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05 KEVIN’S MESSAGE: ACCELERATING ACHIEVEMENTS: YOU MAKE YORK COUNTY STRONG

YCEA EXPANDS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE WBCO

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ADVOCACY: STATE OF THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS STRENGTHS WITH PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS

UPMC PINNACLE’S COMMITMENT TO YORK COUNTY

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GOING PLACES WITH COMMUNITY SUPPORT

THE POWER OF BRANCHING OUT

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KEVIN’S MESSAGE

ACCELERATING ACHIEVEMENTS: YOU MAKE YORK COUNTY STRONG

BY KEVIN J. SCHREIBER PRESIDENT & CEO, YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

need to be forecasting the rise of automation and the changing trends that impact our economy. Today, we know that addressing our future workforce needs is a significant challenge that can impede future progress. The partnership between the York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) and Kinsley Construction with the launch of a pre-apprenticeship program is a model of how we can overcome this challenge. In October, we partnered with Lancaster and Harrisburg to secure the RISE OF THE REST® designation, which brought AOL co-founder and iconic investor Steve Case to Central PA to shine a national spotlight on the innovation that is occurring in this region daily. It was not only an impactful day for the York community, but also one of monumental success when Device Events, based in It has been a vibrant year for York

York, was one of nine startups to pitch Steve Case for a $100,000

County, and we have much to celebrate.

investment — and Device Events WON. The York County Economic

From the strength of our workforce to

Alliance (YCEA) and the entire York community are extremely

our recognition as an emerging tech

proud of Madris Tomes, founder and CEO of Device Events, and her

ecosystem for entrepreneurial growth,

team for this incredible accomplishment. The RISE OF THE REST®

the nation is beginning to see what you

visit will cement a relationship with Case’s venture fund, Revolution,

and I already know — York County is a

that is capitalized at over $1 billion and seeks to invest in innovative

great place to work, live, and play.

companies and communities.

Our county sits at a 4.5 percent

We have much to be proud of in York.

unemployment rate, which is less than

In many ways, this recognition is largely in part of the work you

the state average of 5 percent. The

perform daily. You help individuals accelerate their achievements,

average median household income in

from school teachers, administrators, bankers, and health

York County is $58,000 — ahead of the

professionals to builders, government officials, and employees of

state average of $54,000. Our location

all levels — all of us offer aid to continue this trend we are on.

geographically in the state and our

For those reasons, and so many more, I am excited and optimistic

proximity to the largest metropolitan

for the future of York County. By leveraging the muscle of the

areas on the East Coast, coupled with

private sector and the leadership of the public sector, we can affect

our cost of living, will continue to position

positive and sustained prosperity.

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Celebrating the Successes of our Members STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMANTHA GALVEZ MANAGER, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

Many of our members achieved milestones in 2017, and the YCEA is honored to be part of their successes. Among these achievements, St. Patrick Catholic School marked 165 years of education in York while LifePath Christian Ministries embarked on a new initiative this year. Continuing the Tradition of Catholic Education St. Patrick Catholic School opened its doors in 1851. This year, St. Patrick Catholic School celebrated its 165th anniversary. Although the building has evolved over the years, one vibrant aspect has not. “Tradition. It’s a tradition being a part of the community and providing quality, Catholic faith–based education,” St. Patrick School Principal Kathleen Smith says. “Many

“I believe all educators work hard. But I think ours work hard for a lot less — and they’re committed. Many of us went through Catholic education. We know the expectation.

of the parishioners support the school and believe in

We expect nothing less than the

our mission, which is why we’re making not only citizens

best from the kids.”

for the Church, but also citizens for the community.”

- Kathleen Smith, Principal, St. Patrick School

Smith believes it’s not only the family atmosphere, but also the commitment from the staff, parents, teachers, Church, and parish that defines the St. Patrick community. “I believe all educators work hard. But I think ours work hard for a lot less — and they’re committed. Many of us went through Catholic education. We know the expectation. We expect nothing less than the best from the kids,” Smith says. 06 CHAMBER CONNECT | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 | YCEA-PA.ORG


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In March, the school celebrated its anniversary year

the sixth graders ring on their last day of school as

with a visit from Diocese of Harrisburg Bishop Ronald

they symbolically ring in a new journey for them.

