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Make sure you have these event dates on your calendar and plan to join us! 
2017 Chamber Day in Harrisburg
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Your local chamber of commerce staff and volunteers are invited to join us for a day of networking with other chamber professionals and insightful meetings with key state lawmakers.
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2017 Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference 
Wednesday-Friday, October 25 - 27, 2017  /  Clarion, PA
This event is designed to present Chamber Executives and their professional staff members new ways to solve management problems, to motivate people, and to increase their knowledge in order to become more effective in developing better local communities.
 
PACP WELCOMES NEW MEMBER
Shippensburg Area Chamber
Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Scott Brown, President 
717-532-5509
director@shippensburg.org 
http://shippensburg.org/  
 
PA CHAMBER ARTICLE 
PA Chamber
Scholarships Available to Pennsylvanians Wanting to Learn a Skilled Trade  
Gene Barr, President and CEO
The growing skills gap in the Commonwealth is an issue that we often hear about from our members and one that I've previously written about in this column.  In fact, the difficulty that employers have finding qualified candidates to fill open positions has become such as concern that the PA Chamber has made workforce development a key initiative as we enter into our second century of operation.     
PACP VENDOR NEWS
Indus Travels
Hear from a fellow chamber executive on why she encourages you to partner with Indus Travels for your chamber travel program.  Be sure to check out the Indus Travels website for new programs being offered this year. For more information, please click here or contact Harish Shroff at harish@indus.travel.  

PACP MEMBER NEWS
Matt Beltz Columbia Montour Chamber 
Matt Beltz joined the staff of the Chamber in early April as Director of Marketing and Communications. He comes to the Chamber with experience in writing, public relations, and marketing at organizations including Bucknell University and Geisinger Health System. He can be reached at 570-784-2522 or mbeltz@columbiamontourchamber.com .   Matt is working with Kyle Sexton to implement the new tiered investment model starting this month. 
Lebanon Valley Chamber 
The Chamber is pleased to announce that Karen Groh was unanimously voted to become President/CEO, effective immediately. Karen stepped in as interim President/CEO in mid-December 2016. 
Main Line Chamber 
The Chamber will be honored on May 8 with a Marketing Leadership Award from the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association. The award is among seven honors that will be awarded by GVF at its 2017 Leadership Awards as part of the 27th Annual Meeting.
Perry County Chamber 
The Chamber has named Becky Kephart as the organization's new Director.
Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber 
This past April the Chamber hosted U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy and Pennsylvania State Representative Mark Mustio for a Breakfast Briefing to discuss what's happening in Harrisburg and Washington D.C. This month we are hosting our first breakfast briefing of our 3-part series, "The Nexus of Energy to Opportunity and Jobs." On May 19, 2017 we will hear from many guest speakers including, Christopher Guith ( U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21 st  Century Energy) , Stephanie J. Catarino Wissman (Associated Petroleum Industries of PA), Katie Klaber (The Klaber Group), and finally Lou Gilberti (Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters). Our guest speakers will discuss "Where Are We Now in Energy?" followed by an open Q&A session. For more information please visit our website at www.paacc.com/events.
York County Economic Alliance
The York County Economic Alliance is excited to announce the following changes and additions to its creative personnel team. Cindi Greco will take over the task of the Manager of Member Relations. Katie Mahoney will join the YCEA as its new Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Samantha Galvez will also join YCEA as the new Marketing & Communications Manager.