1 May 2013 Volume 27 No. 4 WHAT S Announcing INSIDE... the 2013 WHAT S Small Business INSIDE... Awards Recipients Small Business Person of the Year Ed Kercher (Kercher Industries, Inc.) Focused on the Business of the Lebanon Valley Focused on the Business of the Lebanon Valley The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce Presents Leon Hoover Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Palmyra Bowling/Sinkhole Saloon Congratulations to both of this year s award recipients! Help us recognize and celebrate these award winners by joining us for the Chamber s Small Business Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 23 at the Lebanon Country Club. Please see the enclosed flyer for more details. Our Contact Info Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce 604 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA (717) Fax (717) lvchamber.org GO GREEN! GO Chamber GREEN! Staff The Chamber s President monthly & CEO newsletter TheLarry Chamber s A. Bowman, is available monthlycce via . newsletter is available via . Director of Have Communications you signed& up? Marketing Have You canchristine you signed opt-out of Heibel up? the traditional hard can copy opt-out and of have the newsletter traditional hard notifications Director copyof and Special and have links Projects newsletter sent to notifications Peggy you via and Kreiser . links sent to you via . Also, ask add other employees, Also, Director colleagues ask to add of Membership and other friends employees, Angela Rhode to the Chamber s colleagues newsletter and friends to the list. Chamber s newsletter list. Get Finance it days & Operations before theassistant hardcopy! Get it days Kelly before Malehorn the hardcopy! Contact Peggy Kreiser Contact to sign-up Peggy today! Kreiser Administrative to sign-up Assistant today! or Jessica Stankovich or Wednesday, June 26 5:30 8 p.m. uitrie Glen 7 Reigerrs Lane, Annville Taste of the Valley Highlighting Member Restaurants, Caterers, and Beverage isttibutors Silent and Live Auction Feat ring an Exciting Artay of Items Conttibuted by Chamber Member Businesses and Organizations Sponsorship Opporr niniti Making the Most of Showcasing Your Business or Organization Platinum Sponsor For more information on Chamber events visit For more information on Chamber events visit Bring Your Lawn Chair & Relax in the Scenic Surtooundi ngs En joy a Taste of the Valle y Food & Be verages Bid on an Artaay o f Showcase Silent & Live Auction Items Take a Momen t to M ake Ne w Friends Casual A iire Suggested Your parriicipation and contibibutions will help make the Chamber s Showcase Spectacular a huge success! If you are interested in being parr of this exciting event as Taste of the Valley parriicipant, by donating a silen or live auction item or taking advantage of one of the sponsorship opporr ninies, please contact Christine Heibel at or for more details. Silver Sponsor MedEx rress Urgent Care Just For Fun Sponsor Hoaster Gebhard & Co. Make Time to SHOWCASE Your Business or Organization! A Variet of Other Sponsorship Oppor nitnities Are Still Availe
2 UPCOMING EVENTS - May & June, 2013 Mark your calendar now for these networking, informational and educational programs. May 2013 LEBANON VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Monday, May 20 Lunch & Learn Workshop Tune Up Your Online Presence 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. LV Chamber Offices $15 Per Chamber Member (with Advance Payment or at the Door) $20 Per Chamber Member (without Advance Payment or at the Door) $25 Per Non-Member Tuesday, May 21 Non-Profit Roundtable (Non-Profit Members Only) 8:00 9:00 a.m. LV Chamber Offices FREE Tuesday May 21 Save on Your Electricity Costs OnDemand Electricity Workshop 12:00 1:15 p.m. LV Chamber Offices FREE Wednesday, May 22 Business After Hours Networking Reception 4:30 6:30 p.m. 31 S 8th Street, Lebanon (Above the Farmers Market) Sponsored By: The Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame & Fine Art Free - Chamber Members $10 Per Non-Member Thursday, May 23 Small Business Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m. Lebanon Country Club 3375 W. Oak Street, Lebanon Sponsored By: LYLAB Techology Solutions, Inc. $27 Per Chamber Member (with Advance Payment or at the Door) $32 Per Chamber Member (without Advance Payment or at the Door) $37 Per Non-Member Save Time - Register & Pay On-line! Friday, May 24 Home-Based Business Roundtable 12:00 1:00 p.m. LV Chamber Offices Free - Chamber Members Non-Members May Attend One Session As A Guest Tuesday, May 28 Manufacturers Roundtable (Member Manufacturers Only) 8:00 9:30 a.m. Location to be determined FREE Thursday, May 30 LVYP (Lebanon Valley Young Professionals) Last Thursday Mixer & Meeting 5:00 7:00 p.m. Blue Bird Inn 2387 Cornwall Rd, Lebanon Free for LVYP Members $10 Per Person for Non-LVYP Members Tuesday, June 4 Business Workshop Is Your Business Ready to Deal with a Disaster? 