Excellence in Business Awards

2017 Excellence in Business Awards nomination now open!

Updated forms that can be completed online will be available soon. In the meantime, feel free to download a form and complete it the “old fashioned way.” Either way, we look forward to your submission(s) for this year’s Excellence in Business Awards.


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Technology Company of the Year Award Sponsor:

Sponsored by: Homeland Manufacturing Services

(Download nomination form here.)


Start-Up Company of the Year Sponsor:

Sponsored by: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

(Download nomination form here.)


Corporate/Community Impact Award Sponsor:

Sponsored by: FirstEnergy

(Download nomination form here.)


Business Leader of the Year Award Sponsor:

Sponsored by: Miller, Kistler, & Campbell

(Download nomination form here.)


Young Professional of the Year:

Sponsored by: CPI Foundation

(Download nomination form here.)

Small Business of the Year Sponsor:

Sponsored by: First National Bank

(Download nomination form here.)


 A look back at the 2016 honorees


Presenting Sponsor:

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Technology Company of the Year

This award recognizes a company with innovative products and services that are driving growth and contributing to industry advances.

Sponsored by:
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And the winner is…
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AccuWeather, Inc.


Small Business of the Year – Retail, Professional Service, Restaurant/Caterer

This award recognizes standout businesses in the retail, service/professional service, restaurant/catering or hospitality/recreation industries with 50 or fewer employees.

Sponsored by:
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And the winner is…
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Goodco Mechanical


Entrepreneur of the Year

This award recognizes an individual that through his/her business or place of employment, and/or community engagement, exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, and serves as a champion of the county’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sponsored by:
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And the winner is…
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DiamondBack Truck Covers


Visionary Company of the Year

This award recognizes a forward-thinking company that places special emphasis on creating a corporate culture that positively impacts employees and the community, or an individual that through his/her business and/or community involvement is contributing greatly to local quality of life initiatives.

Sponsored by:
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And the winner is…
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West Arete


Business Leader of the Year

The winner will be a business leader/company president or CEO who is highly respected by both peers and competitors, admired and followed by employees, trusted by investors, and welcomed by the community.

Sponsored by:
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And the winner is…
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John Bonislawski
Homeland Manufacturing Company


Connect Young Professional of the Year 

This award recognizes a local young professional (35 or younger) that, over the past year, has made a significant impact on the young professional community and the community at large, and has demonstrated a dedication to creating a vibrant community that attracts and retains YPs.

Sponsored by:
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And the winner is…
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A. Christian Baum


An independent panel of local business and community leaders selected the finalists and winners, which were recognized at the Vision Dinner. The CBICC also selected the recipients of the awards of: 


Local Economic Development Champion

Sponsored by:
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And the winner is…
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Tom Fountaine
State College Borough


Impact Award

And the winner is…

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Dr. Joel Myers
AccuWeather, Inc.

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