The work of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC would not be possible without the support of our Board Members and Investors. Every month get to know one of our Chamber Board Members in our “Chamber Board Monthly Spotlight” series. This month get to know Boyer & Ritter CEO Bob Murphy. Bob started his career with Boyer & Ritter right after graduation and has been there for 42 years, serving as CEO for the last 15. After Boyer & Ritter received the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year award in 2014, Bob served on the Catalyst Awards committee for several years and has served on the Chamber’s Board since 2017.
Please tell us a little bit about your business or organization.
Boyer & Ritter is a regional CPA and advisory firm based in Camp Hill. Our mission is to assist clients in their pursuit of success. Boyer & Ritter is proud to be among the region’s top accounting firms and we are honored to be recognized by our clients as a consistent winner of the Best of Accounting Award from ClearlyRated for providing superior client service. Our road to becoming one of Pennsylvania’s leading firms is the product of skilled client advisors and a focus on client service. Boyer & Ritter assists clients in all aspects of tax, audit, and advisory services. Our industry concentrations include dealerships, construction, government, nonprofit, education, manufacturing, and small business. Also consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, Boyer & Ritter fosters a work culture of collaboration, and we value giving back to our community. Our success is connected to our people, and the businesses and communities we serve.
What do you like most about being a chamber member?
I appreciate the value of keeping up with developments in the Harrisburg Region. That’s why the events and networking opportunities are even more valuable and enjoyable for me. I have made many business connections because of attending those events and have gained tremendous knowledge from my conversations with key business leaders. I’ve had the chance to meet great people, many of whom have also become friends and clients along the way.
Why did you become a board member?
As a business leader and as an advisor to numerous clients who are also business leaders, I felt it was important to leverage my expertise in accounting to contribute to our region and the business community’s growth. I appreciate the opportunity to advocate for businesses that support the economic development of our region.
What do you think people should know about the Chamber?
Being a chamber member is just the beginning. There are ample opportunities to be involved and contribute to our economic development. The Chamber’s events are unmatched in terms of networking and access to influential voices of change. Not taking advantage of those opportunities is a missed opportunity every time.
Any other information you would like people to know?
I feel blessed to have grown up in this area. I am a Camp Hill graduate, went to IUP for 4 years, and returned to the area and have been here ever since. I have witnessed the transformation of the area, over many decades, from the building of Strawberry Square, the revitalization of 2nd street to the tremendous growth in the area giving opportunities for many. For many years the region lost a great many local college grads (including my children) to other areas for lack of opportunities and big city amenities. Now I believe many of the local college grads are seeing opportunities and benefits staying, working and living in our region (once again, including my children are beginning to move back). I believe the chamber has played a part in that transformation over many decades. I hope my participation has helped future generations to see the benefit of the Harrisburg area.