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Annual Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon


The Westmoreland County Chamber’s Annual Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon is held each fall to announce and welcome the newly elected Board Members and thank the departing Board Members who have completed their term. The event provides members with an overview of the past year’s accomplishments and announces the organization’s goals for the upcoming year.

Also featured at this yearly luncheon is an awards ceremony honoring the top business leaders from throughout Westmoreland County. In 2016, the categories included Business of the Year, Not-for-Profit of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year, and ATHENA® Award.

Previous Award Recipients

Business of the Year: Charley Family Shop 'N Save 
Not-for-Profit of the Year: CASA of Westmoreland 
Chamber Member of the Year: Jim Graham, Graham Insurance Group - Nationwide
ATHENA® Award: Angela Rose-O'Brien

Small Business of the Year: InTech Solutions
Business of the Year: Senior Helpers
Not-for-Profit of the Year: Adelphoi USA, Inc.
Chamber Member of the Year: William Ferri, Ferri Pharmacy
ATHENA® Award: Faye Rosatti

Small Business of the Year: Big Frog Custom T-shirts & More
Business of the Year: Elliott Group
Not-for-Profit of the Year: Northwestern Human Services - Westmoreland Co. Schools
Chamber Member of the Year: Julie Alakson, Weatherwood Manor
ATHENA® Award: Diane Proctor


Business of the Year: Silvis Group, Inc.
Business Person of the Year: Mary Catherine Motchar, Arbor Industrial Supplies
Not-for-Profit of the Year: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Laurel Region
Chamber Member of the Year: Linda Daley, Standard Bank
ATHENA® Award: Kathleen Sarniak

Business of the Year: Chick-fil-A Eastgate Plaza
Business Person of the Year: Angela Rose O'Brien, Chick-fil-A/Angela's Angels
Not-for-Profit of the Year: K.A.R.A.T. School of Learning
Chamber Member of the Year: Cathy Baumann, Dollar Bank
ATHENA® Award: Susan Nelson

Business of the Year: Energy Swing Windows
Business Person of the Year: Susan McDonald, K.A.R.A.T. School of Learning
Not-for-Profit of the Year: American Red Cross
Chamber Member of the Year: Kevin Bock, Integrity Estate Advisors
ATHENA® Award: Carol Utay

Business of the Year: Carol Harris Staffing
Business Person of the Year: Steve Rennekamp, Energy Swing Windows
Not-for-Profit of the Year: Westmoreland County Food Bank
Chamber Member of the Year: Dr. Jan Frederickson, Family Eye Care West
ATHENA® Award: Carol Fox

Business Person of the Year: Melanie Ansell, My Business Builders
Not-for-Profit of the Year: accessAbilities, Inc.
Chamber Member of the Year: Rich Rosky, First National Bank of PA
ATHENA® Award: Barbara VanKirk

Chamber Partners

InTech        Fotorecord Print Center         Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau                 ChamberChoice               Penn National Insurance          OnDemand Energy Solutions