Philip K. Goropoulos, president and CEO of Alder Health Services, recently won the nonprofit leadership excellence award at the region’s Nonprofit Innovation Awards. The leader of the organization since 1999, his guidance has helped to expand its mission and services to include both supporting the region’s HIV/AIDS population and providing mental health, primary and sexually transmitted disease care for those who have traditionally been marginalized.
It's a record-breaking at attendance for the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show. The Today’s Agriculture exhibit, coordinated by PennAg Industries Association, was an educational showcase of modern agribusiness food production practices.
With a passion for fresh-roasted coffee, Geof and Pam Smith opened St. Thomas Roasters in Linglestown in 2000. The shop imports beans from about 20 countries, including several fair trade and organic products. St. Thomas is one of only a few roasters in Central Pennsylvania. The shop sells to retail and wholesale customers across the region and online.
Despite rising coffee demand and supply shortages due to weather-impacted crops, St. Thomas continues to roast about 400 pounds of coffee each week, Geof Smith said. Low overhead costs have helped the owners maintain competitive prices in the face of record highs in coffee commodity trading. When the shop opened 12 years ago, 1-pound bags of roasted beans cost $10. Today they are $13.
On November 7, 2011, Hasu Shah, Chairman of Hersha Hospitality Trust, was inducted into the Central Penn Business Hall of Fame. This video was created by the Central Penn Business Journal and Rutan Productions as a tribute to him and his legacy in the region's business and nonprofit community.
A portion of Harrisburg’s Capital Area Greenbelt recreational trail burst into early bloom in mid-March. This section is south of the John Harris Bridge that carries Interstate 83 over the Susquehanna River.