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Business of the Year Awards

Business of the Year


Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM


Hilton Harrisburg
1 N. Second St.
HarrisburgPA 17101

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The 11th annual Central Penn Business Journal Business of the Year Awards will be presented on November 10, 2014, at the Hilton Harrisburg.

These top companies and individual leaders will be recognized during this prestigious event for their outstanding contributions to Central Pennsylvania’s business community. The winners in each category will be announced at the event.

The 2014 Business of the Year Awards finalists have been announced and tickets are on sale now!

Click here for a printable version of the registration form.

2014 Business of the Year Finalists (1-50 employees)

APM Building Materials
Curt Grim, President

Carma Industrial Coatings
Ron Howe, President/Owner

Conte Wealth Advisors, LLC
Frank Conte, Founding Partner

Good Hope Animal Hospital
Robert Heidecker, DVM, Owner

Murray Associates Architects, P.C.
D. Michael Frye, President

Robin R. Zellers, President

One2One Inc.
Nicholas Paulukow,CEO

WCI Partners, LP
Alex Hartzler, Executive Chairman

2014 Business of the Year Finalists (51-100 employees)

ARRO Consulting, Inc.
Matthew Brown, President & CEO

Conrad Siegel Actuaries
Mark Bonsall, President

Landmark Homes
Cliff Weaver, President

Primitives by Kathy, Inc.
Kathy Phillips, CEO/Owner

Tender Years, Inc.
Betty L. Krebs, Founder, Owner & President

2014 Business of the Year Finalists (101+ employees)

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
Gary Huether, Jr., Co-Owner

D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. Inc.
Shun Yoshioka, CEO & James L. Wilson Jr., COO

Four Seasons Family of Companies
Ronald R. Carkoski, President & CEO

Warfel Construction Company
Ralph E. Simpson, Jr., PE, CEO

2014 Emerging Business of the Year Finalists

Arctic Blu LLC
Brad Bixler, Co-Owner, CEO

International Water Company LLC
Stephen M. Strachan, Managing Partner/CEO

Matt Stambaugh Media
Matt Stambaugh, Owner and Cinematographer

RLS Construction Group, LLC
Robert L. Schopfer, President & CEO

The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey
Jason Reimer, President

2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

abSketches, LLC
Anthony Billet, President & Founder

First Capital Engineering
Ann K. Luciani, CEO

Mid Atlantic Machinery, Inc.
Kevin Kilgallen, President

Travel Time Travel Agency, Inc.
Shaun Balani, CEO

WebpageFX, Inc.
William Craig, President

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

Bill Miller, Jr. & Elliott "Chip" Miller, Carlisle Events

Richard (Dick) Waybright, Mason Dixon Farms

Richard Witwer, Direct Wire & Cable, Inc.

2014 Spirit of Philanthropy Honoree

Donald C. Graham, The Graham Group

2014 Cliff Jones Award Honoree

Russell Ford, Harristown Development Corporation

Contact Information

Beth Feltenberger, Director of Events & Marketing 1500 Paxton St., 3rd Floor Harrisburg, PA 17104 Phone: 717-236-4300 Fax: 717-236-6803

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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