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Industries featured this week: Architecture and engineering, associations, education, event planning and signage

Architecture and Engineering

Dauphin County gave 2013 Premier Project Awards to recognize professional leadership in creating projects that help communities make planning decisions, promote smart growth and spark revitalization. The Towns at Governor's Square in Uptown Harrisburg won in the Community Capacity category. The 69 low- and middle-income townhomes enhance the neighborhood with infill development, including streetlights, sidewalks and landscaping. Highspire's wastewater treatment plant upgrades won in the Infrastructure category. The project's reuse of existing facilities and protection of nearby greenspace was noted, as well as the upgrade's ability to increase plant capacity as demand grows. Harrisburg's Hamilton Health Center won in the Revitalization category. The project transformed a 67,000-square-foot, state-owned warehouse into a clinic with 37 medical exam rooms, 12 dental exam rooms and space for mental health services, providing health care in one of the city's most densely populated and lowest-income neighborhoods. Vartan Group's The 1500 Condominium in Harrisburg won in the Sustainable Growth category. The mixed-use project includes 43 residential and six retail units. Highlights include streetscaping of public rights-of-way and convenient access to a Capital Area Transit bus route.


Hershey Rotary Club named Ardelia Krupkin, Rishi Ramaraju and Brynne Schlicher its January Students of the Month. Krupkin is vice president of the National Honor Society at Milton Hershey School and has been recognized for her involvement in visual and performing arts programming. Most recently, she was in the musical "Hairspray." She also is active in the New Horizons vocal ensemble, the Susquehanna Women's Youth Chorale and the PMEA District Choir festival. She plans to study film in college. Ramaraju is a member of the National Honor Society, Memory Team and Future Business Leaders of America at Hershey High School. He also is involved in the Key and Ping Pong clubs and volunteers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He plans to study business in college. Schlicher is a member of the tennis, bowling and track and field teams at Middletown Area High School. She is a marching band drum major and a member of the concert and jazz bands and Key Club. She volunteers as the children's choir director and junior youth leader at Evangelical United Methodist Church. She plans to study baking and pastry arts at the Culinary Institute of America.


Brigham Young University's College of Life Sciences gave a 2013 Alumni Award to Craig Meyers. He is a professor of microbiology and immunology with Penn State College of Medicine. He has a BS and a MS from Brigham Young and a doctorate from UCLA.

Event Planning

WeddingWire marketplace gave 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards to a number of regional wedding venders in more than 20 categories based on customer reviews. Winning photographers included (mattnnat) photographers, Ben Reeder Photography, BnC Memories Photography, Carrie Logan Photography, Creative Interpretations Photography, Double H Photography, Epic Photography, Graybill Photography, Jeffrey Spayd Photography, Jeremy Hess Photographers, Jordan Bush Photography, Live to Love Photography, M Reed Photography, McMasters Photography, Molly S Photography, PhotOle Photography, Todd Spitler Photography and Tony Gibble Photography of Lancaster County; Aesthetic Life Studio LLC and Jennifer Rotz Photography of Franklin County; Amanda Souders Photography, Angela Perez Photography, Artistic Difference, CCE Photography, Chad Lippiatt Photo, Frank E. King Photography & Video, La Rue Photography, Loving Memories, Nova Studio, Richard Veytsman Photography and The Susquehanna Photographic of York County; Elaine Gates Photographer, Holding Life Still Photography (by Katie Klumpp), Jeff Benzon Photography, Kelli Wyland Photography, Rhinehart Photography and Teal Photography of Cumberland County; Julia Conroy Photography Inc., Landon Wise Photography, Melissa McClain Photography, MhPhotoshoot | Wedding Photography, New Chapters Photography, Paul V Photography, TDY Photography, The Photograph Adventure and With Love & Embers of Dauphin County; and Photographs by Jan Thiessen of Mifflin County. Additional videography winners included B&M Digital of Franklin County; Christopher Lee Films, Foundation Videography LLC, JKM Productions, Reflectionography, Vantage Point Videography and Visual Rose of Lancaster County; and Valley Creek Productions of Chester County. Wedding planning winners included Nouvelle Weddings and Party Belles of York County; Planned Perfection, Simply Elegant Occasions and Stylish Occasions Wedding & Event Planning of Lancaster County; That's It! Wedding Concepts and Timeless Events by Christi of Cumberland County; The Kept Nest Vintage Rentals of York County and The Wedding Lounge of Dauphin County. Editor's note: Additional Couples' Choice award winners were recognized on page 20 of the March 7 issue.


Digital Signage magazine gave a 2014 Digi Award for Best Deployment in Entertainment to ConnectedSign LLC of Lancaster for its work at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in East Hempfield Township. The 700,000-square-foot complex utilizes site-wide digital signage in its recreational spaces, foodservice areas, retail store and conference rooms, with the screens providing food options, field assignments, advertising and upcoming events for thousands of visitors.

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