Committees

Executive

The executive committee conducts long-range strategic planning for the Chamber, subject to review and approval of the full Board of Directors, conducts business as necessary, including policy-making and providing direction to committees.

  • Mark Thompson – Ephrata National Bank – President
  • Tyler Eberly – Harding-Yost Insurance – Vice President
  • Logan Maurer – Simon Lever – Treasurer
  • Ryan Ellis – United Way of Lancaster County – Co-Treasurer
  • Jeff Burroughs – Edward Jones – Secretary
  • Erin Treese – Members 1st Federal Credit Union – Member at Large

Ambassador

Ambassadors are volunteers who, on behalf of the Chamber, make goodwill calls and visits to new Chamber members, building relationships and providing support.

Ambassadors assist in membership retention by making contact with other members to share information, ascertain comments, identify concerns and elicit support for the Chamber.

  • Erin Treese – Members 1st Federal Credit Union – Chair
  • Will Caverly – Ephrata Public Library
  • Fred Cruz – Ephrata National Bank
  • Rich McKee – Paylocity
  • Cindy Mellinger – Blue Ridge Communications
  • Jeff Myers – The Growth Coach
  • Lara Paparo – Owl Publishing LLC
  • Karen Poulos – Douple Agency, Inc.
  • Rod Redcay – REAL Life Community Services
  • Anthony Richardson – Douple Agency, Inc.
  • Theresa Richardson – Berkshire Hathaway
  • Steve Turpin – Lanco Federal Credit Union

Marketing

Marketing helps to create, design and execute materials and social media content.

  • Jennifer Deck – WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital- Chair
  • Ann-Marie Haus – Ephrata Area Education Foundation
  • Dawn Mentzer – Dawn Mentzer Freelance Writing
  • Tanya Ruhl – Retreat Behavioral Health

Women in Business

Empower, engage, and provide opportunities for women to grow personally and professionally.

  • Jamie Lutz – First Citizens Community Bank- Chair
  • Rebecca Beres – Pure Romance
  • Carol Brian – 1847 Financial
  • Shauna Ensinger – Ensinger Graphics
  • Nikki Fernandez – Total Package Landscape, LLC
  • Chrissy Gariano – Retreat Behavioral Health
  • Kathy Krafft Miller – Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLC
  • Dawn Mentzer – Dawn Mentzer Freelance Writing
  • Ashley Schreier – Javateas
  • Amy Walsh – WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
  • Jennie Weinhold – Weinhold Wellness
  • Anita Yoder – Heritage Design Interiors

Special Events

Organizes and promotes educational, networking, professional development, social and special events and introduces new ideas to promote the Chamber and increase fundraising revenue.

  • Lindsay Schoeneberger – Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP (Co-Chair)
  • Erin Treese – Members 1st Federal Credit Union (Co-Chair)
  • Cindy Mellinger – Blue Ridge Communications
  • Penny Talbert – Ephrata Public Library
  • William Harvey – Ephrata Police Department
  • Dave Lloyd – Ephrata Area Rehabilitation Services
  • Michele McHenry – Laser Lab Inc.
  • Rachael Schmuck – Windstream Communications
  • Jim Summers – Ephrata Recreation Center
  • Kurt Gardner – Gardner & Stevens, P.C.
  • Jennifer Deck – WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
  • Pam Armitage – Weinhold, Nickel & Company, LLP
  • Joy Ashley – Ephrata Public Library
  • Mark Thompson – Ephrata National Bank
  • Andrea Glass – Director, Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce

Women in Business

Empower, engage, and provide opportunities for women to grow personally and professionally.

  • Carol Brian – MetLife Inc. (Chairperson)
  • Dee Carpenter – Jonestown Bank and Trust Co.
  • Jennie Weinhold – Weinhold Wellness
  • Dawn Mentzer – Dawn Mentzer, Freelance Writing
  • Michele McHenry – Laser Lab, Inc.
  • Rachel Schmuck – Windstream Communications
  • Lindsay Schoeneberger – Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP
  • Andrea Glass – Director, Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce

Public Affairs

Functions as a liaison for business and local government and assists businesses in their efforts to achieve positive business results within the local regulatory framework.

  • Dave Lloyd – Ephrata Area Rehab Services (Chairperson)
  • Andrea Glass – Director, Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Senator Ryan Aument – PA Senate
  • Honorable Dave Zimmerman – PA House of Representatives
  • Congressman Joe Pitts – House of Representatives
  • Tom Tillet – Office of Congressman Joe Pitts

Tourism

Promotes tourism as a viable and healthy economic segment of the Northern Lancaster County economy.

  • David Boland (Chairperson)
  • Andrea Glass – Director, Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Rebecca Gallagher – Historic Smithton Inn
  • Joy Ashley – Ephrata Public Library
  • Christy Anderson – Hometown Refurnishing
  • Michele McHenry – Laser Lab
  • Cindy Mellinger – Blue Ridge Communication