CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ann L. Wagner has paid her dues in the business community over 30 years, serving on boards and committees and "picking up trash at ChambersFest."
Her efforts were rewarded Thursday when the co-owner of Ludwig's Jewelers was inducted into the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. Wagner becomes the first woman inducted into the hall, past chamber president Paul Luka said during the annual chamber business breakfast.
"She has been a community ambassador and Chamber of Commerce volunteer for over 30 years," Luka said. He noted that another borough businessman, Olympia Candy Kitchen owner Will Pananes, calls her "the First Lady of Downtown Chambersburg."
Wagner has been involved with the board of directors of the Downtown Business Council since 1975 and the first woman to chair the organization, Luka said. She also was on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce from 1997 to 2003 and chaired the Marble Building Committee, helping to transform a former bank building on Memorial Square into the Chambersburg Heritage Center.