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Celebrating Our Members Tour de Tanks What in the world is Creativity Unleashed? YORK COUNTY CONNECT March 2016

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CREATIVITY UNLEASHED

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Giving Adults a Second Chance

LEADERSHIP STAFF Loren H. Kroh Interim President & CEO Katie Lentz Executive Vice President Wilda Alessi Vice President, Chamber Operations Nancy Barry Vice President, Operations & CFO

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Tenants

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Also In This Issue:

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Downtown Inc.’s 2015 In Review

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Expansion in Hanover, PA Operations Nearing Completion

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York Blue Moon Expands

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Main Street Hanover 2015 Annual Report

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Main Street Hanover Events

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Meet the Ambassadors

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Interested in Travel Discounts for Members?

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What in the world is Creativity Unleashed?

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York County Economic Alliance Celebrates Its Members

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The New Yorktowne Hotel

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View the Digital Version of York County Connect online at www.ycea-pa.org The opinions expressed in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced electronically or in print without the express written permission of the publisher. York County Connect is published monthly.

The York County Economic Alliance is the place to start for companies seeking a competitive edge. As York County’s official chamber and economic development organization, it is the resource center that connects businesses to specialized funding, business services, advocacy programs and events that will help their business thrive. The mission of the York County Economic Alliance is to lead economic growth, connect local businesses to resources and each other and advocate for business and the community to create a prosperous York County.

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By: Meagan Feeser, Downtown Inc.

In Review

2015 downtown York saw:

• 23 new business ribbon cuttings in the Central Business District

2015 was a big year for downtown York and a busy year for Downtown Inc, York’s Main Street organization. Downtown Inc is the organization working to enhance and encourage investment in York’s central business district. We do that through: • Economic Development • Promotions • Placemaking Public Safety s t Downtown Inc ha ha w e se to d ne tu Stay siting ay up-to-date by vi in store for 2016. St orkpa.com or Liking www.downtowny PA” on Facebook. “Downtown York

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• More than $100,000 spent at downtown shops on Small Business Saturday • More than 14 tons of trash removed from downtown streets and sidewalks, thanks to Downtown Inc’s partnership with the York County Solid Waste Authority • Two pieces of public art installed on West Market Street and Cherry Lane • 38 new parking wayfinding signs placed around the city to help ease parking confusion • The deployment of an additional 144 law enforcement hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer, thanks to a partnership with Better York • More than 40,000 people attending Downtown Inc events • 15,000 copies of the new Downtown York Magazine distributed across the region

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CONNECTING with YORK COUNTY through the

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

sUPPORTING INNOVATION in YORK COUNTY through the

Downtown Inc works to serve the Central Business District because we know that downtowns matter. A downtown commercial district distinguishes one community from another. York’s blend of historical, architectural and cultural treasures captures the York experience and sets us apart from any other community.

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• A downtown is home to locally owned, independent businesses that keep 68 percent of their revenue recycling back into the community • A healthy, vibrant downtown is an indicator of the economic condition of the City and the County • Downtown businesses provide employment opportunities at all skill levels

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• Successful downtown businesses can pay higher business privilege and mercantile taxes, contributing to the overall growth and economic improvement of the City and County • A healthy downtown enhances property values and expands the City’s tax base • A vibrant downtown creates a sense of place and pride for the community

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EXPANSION

in Hanover, PA Operations Nearing Completion By: Jenny Stornetta, Apio, Inc.

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n June 2015, Apio, Inc. broke ground on a $22.5 million investment at its Hanover, Pa., operations to help the company meet demand for its growing portfolio of value-added vegetable and salad products. The project is on track with the first phase completed. “In mid-January, we moved all our processes from the old building into the new facility,” said Jason Frost, manager of Apio’s Penn Township plant. “We are also beginning our hiring process in anticipation of the new production lines, which will begin running in the coming months.” Apio’s expansion plans included building a new 46,000 square foot building. The addition of this facility more than triples the size of operations from 19,000 to 64,000 square feet. They are now in the process of renovating the old facility which is anticipated to be completed in March 2016. This expansion will add up to 200 jobs over the next three years. Production lines will increase from two to 10, allowing Apio to grow their Eat Smart® and GreenLine® brands particularly in the Northeast, MidAtlantic and Midwest. Construction of the first phase was completed in December 2015.

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The expansion was made possible with the approval of a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) agreement approved by county, township and school board bodies. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development offered a funding proposal including Job Creation Tax Credits, a Pennsylvania First Program grant and a WEDnetPA training grant valued at more than $1.1 million over the next three years. Apio, Inc. is headquartered in Guadalupe, California. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landec Corporation (NASDAQ; LNDC) and a leading national producer of fresh-cut vegetable products for the United States and Canada under the Eat Smart® and GreenLine® brands.

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York Blue Moon Expands By: Kenetha Hansen, York County Economic Alliance

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ork Blue Moon, one of York City’s fine dining establishments commemorated the launch of renovations to create a new contemporary bar, lounge and bistro area in the building adjacent to the existing restaurant space. Blue Moon’s owners, Darrell and Janine Tobin also plan to connect the two buildings, as well as create an outdoor dining area and refurbish the exterior façade. The renovation project will further enhance York Blue Moon as a vital anchor to York’s “WeCo”, West of the Codorus, neighborhood. The Tobins anticipate completion of the project by summer. The Economic Alliance has been working with the Tobins to facilitate an SBA 504 loan to finance a portion of the renovations upon completion.

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York County Literacy Council

Giving Adults a Second Chance C

reating opportunities and transforming lives by providing a second chance for hard working adults who

want better lives for themselves and their families has been the York County Literacy Council’s mission for 40 years. Improving adults’ basic literacy skills removes barriers that were preventing them from self-sufficiently, saves the taxpayer money, reduces poverty and improves communities.

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There are approximately 1.25 million adults living in Pennsylvania who do not have the basic academic skills to complete a job application. Today, too many of Pennsylvania’s adults who are lacking adult basic skill education opportunities do not have access to services that will help them get the skills need to be ready for work. Adult and Family Literacy education is the lifeline to good jobs and success. Every dollar invested in literacy yields an $8.54 return to the community.

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL FOR 40 YEARS

Annually, the Literacy Council helps an average of 800 adults achieve their goals and greater economic stability for themselves and their families. York County Literacy County Council is providing a spectrum of literacy and language building programs: • The Adult Reading • English as a Second Language • Next Step • Literacy in the Workplace Continue on page 10.

The Key to Success is Education

We are pleased to announce Michael & Lori Mitrick Honorary Chairs 9th Literacy Empowerment Campaign

Goal $75,000

To read about students’ success, learn about our $40 for Forty Years of Service Challenge and to contribute to our Campaign, visit www.YorkLiteracy.org YORK COUNTY CONNECT March 2016

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Programs offer classroom instruction, tutoring, community presentations and a digital learning center for adults who seek services. Students are learning the skills needed to get and keep a good first job, improve their current job, access post-secondary education and job training, and get on a career path. Many individuals enrolled in the program are achieving greater economical stability. YCLC offers a variety of classes, one-to-one tutoring and a digital learning center within their Adult Reading and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs. In addition to onsite access to the YCLC Library (a satellite of York County Library Systems), students are offered special classes in computer basics instruction and presentations on health literacy, workplace literacy and financial literacy.

The Adult Reading Program

The Adult Reading Program offers the basics to improve reading, writing and spelling as well as multi-level classroom instruction to pass the test for the General Education Diploma (GED).

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English as a Second Language

YCLC partners with other organizations in order to increase efficiency and broaden the impact of the program. The ESL Program provides multi-level classes for students from around the world to learn to speak, read and write English. The ESL program students are from 61 different countries. Many of the ESL students have an education from their home country and are earnest about learning English in order to become productive members of our community.

