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Manheim Township-based LMI Advertising sponsored the Fifth Annual Race to Remember Nov. 14, which raised $6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania. Photo/Submitted
Manheim Township-based LMI Advertising sponsored the Fifth Annual Race to Remember Nov. 14, which raised $6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Pennsylvania. Photo/Submitted U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta visited Swatara Township-based Stephenson Equipment Inc. Dec. 7 to discuss his future sustainable highway funding ideas and the recently passed highway bill. Pictured, from left, are Robert Criste, executive vice president and CFO; Dave Donati, vice president and Wilkes-Barre branch manager; Barletta; and Dennis Heller, president. Photo/Submitted Lancaster County branches of Members 1st Federal Credit Union collected toys for Toys for Tots during the holiday season. Employees also volunteered at a Toys for Tots warehouse sorting toys and helping families pick out gifts. Pictured are Daniejela Marinkovic, left, assistant manager, and Judy Carter, manager, both of the credit union’s Greenfield branch. Photo/Submitted Employees of Lower Allen Township-based Members 1st Federal Credit Union volunteered monthly at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. A total over 540 volunteer hours were completed in 2015. Photo/Submitted Employees of Lower Allen Township-based Members 1st Federal Credit Union volunteered on a monthly basis at the Project SHARE warehouse in Carlisle packing and distributing food. Pictured, from left, are Joshua Lebo, Elizabeth Kuhn and Tia Ankabrandt. Photo/Submitted Lancaster City Alliance held its first Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum Dec. 10 at The Candy Factory. The event was part of the Building on Strength plan lead by the alliance. More than 130 attendees were able to share ideas, connect with influential thinkers and doers, and learn about the many resources and small-business support services available in the community. Photo/Submitted The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau hosted its Third Annual Partners in Tourism Community Giving Event Dec. 10 at Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. The bureau and 70 participating tourism partners collected 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Photo/Submitted The United Way of Lebanon County collected 1,882 new and gently worn winter-weather clothing items for adults and children during its seventh annual Live Warm drive. Three volunteers from Bayer Healthcare, including Nadine Tomco, pictured, sorted, organized and delivered the items to five of the United Way’s local human service agency partners on Dec. 14. Photo/Submitted Employees and members of West Manchester Township-based First Capital Federal Credit Union donated toys and canned goods during the holiday season. Dozens of toys were donated to Toys for Tots, while 313 pounds of food was donated to the York County Food Bank. Photo/Submitted West Manchester Township-based First Capital Federal Credit Union “adopted” a family from the Bell Family Shelter for the holidays, providing presents to a family in need. Pictured, from left, are Tara Houser of the credit union; Eva and her two children, the adopted family; and Marcella Kinard of the Bell Family Shelter. Photo/Submitted Employees of Swatara Township-based Belco Community Credit Union volunteered at the annual WGAL Salvation Army Coats for Kids Telethon Dec. 11 by manning the phone bank. Belco also donated 10 $100 gift cards to the telethon. Pictured, front row, from left, are Robin Jeena, Christie Thompson, Carol Eller, Sandy Barr, Jeff Bingaman and Alice Blake. Back row, from left, are Lonni the Lion, Julie Bobar and Yvonne James. Photo/Submitted Six members of the Hershey Bears hockey team visited with children and their families at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in December. The players handed out gifts, worked on crafts with patients, signed autographs and posed for photos. Photo/Submitted More than 50 kids and a few pets visited with Santa during a free event Dec. 12 at Belco Community Credit Union’s Hampden Township branch. The credit union offered free pictures, refreshments and a raffle to win a jumbo stocking full of toys. Pictured with Santa, from left, are Barb Hershey, Kate Spangler, Kayleen Weibley, Inna Tonina and branch manager Emily Garofalo. Photo/Submitted Employees of Swatara Township-based Belco Community Credit Union volunteered Nov. 2 at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, sorting and repackaging donated food items. The credit union also held its annual food drive, collecting 1,470 pounds of food for the food bank. Photo/Submitted A group of 15 men at York-based Shipley Energy participated in No-Shave November, committing to not shave for