2020 Nomination Awards

Join us for our annual awards luncheon! Our luncheon is open to Men and Women. We are excited to announce our newest award: Business of the Year!

Goodwill Ambassador   •   Leadership Diversity  •  Care to Share  •  Lifetime Achievement  •  Agate Award
$1000 Not for Profit Grant  ~ Extraordinary Business of the Year





Goodwill Ambassador

The recipient of this award is a woman who is focused on community outreach, business and personal philanthropy efforts, who demonstrates leadership characteristics in our community with proven results.

Agate Award

Agate is the stone of strength & courage. This award is presented to the man who has demonstrated exceptional effort that have helped advance women in business. He is a champion for gender equality with a track record of investing in and supporting women in our community.

Leadership in Diversity

The recipient of this award is a business leader who excels in the pursuit of cultural diversity and inclusion in the community or workplace.  She contributes to and enhances the environment through a sustained commitment to improve opportunities for Central PA. She is a leader who is dedicated to raising issues of diversity and inclusion and protecting civil and human rights.

Care To Share

The recipient of this award is a woman who shares her expertise to help others develop and grow. She creates a lasting and beneficial impact on business owners, leaders, and rising stars.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The recipient of this award is a woman who builds long-term business success, with strong community involvement and is adaptable in the changing business environment. She is innovative in her business strategy and recognized as a business leader.

Business of the Year

This award recognizes a business who demonstrates a positive company culture, employee development, and job growth. They focus on using their business to grow their community via sponsorship, volunteerism, and community involvement. They are a leader in their industry who contributes to economic growth and providing value for residents living and working in Central PA.

Previous Winners


Business of the Year

2018 Award Winner: Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Leadership in Diversity Award

2018 Award Winner: Aaysha Noor
2017 Award Winner:
Deborah Vereen, Vereen Promotions Group
2016 Award Winner: Alexandra Oles, The Hershey Company 
2015 Award Winner: Megan Peterson, Central Penn College

Agate Award

2018 Award Winner: Nick Mickley
2017 Award Winner: Marvin Worthy, Worthy Consulting Training, LLC

Care to Share Award

2018 Award Winner: Beth Mihmet
2016 Award Winner: Dr Karen Scolforo, Central Penn College
2015 Award Winner: Cheryl Ciambotti, Perhaps Today Ministries
2014 Award Winner: Kathy George, Cedar Cliff Subway
2013 Award Winner: Carol Aranos, Americhoice Federal Credit Union

Lifetime Achievement

2018 Award Winner: Kathleen Bentley
2017 Award Winner: 
Leigh Hurst, Feel Your Boobies
2016 Award Winner: Lucy Gnazzo, Gnazzo Promotions
2015 Award Winner: Margaret Delmonico, PSECU
2014 Award Winner:Lauri Fitzpatrick, Wears Like New
2013 Award Winner : Paula Kostick , Classic Dry Cleaner

Nonprofit Grant

2017 Award Winner: Peace Promise
2016 Award Winner: Children’s Resource Central 
2015 Award Winner: Downtown Daily Bread
2014 Award Winner: Big Brothers / Big Sisters
2013 Award Winner: Project Share

$5000 Central Penn College Scholarship

2017 Award Winner: MIchelle Hoffer
2016 Award Winner: Christina Moon
2015 Award Winner: Gillian Lawrence