to state committee
Jon Conklin, president and CEO of Woodlands Bank in Williamsport, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association's Professional Development Policy Committee. The committee directs, monitors and approves PBA educational schools, and academies, conferences and seminars to ensure they meet the needs of the membership. Policies and procedures governing educational programs to reflect changes in the financial services industry also are decided by the Professional Development Policy Committee.
Conklin will serve a 3-year term starting July 1 and has been with Woodlands Bank since June 2010 when he was hired as vice president and chief financial officer. He has served as President and CEO of the Woodlands Bank and Woodlands Financial Services Co. since January 2013. Woodlands Bank, which has recently surpassed $350 million in assets, currently has seven locations and will be opening its eighth location in Lock Haven in late summer, the first outside Lycoming County.
The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state's leading banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The Association offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.
team win award
Upper Desk's Portable Cabinet Mount for Tablets and Smart Devices won the 2014 Best of Class Gold Award during the Homewares Show Innovation Awards at the National Hardware Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, May 8.
Judged by industry professionals, approximately 50 innovative product entries were critiqued on aesthetics, uniqueness, consumer need, overall value and merchandising support. Products were displayed in Central Hall Lobby at the National Hardware Show May 6t to 8.
Accepting the Gold Award on behalf of the Upper Desk, Inc. team, the product inventor-Roderick Phillips and his daughter, Stephanie Phillips-Taggart, Upper Desk, Inc., President, received the award at the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) stage.
"Not only is this an incredible honor, but this award is a true testament to Upper Desk's ability-even as a young startup company-to provide innovative products that enhance consumers' lives," says Phillips-Taggart.
Upper Desk's Portable Cabinet Mount for Smart Devices is designed to hold all size iPad or tablets. Using Easy Latch System-a simple clamping mechanism-the mount can be installed or removed in seconds without tools.
Adjustable for portrait or landscape tablet use, the product suspends a smart device just below the cabinet which allows access to the cabinet contents, while saving valuable countertop space below. It also offers three case compatible settings and a 180 degree rotating arm for optimal viewing.
Woman joins real estate office
Weichert, Realtors - Premier has announced that real estate agent Meredith Bigger has joined the sales team of the Williamsport agency.
With more than 20 years as a resident of the area, she will assist property buyers and sellers in central Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, and surrounding areas. Originally from Buffalo, New York, she lives in Montoursville and is a member of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors.
Having earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lock Haven University, Bigger is a member of the National Education Association and holds teaching certificates in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Maryland. She has a background in teaching in the Lycoming County area and office administration.
In the community she is involved in youth soccer and dance, along with family activities.
Dave Neylon, roadway programs technician supervisor, has been named the state Department of Transportation regional district office Employee of the Month for May 2014.
Neylon, a news release said, is a dedicated and hardworking employee. He always is willing to lend a hand or provide assistance to anyone who asks.
He works in the district posted and bonded roads unit. Neylon began coordinating quarterly meetings early last year. The response from the district's customers and outside agencies has been nothing but positive and several have commented what a pleasure it is to work with Neylon, according to the news release.
"Dave's efforts to develop strong working relationships with UOG customers in the district have led to several cooperative projects saving the department money and improving area roadways," the news release said. "He was also instrumental in helping to develop an electronic roadway data collection application, reducing the amount of time an inspector spends transferring notes and data."
Neylon has worked with PennDOT's Bureau of Maintenance and Operations on several issues over the past few years, providing input and comments on statewide guidance for the posting and bonding of roadways. In 2013, he assisted in providing information to establish the electronic inspection process, posting-removal guidance, inspection frequency, and changes to emergency maintenance agreements, contribution agreements and invoicing procedures.
A nineyear PennDOT employee, Neylon lives in Eldred Township with his wife Christiana and their children Christopher, Alexandria, Briana and Brittney.
Muncy business salutes
employee of month
Chris Muchler was recently recognized as the April Employee of the Month at Construction Specialties Inc., Muncy.
Muchler, a news release said, "always goes above and beyond to meet production needs. He often sets personal production goals and takes ownership of the results. From double and triple checking to make sure machining is correct, to educating himself on printing products and hardware, Chris truly cares about producing the best quality product for our customers."
2 attend session
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association hosted a Meet and Greet with U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard, at its headquarters in Harrisburg in May.
In attendance representing Horizon Federal Credit Union, with branches at 1007 E. Third St., Williamsport and 217 W. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven were Paul Nyman, board member, and Judy Harris, marketing and communications. The meeting, a news release said, was part of the PCUA's advocacy outreach efforts.
New senior vice
president for bank
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., has announced the recent promotion of Joseph M. Entenman to senior vice president and team leader. Entenman is responsible for the sales activities, referrals and results for the Harrisburg commercial banking team.
Entenman joined First National Bank in 2010 as vice president of commercial banking, and has more than 20 years of industry experience, including positions with Waypoint Bank and M&T.
He is the current board chairman of UCP of Central PA, past president of the Harrisburg Kiwanis Club and serves as Financial and Professional Services Chair for the United Way of the Capital Region. Entenman received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. He resides in Dillsburg, with his wife, Tina, and their two children, Matthew and Jack.
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp., has over 280 full-service locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia.