(Lancaster, PA) – Clark Associates, Inc. has been honored as the Central Penn Business Journal's Business of The Year for companies with over 100 employees, besting 6 other finalists who submitted nominating applications.
Despite the challenging economic climate, Clark Associates continues to create jobs and contribute to the community, which are key attributes of the Journal's Business of the Year program. As a company that recognizes the importance of matching the right person to the job, many divisions send representatives to local college career fairs, and offer internships and trainee programs that help prospective employees learn the business from the ground up.
Monthly volunteer activities organized and planned by Clark employees at local charitable organizations are just one other way that the company gives back to the surrounding community.
"It’s an honor to be recognized as Business of the Year, not solely based on the company’s financial achievements, but also by the company’s commitment to our employees and the community," says CFO Mark Zeswitz, who accepted the award at the Business Journal's black-tie awards event on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Harrisburg Hilton. In addition, a special publication profiling each of the program's honorees was distributed at the event and will be inserted in the Nov. 9 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal.
To be eligible for nomination, businesses must be privately-held, for-profit entities headquartered (or with significant operations) in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York county. Companies submitted a nomination application, which was reviewed and scored by a panel of independent judges from the local business community.
The 2012 Business of the Year Awards are presented by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and are sponsored by M&T Bank; McKonly & Asbury; Capital BlueCross; Comcast Business Class and FGV Media.
About Clark Associates:
Clark Associates is a privately held company headquartered in Lancaster, Pa and has been recognized as one of Central Pa's fastest growing companies. Employing over 600 people, Clark’s multiple divisions and branches in mechanical, sales, and manufacturing serve a variety of commercial food service customers nationwide. For more information on our business and history, please visit www.clarkinc.biz.