The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce has eleven standing committees in addition to the Board of Directors Executive Committee. Each of the following committees includes at least one member of the Board of Directors; the Board member may choose to be the chairperson but is not required to do so. Board members are encouraged to invite other individuals, whether members of the Chamber or of the G-A community at large, to participate on a committee. Volunteers are valued, and it is the Chamber’s aim to use the strengths of each volunteer according to their passion to enhance overall success of the project.
Board of Directors
Purpose: Twelve elected representatives of the Chamber membership responsible for the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce operations
The Board also includes representatives selected from four local entities including the Borough, Township, School District, and GAADC. Each Board Member is required to serve on various standing committees.
The Board meets monthly on the second Thursday.
Purpose: Monthly meeting with the Chamber staff to discuss operations and provide guidance as well as input. Consists of the Executive Board elected by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Board meets prior to the full Board monthly on the second Thursday.
Business Education Partnership
Purpose: Sponsor a career expo for Greencastle-Antrim High School students
This committee works with the high school staff to identify speakers and make arrangements for the meetings in April. The high school expo is held in the gymnasium.
Meets Periodically throughout the year.
Building and Maintenance Committee
Purpose: Oversee the Chamber property and its maintenance; maintain signage on Route 11 North and South and Interstate-81; manage the apartment rental; maintain utility equipment including purchasing recommendations
Meets as needed
Purpose: Member engagement
The membership committee oversees production of a membership directory, carries responsibility for planning the annual banquet including the annual James P. Oliver Award and the silent auction; organizes the Ambassador Program; and provides feedback to the Executive Director on recruitment, retention, benefits and member relations. (The G-ACC Executive Director handles breakfasts/Mixers/and Seminar programs.)
Meets monthly except for May, June, November and December
The 2018 date for the Annual Banquet and Silent Auction is Thursday, September 20.
Government Affairs Committee
Purpose: Represent the Chamber on the county level
The Government Affairs Committee acts as advocate on issues important to the business community or issues to improve the business climate in Franklin County by keeping the lines of communication open between the local Chambers of Commerce.
Meets the first Wednesday of every month in Chambersburg except July, August, and December
Purpose: Focus is on the fiscal management of the Chamber
The Finance Committee prepares the annual budget, performs audits as necessary and assists in funding operations including grant applications and assessments. Meets monthly during the last quarter and as needed
Craft Beer Fest
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an opportunity for people to spend a day in Greencastle and sample local craft beer and wine. Proceeds for the event benefit the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.
Meets monthly or as needed closer to the event
The 2018 Craft Beer & Wine Fest will be held on April 14.
Purpose: Attract people to the downtown area promoting community participation and healthy commerce.
The Seasonal Marketplace Committee shares the responsibilities of planning and support the event as needed.
Meets as needed
The 2018 dates for the Spring and Fall Seasonal Marketplaces are Saturday, May 19 and September 15, respectively.
Purpose: Raise money for the Chamber while creating a self-promotion business event
Members of the Golf Tournament Committee seek sponsors and work with Greencastle Greens to make a premier event filled with fun and entertainment. Members also plan the menu and beverage selections.
Meets February through July
The 2018 Golf Tournament will be held on is June 1.
Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days
Purpose: Promote Greencastle-Antrim retail businesses
The Sidewalk Days Committee facilitates contact with local businesses, churches, and civic groups and other vendors to encourage participation in Sidewalk Days. Committee work is divided up into subgroups for planning and implementation.
Meets February through August
The 2018 dates for the 51st Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days are Friday & Saturday, July 13 and 14.
Purpose: Promote Greencastle-Antrim community heritage; promote downtown Greencastle and it’s outlying community, especially as destination for shopping
The Heritage Christmas Committee is divided into sub-committees including sponsor solicitation/fundraising; entertainment; food and craft vendors; publicity and advertising; tree selection and lighting ceremony; ornament; Lights of Love program and ceremony; Window Display Program; Home Tour; Light it Up contest; and seeking individuals to fill the rolls of Heritage Christmas characters (Apple Annie; Christmas Angel; Belsnickels; Snowmen; and Reindeer). In addition, there may be other committees formed to promote new events.
Meets monthly April-December
The 2018 dates for Heritage Christmas are Fridays, November 16 (tree lighting) and December 7, 14 and 21. Other dates are TBD.