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 is complete for 2021.

Thank you for to our business community, our sponsors, and all who participated in the 2021 Networking Breakfast.

Presenting Sponsors


Affiliated Sponsor

HMS’s Annual Business Networking Event:

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:45-9:00 am

Hosted at Woodcrest Retreat, 225 Woodcrest Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522

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.

Register Now: This event is FREE to guests but RSVPs are required

The 2021 Business Networking Breakfast will feature speaker Dr. Nathan Mellor, author and President of Strata Leadership. Dr. Mellor is recognized as a thought leader in growing business enterprises and for his ability to connect at the heart level with a wide range of audiences. A proven executive coach, he believes providing the highest quality feedback requires caring deeply about others. He co-founded Strata Leadership, based near Oklahoma City, in 2009. The firm has grown to a multi-million-dollar family of companies that includes Mosaic Personnel and Strata Leadership, providing character- and competency-based talent development services. His book, Sleeping Giants: Authentic Stories and Insights for Building a Life That Matters, reflects his educational experience and business engagement priorities and is hailed an encouragement resource for leaders across many personnel, leadership and strategic management issues important to ethical Christian business leaders.

Read more about Dr. Nathan Mellor and the Networking Breakfast presentation . . .


The 2021 HMS Business Networking Breakfast is made possible by these sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors


Affiliated Sponsor



Past HMS Business Networking Events:

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.)