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Distinguished Family Businesses

The Center recognizes family businesses that have made a contribution to their community at the annual Family Business Award Program.

The celebration includes an awards reception and presentation, followed by a traditional tree dedication in honor of the family in the Allegheny Arboretum at IUP. Awards for excellence are based on criteria for regional and local businesses developed by an Eberly College of Business and Information Technology steering committee.

The following businesses are award recipients:

Reschini Family:  2014

The Reschini Group
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Sheetz Family: 2013

Sheetz Convenience Stores
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Wayne S. Lockard Family: 2012

Indiana, Pennsylvania

Snyder Family: 2009

Snyder Associated Companies, Inc.
Kittanning, Pennsylvania

Hughes and Sherry Families: 2008

422 Homes
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Quinn Family: 2008

Keystone Foam Corporation
Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania

Gorell Family: 2008

Gorell Enterprises, Inc.
Indiana, Pennsylvania

McLanahan Family: 2004

McLanahan Corporation
Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Zilner Family: 2003

Diamond Drug Stores
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Spadafora Family: 2002

Colonial Motors
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Dupre Family: 2002

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Champion, Pennsylvania

Hanna Family: 2000

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Benzel Family: 1999

Benzel Pretzel Bakery
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Donnelly Family: 1999

Indiana Gazette
Indiana, Pennsylvania

James Family: 1998

James Industries
Duncansville, Pennsylvania

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