Central Lancaster Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange

Local Business Networking and Referral Group in Central Lancaster

Professional Referral Exchange specializes in connecting business professionals with other like-minded business contacts, Professional Referral Exchange has a vibrant chapter located in Central Lancaster. The Central Lancaster Chapter of PRE aims to provide its members with new business opportunities and connections that may have originally passed them by.

If you’d like to find out more about this chapter, or are curious as to all the ways that Professional Referral Exchange can increase business for your company, please contact the Area Director listed below. To learn more about PRE in general, check out our About Us page.

Chapter Information

Chapter Website


Meeting Location

Disability Empowerment Center, 941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite B-1, Lancaster 17603. For the moment, we have some members who cannot make it in person but can still zoom, so we provide that option as well. Please contact our Membership Chair Richard Brondyke for Zoom information.

Meeting Day & Time

Every Tuesday at 8:00 am

Chapter Area Director

Julie Meyers - jmeyers@mediplanconnect.com

Inclement Weather Policy

We follow the schedule of Lancaster City School District. Two hour delay or more cancels a weekly meeting for us.

Our Member List

Anthony Theal of Santander
The Bank that respects you, your family, and your business.
Dr. Benjamin W. Tanner of Come Alive Chiropractic
Chiropractic health care.
Chris Miller of Miller Insurance
Category: P & C Insurance
Insurance Agency
Dan Stroup of Tutor Doctor
In home educational supports: all subjects, all ages, special needs, and adults. Includes SAT/ACT prep and GED prep.
Diana Rodriguez of Country Home Real Estate
Professional services in Real Estate, representing buyers and sellers in transactions. Knowledgeable in Federal and State Real Estate Law.
Jack Bennett of Cross Country Mortgage, Inc.
Financing residential property. Conventional, FHA, VA, HSDA, portfolio products.
Peter DiGuardia of Lumina Solar
Category: Solar Energy
Residential/Commercial Solar Installation
Richard F. Brondyke of PFS Investments, Inc.
Life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pre-paid legal, identity protection, long term care, auto & home insurance.
Richard Pavlik of Pavlik's Carpet Cleaning
Category: Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care
Carpet cleaning, stripping & waxing, buffing, tile & grout cleaning and restoration.
Thaddaeus Robinson of Around the Clock Cleaning
Category: Cleaning Services
Cleaning services.

Our Board

Chris Miller
Dr. Ben Tanner
Vice President
Richard F. Brondyke
Membership Chair
Diana Rodriguez
Sophia Harmes
Thaddaeus Robinson
Anthony Theal
Rich Pavlik
Chris Miller
Dr. Ben Tanner

Our Latest Referral Reports

    What our Members Say

    Robyn Holder - Harrisburg/Swatara Chapter

    I was invited to come to a PRE chapter as a guest, and went to a meeting where I learned the group meet EVERY week at an early hour. I’m not a morning person, and thought to myself – EVERY week? No way! However, explaining the group and it’s procedures to my husband after that first meeting, I realized it could be a great thing to be part of. When I returned for a second guest meeting, five – five! – people remembered me by name. “I decided to join, and if I could recoup the expenses of membership and quarterly dues in business generated by referrals, I’d continue to be a member. Well, I earned way over the expenses needed, and have been a member for 5 years, and just joined for my 6th year! My PRE chapter members have become friends, business associates, and trusted colleagues. I’m still not happy about the early hour – haha – but I get energized and jazzed by these meetings, and love them – and my PRE family, too!

    Scot Whiskeyman, Financial Advisor Category, Harrisburg/Swatara Chapter

    Professional Referral Exchange has been pivotal to my success as a business owner and networker. I was unbelievably nervous when I first joined, and was for months. I still remember standing in front of the group and giving my first 20 minute presentation. My hands were shaking and I read off a piece of paper! Because of PRE’s structure, and consistent processes, I slowly but surely honed by public speaking skills. While not perfect by any means, I can now quickly speak in front of any group of people on the fly. I’m also President of my chapter – something I never anticipated when I first joined! I cannot say enough about the support I’ve gotten from both my chapter members and PRE Corporate. I’ve brought enough revenue to cover about 10 years of dues. And I have built strong relationships with like-minded business people who I’m proud to call my friends.

    Bray Hansel - Downingtown Chapter

    When I started to build my network I tried various groups. Some were completely free and informal. Others were socially oriented, with big lavish networking events. I made valuable connections at these, but over the course of 2 years, made very little real progress in building a funnel of high-quality referrals. I joined PRE around the same time, and with the other members started building our chapter in Downingtown. Two years later PRE stands out as by far my most productive marketing endeavor. So far, from PRE referrals alone, I’ve brought in about $4,000,000 of assets into Sterling’s management.