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CPGLCC Welcomes Tony Crerand to Board of Directors

Tony Crerand Tony Crerand, Regional Director of Operations for Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health, was appointed to the CPGLCC 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 fianc√©, Bill Cook and their 3 year old beagle, Cooper, where they are currently planning their New Year’s Eve, 2018 wedding.

Member Spotlight

Metropolitan Community Church
of the Spirit

Members of Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit pose in downtown Harrisburg.
Members of Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit
pose in downtown Harrisburg.
Photo Credit: Deb McClain. Used with permission.

Harry Young, CPGLCC 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.


CPGLCC Welcomes Erica Koup to Board of Directors

Erica KoupErica Koup is a locally recognized journalist, communications expert, community leader and trailblazer. Erica has dedicated her career to following her heart which often has led her to being the only woman at the table. She has committed her future to working on progressive issues and moving Pennsylvania closer to fairness, equality, equity and justice for all people at work and in the community. Erica’s passion led her to serve on the Central PA Gay and Lesbian Chamber Board of Directors. She believes that through advocacy, education and connecting businesses with the Chamber we will build a better understanding of how we have more similarities than differences. Erica looks forward to impacting change and progress in her community, expanding economic opportunities and advancements for all people through inclusivity, understanding and harmony.

Erica received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and American Government from University of North Georgia where she participated in the ROTC program during her enrollment. She is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She also received a Master’s certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers University. Erica writes a monthly sports column in Susquehanna Style, Play by Play. She also writes in The Burg Magazine and online.

CPGLCC Launches Inaugural LGBTBE Certification Cohort Program

Harrisburg PA – Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) is pleased to announce its inaugural LGBTBE Certification Cohort, made possible in part by funding from NGLCC and Wells Fargo. This program, aimed at businesses seeking LGBT Business Enterprise Certification, will provide guidance and support to small business owners as they navigate the certification process. Cohorts will launch quarterly, and will provide business owners timelines and goals to guide them through their journey to certification. The first cohort will launch on June 4, 2018. Interested business owners should contact Harry Young, Executive Director, to learn more or to join this cohort.

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