- Thursday, May 25th, 2023
- Lancaster County Convention Center
- 4 pm - 9 pm
Boldly Moving Forward
Celebrating the business impact on Lancaster County!
The Lancaster Chamber is ready to host the 151st Annual Dinner experience – a stellar display of celebration & inspiration – bringing together Lancaster’s local leaders to celebrate business’ impact on Lancaster County’s success.
Lancaster business leaders are defining the future, driving bold and essential innovation across the county, and elevating our impact on the world. Ready to take on the challenges and opportunities facing our community, businesses and employers have the responsibility to set the rhythm – seizing today to lead us forward tomorrow.
The Annual Dinner provides the opportunity to uplift this message, inspire our attendees into action, and affirms Lancaster as the best place to do business. We hope you will join us in this celebration and help to support the Lancaster Chamber as we work, collectively, to BOLDLY MOVE Lancaster forward.
Ready to Reserve Your Seat?
Tickets for this special celebration are on sale now and are first come, first serve until they’re sold out.
Want to reserve a full table? Purchase 10 tickets.
Gala Reception(All Attendees) 4 pm - 6 pm
All attendees of the Annual Dinner are invited to join fellow business and community leaders for a time of networking, hors d'oeuvres and two drinks (on the house!). This opportunity is open to anyone attending with a Bronze or Patron sponsor, as well as anyone who has purchased tickets or is a guest of someone who has purchased tickets. The Gala Reception is sponsored by Wohlsen Construction.
VIP Reception(Exclusive) 4 pm - 6 pm
Guests of high level sponsors are invited to join the Chamber’s Board of Trustees and other community & business leaders for this specially ticketed reception. Guests will enjoy networking in an exclusive VIP space, hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. The VIP Reception is sponsored by Penn Medicine LGH.
Dinner & Program6 pm - 9 pm
As we finish up networking at either of the Receptions, guests will be moved to Freedom Hall to open the evening’s festivities; Enjoy dinner, dessert and complimentary table wine, be inspired by four incredible award recipients, and celebrate Lancaster County. The experience is capped by a nationally recognized keynote speaker delivering a message to inspire and energize our Lancaster County business community!
Meet the Speaker
Bozoma Saint John
Bozoma Saint John is a Hall of Fame inducted Marketing Executive, author, entrepreneur and business powerhouse.
Boz got her start in her marketing career at Spike Lee’s ad agency, SpikeDDB. She then went on to manage brands in the PepsiCo beverages portfolio, before becoming Head of Music and Entertainment Marketing at the Industry Giant. After that, she led Global Consumer Marketing at Apple Music & iTunes; before serving as Chief Brand Officer at Uber; she then took on the Chief Marketing Officer role for Endeavor (including WME, IMG, UFC, Miss Universe, 160over90, etc.). Mostly recently, she served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer at the entertainment behemoth, Netflix.
Boz’s work has been lauded and awarded by the industries she’s operated in, including induction into the American Marketing Association Hall of Fame (2022), following induction into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement (2014). Boz is currently named as the #1 Most Influential CMO in the world by Forbes (2021). She’s also been inducted into Billboard’s Women in Music Hall of Fame after making their list of the “Most Powerful Women in Music” for 10 consecutive years (2013-2022) and crowned as the Executive of the Year (2016). She’s been featured on the cover of Adweek as “one of the most exciting personalities in advertising;” and is on lists ranging from The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment Power 100” (2018) to Fast Company’s and Ad Age’s “Most Creative People” to Ebony’s “100 Powerful Executives,” Black Enterprise’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” and Fortune’s “Most Influential CMOs.”
In 2021, Harvard Business School published a multi-media case study on her career, titled “Leading with Authenticity and Urgency”; through which she developed and taught a program at the University aptly named “The Anatomy of a Badass.” Boz has expanded her service outside of the US and been named as an Ambassador for the African Diaspora and Special Envoy to the President of Ghana. Boz serves on several Boards including Girls Who Code and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
All of that said, she counts her highest achievement as being a mother to her 13-year-old daughter, Lael.
Learn more about Boz in our Digital Article Series blog post, “The Mindset of The 21st Century Leader,” by Heidi Castillo, Accounts Manager, PhotOle PhotographyLearn more about Bozoma Saint John
Business Award Recipients
Each year the Lancaster Chamber recognizes several local business leaders who have made an incredible impact on our community. Our awards celebrate their leadership, honor their unique individual journey, provide insight on their business philosophy, and pay tribute to their dedication to making Lancaster a more thriving community.Meet the Business Award Recipients
- Astro Machine Works, Inc.
- Baker Tilly
- Berger Communities
- Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz
- Deerin Companies, LLC
- EG Stoltzfus
- Electron Energy Corporation
- Elizabethtown College
- Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
- Four Seasons Family of Companies
- Franklin & Marshall College
- Fulton Bank
- JC Snavely’s & Sons, Inc.
- McKonly & Asbury
- Millersville University
- Paramount Contracting
- Paul Risk Construction
- PPL Electric Utilities
- Rhoads Energy
- RLPS Architects
- The Wenger Group
- Univest Financial