W. Gainer and unveiled a piece of its history that will

“I wanted it to be something that would be a part

last long into the future — a mural designed by local

of the community,” Smith says. “It wasn’t what I had

artist Ophelia Chambliss. The mural is now displayed

pictured, but I was amazed at the colors and the

on the side of the school building to symbolize

vibrancy and how she [Chambliss] connected and told

education. The three-part painting displays the Holy

the story of the school.”

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Transforming Lives by Transforming Community This theme of being a part of community is also

But the ice cream shop is more than simply a place

reflected in the work of LifePath Christian Ministries

to satisfy a sweet tooth. It’s about job skills and life

(formerly the York Rescue Mission) and its efforts to

training. The two employees who run the shop are

transform lives by transforming community.

members of LifePath’s life transformation program.

One idea started inside the i-ron-ic Coffee Shop and

“We can teach the men and the women in our life

Art Boutique on West Philadelphia Street in downtown

transformation program about customer service, cash

York in February. Matthew Carey, CEO of LifePath

handling procedures, and doing inventory — all the

Christian Ministries, asked himself, “What can we offer

things that are associated with running a little small

kids that’s safe, nonthreatening, and will bring value to

business,” Carey says. “These are skills that they don’t

our community?”

necessarily get elsewhere because a lot of people

The answer: Ice cream! David Smith and Steve

don’t want to take the chance on them.”

Billet, the owners of i-ron-ic, partnered with LifePath

Cornerstone Ice Cream Shop uses a pay-it-forward

Christian Ministries to turn an empty space at the

program, where a person can give $20 toward ice

corner of Newberry and West Philadelphia streets into

cream for someone who can’t afford it. Children can

the Cornerstone Ice Cream Shop.

also earn ice cream rewards by completing activities.

“People can bring their families, come in, and hang

“I’ll say to them, ‘You want to wash some windows?’

out. Even if they don’t buy ice cream, that’s OK!”

And it’s not that I want them to be workers. What I

Carey says.

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“We can teach the men and the women in our life transformation program about customer service, cash handling procedures, and doing inventory — all the things that are associated with running a little small business. These are skills that they don’t necessarily get elsewhere because a lot of people don’t want to take the chance on them.” - Matthew Carey, CEO of LifePath Christian Ministries

say to their friends, ‘That guy gave me a chance. He let me wash some windows, and now I have $20 credit in ice cream,’” Carey says. “From my standpoint, the only way we’re going to effectively transform the lives of those in this community is by transforming the community in which we live,” Carey explains. “And I truly believe that the only way we’re going to make some turns is by getting to the youth at a younger age. Putting that shop there was just a seed.” The ice cream shop at 101 N. Newberry St. will reopen next spring following its winter break.

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2017 Member Milestones FEATURE: CELEBRATING THE SUCCESSES OF OUR MEMBERS

The York County Economic Alliance extends congratulations to the following members celebrating milestones in 2017. We are pleased to have these members and all our members working among and with us to create a prosperous York County.

July

March

› Cornerstone Ice Cream Shop – Powered by LifePath Christian Ministries: July 19

› Hampton Inn York: March 8 › Business Information Group, Inc.: March 24 › Datum Storage Solutions: March 29

› Fred Astaire Dance Studio: July 20

› Hope4Healing & BEMER US: March 30

› Scaringi Law: July 26

April

August

› Eastern YMCA at Ohana Wellness Center: April 4

› York Indoor Golf & Training Center: Aug. 1

› Image360: April 7

› The Spot Media Group, LLC: Aug. 24

› BNY Mellon Wealth Management: April 7

› York Fair & York Expo Center: Aug. 28

› York Revolution: April 15

› Association of Food & Drug Officials: Aug. 31

› Colony Packaging & Machine: April 20

May

September

› Paragon Engineering Services, Inc.: May 1

› Primerica: Sept. 7

› Accounting Services of York, LLC: May 5

› York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL): Sept. 12

› St. Patrick Catholic School: May 5 › Shiloh Paving & Excavating, Inc.: May 11

› DreamWrights Center for Community Arts: Sept. 28

› Dietz and Bluett Insurance: May 15 › Kellie Troyer, LMT, and Melodie R. Mitchell, LMT Loving Hands Therapeutic Massage: May 17

