Keystone Business Alliance Welcomes Tony Crerand to Board of Directors
Tony Crerand, Regional Director of Operations for Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health, was appointed to the Keystone Business Alliance Board of Directors at the chamber's July board meeting. In his role with Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health, Tony oversees the operations of primary care facilities as well as ambulatory, laboratory, physical therapy, imaging and other ancillary services and administrative functions for the health system. Tony partners with physician leaders and other senior executives to strategically plan for the addition of health care facilities and services across the community, with a particular focus on outreach to underserved populations.
After spending nearly 15 years working in health care practice management, marketing and human resources in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Tony's real passion is in his current role where he gets to marry his business acumen with his servant leader mindset to provide access to health care services for all people.
A native of York, PA, Tony holds a BS in business, majoring in pharmaceutical marketing with a finance minor from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA and earned his MBA from York College of Pennsylvania. He resides in downtown Lancaster with his fiancé, Bill Cook and their 3 year old beagle, Cooper, where they are currently planning their New Year’s Eve, 2018 wedding.
Metropolitan Community Church
of the Spirit
Members of Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit
pose in downtown Harrisburg.
Photo Credit: Deb McClain. Used with permission.
Harry Young, Keystone Business Alliance Executive Director, had the opportunity to connect with Deb McClain with Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit’s Hand Up ministry to learn more about the program and what it means to be a faith-based, not-for-profit chamber member. Hand Up has been serving our community since January with the leadership of Deb McClain, MCCS member and past president of CPGLCC.
Read what Deb McClain had to say in her interview.
Keystone Business Alliance Joins Open to All Campaign
Harrisburg, PA – Keystone Business Alliance – Central PA’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce – has signed on to Open to All, a nationwide public engagement campaign to build understanding and discussion about the importance of nondiscrimination laws. KBA joins more than 200 other organizations and businesses across the United States in support of the campaign.
For more of the story, read the KBA Joins Open to All press release (DOCX file, 12 KB).
Keystone Business Alliance Receives Chamber Development Grant from National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo
Justin Nelson (far right), Co-Founder & President, NGLCC, and Jason Rae (far left), Director of Affiliate Relations, NGLCC, present a $2,500 grant from NGLCC and Wells Fargo to Keystone Business Alliance board members and staff: (from left) Steven Funk; Cory Messinger, Board Chair; Lauren Donahoe; Harry Young, Executive Director; Phillip Neiswender, Treasurer; and Erica Koup.
September 14, 2018
Washington, D.C. – The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, recognized excellence in local chambers on August 16 at the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Keystone Business Alliance, formerly Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, was proud to be honored with a grant in the amount of $2,500. Funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered by NGLCC, grants are targeted towards programs that foster the development, growth, and sustainability of certified LGBT Businesses Enterprises® (LGBTBEs®).
For more of the story, read the KBA Receives Chamber Development Grant press release (DOCX file, 874 KB).
Certified LGBTBE Businesses
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:00 PM
Rock Ford, 881 Rock Ford Road, Lancaster PA
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Hammaker's Flower Shop, 839 Market Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043
Thursday, November 01, 2018 6:00 PM
Rock Medical, Pod 2, Suite 14, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz PA
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00 PM
Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:00 PM
Building Character, 342 N Queen St, Lancaster PA
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