81 st Annual Chamber of Commerce Award Banquet Winners
Small Business of the Year – Premier Events
Large Business of the Year – Orrstown Bank
Shippensburg Person of the Year – Chief Fred Scott (Ret.)
Non-Profit Organization of the Year – King’s Kettle Food Pantry
Shippensburg University Common Ground Award – Mitchell Burrows
Chamber of Commerce Common Ground Award – Javita Thompson
Chamber of Commerce Gavel Award – Dan Baer
5 th Annual Bloom Festival
The 5 th Annual Bloom Festival was held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the Borough Parking Lot located on West Burd Street. With over 60 vendors compromised of craft, retail, plant and food vendors as well as non-profit organizations and children’s inflatables, it was a sunshine filled day of fun! Music and inflatables were provided by Strouse Entertainment. Thank you to Gannon Associates Insurance for “blooming” the Chamber office porch with beautiful flowers and to Chamberlin & Wingert Sanitary Services for donating our comfort facilities.
11 th Annual Cinco de Mayo Regional Fiesta Mixer
Our 11 th Annual Cinco de Mayo Regional Fiesta Mixer was held on May 2, 2019 at the Volvo Customer Center. This annual mega mixer is held in partnership with the following Chambers of Commerce: Shippensburg, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Greencastle-Antrim, Mechanicsburg and West Shore. This mixer offers a great networking opportunity to meet other business professionals and members from the partnering chambers while enjoying delicious food, beverages, exhibitors and music. Musical entertainment was provided by DJ Donovan. Special thank you to our venue host, Volvo Construction Equipment and to the following sponsors for partnering with us: Alliance Engineering (Exclusive Event Sponsor), Members 1 st Federal Credit Union (Event Partner Sponsor), A&K Settlements (Event Partner Sponsor), Nori Media Group (Event Partner Sponsor), Franklin County Visitors Bureau (Event Partner Sponsor), Transource (Event Partner Sponsor), Kathy’s Deli (Food Sponsor), CAEDC (Food Sponsor), Manpower (Beverage Sponsor), Orrstown Bank (Beverage Sponsor), DeRock Electric Company (Beverage
Sponsor), Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Table Sponsor), Drayer Physical Therapy (Table Sponsor), Courtyard Marriott (Table Sponsor), PeopleReady (Table Sponsor), SU Dept. of Recruitment, Business Internships & Entrepreneurial Outreach/PCDE (Table Sponsor), Planet Fitness (Table Sponsor) and UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle (Table Sponsor). Thank you to Shippensburg Beverage and Appalachian Brewing Company for providing our beverages and The Beistle Company for donating the festive decorations.
9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Mixer
Our 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Mixer was held on May 4th at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University. This annual mega mixer is held in partnership with the following Chambers of Commerce: Shippensburg, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Greencastle-Antrim, Mechanicsburg and West Shore. This mixer offers a great networking opportunity to meet business professionals from other chambers while enjoying delicious food, beverages, exhibitors, music by Phantom Shadow and door prizes! Special thanks to the following sponsors for partnering with us: Volvo CE (Gold Sponsor), Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Courtyard Marriott and Orrstown Bank (Silver Sponsor), Ulta Distribution, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Rotary Club of Chambersburg, Manpower, Creative Engraving Plus, PA Chamber, Strickler Agency, Inc., Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Central PA Wireless, Shippensburg University Office of Professional, Continuing & Distance Education, Schoenberger & Associates, Giant, and ACNB Bank (Bronze Sponsors), Shippensburg Beverage for beverage donation and Shippensburg University for the venue.
3rd Annual Bloom Festival
The 3rd Annual Bloom Festival took place on Saturday, May 6th from 9am – 3pm in the Borough Parking Lot on Burd Street. With almost 60 vendors comprising of craft & retail vendors, food vendors, service organizations, plant vendors and Chamber business members it was a great day for fun! The skies were overcast with a little chilly breeze but there were lots of things to see and do for the whole family including inflatables and music provided by Strouse Entertainment, a children's area staff by students from Shippensburg University Athletics, lawn equipment on display by Forrester Farm Equipment and a fire truck from West End Fire & Rescue. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Robert T. Henry Pharmacy and Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority for being our Community Sponsors, The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau, and Gannon Associates for our Chamber Porch Sponsor and decorating the office front porch to enjoy year round! We hope to see everyone back next year.
The Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Shippensburg community award winners.
2016 Chamber Award Winners
Business Person of the Year
Scott Eckenrode of Aqua Power Pros & Creative Engraving Plus
Shippensburg University Common Ground Award
Chamber of Commerce Common Ground Award
Shetron’s Tire Service
Small Business of the Year Award
Cabin on King
Large Business of the Year Award
New Business of the Year Award
Courtyard Marriott Shippensburg
Non-Profit of the Year Award
Uprise Events Live
Community Service Person of the Year Award
Dr. G.F. “Jody” Harpster
Chamber of Commerce Gavel Award