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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.

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: Mark Burke, Think’ID8; Chris Coup, The Coup Agency; Alan Hack, Warrior Run School District; John Kurelja, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit; Paulette McGinniss, Pinpoint Federal Credit Union; Ryan McNally, Evangelical Community Hospital; Adam Wolfe, Pivot Physical Therapy; Andrea Hulsizer, Muncy Bank & Trust Company; Diana Williams, North Shore Railroad Company.

Engagement Team

Chair: Brad Lawton, Lawton Insurance Agency, Inc.

Serve as liaisons between the Chamber and future members and assist them in fully recognizing the benefits of membership. Through periodic visits and phone calls, the Engagement Team assists the Chamber in fulfilling its Mission Statement of being the “Preferred Resource Center.” This happens by recruiting members who represent services not currently represented in the existing membership, as well as gaining a better understanding of members’ business needs.

The committee meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in The Ross Room at the Central PA Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, e-mail [email protected].

Current Committee Members: Eric McDowell, The Coup Agency; Jennifer Rempe, Graphite Grantworks; John Yogodzinski, The Graphic Hive; Pam Burns, First National Bank – Lewisburg; 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: Lisa Leighton, Weis Center of the Performing Arts; Susan Mathias, Transitions; Sheila Packer, Evangelical Community Hospital; Karen Cote, Seven Mountains Media, LLC; Jason Tweed, Mediastead.

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.