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Industries featured this week: Associations, banking and finance, designations, health care


York County Economic Alliance gave Jane Schussler its 2014 Athena Award. She heads the family law section of Stock and Leader, is a mediator for the U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, and is developing a collaborative law practice to provide a less contentious way to resolve divorce issues outside the courtroom. She is a member of the Rotary Club of York, Women's Business Center Organization and the Women's Giving Circle, and a board member of the Byrnes Health Education Center and Turning Point Women's Counseling and Advocacy Center. During her more than 30 years of practice, she has been a role model and mentor to other women, as well as high school girls interested in a legal career. She has been active with the York County Bar Association, the YWCA of York, Dollars for Scholars of Southwestern School District and the Children's Home of York, Leadership York, the Junior League of York and the United Way of York. JJ Sheffer received the 2014 Ignite Award, which recognizes young business leaders. She runs CoWork155, a shared workspace in downtown York, and is president of New Muse Entertainment. She also is a freelance writer and part of the teams responsible for the I Love York City campaign, the foodstruck food truck block party in downtown York and the Kable House Presents concert series. Previously, she was director of programming for Downtown Inc, and director of development and community relations for Access-York. She is an alumni relations coordinator for Leadership York, and also has been active with the Martin Library honors committee, the Women's Giving Circle, Planned Parenthood of Central PA Advocates, the York Young Professionals and the YorIT giving circle of York County Community Foundation. Doceo Office Solutions LLC received the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award in recognition of being one of the fastest-growing office equipment dealerships in the Mid-Atlantic and having innovative programs and service personnel that are dedicated to making lives easier and helping businesses grow. It is locally owned by John Lewis, David Bryson and Michael March.

The Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise named Brooke McCormick and Karim Girgis of Manheim Township Middle School its January Students of the Month. They were selected for their school and community activities, leadership, academic accomplishments, attendance and all-around good service.

Banking and Finance

Fulton Financial Corp. gave Therese Lehr its Quarterly Award for outstanding customer service efforts in the fourth quarter. She is assistant manager of the Pine Grove branch.

Madison, Wis.-based Credit Union National Association gave Heritage Valley Credit Union a Diamond Award for its mobile website.


Oregon-based Luxury Home Council Inc. named Theresa Richardson an accredited luxury homes specialist. She is an agent with the Ephrata office of Prudential Homesale Services Group.

Health Care

Susquehanna Township-based Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians named Pennsylvania state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) its 2014 Legislators of the Year for their efforts to advance the patient-centered medical home care model in Pennsylvania. PCMH is a care delivery model based on an ongoing partnership between a patient and physician who coordinates personalized care with a team. PCMH models have gained momentum with private insurers in Pennsylvania, including Highmark, which is expanding its initiative to include more than 1,000 primary care doctors. Highmark's pilot data reflected a 2 percent reduction in cost, as well as fewer inpatient admissions and readmissions to hospitals. In 2013, Schwank introduced Senate Bill 1083, an act establishing the Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Council, which would develop a plan for a statewide medical home model to increase care quality and lower health care costs in Pennsylvania. Baker introduced an identical bill, House Bill 1655, which the House passed unanimously.


Missouri-based Mayflower Transit gave Carol Thompson and Dan Sheely Master Club awards, which recognize agency sales representatives for exceptional sales achievement in corporate account household goods, residential household goods, logistical/special projects, international and total revenue. They are sales representatives with Tri-State Moving Systems in Hellam Township, a Mayflower agent.

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