal to Product


His advice is to think creatively. His employees produce YouTube videos, post on TikTok and other social media, host a podcast called Dumpster Talks, and have access to a mental health counselor during work hours.

“They are torching metal, moving piles of scrap, driving rolloff trucks, and participating in white-collar events like doing presentations to local groups and chambers,” said Sahd.

“We want them to find their way and be continual learners,” said Sahd. “We will continue to invest in our people and our great local relationships.” LT

2023 Earth Day – April 21

Sahd Metal Recycling hosted their 17th Annual Earth Day Event on April 21st, bringing together community members from all over Lancaster County learning about every aspect of sustainability ranging from native plants, trees, landscape, animals, outdoor recreation and gardening to industry’s contribution to sustainability through recycling. If you missed it this year, make sure you catch their event next year and learn how you can make an impact on Lancaster County’s future.

Dumpster Talks

Process of how scrap metal from GSM Industrial is processed and recycled by Sahd Metal Recycled and crafted into parts for Ford vehicles by Donsco, Inc. All done within an 8-mile radius right here in Lancaster County!

Watch video:

The Sahd Metal Recycling team also host their own podcast called “Dumpster Talk’” where the Sahd Metal Crew meets with local leaders, industry experts, and community members in the dumpster to talk about current trends in the economy and how they are affecting the metal market as a whole. Check out their latest episodes on TikTok or YouTube. Watch video:

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What are we doing today to prove that every learner counts? In partnership with the Lancaster Chamber, Pequea Valley School District is seeking ways to address the ever-evolving workforce gap which needs to be filled. We believe schools need to approach educational programming differently in order to provide employers with dependable high-skilled employees.


In response to the workforce gap, Pequea Valley has developed a mentor program encompassing an entire grade level which meets on an ongoing basis throughout learners’ 10th grade year. This program serves as a conduit for employers to share their vision while also benefiting them as learners’ Post-Secondary First Choices align to their employment needs. This has and will continue to be a win-win for both employers and future employees to thrive and fill the workforce employment gap! The PV (PostSecondary) First Choice vision encompasses many career-related activities throughout the K-12 journey. For example, the PV Early Learning Initiative ensures all learners be “kindergarten ready” in order to increase their level of literacy by 4th grade, and assists in putting learners on a positive trajectory to be prepared for their “Post-Secondary First Choice.” The PV 10th Grade First Choice Discovery Mentor Program will act as a catalyst in each learner’s career journey by better informing their decisions in their junior and senior years where crucial decisions are made in transitioning to postsecondary pursuits, ultimately addressing the employer staffing crisis through increased knowledge and perspective from professionals in local industry aligned to learners’ current first choices.


According to, mentoring programs provide many positive benefits for youth including increased high school graduation rates, better lifestyle choices, improved interpersonal skills, and stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers. With this mentoring initiative, the need for increasing relationships with the professional community is essential in establishing the connections necessary to bridge employer staffing needs. Our goal is to help each learner advance in building human capital through establishing meaningful connections in their journey towards obtaining a career allowing them to be independent and fulfilled.


• Why 10th Grade?: We wanted 9th grade programming to be entirely devoted to exploration of possible careers. Also, facing the difficulty in scheduling junior and senior learners for an ongoing mentor program due to being out of the building frequently because of First Choice Customized scheduling – going to dual enrollment, CTC, pre-apprenticeships, internships, Co-ops, and/or job shadows, we targeted our entire tenth grade simply for the reasons that we needed something special to do for this grade level regarding career exploration, and this is the last time we would have all of our learners on campus throughout the entire school day with minimal interruptions.

• Open House: Invited potential mentors to an open house in September where we shared our First Choice vision, and employed their support in conveying the need for a broad-stroked mentor program which will serve the entire grade level.

• Mentor Training: Mentors attended a training session in October, highlighting the specific goals of the program, tools to be utilized throughout the sessions, and further sharing best practices for developing mentor / mentee relationships. During these trainings, we partnered with presenters from Kitchen Kettle Village Human Resources Department, the Factory Ministries, MissyJeans Consulting, and Intercourse Merchants Association to present to the mentors and describe the tools and techniques we would use in the program.

• Session 1 – Building Critical Skills: Mentors and mentees took assessments to discover their personal strengths. They collaborated through team-building activities to build relationships and deepen understanding of their personal strengths.

• Session 2 – Resumes & Interviewing: Learners developed resumes aligned to their personal strengths and First Choices, crafted a 30-second elevator pitch, and engaged in mock interviews.

