2009-02-19 / Local & State

Chamber Of Commerce/Tourism Elects New Officers, Directors

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Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members and new board officers, as well as several upcoming events.

During the January 13 board meeting, four new board members were appointed to serve on the chamber board, as approved by the membership. New board members are Deb Toothman of Independent Longaberger branch Leader and Home Consultant and Schall & Bard LLC, Donna Shasserre of Eddy's Engraving & Gifts, Mary Wright of F&M Trust, and Mike Crampton of Everett Marble & Granite Works and Crampton Manor; Judy Neil with Phantom Fireworks was reappointed for a three-year term. Mark Washabaugh of Professional Uniforms & Advertising was elected to serve as president, Clyde Bookheimer as vice president and Brenda Gordon of First National Bank of Greencastle will serve as secretary/treasurer for 2009.

On March 15 the chamber will be hosting a basket bingo at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall. This activity is slated to be an exciting afternoon with some incredible prizes comprised of new 2009 Longaberger baskets and generous donations from chamber members. The doors will open at noon, with bingo starting at 1 p.m. The $20 ticket includes 20 games and two specials; King Tut, raffles, jars, door prizes and snacks will be available. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 717-485-3718. Proceeds will benefit Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.

Have cabin fever? Mark your calendar for the chamber's second annual spring golf tournament scheduled for May 1. Anyone interested in participating, sponsoring or donating to this fun and enjoyable day should contact the chamber office by phone or e-mail. More information on this event will be posted on the Web site soon.

The board would also like to remind all members that the chamber provides a network luncheon at the McConnellsburg American Legion on the third Wednesday of every month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. During the luncheon, a speaker provides chamber members and guests with an informational presentation. Scheduled speakers through the month of June are: February - Greg Strait of Penn State Extension Office; March - Mike Crampton of Everett Marble and Granite Works; April - Michael Jamison of Occupational Services Inc. (OSI); May - Cheryl Brown of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation; and June - Greg Reineke of the Fulton County Conservation Office. Please mark your calendars now. The luncheon has had great attendance recently, and we encourage members to join in on this networking, educational, nutritional and enjoyable break from your daily activities. Chamber membership fees include a meal for one person at each monthly membership luncheon, $6 for guests.

Also the chamber is pleased to report that its Web site, www.fultoncountypa.com, was visited an average 3,100 times monthly during 2008. The Web site provides a great opportunity for our members to market their businesses and organizations. Chamber membership fees include a five-line listing along with business name, address and phone number on the Web site. A link to the business's Web site, logo and photograph can be added to a listing for a one time fee of $50. The chamber asks that all members provide current e-mail addresses so it can maintain complete and up-todate contact information on its Web site. Send your information to the chamber office at P.O. Box 141, McConnellsburg, PA17233 or email to info@fultoncountypa.com.

The chamber/tourism board encourages all members to take an active role in chamber activities as it is a great way to help the community and meet new business contacts and friends, while also supporting the growth of the chamber and improving services offered to chamber members.

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