!mpact Awards Presented in Lawrence County

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. and Penn Power presented the 2022 !mpact Awards to local businesses, organizations and individuals making an impact in the county.

Honored were five local businesses Apple Castle, Ellwood Quality Steels, Keystone Compliance, Western Central Pennsylvania Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee and Wampum Hardware Company.

Additionally, the event honored the May Emma Hoyt Foundation, which was presented the Community Champion Award for years of community and economic development support.

Two local leaders were also presented with individual awards. Tayle Young of the United Way Lawrence County was the first recipient of the Sam B. Biasucci Leadership Award for Board Service, while Amy McKinney of the Lawrence County Planning Office received the inaugural Robert L. Del Signore Sr. Award for Leadership in Public Service.

“It is through your efforts that jobs are created and retained; investment is made in land, buildings and equipment; talent is groomed and our quality of life is enhanced,” praised Lisa Nentwick, First Energy’s economic development advisor and the vice president of the LCEDC to those honored at the event.

Videos showcased the background stories and success of the !mpact Award winners, which were presented by Lawrence County Commissioners Loretta Spielvogel and Dan Vogler.

In addition to the awards, the event held at the Villa at Medures with about 150 guests in attendance included a Forward Lawrence update by Randy Silverman and Kimberly Koller-Jones, the president and vice president respectively of the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The presentation provided information on the progress for the Elevate Lawrence County strategic action plan recommendations and the next steps.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.