Industries featured this week: Arts, associations, construction, designations, education, nonprofits
Lancaster-based Music for Everyone gave Harvey Owen its annual MFE Award in recognition of his work as director of Millersville University's Ware and Winter centers. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community-building tool in Lancaster County.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania gave Governor's Awards for the Arts to a number of past and present Pennsylvanians. Caldecott Award-winning children's illustrator Jerry Pinkney received the Distinguished Arts Award. He is a native Philadelphian now living in New York. Husband and wife glass artists Kathleen Mulcahy and Ron Desmett of Allegheny County were named Artists of the Year. They exhibit internationally and are co-founders of the Pittsburgh Glass Center. York County-based rock band Live received the Arts Innovation Award in recognition of the work its members have done to leverage development projects and community investments in York and other regions of the state to create local job and business opportunities. Bill and Beverlee Lehr of Lebanon County received the Patron Award in recognition of their philanthropy.
Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce gave Educator of the Year awards to Tim Rohrbaugh of Conewago Valley School District, Roberta Hatez of Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Maureen Gregory of Hanover Public School District and Rebecca Black of South Western School District. The Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence, which was established in 2008 through the chamber's workforce development committee in partnership with HACC Gettysburg, McClarin Plastics, R.H. Sheppard and Utz Quality Foods received the Positive Action Award. HCWE was created to address training opportunities and skill enhancement of the Hanover workforce. Panebaker Funeral Home was named the Small Business of the Year. It has been in business since 1954 and is currently owned by Michael and Kristin Newman, who are active in the chamber and the community and have initiated many new programs to assist those in the community, including pet cremation services and an annual perinatal loss funeral service. Megan McDonald was named Entrepreneur of the Year. She owns The Broken Cookie Bakery & Coffeehouse and is active with YWCA Hanover, Sweet Charities of Hanover Inc. and the chamber.
Lemoyne-based Keystone Contractors Association gave Joseph Miorelli & Co. Inc. of Luzerne County a Zero Lost Time safety plaque for 15,284 safe manhours and one to Berger Construction Co. of Luzerne County for 34,733 manhours. Cambria County-based Penn Installations Inc. received the KCA Subcontractor safety award for 112,930 manhours; Somerset County-based Darr Construction Inc. received the Most Improved between 50,000 and 100,000 Hours award for 53,320 manhours; and Centre County-based G. M. McCrossin Inc. received the Most Improved Over 100,000 Hours award for 415,355 manhours. Northumberland County-based Bill Anskis Co. Inc. received the Contractor Under 50,000 Hours safety award for 44,167 manhours; Darr received the Contractor Between 50,000 and 100,000 Hours award; and Alexander Building Construction of Dauphin County received the Over 100,000 Hours safety award for 122,143 manhours.
Chicago-based Appraisal Institute gave Shaun A. Henry its MAI membership designation, which indicates that an appraiser is experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties and can advise clients on real estate investment decisions. He is a partner with Advantage Real Estate Advisors LLC of Lower Paxton Township.
Gettysburg-based Adams Electric Cooperative gave 12 $1,000 continuing-education scholarships to members Steven Fealtman of Carlisle and Amy Myers of Shippensburg, attending Shippensburg University; Paula Frey of Littlestown, attending Eastern Mennonite University; Jessica Hall of York and Joyce Rohrbaugh of Stewartstown, attending Penn State University; Brandy Harman of Abbottstown, attending Central Penn College; Tyler McKnight of New Park and Holly Weir of Spring Grove, attending Harrisburg Area Community College; Sherry Moschella of East Berlin, attending Lancaster Bible College; Barbara Mott of Lewisberry, attending New Mexico State University; Beth Riale of Felton, attending York College; and Kathleen Topolski of New Freedom, attending CCBC Catonsville.
Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society gave Michael R. Trephan its Founder's Award; U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. and Leroy S. Zimmerman Keystone Leadership awards; Capt. Jack Dillman a Capt. Gilbert Miller Award; Andrew M. Ponti and Dennis W. Gallagher Staff Achievement awards; and William A. Cornell Jr. a Susquehanna River School Education Award for his work with the board and the Susquehanna River School. Awards for Distinguished Community Service were given to the Hall Foundation and Robert Hall; businessman Martin Lane; the McCormick Foundation; M&T Bank; Sutliff Chevrolet and Greg Sutliff; the Stabler Foundation; Dauphin County Commissioners George Hartwick III, Jeff Haste and Michael Pries; state Rep. Susan Helm; the Norford Foundation; Mode Magazine and Scot and Gloria Giambalvo; the Harrisburg Senators and Tim Foreman, Randy Whitaker and Kevin Kulp; the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Major Gen. Wesley Craig, Capt. Patrick Line, Master Sgt. Francis Forney; Cleveland Bros.; and Michael L. Barton of Penn State Harrisburg.