The Next Step

YCLC’S most recent program, The Next Step, was born out of a need to help students move from YCLC classes to higher education and/or employment. Focal points of The Next Step are Job Readiness, Continued Education and Life Enrichment. By assisting students with job searches, resume building, soft skills and interviewing, the Next Step Coordinator gives YCLC students the extra edge in meeting their goals. Keeping students updated on job fairs, employment opportunities and helping them to apply to college, trade schools or certificate programs are all part of the program. YCLC is able to provide a few scholarships each year to students who meet the requirements and will use the funds for furthering education or employment training.

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LEAD The Literacy in the Workplace Program

The Literacy in the Workplace Program is tailormade for companies seeking to improve literacy comprehension, understanding and communication among its employees in order to be more effective and efficient. Adults are learning the skills needed to get and keep a good first job, improve their current job, access post-secondary education and job training, and get on a career path. Many individuals enrolled in the program are removing the barriers that were preventing them from achieving greater economical stability. During the past five years, 229 individuals entered employment, 65 individuals improved their current job, 84 individuals earned their General Education Diploma (GED), 80 individuals entered post-secondary education and/or training programs and 66 individuals completed a work-base learning goal. With every student who reaches their educational goal, the YCLC mission is realized. It is a shared value and collective impact for the success of individuals, their families and our community. For more information, contact the York County Literacy Council at 717.845.8719 or visit www.yorkliteracy.org.

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YorKitchen Tenants LEAD

By: Aeman Bashir, York County Economic Alliance

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orKitchen was started in 2011 after years of development through NutriCore NorthEast, an arm of the York County Economic Alliance. It is a licensed commercial kitchen that is available to rent by the hour for both budding food entrepreneurs and existing businesses looking to expand. To date, YorKitchen has helped launch 54 new businesses and 22 expansions. Sixteen of those companies have graduated to launch into their own site. YorKitchen walks people through the permitting and licensing process required for establishing a food related business. Many staff members have helped countless food related businesses in the County to maintain a food safety certification requirement for each establishment through the offering of ServSafe classes and testing.

All About Brownies

YorKitchen is more than just a business incubator. It has assisted numerous non-profits and civic organizations in fundraising opportunities, held Chef Challenges, chef table dinners and is the meeting place for the Uptown Rotary and cooking classes. Families have rented the facility to make holiday meals together, host cookie exchanges, Scout troops, birthday parties and more. Partnerships have also been established with groups like WellSpan and Family First Health to deliver nutrition education. Due to the creative and versatile nature of the space, YorKitchen was honored as a finalist for the Creative York awards. We are very excited to see what 2016 has to bring.

Product: Brownies Business Started: 2011 Owners: Nancy Nicholson and Michael Marston Location: Central Market York, Eastern Market & online Website: www.allaboutbrownies.com

YorKitchen is more than just a business incubator. It is a licensed commercial kitchen that is available to rent by the hour for budding food entrepreneurs, existing businesses looking to expand, and community events.

How has the business utilized YorKitchen?

Why start a business? All About Brownies only

came to be because of the existence of the YorKitchen. It was an idea that had been tossed around for years but was missing a starting point. There is significantly different permits and licensing required and it seemed overwhelming. They are a pet family so they would not have been able to produce from their home.

With YorKitchen, they found the guidance through the paperwork, licensing and a licensed facility for production. They have received guidance in drafting press releases, marketing strategies, break even analysis, etc. from staff.

What happened in 2015? All About Brownies added

a second location and two additional retail outlets. Revenues have jumped 30 percent due to an increase in custom label and corporate gift programs. Internet sales have also seen a big jump.

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Brother Floyd’s Righteous Pickles

How has the business utilized YorKitchen? They used YorKitchen as a launch pad for the concept. Many friends said that were interested, however, it was time to really test the waters and see if there was truly a market in York for the concept. By utilizing YorKitchen, Farm to Freezer was able to build their brand and their client base while building capital to launch in their own site. What happened in 2015? With the confidence to move forward, Farm to Freezer has found a home in the former York Business Institute Culinary School.

Product: Pickles Business Started: 2013 Owner: Ken Floyd Location: Online and various retailers throughout

Neilly’s Foods

Pennsylvania and Maryland Website: www.brotherfloyds.com

Why start a business? It all began with church suppers and barbeques with friends. They would make our sweet and hot pickles to share and someone would always say, “These pickles are great! You should sell them!” The time never seemed right. After retirement, owner Ken Floyd started looking for options and came across YorKitchen.

Product: Gourmet Afro-Caribbean and Latin Foods Business Started: 2011 Owner: Julie Ndjee How has the business utilized YorKitchen? The ability Location: Mid-Atlantic Wholefoods locations, all Giant to use a licensed kitchen to produce their product without the upfront costs of the investment in the development of a standalone facility was crucial.

Foods & Giant Eagle Locations Website: www.Neillys.com

What happened in 2015? Brother Floyd’s has seen a

Julie started a business with one sauce called Ultimate Seasoning which she then had co-packed. In dealing with grocery stores and distributers, she realized there was a hole that could be filled in the offerings of more ethnic foods. Being along the trade routes, the food of her home country of Cameroon on the western coast of Africa has a fusion of flavors with a variety of spices including jerk and curries. She felt there was a market for it and wanted to launch.

significant increase in sales and seen a 50 percent increase in the number of retail outlets, bringing the total to 31 locations.

Farm to Freezer Product: Freezer Cooking Sessions Business Started: 2015 Owner: Mary Ellen Martin Location: 12 E Seventh Ave, York, PA 17404 Website: www.farmtofreezeryork.com Why start a business? The one thing that everyone

seems to have less of is time. After a long day, few have time to grocery shop and prepare a wholesome meal every day. They wanted to find a way that within just a few hours you could have 10 family-sized meals that you could freeze until you are ready to prepare them.

Why start a business? Prior to starting Neilly’s Foods,

How has the business utilized YorKitchen? Neilly’s

Foods primarily started using YorKitchen for menu development. These items were then being produced and co-packed by a third party. Julie felt that she was not able to get the quality she was looking for from an outside party. She then pulled full production into YorKitchen after which her sales doubled.

What happened in 2015? To keep up with demand, she developed her own production space and now has a full freezer door of products in stores along the east coast.

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2015 ANNUAL REPORT WORDS FROM THE CHAIR: GARY LAIRD In its third year, the Main Street organization has taken major strides in the revitalization of downtown. Main Street Hanover is a collaborative effort between the Hanover Borough, the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, the Partnership for Economic Development of York County and the York County Economic Alliance. This unique partnership has made it possible to accomplish all the successes you’ll read throughout this report. The progress and successes that you will see within this report are a direct result of the efforts put forth by many hours of staff and volunteer time. We are so grateful to those who give their time and talent to Main Street Hanover; whether through serving on a committee, being a strong merchant in the downtown, a participant in our events, or a supporter of our mission, every bit of support counts. Without our four dedicated committees, our invigorated merchant group, and our fiscal sponsors, none of what you see listed here would be possible. As the Chair of the Steering Committee of Main Street Hanover, I’m pleased to present this report to you in the hopes that you’ll join us as we revitalize downtown Hanover. I am proud to be a part of such an impactful organization; I invite you to Discover Hanover! The future is bright and we look forward to being a part of it.

ORGANIZATION SUCCESSES: • Welcomed 29 new businesses that opened in the Central Business District • Launched a new website, featuring a business directory and event calendar (Launched November 2014) •

Received two Department of Community and Economic Development Grants as a Keystone Community, $40,000 Façade Grant funding and $10,750 for an architectural study to be completed at 22 Carlisle Street, as part of a Planning Grant

• Released the Business Recruitment piece for downtown business attraction • Unveiled new public art piece in downtown (November 2014) • Assisted the Borough of Hanover in enacting a new parking permit system • Hosted three new successful downtown events; Main Street Mini-Golf, Sip & Stroll and Oktoberfest • Participated in two local events; Utz Summer Bash and Hanover Chamber’s Dutch Festival • Reinvigorated the merchant group

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AWARD RECEIVED: In November 2015, Main Street Hanover received the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Positive Action Award. The Positive Action Award is given to an organization or business that positively contributes to meeting the needs of the Hanover region and work together with community members toward a cooperative vision that suggests ways to manage growth. Main Street was nominated for this award by a downtown merchant, which is a testament to the organization’s work and relationships built in the downtown business district. Mark Mathias, co-owner of Miscreation Brewing Company, wrote in his nomination: “Main Street has been a major influence in downtown Hanover, encouraging people to get together and reinvest time and money around the square.” Mathias cited several successful events, organized by Main Street, that have brought people to the downtown, including downtown clean-ups, Chalk It Up and the new Sip-n-Stroll and Oktoberfest. His business is one of many who have seen the effects that Main Street has had in the downtown.

