Business Networking with HMS

HMS is connected to the extensive community of entrepreneurs and business leaders in Lancaster County. These businesses see the value of education at HMS that encourages creativity and entrepreneurial spirit along with hands-on learning and the values of perseverance, integrity and service to others. From hosting class field trips and HMS Venture Program interns, to providing need-based scholarships through the EITC/OSTC programs, HMS students benefit from connecting to Christian business leaders in our community.


This event has concluded for 2023.

To receive information about upcoming events for business leaders, contact Maria Chase, Advancement Coordinator, at

HMS’s 2023 Business Networking Event:

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6:45-9:00 am

Hosted at The Martin Family Barn in the Welsh Mountain

 1300 Briertown Road, East Earl, PA 17519

Each year at the HMS Business Networking event, entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and non-profit leaders are invited to gain insight from regional and national business success leaders and strengthen their local networks. We offer these free events to say thank you for the ways local organizations support our students.

This event is FREE to guests but RSVPs are required.


Our speaker this year will be Jay MCCumber, President and Lead Consultant of The Emporia Group. A native of southeastern Pennsylvania, Jay McCumber has a passion for developing healthy cultures of leadership by working with leaders and within leadership systems. The Emporia Group offers coaching and consulting to businesses and non-profit groups through development of healthy leaders and leadership cultures. The Emporia Group specializes in equipping and empowering healthily integrated leaders through focus on the leader’s identity/mission, emotional health, and core competencies.

Read more here. . . 

The 2023 HMS Business Networking Breakfast is made possible by these sponsors:




Past HMS Business Networking Events:

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.)