Budget & Finance
Chair: Cheryl Rheppard, USG
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@example.com.
Current Committee Members: Greg Katherman, Community Member; Shirley Brough, Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA); Rob Jones, Milton Public Library; Chris Pinchak, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning; Skyler Herb; Lauren McDonald, The Wealth Factory.
Business & Education
Chair: Joel Harris, The Salvation Army – Milton
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Committee Members: Chris Coup, The Coup Agency; Beth George, Meadowbrook Christian School; Rob Jones, Milton Public Library; Jordan Fetzer, DogWatch of East Central PA; Alan Hack, Warrior Run School District; Lauren McDonald, The Wealth Factory; Ashley Parrish, First Commonwealth Bank; Adam Wolfe, Pivot Physical Therapy.
Chair: Brad Lawton, Lawton Insurance Agency
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 8:30 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 email@example.com.
Current Committee Members: Jennifer Rempe, WVIA; Pam Burns, First National Bank – Lewisburg; Lauren McDonald and John Machak, The Wealth Factory; Alison Hall, The UPS Store; Lennea Brown; Eric McDowell, The Coup Agency; Skyler Herb; Brad Lawton, Lawton Insurance Agency; Ellen Ruby, Lewisburg Downtown Partnership; Chenelle Shaner, Nature’s Medicines.
Working with the Engagement Team, Membership Liaisons are available to discuss the benefits of Central PA Chamber membership with any interested member or non-member.
Current Membership Liaisons are: Shirley Brough, Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority; John Yogodzinski, The Graphic Hive; Chris Pinchak, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning; Ginny Forbes, Jersey Shore State Bank; Shannon Davis, Kannaway; Brad Lawton, Lawton Insurance Agency; Ellen Ruby, Lewisburg Downtown Partnership; Chenelle Shaner, Nature’s Medicines; Brenda Reichenbach, Tony’s Custom Tailor Shop; Wendy Weaver, Weaver Wireless Consultants; Tina Nail, Nailed It Business Services.
MAIDA (Milton Area Industrial Development Association)
Chair: Open position
We believe business, community and economic development is the engine that drives the sustainability of the Central PA region. Therefore, we will find ways to bring new business growth into our communities.
- Pursue physical property that the Chamber can use to develop business growth.
- Assist with capital needs for new or expanding businesses.
- Identify funding sources to attract new businesses.
The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, as needed, in The Ross Room at the Central PA Chamber. If you are interested in joining this committee, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Committee Members: Genie Bausinger, Milton Regional Sewer Authority; Andrew Hertzler, XW Construction; Jay Jarrett, Watsontown Borough; Rob Jones, Milton Public Library; Shawn McLaughlin, Union County Planning; Todd Ross, T-Ross Brothers Construction; Charles Axtman, Axtman Engineering, LLC; Cheryl Rheppard, USG.
Chair: Open position
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@example.com.
Current Committee Members: Lisa Leighton, Weis Center for the Performing Arts; Cheryl Rheppard, USG; Jessica Plehn, The Daily Item.
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.