February 2020 Newsletter


Win the Window Contest / Promotion Opportunity

The Downtown Business Sub-Committee will be styling an empty storefront window with a wealth of prizes from participating Chamber Member businesses for a lucky winner. If your operation lends itself to a great product to give away, or a gift card you can contribute to the giant prize package, sign up below. If your business does not lend itself well to gifting/prizes, you can still participate by purchasing a gift card or item from another Member business and your logo will also be displayed in the window. 

All member businesses who contribute a prize or gift card will get a live holiday visit and interview from Charley the Chamber Elf that includes an Instagram video spotlight and Facebook promotion between Dec 1-24 to highlight your goods or services. Because of limited dates, this opportunity is open to just 15 participants. Sign up HERE!


Recovery Lancaster announces FREE legal assistance available

In the spirit of helping our community through the pandemic, the Lancaster Bar Association is partnering with Recovery Lancaster and has arranged for a number of local business lawyers to offer initial free consultations to small businesses (under 20 employees) based in Lancaster County on legal issues relating to the pandemic and the challenges it poses for businesses.  Qualifying businesses receive a free initial consultation of up to one-hour with a participating attorney. Some of the areas in which LBA attorneys can assist with questions include:

  • PPP Loans
  • Debtor Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • COVID-19 Protocols
  • Contract Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Landlord/Tenant

See RecoveryLancaster.com for more information.


In-Person Mixer 9/29 – POSTPONED due to inclement weather

Join us!

Networking, food and outdoor fun…tours of E-town Family Chiropractic and acupuncture demonstrations! STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULING DETAILS! Register NOW


Carini Pizza Opens In Elizabethtown

Carini Pizza is the latest offering from the owners of P&J’s and Sal’s. Elizabethtown’s newest authentic Italian restaurant opened January 21st, 2020 and the menu is stocked with traditional favorites and some new options – all inspired by the Bellia family’s hometown cuisine near the Sicilian coast in Carini, Italy. >READ MORE


Whisk Cafe Open For Business!

Whisk Cafe, Elizabethtown’s newest spot for local, made to order quality food and coffee, is located in scenic Sycamore Square on the edge of Masonic Villages beautiful grounds. >WHISK WEBSITE


Urgent Care Center Comes to Elizabethtown

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is opening an urgent care center in the Elizabethtown area. The urgent care center will open at 418 Cloverleaf Road in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County. The Chamber of Commerce will be on hand November 25th for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. >READ MORE


Holistic Health Store Opens Downtown With Ribbon-Cutting

Naturally Gifted by Jeri celebrated its grand opening at 1 S. Market St. Suite 103, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce. >READ MORE


Amazon to open delivery hub in Elizabethtown, creating ‘hundreds’ of jobs

“I’m not surprised they picked us,” said Heather Hohenwarter, executive director of the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce.

The area is central to Lancaster, Harrisburg and York, and served by major highways — factors that also helped draw Nordstrom and Grove Collaborative fulfillment centers there recently, she observed.

On top of that, businesses that come to the area tend to stay and grow, Hohenwarter added. >READ MORE


Amazon Plans Delivery Station in West Donegal

Township Manager John Yoder says they recently learned about the move. He says it is refreshing to have a high profile company in the region, and it will attract job seekers from his community and the surrounding region.

“It is 25 minutes to Harrisburg and 20 minutes to Lancaster and a half hour to Lebanon and 30 minutes to York,” Yoder said. “It is centrally located in the region and has access to Route 230. It is a prime spot from that standpoint.” >WATCH