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Business of the Year Awards 2015

Business of the Year Awards 2015

When Monday, November 2, 2015
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Where Hilton Harrisburg
1 N. Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Description On Monday, November 2nd, 27 companies and 12 individuals were honored at the 12th annual Business of the Year Awards. Thank you to everyone that made the 2015 Business of the Year Awards a success!

The Business of the Year event honors top companies and individual leaders for their outstanding contributions to Central Pennsylvania's business community

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2015 Business of the Year Winners and Finalists listed by category:

Business of the Year 1-50 Employees


Candoris Technologies
Stephan Van Der Ploog, CEO


Chemical Solutions, Ltd.
Brian LaBine, President

Conte Wealth Advisors, LLC
Frank A. Conte, CLU, ChFC, Founding Partner

John Connell, General Manager

Clint Ehlers, President/CEO

Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory
Christopher Hoffman, Owner

Martin Communications, Inc.
Thomas Martin, President

Quantum Dynamix
Eric Kazda, CEO

Business of the Year 51-100 Employees


Rhoads Energy Family of Companies
Michael DeBerdine, III, CEO


ARRO Consulting, Inc.
G. Matthew Brown, PE, DEE, CEO

Commonwealth Fire Protection
Daniel Laird, Owner/COO & Paul Hoffnagle, Owner/CEO

Gunn-Mowery, LLC
Greg Gunn, Managing Partner

Oakworks, Inc.
Jeff Riach, Owner/CEO

Premiere #1 Limousine Service
Douglas Rydbom, Senior Member

Business of the Year 101 or more Employees


Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
Gary Huether, Jr., CEO


Reynolds Enterprises
David Angle, CEO

TimBar Packaging & Display
Matthew Heleva, CEO/President

Visiting Angels
Susan Heinle, RN, President/CEO

Emerging Business of the Year


Spooky Nook Sports
Mike Messina, Hotel General Manager


Centurion Construction Group, LLC
Nate Book, CEO & Ralph Bartram, COO

The Lancaster Food Company
Charlie Crystle, CEO

Merge Investigations, Inc.
David Nottoli,CEO

Sauve Consulting Group, Inc.
Jeremy Sauve & Steve Wevodau, Co-Founders, Managing Partners

Synergy HomeCare of Mid Penn
Michelle Lisk, Owner/CEO

XpertVantage LLC
Bhupender Dabas, CEO

York City Pretzel Company
Philip Given, President

Entrepreneur of the Year

Chip Cargas, Founder & CEO
Cargas Systems


Kellie Boysen, Founder & CEO
Alternative HR

Jose Dominguez, Owner
Elite Athletic Performance and Cumberland Aquatic Center

James M. Carchidi, CSP, CEO & Co-Owner
JFC Staffing Companies

Eve Baum, President & Founder
Military Apparel Company

Shaun Balani, CEO
Travel Time Travel Agency, Inc.

William Craig, President
WebpageFX, Inc.

Special Award Honorees

Hall of Fame

Larry Bashore, President
Edwin L. Heim Company
To see Larry Bashore's Hall of Fame Video Click Here

Larry Miller, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
To see Larry Miller's Hall of Fame Video Click Here

Marlin Thomas, Chairman and CEO
Willow Valley Living
To see Marlin Thomas' Hall of Fame Video Click Here

Cliff Jones Award

Tom Baldrige, President and CEO
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Spirit of Philanthropy

George Parmer, President & Owner
Fine Line Homes

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be for-profit and privately held.
  • Must be headquartered or have significant operations in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and/or York County.
  • May be self nominated or nominated by another individual or company.


    Contact Information Emily Winslow, Events Coordinator
    1500 Paxton Street
    3rd Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17104
    Phone: 717-236-4300
    Fax: 717-236-6803

  • Presenting Sponsor Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
    Major Sponsor McKonly & Asbury LLP
    Major Sponsor Capital BlueCross
    Major Sponsor M&T Bank
    Major Sponsor Comcast Business
    Supporting Sponsor Wilmington Trust
    Tribute Video Sponsor FGV Media

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