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CVBJ Biz Buzz for January

CVBJ Biz Buzz for January

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The Sentinel offers news and notes from business and industry in the Cumberland Valley:

CPARC Foundation names board members

The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties Foundation has named Janice Black, Patty Catlin, Beth Fine, Jory Glaser, Irma Hunt, Kathie Shafer, Susan Shaffer, and Staci Sullivan to its board of directors for 2017-2019.

Black will serve as the board’s president, Hunt will serve as the board’s vice president, Shaffer will serve as the board’s treasurer, and Fine will serve as the board’s secretary.

The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties Foundation secures funding to benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through the services of The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC).

Boyer & Ritter hires business valuation expert

Boyer & Ritter CPAs and Consultants has hired Keith R. Gordon as its new new business valuation manager.

Gordon earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst and Certified in Financial Forensics. He is a member of the American Institute and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

ACNB Bank creates agribusiness lending function

ACNB Bank has created an agribusiness lending function to help support agricultural businesses located in southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.

This new business function, based at ACNB Corporation’s Operations Center in Gettysburg, offers products and services to meet the financial needs of crop, beef and contract livestock producers, dairy farmers, fruit growers, as well as farm equipment dealers.

To oversee the new agribusiness lending function, ACNB Bank hired Adams County native Wayne A. Steinour as Senior Vice President/Agribusiness Lending Manager. In this role, Steinour is responsible for the quality and profitable growth of the bank’s agribusiness loan portfolio.

Steinour is a graduate of Gettysburg Area High School, as well as Shippensburg University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management.

Orrstown Bank announces new branch in Manheim Township

Orrstown Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orrstown Financial Services, Inc., held a ground breaking ceremony in December for its newest financial services office at 566 Lausch Lane, Manheim Township, Lancaster County.

The new approximately 3,000-square-foot facility will include deployment of the bank’s third Intra-Lobby-Teller system in the past 12 months. The new facility is slated for completion in April and will initially employ five people.

Colgan & Associates adds new location

Colgan & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of its new primary location at 611 Gettysburg Pike, Suite 201 in Upper Allen Township’s Mountainview Office Park.

Colgan & Associates is a six-attorney law firm focusing on family law, criminal defense, and traffic matters. Colgan & Associates maintains additional locations in Harrisburg, York, and Dillsburg.

Wilson College names new program director

Choreographer, performer, dance historian and artistic director Joshua Legg, formerly of Winchester, Virginia, has been named the new director of the Wilson College Master of Fine Arts program.

Legg, who grew up in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle, has managed the dance program at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, since 2015. For the past 11 years, he has served as artistic director of JoshuaLegg/Dance Projects, which is based in the Mid-Atlantic region and produces artistic and scholarly programs that span a variety of contemporary and historical dance genres, dance-theater and theater. Legg is also a dance historian.

Camplese joins Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty

Lauri Camplese has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty as a realtor.

Camplese specializes in residential sales throughout Cumberland, York and Franklin counties. She has nine years of real estate sales experience.

Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty has 27 offices serving Pennsylvania and Maryland, including an office in Carlisle at 801 Belvedere Street.

Dohrman named COO with SpiriTrust Lutheran

Angela L. Dohrman was named in December chief operating officer/senior vice president for SpiriTrust Lutheran. In her expanded role she will continue to provide leadership for Senior Living and has been designated to serve as acting CEO, if needed.

Dohrman joined SpiriTrust Lutheran in 2008 as vice president for Senior Living. She serves as vice chair of Kairos Health Systems, a provider-owned health system servicing Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware and for the past two years has chaired the Your Life, Your Wishes Task Force, Healthy York County Coalition. She also serves as a member of the York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging Advisory Committee and the Healthy York County Coalition Leadership Council.

Reed named PA Council Member of the Year for 2016

Gunn-Mowery, LLC announce recently that Krista Reed, commercial account administrator, was named PA Council Member of the Year from the Pennsylvania Association of Insurance Professionals.

Each year the Council Director presents an award for PA Council Member of the Year. The recipient is chosen based on his or her ongoing commitment and involvement in the PA Council and dedication to its purpose and mission in the insurance industry.

HB McClure appoints Shope

HB McClure Company recently announced the addition of Brandy Shope as Corporate Director of Human Resources. This is a new position that was introduced to further develop the company’s leadership and enhance internal communications and employee empowerment.

Shope’s past positions include Team Leader and Chief Growth Consultant at Keller Williams Realty in York, as well as Executive Director of Selection for Northwest Mutual.

Outside of HB, Shope stays busy with her two young sons and husband, Wayne. She is also an avid supporter of athletics and is assistant women’s volleyball coach at York College.

Beistle names Wiest VP of Information Technology

Tricia Lacy, President of The Beistle Company, Shippensburg, announced recently that Russell A. Wiest has been named Vice President of Information Technology.

