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The Chamber

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be the recognized leader in fostering business development in the Central Cumberland County area.

Our Mission

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.

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Our Core Values


Connecting members through collaborative programs and events allows for us to construct a vast and strong business community.


Relationship is what we build with each one of our members. We work as a team to engage them within the Chamber Family. These relationships construct and interweave a business community network.


As a trusted leader in the Carlisle area, the Chamber strives to hold itself and our members to high standards of accountability. Through honesty and transparency, we aim to earn the loyalty of our members to help their business thrive.

What does the Chamber do, exactly?

Founded in 1913, the 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. You can check out our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan to understand how we will fulfill our mission.

We listen to our members, as well as our community partners to ensure the Carlisle Area thrives

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!

Chamber Committees

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 provide educational and developmental experiences to enhance the effectiveness of businesses through workshops, seminars, and informational programs.

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.

Mission:  To increase membership through strong recruitment and retention programs, communicate with members, heighten public awareness and appreciation of Chamber programs, activities and objectives.

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.

Mission: We aim to coordinate between businesses and our schools to ensure student education in business settings to increase the student's overall knowledge of different skills and aptitude to ensure preparation for entry into the workforce.

Mission: To provide an event series that equip emerging professional the necessary skills and knowledge to help propel them forward in the career path. 

Mission: To provide development programs that promote and value diversity, equity, and belonging to attract a resilient workforce so our member business community and its workforce thrives.

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