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August 14
  • Employees of Springettsbury Township-based McConkey Insurance & Benefits participated in the United Way Day of Action June 20 by power washing, sanding and replacing rotted board decks for a member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Pictured, from left, are Joseph L. Molinar, Michelle E. Barwick, Lisa M. Farrell, David J. Chiaverini and Sherree D. Hake. Photo/Submitted
  • El Jardin Flower and Garden Room in Lancaster hosted a first Thursday happy hour July 3 for the Lancaster Young Professionals and the First Thursday Latino organization. Photo/Submitted
  • Employees of York-based First Capital Federal Credit Union participated in the United Way Day of Action June 30 by staining buildings at Camp Echo Trail. Pictured, from left, are Wendy Bixler, Wendy Spangler, Kevin Linden, Alicia Venable, Tara Houser (front), Chuck Burkhardt (directly behind), Sue DeStephano, Dennis Flickinger, Becky Braun, Bill Pacacha, Sharon Miller, Lisa Day and Ed Fadely. Photo/Submitted
  • Members of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce network at the Swap Your Card to Double Your Business Plus event held May 14 during Small Business Week at the Hampden Township Recreational Building. Photo/Submitted
  • Swatara Township-based Metro Bank donated $1,000 to Harrisburg-based Brethren Housing Association in support of its Faith and Finances program, which teases financial literacy to single mothers recovering from homelessness. Pictured, from left, are Crystal Baxter, program director at BHA; Colleen Ensinger and Brad Garfinkel, vice presidents at Metro Bank; and Christopher Fitz, director of development at BHA. Photo/Submitted
  • The United Way of Lebanon County board of directors gave the students and coach of the Cedar Crest High School swim team an “Award of Outstanding Commitment” for their fundraising efforts during the United Way’s capital campaign. The team raised more than $3,000 during its “United Wayve Swim-a-thon” and other fundraisers. Pictured, from left, are Sue Allwein, Dennis Bomberger, Donnell Dishong, Bob Hoffman, Letie Schadler, Phil Domencic, Eero Kelly, Gary Fuhrman, Kelsey Lyter, Dennis Gearhart, Beth Yocum, Dan Ehrgood, Andy Demler and Kenny Montijo. Photo/Submitted
  • The Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Pictured are Holly Laufer, left, development director of BBBS Capital Region, and Joseph Rebarchak Jr., club treasurer of the foundation. Photo/Submitted
  • York-based Gavin Advertising won two Gold Hermes Creative Awards for its campaigns with TrueNorth Wellness Services and S&E Building Materials. It also received an honorable mention for work with MINI of Baltimore. Pictured, from left, are president Mandy Arnold and staff members James Taylor, Erin Hammons, Josh Spence, Sarah Chain, Bobby Strimboulis, Ryan Tarkowski and Paul Sullivan. Photo/Submitted
  • More than 150 bicyclists participated June 21 in the fourth annual Franklin County Century Breast Cancer Ride, which raises money for breast cancer services at the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women’s Center and the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance. Photo/Submitted
  • Employees of York Traditions Bank’s Eastern Boulevard branch participated in the 2014 Great American Cleanup of PA by collecting around 80 pounds of trash along Eastern Boulevard. Pictured, from left, are Lisa Cardone, Jamie Reid, Bonnie Oberlander, Heather Mason, Kathy Eveler, Sandy Althoff and Shawna Wagner. Photo/Submitted
  • Eight summer accounting interns with Philadelphia-based ParenteBeard helped Habitat of Humanity of Berks County ReStore prepared for its grand re-opening. Pictured, from left, are Jordan Sallavanti of Kutztown University, Shaunna Nesmith of York College, Tara Boyd of Bloomsburg University, Kayla Snyder of West Chester University, Katelyn Macbeth of Messiah College, April Maschke of Albright College, Guy Lewis of Penn State and Eric Hiser of Bloomsburg. Photo/Submitted
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