7:30 10:00 a.m. LV Chamber Offices $15 Per Chamber Member (with Advance Payment or at the Door) $20 Per Chamber Member (without Advance Payment or at the Door) $25 Per Non-Member Wednesday, June 5 Your Personal & Professional Reputation Luncheon Also Featuring: Recognition of the 2013 WIB Scholarship Winners Hosted By: The Women in Business Committee 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Coleman Chapel Venue 1901 W Cumberland Street, Lebanon $30 Per Chamber Member (with Advance Payment or at the Door) $35 Per Chamber Member (without Advance Payment or at the Door) $40 Per Non-Member All details about the above events can be found on the Chamber website at or by calling Executive Committee Chair of the Board William M. Mulligan (Good Samaritan Health System) Chair-Elect Margie Yohn (BeYohnd Mail & Marketing) First Vice Chair Edward J. Coyle (Buzgon Davis Law Offices) Member-at-Large Karen Groh (I.A. Design) Treasurer/Corporate Secretary Rodney Seidel (First National Bank of Fredericksburg) Immediate Past Chair Randy Ebersole (Ebersole Honda Buick GMC) President & CEO Larry A. Bowman, CCE 2013 Board of Directors Michael Battistelli (Stifel) Karen Baxter (Met-Ed) Thomas Buzby Dennis Colbert (Lowe s Home Centers) Scott Downs (Lebanon Daily News) Willie Erb (E&E Metal Fab., Inc.) Mary Foltz (Service Counts!) Robert Funk (Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc.) Christopher Gebhard (Hoaster Gebhard & Co.) Thomas Kauffman (Kauffman s Animal Health, Inc.) David Kerr (A T & T - Pennsylvania) Kathleen Kramer (HACC Lebanon Campus) Troy Peters (Jonestown Bank & Trust Co.) Ken Phelps (HACC Lebanon Campus) Mickey Santora (WLBR/WQIC Radio) Bonnie Wenger (Wen-Crest Farms) Craig Wolfe (Hauck Manufacturing Co.) Ex Officio William Ames (Commissioner, County of Lebanon) Sherry Capello (Mayor, City of Lebanon) MAJ Guy Smith (Joint Force Headquarters) Charles J. Blankenship (Leb. Valley Economic Development Corp.) Dan Ehrgood (LV Young Professionals) 2
3 May 2013 Chamber Calls For Senate Passage of Bill Addressing NLRB Appointments GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Legislation aimed at returning greater clarity to labor-management relations by requiring the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to stop all activities that require a three-member quorum until the legal issues surrounding the President s disputed recess appointments to the Board are settled has drawn the strong support of the Lebanon Valley Chamber. H.R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty In Labor-Management Relations Act, recently passed the House of Representatives and a similar bill now awaits action in the Senate. The proposed legislation addresses an issue that grew out of President Obama s recess appointments of three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board in January, 2012 when the Senate was not in recess. In the subsequent case of Noel Canning v. NLRB, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the recess appointments were unconstitutional. As a result, the NLRB apparently lacks the quorum it needs to conduct business, therefore calling into doubt hundreds of recent rulings made since then by the Board. In its position paper on this issue, the Chamber noted that, rather than taking steps to address the uncertainty created by the recess appointments that the courts have declared unconstitutional, the NLRB has actually made the situation worse by continuing to issue orders and decisions. The Chamber position added that, while the NLRB recently announced its intentions to seek the U.S. Supreme Court s review of the Noel Canning decision, there is no guarantee that the Supreme Court will accept the case. Even if it does choose to review Noel Canning, it may be months before it issues an opinion. In the meantime, the business community is faced with uncertainty about the validity of NLRB-issued decisions and rulemakings. H.R s intent is to address this current uncertainty by preventing the NLRB from taking actions that require a three-member quorum. The bill would also prevent the Board from enforcing any action issued after January 4, the date when the President made his recess appointments -- that required a quorum. However, H.R would not prevent NLRB regional offices from accepting and processing election petitions or unfair labor practice charges. Chamber President Larry Bowman stated that, We believe the enactment of H.R would be a positive step towards restoring some stability and clarity to the labor-management relations area in this country. Lebanon Valley Street Map 10 Great Reasons To Promote Your Business On The Next Edition Of The Chamber's Full-Color Lebanon Valley Street Map The map continues to be one of the Chamber's most requested items. Each week, we send out maps to new residents in relocation packets. Our maps are distributed to visitors, business and area residents. Advertising rates on the map are very reasonable. Residents, new to the area, utilize our map to establish buying habits. Delivery and sales people use these maps to better serve your business. Many residential and business developments, along with street changes, have occurred since the Chamber's last map was published about three years ago. Laminated versions of this map will be displayed in high-traffic locations. This map, along with your ad, will be linked to the Chamber's Website. Our map serves as another important tool used by the Chamber for marketing your business' products and services. Our new, up-to-date, easy-to-read map of the Lebanon Valley will help newcomers, visitors, residents and other business people locate your business! To reserve a prime advertising position on the next edition of the Chamber's Lebanon Valley street map, simply contact Hampton Publishing's representative, Gorden Blain, at (717) You're also welcome to contact Jessica Stankovich at (717) or by at and she'll forward your questions and requests to Gorden accordingly. We look forward to your participation in this project! Stay Connected... Addresses Needed! We want to make sure that we keep our members connected with the Chamber in regards to upcoming events, members news, government affairs and business resources. Therefore, we re asking our members to take a moment to contact the Chamber at or Christine Heibel at to confirm and/or give us your current address. For our members who do not have access or would just prefer to receive the newsletter in the hard-copy format, please notify Christine Heibel at the Chamber and we ll make every effort to accommodate the request accordingly. 3
4 MEMBER HEADLINES - Lebanon Valley Chamber Members Make the News 4 May 2013 BeYohnd Mail & Marketing has recently passed testing with the U.S. Postal Service required in order to prepare and mail at automation discount rates. BeYohnd Mail & Marketing has always mailed using the Intelligent Mail Barcode and is now eligible to mail using the Full-Service Intelligent Mail Barcode. Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-6th District) recently announced that he has opened an office in the Lebanon Municipal Building to help constituents with federal issues, including passport requests and matters involving Social Security, the IRS, the Veterans Administration and other federal agencies. The office in Room 110 of the Municipal Building will be open from 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Constituents can also call the office anytime at (717) Haller Enterprises, Inc. has been recognized as one of the 2012 Top Performing Contractors in the HVAC Program from Met-Ed, Penelec and Penn Power (FirstEnergy s utilities). Haller Enterprises, which was a top performer in total installations in the Met-Ed service area, is one of six contractors chosen based on total systems installed in Harrisburg International Airport announced that Frontier Airlines will resume nonstop service between its Denver, Colorado (DEN) hub and Harrisburg International Airport, PA (MDT). This route will operate three weekly nonstop flights and will expand to four flights weekly beginning May 12, Harrisburg International Airport is served by six major airlines with approximately 100 flights daily to 13 non-stop destinations. Laura Passuello of Laura Passuello & Associates has been acknowledged by History Channel consultant, historian and author, Professor Martin King of the University of Antwerp, in his upcoming book Tigers of Bastogne. Passuello was thanked for her efforts both on tour in Europe and locally for helping to preserve the stories and honoring the service of PA s WWII Veterans. Passuello is also serving as the presenting sponsor for Professor King s visit, speaking engagement and book signing in Hershey on June 4th. WGAL 8 has earned three of the state s highest honors from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting awards. The Lancaster-based station received first-place awards for Outstanding Television Website, Outstanding Television Public Service Announcement/Campaign and Outstanding Television Promotional Announcement/Series. We d like to help spread the good news...about your business or organization by including your news in Member Headlines, which will appear in each issue of the Chamber s newsletter. Information on a new or expanded location, new products or services you ve added, awards or honors you or your business or organization have received or other news you d like to share with the Chamber s membership can be sent to Christine Heibel at the Chamber at 604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042; by to or by fax to Welcome to the Neighborhood Chamber Welcomes New and Expanded Businesses and New Owners to the Lebanon Valley The Chamber is continuing its efforts to welcome new and expanding businesses and new owners to the Lebanon Valley by presenting them with framed ceremonial First Dollar of Profit certificates. Members of the Ambassadors Committee or Chamber staff present these certificates to each of these businesses as a thank you for their commitment to our community. During the past month, First Dollar of Profit certificates were presented to: Kettering Corner 104 W. Main Street Annville, PA Presented By: Chamber Staff The Samler on 8th 800 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA Presented By: Brett Holland (Stifel) Smart Chef 15 E. Lehman Street Lebanon, PA Presented By: Chamber Staff Sugar Spice and Everything Iced 1110 Maple Street Lebanon, PA Presented By: Chamber Staff The Union House Taproom & Livery 12 E. Main Street Richland, PA Presented By: Ann Decker (Jonestown Bank & Trust Co.) If you know of a business that is opening or expanding in the Lebanon Valley, please contact Angela Rhode at the Chamber at (717) or at org so that we can thank them for their commitment to our community by presenting them with one of our First Dollars of Profit.
