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Business of the Year Awards

Business of the Year

Business of the Year Awards 2013

The 10th annual Business of the Year Awards honored area companies and executives for their contributions to central Pennsylvania's business community.

A distinguished panel of independent judges selects the finalists and award recipients from a pool of public nominees, along with three remarkable business leaders to be inducted into the Business of the Year Hall of Fame.

The finalists and honorees were recognized, and the winners announced, at a black-tie awards event on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the Hilton Harrisburg.

Click here to see a slideshow of select photos from the event!
(Click here to see all of the photos from the event. You can also download digital files or order prints through this site.)

The awards honorees were also featured in a special publication inserted in the November 8th issue of the Central Penn Business Journal.


Hall of Fame Inductees

INDUCTEE: Janice L. Holsinger, U-GRO Learning Centres, Inc.

INDUCTEE: Kenneth A. Potter, Martin's Potato Chips

INDUCTEE: Lincoln A. Warrell, The Warrell Corp.

Click here to watch the tribute videos created for each of our Hall of Fame inductees by FGV Media.

Building the Community Award Winner
WINNER: Ollie's Bargain Outlet

Business of the Year 1-50 Employees Award
WINNER: Heck Construction Company, Inc.
Community Heritage Partners (LLC)
Conte Wealth Advisors, LLC
Lancaster Plumbing and Heating
M3T Corporation
Markant Corporation
Murray Associates Architects, P.C.
Weinstein Realty Advisors

Business of the Year 51-100 Employees Award
WINNER: Zeigler Bros., Inc.
ARRO Consulting, Inc.
Landmark Homes
MKT Metal Manufacturing, Inc.
TBB Global Logistics

Business of the Year 101+ Employees Award
WINNER: HHM, also known as Hersha Hospitality Management
Celerity IT of Pennsylvania, LLC
Charter Homes & Neighborhoods
Homesale Realty Services Group, Inc. (TDBA Prudential Homesale, et al)
Manor Management Corporation dba The Manor Group

Emerging Business of the Year Award
WINNER: Red Privet LLC
Alpha Dog Advertising LLC
Artell Law Group LLC
RLS Construction Group LLC
Tastealotta Ltd.
The Vineyard at Hershey LLC
Web Talent LLC

Executive of the Year Award
WINNER: G. Greg Gunn, CIC, Gunn Mowery LLC
William Craig, WebpageFX Inc.
Joseph R. Deerin, Property Management Alternatives Inc. dba LMS Commercial Real Estate
Patricia M. Gingrich, American Personnel Managers & Consultants Inc.

Want to know when nominations for the 2014 Business of the Year Awards begin?
Sign up online for notification or contact Colleen Jones at (717) 236-4300 or email

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Past Program Highlights

Photos Slideshow: Buchanan Ingersoll

Photos Slideshow: Buchanan Ingersoll

Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary

Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary
This video recaps the past 10 years of Hall of Fame inductees.

2013 Hall of Fame Videos

2013 Hall of Fame Videos
The Hall of Fame was established as a lifetime achievement award to honor and celebrate the successes of individuals dedicated to their profession and Central Pennsylvania. To introduce each of this year's Hall of Fame honorees, FGV Media created a brief tribute video about each honoree as a successul business leader.

Event Highlights: 2013 Business of the Year Awards

Event Highlights: 2013 Business of the Year Awards
On Monday, November 4, the Central Penn Business Journal and event sponsors celebrated the achievements of 34 companies and business leaders whose dedication to employees, community and business success has made the region a better place to live and work. CLICK ON THE IMAGE to see event highlights and photos.

2013 Business of the Year Awards Publication

2013 Business of the Year Awards Publication
Have you ever watched a crew team in action? Perched on the stern of the boat, the coxswain is responsible for race strategy and navigation, as well as ensuring that the team works in unison. This is much like the relationship between CEO and staff. He or she communicates the company's business strategy in order to reach corporate goals. This is the level of teamwork demonstrated by our Business of the Year award winners and finalists. CLICK ON THE IMAGE to read about these special honorees.


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