Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry to Host April 15 Business Sustainability Conference

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Join The Chamber, together with our affiliate Lancaster County Business Group on Health, for the inaugural Business Sustainability Conference to learn how people, planet and prosperity can enhance the future of your business. Hear from a global company on how they incorporate sustainable practices, learn the ins and outs of becoming green certified from a panel of local businesses, discuss practical ways you can protect the planet and explore why employee engagement is important for longevity.

 

Keynote Address:

“Sustainability Brought to Life”
featuring Sam Beiler, President & CEO of Auntie Anne’s, Inc.

After breakfast, the Conference will kick off with a presentation from Auntie Anne’s, Inc.’s Sam Beiler on how Auntie Anne’s works toward becoming a more sustainable business. He will define what it means to cultivate a corporate environment that promotes sustainability in the broadest sense.

Workshops:

“Corporate Culture Starts at the Top”
featuring Dr. Anthony Skiadas, owner of Smilebuilderz & Bob Rush, director, human resources & Sharon Habanec, director of resident life and wellness of Willow Valley Retirement Communities

“Everyday Green”
featuring Fritz Schroeder, director, LIVE Green of Lancaster Investment in a Vibrant Economy & Rick Frescatore, president of Fresco Green Building Supply Store

“Steps Toward Employee Engagement”
featuring Phil Wenger, found and chairman of the board of Isaac’s Restaurant & Deli, Dr. Matt Mullins, owner of Chiropractic 1st & Lori Berquist, senior vice president of employment of Fulton Bank

“Infusing Sustainability into Your Culture”
featuring Chip Cargas, CEO of Cargas Systems

Luncheon & Panel Discussion:

“Journey to Green Plus Certification:
featuring Mary Renner, president of Laser Plus & Ralph Simpson, president & CEO of Warfel Construction Company; facilitated by Chris Carmody, executive director of Green Plus, Institute for Sustainable Development

In a facilitated discussion, participants in The Chamber’s Green Plus program will reflect on their experiences achieving their certifications. The Chamber’s Green Plus program combines online tools with advice from other businesses and universities to help small businesses assess their business performance, as well as their environmental and community stewardship to create sustainability plans. Learn from the panel how you can practically incorporate sustainable best practices into your business, and use available resources and expertise to improve your efforts.

Roundtable Discussions:

Join other professionals in focusing on how sustainability can fit into your company’s business plan and daily routine. Learn from your peers and expert facilitators as you share your ideas and questions surrounding sustainability – everything from people to planet.

The price to attend for Chamber members is $125 each; $95 each for 2+ attendees from the same company; and $40 each for the luncheon and panel discussion only. The cost for non-members is $250 each and $80 each for the luncheon and panel discussion only.

Exhibit at the Business Sustainability Conference:

 

Do you want to put your products and services in front of an audience with an interest in business sustainability? Then exhibiting at the Conference is for you. Register today to exhibit and display your services or products to an audience of top level businesspersons, HR professionals and others interested in creating and maintaining sustainable business and community.

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