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  • Welcome to Northern Lancaster County



    Welcome to Northern Lancaster County,
    the Ephrata area and surrounding communities are nestled in the rich farmlands that are home to our Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish neighbors.

    It is a tourist destination that is conveniently located minutes away from the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
    With a wealth of restaurants, bed and breakfasts, hotels, cultural attractions and shopping, visitors will find a hidden jewel in Lancaster County.


    Our Chamber of Commerce represents over 280 businesses of varying sizes from diverse industries and professions.
    We provide our valued members with opportunities for
    marketing, education, growth and community involvement thereby allowing them to enhance their businesses success.



  • Member Benefits

  • 1.      Credibility 

    Display your member plaque to show that you are a Chamber member and that you support your local community. Customer perceptions will be enhanced by your membership in the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce.


    2.      Networking

    Promote and expand your business at Chamber meetings, mixers, ribbon cuttings and annual events.


    3.      New Contacts /Relationships

    Meet new people and market your business at regular Chamber meetings, events, on our website and at our Visitor Center. Create long-lasting friendships that are personally and professionally rewarding.


    4.      Business Referrals

    Get personal referrals to your business from the Chamber office as well as other Chamber members. A Chamber of Commerce is at the top of everyone’s list when looking for a much needed service or product. At the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce, we only refer members. And when you are looking for that special service or product, you’ll know you can call the Chamber and be referred to a fellow member.


    5.      Professional Development

    Meet and mingle with other area professionals and our local, state and federal political representatives at Chamber events. Opportunities include Public Affairs Luncheons, Chamber Chats, Lunch and Learns and educational workshops. Get feedback about your business; learn about new marketing strategies and ways to enhance your business.


    6.      Publicity

    Sponsor an event, participate in our annual Business-to-Business Expo, write an article for our bi-monthly publication, plan a ribbon cutting ceremony or host a Business After Hours mixer inviting approximately 200+ members into your place of business.


    7.      Discounts

    Receive member-to-member discounts and offer discounts of your own to increase your company’s visibility. Be eligible to participate in health insurance options via the PA Chamber of Commerce.


    8.      Value-Added Advertising

    Advertise on the Chamber’s website and in our bi-monthly publication at an extremely low rate! Plus you can sponsor an event for a very affordable price.


    9.      Community Support

    Support the Ephrata area and become more involved in community development and enhancement, thereby making our area vibrant and attractive to customers and visitors.


    10.  Community Conference Center

    A cutting edge conference/meeting room, equipped with many amenities including a smart TV, is available to any Chamber member business, organization or affiliation at NO Charge during the times of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Additional charges may apply outside of business hours.)