5 May 2013 Boost Your Online Exposure Are You Expanding Your Online Presence by Advertising on the Chamber s Website? These Members Are! Buzgon Davis Law Offices Lebanon Family Health Services Have You Upgraded Your Business Directory Listing or Become a Business Category Sponsor? Check the Online Directory to See How These Members Stand Out Bayer Healthcare CareMinders Home Care Dental Art Images, LLC Farmer Boy Ag First Aid & Safety Patrol of Lebanon Henry & Beaver, LLP, Attorneys at Law Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. Juniper Village at Lebanon Lebanon Valley College LMS Commercial Real Estate Luthercare Do You Want To Connect With Over 2,000 People? Become a Monthly Sponsor of the Broadcasts Like Hebron Catering & Events, Inc. Laura J. Passuello and Associates LLC Strickler Insurance Agency Wyomissing Optometric Center, Inc. Boost Your Print Exposure Newsletter Advertising Rates & Sizes Back cover half page (7.5 w x 4.5 h)... (SOLD) $275 Your 8.5 x 11 flat insert (Max of 5 inserts per month)...$250 1/2 Page horizontal (7.5 w x 4.5 h) or vertical (3.5 w x 9.5 h)...$225 1/4 Page (3.5 w x 4.5 h)...$120 Business card (3.5 w x 2 h)... $70 Discounts available for ads in 6 or 12 issues It s not too late to gain EXPOSURE! Contact Christine Heibel / Get your business or organization noticed! Mark Your Calendar and Save the Dates 2013 Business After Hours Networking Receptions Wednesday, May 22 The Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame & Fine Art Thursday, June 20 Lebanon Family Health Services & Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center (SARCC) Monday, July 29 LVCC Women in Business Committee s Cool Summer Networking at Alden Place Thursday, August 15 Joint Reception with LVCC and Palmyra Area Business Association (PABA) Thursday, September 19 Cornwall Manor Thursday, November 7 Laura J. Passuello and Associates LLC Thursday, December 5 Energy Systems & Installation (ESI) Interested in hosting a Business After Hours Networking Reception? Contact Jessica Stankovich at or by at to reserve your spot for Founded: December 2009 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Volunteers in Medicine Free Clinic Jason F. Clark, Executive Director 711 S. 8th Street, Lebanon, PA Phone: Fax: Number of Employees: Full-Time (Two) Part-Time (Two) Primary Services Offered: Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) provides care and medications FREE of CHARGE to the uninsured and underinsured of Lebanon County. Secrets of Success: Thanks to its many volunteers and charitable donations from community members, VIM has treated free of charge over 11,000 patients who could not afford or otherwise would have no place to go for medical treatment. Business Achievements: VIM is proud to provide medical treatment and life-sustaining medication to Lebanon County residents in need. Why VIM Belongs to the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce: VIM is hoping the Chamber can assist in getting the message out. There are many who reside in Lebanon County that are unaware that VIM exists. VIM wants the community to embrace them as their clinic. EMPLOYERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS OF LEBANON COUNTY, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE! Did you know that some of your employees may be eligible for FREE COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT available through the Volunteers in Medicine Free Health Clinic? To qualify, your staff must be uninsured or underinsured, between the ages of 18 and 64, must meet certain income requirements and reside in Lebanon County. VIM understands that providing medical coverage to your employees may not be an option. Healthy employees are more productive and experience lower absenteeism. Healthy employees create healthy businesses, which is good for all of us. VIM provides quality medical treatment and medication to your employees FREE OF CHARGE! The VIM mission is to provide a compassionate and nurturing environment for patients, volunteers and staff based on our philosophy that healing begins when the patient walks through the door. Ninety percent of the staff is comprised of physicians (many who currently have their own practices), registered nurses, medical assistants, accountants and administrative support who have graciously donated their time to the clinic. VIM is always looking for volunteers who want to assist with the clinic s mission and help their fellow Lebanon County residents. Volunteers in Medicine Free Health Clinic neither seeks nor receives governmental funding. All funds stem from individuals, businesses and foundations that believe in the VIM mission and offer their support. They are a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. Further information on VIM can be obtained by contacting them at Volunteers in Medicine, PO Box 333, Lebanon, PA One hundred percent of your gift will go to Volunteers in Medicine. 5
