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Perry Prosperity

The Chamber's monthly newsletter

Perry County ... a great place to live, work and prosper

Little's Café Supports Local Athletes

Donates to West Perry concession stand Little's Café and Catering has made a huge donation in support of West Perry athletes. This summer, the folks at Little's offered to supply a season's worth of meat products to the concession stand at the West Perry athletic stadium. How big is this donation? This fall, the athletic field and concession stand will be enjoyed by four athletic programs and their fans: football, field hockey, soccer and track & field--both varsity and junior varsity teams. Little's Café and Catering was opened in 2009 by Mark Little. Mark's support for the community was evident from the beginning. He went out of his way to ingratiate himself with fellow Chamber members. In the past nine months alone, Little's Café has catered our Christmas mixer, catered our legislative breakfast with the Perry County Commissioners, and hosted our June mixer. If you find yourself at Little's one evening soon, you may want to try the Kistler Corner Ribs, slow-cooked with a traditional dry rub and homemade BBQ sauce. On Fridays, Little's offers all-you-can-eat Crab Legs. Little's Café and Restaurant is located at 6300 Blain Road, Loysville, at the corner of Rts. 17 and 850. For more information, please call 717-789-3300 or visit

John and Susan Westford pose with the stars of the evening, Isaac and Sam Myers, sons of John and Sally Myers of David M. Myers Furniture. In the middle of the show, the two boys magically appeared on stage and put on an awardworthy dance performance.

A Magical Evening It Was

PCCC's first fundraiser draws over 650 to Carlisle Theatre On Saturday, September 18, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce hosted its biggest fundraiser ever, A Magical Evening with John Westford. The event was a hit, drawing 660 people to the Carlisle Theatre. We would like to thank everyone who came out for the evening of comedy and illusion. John Westford and his wife Susan were magnificent. We would also like to thank our many sponsors, especially David M. Myers Furniture. Proceeds from this fundraiser will enable the Chamber to improve what it can offer to members: services, discounts, networking and advertising. If you ever have a recommendation or request, you are welcome to contact the Chamber or one of its volunteers. Thank you for your support!


Perry County Chamber of Commerce | 9 West Main Street | New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Holiday Food Drive

Bring a can of food (or two) to your next Chamber mixer We at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce are big supporters of the local economy. Now, we are also big supporters of the Perry County Food Bank. The holiday season is almost upon us. This food drive will be a great way to give back to the community. We are asking you to help us with the food drive. To the next three networking events (a.k.a. mixers), please bring an item for the Food Bank. Harry Overholtzer is the Coordinator at the Perry County Food Bank. Mr. Overholtzer tells us that any non-perishable item will do, especially jello, pudding, instant mashed potatoes, canned fruit and canned soups (especially hearty or chunky soups). PLEASE: No glass containers. If you cannot attend a mixer, please consider dropping off your item at the Chamber office in the square of New Bloomfield. Let's keep those shelves stocked!

In June, the Hershey Bears hoisted the Calder Cup for their second consecutive AHL championship. (Photo by Sean Simmers, Patriot News.)

Calder Cup Coming to Perry County

Come to the Chamber mixer on Wednesday, October 20 You may know Tom O'Donnell as Branch Manager of the Juniata Valley Bank in Millerstown. What you may not know is that Tom is also head of off-ice officials at the Giant Center, home of the Hershey Bears. In June, when the Bears won their second consecutive AHL championship, Tom was granted one day with the Calder Cup. Well ... that day has come. On Wednesday, October 20, Tom will bring the Calder Cup to Perry County for all Bears fans to enjoy. The Calder Cup will begin the day at the Millerstown branch of the Juniata Valley Bank. Anyone who visits the bank between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon will be entered to win a $50 savings bond. Anyone who is wearing Hershey Bears apparel will be entered to win an additional $50 savings bond. After noon, the Calder Cup will move to the office of H. F. Campbell and Son on Old Rt. 22. That evening from 6:00 to 8:00, Tom will have the Cup at Millerstown Motors for the Chamber's October mixer. The mixer will feature food and drink, and is free of charge to all Chamber members and their families. Also on display at Millerstown Motors will be the Camel Express No. 26 sprint car. The No. 26 recently made a return to the track for the Jim Nace Memorial 28th Annual National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Chamber's mixer--and the free admission for Chamber members--is made possible by Juniata Valley Bank, Benner's Butcher Shoppe, Hall's Dairy, J. P. Russell & Son, H. F. Campbell & Son, and, of course, Millerstown Motors. Please RSVP (for the mixer) to the Chamber office by October 18.

Maverick Homes offers flexibility, honesty, exceptional quality and great pricing. Shermans Dale. (Sponsor.)


