604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042-5272
Phone: 717.273.3727
Fax: 717.273.7940
Email: info@lvchamber.org
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015Public Affairs Events

Local Issues Committee Meeting

The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Local Issues Committee meeting on February 3 beginning at 8 am. The Local Issues Committee addresses and works to bring about favorable outcomes on local issues of importance to the Chamber’s members and the Lebanon Valley business community. During February's meeting, the committee will continue to finalize the Chamber's Candidate Academy that will be introduced this year.

Any Chamber member is invited to attend the meeting and join the committee.

When:Tuesday, February 03, 2015 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:Free to attend for Chamber members.Register Here!
For More Information:Greg Buckler
717-273-3727
gbuckler@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015Networking Events

"Behind the Scenes At..."

"Behind the Scenes At..."


Join fellow Chamber members and guests for a “Behind the Scenes at...” program hosted by LCCTC and LVC! Learn firsthand about their Workforce Development Partnership and LCCTC’s new Manufacturing Program while networking and gaining exposure for your business or organization all while enjoying breakfast made by LCCTC students, beverages, and door prizes.

This event is FREE for Chamber members and $10 for non-members.

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When:Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:Lebanon County Career & Technology Center
833 Metro Drive, Lebanon
Registration:This event is FREE for Chamber members and $10 for non-members.Register Now!
For More Information:Jessica Stankovich
717-273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, February 05, 2015Public Affairs Events

Public Affairs Roundtable

Public Affairs Roundtable


The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce's February Public Affairs Roundtable will be held on Thursday, February 5 from 7:30 to 9:00 am. The roundtable will feature Commuter Services of Pennsylvania. Commuter Services will educate attendees on their various programs throughout Lebanon County.

The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce's Public Affairs Roundtable provides a forum for Chamber members to discuss and obtain updates from key local, state and federal officials on current issues of importance to our area’s business community.

Anyone with any questions on the Public Affairs Roundtable can contact Greg Buckler at the Chamber by phone at 717-273-3727 or by email at gbuckler@lvchamber.org.

When:Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:This event is free to attend for all Chamber members.Register Now!
For More Information:Greg Buckler
717-273-3727

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015Public Affairs Events

Breakfast with Congressman Costello

Breakfast with Congressman Costello


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In partnership with the U.S. Chamber and sponsored by Edward Jones of Myerstown, the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present this breakfast program with Congressman Ryan A. Costello of Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. Congressman Costello will join us to discuss a broad range of issues as he begins his first term as a Congressman in 2015.

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When:Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:HACC Central Pennsylvania's Community College
Lebanon Campus
735 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:Registration for members and non-members alike is $10.Register Now!
For More Information:Greg Buckler
717-273-3727
gbuckler@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015Networking Events

New Member Connect

New Member Connect


Come and Get to Know the Chamber!!!

We’re inviting our new members to come and learn about the Chamber while enjoying some light refreshments!!!

New Chamber members are invited to come and meet with our Director of Membership and a number of Chamber Ambassadors who can help guide and mentor them through their membership. There will be breakfast treats provided by new member Honeybun Donuts, including donuts, sandwiches and bagels. All new members are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested in participating and/or attending should RSVP to Bethany Houser by email at bhouser@lvchamber.org or by phone at 717-273-3727.

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When:Wednesday, February 18, 2015 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamebr of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:Register Here!
For More Information:Bethany Houser
717-273-3727

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015Networking Events

Business After Hours

Business After Hours


Join Lebanon Valley Chamber members and guests for an opportunity to network, expand your business contacts and gain exposure for your business or organization. The Quentin Riding Club will be hosting the event to feature their facilities and dining accommodations. Tours will be available (weather permitting), and guests will have the chance to meet Chef Jeff and enjoy his great hors d’oeuvres! Beverages and door prizes will also be included!

Guests are also invited to bring their families and stay for dinner after the event. Guests may also choose to attend a business dinner afterwards and sit with the event sponsors and QRC board members to network. Dinner will feature a select menu at a discounted price. While not required, dinner reservations are recommended.

This event is sponsored by Brenda Miller of RE/MAX Cornerstone and Bob & Brenda Phillips of StateFarm Insurance.

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When:Wednesday, February 18, 2015 4:30 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:Quentin Riding Club
2500 Quentin Road, Lebanon
Registration:FREE Attendance For Lebanon Valley Chamber Members
$10 For Non-Members
Please contact the Chamber if you would like to gain additional exposure for your business or organization by contributing a door prize for this event. (Members Only)Register Now!
For More Information:Jessica Stankovich
717-273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Friday, February 20, 2015Workshops & Seminars

Email Marketing 101: Email Marketing & Your Online Profile

Email Marketing 101: Email Marketing & Your Online Profile


Presented By: Terri Cole of Chickadee E-Marketing

Part 1:  Email Marketing: Best Practices and Strategies That Get Results

Email and social media marketing is a great way to reach out to your customers, bring in new clients, and boost repeat and referral business!  Join us for email marketing 101. Learn the best practices of email marketing and how online marketing can help your business grow and drive traffic to your storefront or website.

