ARG Wins Governor's ImPAct Award

Hershey – Team Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA) President Laura Williams has recognized 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs for creating jobs, developing ideas, expanding into new markets and making positive contributions in local communities at the 2015 Governor’s ImPAct Awards.

“Today we celebrate Pennsylvanians who work hard every day to help their workers thrive, to grow their companies, and to improve the communities in which they live.” said Ms. Williams. “All of these things, one day, one place at a time, help to make Pennsylvania better.”

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies at the Hershey Lodge from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs That Pay, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact. The awardees were chosen by an independent judging panel selected by the state’s partners, Team PA and Journal Multimedia.

Nominations for each award were provided by the state’s regional economic development partners – the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) network. All 10 PREP regions were eligible to submit up to five nominations per category. A total of 214 nominations were received in 2015.

The PREP network works to regionalize and coordinate local economic development services to businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards initiative is designed to honor businesses in Pennsylvania that see the value and benefits of doing business in the commonwealth. The awards are sponsored by Team PA, and are coordinated with Journal Multimedia.

For more information, and a full list of winners, visit

North Central
Community Impact Award – American Refining Group, Bradford
Entrepreneur Impact Award – The Laughing Owl Press Co., Kane
Export Impact Award – MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company, Brookville
Jobs That Pay Award – Miller and Machine Company, Brookville
Small Business Impact Award – Atlas Press Metals, DuBois

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