Chamber Updates

Celebrate the 12 Days of Chamber with us! We’re giving you the information you need to celebrate the season AND to set your business up for success in 2022. Beginning December 9, check our social media platforms and this digital article for daily updates over the course of twelve days on all things Chamber like new programs, resources and ways for you to engage in the work we do for you and the greater community!

On the first day of Chamber, our focus is on giving. It’s the perfect time to explore your options for employee gifts, holiday parties, and more.  Our new 2021 Business Gift & Giving Guide is here! From hosting a holiday party, to ordering a catered spread, to taking your team to a local experience, we’ve compiled a directory and guide for you as you begin to plan for the holiday season—and support our incredible community in the process. The guide is organized into five curated sections that include Restaurants & Catering, Retail & Gifts, Experiences, Venues & Vendors, and Giving Back. We created this guide to help you navigate all of the fantastic Lancaster County businesses and nonprofit organizations you can support this year. Think local this holiday season!

On the second day of Chamber, we invite you to join us for our annual Economic Forecast Breakfast. On Friday, December 17 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, hear from Linda Duessel, Federated Hermes, and Dave Hanson, Fulton Financial Advisors. Linda will provide a national and international economic outlook – touching on how globalization trends and politics play key roles in the upcoming trends. Paired with Linda’s national outlook, Dave presents our local economic outlook and the factors that impact our local growth including but not limited to workforce, county growth, expansion of industry and more in a post-pandemic world. Together, they will provide an economic outlook on the trends you need for business success leading into the new year. Register today here.

On the third day of Chamber, we’re launching our celebration of 150 years! Since 1872, our members have made it possible for us to serve, advocate and lead our business community. Over the next 12 months, the Chamber will be celebrating that story through digital content, events and programs and more – looking back at our community’s business history and looking forward to the next 150 years! Click here to learn more about THREE ways to engage in the 150th Anniversary celebration – TODAY!

On the fourth day of Chamber, we’re announcing our 150th Anniversary New Member Starter Package! As part of our 150th Anniversary Celebration, anyone who joins now through December 2022 will receive an exclusive package deal to help jumpstart their Membership journey, and elevate their exposure and engagement with the Chamber and our business community. Not a Member? Check out the details here! Currently a Chamber Member? Spread the word!

On the fifth day of Chamber, we’re sharing our 2022 Sponsorship Guide! The 2022 Lancaster Chamber Sponsorship Guide offers a variety of unique options for you to showcase your brand in front of a curated business-to-business audience that will generate leads, build brand awareness, and strengthen your presence in the Lancaster County region. Your sponsorships not only provide opportunities for your brand to be in front of targeted, key audiences, they also support the mission of the Lancaster Chamber to make our County a model of prosperity. Thanks to your sponsorship, we can maintain crucial impact and advocacy initiatives, business-focused resource hubs, and much more. It’s truly a win-win: we’ll help you elevate your brand to a robust audience while your support keeps our work sustainable and effective. Interested? Connect with Molly Crouser, Special Events Manager, at mcrouser@lancasterchamber.com.

On the sixth day of Chamber, we’re releasing our 2022 Young Professionals Network calendar of events! The Lancaster Chamber’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) engages, educates, and empowers young professionals (YPs) to be collaborative leaders and effective business professionals shaping the future of our community. The YPN program offers career and professional development for a community of young professionals (YPs) across Lancaster County interested in expanding their network, increasing leadership capacity, and enhancing community knowledge for success in the workplace. We’re offering a variety of events in the upcoming year, including networking opportunities, professional development, forums, and our 2022 YPN Summit: Momentum.

On the seventh day of Chamber, we’re all about networking! We offer a variety of networking opportunities, including our Mixers and Get Connected! series. The Lancaster Chamber is honored to create the space for businesses to connect at our signature monthly Mixer program. Mixers are informal gatherings at a Lancaster County business where people mingle, interact, and get to know one another across diverse business size, industry, and professional roles. We believe the more connected we are, the better positioned we are to create opportunities for our economy and community to thrive! Get Connected! is a facilitated networking event where attendees move between groups and make new connections. Participants share their “elevator pitch” about their role, company, and more. Get Connected! is all about creating connections between people. Some people refer to it as speed dating for networking! You can click to learn more about our 2022 Mixers or our 2022 Get Connected! dates!

If you are looking to gather your staff for a time of in-person connection, did you know the Lancaster Chamber rents out business meeting rooms that seat up to 125 guests? Our prices are highly competitive and we have a list of amenities available to suit your needs. Contact Melissa Lewis, Customer Experience Specialist, at mlewis@lancasterchamber.com to find out more!

On the eighth day of Chamber, we’re spreading the word about New Manager Academy! We’re excited to bring you the Spring 2022 New Manager Academy sessions virtually. As companies and workers continue to adjust to our new normal – whether it’s in a totally virtual, a partially virtual, or an in-person work environment – good leaders are even more important. New Manager Academy attendees will have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their jobs and careers. Companies will benefit from more effective and engaged teams with the skills to effectively move into the future. The results will be greater job satisfaction, improved performance, increased sales and a better bottom line. It’s a win-win formula for success! Learn to lead confidently, communicate effectively and manage intentionally at this 9 session course. You can read more about the program or register here!

On the ninth day of Chamber, we’re showcasing our Women in Business program! Our Women in Business program is designed to equip professional women with the knowledge, strategies, and resources needed to navigate challenges and achieve success in the workplace as well as to provide opportunities to connect with businesswomen across Lancaster County. We’re excited to provide several opportunities in the new year for networking, leadership development, and collaboration, including our 2022 Professional Women’s Forum!

On the tenth day of Chamber, our focus is on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Chamber recognizes the opportunities and strengths of a diverse community and workforce. You can read our Guiding Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion here. As your business navigates this crucial initiative, we have compiled helpful information on our DEI Resource Page.

Additionally, in 2022, we are launching the Words Into Action: Underrepresented Business Partnership in order to develop engagement, support network development, and build conversations to enable the Chamber to better support and serve our business community.

On the eleventh day of Chamber, we’re teasing the return of our Annual Business Meeting across Lancaster County! Check our calendar of events in the new year to learn more and save the date of when we’ll be in your area.

On the twelfth day of Chamber, we’re wishing you a happy holidays! Thank you for your ongoing support!

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