Patricia K. Burnley

Patricia K. Burnley (Photo/Amy Spangler)

Education: Associate degree, Drexel University

Primary job function: Meet and greet customers, help with special events and serve as a spokesperson icon for the Kitchen Kettle Village

Company description: Canning kitchen and shops

Education: Associate degree, Drexel University

Primary job function: Meet and greet customers, help with special events and serve as a spokesperson icon for the Kitchen Kettle Village

Company description: Canning kitchen and shops

Professional/community affiliations: Lancaster YMCA, board member; PEO, chapter president; Parish Resource Center, board of directors; Highland Presbyterian Church, church and choir member

Female role model: My mother, Anna Kling. She taught me how to preserve and can food, which was a big asset in my husband’s and my business.

Gadget she can’t live without: My iPad

Best mistake: Flunking shorthand. I met my husband at summer school. First paying job: I clerked public auctions for my father. at taught me the importance of accuracy.

Advice to pass along: Just let it happen.

Best part of the job: Meeting and greeting new employees and guests

More about the honoree: Now 86, Burnley has had strong female influences throughout her life. Her two grandmothers, mother, two sisters, daughter and two daughters-in-law have taught her the values of past culture, the discipline of excellence, concern for others, and the joy of living. Her father taught her about investments of time and money. All of these people, and many more, helped her found and have success at Kitchen Kettle Village, where she continues to instill the best in her employees and give thanks to the customers who drop by Intercourse every day.

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