The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce has several 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 of Greencastle, Antrim Township, the Greencastle-Antrim School District, and Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC). Each Board member serves 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 and 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.
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; and maintain utility equipment including purchasing recommendations.
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; 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.)
The 2020 date for the Annual Banquet and Silent Auction is Thursday, October 1.
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.
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.
The 2020 Craft Beer & Wine Fest will be held on April 11.
3rd Saturdays in the Square
Purpose: Attract people to the downtown area promoting community participation and healthy commerce. The Committee for 3rd Saturdays in the Square shares the responsibilities of planning and support the event as needed.
The 2020 dates are May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15 & September 19.
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. The 2020 Golf Tournament will be held on June 5.
Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days
Purpose: Promote Greencastle-Antrim downtown businesses and awareness of the G-A area. The Sidewalk Days Committee facilitates contact with local businesses, churches, and civic groups and other vendors to encourage participation in Sidewalk Days.
The 2020 dates for the 53rd Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days are Friday & Saturday, July 10 and 11.
Purpose: Promote Greencastle-Antrim community heritage; promote downtown Greencastle and it’s outlying community.
The Heritage Christmas Committee helps with the selection for the tree in the Square, the tree lighting ceremony, Home Tour, and Light It Up contest. Volunteers also help fill the rolls for Heritage Christmas characters including Apple Annie, Belsnickels, and friendly snowmen.
The 2020 dates for Heritage Christmas in the Square are Fridays, November 20 for the Annual Tree Lighting and December 4 & 11.