Businesses featured this week: G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc., Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, West Shore Chamber of Commerce
ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International gave Ash Khare its Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given to its volunteers. He joined the association in 1979 and has been active in numerous committees and sessions, as well as a presenter at annual meetings. He is a special assistant to the secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development and has two bachelor's and a master's degree from schools in India and the U.S.
The North-Central New Jersey and Southern New Jersey sections of the American Society of Highway Engineers gave G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc.'s Route 52 Constructors joint venture its 2013 Project of the Year Award in the over $5 million category for work on the Route 52 causeway replacement project near Ocean City and Somers Point, N.J.
West Shore Chamber of Commerce gave MaryAnne DiSante of Conte Wealth its Advisors Shining Star Luminary Award and Sister Romaine Niemeyer of Holy Spirit Health System its Visionary Luminary Award in recognition of professional achievement and commitment to their work environment and community, as well as outstanding character, performance and attitude.
Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce gave 25-year membership awards to A Little Bit of Love Florist, Cashman & O'Donnell PC, Hanover Area Historical Society, Keystone Machine Inc., L.L. Lawrence Builders Inc., North Hanover Mall and Rest Haven Cemetery Co. Abbottstown Stamping, Don Ott Racing Engines Inc., Hanover Valley Presbyterian Church and Yealco Tool Works Inc. received 15-year awards. Brewery Products Co. Inc., Crouse Electric Co. LLC, Fulton Bank, Golden Visions Adult Day Services and Senior Center, J.A. Myers Building and Development, Knapers Stop & Go, Legacy Athletic, Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania, Mantec, Martz Bros. Painting LLC, Penn State York, Stephen W. Eyer Jewelers and VCA Conewago Animal Hospital received 10-year awards. Five-year membership awards were given to Adams County Winery, American Cancer Society, AT&T Mobility, Black Rose Antiques & Collectibles, Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine, Doceo Office Solutions LLC, Werleman Dively and Associates, East Coast Green Inc., Edible Arrangements, Family First Health, Fiducial Business Centers Inc., Glenn E. Simpson & Son Inc., Gordon L. Brown & Associates Inc., Hanover Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Hanover Area Arts Guild Inc., Hanover Door, Hanover News Agency Inc, Hanover Transmission LLC, Hardee's, Harrisburg Area Community College Gettysburg campus, Hemler Family Eye Care, Heritage Gallery of Lace at The Quilt Patch, Hollywood Tans, Isla Cat Promotions, Keystone Alarm Services Inc., Lebo Skin Care, LifeChanges Boutique Inc., Liqua-Grow Turf/Hanover, Lorne G. Seifert LLC, McConkey Insurance and Benefits, Mooney & Associates, National Barn Co., Nature's Pet Place LLC, Rotz and Stonesifer, Sherwin-Williams Co., South Hanover Automotive, St. David's United Church of Christ, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Staub Riggs & Collins, Summit Homes LLC, Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center, U.S. Lawns, Wolf Furniture Inc. and the Hanover branch of the York County Literacy Council.
The state of Delaware named Kerryn E. Fulton a professional engineer. She is chief operating officer of C.S. Davidson Inc. and has a BS in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lower Paxton Township-based Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators named Thomas Hogue to its Hall of Fame for exceptional graduates of member schools. He is founder and CEO of Upper Allen Township-based Gibraltar Technologies Inc. and a graduate of YTI Career Institute's York campus.
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council gave Pennsylvania first lady Susan Corbett its Champion of the Humanities award for her exemplary service and significant contributions to the public understanding of how humanities transform lives and strengthen communities. Ann Benzel of Blair County and Lenwood Sloan of Dauphin County received Distinguished Service in the Humanities awards. Benzel is president of Benzel's Bretzel Bakery Inc. and is known for her long and diverse history of community service. Sloan is known as a catalytic agent, animator and facilitator of cultural and heritage programs. For the past 40 years, he has provided inspiration, leadership and technical assistance across the U.S. Jazz Bridge of Philadelphia received the Humanities Partner award. The nonprofit presenter and arts service organization assists professional jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in the Philadelphia area in times of crisis, while also building an awareness of the local jazz sound.
York County-based Water Works Operators' Association of Pennsylvania gave Brian Funkhouser its 2013 Ivan M. Glace Award in recognition of activities that have improved the association through the dissemination of knowledge via section and association meetings. He is president and CEO of York-based Buchart Horn Inc./Basco Associates. Eric T. Buzza received the Harry J. Krum Award in recognition of activities that have advanced the water works industry in Pennsylvania. He is a water and wastewater operations specialist with the Pittsburgh office of East Pennsboro-based Gannett Fleming. He is a mentor to many younger water works operators.