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Wednesday, December 11, 2019Chamber Special Event

Membership Breakfast and Awards

Membership Breakfast and Awards

Join us for this signature event as we celebrate our members, review the year, and introduce our 2020 Chairman of the Board

  • Bob Harris Chairman's Award 
  • ATHENA Award - Barbara Kauffman, Kauffman's Creative Services
  • Ambassador of the Year Award - it's a surprise!
  • Business Milestones - Let us know if you have one
  • Non-Profit of the Year - we can't tell you... yet
  • Community Builder of the Year - Maine Keith, EnVision
  • Review of the Year in animation!
  • Preview of the Upcoming Year

This event is usually a sell-out! Register today to guarantee your seat.

 

 

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:

  

 

Special thanks to our Investor Sponsor AT&T

 Our Gold Sponsor

 

And Patron Sponsor

  

 

Special thanks to our Milestone Sponsor: 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Athena Award Sponsor: 

 

  

 

  

 

 

  


When:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:30 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:
Stoneridge Retirement - Poplar Run
440 E Lincoln Ave
Myerstown, PA
Registration:
$30 per Member
$45 per Non-member
$220 per Table of 8
Registration cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event or attendees will be charged. All non-members must pay in advance or at the door.

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Friday, December 20, 2019Business Development

Business Roundtable: Getting Ready for Twenty-Twenty

Business Roundtable: Getting Ready for Twenty-Twenty

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Getting Ready for Twenty-Twenty

It's almost 2020! Are you ready? Do you have goals set for the year? How did you do in 2019? Come on out for a casual presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers. 

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Dominos Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber. Feel free to bring your favorite holiday dish as well as this is our Pot Luck luncheon!

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.


When:
Friday, December 20, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019Chamber Special Event

Foundation Donation

Foundation Donation
Would you like to make a donation to the Lebanon Valley Chamber Foundation? We provide scholarships to Lebanon County Seniors attending a traditional 2 or 4 year college as well as trade schools.

We also provide scholarships allowing Lebanon County students to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.

Your donation can be any amount. If you don't see an amount listed, please contact the office.

When:
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 12:00 AM
Donate:
Pick your donation level. If you wish to donate an amount not listed, either combine multiple amounts or contact the office for an amount specific invoice.

Donate

For More Info:
Karen Groh
(717) 273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020Membership Development

Chamber 101

Chamber 101

New and existing members are invited to join us for a presentation highlighting membership benefits.

Topics will include:

  • •What are my membership benefits? 
  • •How can I be more involved? 
  • •How can the Chamber market my business? 

Are you considering joining the Chamber? This is a great session for you too!

There is no cost to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

For registration or questions please call 717-273-3727 or email Brooke at bmendoff@lvchamber.org

  

When:
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 9:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chambere of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Registration:
FREE to attend, but registration is requested.

Register Now!

For More Info:
Brooke
717-273-3727
bmendoff@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, January 09, 2020Foreign Tours

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise Informational Session

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise Informational Session

Join us for a free information session on our upcoming August 2020 trip along the Rhine River and hear from a representative from Dream Vacations. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise

featuring France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland

August 10-17, 2020

 

from $3,687* Double Occupancy

*not including airfare; cost increases additional $500 after January 31, 2020  

 

7-Night Cruise

 

Tour features include: spacious staterooms, wellness activities and fitness room, free internet and Wi-Fi access, sun deck pool with swim-up bar, daily entertainment including cultural performances, award-winning dining, unlimited fine wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, immersive tours in every destination, knowledgable guides and personal headset for easy exploration, and much more!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Embarkation - Basel, Switzerland

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

Day 3 - Strasborg, France

Day 4 - Ludwigshafen, Germany - Rudesheim

Day 5 - Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

Day 6 - Cologne

Day 7 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Day 8 - Amsterdam - Disembarkation 

 

Optional Pre-Cruise Land Program: 2-nights in Zurich and 2-nights in Lucerne (from $1,560 per person)


When:
Thursday, January 09, 2020 5:30 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:
This information session is free to attend.

Register Today!

