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NEW PRESIDENT

-- LSC Design, an award-winning architecture and design firm, has announced that Mark Gerner has been named its new president. The firm’s former president, Robert Kinsley, will serve as CEO. Gerner has more than 25 years of experience leading successful businesses through growth and innovation. He served in several leadership positions in multiple industries including architecture, design, marketing, software services, and the oil and gas industries.

DONATION

-- The Walmart Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to New Hope Ministries. The funds were distributed through the foundation’s Pennsylvania State Giving Program, which strives to make a long-lasting, positive impact on communities. For more information, visit www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving.

NEW HIRES

-- GRIT Marketing Group has named Christine Schneider, of Quarryville, Lancaster County, as its senior account executive. Schneider will work with clients to develop and execute overall branding strategies.

-- York Traditions Bank has announced the addition of six new associates since mid-year 2016:

Caroline Crawford, senior accountant.

Kristi Keller, mortgage loan processor/assistant.

Joyce “Jetta” Machin, loan administration team leader.

Mark Poliski, chief credit officer.

Frances Schmitt, mortgage loan assistant.

Eric Wilson, senior credit analyst.

-- Barton Associates Inc., a mechanical, electrical and plumbing consulting engineering firm, recently hired Lawrence R. Zdinak Jr. as the director of operations at its Pittsburgh office.

-- Joe Laslo, of New Freedom, has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty as a Realtor in York and Adams counties.

RECOGNITION

-- First Capital Federal Credit Union hosted students from West York Area High School on Oct. 27. Sixty-three students visited the Kenneth Road branch to learn the differences between banks and credit unions.

-- Barley Snyder has announced that eight of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 listing (with categories):

Stephen R. Lazun, York office, corporate law.

Jeffrey D. Lobach, York office, commercial litigation, corporate law.

Lauralee Baker, Lancaster office, litigation, health care.

Kathleen A. Gray, Lancaster office, municipal law.

Christopher W. Mattson, Lancaster office, personal injury litigation, defendants.

Michael L. Mixell, Reading office, trusts and estates.

John T. Reed, Lancaster office, closely held companies and family businesses law.

George C. Werner, Lancaster office, commercial litigation; litigation, banking and finance; litigation, construction; and litigation, First Amendment.

-- RoseDog Books has released a children’s religious fiction book written by Jessica L. Keezel, of Dover. The book, “The Secret Species: Their Last Hope,” is available at www.rosedogbookstore.com.

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