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COMMITTEE ACTIVITY:

Steering

• Held legislative familiarization tour for 30 local legislators, community and business leaders in Downtown Hanover •

Applied for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to help in the rehabilitation of the old Montgomery Ward property at 34 Frederick Street and the renovation of the old Wachovia Bank building at 22 Carlisle Street

• Successfully completed the organization’s first Pennsylvania Downtown Center program assessment • Began organizational development planning for program longevity and financial sustainability

Design

• Developed Business Support section on website to provide small business resources to community business owners • Strengthened connection with Small Business Development Center and made 4 referrals

Promotions

• Greatly increased awareness through social media • 1,769 Facebook Followers • 250 Twitter Followers • Launched Picket-Up: Downtown News E-newsletter, the first monthly e-newsletter for the downtown community • Held second full year of themed 2nd Saturday’s • Created the first ever Hanover Holiday Gift Guide in partnership with the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce

• Raised money for the beautification program, allowing us to hang planters and hanging baskets in the square

• Launched a website for the initiative (Nov 2014) – www.MainStreetHanover.org • Contains business directory and interactive events calendar

• Reinvigorated the merchant group to assist in networking among merchants as well as offer peer support and assistance

Received $40,000 for the Façade Grant Program, this will give up to $5,000 to businesses or property owners to assist in the rehab of downtown facades

• Unveiled the first public art piece in downtown Hanover, ‘Past Present and Future’ by Jeff Asper • Continued efforts to implement a Comprehensive Streetscape Plan

Business Development

• Saturdays on Main Street focused on planning downtown events: • Chalk It Up – hosted the 5th Annual chalk art festival in downtown • Launched three new successful events: Main Street Mini Golf – 100 participants Sip & Stroll - 260 participants Oktoberfest – 300 participants

• Created and published a new business recruitment and attraction brochure for downtown • Assisted the Borough of Hanover in enacting a new parking permit system • Created a comprehensive business inventory and began working to complete with baseline information for tracking business growth and activity

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STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Gary Laird, Chair Ben Adams Casi Brough Mindy Crawford Felicia Dell Drew Derreth Anne Druck Florence Ford

Daniel Frey Gerry Funke Kevin Gulden Nikki Hoffman Claire Hornberger Matthew Jackson Kate Klunk Katie Lentz

CONNECT WITH US

Visit our website: • To see our online event calendar • Learn about our committees • Read about news stories involving downtown • Use our business directory to find the downtown shops you are looking for • Get small business support resources • Make a donation supporting an event or program of Main Street Hanover Like Us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter: • To see pictures from our events • See updates from local downtown businesses • Get all the current events from Main Street • Interact with other supporters

Ryan Myers Mark Riggs Jill Rohrbaugh Scott Roland Justine Trucksess

GETTING INVOLVED

If you have a passion for downtown Hanover and seeing its revitalization efforts continue, consider joining a committee, sponsoring a program, volunteering for an event of patronizing and downtown business. We need your help! For more information, contact Justine Trucksess at 717.637.6130 x101

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, Main Street Hanover was able to present new events, produce new publications and brochures, and make plans for our future. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Main Street Hanover Events By: Justine Trucksess, York County Economic Alliance

Pennsylvania Theatrical Arts We are very excited to share that we are pairing up with Pennsylvania Theatrical Arts by Brittany Stevens as their non-profit partner for their upcoming shows, Alice in Wonderland Jr. and Into the Woods. As the performance’s partner, Main Street Hanover will receive a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales from all of the shows, as well as assist in putting on a special ‘Tea with Alice’ event. These two shows will be performed at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, in their beautiful theater. We are excited to support these performances and the local performing arts center. We hope you will consider attending these shows and not only supporting local theater and children in the arts, but support Main Street Hanover, as well! Advertising opportunities are available for these performances which reach on average 1,500 patrons. Contact Main Street Hanover Manager, Justine Trucksess, at JTrucksess@ycea-pa.org for more information. Tickets are available for purchase at www.patabs.com Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. April 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and April 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Into the Woods April 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and April 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

2nd Saturdays We enter into the third year of having 2nd Saturday events and hope that you will consider joining us downtown to celebrate! The 2nd Saturday idea came about as a way to attract people to the downtown to enjoy the unique events, shopping and food and drinks downtown has to offer. The idea of having businesses offer promotions and hold events during the 2nd Saturday of every month was an incentive for people to discover Hanover’s unique downtown. We encourage all of the shops to offer great deals and unique offerings all on the same day, hoping people could be attracted to come downtown and spend the whole day shopping, eating and drinking.

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This year we are adding some additional events and open houses to our 2nd Saturday offerings. We truly think there is something for everyone in downtown Hanover. Discover downtown and come out shopping with us this 2nd Saturday!

For more inform ation on Main S treet Hanover, visit w ww.mainstreeth anover.org.

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Downtown Beautification

Invested in

Main Street Hanover is again organizing this year’s Downtown Beautification Program. Spring is almost here and we are looking forward to beautifying Hanover’s downtown with professional planters and hanging baskets. Please consider helping make Downtown Hanover more beautiful and inviting by purchasing hanging baskets, planters and/or making a general donation. Please note that all baskets and planters will be located in Center Square. This program also includes maintenance, so that your flowers will look beautiful throughout the season. $100 - 1 Hanging Basket $300 - 1 Large Planter $500 - 2 Large Planters General Donations welcome! Make your donation online! Visit http://mainstreethanover.org//about/donate In order for your contribution to be tax-deductible, all monies should be directed / payable to PEDYC (Partnership for Economic Development of York County - 144 Roosevelt Ave, York, PA 17401. PEDYC serves as the fiscal sponsor to MSH, providing 501(c)3 status. A receipt will be mailed for your records. If you would like to learn more about the work of Main Street Hanover, follow us on Facebook or contact us at 717.637.6130 x101 or jtrucksess@ycea-pa.org.

Upcoming events: Hatching Spring 2nd Sat – March 12 Alice in Wonderland Jr. – April 17 & 18 Into the Woods – April 22 & 23 Main Street Mini-Golf – May 14 Chalk It Up – June 11 Sip & Stroll – June 11 Heritage Day 2nd Sat – July 9 Don’t miss Main Street Mini-Golf coming May 14!