For More Info:
Jessica Stankovich
(717) 273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Monday, January 13, 2020Leadership Lebanon Valley

LLV Opening Retreat Dinner

LLV Opening Retreat Dinner

Join the LLV Class of 2020 during their opening retreat dinner social catered by QT Catering and meet the future community leaders of the Lebanon Valley. Wish them the best of luck as they begin their journey through the Chamber's Leadership Lebanon Valley program. 

 

Thank you to our Opening Retreat sponsor:

 

 

Whether you're interested in learning more about the program and meeting the LLV board, or attending to support a member of the 2020 LLV class, we look forward to seeing you at our opening retreat dinner!


When:
Monday, January 13, 2020 5:30 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:
Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center
87 Old Mine Rd, Lebanon
Registration:
Dinner cost:
$25.00 Chamber Members
$30.00 Non-Members

Registration cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event or attendees will be charged. All non-members must pay in advance or at the door.

Register Today!

For More Info:
Jessica Stankovich
(717) 273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020Business Development

Writing a Business Plan

Writing a Business Plan

How can you create a simple business plan? Why do you need one? Should I review my current plan? Come on out for a casual presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers. Presented by Jerry Glenn, certified SCORE mentor.

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The importance of planning should never be overlooked. For a business to be successful and profitable, the owners and the managing directors must have a clear understanding of the firm's customers, strengths and competition. They must also have the foresight to plan for future expansion. Whether yours is a new business or an existing business in the process of expanding, money is often an issue. Taking time to create an extensive business plan provides you with insight into your business.


When:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Thursday, January 23, 2020Networking Events

Coffee & Conversation - Swatara Coffee

Coffee & Conversation - Swatara Coffee
Please join us for a casual meeting over coffee (or tea, or water) to chat about entrepreneurship, challenges, successes and more.

When:
Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Swatara Coffee
40 West Market Street
Jonestown, PA
Registration:
Open to the community. Pay as you go for food/drinks.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020Foreign Tours

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise Informational Session

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise Informational Session

Join us for a free information session on our upcoming August 2020 trip along the Rhine River and hear from a representative from Dream Vacations. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Enchanting Rhine River Cruise

featuring France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland

August 10-17, 2020

 

from $3,687* Double Occupancy

*not including airfare; cost increases additional $500 after January 31, 2020  

 

7-Night Cruise

 

Tour features include: spacious staterooms, wellness activities and fitness room, free internet and Wi-Fi access, sun deck pool with swim-up bar, daily entertainment including cultural performances, award-winning dining, unlimited fine wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, immersive tours in every destination, knowledgable guides and personal headset for easy exploration, and much more!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Embarkation - Basel, Switzerland

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

Day 3 - Strasborg, France

Day 4 - Ludwigshafen, Germany - Rudesheim

Day 5 - Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

Day 6 - Cologne

Day 7 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Day 8 - Amsterdam - Disembarkation 

 

Optional Pre-Cruise Land Program: 2-nights in Zurich and 2-nights in Lucerne (from $1,560 per person)


When:
Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:30 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:
This information session is free to attend.

Register Today!

For More Info:
Jessica Stankovich
(717) 273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Friday, January 24, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: E-Marketing - online, email advertising

Business Roundtable: E-Marketing - online, email advertising

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

E-Marketing - online, email advertising, and more!

This great session, presented by Terri Cole of Chickadee E-Marketing, will focus on marketing your company through e-blasts and other forms of online media. 

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Dominos Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Please mark your calendars for all of our Business Roundtables:

  • February 28: Cyber-Security
  • March 27: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing
  • April 24: Franchise vs. Entrepreneur
  • May 22: Customer Service & Customer Experience
  • June 26: Updating Your Business Plan
  • July: NO ROUNDTABLE
  • August 28: Do You Speak Millennial?
  • September 25: Unemployment & Workers Compensation
  • October 23: Your Company’s Brand
  • November 20: Getting Credit for Your Business
  • December 18: Setting SMART Goals

When:
Friday, January 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Thursday, January 30, 2020Business Development

Finance 101

Finance 101

Please join us for a workshop on business finances including how to read a financial statement, how to budget and prepare financial projections.

Presented by Hal Ranck, Certified SCORE Mentor.


When:
Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:30 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Wednesday, February 05, 2020Chamber Special Event

Economic Forecast Breakfast

Economic Forecast Breakfast

We're planning another great financial update from three phenomenal speakers. This signature event brings out our membership for a morning of networking, breakfast and great presentations.