October

› DOCEO Growth Partners, LLC: May 19

› Whispering Pines Estates: Oct. 12

› Aspire Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.: May 25

› Visiting Angels York: Oct. 13

June

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FEATURE: WBCO

YCEA EXPANDS

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STORY BY KATIE MAHONEY VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMANTHA GALVEZ MANAGER, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

In 2017, Pennsylvania was ranked 44th in the nation for

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gender equality in the workplace. This is a frustrating,

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saddening statistic, especially given that women comprise

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more than 60 percent of the workforce in York County. The

You Women’s Conference. In December, we

York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) has been a proud

welcome Deb Harrison, executive director of

leader of the ATHENA Leadership Award and a driver of the

the York County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Professional Women’s Alliance. We are delighted to have

YCEA proudly supports the women of York

recently expanded our tool belt for women leadership by

County. Through the WBCO — and partnerships

welcoming the Women’s Business Center Organization

with Leadership York, Susquehanna SCORE,

(WBCO) as a program of YCEA.

Women’s Network of York, York Traditions

Formerly affiliated with the Graham School of Business

Bank: Her Traditions, YWCA York, Women

at York College of Pennsylvania, the WBCO serves as

Living United, and the Women President’s

the leading resource to inspire and empower women

Organization — the opportunities to support

in business and the community. WBCO provides

women in their success are boundless.

opportunities for professional development, education,

Membership information is available at

advocacy, and mentorship to women in business. WBCO

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is committed to having membership reflect the broad

sponsoring, the WBCO and the women who

spectrum of diverse and talented women in York County.

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prosperous York County.

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FEATURE: YORK RISE OF THE REST

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FEATURE: YORK RISE OF THE REST

York recently made national news. To be fair, York–Harrisburg–Lancaster also made national news. As a region, these three communities partnered together and secured designation as a 2017 RISE OF THE REST® metropolitan area. RISE OF THE REST® is a national initiative powered by iconic investor and co-founder of AOL Steve Case and his Washington, D.C.–based Revolution. Case recently authored The Third Wave, a book which argues that as technology becomes seamlessly integrated into our daily lives, innovation is able to occur much more rapidly and in areas like ours across the country without being geographically limited to places such as Silicon Valley or New York City. RISE OF THE REST® shines a spotlight on these secondary markets and the innovation that is occurring in them now. RISE OF THE REST® came to Central Pennsylvania on Tuesday, October 10. York was proud to be the first leg of the first stop of the “RISE OF THE REST® 6.0 Tour.” Case and his team — along with J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy — spent the morning with company CEOs, investors, government leaders, and entrepreneurs, as well as students excelling in robotic demonstrations and virtual reality presentations. In the few hours that RISE OF THE REST® visited York, we shined. The tour then continued to Lancaster and Harrisburg, where a pitch competition for a $100,000 investment took place.

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More than 80 companies had submitted to the pitch competition, a number which was whittled down to nine finalists. Companies had been encouraged to apply if they possessed disruptive or advanced technology in their fields. One finalist was Device Technology Partners, Device Events was a clear fit Events, headquartered in Spring Garden Township, for this pitch competition. Device Events and Tomes York County. Those nine startups had the opportunity have made York exceptionally proud and solidified a to pitch to Steve Case and the panel of five judges momentum for greatness that assuredly will have a for an investment to be granted and announced that lasting impact. This achievement is a win for York, a win for Central evening. The competition for this influential designation included a mix of health, tech, public safety, and PA, and a win for all “Third Wave” communities across the country. RISE OF THE REST® has visited dozens education ventures from across the region. Device Events landed that designation! Madris of cities, and in each one, Case has invested time and Tomes, founder and CEO, established Device Events in dollars. He and his team have worked to strengthen 2015 in York as a software tool to identify issues with the support ecosystem available to innovators, medical devices. With the support from Ben Franklin entrepreneurs, and established businesses.

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Ultimately, our region will continue to be successful

American industrial might played a key role in turning

due largely to our diverse industries, our workforce,

the tide toward the Allies in World War II.

and our proximity to major metropolitan areas. It is

We can do that once again. York can lead by example

altogether fitting to have a regional dialogue about how

to reshape our American economy by creating a

we can pivot our regional economy toward providing

York Plan for the 21st century that redefines the

more support of startups, greater access to capital,

relationships among industry, innovation, community,

shared research and development, collaborative

and entrepreneurship. RISE OF THE REST® is only

mind-sharing, problem solving, and a fully engaged

the beginning of a new national relationship with

partnership between industry and education.

Steve Case and Revolution. It is only the beginning

The Third Wave is upon us. Regions like ours are

of an unprecedented regional partnership, and it is

poised for success, and the designation Device Events

certainly only the beginning of an ongoing effort to

has received is a clear beacon that York is on a cusp of

strengthen our regional economy and position it for

greatness. Created by York’s community leaders in the

future success.

1940s, the York Plan aimed to convert manufacturing to munitions to assist the war effort. This “York Plan” was replicated across the country, and, ultimately, our

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ADVOCACY

STATE OF THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS STRENGTHS WITH PEOPLE AND PROGRAMS

BY DAVID GONZALEZ JR. ADVOCACY COORDINATOR YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY SLAGLE DIGITAL AND DESIGN SPECIALIST YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

State of the County aims to highlight York County and its departments and employees. It’s an opportunity to gauge where the County stands in its efforts on the governmental level and economy. The County Commissioners and the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA)’s mission was to give County residents an understanding of how their government operates. After a 10-year hiatus, State of the County returned this year to Spring Grove Area High School. Spring Grove was chosen to expand the County government’s presence outside of York, an initiative that will be continued for future events.

STATE OF THE COUNTY TAKEAWAYS › York County Commissioners showcased three County departments: Veterans Affairs, Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and Parks & Recreation. › Pleasant Acres Nursing & Rehabilitation Center operates on an annual $46 million budget, employs 550 people, and serves 365 residents. › The Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with rabbittransit, which serves the area’s mass transit needs. Currently, rabbittransit offers a free shuttle service for veterans from York to the Lebanon VA Medical Center. The Department of Veterans Affairs is seen as leading the effort toward increasing awareness of needs, maximizing benefit, and providing the greatest possible service to veterans. › County Commissioners awarded Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley with a team player of the year award and Scott Lavis of the Clerk of Courts office with young professional of the year. This occasion marked the first time these awards were given to recognize department staff.

› The Department of Parks & Recreation maintains 11 York County parks, which cover more than 4,600 acres, with 29 full-time employees. In the last year, 4,000 tree seedlings were planted across all County parks. About 1.4 million people visited the County parks, and the department completed the creation of wetlands and stream restoration at William Kain Park. › YCEA President & CEO Kevin Schreiber shared that the state of York County’s economy is strong. He reported a 4.5 percent level of unemployment, lower than the state average. York County residents earn a median household income of approximately $58,000, higher than the state average, and 18 percent of residents are employed in the manufacturing sector, higher than the state and national average.

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FEATURE: UPMC PINNACLE

UPMC PINNACLE’S COMMITMENT TO YORK COUNTY BY LISA M. DUFFY DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, DEVELOPMENT, AND COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT UPMC PINNACLE HANOVER Over the past several months, UPMC Pinnacle has

Together, UPMC Pinnacle, Memorial, and Hanover

had a successful acquisition of Memorial Hospital and

will be able to develop more innovative approaches

completed an affiliation with Hanover Hospital. These

to effectively coordinate and manage patient care

new partnerships demonstrate UPMC Pinnacle’s

under current and proposed payment models and

commitment to the region and its goals to grow

seamlessly expand the depth of care the hospitals

healthcare services and advance quality care to meet

provide to their communities.

the evolving healthcare needs of communities in

Construction for UPMC Memorial’s new hospital

York County.

facility is underway at the former Hawk Lake Golf

“We are honored to welcome Hanover and

Course. With completion expected in mid-2019, the

Memorial employees to UPMC Pinnacle,” says Philip

new hospital will offer larger private patient rooms;

Guarneschelli, president and CEO of UPMC Pinnacle.

emergency services with expanded capacity; six

“Their medical staff and employees are dedicated to

operating rooms, including a hybrid operating room

their patients, and we are delighted to join them in their

for heart procedures; and a Level II NICU.

efforts to make the communities they serve healthier.”