Wiest previously served as information technology manager, a position he held since April 2015. Prior to that, he worked as the E-commerce Manager and application developer for the Beistle Company.

Wiest joined the Beistle Company in December 2008, and resides in the Shippensburg area with his family. He graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1989 and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science in December 2001.

Meck joins AmeriChoice

AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union announced that Michael Meck joined the credit union as the commercial lending officer in January 2017.

As the commercial lending officer, Meck will assist new and current members with their business financing needs.

HB McClure announces promotions

HB McClure Company announces the following promotions:

Jeremy Cook has been promoted to a project design specialist. Cook has been with HB McClure for seven years as a residential installation technician.

Greg Danner has been promoted to the residential sales team. He has worked as a residential installation technician for the past 27 years.

Jared Espenshade has been promoted to the residential sales team. Espenshade has spent 4 years employed as a residential service PHVAC technician.

Doug Shoop has been promoted to a project design specialist. He has been with HB McClure for the past 13 years as a residential installation technician and service writer.

Mid Penn Bank receives regulatory approval to relocate Camp Hill branch

Mid Penn Bank, subsidiary of Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc., has received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to relocate its Camp Hill branch from 2101 Market Street to 2148 Market Street.

Mid Penn expects to move to the new branch in February and will provide proper notification to customers. The new location formerly served as the headquarters and main office of another bank.

Farlling joins

Berkshire Hathaway

Mick Farlling has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty as a Realtor and member of the Knox-Ulsh Group.

Farlling will specialize in residential sales and is a lifelong resident of Carlisle. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Messiah College.

Boyer and Ritter CPAs announces meger

Effective Jan. 1, Boyer & Ritter LLC announced a merger with Mechanicsburg-based Waggoner, Frutiger & Daub.

Waggoner Frutiger & Daub began its professional practice in Mechanicsburg in 1964, with its 14 accounting professionals and support staff now operating under the Boyer & Ritter name and relocate to Boyer & Ritter’s Camp Hill headquarters.

“This merger with Waggoner, Frutiger & Daub places Boyer & Ritter firmly on the path to be the premiere accounting firm in central Pennsylvania,” said Boyer & Ritter CEO Robert J. Murphy. “Waggoner, Frutiger & Daub has a well-deserved, excellent reputation and its people will be valued members of our team.”

Murphy said the merger will allow Boyer & Ritter dedicate additional resources to small businesses, nonprofits, governments and in the area of employee benefit plan audits. Similar to Boyer & Ritter, the professionals from Waggoner, Frutiger & Daub focus on tax and management consulting services to closely-held businesses.

Hudak named chairman of Small Business Association Leadership Council

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently announced that Warren Hudak, owner of Hudak and Company in New Cumberland, has been named Chairman of its Pennsylvania Leadership Council.

NFIB represents 14,000 small-business owners in Pennsylvania and 325,000 nationally. Hudak, who has served previously on the NFIB board, assumed his new leadership role on Jan. 1.

After a distinguished naval career, Hudak spent 15 years in the accounting and business consulting field. He then founded his own small business, Hudak and Company. “My time spent working with lawmakers on behalf of NFIB has given me a unique perspective. I look forward to serving as Chairman of the NFIB Pennsylvania Leadership Council.”

Hudak is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He also serves on the PA Society of Enrolled Agents Board and on its Government Relations Committee.

Hospice of Central Pa. announces hires

Hospice of Central PA CEO Gil Brown announced the hiring of Elizabeth Mihmet as chief development officer and Carl Braunegg as chief financial officer.

Mihmet’s previous experience includes serving as the executive director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and as director of development for the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

As a volunteer, Mihmet serves on the stewardship committee for her church and the programs committee for Leadership Harrisburg Area. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in art and English from Colgate University, as well as an M.B.A. from Temple University.

Braunegg brings more than three decades of financial management and operations experience to his position with HCP. Braunegg’s diverse experience includes financial management for both corporate and nonprofit organizations, including The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, where he most recently served as CFO for 10 years.

Braunegg also brings health care experience he gained working with physician practices at Harrisburg Hospital and during his tenure as the finance director at Amisys Synertech, an information technology company that processes health care claims and develops software for the health insurance industry. Braunegg holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Waynesburg University and a master’s degree in finance from California University.

Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz announces new tax director

Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz announced this month that Randy Fackler, formerly the Managing Director of the Harrisburg office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has joined their team as Principal and Tax Director.

Fackler has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in tax. He has worked with various privately held companies in a diverse mix of industries, including distribution, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, professional services and venture capital industries.

He currently serves as Chair of the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital board, Treasurer on the board of the Hershey Aquatic Club, and he is a finance committee member of the Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Central PA. He also serves on the Shippensburg University School of Business’ Advisory Board.

BSSF has offices in Camp Hill and Lancaster with approximately 90 employees between both offices, serving the Central Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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