 

Please note this event has CHANGED LOCATION. 


Presenters include:

  • M.L. Fletcher, Regional Investment Consultant, Vice President for T. Rowe Price
  • Andrew Hildebrand, Professor, Lebanon Valley College "The market is up, taxes are down, what could keep a CFO awake at night?"
  • Kevin Courtois, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Federal Legislative Update

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

 

  

Thanks to our speaker sponsor:

 

Steve Goodhue 

 

Thanks to our Advisor Sponsors:

          

  

When:
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 7:45 AM thru 09:45 AM
Where:

NEW LOCATION

Stoneridge Retirement - Poplar Run

440 E Lincoln Ave Myerstown, PA

Registration:

$30 Members 

$45 Non-members 

Registration cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the event or attendees will be charged. All non-members must pay in advance or at the door.

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
717 273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, February 06, 2020Business Development

First Steps to Starting Your Business

First Steps to Starting Your Business

The Small Business Administration and Kutztown Small Business Development Center will present a "First Steps to Starting your Business" workshop.

 

This workshop covers a number of critical issues relevant to starting and operating a small business. Professional presenters include attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, financial specialists and zoning and codes staff. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup”. 


When:
Thursday, February 06, 2020 10:30 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members but registration is requested.

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For More Info:
Karen Groh
717 273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020Chamber Special Event

Non-Profit Roundtable - What is 211?

Join us for our next Non-Profit Roundtable topic: What is 211?

Brooke Smith, CEO of United Way of Lebanon County, will be providing an overview of the 211 system and how it impacts our community.


When:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:30 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:
For More Info:
Jessica Stankovich
(717) 273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Friday, February 28, 2020Business Development

Business Roundtable: Cyber-Security

Business Roundtable: Cyber-Security

Please join this month's Business Roundtable as we present:

Cyber Security - Keeping Your Data Safe

This session, presented by Rodney Royer of LYLAB Technology Solutions and Robert Yeagley of Eagle Secure Solutions, will be sure to provide some insight on keeping your data safe.

This presentation is free to Chamber members and is part of our monthly Business Roundtable workshop.

Lunch is provided courtesy of Domino's Pizza, Lebanon. Drinks are provided by the Chamber.

While the roundtable is free, registration is requested.

 

Please mark your calendars for all of our Business Roundtables:

  • March 27: Interviewing/Hiring/Firing
  • April 24: Franchise vs. Entrepreneur
  • May 22: Customer Service & Customer Experience
  • June 26: Updating Your Business Plan
  • July: NO ROUNDTABLE
  • August 28: Do You Speak Millennial?
  • September 25: Unemployment & Workers Compensation
  • October 23: Your Company’s Brand
  • November 20: Getting Credit for Your Business
  • December 18: Setting SMART Goals

When:
Friday, February 28, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:

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Friday, March 06, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 1

Professional Development Series: Session 1

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Purpose: To provide education, training and tools to employees or anyone in the workforce who may be ready to advance to a managerial position. Individuals attending the training will enter the workforce with a greater skill set. This is an accelerated leader on-boarding program.

 

“The Chamber's Professional Development Series is a necessary investment to our employees and company. Our supervisors came back from each class with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a greater perspective on the business world. The presenters really impressed my team and I look forward to sending another group for the next class!”

Jenn Thompson, SHRM-CP
Manager, Human Resources
 - VF Corp

 

Who might utilize this program:

  • Any member business with employees that does not have an internal training program
  • Students and individuals who are looking to advance their skills before applying for a position
  • Employees moving into entry level supervisory positions

 

Program Structure:

  • Classes will run one time a week for four weeks from 8:00 -10:30 am
  • Classes last 2½ hours each for a total of 10 hours of training

 

Program Details:

  • Each class after the first will begin with a 30-minute reflection/discussion on how participants applied their new skills throughout the previous week
  • Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources and information to back up the lessons

 

Training includes:

Session 1: March 6

Self-Evaluation – What are your professional strengths and weaknesses, how can you utilize your strengths as a leader and develop strategies to overcome weaknesses.

Presenter/facilitator: Dennis Mellott - Team Builders

 

Session 2: March 13

Professional Standards in the Workplace: ethics, behavior, time management.