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“This is a significant opportunity for UPMC Pinnacle

Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon,

to serve as a health resource for the individuals and

Juniata, Franklin, Adams, and parts of Snyder counties.

families of York County. We look forward to being

UPMC Pinnacle is a nationally recognized leader in

a good neighbor that supports the fabric of the

providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare

communities we serve and continuing to improve the

services in Central Pennsylvania and surrounding

quality of life for our residents,” says Guarneschelli.

rural communities. Its more than 2,900 physicians

UPMC Pinnacle is working with health plans and

and allied health professionals and approximately

insurers to continue contracts currently in place at the

11,000 employees serve a 10-county area at

hospitals to support continued network participation

outpatient facilities and eight acute care hospitals

for patients and payers.

with 1,360 licensed beds: UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle,

Hanover and Memorial will maintain nonprofit

Community General, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster,

status. They have adopted UPMC Pinnacle’s mission,

Lititz, Memorial, and West Shore. The not-for-profit

vision, and values, and will operate with charity care

system anticipates caring for more than 1.2 million

policies. The hospitals will focus on delivering the

area residents in FY 2018. For more information,

highest quality care to everyone who walks through

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FEATURE: NEXTERUS INC. company by Abraham’s son, Jay Polakoff (Sam’s father), in 1967. Jay took the company from pure consultancy to an outsourced traffic department service long before the word outsource had been conceived. He was ahead of his time in terms of technology investment, and he hired a company to build TBB’s first custom computer system in 1987, years ahead of the competition. Sam learned from his father that a continued pursuit of service differentiation is what sets the family company apart from others. When he took over the company as the sole owner in 2015, he rebranded the company entirely, including changing the name to Nexterus. “We have transformed who we are as a company, shifting

SAM POLAKOFF

our focus and expanding our capabilities to grow

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from a third-party logistics company to a globally recognized strategic supply chain expert that helps clients improve or manage almost any area of their supply chain.

BY LEAH POLAKOFF SPECIAL TO NEXTERUS

“Over the past two years, we have evolved our business model to encompass a broad base of supply chain consulting and technology

How one York County business owner challenged the status quo and found success

services while also rebranding the company and preparing to launch a franchise system,” he says. “We now have the basis for exciting growth in a differentiated manner.”

When it comes to family businesses, those who

Sam prides himself on challenging the status

keep it in the family tree tend to have a long history

quo and figuring out how to accomplish things

of deeply rooted traditions. But for Sam Polakoff,

that others deem impossible. And he isn’t stopping

President and CEO of Nexterus, branching out and

anytime soon. “Over the next 10 years, I would like to

breaking tradition has led to a flourishing business

see the Nexterus brand recognized as the definitive

model—one that is continuing to grow.

resource for small and mid-sized business owners

Located in New Freedom, Nexterus, formerly

needing help to achieve their boldest business

known as the Transportation Bureau of Baltimore

visions,” he says, “all through the power of supply

(TBB), is the supply chain industry’s leading

chain management.”

engineering

and

technology

firm.

Polakoff’s

grandfather, Abraham Allan Polakoff, founded the company in 1946. The company’s humble beginnings as a transportation consulting firm

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MEMBERSHIP: BAILEY COACH

GOING PLACES with COMMUNITY SUPPORT

STORY BY SAMANTHA GALVEZ MANAGER, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS YORK COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE PHOTOS PROVIDED BY BAILEY COACH

Chances are you’ve probably seen the pink Bailey

tractor trailer made its way to Florida. The team

Coach letters and bright stars out on the road. On

received some help through the power of local

average, the company transports 120,000 people

news and social media. More than 450 people and

all across the eastern part of the United States

businesses donated items for hurricane relief, and

each year. But Bailey Coach provides more than

200 people volunteered their time to sort, box, and

transportation alone.

stack pallets over an eight-day time period.

Since the company’s founding in 1998, Bailey Coach

On a local level, Bailey Coach helped students take

has supported more than 25 charities and nonprofit

part in a summer program this year. “The colonel at

organizations, sending senior citizens, veterans, and

Fort Indiantown Gap cut out the travel program for

students to destinations for free.

the kids,” Bailey said, “so I sent two buses up there

“I never realized the impact that we would be able

for the day free of charge to transport kids in the

to have on assisting other people,” said John Bailey,

summer program for the day.”

president of Bailey Coach.

