CHESAPEAKE BUSINESS FORUM: Linking Businesses and Waterway Protection

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CHESAPEAKE BUSINESS FORUM: Linking Businesses and Waterway Protection

December 07, 2016 10:00 am | Lancaster County Conservancy's Susquehanna Riverlands Research and Education Center at Climbers Run Preserve | 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA 17565 (just south of Lancaster)


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Download Dante Parrini’s Glatfelter Presentation

Download Kelly Gutshall’s LandStudies Presentation

Download Jim MacKenzie’s Octoraro Native Plant Nursery Presentation

Download Robert Manbeck’s SUEZ Presentation

Download the Lancaster County Conservancy’s Climbers Run Preserve Pre-Tour Presentation

Download the B4B Members, Sponsors, and Partners as of 12.7.16


Click Here to Download the Agenda

Click Here to Download the Speaker Bios

Click Here to Download the Presentation Summaries


Albert Todd addresses the crowd


Clapping for Dante Parrini


Interactive Tour: Climbers Run Preserve




All Business Forum participants were entered to win 2 spaces on a Canoe Susquehanna guided river trip. Many thanks to Canoe Susquehanna LLC for this generous donation.

Presented by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay AND The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Gather with other regional business contacts, from organizations both large and small, to share environmental challenges and successes, learn more about environmental sustainability goals, identify needs, develop sustainable solutions that support the protection of local rivers and streams, and learn more about the Businesses for the Bay membership association. Engage with Pennsylvania business, non-profit, and government leaders, including Lancaster Chamber Members, and network with Businesses for the Bay Members, Sponsors, and Partners.

Keynote Speaker, Dante Parrini, Glatfelter Chairman & CEO, will lead us off with a discussion about the reasoning behind strong environmental and social responsibility plans and why Glatfelter is so strongly committed to being environmentally and socially responsible.

Philip Wenger, Lancaster County Conservancy CEO (and Founder of Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches), will speak and answer questions about protecting local lands and how and why the Conservancy integrates their work with businesses. He will also explain the importance of sustainable practices, from a business perspective, and how businesses and non-profits can work together.

We’ll also hear from a panel of Businesses for the Bay Members, including Kelly Gutshall (LandStudies President), Jim MacKenzie (Octoraro Native Plant Nursery President), and Robert Manbeck (SUEZ Pennsylvania Operations Public Affairs Manager).

The event will conclude with an interactive tour of the Lancaster County Conservancy’s Climbers Run Preserve.

Lunch is included with your registration
$10 for Businesses for the Bay and Lancaster Chamber Members
$15 for Non-Members


Businesses for the Bay logo.jpegBusinesses for the Bay is an Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay membership association designed by businesses for businesses. Its mission is to encourage businesses throughout the Chesapeake region to find voluntary, innovative, and measurable solutions to improve water quality and the health of the Chesapeake Bay rivers and streams, and to raise public understanding of the valuable role these business members play in environmental restoration. This program provides businesses with a forum where they can make their voices heard, share best practices, facilitate environmental stewardship volunteer opportunities for employees, potentially save money, reach social and sustainability goals, and promote environmental efforts that are important to them, their customers, and their communities.


Chesapeake Business Forum Sponsored By:

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If you are interested in learning more about Businesses for the Bay, please contact Corinne Stephens, Alliance Business Partnerships Manager, at


Directions to the Forum: 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA

From Lancaster, take S Prince Street PA-272 S/US-222 S/. Turn slight right onto PA-324 S. Turn left at the traffic light for New Danville PA-324 S/PA-741 E. At the next light, continue straight on PA-324 S. At Marticville, turn left onto Frogtown Road and the Climbers Run preserve entrance will be on your right.

Parking is limited; please save gas and carpool, if possible!



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