Franklin County Photo Contest

Franklin County Photo Contest

Calling all photographers!
The County of Franklin is calling for photo submissions to help tell the story of Franklin County.
Showcase your creativity by submitting captured images of what you love about your community, its people and its culture.
Submitted entries will be used to highlight Franklin County across a variety of mediums.
We are seeking photos from all corners of the county in the following categories:
  • Scenic/Landscapes
  • Nature: plants, wildlife, the four seasons
  • Franklin County Towns & Communities: cityscapes, iconic architecture, neighborhoods
  • Agriculture: farms, barns, livestock, produce, orchards, farmers markets
  • Festivals & Events
  • Business, Industry & Commerce
  • Religious & Educational Institutions: churches, schools, universities
  • Food: restaurants, cafes, pubs, ice cream stands, etc.
  • Arts, Culture, Historic Sites & Local Attractions
  • Recreation
  • Housing & Real Estate
  • Healthcare/Human Services
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Aerial/Drone Shots
A first-place prize will be awarded for each category.
Prizes will also be awarded for one first, second, and third-place overall winner.
Winners will be announced and recognized publicly by any of the following means: social media, press releases, county website, etc.
Photos can be submitted until December 30, 2022.
There is no fee to participate in this contest.
Entries will not be accepted without a completed and signed entry form.
Click here to learn more about this.
Chamber Power Hour, Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Power Hour, Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

“Are Tax Mistakes and Changes Costing Your Business?”
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 * 10:30 AM
Join us for a FREE Power Hour via Zoom with Penn State Mont Alto LaunchBox.
There are some common tax mistakes that cost many business owners thousands a year.
Bev Stitely, E. A. will review some of these missed opportunities for saving and share tax law changes that will affect you or your business.
Register here
2021 Women’s Seminar, Rhodes Grove Conference Center

2021 Women’s Seminar, Rhodes Grove Conference Center

May 11th, 2021 *  8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Rhodes Grove Conference Center
This year’s women’s seminar is titled: “Flexible and Focused – The Character of Today’s Women Business Leaders.”
Guest Speakers – Katherine Titus, Jocelyne Melton, Sherri Stahl
The seminar includes a morning brunch complete with fancy tea and baked dainties.  Specialty vendors will also be on hand for shopping.
G-ACC Members – $25/person
REGISTER HERE
Non-Members – $30/person
REGISTER HERE
Sponsored by F&M Trust
Franklin County PA Tourism Summit Set For September 26

Franklin County PA Tourism Summit Set For September 26

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is holding a Tourism Summit at the 11/30 Visitors Center on September 26, 8 AM to Noon. It will recap FCVB’s first year in the new visitors center, look ahead to 2020, and provide tourism partners an opportunity to share highlights of their organization or business. The goal is to share and learn and expand the footprint of tourism in Franklin County.

Keynote speaker Mickey Schaefer will present Driving Tourism Through Quality Experience. The presentation will help summit participants to understand strategies to make visitors experiences better. A good visitor experience is the way to bring more visitors, return visitors, and increase spending throughout the county. Schaefer is the founder of The EXPERIENCE Institute, a companion of the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program, and is an inductee into the Events Industry Council’s Hall of Fame.

Tourism brings $350 million in visitors spending to Franklin County’s economy and generates nearly $1 million in room tax that supports heritage, culture, agricultural and recreational vitality. To frame tourism’s importance and integrated value in both an economic and quality of life perspective, a panel discussion will follow the keynote. Panelists include Mike Ross of Franklin County Area Development Corporation, Katie Hess of South Mountain Partnership, Matthew Ross of Southcentral PA Works, Janet Pollard of Franklin County Visitors Bureau, and Mickey Schaefer.

The public, non-profits, and tourism-related or tourism-supporting businesses are welcome. There is no charge to register. Contact FCVB at 717.552.2977 or visit Eventbrite to register.