Cumberland Valley Business Alliance  Host Economic Development Breakfast; Announces Outstanding Real Estate Improvements…Congrats Barrel House & Others

Cumberland Valley Business Alliance Host Economic Development Breakfast; Announces Outstanding Real Estate Improvements…Congrats Barrel House & Others

The Cumberland Valley Business Alliance (CVBA) hosted the Economic Development Breakfast at Green Grove Gardens on Thursday, July 21. The event, sponsored by F&M Trust, recognized six businesses for their property improvements accomplished in 2021.

The winners were recognized for outstanding real estate improvements. Franklin County Housing Authority won in the category that included up to $150,000; The Barrel House for $150,000 to $500,000; Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation for the Kaley Field Project for $500,000 to $1M; Premier HVAC Services for $1M to $5M; Franklin County Government for the Franklin County Judicial Center for $10M and up; and Zoeller Real Estate Company for Historic Preservation.

Mike Ross from Franklin County Area Development Corporation was the keynote speaker, with Steve Christian from the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, Jocelyn Melton of the CVBA board and Debby Cunningham from Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce announcing the winners and Bill Kick, chair of the CVBA Board of Directors, emceeing.Laura Wallace of Aura Properties shared a future perspective for downtown Greencastle and Sam Thrush of Downtown Chambersburg, Inc., shared an update on Chambersburg.“Congratulations to our winners this year. All have shown exceptional work that is vital to the development of the Cumberland Valley. We appreciate their hard work, dedication and determination to follow through with these projects and to see the potential of our region,” Christian said.

Special thanks to the Table sponsors including Blue Spring Egg Farm – Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch Inc.; Boyer & Ritter; Franklin County Government; Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.; Keystone Health; Manitowoc Cranes; Noelker & Hull Associates, Inc.; Patriot Federal Credit Union; SEK, CPAs & Advisors; Shafer Equipment Company; and Wilson College.

For more information on the event or to nominate for next year’s awards, email or call 717-597-4610.

The Cumberland Valley Business Alliance is a partnership between the Chambersburg and Greencastle-Antrim chambers of commerce. CVBA is the largest business advocacy organization in Franklin County with more than 850 members. It is committed to the prosperity of its members while enhancing the quality of life in the Cumberland Valley area. For more information, visit

Rotary: Battle of the Minds 2021, The Institute

Rotary: Battle of the Minds 2021, The Institute

Thursday, September 30th * 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Green Grove Gardens
Battle of the Minds—the ultimate trivia challenge!
NOTICE: This event was rescheduled from last year, when the originally-planned event was cancelled due to Covid.
In 2021, the event may look a little different, but with safety protocols in place, we plan to engage in a Battle of the Minds!
The Institute was selected as The Rotary Club of Waynesboro’s non-profit co-sponsor of the 2021 Battle of the Minds fundraiser event. 
Plan to enjoy an evening at Green Grove Gardens that includes a silent auction, live auction, cocktail hour, fabulous meal—and the main attraction, the Battle of the Minds trivia game—all while raising funds for not one but TWO great community causes!
The game pits each table against the others in a Trivial Pursuit-style game with multiple choice questions.
When a question appears on the screen, each table will have 10 seconds to choose their best answer and respond using an electronic remote.
The leader board is updated throughout the game and the winner will leave with more than just pride.
The winning team will receive an $800 cash prize.
Check out the Battle of the Minds website for more information, and stay tuned for more details from The Institute!

Summer Wine-Down Festival taking place August 6th at Green Grove Gardens

We cordially invite you to join us on August 6, 2016 for this year’s Summer Wine-Down Festival brought to you by 104.7 WAYZ and NOW 92.1! Held on the beautifully landscaped Green Grove Gardens, a premier event center for fully-catered weddings, fund-raisers, auctions, concerts, meetings, parties, craft shows and more. Tickets are on sale now! VIP tickets are $40 and include food, indoor seating, and separate restroom facilities. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Designated drivers/Under 21 tickets are $10 and children 12 and under are free. VIP entry will open at 11:00 a.m. with general admission following at noon. All general admission and VIP tickets include a festival wine glass. The festival will also feature booths from local craft and food vendors and live musical entertainment by A Cappella & Unplugged, Shawan and The Wonton, and DJ Bizzy. Don’t miss out on wine tastings from seven area wineries and don’t forget to take some home for later!

To purchase tickets, go to