Gettysburg Times Column

Reclaiming the Dream

Fewer people believe in the American dream. The belief that anyone, from any background, can work hard and be successful in business, in life, in home ownership—including that proverbial white picket fence… it’s vanishing. Only 36% of voters believe in this rags-to-riches scenario, according to [...]

By |2024-02-08T14:33:54-05:00February 8th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column|

How Invested Are You, in Your Community?

Community ties are a good thing, right? The New Year is always a natural time to reflect on our goals and lives, so I’m going to get a little philosophical with this column—but applied to Adams County of course! I was reflecting on the word [...]

By |2024-01-11T09:35:08-05:00January 11th, 2024|Gettysburg Times Column|

Recognizing Veterans, Celebrating VAN

As we approach Veterans Day, there’s a lot to celebrate. Certainly, our veterans themselves are worthy of our recognition and gratitude. And in Adams County, there’s a growing grassroots movement known as VAN that is acting upon their gratitude and making real strides to help [...]

By |2024-01-10T11:14:11-05:00November 9th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

100% of Adams Countians Agree

It’s not often—and that’s an understatement—that you ask a question, and everyone agrees on the answer. In this day and age, is anything “unanimous” anymore? Yes—apparently, we have found a unicorn! Findings from the Adams County Broadband Task Force were recently released, and 100% [...]

By |2023-10-12T12:43:44-05:00October 12th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Think of Us as Economic Allies

What do you think of, when you hear the word “alliance?” I enjoy turning to the dictionary on occasion, to refresh or reset my understanding of words. Today, I decided to look up the definition of our organization’s one-word name, “the alliance.” Here’s what [...]

By |2023-07-31T12:55:41-05:00August 10th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Dishing the Dirt: It’s Part of the Process

There it was, front page, top of the fold. What placement! Gleaming gold shovels and the requisite hard hat photograph. Big smiles from everyone. I wonder what they’re building… I intend to find out! But, here’s “the dirt.” By the time you see shovels [...]

By |2023-07-13T09:56:08-05:00July 13th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Let the Sparks Fly: Spark Loan Program Designed to Reignite Small Businesses

Back in February, our column announced that plans were underway to launch a revolving loan fund to help Adams County’s small businesses get back on their feet following the pandemic. And now those plans are becoming a reality! Introducing the Spark Loan Program, designed [...]

By |2023-06-08T07:35:33-05:00June 8th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Agribusiness: Where do we go from here?

Adams County’s green spaces are some of the biggest reasons for our highly-rated quality of life. It seems like everyone enjoys and appreciates our expansive battlefield vistas, fields and forests, orchards and nature. And those agricultural green spaces drive one of our most unique industries: [...]

By |2023-05-11T10:25:47-05:00May 11th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

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