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PHOTOS: CBICC Awards Gala Puts Spotlight on Local Business; Winners Announced

by on March 01, 2012 10:20 PM

About 400 people gathered Thursday evening for the CBICC Awards Gala, highlighting nine honorees in the Centre County business community.

Put on by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County and sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union, the annual gathering is designed to celebrate local business and its achievements, organizers said.

CBICC members in November submit nominations for the nine annual awards; then, in January, the chamber membership votes on the finalists to select the winners.

This year's winners, announced at the gala Thursday at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, were recognized for their work in 2011. Here's a rundown of the winners, along with a photo gallery:

  • 2011 Community Service Award
    Sponsor: Centre County Community Foundation
    Winner: Georgia Abbey, Leadership Centre County
  • 2011 Corporate Philanthropy Award
    Sponsor: Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.
    Winner: One on One, Fitness Consultants Inc.
  • 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award
    Sponsor: Minitab Inc.
    Winner: Edie Binkley, Clothes Mentor
  • 2011 Outstanding CBICC Volunteer of the Year Award
    Sponsor: Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries
    Winner: Tom Kearney, West Penn Power
  • 2011 Outstanding Technology Company of the Year Award
    Sponsor: Benchmark Construction Company Inc.
    Winner: Schoolwires Inc.
  • 2011 CBICC Ambassador of the Year Award
    Winner: Crystal Henry, Home Instead Senior Care
  • 2011 Quality of Life Award
    Sponsor: Mount Nittany Health System
    Winner: Youth Service Bureau
  • 2011 CBICC Spirit Award
    Sponsor: Northwest Savings Bank
    Winner: Frances Stevenson, Kish Bank
  • 2011 Small Business of the Year Award
    Sponsor: First National Bank
    Winner: Seven Mountains Wine Cellars

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