Whether the generosity touches those in our

Most recently, Bailey Coach traveled south to help

backyard or thousands of miles away, John Bailey

the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The family-owned

and Bailey Coach demonstrate York County’s spirit of

and operated company is a certified FEMA vendor

community support.

that assists with transportation in times of need during severe weather-related destruction. Nicknamed the “Hurricane Heroes,” Bailey Coach drivers took 275 skids of product and 10 tractor 55 S. Fayette St., York, PA 17404 | 717.718.0490

trailers to the San Antonio, Texas, food bank. Another

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Now among the nation’s most

Well

prepared hospitals in caring for stroke. Proud to be certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. WellSpan York Hospital has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission – a designation awarded to only 3% of registered U.S. hospitals. We are honored that this organization recognizes the skill of our physicians, nurses and other clinical staff members in caring for the most complex conditions.

This achievement, together with our Primary Stroke Centers in Gettysburg, Ephrata and Lebanon, means that WellSpan is WellPrepared to deliver better outcomes and survival rates for our friends and neighbors across southcentral Pennsylvania.

For more information about the signs and symptoms of stroke, visit WellSpan.org/Stroke 5664 PR&M 9/17


YORK HOLIDAY SHOPPING DIRECTORY

Has the panic of holiday shopping set in yet? Wondering what to get for everyone on your gift list? Fear not, friends: the Chamber Connect team is giving you some help this year. Let the following holiday shopping directory featuring York County Economic Alliance member businesses guide you to the gifts you can find right here in York County, Pennsylvania. Love local, gift local this holiday season.

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YORK HOLIDAY SHOPPING DIRECTORY

ARTS, CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT, & RECREATION APPELL CENTER FOR

PINOT’S PALETTE

THE PERFORMING ARTS

695 Town Center Drive, York, PA 17408

50 N. George St., York, PA 17401

pinotspalette.com

appellcenter.org STEAM INTO HISTORY, INC. BLACK POWDER CROSSFIT

2 W. Main St., New Freedom, PA 17349

125 N. Park St., Dallastown, PA 17313

steamintohistory.com

blackpowdercrossfit.com STYLIN’ STRINGS, INC. & S/S CREATIVE STUDIO BODY RHYTHMS LIFE FITNESS

1420 Mount Rose Ave., York, PA 17403

1240 Greensprings Drive, York, PA 17402

stylinstrings.com

bodyrhythmslifefitness.com SUBURBAN BOWLERAMA COLONY PARK LANES NORTH & BRENN’S PUB

1945 S. Queen St., York, PA 17403

1900 Pennsylvania Ave., York, PA 17404

suburbanbowlerama.com

colonyparklanesnorth.com WISEHAVEN TENNIS CENTER FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO

2989 E. Prospect Road, York, PA 17402

1113 Carlisle Road, York, PA 17404

facebook.com/WisehavenTennisCenter/

fredastaire.com/york/ YORK COUNTY HISTORY CENTER GREATER YORK CENTER FOR

250 E. Market St., York, PA 17403

DANCE EDUCATION

yorkhistorycenter.org

3524 E. Market St., York, PA 17402 gydance.org

YORK INDOOR GOLF & TRAINING CENTER 807 Loucks Road, York, PA 17404 yorkindoorgolf.com

HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT PENN NATIONAL RACE COURSE 777 Hollywood Blvd., Grantville, PA 17028

YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

hollywoodpnrc.com/Casino

50 N. George St., York, PA 17401 yorksymphony.org

LASER ALLEYS FAMILY FUN CENTER 3905 E. Market St., York, PA 17402 laseralleys.com

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YORK HOLIDAY SHOPPING DIRECTORY

BUSINESS, PERSONAL, & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AQUAMARINE TRAVEL, LLC

MELODIE MITCHELL MASSAGE THERAPIST

12620 Laurel Road, Brogue, PA 17309

2 Waterford Professional Center, Suite 6G

aquamarinetravel.net

York, PA 17402 business.ycea-pa.org/list/member/melodiemitchell-massage-therapist-york-7565

BAILEY COACH 55 S. Fayette St., York, PA 17404 baileycoach.com

MT. ROSE BARBERAMA 1160 Mount Rose Ave., York, PA 17403

CHAS. A. SCHAEFER FLOWERS

facebook.com/MtRoseBarberama/

124 W. Market St., York, PA 17401 schaeferflowers.com

ORENDORFF STUDIOS 1807 W. Market St., York, PA 17404 orendorffstudios.com

EG PHOTOGRAPHY 382 W. King St., Suite 1F, York, PA 17401 egphotostudio.com

RUDY ART GLASS STUDIO 15 E. Philadelphia St., York, PA 17401

EHRHART STAINED GLASS, INC.

rudyglass.com

26 Abbie Road, York, PA 17408 ehrhartstainedglass.com

TRAVEL TIME TRAVEL AGENCY 2474 N. George St., York, PA 17406

HAYMAN STUDIO COMMERCIAL

trvltime.com

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO 100 4th Ave., York, PA 17404 haymanstudio.com LOVING HANDS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE 2 Waterford Professional Center, Suite 6G York, PA 17402 lovinghands.amtamembers.com

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YORK HOLIDAY SHOPPING DIRECTORY

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

HOME & GARDEN

ALLEGRO WINERY AND VINEYARDS

CHRISTMAS TREE HILL, INC.