We will cover:
The different types of newsletters
Email marketing best practices that get results
How to create engaging campaigns that drive action
How social media and email marketing work hand-in-hand
The importance of images and how to use them
How to create a compelling subject line
When to send your newsletter
How social media and email marketing work hand-in-hand
Open rates, click throughs and reporting, & understanding it all

There will be a software demo and you’ll see for yourself how easy it is to get started. This session is best suited for beginners in online marketing but all skill levels are welcome.

Part 2:  LinkedIn: How to Construct an Awesome Profile

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When:Friday, February 20, 2015 9:00 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of  Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:*This workshop is FREE for both Chamber members and non-members alike, but registration is requested!Register Now!
For More Information:Peggy Kreiser
717-273-3727

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015Networking Events

MEGA Networking Luncheon

MEGA Networking Luncheon


The Chamber’s MEGA Networking Luncheon is a cross between business networking and speed dating. You’ll have the opportunity to sit at a table with approximately nine other non-competing business representatives and present them with a 90-second “commercial” about your business or organization. Each table will have a “timer” and after the group completes its 15 minutes of “commercials”, the bell will sound and you’ll move on to your next table and meet new business representatives. After that, you’ll have one more rotation to complete - making a total of approximately 27 new contacts in under one hour! After the "speed dating" session, you will be able to have lunch with your new connections. Make sure you bring along plenty of business cards, brochures and/or samples!

Sponsored by Members 1st Federal Credit Union. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration. The MEGA Networking speed dating will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be held from 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

We encourage you to invite a non-member guest to attend! Cost for the event for Chamber members is $20. Non-member registration is $30.

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When:Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:30 AM thru 01:30 PM
Where:All About You Catering
302 East Lehman Street
Lebanon, PA 17046
Registration:Register Now!
For More Information:Jessica Stankovich
717-273-3727

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Friday, February 27, 2015Small Business Roundtable

Small Business Roundtable: Customer Satisfaction

Small Business Roundtable: Customer Satisfaction


This month’s Small Business Roundtable open discussion will be led by Mary Foltz, president of Service Counts!, and conversation will be centered on how customer retention is critical to maintaining and growing a successful business.  

Soda and coffee will be offered at the February Small Business Roundtable courtesy of the Chamber. Attendees are also invited to bring their own lunch. Those who wish to network before the Small Business Roundtable begins may come early to meet with fellow small business owners.
    
The Chamber’s free, monthly Small Business Roundtable sessions are designed to provide small business owners and home-based business entrepreneurs with information exchange and networking opportunities, as well as educational workshops aimed at meeting the small business and home-based business owners’ needs. While the sessions are intended for members of the Lebanon Valley Chamber, Chamber non-members may attend one roundtable meeting as a guest to learn more about the roundtable program and the Chamber.  

Click here to download an event flier!

When:Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:While registration for the February Small Business Roundtable is not required, reservations are requested. Attendance is limited to 30 people on a first-come basis. The roundtable is free for Chamber members. Non-members may attend one session for free as a guest.Register Now!
For More Information:Peggy Kreiser
717-273-3727
pkreiser@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, March 12, 2015Business Development

"Eggs & Issues" Doing Business with Ft. Indiantown Gap

"Eggs & Issues" Doing Business with Ft. Indiantown Gap


The Department of Military and Veteran Affairs has on-going opportunities for vendors to supply services, supplies, construction projects and equipment throughout the state. There is a diverse need for a variety of supplies, from maintenance repair parts to building materials, targets, and books and publications.

The Chamber's "Eggs & Issues" event is designed to help attendees learn how to expand their business by selling to the government. The program will include:

- How to Register your Business
- Finding Opportunities
- Marketing Your Firm
- Supply Schedules
- Tips to Prepare Your Offer
- How to Seek Additional Assistance

In addition, a representative from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) team will be present to answer any questions an employer may have about responsibilities  regarding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

When:Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:Ft. Indiantown Gap Community Club
Fisher Ave., Annville
Registration:Register Now!
For More Information:Peggy Kreiser
717-273-3727
pkreiser@lvchamber.org

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015Business Development

Biz 101: Introduction to Business

Biz 101: Introduction to Business


Presented by the Women's Business Center at Community First Fund, Biz 101 is a seminar that explains the fundamentals of becoming a successful entrepeneur. Topis of the seminar include:
- Weighing considerations in starting a business
- Evaluating your business strengths and weaknesses
- Understanding and adapting your life experience (skills) to the business arena
- Developing a strong business idea
- Characteristics of a successful entrepeneur
- Key elements of a comprehensive business plan

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When:Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:This event is free for both Chamber members and non-members, but registration is requested. Anyone interested in starting a business is welcome to attend!Register Now!
For More Information:Peggy Kreiser
717-273-3727
pkreiser@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, March 19, 2015Networking Events

Business After Hours

Business After Hours


Join Lebanon Valley Chamber members and guests for an opportunity to network, expand your business contacts and gain exposure for your business or organization. Enjoy great hors d’oeuvres, beverages and door prizes! The Iron Valley Golf Club will be hosting the event to feature their facilities.

