Category : Cover Story

The Importance of Planning Ahead

Deb Pajak didn’t set out to become a certified financial planner, but she did always have “a desire to help people,” she said. A graduate of Penn State with a degree in counseling and social work, her initial career was…

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A Life Together Builds “A Room with a Brew”

Denise and Bob Harter stumbled upon a dream. The idea — open and run a bed-and-breakfast with an on-premise brewery — sprang into Denise Harter’s mind as she sat on a porch swing at a bed-and-breakfast in Clarion, Pennsylvania. “I…

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Sound Advice

Dr. Linda Gonya-Hartman, of the Hearing and Ear Care Center of Mount Joy and Lebanon, will admit that owning a business is “not for the faint of heart.” Thanks to her many years of hard work and dedication, she now…

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The Piggy Fixer

Marilyn Henderson, D.P.M., recalls being asked why she wanted to be a podiatrist when interviewing for her entry into podiatry school, and her answer was because she wanted to help people, something she has definitely accomplished. Yet aside from the…

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Keeping Families Close

“The Ronald McDonald House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child,” Karla Mitchell, executive director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania, said. “Not where…

0 Comments / 189 View / February 28, 2018

Making Pennsylvania a Healthier Place to Live

Having grown up with two parents working in the field of medicine, Dr. Loren Robinson, deputy secretary for health promotion and disease prevention at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, isn’t surprised that she has ended up in the field of…

0 Comments / 305 View / February 1, 2018

The Chief Encouragement Officer

Cheryl Rhein, chief executive officer of PennAir, knows what it’s like to find yourself in need of a little encouragement when faced with an unexpected challenge. In 2010, when her father and founder of the company unexpectedly passed away, Rhein…

0 Comments / 525 View / December 29, 2017

A Special Kind of Treatment

Alyssa Licatese, owner of Blossom Med Spa, grew up fascinated by makeup, fashion, and skincare. However, until a close family friend suggested the career path she is now successfully traveling, Licatese said she would have “never known that there was…

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Landlady Providing Second Chances

Linda Dean believes in second chances. She operates Kera’s House—a home environment for ex-offenders transitioning back into the community after incarceration. Her mainstreaming efforts include advocating for and educating each tenant to rebuild them into productive and contributing members of…

0 Comments / 100 View / October 31, 2017

Pressing on in Faith

From rolling meatballs and wiping the counters to filling the ice cream machine, Adrianne Camasta Kihm, one of the owners of Triangle Press Inc., learned at a young age that when your parents own a restaurant, there was “always something…

0 Comments / 240 View / October 1, 2017