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s President of CBY Systems, Inc. Steve Gohn oversees the Administrative, Operational and Compliance duties of a national Consumer Reporting Agency as well as the Marketing and Business Development for its core services of Employment Background Checks, Tenant Screening, Debt Collections, Retail/ Commercial/Personal Credit Reports and Real Estate Abstracting Searches. Previously, Steve was an Assistant Manager for ITT Financial (lending/collections), an Assistant Manager for Old Stone Mortgage (mortgage lending), a Sales Representative for the York Newspaper Co. to launch/ promote their Online Services and he was an Account Representative for a MD Based Staffing Firm, SES Staffing; all combining to give him experience, knowledge and skills he uses at CBY Systems, Inc. every day. Steve was promoted to President in July of 2006 after serving five years as the Director of Marketing. As an ambassador, Steve’s roles include supporting the YCEA staff at events, speaking at Member Orientations, attending ribbon cuttings and he also assists Mary Walker, YCEA Manager of Member Relations, with sponsorships. While he enjoys all of those duties, Steve enjoys the ribbon cuttings the most being that he is able to visit YCEA members in their place of business and seeing their pride in the unique products and services available in York County. Steve also believes the Golf Outing is just as fun, as well. Steve attended University of Pittsburgh and received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business and Marketing, #H2P. In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time with his kids, watching any college sports, playing golf, learning to play acoustic guitar and socializing with fellow ambassadors. Steven Gohn President, CBY Systems, Inc. (January 29, 2001 – present) shgohn@cby.com | D: 717.843.8685 x231

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s Business Development Director, it is Renae’s responsibility to search for new partnership opportunities in the community while maintaining existing client relationships to increase growth for the Credit Union, as well as providing additional FREE benefits for its partner group business. Renae does this by performing financial literacy workshops, presenting lunch & learns, conducting seminars and staying involved in the community. Renae’s background has always been connected to the financial industry in some capacity. Before being introduced to Heritage Valley, Renae spent many years working for a local bank. She also has many years of experience in the mortgage industry. As an Ambassador for the Economic Alliance, Renae attends many of the community’s ribbon cuttings as well as assisting with the new member orientations. She also volunteers on the New Membership Committee which allows her to meet new Economic Alliance members and share all of the benefits that come with membership. Renae did not attend college, but instead chose a career in travel and tourism. Renae took courses at Southeastern Airline Academy as well as YTI’s Travel & Tourism program. Her dream was to become an Airline Stewardess and travel the world. Needless to say, her career path went into a completely different direction than intended. In addition to travel, Renae had a passion for finance, which led her to various positions within the banking world. Her love for interacting with people led her to her current position she enjoys today. In her free time, Renae enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, reading motivational books and exploring different wineries in the area. Renae Grissinger Business Development Director, Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union (October 2007 – present) rgrissinger@heritagevalleyfcu.org | D: 717.840.4981 x252

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s k n a T e d Tour By: Louise Heine, York County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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tart your Mason-Dixon Wine Trail journey across 17 family-owned winery and distillery locations spread across two states during Tour de Tanks, Saturday’s and Sunday’s, March 5-20, 2016. Tasting samples from the tank or barrel is just the beginning as each winery will have a selection of three to five other samples for you to choose. Tour de Tanks ticket holders also receive a wine glass, light food at each location and a 10 percent discount on wine purchases. Wineries often add their own special touch during the event. This year, learn how oak can affect the taste of wine, take a blind taste test and learn more about the locally produced wine you love during other educational presentations. Mason-Dixon Wine Trail participants from Pennsylvania excelled during the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show, winning a combined 26 medals in January. Logan’s View Winery alone won nine medals, including two golds for its 2014 Traminette and Bing Cherry wines. Other winners were The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, Mount Hope Winery and Naylor Wine Cellar. These family-owned businesses create not only a unique offering of wines, but also have developed a special brand of hospitality which is offered to the thousands who visit them each year. The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail is promoted and organized by the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Official Tourist Promotion Agency for York County. Visit www.MasonDixonWineTrail.com or www.yorkpa.org for more information.

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If you are interested in exploring and creating your own journey, Tour de Tanks tickets are $25 and can be purchased at any of our trail locations: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adams County Winery Boordy Vineyards DeJon Vineyard Fiore Winery Four Springs Winery Harford Vineyard & Winery Hauser Estate Winery High Rock Winery Logan’s View Winery Moon Dancer Winery & Cider House Mount Hope Winery Naylor Wine Cellars Old Republic Distillery Reid’s Orchard & Winery Royal Rabbit Vineyards The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey Thunder Ridge Vineyards

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Interested in s t n u o c s i D l e Trav ? s r e b m e M for By: Kate Gaudet, York County Economic Alliance

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hrough a recent partnership with Travel Time and Bailey Coach, the YCEA can now offer travel discounts to members on select trips each year. In 2016, we have two exciting trips available!

Royal Caribbean 8-Night Pacific Coastal Cruise • • • • • • •

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Dates: Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 8, 2016 Prices: Starting at $1,799 per person Ship is the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Visits Seattle, Washington; Astoria, Oregon; Santa Barbara, California; San Francisco, California; Victoria, British Columbia Price includes roundtrip airfare to and from Seattle, airport transfers, meals and entertainment onboard, all port charges and taxes, gratuities Also includes a Group Photo, Cocktail Party and Special Dining Experience for YCEA Members Reservations are due by April 13 with a $500 deposit; space is subject to availability.

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We’ll count the beans... You enjoy the coffee! Accounting Services of York delivers the fast, professional service of a large firm with the personal attention only we can provide. Nominate us again for the Best in York for Tax Service.

• Accounting • Small Business • Payroll

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3030 E Market St. • York, PA 17402 • 717.757.5482 Fax: 717.757.5896 • www.asyork.net

8-Night Cuba Journey: Off The Beaten Track

• Private Tour for YCEA Members with a $75 per person discount for members • Dates: Friday, November 11 – Saturday, November 19, 2016 • Price: $5,599 per person • Price includes roundtrip airfare and transfers, baggage fees for first checked bag, most meals, hotel accommodations, deluxe motor coach transportation in Cuba, entrance fees, People-to-People Cultural Exchange Programs, English speaking tour guides, Cuban visa and health insurance, taxes and gratuities • Travelers will visit Havana, Old Havana, Central, Cristina and Le Coubre rail stations, Caibaren, authentic Cuban restaurants, a banana plantation and sugar mill, and more • All reservations are due by June 27 with a $1,000 deposit per person; space is subject to availability. • Informational Session: Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 2250 N George St, York, PA 17404. Contact Kate Gaudet to register or visit www.ycea-pa.org/trips for more info. Contact: Kate Gaudet at the York County Economic Alliance: kgaudet@ycea-pa.org or 717.771.4576 Lori Heathcote at Travel Time: at lori@trvltime.com or 717.855.2128.

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What in the world is Creativity Unleashed? By: Kim Lentz, York County Economic Alliance

2015 saw the launch of Creativity Unleashed as a tool for attracting innovative talent to our county businesses. Why? What is Creativity Unleashed? Creativity Unleashed is not art. It is not street art, fine art or even music. Creativity Unleashed is a lifestyle and an attitude that drives our community’s attraction to creatives of all kind, including artists, but also including millennials and creative thinkers and doers.

MERCY

A Legacy of Caring

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Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

York’s top rated Medicare skilled nursing & rehabilitation center A legacy of caring, serving all faiths

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2015 saw the launch of Creativity Unleashed as a tool for attracting innovative talent to our county businesses. Why? What is Creativity Unleashed? Creativity Unleashed is our inheritance from a history of manufacturing that was not simply production but design and crafting for beauty, efficiency and excellence. York produces some of the finest motorcycles, violins, packaging containers and aeronautic parts in America. But the story does not end with manufacturing. It is the driving passion of this community that inspires and encourages people of all ages and all careers to explore their creativity, resulting in an enriched quality of life in the eyes of young professionals and original thinkers. We are a community of game-changers with an energy for fresh ideas, novel approaches and intriguing opportunities, such as those found in much larger metro areas. Our public spaces are adorned with art recycled from our past. York is becoming a foodie paradise with options from farmers markets, food trucks, farm to table eateries, fine dining, cozy cafes and eclectic bistros. Active and engaged young professionals pool funds and challenge us for game-changing ideas. Others run their entrepreneurial startups while sharing space and thinking sessions with coworkers, sometimes resulting in new ventures. Self-proclaimed “Punks” rally to beautify and build up our city. York’s music scene abounds, from soulful rocking club atmospheres to the harmonious instrumentals of our symphony orchestra. Our treasured rail trail is recognized as one of the best in the nation. Talented youth can vie for roles in Broadway inspired performances, or display their art at our many galleries.

