This article was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, August 10, 2017:


By Kaycee Kemper

A lot happens between August and September—harvests are gathered, a new school year begins, and we enjoy our final summer vacations, daytrips, and picnics. After Labor Day, we return to a more regular work schedule, and we know fall is on its way.

This year, we invite everyone to mark their calendars for the Thursday after Labor Day—September 7. That evening, during a wine & cheese reception from 5-7 pm, we look forward to welcoming all community leaders invested and interested in the efforts of our organization, Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC). The celebration will revolve around four words that all begin with the letter C:

  • Community
  • Commitment
  • Cooperation
  • Communication

If you think about it, implementing those four words into your business can truly determine your success. At ACEDC, we especially relate these four words to building relationships with partners of all sizes and types.

On September 7, we look forward to thanking all community partners for their support in 2017. And we look forward to sharing two exciting pieces of news:

  • We will be rolling out results from our first-ever eSurvey! During the summer, we gathered lots of feedback about what makes Adams County a great place for living, playing, and working… and what we need to improve upon. We look forward to sharing and discussing these results!
  • ACEDC is revealing a “facelift” as well! Because a certain symmetry exists between and among ACEDC, Adams County Industrial Development Corporation and the Adams County General Authority, each separate and distinct, yet an integral part of an economic development system—which gets confusing—we will be debuting our NEW logo and branding that will represent each organization with one dynamic message.
  • The September 7 celebration is being made possible by a very generous investor, CenturyLink, thanks to Deborah Keyser. CenturyLink’s support is greatly appreciated!

Event invitations are being mailed and emailed; however we don’t want to leave anyone out. If you haven’t received an invitation, we still extend a warm welcome. But please do RSVP by August 31 via phone (717-334-0042, ext. 0).

Adams County’s economic success is shared by all who are committed to investing, partnering, collaborating, and communicating for the good of our community. For that we are truly grateful.

Kaycee Kemper, Vice President of ACEDC, can be reached at 717-334-0042, ext. 2. For additional information, see, and follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest Adams County business news.