6 Member Investor Renewals The Lebanon Valley Chamber extends its appreciation to the following members who renewed their membership in the Chamber between April 5, 2013 and April 21, Through their renewals, these members are continuing their support of the Chamber and are demonstrating their ongoing commitment, through the Chamber, to the growth, prosperity and quality of life of the Lebanon Valley. Asera Care Hospice ASK Foods, Inc. Atlantic Communications Group, Inc. Harry H. Bachman, Auctioneer BC Natural Chicken, LLC Certified Carpet Inc. E & E Metal Fabrication, Inc. First Data/Northwest Savings Bank Gemistry Jewelry Gretna Productions, Inc. The Keller Insurance Agency Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13 Leffler's Service RIBBON-CUTTING LV Cycles Main Street Jewelry and Gifts Midway Church of the Brethren Netexus Technologies, Inc. PHY Graphix, Inc. Siegrist, Koller, Brightbill, Long & Feeman Something Old Something New Bridals Sovereign Bank-Quentin Road Stone Barn Furniture The UPS Store Wertz Candies Remember a Member Please call upon these and other Lebanon Valley Chamber members when you are in the market for a product or service they provide. Remember, it s good business to do business with members of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. May2013 Building the Team Breakfast A great learning experience and loads of fun! Inspire, motivate, lead and communicate was the theme for the Women in Business Committee s Building the Team Breakfast on Wednesday, April 10. The event, held at Hebron Catering & Events, Inc., was facilitated by Dennis Mellott, Director of Team Builders Training Services LLC. Attendees not only enjoyed this hands-on program and learning more about each other and the value of teamwork, but felt rejuvenated and energized to start their day! 6 Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging Senior Center Building, located at 710 Maple Street in Lebanon, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand re-opening to celebrate the new additions to the Senior Center. Cutting the ceremonial ribbon is Mayor Sherry Capello (left) and Lebanon County Commissioner Bill Ames (right). Also in attendance were representatives from the Chamber, Lebanon County seniors, supporters and state and local officials. The Chamber would like to congratulate the Agency and the Senior Center on their new additions. Quality, late model, used motorcycles. We also carry riding clothes, bags & accessories! (717) South College Street, P.O. Box 409, Myerstown, PA Lebanon Valley Young Professionals (LVYP) Welcomes New Members The LVYP is an organization designed to offer social networking, professional development and volunteer opportunities to emerging young professionals, ages Please join us in welcoming these new LVYP members: Michelle Allen Compass Mark Gregory Beniston Fulton Bank - Lebanon Valley Div. Jillian Copeland MidPenn Legal Services Evalina Dombrowski Philhaven Ian Ehrgood Ehrgood & Arnold Amy Fisher Cornwall-Lebanon School District Sarah Hart Leb. County Court of Common Pleas Tucker Hull Pepper Hamilton LLP Brandon Kirsch Craig Lowrie Edward Jones Anthony Magaro Prudential Homesale Services Laura Page New Covenant Christian School William Page Living Waters Chapel Alyssa Pezzella The Hershey Company Meaghan Shirk Lebanon DA Office MAJ Guy Smith Dept of Military & Veteran Affairs Brian Stanilla Sew Unique Custom Embroidery, Inc. David Warner, Esq. Buzgon Davis Law Offices Steph Wolfe Sew Unique Custom Embroidery, Inc. Christian Zellers Members 1st Federal Credit Union-Quentin If you are interested in learning more about the LVYP or would like to become a member, please contact Angela Rhode at the Chamber at or by at
