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BREAKING: PA Business Mitigation Orders Will Be Lifted On May 31

NEW UPDATE FROM 5/4: The Wolf administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 AM.   The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to wear masks will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. Face coverings are required …

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3 Simple Ways To Be The COVID-19 Solution

A letter from Tom Baldrige, President & CEO of the Lancaster Chamber Over the course of this past year, I’ve often referenced the critical role business can, in fact, must play in getting to the other side of this pandemic. One has to look no further than the fact that, according to the 2021 Edelman …

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How Are You Thinking Local In Lancaster?

Today is the Great American Buy Local Day!  And I am asking everyone to please join me in an all-out-celebration by putting your money towards a local retail store, restaurant, nonprofit, or service! By now, I hope you have heard about the Lancaster Chamber years-long, “Think Local!” effort.  Launched in 2011, the initiative highlighted the many attributes …

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APRIL 7: Great American Buy Local Day

The Lancaster County community is collaborative and supportive, and now more than ever it’s important to come together and Think Local to help the businesses, shops, organizations, and restaurants we know and love. As part of a nationwide initiative, let’s support the millions of local businesses who employ tens of millions of people as part of …

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PREVIEW: State Of The County Event

Now more than ever it’s critical to reset and learn about the current state of the business and community landscape in Lancaster at one of our most popular signature events of the year: State Of The County on March 22. We’re bringing this event to you virtually this year and will feature community partner experts …

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16 Words That Activate Change Articles

The Lancaster Chamber strives to provide opportunity for local business and community leaders to share insight and perspective on a variety of current topics. Since Summer 2020, we have been elevating voices from the community through our Words That Activate Change series. This campaign is focused on uplifting voices in our community that encourage dialogue, cultivate …

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Milk Milestone: Oregon Dairy’s First-In-The-Nation Creation

Oregon Dairy becomes first dairy in nation to create natural Omega-3 milk! This story originally appeared in the Winter 2021 Thriving Magazine. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. We chatted with some team members at Oregon Dairy to learn more about this major dairy development and what it means for the industry. Enjoy our Q&A …

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The Show Must Go On: But How?

COVER PHOTO: 2017 American Music Theater Original Show called Vegas Legends This story originally appeared in the Winter 2021 Thriving Magazine. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. Theatre and the performing arts is not only a key economic driver for Lancaster County, but it also provides spaces to escape, to laugh, to think, and …

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Words That Activate Change: Featuring Mike McKenna

The Lancaster Chamber strives to provide opportunity for local business and community leaders to share their insight and perspective on a variety of current topics. This Words That Activate Change series is focused on uplifting voices in our community that encourage dialogue, cultivate transformation, offer thought-provoking ideas, and challenge all of us to be better, …

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Words That Activate Change: Featuring Vanessa Philbert

The Lancaster Chamber strives to provide opportunity for local business and community leaders to share their insight and perspective on a variety of current topics. This Words That Activate Change series is focused on uplifting voices in our community that encourage dialogue, cultivate transformation, offer thought-provoking ideas, and challenge all of us to be better, …

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