Excellence Exchange [VIRTUAL]

Join us for a virtual Excellence Exchange! This Excellence Exchange is going to be a panel discussion around business practices around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


DATE: 4/28/2021

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

PRICE:   Member - $20

               Non-Member - $ 30


What is Excellence Exchange?

Excellence Exchange is a professional development and networking opportunity for leaders -- a place to share best business practices from local and regional noteworthy business leaders and small group discussions, enabling high level attendees to discuss how to implement lessons learned within their workplaces. 

Here's what to expect!

Fostering effective and equitable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices in your company involves intentional consideration, designated staff resources, and time, which can make an enthusiastic and interested company overwhelmed as to where to start or how to move forward. From employee recruitment and retention to marketing and advertising to diversifying your vendor pipeline ,the distinctive implementation of DEI in businesses is relevant and vital to our County's growth.

As we seek to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices across our community, the Lancaster Chamber was motivated to offer a space to showcase businesses in our community that are doing the work, to provide networking opportunities, and to prompt thoughtful discussion with Lancaster's business leaders. 

Your objective is to leave feeling inspired to create your own action plan for incorporating DEI practices into your business. 

Following the conversation, we will transition to virtual breakout rooms for networking and idea sharing with other leaders on this topic. The session will end with a moderated Q&A with our panelists. 



  • Learn about the strategies and processes organizations are undertaking to incorporate Diversity
  • Discuss Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace during roundtable breakout rooms
  • Build connections and network with local leaders

Topics addressed:

  • Diversifying footprint in recruitment and retention strategies
  • Identifying and preparing DEI training with consideration to the audience
  • Proactive engagement in the community to advance DEI initiatives
  • Connecting DEI with core values

 Meet the Speakers:

Armenta Hinton, Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging and Title IX Coordinator, HACC

Armenta E. Hinton, Ph.D. joined HACC in February 2020 as the Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity. In this role Dr. Hinton bring a high level of executive leadership to guide our commitment to promoting a culture of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and competence. She oversees Student Access Services and serves as the College's Title IX coordinator. 

Previously she was the director of Diversity and Inclusion and Title IC coordinator at Elizabethtown College and served  at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania as associate dean and co-chair and assistant professor of Black studies. Dr. Hinton was also Associate Director of the Center for Diversity and Social Justice at Susquehanna University. 

Dr. Hinton is an active scholar, practitioner and presenter in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and Title IX. Her research focuses on diversity, access, and equity in education and high education leadership. She is the co-editor of "Persistence and Memory," a collection of essays on diversity with reflections written by Derald Wing Sue. Also, she contributed a chapter to a book, "Preserving HBCU's Million Dollar Legacy." 

As a recipient of The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg's Torch of Global Enlightenment Award for her contributions to inclusion and diversity, Dr. Hinton continues to make valuable contributions to diversity and inclusion in the region, as well as internationally, as she work for many years in Germany and England. She received a bachelor's degree in music history and piano from Alabama State University, a historically Black college and university, and studied at Roosevelt University's Chicago Musical College.

She received her post-graduate certificate in psychotherapy from Birmingham City University (England) and her doctorate in leadership and change from Antioch University in Ohio. 

She is married to Dr. Eric Hinton, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Susquehanna University. They have twins, Jason and Jennifer Hinton. 

Robert Weishaar, Chair - McNees Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Bob Co-Chairs the Energy & Environmental Group and serves on the Firm’s Management Committee. His practice focuses primarily on matters involving the state and federal regulation of electricity supply and delivery, natural gas supply and delivery, and petroleum products pipelines. On electricity and natural gas matters, Bob generally represents the interests of high-volume consumers and consumer representatives and owners of cogeneration facilities, before federal and state administrative agencies and appellate courts. Bob has counseled clients, and appeared in state and federal proceedings, regarding the regulation of oil and natural gas pipelines.


Grayce Langheine, Manager of Talent Management and Culture Development, Turkey Hill Dairy

Grayce is the Manager of Talent Management and Culture Development with Turkey Hill.  A sought-after speaker across South Central PA on workforce development, Grayce focuses on real-life solutions that work from the board room to the break room.  Grayce sits on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of York and Columbia Life Network with a passion to influence change on a community level.  A life-long activist for embracing our differences, she co-created her first diversity committee in high school called UNITY.  Today, Grayce leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee at Turkey Hill, a 90-year-old brand representing the diverse perspectives of almost 1,000 associates across Conestoga, Columbia and now Searcy, Arkansas.

Moderator: Craig Dalen, Chief Strategy Officer, ASSETS

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As we continue to offer programming, the access fees help offset the cost for our staff coordination and organization as we also navigate the difficult landscape for business during this current crisis. However, we understand that businesses are at varying levels of financial stability and if the fee is a barrier to your access, please contact us at register@lancasterchamber.com so we can ensure you are able to register. Our goal is to be an effective, informative resource for you at this time and want to help how we can.

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4/28/2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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