Cost Savings Programs

Energy Procurement

APPI Energy, a division of Environ, provides members with a comprehensive way to manage energy market risk and minimize budgetary exposure. Our procurement services negotiate optimal contract terms with trusted suppliers. As part of Environ, we offer expanded capabilities, empowering commercial, industrial, and non-profit entities to enhance sustainability. Services include improving energy efficiency, clean energy procurement, resilience building, regulatory compliance, and meeting ESG commitments. Our team adapts to your energy management needs, guiding you from electricity procurement to decarbonization.

With expertise in diverse sectors like healthcare, hospitality, education, manufacturing, and government projects, we serve as a true extension of your team, addressing industry-specific challenges. APPI Energy boasts 28 years of providing custom solutions to a diverse client base, which also includes 28 years of partnering with national and state trade associations and chambers of commerce.

Connect with our team to explore options for your organization. Contact us today for an energy assessment at or call 800.520.6685.


Negotiating on your behalf: Advocating for you, not the supplier or the utility


Minimizing risk: Analyzing contracts and monitoring regulatory changes


Providing customized solutions: Including comprehensive evaluations on demand and usage profile


Save you time: Evaluate local utility and government policies to ensure all incentives are being captured

Employment Screening and Debt Collection

CBY Professional Services has partnered with the YCEA to offer members-only* access to Employment Screening and Debt Collection Services at a discounted rate. Members can choose to use these services on a one-time or continuous basis. For more information, please contact Sue Davis, 717.843.8685, at CBY Professional Services. *Available exclusively to Economic Alliance members not currently customers of CBY Professional Services as of August 1, 2014

Employment Screening
Members will receive the entire menu of searches at the Preferred Pricing Tier.
Debt Collection
Members will receive a discounted commission rate for collection services (either 2% discount on accounts less than 6 months old or 12% discount on accounts older than 6 months).
Discounted Membership Rate
Any YCEA members will be waived for their first year membership and then a discounted rate ($35 per year, a $10 discount) will be charged for members who continue to use CBY’s services.

Certificates of Origin

We utilize the next generation eCertify technology to process your Certificates of Origin. With eCertify, exporters and freight forwarders now have a seamless and streamlined electronic solution providing real value in cost savings and efficiency gains. So eliminate your paper-based processing of Certificates and start saving time and money today!

Telecommunications Local Partnership 

Comcast Business’s Alliance Partner Program brings consultations and best solutions directly to YCEA members. Personal and local consultation and assistance to right size your Comcast Business solution. Never under sold nor oversold.


Comcast Business provides free consultations for wide area network planning and design, including cloud migrations + network security, as well as guidance and planning for upgrading legacy phone and data networks to next gen networks


Comcast Business offers IT Project CAPEX reductions to save thousands on equipment, implementation and fiber construction costs. They also offer free network ROI analysis reports, with side-by-side comparisons.


Comcast Business provides comprehensive solutions addressing Voice, Data, Internet and Video

Contact Information:

Mary-Anne Westfall
Enterprise Account Executive – Keystone Region   

LOCALiQ Advertising Partner Program

LOCALiQ is the marketing solutions division of the USA Today Network, providing businesses the smarter way to reach local customers. With deep roots in 260 communities across the country, LOCALiQ and the York Newspaper Company partner with you to provide end-to-end service from our digital marketing experts using proven best practices to simplify local marketing. This partnership allows you to focus on your business. The York County Economic Alliance and LOCALiQ are partnering to bring you an exclusive membership benefit.  We share a commitment to support local commerce, enabling businesses to connect with customers where we live, work and serve. 


LOCALiQ marketing experts are offering a FREE digital health check utilizing proprietary technology to measure your digital online presence. This report provides a benchmark against your competitors and helps to identify strengths, areas of improvement and opportunities to help you grow your business.