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When:Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:30 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:Iron Valley Golf Club
201 Iron Valley Drive, Lebanon
Registration:FREE Attendance For Lebanon Valley Chamber Members
$10 For Non-Members
Please contact the Chamber if you would like to gain additional exposure for your business or organization by contributing a door prize for this event. (Members Only)Register Now!
For More Information:Jessica Stankovich
717-273-3727
jstankovich@lvchamber.org

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015Business Development

Finance 101: Introduction to Business Finance

Finance 101: Introduction to Business Finance


Presented by the Women's Business Center at Community First Fund, this is an informative training event that teaches individuals the fundamentals of the loan approval process. Topics of the seminar include:
- Basic banking practices
- The five C's of credit and how they impact your finances
- How to relate to your lender and create strong alliances with financial institutions
- The "behind the scenes" process of credit analysis and loan approval

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When:Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:This event is free for both members and non-members, but registration is requested. Anyone interested in learning more about business finances and how to get a loan is welcome to attend!Register now!
For More Information:Peggy Kreiser
717-273-3727
pkreiser@lvchamber.org

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Friday, March 27, 2015Small Business Roundtable

Small Business Roundtable: Identity Theft

Small Business Roundtable: Identity Theft


This month’s Small Business Roundtable open discussion will be led by Tom Cary, Identity Theft Specialist with LegalShield. Conversation will be centered on being proactive while protecting your identity.

Soda and coffee will be offered at the March Small Business Roundtable courtesy of the Chamber. Attendees are also invited to bring their own lunch. Those who wish to network before the Small Business Roundtable begins may come early to meet with fellow small business owners.
    
The Chamber’s free, monthly Small Business Roundtable sessions are designed to provide small business owners and home-based business entrepreneurs with information exchange and networking opportunities, as well as educational workshops aimed at meeting the small business and home-based business owners’ needs. While the sessions are intended for members of the Lebanon Valley Chamber, Chamber non-members may attend one roundtable meeting as a guest to learn more about the roundtable program and the Chamber.  

Click here to download an event flier!

When:Friday, March 27, 2015 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:While registration for the February Small Business Roundtable is not required, reservations are requested. Attendance is limited to 30 people on a first-come basis. The roundtable is free for Chamber members. Non-members may attend one session for free as a guest.Register Now!
For More Information:Peggy Kreiser
717-273-3727
pkreiser@lvchamber.org

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Thursday, April 23, 2015Workshops & Seminars

2 Seminars in 1!

2 Seminars in 1!


60 Ways to Grow Your List
Presented By: Terri Cole of Chickadee Marketing

Part 1: Join us for a "60 Ways to Grow Your List" workshop - you'll leave with ideas and strategies to capture new contacts, grow your list and take action to help move your business forward. Having an interested and qualified list of contacts is vital to every business. Continuing to grow that list is just as important. In this workshop we will show you 60 easy ways to grow your contact list today!  

We will cover:   • Why someone should join your contact list and what’s in it for them  • How to ask people to join your list "face-to-face" • How to use social media to grow your list • How to grow your list on your website or blog  • How to use print material to get people to sign up  • How to use events to help grow your list  • How to use incentives and giveaways to grow your list.  

Plus, you'll have a chance to network with other attendees and grow your contact list during the workshop!

Customer Engagement & Loyalty
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When:Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:*Free for Both Chamber Members & Non-Members, but registration is requested!Register Now!
For More Information:Peggy Kreiser
717-273-3727
pkreiser@lvchamber.org

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015Chamber Special Event

Women in Business Scholarship Luncheon

Women in Business Scholarship Luncheon


Join us at the Women in Business Committee's Scholarship Luncheon. Sponsored by Metro Bank, the luncheon will feature Anne Deeter Gallaher, co-author of the book Women in High Gear, as the speaker/presenter. Becky Briody of Chef on the Go will provide catering. Highlights of the luncheon also include the announcement of the 2015 Women in Business Non-Traditional Student Scholarship winner(s).

The event will begin with registration, networking, and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed by the featured presentation from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Cost for the luncheon is $25 for Chamber members with payment in advance or at the door, $30 for Chamber members without payment in advance or at the door, and $35 for non-members.

We hope that you will join us for our Scholarship Luncheon!

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When:Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:The Mansion at 5th
450 Cumberland Street, Lebanon
Registration:Register Now!
For More Information:Suzanne Biever
717-273-3727
sbiever@lvchamber.org

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