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Awards highlight chamber’s annual banquet meeting

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Alex Poirier, manager, First Commonwealth Bank; Jayme Hilsher-Sherman, sales consultant Hilsher Graphics; Dawn Remsnyder, branch manager for First Commonwealth Bank; and Kevin Weinhoffer, senior VP, Muncy Bank and Trust; left to right, at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce 134th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Williamsport on Thursday. Hilsher Graphics was awarded the Phillips/Plankenhorn Small Business Award.

Three area businesses were honored at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards and banquet meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn.

“We’re looking to improve and expand,” said Lance Thomas, co-owner of ClearView Asset Protection, a Hughesville area company that provides security technology for its business clientele.

ClearView Asset Protection on Green Valley Road, just east of the borough, was recipient of the Emerging Business Award, presented by Timothy J. Keohane, director, Penn State Small Business Development Center.

Also honored by the chamber were Savoy Contract Furniture of Montoursville, which received the Large Business Award, that was presented to Adam Savoy by Philip H. Johnson, president, M&T Bank in the region.

Rounding out the business awards — Hilsher Graphics — recipient of the Phillips/Plankenhorn Small Business Award.

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Timothy Keohane, director Penn State Small Business Development Center, left, and Lance Thomas, president of ClearView Asset Protection, right, at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce 134th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Williamsport on Thursday. ClearView Asset Protection was awarded the Emerging Business Award.

The award was preceded by a video presentation with workers testimonials and customer vouching they’ve received excellent products and customer service.

Jayme Hilsher-Sherman, a third-generation family worker and sales consultant, held the award up for Sally and John Hilsher, who were seated on a nearby table.

“I’m sure you’re thrilled to have this,” she said.

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette Adam Savoy, opertations vice-president of Savoy Contract Furniture, left, and Philip Johnson, president M&T Bank, right, at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce 134th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Williamsport on Thursday. Savoy Contract Furniture was awarded the Large Business Award.

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