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Phoenix Contact celebrated its 2015 Top Plant Award on April 21 with a picnic. Nearly 500 employees gathered in front of a banner at the company's Middletown facility to mark the honor and kick off a company-wide “Collaboration” initiative.
Phoenix Contact celebrated its 2015 Top Plant Award on April 21 with a picnic. Nearly 500 employees gathered in front of a banner at the company's Middletown facility to mark the honor and kick off a company-wide “Collaboration” initiative. Main Street Hanover and the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated this year’s National Small Business Week. Pictured from left are Mayor Ben Adams; Justine Trucksess, manager of Main Street Hanover; and Gary Laird, president of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, during the Mayor’s proclamation declaring May 1-7 as National Small Business Week. TrueNorth Wellness Services presented at Millersville University on April 2 for the mental health conference “Coming Out of the Shadows: Shedding Light on Mental Health.” Their roundtable presentation, “Know the Signs, Reduce the Risks,” focused on Mental Health First Aid and ASIST, two trainings that educate individuals on mental health and suicide intervention. From left: TrueNorth Wellness Services staff members Larissa Jacobsen, Kara Anderson, Jayne Wildasin and Sabrina Valente. A team from First Capital Federal Credit Union took part in the 28th annual Office Olympix event to benefit Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania on April 21 at the Chestnut Ridge Banquet Facility in York. From left, Jeremy Ackerley, Wendy Bixler, Alicia Venable and Kelsey Bistline participated on the First Capital team. The first Women’s Leadership Conference April 11, at Central Penn College in Cumberland County, featured local female leaders presenting on topics to promote empowerment, leadership and professionalism. The event was open to the community, local college students and Central Penn College students, staff and faculty. Conference attendees, from, left, are Tania Srouji, Rubina Azizdin, Dr. Karen Scolforo, Anne Deeter Gallaher, Sandy Sipe, Shelly Matter, Tracey Jones, and Abeer Srouji Allen. At its April meeting, York Women Making a Difference collected more than 100 pieces of clothing for Bell Socialization Services and Dress for Success. York Women Making a Difference is a group of community-driven women who possess experience, education, compassion and a desire to make a positive difference within our community. All are welcome to attend their no-cost monthly meetings at The Parliament, 116 E. King St., York, on the first Tuesday evening of every month. For more information, visit (Submitted Photo) Michael Hinerdeer of RKL Wealth Management threw a fundraising fiesta at the firm's Lancaster office on March 30 with his 10th annual Taco Soup Lunch. This year's sale of homemade soup and all the fixings raised $727, all of which Hinerdeer donated to Lancaster Hospice & Community Care. (Submitted Photo) The American Heart Association kicked off National Walking Day on April 6 at PSECU headquarters in Harrisburg. The walk was led by American Heart Association Capital Region board chair Barb Bowker of PSECU, front right, and 2016 Capital Region Heart and Stroke Walk chair Gary St. Hilaire of Capital Blue Cross, front center, and included representatives from several local companies who are members of the American Heart Association board of directors and Heart Walk executive leadership team. (Submitted Photo) As a winner of Credit Union Student Choice Lend Your Voice Campaign, Members 1st Federal Credit Union has been awarded $2,500, which has been turned into five, $500 scholarships awarded to associates currently pursuing their undergraduate college degree. Scholarship winners included David McMaster, Joseph Craig, Michelle Komora, Amanda Hopple and Miki Rodgers. From left: George Nahodil, executive vice president of retail delivery, public relations and marketing; David McMaster, mortgage specialist; Joseph Craig, loan officer; Bob Marquette, president and CEO; Michelle Komora, staff accountant; Amanda Hopple, Market Plaza branch head teller and Miki Rodgers, Mount Rose branch member service representative. York Rescue Mission held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 29, for its new health center at 367 W. Market St., York. The mission is partnering with Katallasso Family Health Center to provide free health care services from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays within its programs. Pictured, from left, York Rescue Mission staff member Paul Walters, Katallasso President and CEO Brian Kreeger; York Rescue Mission CEO Matthew Carey and York Rescue Mission staff member Josh Talarico. (Photo submitted) Lanco Federal Credit Union hosted a Financial Reality Fair at Cocalico High School on March 24. Lanco FCU staff, along with additional volunteers from Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union and the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce, helped 22 seniors from Lyndon Engle’s Financial Literacy class go through the paces of making day-to-day financial decisions, acting as independent adults. (photo/submitted) The Harrisburg chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators learned about social media strategies March 23 at Rock Bass Grill in Wormleysburg. Quinn Bryner, a vice president and social media strategist at Tierney (pictured), presented to the group. (Photo/Submitted) Angela Tatum, vice president and relationship manager from Orrstown Bank's commercial lending team, reads to Analia, a third grader at Downey Elementary School in Harrisburg, as part of United Way's Bridges Society program. Administered by the United Way of the Capital Region, Bridges Society brings together emerging local leaders and provides them with opportunities to give and volunteer. 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