Charles F. Snyder opens Willow Street funeral home

Charles F. Snyder’s new funeral home and crematory in Willow Street, Pa. PHOTO/PROVIDED

The new Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory in Willow Street is now open.

For the month of October, the public has been invited to tour the 12,500-square-foot building at 2421 Willow Street Pike, designed by Cox & Evans Architects; the last open house is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Oct. 23.

This is the sixth funeral home and third crematory for Charles F. Snyder. It’s also the first time in almost 120 years the Willow Street area will have its own funeral home, a release noted.

“We’ve always served families from all over Lancaster County, including those communities south of Lancaster city such as Willow Street,” said funeral director Charles F. “Chad” Snyder III, a third-generation owner.

“Dad and I have been looking for the right location for many years in the Willow Street community to make our services better and more convenient for the families there. This has been the best way we could imagine to do that, and we’re so pleased to finally be laying down roots here.”

Built by Benchmark Construction Co., the facility features a state-of-the-art crematory, multiple chapels (one honoring Hans Herr, which showcases Tom Hermansader’s original watercolor of the Hans Herr House), arrangement offices, monument offices, preplanning offices, cremation participant room, comfort room, modern selection room and outdoor gathering terrace.

The supervising funeral director is Kelly Gramola Townsend, who has been with Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes for 21 years.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer

Members 1st Federal Credit Union completes move to Hampden Township 

Members 1st leadership celebrates the credit union’s new headquarters in Hampden Township on April 5th. PHOTO/PROVIDED

Members 1st Federal Credit Union opened its new 185,000-square-foot headquarters in Hampden Township on Tuesday. 

The new move marks a change in location for the Cumberland County-based credit union, which previously resided in the Mechanicsburg headquarters it built in 1997. 

In Mechanicsburg, Members 1st employees were spread out across four separate buildings in the city’s Rossmoyne Business Center.  

As part of the move, the company has sold two of the four buildings and plans to sell the remaining two. The new headquarters allows the company to house its 500 administrative associates in one facility, said George Nahodil, president and CEO of Members 1st. 

“Several years ago, we began making plans for a new headquarters to improve efficiencies,” said Nahodil. “I am so thankful for and proud of our associates who stepped up and brought this vision to life, all while continuing to deliver unparalleled experiences to our member-owners.” 

The new Hampden Township headquarters features a focus on natural light with 73,000 square feet of glass throughout the interior. The building also features a community room, collaborative workspace, an associate café, a walking trail nearby and an associate fitness center. 

Alpha Consulting Engineers of York County completed the civil site design, East Lampeter Township’s Greenfield Architects oversaw the building’s design and Mowery Construction in Silver Spring Township served as the credit union’s construction partner.  

“All of us at Mowery were thrilled to have worked with Members 1st Federal Credit Union as the construction manager on this amazing project,” said David Cross, owner and CEO of Mowery. “The building is not only a testament to a world-class organization but also a living example of how to conduct business. I attribute much of the success of this project to the cultural alignment that exists between our two organizations and the entire project team.” 

Members 1st has more than half a million members and over $6 billion in assets. The company was founded in 1950. 

Dunkin’ opens new “next generation” restaurant in Mechanicsburg 

Dunkin’, formerly Dunkin’ Donuts, has opened a new, “next generation” restaurant at 1423 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg. 

The 2,000-square-foot eatery employs 20 and features a modern look with “a fresh, friendly, vibrant and engaging environment,” a release noted. 

That includes a warm interior color palette; atmospheric lighting; a convenient, contactless drive-thru; a front-facing bakery case; complimentary Wi-Fi; and an innovative tap system for cold beverages, such Nitro-Infused Cold Brew, a next-gen exclusive. 

Dunkin’s next-gen restaurants are also designed to meet DD Green Achievement specifications and feature LED lighting, high-efficiency mechanical equipment, low-flow faucets and more. On average, DD Green Achievement eateries are 33% more energy efficient compared with conventional Dunkin’ restaurants, the release said. 

The South Market Street location is one of 10 Dunkin’ franchises in Pennsylvania owned and operated by BJ Patel. 

Part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants, Dunkin’ has more than 12,600 eateries in 40 countries worldwide. 

CORE Design Group announces new Maryland office

The team at CORE Design Group’s new Aberdeen, Maryland office. PHOTO/PROVIDED

York-based national architecture firm, CORE Design Group, announced it will be increasing its footprint in the Mid-Atlantic region with the opening of a new Aberdeen, Maryland office. 

The Aberdeen office is CORE’s fourth office in the region and signifies the firm’s national growth and development, it said in a statement on Tuesday. 

The office is just over an hour from CORE’s headquarters in York. It will be managed by Ted Jasinski, who will take the role of operations manager of Aberdeen. 

Jasinski has over 46 years of professional architectural experience and has a record of planning and designing projects up to $50 million. He is joined by Martin Summers, senior project manager; Ellen Jenkins, senior project manager and Andrew Forrester, architectural designer. 

The expansion comes less than a year after CORE announced that it would be merging with Richard F. Mulá Architects in Lancaster. 

Doceo opens new Lebanon office

Doceo opened a new sales and service center at 604 Cumberland Street, Lebanon. PHOTO/PROVIDED

York technology services company Doceo recently opened a new office in downtown Lebanon.

Doceo, a provider of copiers, printers and IT services with locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, announced on Monday that it opened a new 1,800-square-foot sales and service center at 604 Cumberland Street.

The new office space is in the same building as the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“The decision to expand our presence in Lebanon had been on our radar prior to the pandemic,” said John Lewis, president and CEO of Doceo. “Then in February of this year, we decided to make the long-term commitment to (open) an office in downtown Lebanon.”

The Lebanon County office marks Doceo’s 11th location since it was founded in 2004. Doceo first broke into the market as a copier/printer provider and has since expanded to offer managed IT services, disaster recovery, cybersecurity and document management.

Doceo employs 45 people with three working at the new Lebanon office.

Last month, the company relocated its Lancaster County service center from Highland Drive in West Hempfield to 1697 Oregon Pike in Manheim Township.