Downtown Lancaster Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange

Local Business Networking and Referral Group in Downtown Lancaster

Professional Referral Exchange is in a location near you! Specializing in connecting business professionals with other like-minded business contacts, Professional Referral Exchange has a vibrant chapter located in Downtown Lancaster. The Downtown 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

Meeting Location

via Zoom (until we can get back to Bistro Barbaret & Bakery - 26 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Meeting Day & Time

Every Thursdays at 8:00 am

Chapter Area Director

JustineMcPhee - justine.dennismcphee@gmail.com

Inclement Weather Policy

We follow the snow cancellation policy of the School District of Lancaster. If there is a 2 hour delay or cancellation, we do not meet.

Our Member List

Crystal Cruz of Ross Insurance Agency
Insurance - all lines.
Diane Velletri of Fulton Mortgage Company
Mortgage Origination Sales
Justine McPhee of Keller Williams Elite
Category: Realtor - Residential
Licensed Realtor.
Kevin Bricker of Oakdale Nursery Inc.
Landscape, hardscape, maintenance.
Matthew Balasavage of Morgan Stanley
Financial Advisor.
Oscar David Delgado Cendales of DC Professional Painting
Painting & Contracting
Sally Yacovelly of Graphics by Sally
Graphic designer, illustrator, artist.
Steven Spencer of Steven Spencer's Cust. Carpentry
Category: General Contractor
Kitchen, bath, basement remodels, doors, windows, trim and paint, rehabs and flips.

Our Board

Justine McPhee
President
Kevin Bricker
Vice President
Sally Yacovelly
Secretary
Diane Velletri
Treasurer
CrystalCruz
Membership Chair and Program Chair
Matthew Balasavage
Sgt-At-Arms

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.