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Business Networking Event



Thank you to all who participated in the

2017 Business Networking Event 


Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:45-9:00 am 

Sight & Sound Theatres, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA


We enjoyed a meaningful time of learning & networking with the Lancaster County business community on the stage at what Lancaster Newspapers has called, "the largest faith-based live theater in America." 

 HMS's 2017 Business Leadership Networking Breakfast included a lively and candid conversation with Sight & Sound executives Matt Neff & Tony Smith about generational leadership transitions in organizations, the necessity, challenges, and benefits of strategic succession planning, and how Sight & Sound has grown to two internationally-astute locations in the US serving guests from around the world. Roger North, founder of the North Group Consultants moderated the morning, including a question & answer time with the audience. Special "behind the scenes" tours of the theatre followed the formal program and allowed breakfast guests to get a glimpse into the complexities, challenges and successes of producing productions on the 22,000-sq. ft stage. 


At HMS Business Networking events, 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.
To see some images from the 2017 event, visit the HMS Facebook page.


HMS thanks these 2017 sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor 

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Partnering Sponsor

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Partnering Sponsor

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Drew Crandall office pic_0.jpgAbout Matt Neff

Twenty years ago, CEO Matt Neff joined Sight & Sound Theatres as a stagehand. After a stint in the company’s finance and risk management, he headed the human resources team, then stepped in as chief administration officer, where his team accelerated the means to create and produce new shows. In 2015 Matt became CEO, also adding executive responsibilities for the Branson theater. Today he, Josh Enck and Tony Smith form Sight & Sound Theatres’ executive leadership team. A grad of Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, OK, Matt stays active in North Group Consultants and Teaching the Word Ministries. He’s serves on the board of the APT Foundation.


Smith Tony - image002.pngAbout Tony Smith

Tony Smith is Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and has been with Sight & Sound since 2008.  He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Baylor University and his Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina.  As part of his executive responsibilities, Tony oversees many of the administrative areas of the organization, including Accounting, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology and Sales.  He and his wife Jessica have been married 20 years and have 3 children- Nicholas (17), Jacob (15) and Grayson (13).  He resides in Lancaster and enjoys disc golf, reading, and spending time with his family.



Roger_North jpeg_0.jpgAbout Roger North

Through North Group Consultants -- a leadership consulting firm providing services in the areas of leadership and team development, executive coaching, culture and organizational transition -- Roger North was uniquely involved in the generational leadership transitions undertaken successfully at Sight & Sound over the last decade.  He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Messiah College, is a graduate of Leadership Lancaster and the Excellence in Speaking Institute and has over 30 years in leadership, sales and organizational development experience for the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Roger loves spending time with his wife and college sweetheart, Carolyn, and their three children, two of whom are married. His hobbies include golf and reading.