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CREATIVITY UNLEASHED Our few remaining vacant downtown retail spaces literally ask us to submit our dreams for their next occupant via social messaging. Adults gather over wine and coloring books, present their stories to live audiences in a nightclub setting, and even swap their talents to learn new skills. Our downtown is walkable and bikeable, but if neither are your preference, you can call on a Pedi Cab! Through all of this dynamism we hold tightly to the small town charm that outsiders immediately notice: Our streets, shops and restaurants provide familiar faces. A spirit of cooperation, pride and community offers endless opportunity to play an active role in producing positive change. Other communities boast some of these appeals, but to enjoy them here, is easier on the finances. From groceries, to housing and taxes, York boasts a cost of living that makes it especially appealing. We have been recognized by CNN for our economic equality and by SmartAssets as one of the best cities for children. One of many reasons: our schools rate especially well, with high graduation rates and high levels of proficiency in math and reading. Creativity Unleashed is so much more than art‌.it is the art of blending inspiration with action that continues to make York a smart choice to live and work. For more information on how the Creativity Unleashed message can help you attract the innovative talent of today and tomorrw, contact us at info@CreativityUnleashed.com, or call 717.848.4000.

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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS

York County Economic Alliance

Celebrates Its Members By Katie Caples, York County Economic Alliance

The Economic Alliance, York County’s largest business organization, appreciates and celebrates its members. From start-up entrepreneurs to multi-generation small business owners, from nonprofit and education stakeholders to long standing corporations, we celebrate you. You are smart, creative, and giving- of your time, dollars and ideas. Thank you for your support and guidance. To celebrate you, included herein is an alphabetical listing of Alliance members. For a searchable directory, please visit business.ycea-pa.org/list. Start here to grow your network. If you have questions regarding your membership, or if you need any assistance utilizing your membership, contact Susan Workinger at sworkinger@ycea-pa.org or 717.771.4579. 1st Capital Harley-Davidson A Better Courier A Bit More Tack A-1 Tire Co. Inc. A2Z Compliance, LLC AAA Southern Pennsylvania AARP - Pennsylvania Abbottstown Industries, Inc. Abbottstown Stamping Co., Inc. abc27 / WHTM Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. ABM Electric Corp Absolutely Secure Technology Abstracting Company of York County Accomac Inn Accounting Services of York, LLC Ace Distributing ACNB Bank Adam McCallister Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. Adecco Employment Services ADF Cable Construction, Inc. ADP Advance Auto Parts Advanced Deburring & Finishing Corp. Advanced State of Networking, Inc. Advanced Vein & Laser Center, Inc.

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Aerotek Staffing AESYS Technologies, LLC Affordable Pet Supply Aflac AgChoice Farm Credit Air Dynamics Industrial Systems Corp. Alexander Building Construction, A Butz Company Allegro Winery Alliance Rehabilitation Services Allstate Insurance / R. Gregory Nicholas, CIC, LUTCF Alro Steel Alternative HR, LLC Altland House Catering & Events Always Faithful Solutions, LLC Ambassador Home Improvements American Cancer Society / York Unit American Heart Association - York Division American Red Cross York Chapter AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union Anderson, Converse & Fennick, PC Animal Medic, Inc. Animal Rescue, Inc. Ankers Garage, LLC Anstadt Communications

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Apex York Landscape Contracting, Inc. APPI Energy Apple Acura Subaru Apple BMW of York Apple Chevrolet Cadillac Apple Ford Apple Honda Apple Leaf Abstracting Co. of York Apple Nissan, Inc. Apple Outdoor Advertising, Inc. Apple Retail Properties Aquamarine Travel, LLC ArcticBlu, LLC Armstrong Relocation Company, Pennsylvania, LLC Around The Clock Storage, LP Artistic Foods Catering ASCOM Electric, Inc. ASL Services Asphalt Seal & Paving Atlantic Caisson Corp. Audio Professional Hearing Centers B D Social Club Bailee’s Homebrew & Wine Supplies Bailey Coach Bair’s Fried Chicken at Central and Eastern Markets


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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS Baker Door Co. Baker Tilly Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Formerly SF&Company) Baltimore Life Barley Snyder, LLP Barton Associates, Inc. Baughman Memorial Works, Inc. BB&T BCF Group Beck Therapy, Inc. Beef Jerky Outlet Bellomo & Associates, LLC Ben Druck Door Company Benjamin & Bond Bennett Williams Realty, Inc. Bergdoll & Company, LLP Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty Better York Bikram Yoga, York Billet Industries, Inc. Bimax Inc. BJR Office Resources Block Business Systems BlueLine Rental BNY Mellon Wealth Management Bob Jensenius Bortner Bros., Inc. Boulding Mortuary, Inc. Bowen, Inc. Bradley Lifting Corp. Brewery Products Co. Briarwood Golf Club Bridge of Hope of York County Broadway Transmission Brookside Motors Brown Advisory Brown’s Glass and Granite Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market Buchart Horn, Inc. / BASCO Associates Buchmyers Pools, Inc. Budget Furniture, Inc. Buffalo Wild Wings Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services Business Information Group, Inc. Butera the Florist, Inc. Butler Gingerich & Co. Byrnes Health Education Center C&I Maintenance Solutions, LLC

C. C. Dietz, Inc. C.S. Davidson, Inc. Caeser’s Wings, Pizza & Subs Capital BlueCross Carney Engineering Group, Inc. Carroll Township CBS 21 & CW 15 CBY Systems, Inc. Center for Independent Living Opportunities Central Family Restaurant Central Market House Company Central Penn Benefits Central Penn Business Journal Central Penn College Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Central Safety Solutions, Inc. Central York School District Certified Carpet CGA Law Firm, PC Chanceford Township Child Care Consultants, Inc. Children’s Aid Society/The Lehman Center Chloe Eichelberger Textiles, Inc. Chris M. Wagman Christian School of York Christmas Tree Hill, Inc. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Cintas Citizens Bank City Floors of York, Inc. City of York CJ’s Tire & Automotive Clean Way Professional Cleaning Services, Inc. Cleaning From the Heart Cobblestone’s Restaurant & Sports Emporium Codorus Township Cognitive Health Solutions, LLC Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mack Farquhar Collens-Wagner Agency, Inc. Colonial House, Inc. Colonial Life Colony Papers, Inc. Colony Park Lanes & Lounge Columbia Gas of PA, Inc. Comcast

Comcast Spotlight Comfort Keepers York Commercially Clean, Inc. Community Courier / Engle Printing & Publishing Co. Community First Fund Community Options, Inc. Community Progress Council, Inc. Commuter Services of Pennsylvania Compleat Restorations Complete Construction & Maintenance, Inc. Compsee a business unit of Control Solutions, Inc. Concentra Medical Center Conestoga Business Solutions Conewago Township Congressman Scott Perry Conrad Siegel Actuaries Consolidated School of Business Continental Food Service, Inc. Continental Paper Grading Co. Controlled Environment Technologies, Inc. CORE Design Group, LLC Corvus, LLC County of York Coupling Corporation of America Courtyard by Marriott - York Covenant Insurance Group CoWork155 CPR-NOW, The First Response Team Creation Cabinetry & Sign Co. Crescent Industries, Inc. Creston F. Ottemiller, Jr. Crispus Attucks Association, Inc. Cross Roads Borough Cultural Alliance of York County Cumulus Media, Inc. Custom Engraving Studio D & D Distribution Services D H Funk & Sons LLC D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. D.E. Gemmill, Inc. Dale Carnegie Training Dallastown Area School District Dallastown Borough Datum Filing Systems, Inc. David A. Welber, CPA, CFP David E. Smith Electrical Contractor, Inc.

