Business Networking with HMS

The local business community is a key partner to HMS in helping students live and learn God’s purposes. The school has been connected to an extensive community of entrepreneurs and business leaders in Lancaster County since its beginning in 1981. For more than four decades local business leaders have invested in HMS and supported students in numerous ways, by:

  • Providing need-based scholarships through the PA Tax Credit Program
  • Hosting class field trips
  • Inviting Venture Program students to shadow and intern at their businesses
  • Sharing expertise through show and tell moments in the classroom
  • Offering hands-on learning experiences through Enrichment Clusters

The Business Networking Breakfast is an annual event, started in 2012, as a way for HMS to thank business leaders. HMS provides this free event to show appreciation and to serve HMS’s business partners.

This event has concluded for the 23-24 school year. Thanks to all who came to enjoy this special morning!

13th Annual Business Networking Breakfast:

(Registration is now full)

Thursday April 11, 2024, 6:45-9:00 am

Signature Custom Cabinetry

 434 Springville Rd. Ephrata, Pa 17522

(Tour following from 9:15-10:30 am)

**Tour reservations are full at this time.



Signature Custom Cabinetry in Ephrata will be hosting the Business Networking Breakfast this year. Signature is not just a cabinet manufacturer. It is made up of a team of individuals who collectively work for the common good. One of the ways they strive to achieve greatness is by serving their community with the charitable sharing of time, knowledge, and finances to the benefit of others. Signature’s vision is to build a great company by honoring God and serving people. A tour of Signature’s operations and building will be offered after the Business Networking Breakfast. **Tour reservations are full at this time. Thanks to those who signed up early!

This event is FREE to guests but RSVPs are required.

Registration is now full.


Our speaker this year will be Nikki Shingle of North Group Consultants.

Nikki is energized by the opportunity to encourage and support others in making positive contributions to our communities. She takes great joy in the simple yet meaningful act of offering encouragement. Over the course of more than two decades, Nikki has served purpose-driven professional organizations as a leader and service provider. In her most recent role, she had the privilege of leading a team of financial consultants at Everence, where they served non-profit organizations, businesses, and churches in Central Pennsylvania.

This event will provide a great time of networking and connection for employers and investors engaged in Kingdom work in the local economy. Nikki will facilitate a collaborative conversation on the creation, development, and implementation of business culture.



Special thanks to our 2024 HMS Business Networking Breakfast Sponsors who help make this event possible: 



Past HMS Business Networking Events:

2024: Signature Custom Cabinetry with Nikki Shingle (North Group Consultants)

2023: The Martin Family Barn with Jay McCumber (The Emporia Group)

2022: The Hertzog Homestead with Mark Swartley (Spruce Lake Retreat/Pinebrook)

2021: Woodcrest Retreat with Dr. Nathan Mellor (Strata Leadership)

2020: Hinkletown Mennonite School (in the newly-renovated gymnasium) with Ken Gosnell (CEO Experience)

2019: Martin Tree Service with Steve McClatchy

2018: WJTL’s Landis Hall with Allon Lefever

2017: Sight & Sound Theatres with Roger North (The North Group), Matt Neff (Sight & Sound Theatres) & Tony Smith (Sight & Sound Theatres)

2016: Earth, Turf & Wood Pavilion with Drew Crandall

2015: Four Seasons Produce with Mike Mitchell, The High Center

2014: Shady Maple at Houston Run with John Stahl-Wert

2013: Vertex Mechanical Trackside Room with Jeff Bush of The Washington Update

2012: Clean Energy in HoneyBrook with Sally Derstine & Henry Landes (Delaware Valley Family Business Center) and Keith Brubacher (Brubacher, Inc.)