Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Co., announces the hiring of Becky Egers as merchandise manager for catalogs and the Internet.
Egers will be responsible for leading the merchandising, seasonal assortment planning, buying, and product positioning and pagination of the Woolrich consumer catalog and website.
"Becky's extensive experience in the outdoor apparel industry coupled with her keen merchandising eye will make her a great addition to our team," said Gary DeGaetano, Woolrich vice president for direct to consumer services.
Egers joins Woolrich after 19 years with L.L. Bean where she held various positions including senior catalog merchandiser for the men's and women's divisions and most recently retail merchandiser. While at L.L. Bean, Egers' responsibilities ranged from catalog and web merchandising, assortment planning, to sales analysis for men's and women's apparel, women's outerwear, home furnishings, kids apparel, and retail lines.
"The iconic Woolrich brand has been growing rapidly as of late and I'm thrilled to be joining the team at such an exciting time in the company's history," said Egers.
Egers and her husband John will be relocating to the Woolrich area from Gray, Maine.
Regional bank hires
Michelle Stroup recently joined Jersey Shore State Bank Mortgage Services as a mortgage consultant. She will work with customers in the Williamsport and surrounding southern tier markets.
With more than 16 years of lending experience, Stroup can offer customers a full range of mortgage loan products. According to Jerry Seman, vice president of mortgage services, "the addition of Michelle to our team will only enhance what we can offer our customers. Her mortgage lending knowledge will help provide our customers with a positive home buying experience."
Penns Woods Bancorp., Inc. is the bank holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank. Jersey Shore State Bank has 12 full services offices.
Banking group holds
Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of Jersey Shore State Bank, recently held its annual shareholders meeting. Ronald A. Walko, chairman of the board, presided over the meeting.
Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO; Brian L. Knepp, CPA, CFO; and Ann M. Riles, senior vice president and chief credit officer; presented informational reports discussing the company's performance during 2010 and the first quarter of 2011. Walko also discussed the future challenges facing the entire banking industry due to the regulatory burdens put on banks by recently passed legislation.
The following directors were re-elected to serve three-year terms for the corporation: H. Thomas Davis, Jr., James M. Furey, II, Richard A. Grafmyre, and D. Michael Hawbaker. S.R. Snodgrass, A.C. was ratified as the independent registered public accounting firm for the company, and advisory votes regarding executive compensation and the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensations were held.
Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank. Jersey Shore State Bank has 12 full services offices and offers investment and insurance products through the bank's subsidiary, The M Group, Inc. D/B/A The Comprehensive Financial Group.
June's employee named by office
Mike Bender, roadway design squad leader, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for June.
According to a news release, Bender was assigned a bridge replacement/intersection improvement project that had been in the planning stages for a long time. The project involved complex coordination responsibilities with the adjoining landowners due to critical concerns involving the impact of the project on the adjoining property and its effect on roadway safety. He successfully completed the design of the project, the news release said, while maintaining a continuous level of coordination and communication with the property owners, local municipal officials and others.
A successful project manager must couple technical design ability with effective communication and coordination skills to ensure that the local populace, municipal officials, emergency service providers, school district, and businesses understand the need for a project and are provided the opportunity to provide input into the project. It is also critical that the needs and input of the other technical areas involved in design, such as bridge design, survey, construction, maintenance, right-of-way and utilities are considered and addressed as needed to deliver each project on schedule and within budget. Bender, the news release said, successfully demonstrated these skills and, as a result, an important bridge/intersection improvement project that had been in planning for a decade will come to fruition this year to the satisfaction of all involved parties.
Bender, a 12-year PennDOT employee, lives in Elimsport with his wife Jennifer, and their children Kaitlyn, Bryant, Gabriel and Madeline.
Massage therapist receives licensure
Cindae Wilson, certified massage therapist and co-owner of the Center for Body Balance, Williamsport, recently became one of the first massage therapists in the Williamsport area to be licensed with the Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy. This licensure process is new to Pennsylvania and was enacted by Gov. Ed Rendell in October 2010 to ensure massage therapists complete continuing education and maintain professional standards as do other licensed healthcare providers. A massage therapist in Pennsylvania must have completed a minimum of 600 hours of massage training to begin the qualification process for licensure. Wilson completed 675 hours of massage training in June 1999 at the Mount Nittany School of Massage in State College and in the same year was certified with the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork. She has completed more than 10,000 hours of massage therapy since beginning private practice at the Center for Body Balance 12 years ago. After becoming licensed, a massage therapist must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.
Wilson is trained in numerous other massage techniques such as Reiki, craniosacral therapy and canine/equine massage therapy. She is currently accepting new clients at her 1012 Washington Blvd. location.
succeed in program
Susie Shoemaker of Lock Haven and Clara Rimmey of Centre Hall, Cookie Lee Jewelry independent senior consultants, recently earned "Quick Success Sales" with the company. Shoemaker joined Cookie Lee Jewelry in March of 2011. Rimmey joined in February. To earn this award, the consultants were required to sale $2,250 wholesale volume within her first 3 months of becoming a consultant. For this accomplishment, each received $600 in retail jewelry, an exclusive pink Quick Success sales ring, bonus points for an all expense paid trip to Puerto Rico, recognition and an achievement ribbon.
for region picked
Comcast recently announced that Stephen Rasmussen has been named vice president of customer care for the company's Keystone region. In this role, Rasmussen is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Comcast customer support for the region, which encompasses most of Pennsylvania and portions of Eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and the Western panhandle of Maryland.
Rasmussen will be based at Comcast's Corliss Call Center in Pittsburgh's West End and will also oversee call center operations in nearby North Fayette Township as well as York and Lebanon. Rasmussen will help ensure that the region's customers find it easy to do business with Comcast whenever and however they choose, and he will continue, a news release said, "the emphasis on the Comcast Customer Guarantee, a promise by Comcast to hold its products, services and employees to the highest standards and provide a great customer experience the first time, every time."