Meet our Team

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is staffed by one full-time employee, the Executive Director. In addition, Five part-time positions are responsible for everything from coordinating fundraisers, scheduling networking and educational opportunities for business leaders. to scheduling volunteers to man the Visitors center.


Executive Director – Beverly Shank

Beverly is the representative of the Chamber in the public eye; hers is the face you will become familiar with at ribbon cuttings, grand openings, business mixers and breakfast meetings. She interacts with the community and general public as well as with local business folks, political and government entities and media representatives, all while expanding opportunities for Chamber members. Her role makes her the point person for member programming, SVCC publications, and SVCC business operations. Beverly also coordinates the fund raising initiatives which help keep our Visitors Center open to guests to the region as a gratis service.

Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

445 Linden St., PO Box 0510

Columbia, PA 17512


Events Coordinator – Ashley Beshore

Ashley has a strong background in event management. She successfully coordinates all aspects of the athletic and sports oriented fund raising events for the Visitors Center. She is also the coordinator for the Taste of River Towns which is held in the spring.

Events Coordinator – Info coming soon

Open Position

Financial Coordinator – Hilary Smith

Hilary assists the Executive Director in financial aspects of running the Chamber and Visitors Center. She assists in preparing financial reports and the budget. She manages accounts payable and receivables and performs the bank reconciliations.

Volunteer Coordinator – Amanda Leuders

Amanda works with the volunteers for the Visitors Center. She makes sure that there are volunteers to man the Center during hours of operation. She recruits volunteers for the Center and for fundraising events.

Seasonal Support Staff – Position is open

This Part time summer support position is crucial to the staffing of the Visitors Center for the summer season. This staff person makes sure the Visitors Center is open to visitors during the period that the trolley runs on the weekends, and assists visitors by answering questions, giving directions, etc. They staff the Visitors Center on both Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. On occasion, they are asked to assist with fund raising events.