Why I'm a Chamber member... ,When we learned that Perry County was forming a Chamber of Commerce, our first thought was `what a great idea'. Next we wanted to know how to join. As independent business owners, there is no better way to support other small businesses and the community atlarge than to join the local Chamber. The opportunity to network and promote your establishment with likeminded individuals is a tremendous advantage. More importantly, by supporting one another, Chamber members help to build a strong local business community, which ultimately benefits all of the citizens of Perry County. -MARTHA ROBERTS, PRETTY MEADOW FARM

Find the PCCC's member directory online at

We Passed 200 Members!

Chamber reaches milestone in fewer than 18 months

Membership Growth

Mar 2010 to present

As odd as it sounds, some committee members point to their committee work as the most important benefit they get from the Chamber. This much is true: working in committee is an easy way to network and meet fellow business leaders. There's no doubt the Chamber can accomplish a lot for Perry County. ,How much depends on how many people volunteer for an hour or two each month.

240 200 160 120 M A M J J A S 204 Members

November Networking at New B&B

Come see Pretty Meadow Farm in Markelsville November's networking event will be hosted by Bill and Marti Roberts at their new bed & breakfast, Pretty Meadow Farm. Pretty Meadow is located in Markelsville, just ten minutes from Newport and New Bloomfield. The mixer will be held on Wednesday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The address at Pretty Meadow is 151 Campbell Road, Newport. Please RSVP to the Chamber office by Monday, November 8. For more information on Pretty Meadow Farm, please call 717-567-9172 or visit

September's New Members

Please join us in welcoming the following new businesses Aflac, Andrew Harrison | Millerstown Brubaker Electric | Ickesburg Cupp Insurance | New Bloomfield Essential Touch Therapeutic Massage | Newport Garner and Associates | Shermans Dale Longacre Leadership | Newport NDL Construction LLC | Shermans Dale

50th Annual Veteran's Day Parade

Seeking veterans and active duty personnel to participate The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has six posts in Perry County. These posts make up the Perry County Council of the VFW. The Council will hold its Annual Veteran's Day Parade on Saturday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. in Newport. This will be the parade's 50th year. The Council is looking for Perry County veterans and active duty personnel to participate in the parade, either by marching or riding in cars. To register, please call 567-3538 or 567-3493. The parade is held in alternating towns each year. Any organization or person that would like to participate or put a float in the parade may also call the above telephone numbers. Here are the six VFW posts in Perry County: William H. Saylor Post 34 Newport; Duncannon Post 255; Blaine Barshinger Post 882 Marysville; Chubb-Stroup Post 5049 Millerstown; COL J. Porter Adams Post 7463 New Bloomfield; and Oliver Hazzard Perry Post 9118 Landisburg.

For information on Aflac insurance, please contact your local representative, Andrew Harrison, at 717234-5110.

Join a Chamber Committee!

The more volunteers we have, the more we can accomplish We currently have three committees: Membership, Events, and Fundraising/Sponsorship. These committees meet monthly and report to the Board of Directors. Each of these committees has a handful of dedicated volunteers. After the success of September's fundraiser, we were hoping to add a fourth committee: Member Services. This committee will be possible only if new volunteers step forward.

Perry County Chamber of Commerce | 9 West Main Street | New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Perry County Chamber of Commerce 9 West Main Street New Bloomfield, PA 17068



Second Year of Membership

Thank you for renewing! Accept In-Home Care, Inc. | Duncannon Allen E. Hench Law Office | Newport Artistic Image | Newport Bead All About It | Duncannon Blain Structures | Loysville Bloomfield Pharmacy | New Bloomfield Borough of Marysville | Marysville Brenneman's Body Shop | Newport Country Curve Restaurant | New Bloomfield County of Perry (Commissioners) | New Bloomfield Lowe's Plastering | Loysville MoBe Alpacas | New Bloomfield Noaker's Auto Body | Duncannon Perry Physicians | Shermans Dale Sign Tees | New Bloomfield Waddell & Reed | Harrisburg

Bob Peiffer, Peg Raub, Mary Sherman, Ann Simonetti, Matthew Smith, Karen Smyth, Richard Steffy and Brenda Watson


The guiding principle of the PCCC To serve as an advocate for new and existing businesses in the county, while providing member benefits designed to promote, inform, and enhance our local and regional economies.

PCCC Board of Directors

The Chamber's all-volunteer governing body William Benner, Logan Bower, Frank Campbell, Audra Hunter, Sam Lowe, Daniel McGuire, David McMillen,

Chamber Board Members Brenda Watson and Matthew Smith pose with John and Susan Westford after September's magic show.

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