Cumberland Valley Business Alliance: County Chambers announce partnership

Two county Chambers of Commerce today announced a new partnership to benefit local businesses.

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce announced the formation of a joint business partnership; the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance (CVBA).

CVBA is an alliance created to serve as a unified voice of business in the Cumberland Valley region. It has a combined membership approaching 1,000 businesses. This member-driven partnership allows the two organizations to retain their individuality in their respective communities while fostering a stronger voice for local businesses.

“This alliance gives both chambers the opportunity to serve more of the Franklin County business community through combined resources; larger audiences and expanded member services,” said Stephen Christian, CVBA president and president of the Chambersburg Chamber. “CVBA truly embodies our joint mission of helping our members prosper.” 

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Each chamber will remain governed by its board of directors, retain its local office and host its community events. CVBA will arrange special business networking events for the combined membership including an annual meeting, mixers and other activities.

Under the partnership, members of the two chambers automatically receive one, single membership. That package delivers greater access to business resources, streamlined communications to the larger CVBA audience and more.

Innovative approach

“CVBA offers an innovative approach for us to channel the talents and resources of both chambers into one powerful alliance,” said G-A Chamber Executive Director Debby Cunningham. “The ability to retain our individuality while capitalizing on our combined strengths will enable us to significantly increase our opportunities to enhance the local economy and community.”

Members of the Chambersburg and Greencastle-Antrim boards of directors will govern CVBA to ensure the partnership aligns with each organization’s mission and values.

A CVBA Launch Party will kick off the new organization June 8 from 4-6 p.m. at Antrim BIC Church. Business representatives and community leaders can learn more about the partnership; and how it will benefit their business at the event.

To learn more, visit CVBAlliance here. To become a member, contact CVBA Membership Director Jordan Nace here or 717-264-7101.

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