September 22, 2021
Clipper Magazine Stadium
(Rain date: Sept. 23)
We can’t wait to see you
at the 149th Annual Dinner Experience!
The Lancaster Chamber is honored to be celebrating our resilient business community in 2021 by hosting the 149th Annual Dinner Experience at Clipper Magazine Stadium! The event, slated for September 22nd, will be packed with your favorite Annual Dinner moments – an inspiring message from organizational psychologist and best-selling author, Adam Grant; honoring four outstanding business leaders and an abundance of networking!
5pm – 6pm: Reception – Join other businesspeople for heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks as we kick off the evening together!
6pm – 7:30pm: Program – Hear the inspirational stories of four outstanding business leaders, listen to a virtual keynote from organizational psychologist and best-selling author, Adam Grant and maybe a few other surprises a long the way!
7:30pm – 9pm: Party! – Whether you are skybox level, at Broken Bat or concourse, the ‘Field Experience’ is sure to end your night with a bang! Join hundreds of local businesspeople on the field at Clipper Magazine Stadium to end the evening networking together – with fireworks to cap the night!
Bring yourself – or your whole team! Ticket opportunities cover a wide range options for any business or businessperson. Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 2!
We are proud to lead, serve and collaborate with the Lancaster County business community. Part of that service is recognizing and celebrating Lancaster’s business and community leaders – who have invested time, energy, and resources into creating a better economic and thriving community for all. We’ll be awarding four different leaders at this upcoming event. Explore the categories below and check back to meet the awardees soon.
Entrepreneur of the Year
The Entrepreneur of the Year award honors a founder and owner of a business who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit. The recipient is an independent thinker, demonstrates business growth, creates a positive internal culture, and is dedicated to the community.
Small Businessperson of the Year
The Small Businessperson of the Year recognizes a small business (100 or fewer employees) owner who has demonstrated business growth, invested time & energy in to developing their teams, and has contributed to our community.
The ATHENA award celebrates an individual who strives toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, have devoted time and energy to their community, and who inspires women to reach their full potential.
The Exemplar Award honors a local leader who has made significant contributions to community organizations and has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the Lancaster Community.
The 148th Annual Dinner Virtual Experience Recap
In 2020, we quickly pivoted our popular in-person Annual Dinner to become our first-ever Annual Dinner Virtual Experience.
Meet the Virtual Keynote Speaker
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and TED speaker who helps people find meaning and motivation at work.
Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers, Fortune’s 40 under 40, and Oprah’s Super Soul 100.
Grant is the author of multiple #1 New York Times best-selling books that have sold over millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages. His TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 25 million times. He received a standing ovation at TED in 2016 and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project.
His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NBA, the Gates Foundation, and the World Economic Forum, where he has been honored as a Young Global Leader. He hosts “WorkLife”, a chart-topping TED original podcast; writes on work and psychology for The New York Times; and serves on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon. He has over 3 million followers on social media and shares monthly insights in his newsletter, Granted.
Our Generous Sponsors
We are extremely grateful for the incredible support of our sponsors who still remained committed to bringing this unique event to life even as we had to shift it into a new, virtual format. Please take the time to explore more information on all of these impactful businesses and organizations that made sure this event could happen.
- Armstrong Flooring
- Armstrong World Industries
- Baker Tilly
- Comcast Business
- Ephrata National Bank
- Lapp Electric
- Orrstown Bank
- Paramount Contracting
- Pennsylvania State Employee’s Credit Union
- People’s Bank,
- S&T Bank
- Speedwell Construction
- Trout CPA
- United Disabilities Services
- Burnham Holdings
- Fox Pools
- GSM Roofing
- Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP
- Willow Valley Communities
- Acuity Advisors and CPAs, LLP
- Astro Machine Works, Inc.
- Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz
- Deerin Companies, LLC
- EG Stoltzfus
- Electron Energy Corporation
- Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
- Four Seasons Family of Companies
- Franklin & Marshall College
- Fulton Bank
- Grudi Associates
- H&H Group
- Horst Insurance
- JC Snavely’s
- Lancaster Bible College
- Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority
- Rhoads Energy
- Shipley Energy
- Stoner, Inc.
- The Wenger Group
- Millersville University
- Paul Risk Construction
- Providence Engineering Corporation
- RLPS Architects