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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS Dawn Food Products, Inc. Deer Creek Electric Del Val Business Finance Corp Delta Borough Denise M. Kenna, MD, FACS DenMark Business Solutions, Inc. DENTSPLY International, Inc. DeSouza Brown, Inc. Dietz and Bluett Insurance Dignity Memorial DII Computers, Inc. Dillsburg Area Authority Dillsburg Area Business Association Dillsburg Borough DOCEO Creative DOCEO Growth Partners, LLC DOCEO Office Solutions DocuScan USA, Inc. Dog Gone Clean Car & Pet Wash Double D Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Dover Area Animal Hospital Dover Area School District Dover Borough Dover Township Downtown Inc Dr. Luther B. Sowers Drake Reed Door Co. DriveKore, Inc. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Durham School Services Dynatech Controls, Inc. E. K. McConkey & Co., Inc. Earth Care, Inc. East Hopewell Township East Manchester Township East Prospect Borough Eastern York School District Ebersole Excavating Inc ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC Edg Enterprises LLC Edris Oil Service, Inc. Education Consulting Associates Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI) Edward Jones Investments - Mike Stein Ehrhart Stained Glass, Inc. ELA Group, Inc. Elder Healthcare Solutions, LLC Electronic Systems Installers, Inc. Element Environmental Solutions

Elite Digital Group (formerly IO Creative Group) Elite Property Management, Inc. Elizabethtown College - York Center Elk Systems, Inc. Ellen Lippy Elsner Bell & Associates, LLC Emory J. Peters Excavating & Paving, Inc. Engles & Fahs, Inc. EPI Labelers Equiteam Support Services ERN-Executive Referral Network Ervin J. Bentzel & Son, Inc. ES3, LLC Escape Games Live ESPN Radio 92.7 The Sports Station WLPA-FM Etzweiler Funeral Home Evans Eagle Burial Vaults, Inc. Event Central Rental & Sales Exhibit Studios, Inc. Exigo Digital Express Employment Professionals Extreme Holdings, Inc. F. W. Behler, Inc. Fairview Township Family First Health Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County Farmers Fire Insurance Co. Farmers’ Market Company FASTSIGNS Fawn Grove Borough Fawn Township Felton Borough Finders Keepers Finders Keepers West Fine Cut Interiors, Inc. Finishing Systems, Inc. Fink’s Garage, Inc. First Capital Commercial Cleaners, LLC First Capital Engineering First Capital Federal Credit Union First Capital Fibers, Inc. First Capital Insulation, Inc. Flatbush Golf Course Flickinger & Co., LLC Focus Comm Centers Form Tool Technology, Inc Formit Metal Fabricators

Formit Steel Company ForSight Vision Four Points by Sheraton York Fox Pool Corporation Fox Run Realty Frank Storm & Co. CPAs Frank Theatres York, LLC Franklin Township Franklintown Borough Frito-Lay, Inc. FROGGY 107.7 WGTY (Formerly Great Country 107.7 WGTY) Fujihana Restaurant Fulton Bank Gamlet, Inc. Garber Metrology Garrod Hydraulics, Inc. Gateway Executive Suites Gateway Logistics Services, Inc. Gavin Advertising GEA Refrigeration North America, Inc. Gears Unlimited, Inc. Gentzler & Smith Associates, Inc. Geo Technology Associates, Inc. George M. Leader Family Corp. Gettle Incorporated GGS Information Services Giant Food Stores, LLC Gifty Baskets and Flowers GingerBabies LLC Glatfelter Glatfelter Insurance Group Glen Rock Borough Glen-Gery Corporation Goldsboro Borough GOOD NEWS CONSULTING, Inc. Goodwill Keystone Area Gordon L. Brown & Associates, Inc. Grace Fellowship Gracious Promise, Inc. Graffin Associates, PC Graham Architectural Products Graham Engineering Corp. Graham Packaging Company, LP Greater York Center for Dance Education Greenbriar Estates Townhomes GreenTrail Solutions, Inc. Grimm Trophy & Gifts Groff ’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc.

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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS Groundwater Sciences Corporation Guardian CSC Guernsey Office Products H & R Block Financial Services H. N. Fishel & Associates, Inc. H.B. McClure Company Habot Steel Company, Inc. HACC York Campus Hakes Grocery, Inc. Hallam Borough Haller Enterprises Halo Branded Solutions Hammer Creek Enterprises, LLC Hampton Inn - York Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Hanover Borough Hanover Hospital Hanover Iron Works, Inc, Hanover Public School District Harley-Davidson Motor Co. - York Vehicle Operations Harrisburg International Airport Hartman Concrete, Inc. Harvest Rock Advisors, LLC Harvey C. Achey Construction, LLC Hayman Studio of Commercial Photography, Inc. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of York Heffner Funeral Homes & Crematory Heidelberg Township Heidlebaugh’s Appliances Heidler Roofing Services, Inc. Hellam Township Henkels & McCoy, Inc. Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union Hoem, Inc. Hoffmann Publishing Group, Inc. Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP Holberg Design, Inc. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Home Instead Senior Care Homestead Nutrition, Inc. Honey Run Golf and Country Club Hopewell Township Hospice & Community Care

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Houck Housing Authority of the City of York Hudak & Company Hunter’s Hill Eyecare Center, LLC HyStar Enterprises, LLC I. B. Abel, Inc. Impax Digital Solutions Impressive Signs, Inc. Inch’s Landscaping, LLC Industrial Piping Systems, Inc. Industrial Polishing & Grinding, Inc. Industrial Service & Installation, Inc. Infinito’s Pizza, Pasta and Salad Buffet Innolytix Ventures, LLC Inspire Technologies, Inc. Insurance Services United, Inc. Integrated Insurance Management Integrity Bank A Division of S&T Bank Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches J Fuels J. L. Martin & Sons J. P. Lilley & Son, Inc. J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship J.K. Mechanical, Inc. Jack Giambalvo Motor Co. Jackson Township Jacobus Borough James CRAFT & Son, Inc. James R. Holley & Associates, Inc. James R. Phipps Jan P. Wolgamuth, Sr., CPA Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC JDB Engineering, Inc. Jefferson Borough Jeffrey L. Henry, Inc. JenCo Micro Edge, Inc. Jessica and Friends Community Jewish Community Center of York JFC Staffing Companies Jim’s Auto Repair JLE Consultants John D. Krout John E. Landis, Inc. John H. Myers & Son, Inc. John W. Keffer Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. John’s Lawn Service John’s RV & Trailer Center Johnson Controls, Inc. Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.

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Johnston Construction Co. / Remediation, Inc. Jones Manufacturing Joseph Kelly Janitorial Junior Achievement of South Central PA K & K Coffee Service, Inc. K S Tooling, Inc. K. D. Rosengrant, Inc. Building & Remodeling Katallasso Family Health Center KCI Technologies Inc. Keel-Mar Enterprises, LLC Kegerreis Outdoor Advertising Keller Equipment Sales Kelly Payroll Kelvion Keystone Christian Academy Keystone Custom Homes Keystone Electronics, Inc. Keystone Learning Academy Keystone Mobile Wash Inc. Keystone Trailer Services, Inc. Keystruct Construction, Inc. King & Associates, CPA Kinsley Construction, Inc. Kleppers Security Source Kline Graphic Design, Inc. Kline Industrial Tool, Inc. Kling Bros. Insurance Agency Klinge Corporation Knapers Stop & Go Knoll Insurance Agency, Inc. Kochenour Earnest Smyser & Burg Kocman Kunkle Insurance Group, Inc. Kuhn & Doviak, PC L. J. Allen Tire & Auto Service, Inc. L. S. Lee, Inc. Lamar Advertising Lattuca’s Sub Bar Law Office of Amanda Snoke Dubbs Law Office of John M. Ogden Leader Heights Eye Center Leader Surgical Associates Leadership Arts Associates, LLC Leadership York Lebo Skin Care Center Ledge Inc. Leg Up Farm, Inc. Lewisberry Borough Life Source Water Service


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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS Lincoln Charter School Lion Tooling Services, LLC LMS Commercial Real Estate Loganville Borough Logos Academy LongHorn SteakHouse Lowe’s Home Impovement Lower Chanceford Township Lower Windsor Township LSC Design, Inc. M L K & Associates M&T Bank Mackin FirstLight HomeCare of York Macmor Construction LLC Macri Concrete, Inc. Magnesita Refractories Major Restoration Services Manchester Borough Manchester Township Manheim Township Manpower MANTEC Manufacturers’ Association Maple Logistics Solutions Maple Press Company Margaret E Moul Home Marine Tech Wire & Cable, Inc. Marino’s Pizza and Pasta House Marketechs Design Studio Marlowe’s Metal Fabricating Maryland Vascular Specialists MASK-ET Services, LLC Massaro Building Company, LLC Master Window Cleaning Max Development Limited Partnership LLP McGoldrick Electric, Inc. McGregor Industries, Inc. MD @ HOME, Inc. MedExpress Urgent Care Melodie Mitchell Massage Therapist Members 1st Federal Credit Union Members Advantage Program / York County Economic Alliance & Penn National Insurance Memorial Hospital Menchey Music Service, Inc. Mercury Electronics / Division of Diversified Traffic Products Met-Ed, A FirstEnergy Company