3475 Sechrist Road, Brogue, PA 17309

Multiple locations in York County

allegrowines.com

christmastreehill.com

BAILEE’S HOMEBREW & WINE SUPPLIES

FINDERS KEEPERS

3605 E. Market St., York, PA 17402

Multiple locations in York County

baileeshomebrew.com

divisionfifteendesign.com/finders_keepers/

BREWERY PRODUCTS CO.

GIFTY BASKETS AND FLOWERS

1017 N. Sherman St., York, PA 17402

43 Frederick St., Hanover, PA 17331

breweryproducts.com

giftybaskets.com

D. F. STAUFFER BISCUIT CO., INC.

GROUND ROOTS (STRATHMEYER COMPANIES)

375 S. Belmont St., York, PA 17403

255 Zeigler Road, Dover, PA 17315

stauffers.com

strathmeyer.com

NAYLOR WINE CELLARS, INC.

KIMMAN’S CO.

4069 Vineyard Road, Stewartstown, PA 17363

57 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17401

naylorwine.com

kimmans.com

QUEENSGATE BEER BARN

MILLER PLANT FARM, INC.

2057 Springwood Road, York, PA 17403

430 Indian Rock Dam Road, York, PA 17403

queensgatebeerbarn.com

millerplantfarm.com

SWEET WILLOWS CREAMERY

SHREWSBURY TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

2812 E. Prospect Road, York, PA 17402

836 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury, PA 17361

sweetwillows.com

syctruevalue.com

WYNDRIDGE FARM

SMITH VILLAGE HOME FURNISHINGS

885 S. Pleasant Ave., Dallastown, PA 17313

34–36 N. Main St., Jacobus, PA 17407

wyndridge.com

smithvillage.com YORK WALLCOVERINGS, INC. 750 Linden Ave., York, PA 17404 yorkwall.com

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YORK HOLIDAY SHOPPING DIRECTORY

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL MENCHEY MUSIC SERVICE, INC. 2055 Springwood Road, York, PA 17403

Don’t forget to shop small on

mencheymusic.com PHANTOM EASTERN TIER, LLC 616 Renaissance Drive, New Freedom, PA 17349 fireworks.com/locations/phantom-shrewsbury/ THF YORK DEVELOPMENT, LP 2801 E. Market St., York, PA 17402 whitepages.com/business/t-h-f-york-development-lp-york-pa

Small Business Saturday, November 25. Support small businesses in York County.

WEST MANCHESTER TOWN CENTER 415 Town Center Drive, York, PA 17408 westmanchestertowncenter.com YORK GALLERIA 2899 Whiteford Road, York, PA 17402 yorkgalleriamall.com

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MAIN STREET HANOVER EVENTS

EVENTS Get in the holiday spirit with events downtown.

BY JUSTINE TRUCKSESS MAIN STREET HANOVER

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Holiday Parade Friday, November 24, 9 a.m. Santa’s Cabin 80th Anniversary Opens Friday, November 24 Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 25 Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, November 25, 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve PAC-MAN Drop with Timeline Arcade Sunday, December 31, beginning at 10 p.m.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR YCEA EVENTS

NOV.

Fall Legislative Luncheon 2017 | 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Out Door Country Club, 1157 Detwiler Drive, York

NOV.

WBCO Luncheon | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, Windows Ballroom (next to oak. Restaurant), 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York

NOV.

Economics Club Breakfast | 7:15–8:30 a.m. The Bond, Downtown York

DEC.

Member Orientation | 8–9:30 a.m. York County Economic Alliance Headquarters, 144 Roosevelt Ave., Ste 100, York

DEC.

WBCO Luncheon | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, Windows Ballroom (next to oak. Restaurant), 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York

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