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.
|Year||Number of Members||President||Vice-President||Secretary||Treasurer|
|2004||5||Dave Knorr - The Knorr Group||Jerry Balcerak||Traci Bird - Pot of Gold||Dana Ritchie - Bank of NC|
|2005||15||Dave Knorr - The Knorr Group||Jerry Balcerak||Andrea Dobrich - Dobrich Chiropractic||Dana Ritchie - Bank of NC|
|2006||20||Greg Riffe - GAR Engineering||Jill Zimmerman - Caffe D' Amore||Dana Ritchie - Bank of NC|
|2007||25||Greg Riffe - GAR Engineering||Jill Zimmerman - Caffe D' Amore||Cheryl Torrence - Once Upon A Bite||Dana Ritchie - Bank of NC|
|2008||29||Jill Zimmerman - Caffe D' Amore||Lou Lagana - State Farm||Samantha Parker - Harrisburg Public Warehouse||Ryan Leclear - FSI|
|2009||31||Lou Lagana - State Farm||John Greene - Camelot Pressure Washing||Colleen King - Alterna Studio||Leo Sbardella - AXA Advisors|
|2010||38||John Greene - Camelot Pressure Washing||Samantha Parker - Harrisburg Public Warehouse||Alice Weathers - Weathers Heating & Air||Dana Ritchie - Bank of NC|
|2011||27||Samantha Parker - Harrisburg Public Warehouse||Andrea Dobrich - Dobrich Chiropractic|
|2012||26||Andrea Dobrich - Dobrich Chiropractic||Chad Dover - CYA Plumbing||Terri Bedwell - Hometown Promotions|
|2013||31||Chad Dover - CYA Plumbing||Kip Moore - Easy Street Realty||Samantha Parker - Harrisburg Public Warehouse||Dana Ritchie - Bank of NC|
|2014||33||Kip Moore - Highgarden Realty||Eric Duft - WSI Proven Results||Amber Widenhouse - Bank of NC||Brenda Story - Henderson, Story & Co CPA|
|2015||32||Eric Duft - WSI Proven Results||Duane Burnside - Burnside Pest Control||Maggie Laskowski - Keep HOPE Alive Fund||Brenda Story - Henderson, Story & Co CPA|
|2016||31||Duane Burnside - Burnside Peat Control||Leo Sbardella - AXA Advisors||Brenda Story - Henderson, Story & Co CPA|
|2017||30||Leo Sbardella - AXA Advisors||Joel Johns - Concord IT Solutions||Katie Knorr - Utopia Salon||Brenda Story - Henderson, Story & Co CPA|
|2018||28||Joel Johns - Concord IT Solutions||Kris Bishopp - Dream Vacations||Maggie Laskowski - Keep HOPE Alive Fund||Brenda Story - Henderson, Story & Co CPA|