7 May 2013 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Please join us in welcoming these businesses and organizations as some of the newest members of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. These new members, which were approved by the Chamber s Board of Directors at its April meeting, are joining you and approximately 820 other businesses, organizations and professional firms that are investing in the future of the Lebanon Valley through the Chamber. Please make it a point to call upon these and our other members when seeking a product or service they provide. Kelly Services, Inc. Angela Mosley 717 Market Street, Suite 110 Lemoyne, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Web: Employment & Temporary Services Recruited By: Chamber Staff Martin Enterprises LLC dba Martin CFS Joe Dux 1038 New Holland Avenue Lancaster, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Web: Office Equipment - Sales & Service Recruited By: Chamber Staff Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Tricia Grove 344 N. Reading Road Ephrata, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Web: Non Profit Organizations Recruited By: Geoff Rich (GAR Advertising, Inc.) Today's Option's, Universal American Trish Mountain 1850 William Penn Way, Suite 206 Lancaster, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Consultant Recruited By: Chamber Staff LEADERSHIP LEBANON VALLEY The 2013 Leadership Lebanon Valley class recently attended the Leadership Day Conference organized by the Leadership Lebanon Valley Board of Trustees, sponsored by Lebanon Valley College and hosted by the Lebanon VA Medical Center. The workshop-style conference was designed for emerging and established leaders and included interactive and informative presentations to enhance attendees leadership skill-sets. The participants also had an opportunity to network with a variety of community and business leaders. Pictured are several of the day s conference leaders: from left-to-right, Robert Callahan, Jr., Director & CEO, Lebanon VA Medical Center; William Mulligan, VP Strategic Planning & Marketing, Good Samaritan Health System; Randy Ebersole and Andy Ebersole, Dealer Operations Manager and President, Ebersole Honda - Buick - GMC; and Mary Foltz, President & Chief Service Strategist, Service Counts! Other presenters at the conference were Kathleen Hall, Human Resources Specialist, Lebanon VA Medical Center; Margaret Wilson, Associate Director, Patient Care Services, Lebanon VA Medical Center; Jason Trout, VP for Development, Good Samaritan Hospital. Chamber, School District Officials Present First Employment Readiness Certificates Representatives from a number of Lebanon Valley businesses, along with officials from the Lebanon Valley Chamber, the Lebanon School District and the City of Lebanon, presented several dozen Lebanon High School students with Employment Readiness Certificates on April 22 during the students lunch period at the High School. Certificates were presented to students who had achieved an attendance and punctuality record of 95 percent or greater, had a perfect or near perfect disciplinary record demonstrating outstanding citizenship and added value to Lebanon High School through participation in extra-curricular activities and/or volunteerism. Shown presenting one of the Certificates to Lebanon High student Kristian Sanchez, second from left, are, from left, Chamber Board member Bonnie Wenger from Wen-Crest Farms, Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello and Lebanon High School Principal William Giovino. Monday, May 20 Workshop: Tune-Up Your Online Presence Presented By: Tin Cans Unlimited, LLC Wednesday, May 22 Business After Hours Networking Reception: The Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame & Fine Art Thursday, May 23 Small Business Awards Luncheon: Lebanon Country Club 2013 Small Business Person of the Year Award 2013 Leon Hoover Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Friday, May 24 Home Based Business Roundtable: SCORE, What s it All About? Jack Marino, SCORE Counselor See Event Details at 7
8 604 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA (717) Fax (717) WHAT S INSIDE... PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID HARRISBURG, PA PERMIT NO Focused on the Business of the Lebanon Valley GO GREEN! Business Have you signed up? Banking The Chamber s monthly newsletter is available via . You can opt-out of the traditional hard copy and have newsletter notifications and links sent to you via . Also, ask to add other employees, colleagues and friends to the Chamber s newsletter list. Get it days before the hardcopy! Contact Peggy Kreiser to sign-up today! or No matter what your business demands, Northwest delivers. For more information on Chamber events visit 22 offices to serve you in Central Pennsylvania Northwest Direct: Member FDIC
