Local Stories

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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Food In-Focus: The Ecosystem Of A Restaurant

COVER PHOTO: Local produce, a sandwich from Cabalar Meat Co., and an employee at Per Diem This story originally appeared in the Spring 2021 Thriving Magazine and was written by Molly Crouser, Special Events Manager at the Lancaster Chamber. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. In the last year of the Pandemic, restaurants, along with …

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NEW: Thriving Spring 2021 Is Here

Our new Spring 2021 Thriving magazine has arrived! Our goal is to provide inspirational stories, business insights, spotlight news, and helpful resources through this quarterly magazine. As we enter Spring and Summer 2021, we hope you find this magazine a helpful resource and an uplifting publication to push into the future. The issue includes: A spotlight …

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Tourism Transformed: How Destinations Are Preparing For An Unknown 2021

COVER PHOTO: Outside of Decades restaurant, bar, retro arcade, and boutique bowling alley on a beautiful Spring day This story originally appeared in the Spring 2021 Thriving Magazine and was written by Tony Gorick, Creative Services Manager at the Lancaster Chamber. Read the entire Thriving Magazine online here. Take a moment to hear it all once …

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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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