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APPOINTMENTS

Brenda Shue has been appointed to the office staff at Bailey Coach.

Sara Neiman has been appointed executive director of The Foundation for the West York Area School District.

Robert P. Newcomer has been appointed director of the board at the York Water Company.

AWARDS

Kelly Clancy has been named September's Employee of the Month at Bell Socialization Services Inc. She works with the Community Residential Apartment Services program.

York-based Speed Dawg Shift Knobs has been awarded a 2013 SEMA Global Media Best New Product Award for the introduction of its Competition Series Shift Knobs at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

CERTIFICATIONS

Red Lion Area School District employees Jeffery A. Bryan, Director of Buildings and Grounds, and Terry Robinson, Business Manager, obtained renewal of their Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials status.

York Tree Service has been re-accredited in accordance with Tree Care Company Accreditation standards by the Tree Care Industry Association.

John S. Olkowski, Business Insurance Executive at McConkey Insurance & Benefits, was awarded the designation of "Certified Risk Manager" (CRM) by the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.

Gregory E. Marco, Surety Bond executive with McConkey & Co. Insurance & Benefits, has earned the Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding designation.

DoNATIONS/GRANTS

Martin Library received a $1,000 donation from Metro Bank and a $5,000 donation from York Traditions Bank in support of their educational improvement programs.

Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania (LSS) recently received a $10,700 donation from TimeTravel/Bailey Travel. The funds were raised by a group of individuals who traveled aboard Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas this fall.

Susquehanna Bank donated $2,000 to the York County Food Bank to support the Foods for Families program.

Mental Illness Awareness Walk raised over $20,000 for the programs of the National Alliance on Mental Illness PA York County.

York Country Day School received a $10,000 donation from Rutter's Farm Stores to be used toward their academic scholarship program for inner-city students.

Sophie Nicholson, 11-year-old entrepreneur, hosted a lemonade stand for the second year, raising $80.32 for DreamWrights; and $170.71 to the SPCA.

On behalf of The Peak 98.5/Smart Magazine Women's Show, presented by Memorial Hospital, Barbara Carbaugh, president of 98.5 The Peak presented Lessley Wiles and Julie Chronister from P.I.N.K. Partners with a $1,000 donation.

House of Hope, York, received a $5,000 donation from Susquehanna Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. York Traditions Bank made a $1,000 donation from the same program.

Dallastown Area Educational Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Susquehanna Bank through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

Performing Arts for Children received a $3,000 grant for their Stage the Page program from Wells Fargo & Company.

FUNDRAISERS

Riders from Mason-Dixon Star Touring 441 Chapter presented a check for $1,862 to New Hope Ministries. The motorcycle group held a benefit ride called Stars of Hope through Adams County over the summer.

The Realtors Association of York and Adams County (RAYAC) served up a little fun and games before its business meeting this month. Teams competed in "minute to win it" style games during a Battle of the Offices event to raise money for their favorite charities. Homesale Mortgage Group's team took second place in the events, winning $600 for the Sunshine Kids.

NEW CONTRACTS

NEW HIRES

Robert Reiter has been hired as store manager of Goodwill Store & Donation Center in Shrewsbury.

Attorney Kate Hynes has joined Stock and Leader as a member of the firm's Business and Real Estate Practice groups.

Roxanne Poff will serve as recreation director on an interim basis for Eastern York Area Recreation Commission.

Christina Warner, Real Estate settlement agent, has joined Guardian Transfer company.

Amanda Eveler has joined York County Heritage Trust as an assistant librarian.

Stephen S. Russell joined the Kegel Kelin Almy & Lord LLP law firm as a member of the firm's Education Law group and Employment Law group.

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