Annual Gathering

One of our signature events, we host our Annual Gathering in the spring of each year, inviting hundreds of business professionals, government officials, and community leaders from across the mid-state to join us as our largest fundraiser of the year. Each of our annual gathering’s includes a nationally-renowned speaker, networking opportunities and more. During the event, the Chamber honors its volunteer leadership, reflects on successes of the past year, with a majority of the evening used by our featured speaker.

For more information regarding event sponsorship, please contact Lindsey Holtzman, Director of Events, at or call (717) 232-4099.


March 27, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Hershey Lodge


2018 Annual gathering:

An Evening With Shawn Achor

For our 2018 event, we were proud to welcome New York Times best-selling author and Oprah-endorsed happiness guru Shawn Achor to our 2018 Annual Spring Gathering. Shawn is the author of two best-selling books on happiness, “Before Happiness” and “The Happiness Advantage.” Shawn’s TED talk on “the happy secret to better work” has been viewed over 15 million times – among the site’s 20 most popular lectures, beating out a talk by Steve Jobs. Shawn Achor’s talks have taken him to over 50 countries and to a wide range of audiences from the White House to the NFL, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, schoolchildren in South Africa, farmers in Zimbabwe, as well as numerous Fortune 100 companies, the NBA, and the Pentagon.

2017 Annual gathering:

An Evening With Daymond John

Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank, Daymond John continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment and beyond.7

2016 Annual Gathering:

An Evening With Seth Godin

In 2016, we welcomed Seth Godin as our keynote speaker, one of today’s most influential business thinkers and the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “Seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. He
writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything.