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History of HBN

The History of HBN

Harrisburg Business Network (HBN) was founded in 2004 by a local Harrisburg business owner.  After several meetings, it was determined that Harrisburg not only needed a networking group, but one that would be different from all the other networking groups that were out there.

The initial hand full of members decided to make HBN an exclusive group that would only allow one business of an industry and decided it would meet twice a month.  They also decided that HBN would not be a high pressure referral group but rather it would put emphasis on building solid long lasting business relationships that would hopefully turn into long lasting personal friendships. Over the past several years this is precisely what HBN has come to stand for.

HBN has evolved since it’s beginnings in 2004 and brought in structure and purpose.  HBN currently has elected Officers, a 5 person Board of Directors, an annual Charity Golf Tournament and does a joint group advertising in the local Harrisburg Directory.  HBN has grown into a group that we are very proud to be a part of and we all look forward to taking it to new places in the future.

YearNumber of MembersPresidentVice-PresidentSecretaryTreasurer
20045Dave Knorr - The Knorr GroupJerry BalcerakTraci Bird - Pot of GoldDana Ritchie - Bank of NC
200515Dave Knorr - The Knorr GroupJerry BalcerakAndrea Dobrich - Dobrich ChiropracticDana Ritchie - Bank of NC
200620Greg Riffe - GAR EngineeringJill Zimmerman - Caffe D' AmoreDana Ritchie - Bank of NC
200725Greg Riffe - GAR EngineeringJill Zimmerman - Caffe D' AmoreCheryl Torrence - Once Upon A BiteDana Ritchie - Bank of NC
200829Jill Zimmerman - Caffe D' AmoreLou Lagana - State FarmSamantha Parker - Harrisburg Public WarehouseRyan Leclear - FSI
200931Lou Lagana - State FarmJohn Greene - Camelot Pressure WashingColleen King - Alterna StudioLeo Sbardella - AXA Advisors
201038John Greene - Camelot Pressure WashingSamantha Parker - Harrisburg Public WarehouseAlice Weathers - Weathers Heating & AirDana Ritchie - Bank of NC
201127Samantha Parker - Harrisburg Public WarehouseAndrea Dobrich - Dobrich Chiropractic
201226Andrea Dobrich - Dobrich ChiropracticChad Dover - CYA PlumbingTerri Bedwell - Hometown Promotions
201331Chad Dover - CYA PlumbingKip Moore - Easy Street RealtySamantha Parker - Harrisburg Public WarehouseDana Ritchie - Bank of NC
201433Kip Moore - Highgarden RealtyEric Duft - WSI Proven ResultsAmber Widenhouse - Bank of NCBrenda Story - Henderson, Story & Co CPA
201532Eric Duft - WSI Proven ResultsDuane Burnside - Burnside Pest ControlMaggie Laskowski - Keep HOPE Alive FundBrenda Story - Henderson, Story & Co CPA