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New Appointments to Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors


CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (February 29, 2016) – On February 29, 2016, the Cumberland County Commissioners approved four new appointments to the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) Board of Directors.

The three members of CAEDC, Commissioners Vince DiFilippo, Gary Eichelberger and Jim Hertzler, held a special meeting on Monday to approve the appointment of the four new board members.

New members include Andrew Notarfrancesco, JEM Group; Lance Miller, Carlisle Events; Lani Longarzo, Shippensburg University Foundation; and Susan Tandle, The Warrell Corporation.

Notarfrancesco is the Director of Operations for the JEM Group, a local construction services firm located in Harrisburg. Miller is the co-owner of Carlisle Events which hosts 11 auto events and four auctions a year, eight of which take place on the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Longarzo is the Director of Major Gifts at the Shippensburg University Foundation. The Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization responsible for increasing private support for Shippensburg University. Tandle is the Vice President of Administration and Organizational Development at The Warrell Corporation, a local provider of high-quality confectionary products.

Reappointed CAEDC Board of Directors officers include:

“I’d like to welcome our four new members and thank those rotating off the board, including Bill Miller, Leslie Folmer Clinton, Tammy Shearer and Jim Clymer for their years of service,” said CAEDC Board Chair, Doug Callenberger.

The CAEDC Board will be focused on the Strategic Economic Development Plan for Cumberland County, which was approved by the County Commissioners in December to be the chapter on economic development for the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

High-level goals for the plan include: Increase the Commercial & Industrial Tax Base, Increase the Median Income & Opportunities for the Broadest Array of Residents and Maintain a Diversified Industry Base. Defined industry clusters for the purpose of business attraction and retention include tourism, food processing/agribusiness, transportation and warehousing, health care and social assistance, manufacturing and professional services. View more about the plan here.

For a complete list of CAEDC’s Board of Directors and Community Liaisons visit www.cumberlandbusiness.com.

CAEDC is Cumberland County’s authorized agency charged with leveraging and promoting Cumberland Valley’s economic development and tourism assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve the quality of life. Offices are located at 53 W. South Street, Carlisle PA. For more information, visit www.cumberlandbusiness.com and www.visitcumberlandvalley.com.

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