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.

  • Erin Treese – Members 1st Federal Credit Union – President
  • Mark Thompson – Ephrata National Bank – Vice President
  • Pam Armitage – WNC CPAs and Consultants, LLC. – Treasurer
  • Jeff Burroughs – Edward Jones – Secretary

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