2015 Award Finalists
Located just north of Lititz, Bomberger’s Store has been in business for over 100 years. In 1887, a small trading post, known as the John Gable General Store, was renamed to Bomberger’s General Store and offered everything from bread and milk, to hammer and nails. Today, Bomberger’s remains a family owned and operated store, and is designed to be a modern country store; an old business offering all the items modern-day shoppers want! Aiming for a more relaxed pace of shopping, customers are invited to take their time, look around and enjoy their visit. Valuing hard work and customer satisfaction,
Bomberger’s is dedicated to the things that last.
Cedars Woodworking & Interior Painting
Located in Lancaster, Cedars Woodworking has been around since 1980 offering extensive woodworking and interior services (Custom Millwork, CNC Machining, Cabinet Box Production, CAD Design Services, Finishing, Interior Painting). The folks at Cedars Woodworking will custom design, build, and install your woodworking dreams, as well as decorate entire rooms around the pieces. They also act as contractor for your entire project, so you need only interact with one contracting source. Their goal is to provide services that emulate the characteristic of a cedar tree—strong, vital, having great integrity and resistant to rot and decay. Cedars is a company of people striving to exude these traits to each other and especially to their customers.
Community First Fund
Founded in 1992 by economic development leader James Hyson and a faith-based coalition of community leaders who recognized the need for capital to provide opportunities for the revitalization of cities and neighborhoods. Serving 13 counties, they help to create sustainable prosperity for low wealth communities and individuals, especially Persons of Color and women, by aligning capital, providing knowledge and advocacy to advance business ownership, housing and community development. Since their inception, Community First Fund has made more than 850 loans totaling nearly $37 million, translating into job creation, quality homes at affordable prices, sustainable community service programs for low-income neighborhoods, and restored communities that are attractive and enduring.
Ephrata National Bank
Much has changed since Ephrata National Bank first opened in 1881. However, their commitment to customers in Lancaster County and the surrounding areas has not. For over 100 years, they have been committed to providing outstanding service and an unrelenting commitment to the local community. In 2015, they celebrated “50 years of giving back to the next generation” with the J. Harry Hibshman Scholarship. A former President of Ephrata National Bank, he left his fortune of $1.5 million in blue-chip investments in a scholarship trust fund for deserving students pursuing higher education. Through his foresight, he has single-handedly made it possible for an unprecedented number of students in the Ephrata School District to qualify for $3,000/year, for up to four years. Awarded to students based on financial need, academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement and the successful completion of an interview with the five-member scholarship committee, the scholarship is a true honor and testament to the hard work and commitment of so many Ephrata High School students. To date, more than 3,800 lives have been changed through the more than $22 million invested into the next generation.
Located just south of Lititz, Flyway Excavating was founded in 1987. Flyway is a leader in excavating and waterway restorations. They are passionate about returning waterways to their natural state, reducing erosion, and the removal of unwanted dams and other structures. Providing best service and building working relationships with their clients is a top priority and they are strongly committed to the local community and have donated time, materials and other resources to projects for local schools, churches, youth sports and volunteer organizations.
Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess
Since 1977, Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess (GKH) has provided legal services to clients in the south-central and eastern part of Pennsylvania. Their mission is “to provide excellent legal services that promote justice with integrity.” With diverse practice areas including estate planning, elder law, corporate & commercial law, nonprofit, civil rights litigation, and a broad range of clients that include individuals & families, businesses & corporations, churches & nonprofit organizations, municipalities and citizens groups, GKH believes that providing high-quality legal services involves an ongoing process of building strong relationships with clients.
H.L. Wiker, Inc.
Established in 1988, HL Wiker is a Lancaster-based excavating company that expresses its commitment to quality work, fair business practices, and customer satisfaction. H.L. Wiker is committed to providing superior excavation and site preparation services with integrity and a focus on quality. They take pride in customer relationships and are dedicated to their success. They are firmly committed to providing excellent employment opportunities and being a solid community partner. Their involvement in the community can be seen through initiatives such as the support of local scholarship funds, in particular a scholarship through the PA College of Technology, as well as employee involvement in community service.
MODO Design Group
Founded in 2007, Modo’s goal is to create award-winning websites and apps for idea-driven organizations, and to incorporate sustainable practices simultaneously into the company’s operation. Certified in 2010, as a B-Corp, Modo is committed to meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Valuing relationships and people above all else, Modo strives to provide people with the best product and experience.