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Thomas Baldridge

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Tom Baldrige

President & CEO

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Founded in 1872, the Lancaster Chamber is a network of employees and employers invested in what’s best for Lancaster. The organization aims to build Lancaster County into a model of prosperity for 21st cCentury America.

In his position as president and CEO, Baldrige leads the chamber, while equipping, representing and serving business. He has been with the chamber since January 2000.

He is proud of being part of the resurgence of downtown Lancaster.

He said his life lessons are “short sayings that define my actions”: Rise above it. Be a thermostat, not a thermometer. Presume good intent.

For fun he is hiking the Appalachian Trail, in sections, with a friend. They hope to complete the 2,190-mile journey by 2027

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