9 Small Business Week Events Monday, May 20 Hands On Workshop 11:30 am 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 22 Business A er Hours 4:30 pm 6:30 pm Thursday, May Small Business Awards Luncheon 11:30 am 1:00 pm Friday, May 24 Home Based Business Roundtable 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Tune Up Your Online Presence Presented by Tin Cans Unlimited 604 Cumberland St., Lebanon The Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame & Fine Art 31 S. 8th St., Lebanon Lebanon Country Club 3375 West Oak St., Lebanon SCORE, What s it All About? Jack Marino, SCORE Counselor 604 Cumberland St., Lebanon Small Business Awards Luncheon Highlights Thursday, May 23, Small Business Person of the Year Award Ed Kercher, Kercher Industries, Inc Leon Hoover Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Palmyra Bowling/Sinkhole Saloon, Douglas Eiserman & Amy Eiserman, Owners Keynote Speaker Mike Wilson, The Vineyard at Hershey Master of Ceremonies Mary Foltz, Service Counts! $27 per person Chamber Member (With advance payment or at the door) $32 per person Chamber Member (Without advance payment or at the door) $37 per person Non Members Sponsored by: For complete details and to register visit the Chamber website at or call (717) Registra on for 2013 Small Business Awards Luncheon Thursday, May 23, 2013 Reserva ons Deadline is Monday, May 20 Name(s): Business/ Organiza on: E Mail: Address: City/Zip: Method of Payment:: Check Payable to LVCC Credit Card (MC/VISA) # Exp. Date CSC # Cardholder s signature: Cancella on Policy: To cancel your reserva on please no fy the Chamber within two business days to avoid being charged for the event; remember subs tu ons are always welcome. Please return by mail to Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce 604 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042; Fax to (717)
10 Presented By Sage Schott-Reed CEO The Assessment Network, Inc. Kathy Snavely Instructor HACC, Central PA Community College Social media can be a great communications tool for any company, but many are finding out the hard way that it s a two-edged sword. Join us to discuss why social media policies are necessary and how employers can use them, what should be included in your workplace policy, and how to deal with trolls and flamers. (And if you don t know what these terms mean, you really need to attend!) From the other side of the computer screen, we ll also talk about what kinds of postings potential employees should avoid to maximize their employability! Registration, Networking & Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Presentation 12:15-1:00 p.m. Coleman Chapel Venue 1901 W. Cumberland Street, Lebanon Highlights of the Luncheon also include the announcement of and congratulations to the 2013 Women in Business Scholarship winners for the Non-Traditional Student and Leadership Lebanon Valley. $30 per person - Chamber Members (With payment in advance or at the door) $35 per person - Chamber Members (Without payment in advance or at the door) $40 per person - Non-Members Register online at or Jessica at Your Personal & Professional Reputation Luncheon - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 RSVP by Friday, May 31, 2013 Name(s): Business/Organization: Address: City/State: Phone: Fax: Method of Payment: Check Payable to LVCC Credit Card (MC/VISA) # Exp. Date CSC # Cardholder s signature: Bill Me (Cost for members choosing to be billed to their account for this event is $35 per person.) Cancellation Policy: To cancel your reservation please notify the Chamber within two business days to avoid being charged for the event; remember substitutions are always welcome. Please return by mail to 604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA or fax to (717)
11 GRETNA ATRE 2013 SUMMER SEASON TWO CONCERTS! FIVE BIG SHOWS! JUN JUN JUL JUL 25-AUG 3 AUG AND IT S ALL HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD! Chamber Members: Enjoy all the shows AND get $10.00 off every single ticket you order this summer for the events above, compliments of Gretna Theatre! Use Offer Code: LVCC2013 Order online, by phone or at the Box Office! Not good on prior sales, no refunds, no exchanges, may not be combined with other discounts. Best available seating at time of order. Special Thanks to our 2013 Show and Season Sponsors Benjamin Olewine III Box Office Over for more information...