• Session 3 – Career Pathway Fair: Acquired knowledge from industry professionals regarding their career journey and gained advice for pursuing opportunities towards exploring their First Choice. Fifty-five companies and community partners attended the fair, sharing connection opportunities.

• Session 4 – Job Shadow Day: Aligned to First Choice interests, eleven groups of learners visited twenty-two companies engaging in hands-on learning activities and presentations regarding a typical day in the life of highlighted career professionals.

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• Session 5 – Next Steps: Observed a panel discussion of recent PV graduates commenting on their first choice journey in the first few years following graduation. Engaged in small group discussions with their mentors to hear about their personal career journeys and advice they have for next steps.

• Data Collection: Learners took pre- and post-surveys to ascertain their perceived personal growth over the course of the program. Collected information and feedback from the mentors regarding program efficacy compared to desired outcomes.

Here is a slide deck showcasing the highlights of our program:


Impact on Business Partnerships:

The impact at this point is both broad and specific; many learners have indicated they had their first choice confirmed by these experiences, mentors have been able to speak to future steps, connections have been made for future internships and/or employment opportunities.

Increased awareness and collaboration for businesses in school programs, which has also resulted in industry tours, internships, classroom presentations, and actual employment for our current juniors and seniors.

For the mentoring program, we have had 44 mentors from 40 different local companies and community organizations. These organizations showed their enthusiasm and support in helping to “Raise the Valley.”

The Factory Ministries has hosted interns in early childhood education and maintenance and has been integral in providing leadership and guidance to our learners as mentors, internship supervisors, session and classroom presenters, Career Fair Vendor, and many other ways of partnering such as spearheading the Together Initiative.

We have also partnered closely with Kitchen Kettle Village, providing van transportation at the conclusion of the school day for learners who work there part-time but cannot drive themselves. KKV has hosted job shadows, supplied 4 team members serving as mentors and session presenters, attended the career fair, and middle school events as well.

This company is “all in” with our school and we highly value their ongoing partnership.

Many other companies have been essential partners. Notably, Thomas E. Strauss has provided four team members to be mentors and has been a tremendous partner in providing first choice opportunities for our learners such as internships, job shadows, and local employment opportunities.


Following each session throughout this program, staff, learners, mentors, and teachers have reported positive outcomes as a result of the collaborative interactions for the First Choice. Following our first session, a learner stopped a staff member in the hallway and said, “Honestly, my friends and I thought this was going to be boring, just sitting and listening to presentations, but this was really fun!” “Discovery Mentor Program.”

Below is a list of companies who have been integral in multiple First Choice Discovery Offerings:

Frameworks Consulting

Lancaster Chamber

Thomas E. Strauss, Inc.

Pepper Lane Fudge

Tel Hai Retirement Community

Baron Insurance Group


Fulton Bank

Fulton Bank International Group

Kitchen Kettle Village

Select Building Services

Paradise Township


Haller Enterprises

Integrous Fencing

J.G. Graybill Plumbing

Clark, Inc.


Berk’s Homes


Lighthouse Vocational Services

White Chimneys / CRNP

JangOhari Family Chiropractic


Stoltzfus Meats

McDonald’s Franchise


The Factory Ministries

Lion’s Club Gap

Snapology of Lancaster and Reading

CAP Community Action Program

Grace Point Church of Paradise

Advanced Food Processing Intercourse Merchants Association

Army National Guard

Resources: Benefits of Mentoring for Young People, youth. gov,, retrieved 4/23/2023. LT

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Creating Solutions through Unlikely Partnerships

The role of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is to manage the nearly one million tons of municipal solid waste and recyclables that trash collectors and residents bring to its facilities. LCSWMA’s award-winning Integrated System, which has an outstanding history of environmental excellence, is preserving land and generating renewable energy.

The vision of LCSWMA goes beyond safe waste disposal. For decades, its leadership and staff have explored opportunities, initiated collaboration, and created partnerships in Lancaster County that have helped LCSWMA reduce its carbon footprint and improve the quality-of-life in the communities it serves.

Several business partnerships have allowed the Authority to expand its renewable energy footprint including the wellknown Turkey Hill wind project.

In 2010, LCSWMA partnered with PPL Renewable Energy, now Energy Power Partners, to install the first commercialscale wind project in south-central Pennsylvania. This 3.2 megawatt wind project is located on a non-operational portion of the Frey Farm Landfill site. Two General Electric turbines, overlooking the Susquehanna River, directly confront prevailing winds from the northwest.

