Tuckey Restoration, Inc. trains with The Linders Health Institute

Tuckey Restoration, Inc., a member company of DKI, North America's largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced this month its completion of The Linders Health Institute’s specialized training for infection control during disaster recovery in healthcare facilities.

Since hospitals affected by natural disasters risk the spread of airborne pathogens and infectious diseases, the requirement of construction compliance standards has become an increasing concern, and it is crucial for first-responders, such as Tuckey Restoration, to be prepared for these challenges.

Marlene Linders, founder of The Institute, held the two-day boot camp Sept. 12 and 13 at fellow DKI member company, Insurance Restoration Specialists DKI’s facilities in Monroe Township, N.J. The course covered infection control, emerging infectious diseases, air and waterborne pathogens, MRSA and exposure risks during restoration for healthcare facilities.

The Institute’s training is the only infectious diseases course that teaches best practices from the hospital’s perspective and at the clinical level, in regards to the patient population. It is also the only accredited program, authorized by both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC/GBCI) for continuing education.

Matthew Tuckey and Dale Mundis of Tuckey Restoration each received a certificate of completion to show hospitals their proof of training, as well as Critical Environment Reconstruction Contractors (CERC) accreditation.

High Hotels Ltd. promotion Chronister

High Hotels Ltd. has promoted JJ Chronister to Director of Sales and Marketing for its TownePlace Suites-Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg.

Chronister will be responsible for identifying and securing extended stay reservations and maintaining top accounts for the hotel, as well as two other High Hotels located in Rossmoyne Business Center – Hampton Inn-Harrisburg West, and Homewood Suites by Hilton-Harrisburg West. Chronister also provides co-worker training for TownePlace Suites brand-required certifications.

A resident of York, Chronister holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Millersville University. She joined High Hotels in 2014, most recently serving as Senior Sales Manager.

Barton & Loguidice announces new hire

Barton & Loguidice (B&L) announced Kevin Little has joined the Environmental group as a Managing Engineer.

Little brings 12 years of environmental and process engineering experience including design, permitting, remediation, emissions inventorying, and process improvement and analysis.

A resident of Harrisburg, Little earned graduate and undergraduate environmental engineering degrees from Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, American Water Works Association and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., is an engineering, planning, environmental, and landscape architecture firm with an office in Camp Hill.

Beistle Company wins international trade award

The Beistle Company, which manufacturers of party decorations, received the award for “Excellence in International Trade” at MANTEC’s annual Manufacturing Awards recently.

The awards program began in 2010 when MANTEC introduced it to recognize manufacturers in South Central Pennsylvania who have demonstrated a commitment to competitive manufacturing and have positioned themselves to capitalize on opportunities available in the dynamic markets of today and tomorrow.

Tara Lacy, International Sales Executive, was the representative for The Beistle Company. Congratulations to Tara Lacy and all Beistle Company employees on a job well done!

Creegan named ‘Government Lawyer of the Year’ by Pa. Bar Association

Sean F. Creegan of Carlisle has been named the 2016 Government Lawyer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee.

The award, presented to Creegan during a ceremony at the Red Lion Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, honors a government lawyer who has made a significant singular contribution or has dedicated his or her career to outstanding service to the profession for the benefit of the public or a government entity.

Creegan recently retired from his 37-year career with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. He concluded his state service as deputy chief counsel and oversaw eight lawyers who advised Department of Labor and Industry personnel administering state and federal unemployment compensation programs.

Creegan helped craft unemployment compensation statutes and regulations. He assisted with an effort to restore solvency to the Unemployment Compensation Fund by implementing statutory changes in 2011 and 2012 and formulating a bond issue that allowed the Department of Labor and Industry to repay a multi-billion dollar debt to the federal government.

Creegan served as a planner and faculty member for continuing legal education programs, most recently in 2015 for a PBA symposium about independent contracting.

Creegan holds degrees from the University of Scranton and the Dickinson School of Law. He is a native of Jermyn, Lackawanna County.

Central Pa. Chapter of PRSA announces 2016 award winners

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) held its annual Keystone Awards Ceremony Nov. 10 at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg.

The Chapter honored Amy Hill with the Frederick E. Leuschner Award for outstanding leadership to the chapter, the community and the profession. Kristie Byrum, was recognized at the event for her recent induction into the PRSA College of Fellows.

Keystone Awards recognized outstanding achievements in public relations, marked by excellent results, thorough planning, game-changing ideas and creativity. 