the entire month. Each participant donated $10 to sign up, which was matched by the company. Other employees donated money by placing it into jars with the participants’ faces, voting for their favorite facial hair. The company matched the jar with the most money, and all proceeds were donated to Oncology Services Research at York Cancer. Photo/Submitted Employees at York-based Wagman Construction Inc. collected extra Halloween candy and other frequently requested items to be included in holiday care packages sent to troops. The company’s York and Berryville, Va., offices donated to Support Our America Recruits (SOAR), while the Dinwiddie, Va., office donated to Operation Gratitude. Photo/Submitted The Red Land Little League team that won the U.S. Championship in the 2015 Little League World Series presented $18,200 to Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The players and their coaches delivered the check during a visit that also included activities — such as crafts, photos and autograph signings — with Four Diamonds patients and their families. Photo/Submitted York-based First Capital Federal Credit Union held a retirement party Dec. 3 for its former president and CEO, Dennis Flickinger, who served in that role for 26 years. The event was held at the Out Door Country Club. Photo/Submitted Track 5 Media in Lancaster held a “Day of Giving” Dec. 9 where employees dressed and Santa and Mrs. Claus and holiday elves to deliver gifts at the Milagro House, the Mix at Arbor Place and CWS. Pictured are children at the Mix at Arbor Place with Jillian Armstrong as Mrs. Claus, elves Tara DiMattio and Christina Kruger, and Sean Brennen as Santa Claus. Photo/Submitted Employees at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon collected more than 700 toys for its 30th annual toy drive. The toys were then distributed to about 100 families in the community. Pictured, from left, are Sandy Linebaugh, plant maintenance department; Alice Basselgia, retiree; Beatrice Foster, registered nurse; and Noreen Berkheiser, lab technician. Photo/Submitted Lebanon-based Royer’s Flowers and Gifts collected hundreds of cards and coloring pages that were sent to active military and veterans as part of the American Rec Cross’ “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Pictured are Dena Eberhart, left, human resources manager for Royer’s, and Kathy Doran, regional service to the armed forces director of the American Red Cross. Photo/Submitted Lower Paxton Township-based Centric Bank was the primary sponsor for the Camp Hill Toys for Tots parade Dec. 5.More than 50 Centric employees came out with their families with walk in the parade. Photo/Submitted The West Shore Chamber of Commerce held a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Interiors Home at its new Lower Allen Township location, 3415 Simpson Ferry Road. Photo/Submitted Students participating in the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Junior Leadership Program held their November service day at New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg, where they packed Thanksgiving dinner care packages for those in need. Photo/Submitted East Hempfield Township-based Lancaster Plumbing Heating Cooling and Electrical filled a Central Pennsylvania Food Bank bin for the holiday season. Photo/Submitted Hampden Township-based TeamPete Realty Services Inc. prepared holiday care packages for troops serving abroad on the USS Harry S. Truman. Pictured, from left, are Tracy Georgeff, Michelle Leo, CJ Longenecker, Mark Chidester, Lou Ann Barry, Barb Conklin, Karis Hazam and Kyle Miller. Photo/Submitted Harrisburg-based Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania held an “Evening in the Shadows” awareness dinner Nov. 5 at The Mill. Guests enjoyed the food and wines of Cullari Vineyards and Winery of Hershey while wearing blindfolds. Photo/Submitted York-based First Capital Federal Credit Union and WGTY 107.7 hosted York Ladies Nite at the Wyndham Gardens Nov. 20. First Capital’s display had a theme of “What’s Cooking at First Capital.” Pictured are, from left, Lisa Barshinger, Sue DeStephano, Alicia Venable and Tara Houser. Photo/Submitted From left, Melanie Hartman, Erika Kelly, David Cordier and Ellen Miller of Harrisburg-based Cordier Auctions attended the WITF 50th Anniversary Gala Nov. 22. Cordier was the gala's auction sponsor. David Cordier sold five unique experiences provided by WITF supporters to benefit the local station. Photo/Submitted Quality Digital Office Technology in Lower Allen Township held its 10th annual Fall Open House for current customers and prospective clients. Each attendee received a $15 gift card to be used for the holidays or donated back to Project SHARE in Carlisle. Pictured are Elaine Livas of Project SHARE and Bill Wurster of Quality Digital. Photo/Submitted

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