Presenter/facilitator: Dr. Marianne Bartley, Time to Think.

 

Session 3: March 20

How to Manage Staff: motivation, managing difficult employees, scheduling, understanding HR and legal requirements, hiring and firing.

Presenter/facilitator: Sage Schott Reed, The Assessment Network.

 

Session 4: March 27

Becoming Part of the Company Team – advancing the mission and goals of the company, adding innovation and ideas for growth, making the change to management, managing the work-life balance.

Presenter/facilitator Robert Hadfield, Certified SCORE Mentor.

  

When:
Friday, March 06, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Members - 4 week course: $300
Non-Members - 4 week course: $500

Register

For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020Business Development

Simple Steps to Starting a Business

Simple Steps to Starting a Business

Simple Steps is a comprehensive program offered by the SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Chapter with the goal of assisting and equipping small business entrepreneurs with the tools needed to develop a successful business plan. The program will help business entrepreneurs start and grow their business. The program consists of five 2+ hour sequential classes.Who should attend? Individuals or business partners considering starting a business, buying a business or small business owners who want to enrich and grow their business profitably.

 

This 5-WEEK program carries a $100 fee payable to SCORE. Please visit here for details or to register.

 

March 11 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 1: Starting a Business  An introduction to the SIMPLE STEPS Program including steps an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business or run a new business. This session provides:

Introduction to SCORE and entrepreneurial colleagues also starting a business– Myths and realities of entrepreneurship– Critical success factors– Types of Businesses– Overview of key business planning components to be addressed in detail in upcoming sessionso Components of business ownershipo Legal considerations (structure, licensing, taxes) Business and Marketing plan overview Financial Plan overview including cash management and funding

March 18 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 2 : Business Planning  This session focuses on business planning. It discusses how to develop the business idea/concept, create the business model and data collection of core information to create a professional and viable business plan.– Developing your business concept– Elements of a Business Plan– Identifying customers and competitors– How and where to collect the information to complete a Business Plan

March 25 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 3: Marketing This session provides an overview of a marketing plan and guides the participants on the steps necessary to build a successful plan. The discussion will touch on product definition, pricing strategy, competition, target markets, marketing strategies to reach customers and costs elements as related to marketing plan choices.– Define your product or service and the benefits they provide – Define and target your customer and the benefit you provide them– Differentiate your product or service – Promote your product or service – Place your product in the marketplace (retail store, website, mail order, etc.)

April 1 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 4: Financial Planning and Projections  This session focuses on financial planning for a successful business. The session is intended to take the mystery out of the“numbers” and provide a clear financial framework and tools for understanding and tracking business performance. Participants will learn how to create:– Forecast of revenue and expenses– Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet – Profit and Loss Statement – Break Even Analysis and Benchmarks for your company compared to industry norms 

April 8 - SIMPLE STEPS SESSION 5: Funding and Financing and Panel Discussion with Key Resources  This session discusses financing your business. The discussion includes sources of funds, financial statement analysis,accounting and bookkeeping systems, the six C's of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, monthly preparation andreview of financial statements. A bank loan officer will provide an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan applications.In addition, a panel of key resources every small business should know will be available to answer questions on why and how to get started. Resources include: Banker, Insurance Agent, Lawyer, bookkeeper and SCORE Mentor.


When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon

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Thursday, March 12, 2020Business Development

Customer Sales & Service

Customer Sales & Service
“Sales” is a process — your process. Master the fundamentals, add “You,” and apply it consistently. Presented by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Mentor Tom Burgum.

When:
Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
Registration:
Free to members and non-members

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Friday, March 13, 2020Business Development

Professional Development Series: Session 2

Professional Development Series: Session 2

— a program of Leadership Lebanon Valley

Session 2:

Professional Standards in the Workplace: ethics, behavior, time management.

Presenter/facilitator: Dr. Marianne Bartley, Time to Think.

  

Registration for this 4 week course is available through the March 6 event listing. 


When:
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon
For More Info:
Karen Groh
717-273-3727
kgroh@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, March 19, 2020Business Development

POSTPONED - Marketing 101

POSTPONED - Marketing 101

Marketing: the art of knowing and reaching your customer so they are aware of and enticed to try and buy your products and services. Presented by SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon Mentor Cathy Bonser


When:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon

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