April 2021 General Member Meeting Minutes

28 in attendance: Joe Yurick, Mandy Leggett, Jan Wagner, Cathy Kaschak, Chyanne Hart, Anthony Cavallaro, Alan Oliver, Kelli Brandenberger, Kris Bradley, Mike Price, Heather Kreiger, Chris Heal, Jadan Willis, Patten Mills, Tom Lutz, Bill Regitz, Austin Glanzer, Kathy Trapp, Dayna Reidenouer, Deb Riddell, Tony Bennett, Mike Corcoran, Colleen Davis, Jennifer Goldman, Jen Evans, Holly Filius.

Mandy opened the meeting on Zoom at 7:30am. She announced that scholarships are due on 4/15/21, Barnstormers tickets are available 4 at a time per game for the Chamber’s seats and to contact her or Maureen to get on the schedule and Women in Business is meeting for breakout rooms on Monday at 7pm on Zoom. Also, she thanked Keith and Joe for their service to the board.

Everyone introduced themselves and their businesses. Joe mentioned that he will be on a reality TV show on the Discovery Channel and needs one more contestant with a house/garage/barn that needs cleaned out. Bill Regitz talked about business loans and that SCORE can help navigate. Miles for Mental Health is happening at New Hope soon, per Deb Riddell. The Quarryville Police Foundation will be at the Daily Grind with free coffee on April 17th for the community to meet officers from 9-11am. Willow Valley/DoubleTree is hiring, especially the hotel operations, and dinner service is now available at the café, per Alan Oliver. Kris Bradley mentioned that the vaccine is available to 12,000 people at Vaccinate Lancaster. Giant is always looking for volunteer opportunities in the community, per Tony Bennett, store manager. Rhoads is celebrating their 104th year, per Jennifer Goldman. Jen Evans said their business will also be featured on a TV show out of Maryland.

5 panelists including Kelli Brandenberger, Jadan Willis, Austin Glanzer, Tom Lutz and Heather Kreiger presented on real estate. Mandy asked a series of questions about residential and commercial real estate, investment properties, wholesale real estate, financing, marketing, how the market has changed since Jan started 36 years ago (she hopped in the panel), Colleen Davis commented on staging houses and it was an EXCELLENT presentation full of great info!

March 2021 General Member Meeting Minutes

In attendance – on Zoom: 

President/Secretary Mandy Leggett, Treasurer Cathy Kaschak, Board Members Anthony Cavallaro, Kelli Brandenberger, Kris Bradley and Kristen Phipps. General members: Trudy Grove, Fred Engle, Sharon Roche, Ina Bunnell, Jadan Willis, Alan Oliver, April Perez, Dayna Reidenouer, Susan Morgenroth, Keith Kaufman, Brian Bliss, Eric Keyer, Deb Riddell, Heather Kreiger, Patten Mills, Kendall Keeler, Tom Groody, Bill Regitz, Wendy Royal, Peter Fiorello, Jona Green, Chris Heal, Teresa Dolan, Raeanne Nixon. (32 total people)


Mandy opened the meeting with some announcements: Barnstormers tickets are available, Trudy is looking for 5K sponsorships, Marsha Charles is looking for office space in Quarryville or the surrounding area, scholarships are available to apply and ads will be out soon, Women in Business is now meeting twice a month and next month’s General Member Meeting will be on real estate in Lancaster County. She also mentioned that we will stay on Zoom until lawyer Brandon Harter gives us the go ahead to meet in person, as well as Murray Insurance. Finally, she recognized our new board member Kristen Phipps, reintroduced Kris Bradley as a board member and mentioned that Megan Witmer and Keith will be advisors to the board. 

Everyone introduced themselves and their business. 

Cathy did a very sweet thank you announcement to Mandy for serving the last year as president despite all the challenges of COVID. *Cathy noted that Keith wrote the speech with the help of the board. 

Kendall took over as host and led inspiring questions to our panel of non-profit leaders that attended: Raeanne (Solid Rock), Sharon (Quarryville Library), Anthony (Quarryville Police Foundation), Keith (Solanco Education Foundation), Teresa (Solanco Food Bank) and Deb Riddell (New Hope Ministries). 

(It was an excellent meeting!)