MEDA Chapter - Lancaster

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

Spring Business Mixer at Autohaus Lancaster

Lancaster Autohaus 2 low resThursday, March 23
Time: 5:30pm Hors d'oeuvres and Presentation by Kim Pityn, MEDA's COO
7:00pm Networking and time to see the showrooms, including their collection of vintage, celebrity and racing cars
Location: Autohaus Lancaster, 1373 Manheim Pike, Lancaster
Cost: by donation, accepted at the door
RSVP by March 17: Allison Nafziger at 717-560-6546 or

Autohaus Lancaster, Inc, one of Lancaster, PA's oldest car dealerships, traces its roots back to 1964 when company founder, Herbert W. Wanner, left his corporate position at Volkswagen America and acquired the assets of a defunct Volkswagen dealership in Lancaster, PA. Mr. Wanner later acquired the Audi and Porsche brands in a separate location which were subsequently merged into the current location. Autohaus Lancaster went through several expansions over the years culminating in the current 11-acre campus completed in 2014. The enthusiastic staff of 70 employees operate three brand dedicated new vehicle showrooms, a dedicated used vehicle showroom, and operations including the service, parts, collision repair, and appearance departments.

Autohaus Lancaster is generously covering the cost of our Spring Business Mixer. We invite you to give generously as well to the Lancaster MEDA Chapter fundraiser for Kenya project.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Saturday, April 22 -- Breakfast and Tour at Clark Associates
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: The Candy Factory (342 N. Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603)
Click here to download a PDF with a map and instructions for where to find parking.
RSVP: Allison Nafziger at 717-560-6546 or

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