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Industries featured this week: Associations, banking and finance, designations, nonprofits, real estate, technology

Associations

Harrisburg-based PA Museums gave the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia an institutional achievement award for its statewide program Pennsylvania's Top Ten Endangered Artifacts, which raises awareness of conservation needs in collections around the commonwealth. The Everhart Museum in Scranton received an institutional achievement award for its creative exhibition and programming of The Blood in the Life: Vampires in Art and Nature. The Bradford County Heritage Association received an honorable mention for its Farm Days 1866 program, and the Mercer Museum of the Bucks County Historical Society received an honorable mention for its Turning Points: Civil War, 1863-1864 exhibit and programming. The Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh received the President's Award for its national award-winning exhibit From Slavery to Freedom. Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg received the Directors Award for opening as a legacy project of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and its Voices of Duty and Devotion exhibit. Daniel Roe was named an Emerging Museum Professional in recognition of his leadership, initiative and commitment. He is director of education with York County Heritage Trust.

Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries gave Harrisburg-based Consolidated Scrap Resources Inc. its top 2013 Best Fleet Award in the intermediate fleet category. Based on class size, the award recognizes the company with the lowest vehicle accident rate and U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident rate in 2013. CSR also received the 2013 Pacesetter Award for intermediate fleets, which recognizes the company with the best safety rating in its class over a three year period.

Banking and finance

Fulton Financial Corp. gave Bonnie Bowden its annual award for outstanding customer service. She is a head teller with the Palmyra Shopping Center branch.

Kansas-based Waddell & Reed Inc. named LeRoy J. Jones Jr. to its 2014 President's Council. This is the 10th time he's won the award. He is a financial adviser with the Hampden Township office and has 26 years of financial services experience, a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Designations

The Pennsylvania Department of State named Erika Cordier a licensed Pennsylvania auctioneer. She is an auctioneer and director of administration with Harrisburg-based Cordier Auctions & Appraisals and a graduate of the Harrisburg Area Community College auctioneering program.

Wisconsin-based International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans named Kristen A. Anderson a group benefits associate. She is a client service coordinator with McConkey Insurance & Benefits in Springettsbury Township.

Nonprofits

Pennsylvania Big Brothers Big Sisters State Association named Amy Bischof 2014 Pennsylvania Big Sister of the Year and Gareth D. Pahowka 2014 Pennsylvania Big Brother of the Year. Bischof is director of The Hershey Story in Derry Township and has been a big sister for four and a half years. Pahowka is a lawyer with Stock and Leader in York and has been a big brother for six years.

East Pennsboro Township-based Capital Region Partnership for Career Development gave Victoria Keener its Allen D. Quirk Jr. Excellence in Education Award and a $1,000 scholarship. She has been in the top five percent of her class at Big Spring High School throughout high school, and has been active in concert and marching band, as well as volunteer activities. She plans to study education at Alvernia College in the fall.

Real Estate

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors gave Robin Zellers of NAI CIR in Wormleysburg and Brian K. Edmonds of Concordis Real Estate Advisors in Philadelphia a Member to Member Transaction award for the largest dollar volume transaction in office properties for their collaborative efforts in the long-term lease of a 140,000-square-foot office building.

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities of Harrisburg named Conrad Siegel its 2014 Champion of Philanthropy in recognition of his commitment to nonprofit growth and sustainability. He was the first fully credentialed actuary in Harrisburg and started Conrad Siegel Actuaries in 1963. He first was elected to the foundation's predecessor, The Greater Harrisburg Foundation, in 1987 and was chairman in 1995. He was a co-author of the investment and distribution policy and initiated strategic changes that enabled the foundation to grow and adapt swiftly in changing times. He was a Harristown board member for 13 years and a Rotary Club member for 50 years.

Technology

Winds of Change magazine named Arizona-based Nova Corp., which has an office in Chambersburg, to its list of Top 50 Best Places to Work for Native American STEM Professionals for the second year in a row. The list is made up of businesses that are committed to recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse staff in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In addition, Arizona-based National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development named Nova its American Indian Business of the Year. Nova is wholly owned by the Navajo Nation.

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