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Events Benefits

Committees

Budget & Finance

Chair: Dennis Hummer, Bucknell SBDC

Oversight on budget preparation, constant review, monitoring and adjustment of the various investments for the Chamber and its related corporations. The committee must review and monitor monthly income and expenditure reports of the treasurer.

The committee meets from 8 to 9 a.m. on the last Tuesday of every month (expect December) in The Ross Room at the Central PA Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, e-mail [email protected].

Current Committee Members: Brenda Raker, Pinpoint Federal Credit Union; Cheryl Rheppard, Milton Lions Club; Greg Katherman, Community Member; Shirley Brough, Susquehanna Fire Equipment Company; Erin Conner, TELOS Educational Services.

Business & Education

Chair: Beth George, Meadowbrook Christian School

Promote relationships between the school districts in the region and the business community by making resources available that encourage a better understanding of the free enterprise system. Organizes student job shadowing, career fairs and other programs to enhance student awareness of job opportunities and employer needs. The Central PA Business & Education Association, organizes an annual Golf Tournament to raise funds for Business & Education programs.

The committee meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the following months: February, April, July, September and November. Meetings are held in The Ross Room at the Central PA Chamber, unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in joining this committee, e-mail [email protected].

Current Committee Members: Donna & Doug Bridge, Kingdom Kidz, Inc.; Mark Burke, Think’ID8; Chris Coup, The Coup Agency; Lisa Derr, Kingdom Kidz, Inc.; Alan Hack, Warrior Run School District; John Kurelja, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit; Kristen Liberati, CareerLink; Paulette McGinniss, Pinpoint Federal Credit Union; Ryan McNally, Evangelical Community Hospital; Jamie Mercaldo, CareerLink; Mary Mingle, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit; Peggy Reichenbach, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta’s Office;  Mark Walter, Warrior Run School District; Adam Wolfe, Pivot Physical Therapy; John Zangari-Ryan, Customized Tutoring Services, Inc.

Membership Engagement

Chair: Brad Lawton, Lawton Insurance Agency, Inc.

Conducts visits and/or makes phone calls to engage the members of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce and makes them aware of member benefits. These visits and/or calls are regular opportunities to meet fellow members to further promote your business in addition to promoting the Chamber.

The committee meets from 9 to 10 a.m. on the first Monday of every month (expect September) in The Ross Room at the Central PA Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, e-mail [email protected].

Current Committee Members: Doug Hagerman, First National Bank – Watsontown; Eric McDowell, The Coup Agency; Jennifer Rempe, Graphite Grantworks; John Yogodzinski, The Graphic Hive; Pam Burns, First National Bank – Lewisburg; Paulette McGinniss, Pinpoint Federal Credit Union; Ron Mackley, iHeartMedia; Lauren McDonald and John Machak, The Wealth Factory.

Public Relations

Chair: Norm Jones, The Coup Agency

Serves as the promotional backbone for anything Central PA Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate organizations. They brainstorm impactful ways to promote our organization and events as well as review our current efforts.

The committee meets from 3 to 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) in The Ross Room at the Central PA Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, e-mail [email protected].

Current Committee Members: Patty Bennett, The Daily Item; Ali Kaufman, RiverWoods; Lisa Leighton, Weis Center of the Performing Arts; Susan Mathias, Transitions; Karen Metz, Keystone Mobile Shredding; Dale Moyer, Evangelical Community Hospital; Sheila Packer, Evangelical Community Hospital; Karen Cote, Seven Mountains Media, LLC.

Special Projects

Chair: Bucky Allis, Retired Bank Executive

Responsible for special tasks assigned to it by the Board of Directors.

Committee members shall consist of those members of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce who have been the Chairman of the Board of Directors and remain in good standing with the Chamber.

The committee meets as needed.