Metro Bank Metzler Home Builders, Inc. Micron Inspection and Calibration S Microtrac, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Valuation Group, Inc. Mike Ausherman Painting, Inc. Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp. Miller & Gay Investment Management / Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Miller Plant Farm, Inc. Miller’s Paving, Inc. Minnich’s Pharmacy Minuteman Press Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Mitre Wright, Inc. MKT Metal Manufacturing Modern Landfill ModernEYES Optical Monaghan Township Monarch Income Tax & Financial Services Monarch Products Co., Inc. Moove In Self Storage Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Member SIPC Morgan’s Investigative Services Mount Rose Barberama Mount Wolf Borough MRG Laboratories Mt. Zion Baptist Church Multi Graphic Marketing Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects Murray Securus myFoodChain Nace Marketing Group, Inc. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) York County PA National Multiple Sclerosis Society Natural Choices, Inc. Naylor Wine Cellars, Inc. Nello Tire New Beginnings Consignment For The Home New Freedom Borough New Level Advisors, LLC New Salem Borough New Standard Corp. Newberry Township Next Move Marketing Nexterus Inc. (Formerly TBB Global

Logistics, Inc.) NHS Autism School NHS Human Services, Inc. Noodles & Company Normandie Ridge North Codorus Township North Hopewell Township North Industrial Chemicals, Inc. North York Borough Northeastern School District Northern York County School District Northwest Savings Bank Northwestern Mutual Financial Network NuTec Design Associates, Inc. Oakworks, Inc. Ocean Wire & Cable Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Olde York Classics Olivia’s House - A Grief & Loss Center for Children On-Line Publishers, Inc. / BusinessWoman / b Magazine Operation Crusader OSS Health Out Door Country Club Overnight Office P M Maintenance PA CareerLink York County PA Media Group PACE Resources, Inc. Paradise Township Paragon Engineering Services, Inc. ParenteBeard Wealth Management Partners & Harrison Patient First Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. PAVAN U.S.A., Inc. - Food Processing Machines Peaceful Pet Passage Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station / Exelon Nuclear Peach Bottom Township Peirson-Sanders Associates, LLC Penn National Insurance Penn State Cooperative Extension Penn State York Penn Township Penn Waste, Inc. Penn-Mar Human Services Pennex Aluminum Co.

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For companies seeking a competitive edge, the York County Economic Alliance is the place to start. As York County’s official chamber and economic development organization, it is the resource center that connects you to specialized funding, business services, advocacy programs and events that will help your business thrive.

Start Here. The Economic Alliance is the catalyst for a powerful network of professional connections in the Central PA region, connecting businesses and individuals to each other in the spirit of mutual success.

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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance, Inc. Pennsylvania Construction PEOPLESBANK, A Codorus Valley Company Phantom Eastern Tier, LLC Philip E. Bath, Inc. Phillips Office Solutions Phoenix Packaging, Inc. Piccone IT Consulting Plastic Fabricators, Inc. PNC Bank PNC Financial Services Polk-Lepson Research Group Powder Mill Apartments Premier Construction Group Inc. PremierComm, LLC Primerica - Ben & Samantha Sheppard Print-O-Stat, Inc. Prizm Vinyl Corporation PRO-Builders, A VerusCM Company Production Express, Inc. PROforma Forsythe Marketing Property Masters Services & Solutions, LLC Prospect Metal Providence Engineering Corp. Providence Place of Dover PSECU Pullo Family Performing Arts Center Pure Water Technology of Central PA Pyramid Manufacturing, Inc. Quaker City Paper Company Quaker Rose Farm Quaker Steak & Lube Quality Custom Cabinetry, Inc. Quality Digital Office Technology Quality Floors, Inc. Quality Inn & Suites Queensgate Beer Barn Quigley Motor Co., Inc. R&R Plaster & Drywall Co., Inc. R. D. Heller, Inc. R. S. Mowery & Sons, Inc. rabbittransit Railroad Borough Raintree Services, Inc. Randler’s of Robesonia, Inc. RBC Wealth Management READCO KURIMOTO, LLC Real Services, Inc.

Realtors Association of York & Adams Counties, Inc. Reber-Friel Company Recon Construction Services, Inc. Red Lion Area School District Red Lion Borough Red Lion Controls Regal, Inc. Reineberg’s Shoes & Shoe Repair Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP Reisinger Poultry, Inc. Rep. Kate A. Klunk Rep. Keith J. Gillespie Rep. Kevin Schreiber Rep. Kristin Hill Rep. Mike Regan Rep. Seth Grove Rep. Stanley E. Saylor Rep. Will Tallman Rest Haven - York Reynolds AV, LLC Reynolds Construction, LLC RG Group RGS Associates, Inc. Rhoads & Sinon LLP Rich Investments, Inc. Richards Energy Group, Inc. Rick Smith-Prudential / Bob Yost Riddle’s Appliance Center Ridgeview Wealth Management Right at Home of Southern Pennsylvania Riley Welding & Fabricating LLC RLH CPAs & Business Advisors Robert H. Ranck, Inc. Robert S. Bortner, Inc. Robert S. Rockwell Robertson Insurance and Risk Management ROCK Commercial Real Estate, LLC Rohrer’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Rojahn Company Ross Industries, Inc. Rotary Club of York Roto-Rooter Royal Manchester Golf Links RSB & Associates, PC RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc. Rudy Art Glass Studio Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP

Runkle’s Notary & Insurance Rupperts Truck Service Inc. Russ Amusements, Inc. Rutan Productions Rutter’s Dairy, Inc. Rutter’s Farm Stores (CHR Corp.) SAFEGUARD Sam’s Club 8161 Sandler Training / Staub & Associates Sandra McCauslin Agency, Inc. / Allstate Insurance Santander Schaad Detective Agency, Inc. Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc. Sees the Day, Inc. Sen. Lloyd Smucker Sen. Mike Folmer Sen. Pat Toomey Sen. Patricia H. Vance Sen. Richard L. Alloway, II Sen. Rob Teplitz Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. Sen. Scott Wagner ServiceMaster Clean Seven Valleys Borough SGS Architects Engineers, Inc. Shades of Green Lawn Service LLC Sharretts Plating Co., Inc. Shawstyle Productions Sheetz, Inc. Shiloh Landscape & Design LLC Shiloh Paving & Excavating Shipley Energy Shippensburg University Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center Shred-It Shrewsbury Borough Shrewsbury Township Shrewsbury True Value Plus Shumaker Williams PC Signal 88 Security of York Signs By Tomorrow Simplex Paper Box Corp. Site Design Concepts, Inc. Sleep Inn & Suites Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC Smith Village Home Furnishings Snow Time, Inc. Snyder, Secary & Associates, LLC

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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS Sonnewald Natural Foods South Eastern School District South Mountain Post 6771 VFW South Western School District Southern Cross Logistics Southern York County Business Association Southern York County School District Spangler & Boyer Mechanical, Inc. Spartan Computers, LLC Specialty Industries/NuPak Printing SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc. SpiriTrust Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA Splash N Dash Spring Garden Township Spring Grove Area School District Spring Grove Borough Springetts Apartments Springettsbury Township Springfield Township Springwood Dental Corporation Sprint PCS Sprint/Shentel SSM Group, Inc. Staff Management | SMX Staffing Services USA Staffmark Stambaugh Ness, PC Stambaugh Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Stanton S. Lebouitz, MD, PC Starbucks York Roasting Plant & Distribution Center Stauffers of Kissel Hill - Dover Stauffers of Kissel Hill - East York Steam Into History, Inc. STELLAR PARTNERS LLC Stewart & Tate, Inc. Stewartstown Borough Stewartstown Electrical Service, LLC Stock and Leader, Attorneys at Law Stonebridge Financial Group Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center Strathmeyer Forests, Inc. Strathmeyer Landscape Strine Corrugated Products, Inc. Strine’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Stylin Strings, Inc. S/S Creative Studio Suburban Bowlerama, Inc.