LOCALiQ can help establish and build your local online presence, drive awareness and leads, grow your ideal targeted audience and focus and optimize on marketing solutions that work from Websites, SEM, Social, SEO, Targeted Email, OTT, IP address Targeting, YouTube, Live Chat, Print, Direct Mail, Event Sponsorships & more


LOCALiQ provides 24/7 anywhere dashboard access to view all campaigns real-time with call tracking and reporting and award winning software to stay connected and respond to incoming leads whether in the office or in the field.

Contact Information:

Michael Wynegar
Regional Advertising Sales Director
Mobile: 717-881-2737
Office: 717-767-3514 

The Members Advantage Program

A business insurance program designed exclusively for YCEA members. Program members have earned more than $8 million in dividends.* Purchase your business insurance — eligible lines** are businessowners, commercial auto, commercial fire and crime, general liability, inland marine and workers’ compensation — through Penn National Insurance, and you’ll gain:

Competitive pricing and large group buying power


Information and services to help reduce losses


For only a nominal charge, special coverage for specialty businesses: printers, mini-storage facilities, wholesalers, manufacturers, auto repair, family-style and fine-dining restaurants and artisan contractors


PennPac® enhanced coverage endorsements on auto, businessowners, property and general liability that provide added security at no additional cost


Local loss control claims service provided by an experienced, Harrisburg-based staff to prevent or control claims costs

Contact One of Our Member Agencies

Robertson Insurance and Risk Management, Lititz, 717.625.3770
BCF Group, Lancaster, 717.560.7730
Collens-Wagner Agency, Inc., York, 717.757.4633
The Glatfelter Agency, Inc., York, 717.852.8000
Insurance Services United, Inc.. York, 717.854.4043
Keller-Brown Insurance Services, York, (717) 235-6891
Knoll Insurance Agency, Inc., New Cumberland, 717.774.8128
Kocman Insurance Group, York, 717.854.0300
McConkey Insurance & Benefits, York, 717-755-9266
Murray, Lancaster, 717.397.9600

Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance

The York County Economic Alliance and Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance work together to stay ahead of the game by providing innovative medical and benefit plans for members. Partnering with nearly every major carrier in the state, the Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance benefit programs offer medical plans to suit every business, personal and financial need. With no participation requirements and guaranteed issue for specialty coverages, members have the opportunity to take advantage of members-only savings on vision, dental, life, dependent life and disability programs. Access to these programs is just another benefit of your YCEA membership.

The Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance programs offer customers discounted payroll solutions and 24/7 online administration, account access, enrollment and invoice payment options via their secure website. For more information, please call 1.800.755.3021.

York College of Pennsylvania Tuition Discounts

  • Allow York College to develop and grow your team through their accredited – engaged online graduate programs
  • Applicable programs include the Masters Degrees and Certificates in Business Administration, Accounting, Data Analytics, Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, and Nursing, and Doctorate of Education
  • Continuing education to build and sustain your workforce
  • Plus, as a YCEA member, you get special pricing!
  • Online continuing education programs to accommodate your employees’ schedules
  • Your employees can take classes from where ever suits his/her schedule
  • Hands on college advisors here to create programs geared to support your employees
  • Customized plan of action and support for students goals and growth within their careers throughout their time in the program
  • Simply by being a YCEA member, your employees can tap into discounted graduate programs from a local institution while continuing to work full time

ConradSiegel Central PA 401(k)

  • Unlike traditional plans, this one is easy to join and quick to get started.
    Plus, as a YCEA member, you get special pricing!
  • 401(k) made easy and affordable to join!
    The main difference from a traditional 401(k) is instead of starting your own retirement plan and having to maintain it, you can join this one plan with other local businesses which can help save time and money.
  • Employees choose to participate.
    Employers choose how much to contribute.
  • The Central PA 401(k), by Conrad Siegel is the first locally developed Pooled Employer Plan (PEP).
  • Supported by a local team of retirement professionals that you and your staff will have direct access to.
  • Employee access to robust education plan geared to helping them save for the future.
  • Conrad Siegel takes care of selecting investment menu, filing government forms, plan design, ongoing plan management; let Conrad Siegel serve as your fiduciary.
  • Making retirement plans accessible for small businesses – 70 employees or less. Developed with local businesses in mind.

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