appointed by bank
William J. Edwards and Daniel K. Brewer have been appointed to the boards of directors of Jersey Shore State Bank and the bank's holding company, Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc., according to Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO.
Edwards is a native of Clinton County and is co-owner of several local businesses: JEB Environmental Tech. Inc., Central Storage, St. John Masonry, Inc., and three local car washes.
Passionate about construction, he is a Department Environmental Protection-certified tank handler for above and underground storage tanks. He also has his 40 hour OSHA and 17 hour Hazmat certifications. He is also a certified instructor for telehandlers, forklifts and man lifts.
A resident of Bloomsburg, Brewer is principal and owner of Brewer & Co., LLC, a firm of certified public accountants. Brewer's firm is focused on the accounting, auditing and taxation needs of businesses and their owners. Prior to opening his firm, he was responsible for the financial function of several businesses within the manufacturing industry and worked for a regional certified public accounting firm.
According to Grafmyre, "both Billy and Dan will be positive additions to our company; they will further broaden the skills of our Board of Directors and align it with the company's mission of becoming a significant regional bank."
Center at Bucknell
has new director
Steven Stumbris has been named director of the Bucknell Small Business Development Center.
Stumbris, who has been serving as interim director since January, was named assistant director for technical consulting in 2007. During that time he has assisted center clients through its engineering development services program to bring numerous innovative new products to market.
"So far this year, the SBDC has helped 22 entrepreneurs start their own business, and two clients in particular, Vargo Outdoors of Lewisburg and Pompeii Street Soap Co. in Mifflinburg, have completed major expansion projects resulting in new jobs in our area," said Stumbris. "I look forward to helping these and other businesses in our region start, grow, and prosper.
"Steve has already made significant contributions to the Center and to the culture of entrepreneurship in the Bucknell community," said Keith Buffinton, dean of the College of Engineering at Bucknell. "I am extremely pleased that Steve will be the new director of the Bucknell Small Business Development Center. He brings a great background of experience to the position, and I'm sure will be very effective in promoting economic development in the region and creating great learning opportunities for our students."
Prior to joining the Bucknell administration, Stumbris worked for 12 years as a product development, engineering, and manufacturing professional with experience in industries as diverse as electronics, wood products, plastics processing, and construction equipment.
He holds his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and is pursuing a master of professional studies in community and economic development at Penn State.
For nearly 30 years, the Bucknell center has provided free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. Student interns perform research and provide information to clients and Bucknell faculty and staff serve as expert advisers.
William Bardo, of Servpro of Williamsport and Montoursville, joined a record number of fellow Servpro franchise owners at Servpro's 43rd Annual National Convention, the highest attendance event in the company's history. The convention was held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., from June 18 to 22.
Servpro is an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services. The keynote speaker at this year's convention was Nido Qubein, founder and chairman emeritus of the National Speakers Association Foundation. In addition to the keynote address, conference goers could select from more than 50 workshop sessions led by leaders in the insurance industry who provided updates on topics ranging from developing industry trends to marketing local communities.
"Each year, I come away from our convention energized with knowledge about our own company's initiatives and industry trends as well," said Bardo. "This is time well spent for me and my business and will benefit my community when residents need our services."
In addition to educational and professional development opportunities, the week-long convention provides a chance for the Servpro System's more than 1,600 franchise owners to network with other owners and industry experts to learn and share the latest ideas. The convention also provides a forum for the company to recognize and present awards to franchisees who have gone above and beyond in their businesses.
"Servpro continues to lead and innovate in the marketplace," said Sue Steen, CEO of Servpro Industries, Inc., "and we recognize that our franchisees are the driving force behind our success. We are proud of their professionalism and we are confident William and all of our attendees returned home from this year's National Convention with ideas and inspiration to continue to grow their businesses."
CEO wins award
Sheetz Company President & CEO Stan Sheetz has been named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation's Restaurant News. The award recognizes leaders in the restaurant industry who have "consistently demonstrated improved overall business performance and growth," according to a news release.
The award will be presented at the 53rd annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Dallas.
"It takes vision and confidence in your strategy to stay the course and prosper through changing and challenging times, and that's what this year's Golden Chain winners have been doing," said Randall Friedman, publisher of Nation's Restaurant News, according to the news release. "We will be honoring these executives not only for their outstanding recent accomplishments but also for career achievements that have benefited our industry and the consumers we serve."
One of the outstanding achievements for Sheetz has been the company's continued revenue growth and unit expansion during difficult economic conditions, the news release said.
"We continue to open new locations in our six-state footprint, and our sales and revenue continue to be unusually strong," Sheetz says. "I believe what has contributed most to our success is the team of very smart and talented people all across our organization who fully embrace the Sheetz business philosophy of providing quality products and exceptional customer service."
Sheetz has developed a level of customer loyalty unusual in the convenience food business by offering a wide variety of food and beverage products, including MTO subs, sandwiches and salads, and its full line of Sheetz Bros. Coffeez.
As a Golden Chain Award Winner, Sheetz is also competing to be named the Nation's Restaurant News Operator of the Year, the news release said.
Nation's Restaurant News has been the No. 1 source of news, competitive intelligence and professional networking for the key decision-makers in the $580-billion foodservice industry for more than 40 years. It is owned by Penton Publications.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $5 billion in annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees, the news release said.