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Game Changers

Game Changers recognizes Central PA’s most dynamic and impactful businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community.

Event date: November 1, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Nominations close August 4, 2021

Application deadline August 16, 2021


For more information, contact our Events Team at  cpbjevents@bridgetowermedia.com

Central Penn Business Journal is COVID conscious and will be making educated decisions on whether events are virtual or in-person per CDC recommendations and state and county guidance. For now, events for 2021 are moving forward as virtual but as soon as we can come back together in person to celebrate excellence we look forward to doing so.

Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

To be eligible for this award, companies must have headquarters or significant operations in Central Pennsylvania. CEOs must live or work in Central Pennsylvania at the time of judging.

Nominations can be self-nominations or outside nominations. On completing this form, your nominee will receive an email prompting them to complete an application for this awards program. Nominations without the application from the nominee will not have equal weight with the judging panel.

Nominations are due by August 4, 2021.

2020 Honorees

Business of the Year (1-25 Employees)


Chris Dawson Architect (CDA)

HR Resolutions, LLC

Murray Associates Architects, P. C.

Shalom House d/b/a Shalom Transformational Services


Business of the Year (26-75 employees)

AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union

Facility Concierge Services

JSDC Law Offices

K2 Kinetics

Momentum, Inc.


Business of the Year (75+ employees)

ARRO Consulting, Inc.

Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community

Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Smilebuilderz, LLC

West Shore Home


Emerging Business of the Year


RPM Signs and Lighting


Most admired CEO – Nonprofit

George Fernandez, Latino Connection

Roxanna Gapstur, PhD, RN, WellSpan Health

Jesse McCree, South Central PA Works


Most admired CEO – Private Company

David L. Cross, Mowery Construction

Andrew Samuel, LINKBANK

Bob Whalen, HB Global, LLC

Kenneth B. Wolfe, CPA, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz

Applications are due August 16, 2021.

We encourage applicants in the Most Admired CEOs categories to include letters of recommendation from current staff and at least one nonprofit or board the CEO serves.

Letters may be sent to cpbjevents@bridgetowermedia.com.

Applications are due August 16, 2021.

All fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

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How can I be considered for a Game Changer award?

Nominations can be made by anyone, including yourself. An application is automatically emailed to all nominees and must be completed in order to be considered for this award. A letter of recommendation is not required, but is strongly encouraged to assist the judges in making their decision.

To be eligible, applicants must live in or work in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, or Perry county at the time of judging.

How often can I be considered? 

You can be nominated, apply and win annually as long as you are updating your application annually and meet the criteria.


Who are the judges and what are they looking for when selecting the Game Changer winners?

Winners are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners. Judges look for Central PA’s most dynamic and impactful businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community. It is helpful to have at least one letter of recommendation from someone that can speak to all three of these achievements.

Should I have a letter of recommendation sent?

Past judges have told us that the letter(s) of recommendation is helpful particularly when they are not familiar with the candidate. Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to cpbjevents@bridgetowermedia.com. Please save all letters of recommendation as PDFs labeled with your name (or organization) led by the category or event you are being nominated for. The letter will be paired to your application when it is received.

Do the winners have to say something?

Winners do not speak live during the event, but will be contacted to be profiled in a multi-media video that will be aired during the event. 

I’m a Game Changer award winner, what now? 

Sit tight, a member of our team will contact you soon with any additional details.

If I’m a winner, do I need to purchase a ticket?

You do not need to purchase a ticket for yourself as an honoree. All other attendees must purchase a ticket. Sponsorship packages are available to purchase for those wanting large groups of tickets and additional benefits.

Can I buy an ad in the publication?

The Game Changer’s program is supported through sponsorships. The ads you see in the magazine are part of the sponsorship packages. Please email shuettner@bridgetowermedia.com for sponsorship questions or opportunities.

I bought a ticket but I don’t see it? 

Tickets will be sent to you and everyone who registers the day before and the day of the event via email. 

Remember, tickets can only be opened on one device, if you open it on your phone but then try to open it on your computer it will not work.

Contact cpbjevents@bridgetowermedia.com if you have any issues.