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National Night Out July 21, 2017

NEWS RELEASE- 2017

The Waynesboro Police Department is hosting our 8th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park in Waynesboro.

We are inviting the community to “lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and emergency services personnel”.

National Night Out is designed… read more

Purdue University to Purchase Kaplan University June 29, 2017

6-29-17

PURDUE UNIVERSITY AGREES TO PURCHASE KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

 

In late April, Purdue University, one of the nation’s most respected public universities, announced plans to acquire Kaplan University which has campuses in Hagerstown and Rockville.  Purdue will create a new global university that will provide outstanding career-oriented higher education to adult learners.  The new public institution which is yet… read more

Waynesboro Community Concert Last Show of Season May 5, 2017

Equinox Little Big Band
Friday, May 12th, 7:30pm
WASHS Auditorium
www.waynesborocommunityconcert.org



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NOW HIRING March 17, 2017

NEWCOMERS Truck & Auto Parts (Posted 3-21-17) 
We are in need to fill a full-time sales position for our Ebay Sales department. You must have automotive parts knowledge and be computer savvy. If you are self-motivated, consider yourself as a 

"self starter" and are willing to go the extra mile to provide high quality customer service, you may want to consider… read more

Novel Reels: Free Movie & Free Book February 27, 2017

Chamber Members: Waynesboro Theatre and Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library have teamed up to offer a free movie with a book!

Designed to promote reading and introduce the community to the library and the theatre, the free movie and book package will be offered in March, May and June.

March 4th, 11am "The Hobbit"
May 13th,… read more

Summit Health: Health Fair February 27, 2017

Health fair returns March 11 with free screenings, ‘Mega Brain’

 WAYNESBORO, Pa. (Feb. 21, 2017) – The 34th annual Waynesboro Hospital Health Fair, “Building a Healthier Community,” will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, 550 E. Second St.

Free and open to the public, the health fair is presented by… read more

Chamber Office Hours for 1/25/17 January 24, 2017

Chamber Office Hours Tommorrow
Wednesday, January 25 | 1:00-4:30pm
Chamber Staff will be at the
Jay Paterno Leadership Seminar in the morning.


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Chamber Prepares for Annual Expo January 19, 2017

The Chamber's annual business expo is coming up on Saturday, February 18th from 7-11am. Stay tuned for information on all the exciting vendors, demonstrations, prizes and celebrity guests!
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Chamber Closed for Christmas December 20, 2016



The Chamber Office will be closed from Monday, December 26th through Friday, December 30th.  We look forward to doing business with you in the new year. read more

Open a Business in Waynesboro: FREE Workshop December 9, 2016

 New business workshop on tap for Dec. 13

WAYNESBORO – Mainstreet Waynesboro is inviting participants of the first Holiday Pop-Up Shops and others interested in starting a business in Waynesboro to attend a free, new business workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at… read more

Shop Small and WIN! November 21, 2016


Shop Small on November 26th
Visit one of the Chamber's Shop Small Businesses and enter to win

-No Purchase Necessary

-One Entry Per Person, Per Store

-Drawing will be held on Friday, December 2nd

               Eichholz Flowers: Small Candle in Glass Holder
               
               Elite Martial Arts

               Elite Window Fashions: Three… read more

Holiday Pop-Up Shops on Mainstreet Waynesboro November 14, 2016


EAST END OF TOWN

44 E. Main: Phantom Entertainment (bounce houses, photo booth, kids activities)

26 E. Main St.: Holiday Marketplace featuring Twisted Gypsy, Rising Phoenix, craft kits and toys, holiday gift wrappers, Jusuru International, Tupperware, Younique the third week, Forest Friends, Thirty-One

30 E. Main St.: Battered… read more

Think Big Shop Small! November 14, 2016

Small Business Saturday Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016
Support the local economy and shop small this holiday season!

Chamber Members Business Deals for Small Business Saturday

Eichholz Flowers – 133 E. Main Street
30% OFF All Gifts Items in Store!
(carry out only - fresh cut flowers or other sale items not included)

Elite Martial Arts… read more

CenturyLink Offers Teachers and Technology Grants October 27, 2016

Full-time and PreK-12 teachers in public, private and/or charter schools in CenturyLink local service areas in the U.S. are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement.

To apply, teachers should visit www.centurylink.com/teachersandtechnology. The deadline for applications is midnight (Eastern), Jan. 12, 2017.

The… read more

2016 Fall Walking Parties Scheduled for Franklin County August 26, 2016

 

2016 FALL WALKING PARTIES SCHEDULE

**A detailed walking map/route will be provided at each walk**

The walks are FREE and open to everyone. Wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water! Walks are held rain or shine (except for thunderstorms and severe weather).

Please check the Community Walking… read more

Franklin County Tourism and Quality of Life Enhancement Grant August 19, 2016

The Franklin County Commissioners are pleased to announce the 2016 round of the Franklin County Tourism and Quality of Life Enhancement Grant.