12 Gretna Theatre s got a GREAT season in store for you! June 1, 7:30 pm: Have a Little Faith - Faith Prince in Concert Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, concerts, television and movies. Her latest concert, Have A Little Faith, is a smorgasbord of Faith Prince: past, present and future. From her memorable Broadway triumphs to tales and songs from her early Off-Broadway gems to her latest Broadway roles, the evening sparkles with doses of Faith s quirky trademark humor as well as touching moments filled with pathos. Five years before she won her Tony, Faith appeared at Gretna Theatre in The Threepenny Opera...she thrilled us then and returns to thrill us anew in this very special benefit concert for Gretna Theatre! Tickets $49 & $45 June 8, 7:30 pm: Pam Tillis in her Acoustic Trio Concert Grand Ole Opry Member, Two-time Grammy Award winner, Former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner, Broadway star in Smokey Joe s Café! Pam Tillis is a country icon, with multiple number one hits, and certified platinum and gold albums to her credit. Don t miss her in this benefit concert for Gretna Theatre. Sponsored by Benjamin Olewine, III and a family of individual sponsors. Tickets $55 & $49 JUN JUN JUL JUL 25-AUG 3 AUG Regular Show Schedule: Thursdays at 2 & 7:30, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2 Tickets $33 - $43 MY WAY, A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA June Broadway s Matthew LaBanca and Deb Lyons join Christie Dabreau and Michael Popovsky to celebrate the mystique of Ol Blue Eyes and the music he made famous. We take the audience from the 1940s swing era to the bright lights of Las Vegas with the Rat Pack and beyond. Relive the magic of Sinatra s songs including Strangers in the Night, I ve Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon, The Best is Yet to Come, The Lady is a Tramp, My Way, New York, New York and many more - over 50 Sinatra hits in one terrific musical revue! WATSON, LAST GREAT TALE OF LEGENDARY SHERLOCK HOLMES June A mystery. A legend. An enduring friendship. Watson tells the story of a good man trapped in the shadow of a great man. This theatrical and highenergy play balances comedy and drama as it recounts the last great tale of the legendary Sherlock Holmes as seen through the eyes of his trusted friend and colleague, Dr. John H. Watson. From pantomime to Monty Python to Punch and Judy, high comedy to dramatic mystery, Watson tells a grand tale! KISS ME KATE July Broadway s Allan Snyder and Jill Van Velzer combine Shakespeare s Taming of the Shrew with Porter s music and lyrics to get Kiss Me Kate! A play-within-a-play, each cast member s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage from raging egos of the stars to gamblers and gangsters brushing up their Shakespeare, this show is all fun, all dance, and glorious singing. Porter s songs include Why Can t You Behave, So in Love Am I, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine that Special Face, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and what has become a show business anthem Another Op nin, Another Show. Kiss Me Kate is fun, brash, melodious and sophisticated! Jill Van Velzer returns to Gretna after her triumphant role as Anna in The King and I at Gretna in WIZARD OF OZ July 25 - August 3* Could this be one of the most beloved stories of all time? Anne Markt comes to us from The Fantasticks in NYC to become Dorothy Over the Rainbow and to Follow the Yellow Brick Road finding the meanings of friendship, loyalty and the joy of home. All your favorite characters from the classic film come to life - Glinda, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, The Wicked Witch of the West, the Munchkins, the Flying Monkeys, the Winkies...and yes, even Toto, too! There s no place like Gretna to create the magic and wonder of Oz! *Special Saturday Matinee on August 3 at 2:00 pm! (No Sunday matinee on August 4) BIKINIS, A NEW MUSICAL BEACH PARTY August BIKINIS are back together after 20 years! Broadway s Joy Lynn Matthews-Jacobs joins our Sister Amnesia from Nunsense, Jeanne Tinker, along with Dawn Trautman and Maria Damore to become that girl group from the sixties bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs from down on the Jersey Shore boardwalk. Are they past their prime or are they just as good as ever? And will they raise enough money to save the Sandy Shores Mobile Home Resort? A nonstop celebration of music, filled with hits like It s in His Kiss, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Heat Wave, Under the Boardwalk, These Boots are Made for Walkin, Ain t No Mountain High Enough, Incense & Peppermint, When Will I be Loved, I m Every Woman, I Will Survive, It s Raining Men... and many, many more! SPECIAL DISCOUNT: ALL STUDENTS & CHILDREN JUST HALF-PRICE FOR ALL FIVE MAINSTAGE SHOWS! Plus! ATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES SERIES June 29 through August 10 Seven different one-hour shows on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. for the little ones 3-8 years of age and their families! Tickets just $7.00!
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