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Business of the Year Awards 2012


Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM


Hilton Harrisburg 1 N. Second St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 Directions


The Business of the Year Awards WILL still be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, as originally planned.

Each year the Central Penn Business Journal's Business of the Year Awards honor area companies and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the business community in central Pennsylvania. It is an excellent opportunity to get a close-up look at the businesses shaping the local economy.

A very limited number of seats for the November 1st awards event have become available.
Please contact Colleen Jones at (717) 236-4300 or for more information.

Click here to download a document with the answers to frequently asked questions about the event.

An independent panel of judges determines the finalists and award recipients in the five categories open to nomination, the winners of which will be revealed at the November event.

In addition, the judge panel selects three remarkable business leaders to be inducted into the Business of the Year Hall of Fame, and the honorees the Cliff Jones Award, Building the Community Award and Spirit of Philanthropy Award.


Hall of Fame Inductees
Edward Henry Arnold Sr., Arnold Industries
George H. Glatfelter II, Glatfelter
Conrad M. Siegel, Conrad Siegel Actuaries

Cliff Jones Award Recipient
Dennis W. Felty, Keystone Human Services

Spirit of Philanthropy Award Recipient
Paul W. and Judy S. Ware

Building the Community Award Recipient
Susquehanna Real Estate LP

Business of the Year (1-50 employees) Finalists
Central State Overhead Door Service
Dechert Dynamics Corporation
Paragon Engineering Services, Inc.
Premiere #1 Limousine Service, LLC
Waste Recovery Solutions, Inc.
WebpageFX, Inc

Business of the Year (51-100 employees) Finalists
AquaPhoenix Scientific, Inc.
ARRO Consulting, Inc.
The Benecon Group
CJ Pony Parts
e&e IT Consulting Services, Inc.
Environmental Service Laboratories, Inc.
Paul Davis Restoration Of Lancaster

Business of the Year (101+ employees) Finalists
Celerity of Pennsylvania, LLC
Clark Associates, Inc.
GGS Information Services
Quandel Enterprises, Inc.
RETTEW Associates, Inc.
Vibra Healthcare, LLC

Emerging Business of the Year Finalists
(Companies of all sizes that are LESS than 5 years old and demonstrate great potential.)
Carney Engineering Group
Central Penn Management Group
Gavin Advertising
Kiwi Marketing Group LLC
Paradise Energy Solutions
RLS Construction Group
Snyder, Secary & Associates, LLC

Executive of the Year Finalists
(The top executive of an eligible business of any size or age.)
Ann K. Luciani, First Capital Engineering, Inc.
Jeffrey B. Lyons, Worley & Obetz, Inc.
George S. Weaver III, Hazlett Burt & Watson, Inc.
Joseph D. Wirbick, Sequinox

Questions about the program or missed this year's nominations and want to be notified when 2013 nominations open? Contact Colleen Jones by phone or email.

Contact Information

Colleen Jones Central Penn Business Journal 1500 Paxton St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 Phone: 717-236-4300

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