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Chamber unveils magazine

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By Chris Sardelli

The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce unveiled its newest business directory magazine Thursday at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

It features a photo of the Lancaster County Courthouse on the cover and contains information for newcomers to the county, as well as a comprehensive business directory.

The magazine contains a feature story on efforts to rebuild the courthouse, and there are smaller spotlights on education, health care and recreation in the county.

“This is unique because it includes more brief descriptions of a lot of things going on in the county,” said Jay Rainey, chairman of the chamber. “This will entice visitors and newcomers to learn more about businesses here.”

Rainey said the updated magazine will complement several other publications printed in the county, including the Discover magazine published by The Lancaster News.

County Councilman Rudy Carter praised the chamber for creating the magazine, which he called a “wonderful asset to potential visitors.” He has noticed a great number of visitors stopping by county offices looking for more information and said the new magazine will be a good resource.

“It’s a tool to be used by new people coming to visit or are setting up new businesses. You can use it as a directory to find anything,” Carter said.

Carter was also pleased with the full-color photo of the courthouse on the cover.

“I think it’s great. It’s great to have the courthouse on the cover. It says a lot about Lancaster County. Although we had one person who tried to destroy it, the courthouse was like a phoenix rising from the ashes, better than ever,” he said.

Dean Faile, president and chief executive officer of the chamber, expects the magazine will be widely used.

“I’m extremely proud of the magazine,” Faile said. “With people coming into the northern part of the county, and the influx of people moving north from Florida into the county, many of them are interested in the area and want a copy of the magazine.”

Faile said the magazine had not been revised in more than three years. He said the chamber plans to release a new edition of the magazine every 18 months.

“This way we won’t leave new businesses out,” he said.  

The magazine is available at the chamber office, 453 Colonial Ave. For details, call the chamber, 283-4105.

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli  at csardelli@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 416-8416