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NEW: Fall 2021 Thriving Magazine Is Here

Our new Fall 2021 Thriving Magazine has arrived! Our goal is to provide inspirational stories, business insights, spotlight news, and helpful resources through this quarterly magazine. This is an issue focused on trends—from what’s happening in tourism and marketing, to what we can expect with workforce, nonprofits, and the economy. We hope you find this magazine …

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Lessons In Leadership: Employee Development Matters

This story was written by Genise Wade, Chief Human Resources Officer at The Wenger Group.  Employers are currently challenged with “The Great Resignation.”  Millions of employees have taken time during the pandemic to evaluate what is important to them and are making the decision to change jobs and/or careers for a variety of reasons.  According to …

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Start Where You Are: An Introduction To Freelancing

Contributed article by Kylie Stolzfus. Kylie is a news correspondent for LNP | LancasterOnline and freelance videographer based in Lancaster City. Kylie is a graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class of 2021. In addition to the YPN Advisory Group, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Factory Ministries. Kylie is a senior …

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The Inspiring Team At Cork Factory Hotel

The Lancaster Chamber’s Professional Women’s Forum is a half-day program for businesswomen and professionals dedicated to the advancement of women in the workplace, hosted by the Chamber’s Women in Business community. This year, we have the privilege of hosting the 2021 Professional Women’s Forum: Metamorphosis at the Cork Factory Hotel! We wanted to spotlight the …

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Quick Expert Takeaways: Talent Attraction Strategies For Your Business

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 Thriving Magazine. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. We recently hosted a a 21 in 21 event focused on Talent Attraction Strategies (you can watch the webinar for free by contacting register@lancasterchamber.com!). Local speakers shared how they are navigating the challenges, finding the opportunities, and developing solutions …

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Mental Health And The Wellbeing of Our Workforce Moving Beyond The Pandemic

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 Thriving Magazine and was written by Michael Diller, Licensed Psychologist Director at WellSpan EAP. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew that depression was the worldwide leading cause of disability, and suicide and overdose deaths were at epidemic levels. We also …

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Managing & Developing Employees: It Starts With You

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 Thriving Magazine and was written by Genise Wade, Chief Human Resources Officer at The Wenger Group. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. You are being watched. If you are a leader of any kind in your organization—a leader through influence, or directly leading a team, department, or …

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As A Young Professional, How Do You Reflect On And Evaluate Your Career?

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 Thriving Magazine and was written by AJ Eckman, Marketing and Development Manager at the Lancaster Recreation Commission. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. With summer vacations in full swing and autumn on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to reflect, make positive changes and better yourself. Whether …

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YPN: How Museums Are Surprising Economic Engines

Cover photo – LancasterHistory museum Story written by Robin Sarratt, Vice President of LancasterHistory Lancaster is a bustling town with lots to offer; it’s a welcoming community to someone coming from elsewhere; it’s imbued with a strong entrepreneurial spirit; and it’s steeped in American history. In fact, you see Lancastrian history almost everywhere you look. …

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Lancaster Chamber Finalist For Chamber Of The Year Award

The Lancaster Chamber has been named a finalist for the 2021 Chamber of the Year award, presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE is an association based in Alexandria, Va., that has over 1,600 chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations as members, representing more than 9,000 professionals …

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