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The Impact of Investment at the Chamber

Impact & Advocacy , Chamber Updates
This article first appeared in Thriving! magazine and was written by Anthony Leal and Josh Enders, the Business Relations team at the Lancaster Chamber. 

Thriving! magazine is a quarterly magazine by the Lancaster Chamber published by Hoffman Publishing Group

Explore the new July 2019 issue in its entirety online here

A vibrant community of ten starts with just one passionate business owner like you. As we all work together and help one another, a thriving business community begins to emerge. This collective strength and enthusiasm results in more jobs, inspired employees, and a community we’re proud to call home.

We offer a variety of opportunities to help you where you are.

For many business professionals, return on investment, or ROI, is at the forefront of their decision making. Whether wanting to save on energy costs, support workforce development, or acquire sponsorship & marketing opportunities, value and return are consistently top of mind. This ROI mindset also accentuates the importance of exploring the many benefits of your investment in the Lancaster Chamber—both short-term and for long-term growth.

At our recent 147th Annual Dinner, we spoke about collectively coming together to make Lancaster the prosperous community it is today. We continue to support that success and ensure that it is strong, sustainable, and effective for generations to come. 

In today’s individualized world, the value of a collective voice for business cannot be underestimated. When key issues arise, we at the Chamber strive to quickly survey the business community to provide real-time insights on key topics and pending legislation. Our investors include larger companies, small business and entrepreneurs—each providing a unique perspective.

We strive to help employers attract and retain employees and offer world-class professional development programs with Leadercast and the American Management Association to ensure Lancaster County has access to key resources. Plus, our reccurring events and programs provide unique opportunities to network, share your story, and learn about other businesses across Lancaster County.

For many investors, our value-added programs are an excellent fit. Unique offerings such as the BizSure Insurance Program through Horst Insurance, our Electricity Program with Constellation Energy, our Natural Gas program with Shipley Energy, the Fleet Fueling Program from Rhoads Energy, and the Background Check program through the Credit Bureau of Lancaster County are all designed to provide Chamber Investors with valuable savings—savings that can add up over the course of a year. 

If you are currently investing in membership with the Chamber, we thank you. Because of you, we are able to fund powerful initiatives that are vastly changing the landscape of business—from our transportation solution connecting employers with employees in the Northern area of Lancaster, to the Inspire platform that blends high school student learning with workforce experience. Your support is truly helping to shape the future of business in Lancaster.

If you are considering renewing your investment or joining us in our work—reach out to us, we’d love to share some of the great things the team is working on to have Lancaster County recognized as a model of prosperity.

A Quick Look: Value-Added Programs From The Chamber


Costs for Worker’s Compensation, General Liability and Auto Insurance are a critical aspect to any business’ operations. Our BizSure insurance program with Horst Insurance provides access to over 35 local insurers. Over the past 20 years, this program has paid out over $3.5 million in dividends to participating businesses. While dividends cannot be guaranteed, in recent years, the plan provided significant ROI for participating members.
Operating costs, specifically fuel and energy costs, continue to be significant expenses for many businesses. Our partnership with Constellation for electricity and Shipley Energy for natural gas provide savings on two key areas. If you have not explored the Chamber’s natural gas and electricity programs, now is a great time with winter heating costs just around the corner.

Our partnership with Rhoads Energy and Turkey Hill Minit Markets provides up to $.05 per gallon discount when your company vehicles fill up at any Turkey Hill location. In addition to the savings, the program provides controls, concise reporting and other informational tools that save you time and money when managing your fuel expenses.
If you are hiring new employees or need to complete annual background checks, the Credit Bureau of Lancaster County can save you on every report that’s run and ensure that your business is staying compliant with the latest state and federal regulations.

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