The Role Of Business In Strengthening Democracy

Below is a statement from the Lancaster Chamber on 01-08-2021. American democracy came under assault this week.  And the Lancaster Chamber condemns the behavior of the rioters and perpetuators of untruths in the strongest of terms.  It bent –but, most importantly, didn’t break- all that we hold true about our democracy and way-of-life in the …

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2021 Lancaster Chamber Annual Business Meetings

Our Annual Business Meeting is a presentation of all we plan to do in 2021, and how we want to best serve you, our customer and community, throughout the year. It is your chance to keep us accountable in engaging with you, your business, and/or your organization as we navigate the challenging landscape ahead of …

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Susan Kauffman Retires From The Lancaster Chamber

Below is a note from Tom Baldrige, President & CEO of the Lancaster Chamber, regarding the retirement of long time Chamber team member Susan Kauffman For the past 32 years, the one constant at the Lancaster Chamber has been that volunteers, members, visitors and staff have always been greeted with a smile and an offer …

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Welcome New Members – December 2020

We are excited to welcome businesses in Lancaster County who have become Members and Partners with us at the Lancaster Chamber in December 2020.  Because of businesses that choose to be Members and Partners, we are able to fund powerful initiatives that are vastly changing the landscape of business. Now more than ever, your support …

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Good Lancaster County Business Moments In 2020

We can all agree 2020 was a year full of immense challenge. But as we reflect on 2020, there are moments to celebrate. The Lancaster business community is resilient, and that dedication to the County, to each other, and to moving forward, was on full display this year in a variety of ways. This article is not …

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30-Year Lancaster Chamber Team Member Retires

Below is a note from Tom Baldrige, President & CEO of the Lancaster Chamber, regarding the retirement of a team member. It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Sandi Thompson, an almost 30-year veteran of the Lancaster Chamber and a person that has touched the lives of many. Throughout her career …

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$900 Billion Stimulus Bill Approved

Late Monday, Congress approved a $900 billion stimulus package to provide money for small businesses, schools and child-care, and vaccine distribution, as well as extending enhanced federal unemployment benefits and providing stimulus checks. You can find the full bill (5,593 pages) here. Below is a summary of key components: Relief for Businesses Paycheck Protection Program …

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A Holiday Message Of Thanks & Thinking Local

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to share our gratitude to Lancaster County business, community, and all of those who are dedicated to pushing this County forward.   “This year, our holiday message is simply one of thanks,” says Tom Baldrige, Lancaster Chamber President & CEO. “Thanks to those front-line workers that have …

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Lancaster Chamber Statement Regarding New Mitigation Efforts – 12/10/2020

Following the December 10th announcement from Governor Wolf on extended mitigation efforts, the Lancaster Chamber has issued the following statement: With his actions today, the Governor has made a devastating public health situation even more devastating for business. While it is incumbent upon all of us to do all we can to follow safety protocols …

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PPP Expense Deductions For Small Businesses – Urgent Update

Many small businesses may be hit with a surprise tax bill related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans unless Congress acts soon. As outlined by the American Institute of CPAs, in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress clearly intended for recipients of forgiven PPP loans to be able to deduct otherwise-deductible expenses …

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