Ephrata Chamber Supports Education Foundation

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The Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce (EACC) will sponsor its Annual Ephrata Area Family Night at the Ball Park on Friday, June 26 at the Reading Fightin Phils stadium. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. with fireworks immediately following.

This well-attended annual event serves two purposes for the Chamber. First and foremost, it promotes a sense of community among all the businesses and their employees and customers in the wide-ranging area of the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce. Secondly, it serves as a fundraiser for the many programs that the Chamber provides for the communities and businesses of the Ephrata Area.

The Ephrata Chamber’s educational mission includes partnerships with local school districts in order to help prepare students to enter the workforce by learning bases on real workplace experiences that may provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college, career and life.

For the past seven years, EACC has been proud to “team” up with the Ephrata High School Sports and Entertainment Marketing class, with the partnership always “hitting a home run!” During the month of May, the students competed in a Celebrity Apprentice style marketing initiative to see which team and team member could sell the most tickets. This unique collaboration with the Chamber allowed the students to put into action the marketing strategies learned in class, by making education a personally relevant, engaging experience. Their hard work was rewarded with prizes provided by members of the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce. Partial proceeds from this event will benefit the Ephrata Area Education Foundation.

There are still tickets left for the game. Contact the Ephrata Chamber of Com-merce office for more information (16 East Main Street, Suite 1) or 717-738-9010.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, is Michele McHenry (EACC Pres-ident), Dr. William Funk (President, Ephrata Area Education Foundation) and Cindy Mellinger (EACC Secretary and Fightin Phils Coordinator).

Last Updated (Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:24)

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