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Centennial Celebration!

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The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has been celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout this year.

On November 18th, we held our
Centennial Celebration Dinner

It was an evening of history, fun and laughs! 

Please visit our photo gallery to share in the evening.
Photos were generously provided by Jerry Kalinoski.

To see any photo larger, right click and go to View Image.


Randy Ebersole, the evening's emcee, opens the program.


WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital President Tom Harlow makes comments as the presenting sponsor.


Chamber President and CEO Greg Buckler receives certificates on behalf of various local, regional and state organizations. Lebanon City Mayor Sherry Capello presents a proclamation.


Lebanon County Commissioner Bill Ames and 102nd State Representative Russ Diamond present certificates.


Soon to be retired 101st State Representative Mauree Gingrich presents to the Chamber.


Business of the Century finalist, Bell and Evans, represented by President Scott Sechler (left) receives a presentation as one of five finalists. Steve and Leeann Groff accept the Business of the Century Finalist award for Godshall's Weaver's Kutztown.


Long time retired Chamber employee Donna Eberly-Lehman is recognized and presented with a commemorative box filled with Wertz chocolate. Retired Chamber President and CEO Larry Bowman is presented with a commemorative box of chocolates as well.


Lebanon Valley College Chair of the Board of Trustrees Wes Dellinger (left) receives the Business of the Century Finalist award. Lebanon Valley Family YMCA CEO Phil Tipton (right) receives the Business of the Century Finalist award.


Attendees were asked to remain standing as businesses were sorted by the length of years in business. There was an impressive number of businesses who have been around for more than 50 years.


Lebanon City School District Superintendent Dr. Marianne Bartley and Salvation Army Captain Ernesto Portillo receive commemorative copies of Lebanopoly because their organizations were considered the two oldest in the room.


Past Chair Peter Gebhard (left) receives Lebanopoly as the past chair who is the most removed from serving with his term in 1983. WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital President Tom Harlow receives the Business of the Century Finalist award.


2016 Chairman of the Board, Ed Coyle from Buzgon Davis Law Offices, presents emcee and past chair Randy Ebersole with a gift.


On a stage flanked with past chairs of the Chamber, Ed Coyle announces the Business of the Century Winner, Bell & Evans. Chairman and President Scott Sechler approaches the stage to speak.


Bell & Evans President Scott Sechler speaks after receiving the award.

To see the award presentation and speech:  
 


Representatives from Bell & Evans stand with Chamber President Greg Buckler (second from left) and nominator Jeff Steckbeck (far right).


Past chairs in attendance: (seated from left) Peter Gebhard-1983, Thomas Dautrich-1984, David Stanilla-1985, Joseph McDonald Jr.-1987, Patrick Kerwin-1988, Susan Allwein-1991, Diana Hartman-2000, Cindy Heisey-2004, (standing from left) Tony Lucci-2005, Bob Richards-2006-07, Ginger Beamesderfer-2008, Dan Logar-2009, Tom Buzby-2010, Randy Ebersole-2012, Bill Mulligan-2013, Rodney Seidel-2015 and 2016 Chair Ed Coyle. All past chairs were gifted an Honored Past Chair sash to wear throughout the evening.
























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