MEDA Chapter - Lancaster

Chapter Chair: Hans Weaver
Chapter Contact: Carol Eby-Good
Tel: 717-560-6546

Breakfast and Tour at Clark Associates

Lancaster WEB 9102 2Saturday, April 22
Time: 8:00 am Breakfast and Q & A with Steve Leaman, President of The Restaurant Store.
Tour follows.
Location: 2207 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster
Cost: by donation, accepted at the door
RSVP by April 18: Allison Nafziger at 717-560-6546 or

Clark Associates is a privately held company headquartered in Lancaster, Pa and has been recognized as one of Central Pa's fastest growing companies for eight consecutive years, as well as Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine's 2015 Dealer of the Year. What started over 40 years ago as an electrical service company with two partners and seven employees has grown into a family of companies operating in nine states and employing more than 1800 people. Clark’s multiple divisions and branches in mechanical, sales, and manufacturing serve a variety of commercial food service customers nationwide. The company purchases and distributes over 150,000 items through its three distribution channels: WebstaurantStore, The Restaurant Store, and Clark Food Service and Equipment.  The WebstaurantStore is now the largest and fastest growing E-Commerce website in the industry. The Restaurant Store, founded in 1993, is Clark’s cash-and -carry division, operating eight retail stores as well as its own ecommerce website. Clark Food Service and Equipment provides design and construction/installation services as well as ongoing product services for organizations that manage foodservice operations.

Clark Associates is generously covering the cost of the breakfast and tour. We invite you to give generously as well to the Lancaster MEDA Chapter fundraiser for Kenya project.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Friday, May 19 -- Lancaster's first World Night Market!

Support our Chapter Project!

The Equitable Prosperity Through Private Sector Development (EPTPSD) project or Maendeleo Sawa (M-Sawa) is focused on supporting economic growth in Kenya through working with small entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture, construction, and extractives sectors. MEDA’s goal is to reach 20,000 entrepreneurs and strengthen the profitability and competitiveness of 250 SME’s/Lead Firms assisted. The project and its partners will employ a lead firm approach, targeting SMEs which have the potential to impact a large number of smallholder farmers, small entrepreneurs and other SMEs in their supply chains. The project will also encourage businesses to use more environmentally-friendly technologies and practices and to pay particular attention to supporting women-led businesses and improved gender practices.

Witness the incredible outcomes of community growth that occurs when people living in poverty have the tools they need to develop their businesses. We invite your contributions to the Lancaster Chapter’s fundraising project!

Women Empowering Women 

MEDA and the Lancaster Chapter have launched a women’s group, called “Women Empowering Women with MEDA,” which meets several times a year to promote the importance of women's economic empowerment as a catalyst for positive change in the world.

Women Empowering Women with MEDA provides an opportunity for women to learn about issues facing women in developing countries, as well as MEDA's projects that empower women to rise above social and cultural barriers toward improved livelihoods. Women who are members of Women Empowering Women with MEDA will have unique and meaningful opportunities to engage with MEDA projects in various countries around the world, including Ghana, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Nicaragua, and Kenya.

We invite you to join this group! Mark your calendars for our next meetings in 2017:
Date: Tuesdays: March 28, May 9, September 19, December 5
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mulberry on King, 253 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603 (New location).
Click here to download a PDF with a map and directions..
RSVP: Allison Nafziger at 717-560-6546 or

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