To recieve the application and guidelines, contact the county's planning department at 717-261-3855 or planning@franklincountypa.gov.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

Franklin County has established a grant program to support the county’s tourism efforts and develop… read more

Grant Writing 101: Workshop May 24, 2016


Need money for a non-profit? Not sure how to get it?
Attend Grant Writing 101
When: Saturday, June 18th from 8:30am-12pm
Where: Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce
What: Led by Kirsten Hubbard, a successful grant writer who has worked with nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years. Register by Saturday, June 11th.  read more

Waynesboro Memorial Day Parade May 23, 2016


Waynesboro Memorial Day Parade
May 30th, 9am
Starts at Turkey Hill - Ends at Memorial Park
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Summer Jubilee Fesitval 2016 April 18, 2016

 Summer Jubilee 2016

8 am – 4 pm Craft Show

7:30 am Kids 1 mile Fun Run

8:00 am Firecracker 5K

9:30 am Flag Raising Ceremony / National Anthem

10:30 am 4th of July Parade-… read more

No Taxation without Relaxation: Kona Ice Chill Out Day April 13, 2016

No Taxation without Relaxation:
Kona Ice in Washington County to Host Third Annual
National Chill Out Day

Island-Themed Trucks to Give Away FREE Shaved Ice at Local Businesses in Washington County to Help Community Chill Out on Tax Day, Monday, April 18th

WHAT: With Tax Day right around the corner, many of us are reaching into our pockets to… read more

Cumberland Valley Pottery Festival April 11, 2016

The 11th Annual Cumberland Valley Pottery Festival will launch a weeklong series of pottery events beginning at Renfrew Institute's Earth Day Celebration and Festival of Art on April 30 and continuing throughout the week. The scheduled pottery events will take place at either the Ceramic Arts Center, 13 South Church Street in Waynesboro, Pa. or at the Penn State Mont… read more

Brewmaster Beer Festival Tickets On Sale March 28, 2016



Tickets are available at the chamber. $20 until April 15th. $25 after April 15th. $10 for Designated Drivers. read more

Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction Books Available March 28, 2016

 
35th Waynesboro Area Gala Cancer Auction: 4/9/2016
Green Grove Gardens, Greencastle

Auction Books are now available at the Chamber office


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Chamber Member Receives 1st Place Exhibit Associate Award March 24, 2016

Hagerstown, MD, March 20, 2016– L.T. Rush Stone & Fireplace Receives 1st Place Exhibit Associate Award at the Washington County Home show this past weekend.  There were over 135 vendors who participated in the event this year.

Owner, Larry Rush states “Our experienced friendly staff, commitment to excellent service, and top of the line products set us apart.” Sales Manager… read more

Chamber Travel Skype Information Session December 28, 2015

Chamber travel to the Amalfi Coast
-How much is the trip?
-Will there be a tour guide?
-What are the hotels like?
-Can you drink the water?!

Do you have some questions you'd like answered about the upcoming 2016 Chamber Travel trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast? Come to the chamber office at 118… read more

Holiday Giving November 9, 2015

Holiday Sign up has begun

Waynesboro Community and Human Services announces that sign up has begun to assist families this Holiday season. The Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day at Christ United Methodist Church from 11 AM until 1:00 PM. The dinner is open to anyone who will be alone on Thanksgiving or who does not have… read more

Waynesboro Holiday Happenings November 4, 2015



Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 20th
6:30p-8:00p

Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 21st
2:00p


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Downtown Banner Contest October 23, 2015

Mainstreet Waynesboro Planning Banner Contest to Redecorate Downtown District

The five galleries featured as part of Waynesboro’s “Destination ARTS!” initiative already provide an outlet for artists to display their work on a weekly basis, and soon, more of that talent can be seen by anyone just passing through the downtown district.

Volunteers from Mainstreet Waynesboro’s design committee are inviting members… read more

Celebrity Bartender Event October 19, 2015

Mainstreet Waynesboro, Inc.
13 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: 717-762-0397         Fax 717-762-4786

“Celebrity Bartender” Contest Scheduled Before Monday Night Football

Last year, two community leaders teamed up to raise more than $1,000 for the Mainstreet Waynesboro organization over the course of a few hours. Now, they’re inviting friends, family members and other area residents to help them reach… read more

Out of the Ore: Birds & Blooms August 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Franklin County Visitors Bureau

Janet Pollard or Lauren Cappuccio, 717-552-2977

 

Out of the Ore: Birds & Blooms

A ribbon cutting for the Out of the Ore: Birds & Blooms Walking Trail was held on Thursday, August 27. The event begins at the Trellis Terrace, adjacent to the Penn National Golf Course Clubhouse in Fayetteville and will… read more

Waynesborofest 2015 July 14, 2015

The Schedule for Waynesborofest is now available at the website:
www.waynesborofestpa.com

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Help Stuff the Bus: Chamber Office Drop July 14, 2015

The Chamber has become a drop off to help the United Way of Franklin County to



Drop the following items off at the chamber before August 14th

3-Ring Binders
Backpacks
Colored Pencils
Composition Notebooks
Notebook Paper
Construction Paper
Crayons read more

WASHS Cheer Squad Invited to Participate in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade May 4, 2015



By Nancy Mace

The Record Herald
Posted May. 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

WAYNESBORO
“New York, New York.”
The tune made famous by Frank Sinatra is running through the minds of nine students at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.
That’s because the girls, all members of the… read more

2015 Membership Directory Now Available April 17, 2015

This year's directory was done in-house and was expanded to include even more of the information area visitors and new residents need to know.

Pick up your directory at the following locations:
Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, 118 Walnut St., Suite 111
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library, 45 East Main Street
Representative Paul Schemel, 1402 East Main Street read more

Chamber holds ribbon cutting December 15, 2014


The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Itchin’ 2 Stitch. At center are owners Janet Pfeiffer and Pat Weaver surrounded by their family members, chamber representatives and local dignitaries.



Waynesboro, Pa. – The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to… read more

Chamber supports Small Business Saturday December 9, 2014


Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant Jessica Watson gives a ‘Shop Small’ welcome mat to Barbara Chandler, president of James Shoes, in preparation of Small Business Saturday.



The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce recently urged community members to shop and dine small on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29.

“Small Business… read more