People in business

Woman marks 30 years with law firm

Marshall, Parker & Weber, an elder law and estate planning firm, recently announced that on May 11, care manager Karen L. Griswold celebrated her 30th anniversary with the firm.

“Hiring Karen was one of the best decisions I made when I started the firm,” Founding Principal Jeffrey A. Marshall said, according to a news release.

Griswold has filled various roles, including working as a case manager with older adults and their families on their legal, financial and health care needs. She attends numerous community outreach events and volunteers regularly to strengthen her relationships for the benefit of the firm’s clients and families.

In January 2014, Griswold received her certificate in elder care coordination.

“Karen’s heart is one of service,” Managing attorney Tammy Avery Weber said. “She also has a zest for learning that benefits all of those around her.”

Griswold is an Army veteran, having served a one-year tour in Iraq as well as humanitarian missions in Central America. She and husband Don are members of the Cogan House Christian Church and volunteer there frequently.

Marshall, Parker and Weber, a nationally recognized elder law and estate planning firm, is the only local law firm with three certified elder law attorneys. Their offices are located in Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.

Agent earns

designation

Stacy Snyder, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council.

Snyder joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.

REBAC, founded in 1988, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. There are more than 40,000 active members of the organization world-wide. The National Association of Realtors is the world’s largest professional association, representing over 1,000,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

“Stacy has always taken her role as a real estate agent seriously,” Kevin Hodrick, broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty, of the Williamsport location said. “I am proud of her for continuing her education and making herself a better agent to serve and understand her client’s needs.”

Man joins

bank’s board

The shareholders of Citizens & Northern Corp. elected Aaron Singer, of Wellsboro, as a Class III director of the corporation’s board of directors at the April annual meeting. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Ann Tyler from the board.

“While we wish Ann Tyler well and appreciate her commitment and influence over the last 15 years, we are equally pleased to have Aaron join the Citizens & Northern Corporation board of directors,” said Leo Lambert, chairman of the board. “Aaron possesses a combination of business knowledge and local expertise, as well as a strong dedication to the community, which will bring great value to our organization in the coming years.”

Singer received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Shippensburg University in 1993. He is the president of MetalKraft Industries Inc., located in Wellsboro, and Keystone Automatic Technologies Inc., located in Emporium. Both manufacturing companies specialize in metal forming, which includes powdered metal compacts, wire forming, stampings and custom assemblies. Singer took over the family-owned and operated company as president and CEO in 2003, but held various positions since 1993, including sales manager and general manager.

Singer serves on Mansfield University’s council of trustees and also is a board member for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, which provides regional manufacturers with consultative services to assist in productivity, profitability, competitiveness and local job creation. He also serves on the advisory board for Bingaman and Son Lumber, a third-generation lumber company in Kreamer, and as a member of the investment committee for The Laurel Health Foundation.

Singer is very connected to his community. He is the co-chairman of the Wellsboro Community Stadium Project, past president of Wellsboro Area Youth Soccer, high school track coach, Little League coach and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church finance council.

Singer and his wife, Lynette, live in Wellsboro with their four children, Alexa, Jake, Lauren and Zach.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full-service offices located throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and Steuben County, New York.