Letterkenny Army Depot expects to host more than 180 vendors and guests for the Letterkenny Business Opportunity Showcase.
Christopher Lowman, U.S. Army director for maintenance, policy, programs and processes, will be the keynote speaker on June 13. His topic has not been announced, but Lowman has spoken previously at public gatherings about maintaining the Army fleet of tactical wheeled vehicles and “doing more with less.”
Letterkenny officials and military contractors will talk about potential business opportunities during the two-day event.
Letterkenny and its tenants comprise the largest employer in Franklin County. Employees maintain wheeled vehicles, repair generators, assemble tent cities for soldiers and repair other items.
The event opens at 2 p.m. June 13 in the Tuscarora Room of Shippensburg University with exhibits and talks by Army Aviation and Missile Command officials – Deputy Commander Ronald E. Chronister and Missile Demil Director Imtiaz “Art” Ather.
Lowman and local officials will speak during dinner.
The showcase opens the second day, June 14, at Letterkenny Army Depot. Letterkenny commander Col. Cherie Provancha will give the state of the depot and Ed Averill, director of the Letterkenny Munitions Center, will explain how to do business with the center. Tours of the depot also will be held in the morning.
Registration is due by May 25. For more information contact Bonnie Jo Hicks at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce at (717) 264-7101 ext, 208 or bhicks@ chambersburg.org.