The following individuals have been nominated to serve a three-year term on the Central PA Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors starting January 2021. One ballot will be e-mailed to each member business’ primary contact (via Constant Contact) on Nov. 13, 2020. Ballots will be accepted until the end of the day on Nov. 21, 2020. Please, select no more than five (5) candidates on the e-mailed ballot.
Lennea Brown (incumbent seeking 2nd term)
Executive Director – RiverWoods Senior Living Community, Lewisburg
When asked why she wanted to serve on the board for a second term, Lennea said “I am thoroughly enjoying it. I believe in the mission of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce and wish to make a contrition to its on-going success. I have learned a lot about the operations of the Chamber and wish to continue using this knowledge to assist with not only the Chamber’s growth but also the economic growth of the service area.” She believes her experience on the board, community outreach, networking and management skills are assets.
Lennea has participated in The President’s Club, is a graduate of Raising the Board, sits on the Executive and MAIDA committees, the Engagement Team, and has attended multiple Chamber events and fundraisers. Other community involvement has included: Bucktail Medical Center, Rotary and the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership.
Alison Hall (incumbent seeking 2nd term)
Owner – The UPS Store, Lewisburg
Alison desires to return for a second term because, “I want to give back to an organization that has been an integral part of the success of my business and serve my community.” She feels her skills at bringing people together is an asset.
Alison is a member of the Engagement Team, and she has participated in numerous Chamber events over the past several years, including Breakfast Briefings, ribbon cuttings and Inside Jobs Tours. She is also involved in Rotary.
General Manager – Nature’s Medicines, Selinsgrove
Chenelle desires to have a seat on the board because “through personal experience, I have had opportunities presented by the Chamber whether it was training/classes or networking through social gatherings. I see how influential the Chamber of Commerce can be. Being a general manager in several small businesses, the influence and opportunities presented by and through the Chamber continue to reinforce why all small businesses should belong.” She believes her youthful outlook and management experience for several businesses are assets.
Chenelle has attended Seminar & Training Series classes and is a graduate of Raising the Board. She serves as a Membership Liaison on the Engagement Team, is sponsoring a future Breakfast Briefing and has otherwise participated in several Chamber events. Other community involvement has included the Little Spartan Football and Cheer organization.
Manager – Bear Rental, Northumberland
Went asked why he wanted to serve on the board, Skyler said it’s to “Help facilitate economic growth in our area. I feel growth starts with the Chamber, and I would love the opportunity to encourage new businesses to the area as well as focusing on the retention of our existing businesses. I truly enjoy working in this area and want to continue to see it flourish.” Skyler believes his strategic thinking, project management, negotiations, business development, decision making, sales and leadership skills are assets.
Bear Rental was named the 2020 Green Business of the Year, where Skyler accepted the award on the business’s behalf. While a small business owner, he was a member of the Chamber for nearly a decade, attending Breakfast Briefings and other events. More recently, Skyler joined the Budget and Finance Committee and Engagement Team.
President – Lawton Insurance Agency, Lewisburg
Brad wants to serve on the board “To promote the Chamber’s initiatives and help the area businesses grow.” He feels his local connections and knowledge of the area are assets.
He is a former Central PA Chamber Board Member who served on the Executive Committee, including as Chairman. Brad also sat on the Engagement Team.
Brad is a recipient of a Chamber Impact Award and has participated in numerous events and fundraisers during his tenure. Other community involvement has included Rotary and Lions.
Financial Solutions Center Manager – First Commonwealth Bank, Lewisburg
Ashley desires to serve on the board because “I want to help grow the Chamber and also grow as a business professional. In my current role, I am in a good position to help grow the regional economy through my expertise in helping small businesses. I am very passion about helping small businesses in our community, and I look forward to bring my expertise to help the Chamber.” She believes her expertise in finance, resources and networking are assets.
She has been an active participant at many Chamber events, including Breakfast Briefings and Legislative Breakfasts and hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at her bank’s new location. Other community involvement has included Lifting Little Lives.