Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce to Honor Excellence in Local Business at Awards Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting
The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor excellence in local business at the 2017 Awards Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting in October. The Annual Business Meeting is held each fall to recognize the organization’s leadership, highlight past year achievements, and review the goals for the upcoming year. In addition to the brief business meeting, an awards ceremony will be held to recognize and honor the 2017 award recipients.
This year’s award recipients include: The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc. - Business of the Year; Dr. Gennaro Piraino, Jr., Superintendent of Franklin Regional School District - Chamber Member of the Year; ACHIEVA/The Arc of Westmoreland – Not-for-Profit of the Year; and Kim Kramer, President of Legacy Wealth Solutions – ATHENA® Award.
Nominations, submitted by fellow members, were collected during the months of May, June and July. A 10-member panel of judges independently read each nomination summary and rated each candidate. Scores were calculated to determine the award recipient in each category. Recipients will be honored in a special awards ceremony during the luncheon event that includes a video presentation; and each recipient will receive a handsome engraved plaque of Westmoreland County.
“As in the past, the Chamber was thrilled with the caliber of nominees this year. These nominees are the types of outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations that embody the Chamber and make Westmoreland County a great place to live and work,” said Chad Amond, president of the Chamber. “The recipients as well as the nominees are all winners, as is Westmoreland County for having them as a part of our community.”
Other nominees included Century Support Services, Christofano Associates, Jeannette Specialty Glass, Levin Furniture, MSA—The Safety Company, and Parker Hannifin for Business of the Year; Kathleen Comini, Key Bank, Dan Galbraith, Solutionist, and Amy Miller, Heartland Payment Systems for Chamber Member of the Year; Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, Council on Substance Abuse in Youth, Greensburg YMCA, St. Anne Home, Threshold, Inc., United Way of Southwestern PA, and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art for Not-for-Profit of the Year; and Joy Klohonatz, Christine Mohler-King, Jennifer Ricciardelli, Janet Sardon, and Janice Smarto for ATHENA® Award.
The 2017 Annual Business Meeting & Chamber Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in Greensburg. The event includes a plated lunch, brief business meeting and awards ceremony.
The event is sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank, Graham Insurance Group, S&T Bank, Classic Hits 107.1 WHJB, Comcast Business Class, Skene 19 Films, Smail Auto Group, Trib Total Media, Carlow University, Fotorecord Print Center, Laura Edgerly Designs and PNC Bank.
Confirm attendance by registering online at: www.westmorelandchamber.com or contact the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce at 724-834-2900.