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CPBJ, business community celebrate Reader Rankings

Barley Snyder representatives picked up several awards June 19 at the Reader Rankings celebration in Harrisburg. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


More than 300 attended the Reader Rankings party on June 19. As expected, the photobooth was busy all night. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


The team from York Traditions Bank were checking out their skills in Trivia Pursuit. Each table had its own set of table games to enjoy. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


Representatives from The Salvation Army’s Shoe Strut networking event took home top honors at Reader Rankings. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


Attendees had numerous food and drink-pairing stations to choose from throughout the night. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


All smiles from representatives at JFC Staffing Co. The company swept the Employers category this year at Reader Rankings. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


Central Penn Business Journal editor Joel Berg poses with Christina Persson, vice president of marketing and communications for UPMC Pinnacle, which won the best health system category. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


High Associates and High Real Estate Group took home awards in property management, appraisal and real estate development categories for Reader Rankings. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


More than 300 attendees celebrated on June 19 at the first-held Reader Rankings event in Harrisburg. (Photo/Jamie Schoenberger)


More than 300 business and community leaders helped Central Penn Business Journal celebrate Reader Rankings’ inaugural party June 19 in Harrisburg.

It was the first year since we launched Reader Rankings in 2017 to host a party for the top winners. From the feedback received at the event, we are already planning next year’s voting and festivities.

This year, the numbers told the story:  After we opened the nominations in April, more than 3,000 businesses were nominated by their peers. Once the ballot was finalized, 18,000 votes were tallied, and the 300-plus winners were honored.

Reader Rankings provide insight into winners in a variety of categories, including entertainment, business services, medical, education, legal services, real estate and employers.


Reader Rankings sponsors: 

Celebration Sponsor:

Barley Snyder

Supporting Sponsors:

The Gals Cleaning Service
WellSpan Health

Recognition Sponsors: 


Elite Coach

Elizabethtown College

Ephrata National Bank

Geo. W. Weaver & Son Inc.

High Associates

Intrada Technologies

Martin Communications Inc.

Quality Digital Office Solutions

Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape & Pest Control

Triangle Refrigeration Co.

UPMC Health Plan

UPMC Pinnacle

Utz Quality Foods Inc.


York Traditions Bank and Traditions Mortgage

Check out more Reader Rankings details here.



Cathy Hirko
Cathy Hirko is Associate Publisher/Editorial Director for the Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business. Email her at [email protected].

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