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Committees

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 protected].

Current Committee Members: Greg Katherman, Community Member; Shirley Brough, Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA); Dennis Hummer, Bucknell SBDC; Rob Jones, Milton Public Library.

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 [email protected].

Current Committee Members: Donna Bridge and Lisa Derr, Kingdom Kidz, Inc.; Karen Cote, Seven Mountains Media LLC; Chris Coup, The Coup Agency; Beth George, Meadowbrook Christian School; Andrea Hulsizer, Muncy Bank & Trust Co.; Rob Jones, Milton Public Library; Paulette McGinniss, Pinpoint Federal Credit Union; Miranda Ritter, GAF Roofing; Jordan Fetzer, DogWatch of East Central PA; Tanya Dynda, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit; Alan Hack, Warrior Run School District; Chris Long, Warrior Run School District; Marc Walter, Warrior Run School District; Sarah Loughhead, McCann School of Business & Technology.

Engagement Team

Chair: Ron Mackley, iHeartMedia – Williamsport/Shamokin

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: Jennifer Rempe, WVIA; Pam Burns, First National Bank – Lewisburg; Ron Mackley, iHeartMedia; Lauren McDonald and John Machak, The Wealth Factory; Beth George, Meadowbrook Christian School; Alison Hall, The UPS Store; Adam Wolfe, Pivot Physical Therapy; Lennea Brown, RiverWoods Senior Living Community; Karen Cote, Seven Mountains Media, LLC.

MAIDA (Milton Area Industrial Development Association)

Chair: Bob Greenly, ACF Industries

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.

Strategies include:

  • 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 [email protected].

Current Committee Members: Genie Bausinger, Milton Regional Sewer Authority; Chuck Beck and Jess Novinger, Milton Borough; Joel Harris, The Salvation Army – Milton; Andrew Hertzler, XW Construction; Jay Jarrett, Watsontown Borough; Rob Jones, Milton Public Library; Joe Kantz, North Shore Railroad; Jim King, retired; Shawn McLaughlin, Union County Planning; Dale Moyer, Evangelical Community Hospital; Justin Ross, LIVIC Civil; Todd Ross, T-Ross Brothers Construction; Ellen Ruby, Lewisburg Downtown Partnership; Jeff Stroehmann, Stroehmann Earthworking Service ; Dave Zartman, Zartman Construction; Charles Axtman, Axtman Engineering, LLC; Lennea Brown, RiverWoods Senior Living Community.

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; Cheryl Rheppard, USG; Jessica Plehn, The Daily Item.

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.