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Events Benefits


Budget & Finance

Chair: Lennea Brown, Heritage Springs Memory Care

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 all Chamber entities.

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 jwilliams@centralpachamber.com.

Current Committee Members: Greg Katherman, Community Member; Shirley Brough, Community Member; Rob Jones, Milton Historical Society; Chris Pinchak, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning; Skyler Herb, Skyworks Rental Equipment; Lauren McDonald, The Wealth Factory; Cheryl Rheppard, USG; Chenelle Thomas, ClearView Asset Protection.

Business & Education

Chair: Joel Harris, The Salvation Army – Milton

This committee is responsible for planning, reviewing and volunteering on behalf of the Board of Directors, all matters related to promoting relationships between the school districts, non-profit organizations, businesses, communities and beyond by using the various vehicles of the Central PA Business and Education Association, including:  BLSV (Building Leaders for the Susquehanna Valley), School Counts!, Seminar & Training Series, Career Fairs and job shadowing.

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 tjaikey@centralpachamber.com.

Current Committee Members: Theresa Bartholomew, Warrior Run School District; Kellie Bates, Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA – Milton; Genie Bausinger, Milton Regional Sewer Authority; Lennea Brown, Heritage Springs Memory Care; Chris Coup, The Coup Agency; Jordan Fetzer, DogWatch of East Central PA; Beth George, Meadowbrook Christian School; Will Greiner, Strong Spas; Joel Harris, The Salvation Army – Milton; Rob Jones, Milton Historical Society; William Koch, PA CareerLink; Nate Lawrence, United Plate Glass; Lauren McDonald, The Wealth Factory; Ashley Parrish, First Commonwealth Bank; and Miranda Ritter, GAF Roofing; Bernadette Boerckel, CSIU.

Engagement Team

Chair: Brad Lawton, Lawton Insurance Agency

Engagement Team Members serve as liaisons between the Chamber and its prospective and current members. They assist prospective and current members in fully recognizing the benefits of Chamber membership. Through periodic visits and phone calls to prospective and existing members, the Engagement Team assists the Chamber in obtaining new members and retaining current members.

The committee meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in The Ross Room at the Central PA Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, e-mail jwilliams@centralpachamber.com.

Current Committee Members: Jennifer Rempe, Graphite Grantworks; Lauren McDonald and John Machak, The Wealth Factory; Alison Hall, The UPS Store; Skyler Herb, Skyworks Equipment Rental; Chenelle Thomas, ClearView Asset Protection; Kay Aikey, SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority; Kelly Brown, Java Momma; Tim Apple, Contrast Communications; Ron Mackley, iHeartMedia; Diane Weller, Diane Weller Coaching; Todd Ross, T-Ross Brothers Construction; Andrew Hertzler, XW Construction.

Public Relations

Chair: Lisa Leighton, Weis Center for the Performing Arts

This group serves as the promotional backbone for anything in regard to the Central PA Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate organizations. They brainstorm impactful ways to promote the organization and its members. The committee also reviews current projects (Membership Guide, Directory, IYB, etc.) and considers new ones.

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 jshaffer@centralpachamber.com.

Current Committee Members: Cheryl Rheppard, USG; Loni Martz Briner, North Shore Railroad; Ryan Workman, Susquehanna Computer Innovations.