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TACC Changes Board Leadership and Welcomes New Members

MERCERSBURG, PA: A new year brings a few changes to the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce. Longtime board member and past chair, Barb Danowski (President of Fast Ink) has retired from the board and former Mercersburg Academy head of school, Katherine Titus vacated her seat.

At the December board of directors meeting, Derek Stoy, Mercersburg Borough Manager was unanimously chosen as the board chairman for 2022. The following individuals were also elected to leadership positions: Tracy Leidy (Vice President of Leidy’s Custom Woodworking) is Vice Chair, Annalisa Ambrisco (Branch Executive Officer at Orrstown Bank) is Treasurer, and Amanda Woodring (Owner of Elite Cleaning) is Secretary.

Two new members were also welcomed to the TACC Board of Directors; Angela Heefner and Russell Phenicie.

Angela Heefner is the manager of the Mercersburg branch of Truist Bank. She has been working for the bank for the past 17 years and enjoys helping to serve the community with their financial needs. Angie is on the Board of Directors for Rocket Totes, our local backpack program, and she is also a member of the Rotary Club of Mercersburg. She has lived in the Mercersburg area for over 32 years, raised 4 children and is the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and family. Angie’s favorite places are the beach and the smoky mountains; she is also an avid baker.

Russell Phenicie is the production manager at Herbruck’s of Pennsylvania and is a native of Mercersburg, PA. Growing up in the area, Russell earned a Bachelor of Agriculture Science at Penn State after graduating from James Buchanan High School. Later he also earned an MBA from Penn State. After living in Gettysburg for eight years, Russell moved back to Mercersburg and is excited to be involved in the community and serve on the TACC board. During Russell’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family and working on his family’s beef farm.

At the organization’s annual breakfast meeting in January, Barb Danowski will be recognized for her nine years of service to the chamber, as well as her multiple contributions to the organization and the community, including My Neighbor’s Bounty.

"The board of directors and me are excited for chamber initiatives for 2022. After the last few years of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to having a normal year serving our members and the community. It is a pleasure to welcome Angie and Russell to the team. They represent a group of hardworking, committed individuals that care about the Tuscarora region. This year, we are striving to ramp up our events, promote the positive things that our members are doing, and continue to be the economic development leader of the region. These goals will continue help us brand the Tuscarora area as a place to live, work, and play." -Chris Ardinger, TACC Executive Director

96th Annual Membership Breakfast - 1/20
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