The electricity generated by this project is sent via underground lines to neighboring Turkey Hill Dairy, where

it is used to power their manufacturing operations. In fact, 21% of their annual electric needs are fulfilled using clean, renewable wind energy from this project.

Collectively, the two wind turbines generate about 6.18 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year. That’s enough power to make about five million gallons of ice cream!

Moving from Manor Township to Bainbridge, we find another business partnership that is a perfect example of how the Authority is using waste as a resource to benefit the community. Partnering with Covanta, a global leader in sustainable materials management, LCSWMA’s Waste-toEnergy Facility combusts household waste to create enough renewable energy to power one in five county homes.

In 2017, another business partnership was brought to fruition as Perdue AgriBusiness completed construction of a 1,500 ton-per-day Soybean Processing Facility adjacent to LCSWMA’s Conoy Township site. Steam generated from LCSWMA’s waste-to-energy facility is piped directly to the plant and lowers Perdue AgriBusiness’ emissions by avoiding the need to use fossil fuels to create steam.

Rethinking waste for a sustainable future goes beyond innovative business partnerships. LCSWMA is intentional about supporting like-minded community organizations that are also focused on preserving land, protecting the environment, creating recreational opportunities, and being good stewards of natural resources for future generations.

FFLF Wind Turbines

Lancaster County.

Susquehanna National Heritage Area

“LCSWMA is a vital partner in our efforts to connect people to the Susquehanna River and its rich history. LCSWMA’s financial investment and engagement with heritage and outdoor recreation projects along the river have been outstanding. Our work together makes our river towns and landscape a better place to visit for residents and travelers alike.”

— Mark N. Platts, President

Lancaster Conservancy

“ The Susquehanna River is a critical resource we share with LCSWMA. The Conservancy protects the natural lands, forests, and glens, and we are grateful for LCSWMA’s investment in partnerships that enhance the river corridor.”

— Phil Wenger, Present & CEO

Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge

“Manor Township has benefited from the partnership with LCSWMA through the years, and more recently with the rehabilitation of the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge. Their commitment to give back to the community was a key factor in bringing this historical landmark back to life for everyone to enjoy.”

— Ryan Strohecker, Manor Township Manager

Lancaster City Alliance

“As a long-time supporter of the Lancaster City Alliance, LCSWMA lives their core value of stewardship by investing in a clean, safe, and vibrant city for all.”

— Marshall W. Snively, President

LCSWMA understands that when we work together, we thrive in business and as a community. Forming unlikely partnerships will make us stronger and our quality-of-life better for generations to come. LT

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• Lacking appropriate Mobility Cybersecurity.

• CAP staff spending too much time on Mobility issues, distracting from core issues.

• And more.

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To address CAP’s Mobility challenges, the Grudi team did the following:

• Implemented Grudi Advantage’s comprehensive Managed Mobility solution.

• Completed a Mobility inventory & needs assessment –plans, devices, systems & more.

• Identified & eliminated unused and unneeded lines & devices.

• Merged three separate Mobility accounts into one.

• Established and fully managed device ordering/ procurement, onboarding, offboarding, inventorying and device management.

• Began managing invoices and providing proper coding for the right programs.

• Provided expert helpdesk & troubleshooting assistance to CAP team members.

• Developed & helped implement better Cybersecurity practices & monitoring.

• And more.


Grudi Advantage has significantly improved the quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of CAP’s Mobility services, including:

• CAP now has an effective Managed Mobility solution in place, saving much time, money, and stress, while improving its functionality.

• CAP is enjoying an average monthly savings of $6,695, had savings of $52,335 since program implementation, and will save over $80,000 in 2023.

• CAP’s original 380 lines were reduced to 217, saving cost and adding efficiency.

• Mobility plans have been, and continue to be, reviewed and optimized, saving CAP cost and delivering the best, most appropriate service for its needs.

• Lines and devices are inventoried and assessed on a regular basis, and unused devices are wiped and reassigned or sold through Grudi’s buy-back partner.

• Invoices are being managed by Grudi to ensure charges are correct and properly coded to the right departments and programs.

• Grudi’s help desk and troubleshooting are eliminating frustrating issues and problems and saving time for CAP staff.

• Procurement, onboarding and offboarding systems are fully managed by Grudi.

• And more.


In addition to these, CAP is receiving the many other benefits of Lancaster Chamber’s Grudi Advantage program. Among these are: special low rates on many services, annual cash-back dividends, expert Mobility, Telecom & IT assistance, cost savings from service optimization and much more.

