About the Chamber
Our Vision is to be the recognized leader in fostering business development in the Central Cumberland County area.
To be a catalyst that will actively promote and support responsible economic growth in the Carlisle region, while continuing to provide enhanced benefits for our membership and a vibrant quality of life for our community.
What does the Chamber do, exactly?
Founded in 1913, the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce has been serving the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Area for more than 100 years. Our mission is to serve as a community catalyst that encourages and supports economic growth and stability. How exactly do we do that?
Through listening to and meeting the needs of our members and community, as best we can.
In order to do that:
- We help connect people to what they need to start a business here, grow a business here -- or even move a business to Carlisle.
- We plan, host, and partner in diverse networking and professional-development events.
- We foster dialogue and communication with our members and community partners, about how we can better support them.
- We offer exclusive advertising opportunities to members, that showcase their business.
...and much, much more!
We also help guests and tourists find what they're looking for, in order to have the best visit possible. Need recommendations for everything from lodging to shopping and sightseeing while you're in town? We can refer you to chamber members and community partners. And if you're staying longer than a vacation, we can help with relocation information, too!
In addition to our board and staff, Chamber Committees help plan and lead ways to best serve our members and community. If you are a member or plan on joining soon, please also consider contacting us about how you can get involved through a committee!
Mission: To serve as the coordinating committee for Chamber-related special events and aid in the development of new events.
Carlisle Business Education Foundation (CBEF)
Mission: To provide educational and developmental experiences to enhance the effectiveness of businesses through workshops, seminars, and informational programs.
Subcommittees Include: Education Committee, Event Development Committee, Community Development Committee
Mission: To provide feedback on current events and insight into what new events would most benefit Carlisle Chamber members.
Legislative Affairs Committee
Mission: To partner with local officials and work cooperatively in sharing a common vision for the Carlisle region and to develop new promotions and events.
Subcommittee: Transportation Committee
Mission: To increase membership through strong recruitment and retention programs, communicate with members, heighten public awareness and appreciation of Chamber programs, activities and objectives.
Carlisle Young Professionals (CYP)
Mission: CYP is a group of individuals that share the common vision of making Carlisle the best place to live, work, and play through the achievement of a broad social, business, political and civic agenda.
Carlisle Area Personnel Association (CAPA)
Mission: To provide an ethical, central foundation of information in the area of personnel policies, labor relations, wages/salaries, benefits, training, and other human resource matters.