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Suburban Park Apartments Summerson & Alleman, P.C. Sun Motor Cars, Inc. Susquehanna Auto, Inc. Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area Susquehanna Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PC Susquehanna Real Estate, LP Susquehanna SCORE Susquehanna Style Magazine - IDP Publications Susquehanna Valley Seasonal Services Sweet Arrow Springs Sweet Willows Creamery T-Bird Machining & Fabrication, LLC. Tamra Peroni, Berkshire Hathaway Tanner Furniture TC Backer Construction, LLC Tee To Green Grounds Managment Company Tekgard, Inc. Telecom Business Solutions TempStar Staffing TGW Financial Advisors, LLC The Art Institute of York - Pennsylvania The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. The Bowman Agency The Busy Bee The Center for Creative Arts and Play Therapy LLC The Financial Advisory Group The Glatfelter Agency, Inc. The Graham Group The H & H Group The Haven At Springwood The Inn at Leola Village The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar The Mop Ladies The Newton Group, LLC The Patton Veterinary Hospital The PEAK 98.5 The Professional Edge, Inc. The Shadowfax Corp. The Spot Media Group, LLC The Tangible Effect The Wireless Experience The Wolf Organization, Inc. The York Development, LP The York Dispatch The York Water Company

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The Yorktowne Hotel Thomas E. Donley Thomas H. Clingan Electrical Services Three M Tool & Die Corp. Tice Associates, PC - Public Accountants Tire Mart TKD Manufacturing, Inc. Todd Bush Transport Claims Transportation Resource Group, Inc. Travel Time Tremont Vending Company, Inc. Triangle Printing Co, Inc. Triangle Refrigeration Company Trola-Dyne, Inc. Trout Excavating & Paving & Septic Work Truck Parts Plus Trugreen Tucker Industrial Liquid Coatings Turkey Hill Experience Typical Life Corporation U-Stor-it North U-Stor-it South U. S. Army Recruiting UCP of South Central PA UGI Energy Services, Inc. Union Community Bank United Concordia Companies, Inc. United Coolair Corp. United Way of York County US Ecology, Inc. US Renal Care USA Optical - Shrewsbury USA Optical - West York Valley Products Co. Valpak of Cumberland Valley Vanguard Development Group, Inc. Verizon External Affairs Victor’s Italian Restaurant Village Finance Company, Inc. Viozzi Sprinkler Company, Inc. Visiting Angels W&S Landscape Services Waddell & Reed, Inc. Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc Wagman Manufacturing Inc Wagman Metal Products, Inc. Wagman, Inc Walmart Supercenter #1529 Walmart Supercenter #2205


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YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE MEMBERS Walmart Supercenter #2519 Walz It Warrington Township Washington Township Weaver Eye Associates Wecker’s Flooring LLC Weinstein Realty Advisors Weldon Solutions Wellington Adams Financial Group Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. WellSpan Health Wellsville Borough West Manchester Town Center West Manchester Township West Manheim Township West York Area School District West York Borough WGAL-TV, Inc. Wherley Generations, Inc. White Rose Bar & Grill White Rose Community Television White Rose Credit Union White Rose Interiors, Inc. White Rose Roofing White’s Service Company, Inc. Wholesome Tummies of York County William F. Goodling Williams Service Company Windsor Borough Windsor Township Windstream Communications Wings To Go Winter Engine-Generator Service, Inc. Winters Performance Products, Inc. Winterstown Borough Wireless Site Development, LLC Wisehaven Tennis Center WiseKraft Solutions LLC WITF, Inc. Wolf Furniture Enterprises, Inc. Women’s Network of York, Inc. Women’s Referral Exchange Network Woody Associates, Inc. Worden & Shewell, A Division of HB McClure Company World Trade Center Harrisburg WPMT-TV FOX43 Wrightsville Borough WROZ-FM; WLPA-FM; WLPA-AM Wyndham Garden York

Xcell Automation YMCA of York and York County Yoe Borough Yohn Property Management, LLC York Ag Products, Inc. York Area Housing Group - YAHG York Area Labor Management Council York Ballet, LLC York Builders Association York Catholic High School York City Ice Arena York City School District York College of Pennsylvania York Concrete Company York Container Company York Country Day School York County Agriculture Business Council York County Bar Association York County Chamber of Commerce York County Children’s Advocacy Center York County Community Foundation York County Connect York County Convention & Visitors Bureau York County Economic Alliance York County Economic Development Corp. York County Farm Bureau York County Heritage Trust York County Library System York County Literacy Council York County Parks and Recreation York County Planning Commission York County School of Technology York County Solid Waste & Refuse Authority York Educational Federal Credit Union York Excavating Company LLC York Fair / York Expo Center York Fasteners, Inc. York Framing Supplies, Inc. York Galleria York Haven Borough York Ice Company, Inc. York Janitorial Supplies, LLC York Laboratory Associates, Inc. York Little Theatre, Inc. York Newspaper Company York P-B Truss, Inc.

York Revolution York Roofing, Inc. York Sheet Metal York SHRM York Steel Rule Dies, Inc. York Suburban School District York Symphony Orchestra York Tent & Awning Co. York Time Institute York Township York Traditions Bank York Tree Service, Inc. York Union Rescue Mission, Inc. York Wallcoverings, Inc. York Young Professionals Yorkaire, Inc. Yorkana Borough YorKitchen Yorkshire Animal Hospital Yorktowne Lawns, Inc. Yorktowne Roofing & Siding, Inc. Yorktowne Settlement Co. YouthBuild Charter School YTI Career Institute YWCA of York Zee Medical Service Zephyr Environmental Corporation Zinnia Films Member List as of March 4, 2016

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The New

Yorktowne Hotel By: Blanda Nace, York County Economic Alliance

“The need of a new and modern hotel in York has been keenly realized by our citizens for a number of years, and lack of such a hotel has become a glaring defect in our community life and development.”

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ith that statement in 1924, York’s community leaders made their case for community support of the development of a premier hotel in York, The Yorktowne Hotel. For the ninety years since the Yorktowne opened its doors, the Hotel has been a destination offering luxury, quality and comfort to visitors and travelers and, for the York community itself, the focal point of community action, convocation and fellowship. In view of the renaissance occurring in downtown the loss of the Yorktowne Hotel as York’s premier downtown hospitality destination would be a significant set‐back to York and York County.

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The YCIDA, a public authority established by the County to foster development of commerce and industry, recognized the threat to the community and assumed a leadership role in investigating ways in which the Yorktowne could be restored to its prestigious past and ensure that it is positioned to be a productive and positive anchor that supports the revitalization of downtown York. In December 2015, the YCIDA purchased the Yorktowne for $1,800,000. For several months YCIDA, with the support of many local professional firms and YCEA staff, has been performing due‐diligence investigations to determine the state of the Hotel and to seek solutions for its renovation. Now the YCIDA is prepared to approach the York Community for support to move forward and reinvigorate the Yorktowne Hotel.

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Based on the input from architectural and engineering consultants, it is estimated that costs to do a full restoration of the Yorktowne will be approximately $20,000,000. To help with funding, the YCIDA has applied to the Commonwealth for a $10 Million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant. The RACP grant requires a local fund match. To date, the YCIDA has secured funding commitments towards the project and is seeking community support for the remaining matching funds. Over the next few months, the YCIDA will determine the overall project scope. Construction activities should begin in mid-2017 with a completion in mid-2018 and the unveiling of a grand “new” Yorktowne Hotel.

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York County Connect March 2016  
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