Jodi Wesneski received The Allstate Foundation's Agency Hands in the Community grant award for her commitment to volunteerism.
The grant program recognizes Encompass insurance agents for outstanding community service with a $1,000 donation to a charitable organization. Part of the Allstate group, Encompass is one of the nation's largest companies to provide protection through independent insurance agencies. To qualify for the grant, agents must show evidence of volunteer work that has had a positive impact on the local community.
Wesneski volunteers and works with Rekindle the Spirit, Inc. The grant will be used to purchase marketing materials for the Canton Wine and Cheese Festival and PA Apple 'n Cheese Festival.
She served as a Chairwoman for the PA Apple 'n Cheese Festival from 1995 to 2009, Chairwoman Canton Wine and Cheese Festival from 2010 forward and "is the essence of Rekindle the Spirit" states Barbara Blackwell, RTS board member. "Since its inception Wesneski has been tireless in, promoting the area's resources and diverse agricultural and cultural entities. After retiring from the PA Apple 'n Cheese Festival she quickly turned her energy toward founding the Canton Wine & Cheese Festival." One RTS member summarized Wesneski's contributions as tireless with an organized sense of purpose and community responsibility. Her efforts have positively affected the entire community.
Wesneski is known for her ability to keep the Chamber members focused and on track. She has a strong sense of responsibility. She can be depended on to see that each project is completed in a timely manner often assuming the responsibility herself.
Rekindle the Spirit fits perfectly with The Allstate Foundation's primary focus areas.
"We believe that it's important for businesses to take an active interest in their communities," said Wesneski. "We're proud to support Rekindle the Spirit; the grant from The Allstate Foundation will provide much needed support for its work."
Wesneski is an insurance sales agent for Gannon Associates, 12 S. Main St., Mansfield.
Albright Care Services, parent organization of RiverWoods Senior Living Community in Lewisburg, welcomes Lisa Weiser as the new human resources manager. Weiser is tasked with supporting the organization's human resources needs, including leave of absence administration.
A graduate of Lewisburg Area High School, Weiser attained an AA in business management from the Williamsport Area Community College, and has more than 13 years of human resource experience.
"Lisa has extensive knowledge of HR requirements and processes," says Edie Moyer, director of human resources for Albright Care Services. "We are very pleased that she has joined our team."
Weiser joins Albright from the Mifflinburg central office of SUM Child Development, Inc. She lives in Lewisburg with her husband Scott.
Albright Care Services, a not-for-profit organization based in Lewisburg, operates RiverWoods Senior Living Community in Lewisburg, Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York, and the LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) Centers in Williamsport, Lancaster, and Lebanon. In addition, Albright manages Warrior Run Manor, a HUD approved housing complex in Watsontown. Albright is affiliated in faith with The United Methodist Church.