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Events for 2010

Date Event Topic Location
1/23/2010 Future City Competition - project judging
Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA
1/27/2010 Fellowship Night / Officer Inductions Networking Bube's Brewery, Mt Joy, PA
2/13-15/2010 Engineers Week - hands-on activity demonstrations Volunteering Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA
3/4/2010 Capital Area Science & Engineering Fair - project judging
Volunteering Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA
3/10/2010 Martin's Chip Factory Tour Plant Tour Thomasville, PA
4/14/2010 Geeks and Geezers
Speaker Event Four Points Sheraton, York, PA
11/17/2010 Link Me, Tweet Me Speaker Event Four Points Sheraton, York, PA

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2010 Past Event Descriptions

11/17/2010: Link Me, Tweet Me: How Social Media is Changing Business

IIE presents Ira S. Wolfe, prolific writer and sought-after-expect on hiring and workplace trends.

Speaker Biography:

Ira, the author of the new book Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace, is a business columnist, business blogger, public speaker, and consultant on generational crowding, workforce trends, skilled worker gaps, and best practices in hiring and succession. His other books include The Perfect Labor Storm 2.0, The Perfect Labor Storm Fact Book, Understanding Business Values and Motivators, and Coming Job Boom.

Ira appears regularly as the go-to expert on TV and public service radio stations speaking on topics of generational crowding in the workplace, the rise of female breadwinners, fans and foes of social media in the workplace, the threat of the “gray ceiling,” and hiring trends for 2010 and beyond. He is a columnist for Business2Business and blogger for

Ira is president of Success Performance Solutions (SPS), a pre-employment and leadership testing firm he founded in 1996. His clients, primarily based in the United States and Canada, include small and mid-sized businesses in the energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, retail, construction, and distribution industries.

An engaging and entertaining speaker, Ira captures his audience’s attention with a common-sense approach, dry sense of humor, and compelling command of workforce and demographic trends. Ira is a Vistage/Canada TEC resource speaker and repeat 2009 presenter for the National Association of Home Builders, Clemson University, and many Chambers of Commerce and other associations.

4/14/2010: Geeks and Geezers

IIE presented Ira S. Wolfe, prolific writer and sought-after-expect on hiring and workplace trends. During this presentation, participants will learn about generational trends that are changing the way organizations will do business:

Baby Boomers are lingering in the workplace.  Gen Xers are growing impatient waiting to acquire additional responsibilities and ascend into leadership.  Gen Ys are knocking at HR’s door in record numbers.  And technology, including social media, is transforming the mode and pace of communication.  This convergence of young, old, and technology is simultaneously creating opportunity and crisis.

From cell phones and texting to religion and manners, almost 8 in 10 people believe there is a major difference in the point of view of younger and older Americans.

3/10/2010: Martin's Potato Chip Plant Tour

Started in 1941 by Harry and Ferry Martin, the Martin’s started out part time, making chips for local farmers markets.   A small factory was built in the 1950s, and automatic equipment installed in the 1960s.  In 1971 the Martin’s sold the business to Ken & Sandy Potter in 1971.  In 1971 the business had one delivery truck and the main seller was BBQ Waffle chips.  About 1974, kettle cook'd potato chips were introduced.  The company grew rapidly in the 70s and 80s, and by 1990 there were over 30 route trucks making deliveries.  Building expansions occurred in 1979, 1984, 1990, and 2001, with popcorn production started in 1993.   Today Martin’s has 64 delivery routes and several major distributors, covering the middle section of PA, most of MD, and parts of Virginia.  The current production facility covers about 60,000 sq ft, is capable of producing about 3,000 lbs per hour of potato chips and popcorn combined.


Martin’s Potato Chips
5847 Lincoln Highway West
Thomasville, PA 17364

1/27/10: Lancaster-Harrisburg-York Chapter Fellowship Night / Officer Inductions

This year's Fellowship Night was at Bube’s Brewery in Mt. Joy on January 27, 2010. We enjoyed the  networking, brewery tour, dinner, prizes, and inducted the new IIE71 board members!

What: IIE71 Fellowship Night and Officer Inductions
Who: IIE members and friends
Where: Bube’s Brewery
    102 N Market St
    Mt Joy, PA 17552

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