In this episode we sit down for a conversation with Tom Baldridge and Cheryl Irwin, president and vice president of The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the professional association of 2,500 businesses across the county.

Earlier this spring The Chamber unveiled its strategic plan for the next three years, and in the fist half of the show we talk about that plan as a whole and focus in on the soon-to-be-launched “Buy Local” campaign.

In the second half, Tom explains the details of The Chamber’s sustainable cities initiative, which is uniting chambers that represent Pennsylvania’s third-class cities (which are all cities except Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Scranton). Together the coalition will advocate for reform in state control of the cities’ activities.

For more information about The Lancaster Chamber, visit their website, which includes bios of Tom and Cheryl. In the show they also invite Lancast listeners to give The Chamber a call at (717) 397-3531.

Additionally, you can find The Chamber on Twitter as @Lanc_Chamber and on Facebook.

Support for this episode provided by Lapp Structures and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

Theme music: Invisible Walls by Revolution Void
Break music: Dans un petit verre d’eau by David

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