Out & About: Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards Luncheon
Membership demonstrating integrity, leadership, collaboration and service was honored Oct. 12 at the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards Luncheon.
Chamber president Chad Amond, chairman Jim Creenan and vice chairman Michael Storms welcomed guests and presented the Member of the Year award to Gennaro Piraino Jr., superintendent of Franklin Regional School District. Piraino holds leadership roles in the chamber's Leadership Westmoreland program and the county Forum for Workforce Development.
John Kline of S&T Bank presented Not-for-Profit of the Year to Achieva/The Arc of Westmoreland, accepted by Achieva Senior Vice President Reid Wolfe. Achieva, the parent organization of Arc, provides lifelong support and services to persons with disabilities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
Dan Wagner of First Commonwealth Bank presented Business of the Year to Markosky Engineering Group, Inc., accepted by president Joyce Markosky and vice president Mark Markosky. The firm donates 10 percent of its profits to youth organizations, such as Boy Scouts, STAT Inc. and Ligonier Valley High School Alliance of Student Athletes.
Jim Graham of Graham Insurance Group — Nationwide presented the Athena Award to Kim Kramer, founder and president of Legacy Wealth Solutions. Kramer specializes in helping clients align finances with their purpose and passion. She has created a blog and produced the video “Why Women,” both geared toward educating and encouraging women.
The luncheon was held at Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Hempfield.
Seen: Angela O'Brien, Don Orlando, Suzanne English, Steve Rennekamp, Lisa Razza, Lou Lazzaro, Sharon Greene, Amanda McDivitt, Tay Waltenbaugh, Gail Malloy, Paul Puleo, Mandy Zalich, Meredith King, Faye Rosatti, Susan Grunstra, Barbara Ferrier, Don Kramer, Phyllis Bertok, Linda Brown and John Dickson.
— Dawn Law