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    PABC Honors CEO As 2021 Top Organization

    2/24/2021

    Each Year Pennsylvania Business Central (PABC) is proud to recognize the Top 100 Organizations. After receiving a long list of nominees from throughout our 23-county readership, these organizations were selected by an editorial committee due to their positive impacts in the business community of central Pennsylvania. Many of our nominations flow in from our three publications, Pennsylvania Business Central, Women in Business and Marcellus Business Central. This wide-ranging readership provides a wealth of nominees for consideration.

    For 2021 PABC has recognized the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations (CEO) as one of those stellar organizations.  This year’s Top 100 Organizations are leaders in their chosen fields, bringing new ideas, technology and services to their counties and spheres of influence. With the unpredictability of various markets and the ever-changing fiscal landscape of our country, these organizations have shown that smart business practices and shrewd decision- making can make all the difference in surviving unforeseen obstacles. They are examples of not only survival in difficult times, but of excelling through adversity.
    PABC is often asked how these organizations are ranked. The simple answer is that they are not. The organizations appear in the publication in no order because each honoree has a unique and inspiring story and all are equally im¬portant to the thriving business com¬munity in central Pennsylvania. Some of these honorees are legacy companies, whose name you will recognize, others are new, exemplifying the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the business world.

    Each honoree not only exemplifies the hard work and dedication necessary to move forward and thrive in their specific fields, but also the compassion to make a difference within their communities through volunteer work, outreach and public services. The PABC honorees come from a wide range of practices, from manufacturing and healthcare to construction and nonprofits to banks, but each is an example of how to generate success in business without forgetting the people and community who helped them reach it. Connecting with their customers and clients is as important as providing them professional services, and these organi¬zations have collectively donated millions of dollars to various charities and nonprofit organizations.

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