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Young Professional Award Finalists Announced

The Cumberland Valley Business Alliance has announced their finalists for the 2023 Young Professional Awards. The finalists are as follows:


Hannah Frey – Grayce Gardens

Jessica Brindle – Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg

Katie Shank – Wilson College

Educator of the Year:

Chelsea Miller – Franklin County Career and Technology Center

Stefanie Brenneman-Smith – Shalom Christian Academy

Stephanie Barnhart – Shbg Middle School

Entrepreneur of the Year:

Brachelle Zimmer – Brachelle’s Beauty Lounge

Mike & Sarah Gardner – Edge Fiber Solutions LLC

Nicholas Searfoss – The Dapper House Barbershop

Nonprofit Young Professional of the Year:

Evan Crider & Lauren Formosa – Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center

Katie Shank – Wilson College

Kelly Kozlowski – Capitol Theatre

Rising Star:

Dave Thomas – S & A Homes

Jillian Pavlick –

Morgan Landman – SEK, CPAs & Advisors

Volunteer of the Year:

Grace Waller – Chambersburg Neighbors with Best Version Media

Jordan Nace – WellSpan Health

Korey Paff – Goosehead Insurance – Korey Paff

Young Professional Employer of the Year:


The Manitowoc Company

SEK, CPAs & Advisors

Winners to be Announced

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Green Grove Gardens during the Young Professionals Awards ceremony. The evening will include dinner, wine, dessert and the presentation of awards. Get your tickets here:…/young-professional…

Thank you to Gold Sponsor: WellSpan Health, Bronze Sponsors: Black & Blush BoutiquePDM Insurance Agency, Inc. and Franklin County Visitors Bureau and Red Carpet Sponsor: Providence Place Senior Living. Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Learn more here:…/YPASponso…


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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