2016 Keystone Award Winners were:

• LM Gnazzo Promotion Strategies and Nell McCormack Abom Communications for “Red Land Little League 2015 US Champions” (Category: Overall Public Relations Program)

• Gannett Fleming for “Forces of Change” (Category: Magazines or Periodicals: Print)

• Gannett Fleming for “Hulton Bridge Wins Figg Award” (Category: News Release/Public Services Announcement)

• Bravo Group for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania for “Healthy Me PA” (Category: Digital Public Relations)

• Revolution Communication, a Millersville University Student-Run Agency for Campus Cupboard for “Take a Look Inside” (Category: Student)

The Central PA Chapter of PRSA was formed in 1959 and is one of the oldest chapters in the country. The Chapter is a diverse group of professionals in corporate, government, nonprofit, education, health care, and association industries with a common desire to continue education, advance the profession, and grow from each other’s shared experiences.

BSSF hires

Spencer Koppenhaver joined the Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz team as a Staff Accountant in August.  Spencer graduated from Delaware Valley College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  He joins the BSSF team with a breadth of experience in accounting and auditing.  Spencer will be based out of the BSSF Camp Hill office.

Legacy becomes Asana

Local hospice company Legacy Hospice & Palliative Care has become Asana Hospice & Palliative Care. Patients can expect the same familiar faces, with superior advanced illness care unique to each patient.

Asana is defined as a physical Yoga posture or position that is designed to help master the mind, body and spirit, as well as enhance the body’s functions. Asana Hospice & Palliative Care’s mission is to guide patients and families during periods of terminal illness, to provide medical and emotional comfort, and to create meaningful moments and memories which will inspire families to make every moment count.

Wilson hired

Members 1st Federal Credit Union has announced that Michael Wilson of Hershey has been named Vice President of Relationship Management. He is based out of the credit union’s Administrative Headquarters in Mechanicsburg.

Wilson has 14 years of Government Relations, Outreach and Business Management experience.  He was most recently Senior Director of Government Relations & Outreach at Commonwealth Charter Academy.  Wilson holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Penn College and an MBA from Eastern University.

He is a board member of the Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority and Harrisburg Land Bank. He is also involved in the Harrisburg Regional Chamber Government Relations Committee, PA Public Relations Society, The Hill Society, Harrisburg Young Professionals, and the Harrisburg Rotary. He is a graduate of Leadership Harrisburg, Leadership Cumberland, Leadership Lancaster, and Lancaster Lebanon.

Members 1st FCU serves more than 300,000 members through its locations in Southcentral Pennsylvania.

Chamber awards

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate winners at the Luminary Awards Luncheon: the Shining Star Award recipient Adrienne M. Vicari, P.E., Financial Services at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc.; and the Visionary Award recipient Kathy Cadieux, Owner of Creative Elegance Boutique.

These two women were chosen for their professional achievement and commitment to their work environment and their community as well as their outstanding character, commitment, professional achievement, stellar performance, and attitude.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit a Chamber nonprofit of each award winners’ choice: New Hope Ministries and Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties. This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Wells Fargo Advisors, Bevrore, IHeart Media, and On-Line Publishers Inc. Stay tuned for a future check presentation.

Weiger earns PE

Dan Weiger, Manager, Restoration and Special Services Division for Alexander Building Construction Co., recently became a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania.

Currently, Weiger oversees Alexander’s Restoration and Special Services division. Operating out of the State College office, the division provides full-service property repair and restoration services in Central PA including 24/7 emergency disaster response, water mitigation, fire remediation, and independent insurance restoration consulting.

Registered Professional Engineer licensing procedures require engineers to complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for a minimum of four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from the state licensure board.  Continuing education requirements must be fulfilled to retain a license. 

Weiger’s registration will give him the authority to prepare, sign and seal, and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval, or seal engineering work for public and private clients.

Community awarded

Charter Homes & Neighborhoods’ Walden neighborhood of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania has been named a winner in the 2016 Professional Builder Design Awards, which recognizes the nation’s top home building projects for their design excellence, sales and marketing success, and construction quality. 

Sponsored by Professional Builder magazine, the PB Design Awards honor projects across 11 categories. Charter Homes & Neighborhoods won a Bronze award in the New Community category.

Since 1990, the team at Charter Homes & Neighborhoods has created the most distinctive and sought after places to live. Charter has delivered more than 4,500 homes and earned every major industry award, including the 2014 Gold National Housing Quality Award.

Lease signed

Bennet Williams Commercial has announced the following lease transaction:

1,213 SF retail space at Windsor Park Shopping Center, 5202 Simpson Ferry St., Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County, PA. Chinese Food Specialty Food, LLC leased the property from Windsor Park Shopping Centers, LLP. Abe Khan, Brad Rohrbaugh and Chad Stine of Bennett Williams Commercial represented the tenant in the transaction.

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