Nearly 250 business and community leaders gathered last week at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg as the Chamber of Business and Industy of Centre County (CBICC) celebrated its 2016 Excellence in Business Awards.
State College Borough Manager Tom Fountaine was honored as the Centre County Economic Development Champion.
"He's proven to be a leader in the community," CBICC President and CEO Vern Squier said in a video announcing the award. "[He is] a teammate and partner and works so well with others. We're very excited to have Tom Fountaine acknowledged as the honoree this evening."
The night's other award winners were:
- Joel Myers, the founder, president and CEO of AccuWeather, received the Impact Award, which is "presented to a local company/individual that is a recognized leader in the business world making significant contributions within their field and positively affecting the local community and beyond," according to CBICC.
- Goodco Mechanical received the Small Business of the Year Award.
- AccuWeather was named Technology Company of the Year.
- West Arete was named Visionary Company of the Year.
- DiamondBack Truck Covers was named Entrepreneur of the Year.
- John Bonislawski, president and CEO of Homeland Manufacturing Services, was named Business Leader of the Year.
- A. Christian Baum, co-founder of New Leaf, was named Young Professional of the Year.