Throughout the year, the Central Penn Business Journal hosts a number of events that shine the spotlight on area businesses. The specialized awards events highlight organizations and individuals who are shaping the local business climate and allow them to be recognized for tremendous achievements.
The 11th annual Central Penn Business Journal Business of the Year Awards were presented on November 10, 2014, at the Hilton Harrisburg. To honor the region’s most outstanding companies and executives and features privately-held, for-profit companies for achievements in business & the regional community.
These top companies and individual leaders were recognized during this prestigious event for their outstanding contributions to Central Pennsylvania’s business community. The winners in each category were announced at the event.
During the awards program, finalists were honored and the winners were revealed in each of the following catagories:
• Business of the Year: (1-50 employees)
• Business of the Year: (51-100 employees)
• Business of the Year: (101+ employees)
• Emerging Business of the Year
• Entrepreneur of the Year
One of the Runner-up companies for the Business of the Year: (1-50 employees)
Carma Industrial Coatings – Ron Howe, President/Owner
What are some of the other lessons that can be learned from these businesses?
Focus on what the client wants, and provide excellent service. Repeatedly, businesses cite the motivation and satisfaction — and repeat business — earned from discerning and meeting customer needs. Winners and finalists also talk about their focus on the smart use of resources, whether providing clients with better equipment and facilities or working smarter to provide competitively priced products.
Good management practices keep these businesses in the fast lane to success. Imagination is the other important component. Whether it is the inspiration to found a business, the perception to spot a need, the ability to empathize with the client or the flashes of insight needed for success in creative fields, these businesses have leaders and staff members who think outside traditional lines to solve problems.
Some of Carma Coating Executive Team and Family members
Carma Coatings President & Owner, Ron Howe accepting the Business of the Year Runner-Up Award