People You Know: Business, June 30

York Dispatch


Columbia Gas recently presented a $500 check to Keep York Beautiful to help support cleanup and beautification efforts in York City. Also, preparations are being made for a local community service project with employees of Columbia Gas.


In recognition of Earth Day, Giant Food Stores donated 25 benches made from recycled plastic bags to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful's Litter Free School Zone Program as part of its ongoing Bags to Benches initiative. Two benches were delivered in York County: Dillsburg and Wellsville elementary schools, both in the Northern York County School District. Customers can recycle plastic bags at any Giant store. It takes about 10,000 plastic bags to make one park bench. For more information, visit

Claire Forbush
Darryl E. Jones


-- The York County Economic Alliance appointed Dr. Darryl E. Jones to its board of directors at the May 18 meeting. Jones is the vice president of HACC’s York campus.

-- The York County Economic Alliance has named Claire Forbush, vice president, commercial lender, ACNB Bank, the incoming chair for the 2018-19 board of directors. Forbush currently serves as YCEA’s board treasurer.


-- Spot Media Group, was voted the winner for Best Marketing, Advertising & PR Agency in the recent Central Penn Business Journal’s 2017 Reader Rankings. The York-based marketing agency also announced that it has rebranded, which includes a new logo, brand promise, brand messaging and a new website at

-- The Central Penn Business Journal has announced the winners of its Women of Influence awards.

From York County:

Anne Ruby Druck, president, York County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jennifer Foley, president, ComForCare Home Care-York

Teresa L. Gregory, managing director of mortgage services, York Traditions Bank

Coni L. Wolf, vice president of business development, York Container Co.

Jean M. Treuthart, CEO, YWCA of York, Lifetime Achievement Award

Award recipients from other counties:

Kristen Anselmo Hertzog, of Hertzog Homestead

Alison L. Bernhardt, of PwC

Katherine J. Bishop, of Lebanon Seaboard Corporation

Randi Blackman Teplitz, of Central Penn College

Veronica L. Boyer, of Mette, Evans & Woodside, P.C.

Joan E. Dickinson, of Mid Penn Bank

Hagir S. Elsheikh, of HSE Staffing Agency

Abigail S. Fortino, of Conrad Siegel Actuaries

Kelli M. Gift, of PaySmart Payroll Services, LLC

Michele R. Keller, of Deloitte Consulting

Susan M. Korch-Appleby, of Korch Orthodontics, LLC

Donna L. Kreiser, of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Wendy L. Lance, of RKL LLP

Lisa L. MacLean, of Post Acute Medical, LLC

Barbara K. Mistick, of Wilson College

Laura Anne Northup, of Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc.

Cathy Pomanti, of KPMG

Andrea Carina Potteiger, of PinnacleHealth

Catherine A. Prince, of Vartan Group, Inc.

Debbie Rittenour, of Capital BlueCross

Karen E. Roland, of PSECU

Michelle D. Serafin, of JFC Staffing Companies

Ann M. Spade, of Carlisle Regional Medical Center

Leigh Twiford, of Conexus, Inc.

Sarah C. Yerger, of Post & Schell, P.C.

Cynthia L. Zawrotuk, of T&M Associates

Julie Dietz-Wheeler, of GE Healthcare, Community Achievement Award

Cindy Poiesz, of Supernola (Smart Fuels LLC), Woman to Watch Award

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