In May, Governor Tom Corbett presented the inaugural Governor’s Impact Awards to honor Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs that are creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy. More than 700 people attended the ceremony in Harrisburg, including representatives of 22 Northern Tier businesses selected as finalists.
The Governor’s Impact Awards recognized companies in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact, and Export Impact. Nominations for each award were provided by the state’s regional economic development partners PREP network.
Of the 22 Northern Tier finalists, five businesses won a top award in their respective category: Community Impact Award – Williams Oil Company, Inc., Towanda; Entrepreneur Impact Award – Diaz Companies, Kingsley; Export Impact Award – Cummings Lumber Company, Inc., Troy; Jobs First Impact Award – The Keane Group, Mansfield; and Small Business Impact Award – Keystone North, Inc., Mansfield.
“These businesses, in addition to many other Northern Tier enterprises, demonstrate not only hard work, but commitment to their communities and to building the local economy,” said Kim Barnes, NTRPDC Deputy Director.