“We are a diverse agency with many programs and services that require skilled and continuous coordination. This includes our Mobility services and devices. We recognized that we did not have the internal bandwidth and capabilities to get the most out of our Mobility services and investment. Lancaster Chamber’s Grudi Advantage program was exactly what we needed. We’ve saved very significant time and money, while improving our functionality and eliminating a stress point for our staff. We are delighted with the outcome and look forward to continuing our ongoing relationship with Grudi and Grudi Advantage. They have our highest recommendations.”


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Strengthen Your TEAMS!

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

We know how important it is to grow your skills and the skills of your team. The Chamber’s professional development calendar includes several types of learning like one-off courses, cohorts, academies, and monthly programs with a variety of delivery methods, like virtual, in-person and hybrid - all to fit the needs of busy teams!

Intro to DEI in the Workplace Workshop

Employee Handbook Workshop

New Manager Academy

Selling Series: Leveraging LinkedIn

DEI Academy

Selling Series: Asking the Right Questions

July 18

August 15

Starts August 25

September 14

Starts in October

November 30

Etown Edge | Elizabethtown College Partnership

On Demand Courses at discounted rate for Chamber Members


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Welcome New Members and Partners to the Lancaster Chamber

The Lancaster Chamber is thrilled to welcome these businesses to our network. Because of businesses that choose to be Members and Partners, we are able to fund powerful initiatives that are vastly changing the landscape of business. Now more than ever, your support is truly helping to shape the future of business and making Lancaster County a thriving community for all.

We are grateful for the many businesses choosing to invest with us and our mission!



Usi Insurance

Unique Lancaster Experiences

Communication Essentials

TCP Media Group

Patients R Waiting

Psyche Deli

Lancaster Ketamine Institute

PA Office of Vocational Rehab

Aaron’s Acres


Taste and Toasts, LLC

DE Gemmill

Philadelphia Gift Show

Help The Fight


August Mack Environmental

West End Yoga Studio



MADJ Marketing LLC

TD Rhim Consulting

Laser Lab – A Fraser Advanced Information Systems Company

Appalachia Technologies

Morefield Communications, Inc.

Snyder’s Plumbing

Klausmair Construction

Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation


Kona Ice of Lancaster, PA

Shelton Associates Inc.






Turning Points LLC

Ross Productions

Regina Gutierrez Photography LLC

D.R. Horton

John C. Martin Associates, LLC

Liberty Tax Services

The Hollinger House Historic Boutique Hotel


MDI – Medical Devices & Implants

Aetna Better Health Kids

JDog Junk Removal and Hauling of Lancaster

Stir Foods

Quality Buildings LLC

Unique Limousine, Inc.

Utilities Employee Credit Union

InTandem Financial

Roaming Libations Mobile Bar

Yuzu Asian Cuisine

Goodhart Sons INC

ARS Lancaster

Select Building Services

Zamagias Properties

L. I-C Solutions

Inn At Lancaster




Bright Side Opportunities Center

Chestnut Housing

Creative Pursuits Academy

DQE Communications

Express Employment Professionals

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Infinite Bridges

Insperity, Inc.

ISSEI Noodle

It’s My Life, Inc.

Lancaster Chapter 1 Networkers

Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum

Lititz Chooses Love

Lone Oak Animal-Assisted

Therapeutic & Educational Services

Milagro House

The Mix

Mountain Realty ERA Powered

Neffsville Nursing

Newly Restored

Ridge Policy Group

Safe Communities

Special Olympics


U-Haul Moving and Storage

at Prospect

Veterans Multi-Service Center


5 YEARS — 2018

Zimmerman Auto Body Supplies Inc.

Library System of Lancaster County

BeneChoice Enrollment Solutions, Inc.

Eye Associates of Lancaster, Ltd.

Code Administrators, Inc.

Merrill Lynch

Simply From Scratch

Kauffman Kitchens

Keller Williams Realty Elite

Providence Place Senior Living

Business Information Group

Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market

10 YEARS — 2013

H & L Team Sales, Inc.


St. John’s Herr Estate

ReMax of Reading

The Infantree

The Steinman Foundation

Lancaster Farming

CLF Consulting, Inc.

H. K. Keller

Senior Helpers

7th District - U.S. House of Representative

M.H. Eby, Inc.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Waste Management of Greater Lancaster

Traffic Control Services dba

Flagger Force

Rocky Springs Entertainment Center


RE/MAX Pinnacle

Engleside Products & Janitorial Supply

15 YEARS — 2008

Glenn Usdin Photography

Reyna ITS

Kleen-Rite Corp.

Allied Veterinary Cremation, Ltd.

Patterson Logistics Services, Inc.

Byrnes Health Education Center

Lancaster County Convention Center & Lancaster Marriott At Penn Square

Synapse Marketing Solutions

We are so grateful for the support of these Lancaster Chamber Members, especially during this challenging business landscape. Please take note of our Members who are celebrating special milestone anniversaries with us in January, February, March, April, May & June.


20 YEARS — 2003

Leadership Lancaster

Central Penn Business Group on Health

EDC Finance Corporation

U. S. Commercial Realty

37th District - PA House of Representatives

13th District - PA Senate

41st District - PA House of Representatives

36th District - PA Senate

96th District - PA House of Representatives


43rd District - PA House of Representatives

100th District - PA House of Representatives

97th District - PA House of Representatives

98th District - PA House of Representatives

11th District - U.S. House of Representatives

Conrad Siegel

Grauer’s Paint & Decorating

B.R.P. Entertainment

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

HVAC Distributors, Inc.

99th District - PA House of Representatives

DoubleTree Resort By Hilton

Central Penn College - Lancaster Center

Bethany Christian Services of Central Pennsylvania

25 YEARS — 1998

Harmon & Davies, PC

Galebach’s Floor Finishing, Inc.

Cipriani & Werner P.C.

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group

Haldeman Mechanical, Inc.

Williams Service Co.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Columbia Organ Works, Inc.

PDQ Manufacturing

Stoltz Mfg., LLC

Longenecker’s Hatchery, Inc.

30 YEARS — 1993

Tanger Outlet Center

RGS Associates, Inc.

JP Lilley & Son, Inc.

35 YEARS — 1988

Smoker & Company

45 YEARS — 1978


Stevens & Lee

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Wohlsen Construction Company

Woodstream Corporation

50 YEARS — 1973

Stoner, Inc.

Star Dental Division DentalEZ Group

Hammond Pretzel Bakery, Inc.

50 YEARS +

Lift-All Company, Inc.

Blakinger Thomas

Kingsway Realty

Lancaster Orthodontic Associates

Stauffers of Kissel Hill

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County

Lancaster Salvage Company

Westfield Insurance

Kegel’s Produce

Fulton Bank, N.A.

PPL Electric Utilities

Dermatology Physicians, Inc.

Bird-In-Hand Corporation

Lancaster Leaf Tobacco Company of PA Inc.

The Standard Group

Willow Valley

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Morgan White Group / TPM Life Insurance

Capital BlueCross

Lamar Outdoor Advertising

MSC Investments LP

Keystone Chapter Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.

Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc.


Kitchen Kettle Foods, Inc.

AAA Central Penn

PNC Financial Services Group

JC Snavely & Sons, Inc.

Armstrong Relocation Company

UGI Utilities, Inc.

Dutch Gold Honey, Inc.

Rhoads Energy Corporation

DenTech Industrial

Wells Fargo

Warfel Construction Company

Hatter Harris & Beittel, LLP

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Upcoming Lancaster Chamber Events

Mark your calendars with these upcoming Chamber programs & events! To learn more or register, go to our online calendar at


June 1 Industry Tour - Sahd Metal Recycling

June 9 Selling Series: Prospecting in Today’s Environment

June 13 Membership 101: Engaging with the Chamber [Virtual]

June 14 YPN: Cocktails + ConnectionsThe Terrace, Holiday Inn

June 15 Wake Up to the Issues: PA State Budget

June 21 Mixer - Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home

June 23

Lancaster Chamber Open House

June 28 WIB: Lattes and Leadership

June 29 Catalyst: Nonprofit/CBO Roundtable: Fundraising


July 7 Manufacturing Roundtable

July 11 Membership 101: Engaging with the Chamber [Virtual]

July 12 Excellence Exchange

July 13 Northwest Consortium

July 13 WIB Connect - Kitchen Kettle Village

July 14 Ag Issues Forum

July 18 Intro to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

July 19 Mixer - The Terrace, Holiday Inn

Events Events

July 20 Central Consortiumn

July 25

South & East Consortium

July 26 Northeast Consortium

July 27 YPN: Brews & Views


August 3 Energy, Environment, Health, and Safety Roundtable

August 8 Membership 101: Engaging with the Chamber [Virtual]

August 15 Employee Handbook Workshop

August 17 Baseball & Business: Membership Celebration at the Barnstormers

August 23 WIB: Lattes & Leadership

August 25 New Manager Academy

August 25 Lancaster Chamber Open House

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