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Business briefs - March 13

March 12, 2011

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce welcomed eight new members in February: H&R Block, 960 S. Main St.; R T Commercial Inc., 5121 Coffey Ave., employment services; TNT Fireworks, 1160 Superior Ave.; McCartney Inc., Dry Run, Pa., farm; Clearview Window Washing, Chambersburg; Hornbaker's Small Engine Repair and Welding, 951A Progress Road; The Cottage Pub and Restaurant, 572 Wayne Ave.; and The John Allison Public House, 104 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa.

The Chamber is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and now has 922 members.

For information about joining the Chamber, contact Doug Harmon at 717-264-7101, ext. 202, send e-mail to dharmon@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.


Lead4Life Inc.

Lead4Life Inc. has been awarded the Washington County Diversion Program, a program of the Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families.  

The WCDP services first-time youthful offenders, Child In Need of Services and a mentoring initiative. The WCDP is focused on keeping youth from moving forward into the juvenile justice system.    

Lead4Life Inc. has formed a mentoring advisory board for the WCDP that will help develop and implement the mentoring initiative. The board will ensure effective program implementation, assist in recruitment and develop training, as well as develop pro-social activities for participants of the mentoring initiative.

The initiative operates three types of mentoring programs: one-to-one, group and peer-to-peer. The at-risk youth who are referred for mentoring relationships are involved in the WCDP.

The board is composed of professionals and parents within the community whose goals are aligned with Lead4Life Inc.'s philosophy, which centers on the idea that it takes a village to raise a child.

Board members are Angela St. Clair, Lead4Life Inc.; Brook Kerbs, Mental Health Authority; Carolyn Brooks, Washington County Head Start; Eileen Narkunas, Washington County Board of Education; Eddie Vanmetre, Washington County Department of Social Services; Loretta Wright, Memorial Recreation; Melissa Nearchos, Washington County CP;  Nikki Snider, Washington County Health Department; Rick Growden, Washington County Department of Juvenile Services; Robin Morris, Hospice of Washington County; Shalam Black-Lane, Teens Have Choices; and Vivian Miller, parent.

If you are interested in mentoring a youth or becoming involved with the mentoring initiative, contact St. Clair at 301-791-7314 or send e-mail to stclair@firstchance4u.org.

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