Tag : Cover Story

Claiming Success

There aren’t a lot of businesses that have been around for more than 100 years, but the Collens-Wagner Insurance Agency is one of them. With Joanna Miliziano Bankos, president of the agency, at the helm, and with her daughters working…

0 Comments / 775 View / January 1, 2019

A Happy Accident

It could be considered fitting that Lee Cadwallader, president of Select Collision Group, got into the auto industry accidentally, as the business’s focus is helping people easily navigate the repair and insurance process after they’ve been in an accident. Yet,…

0 Comments / 228 View / August 1, 2018

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…

0 Comments / 97 View / July 1, 2018

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 / 164 View / February 28, 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 / 488 View / December 29, 2017

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 / 91 View / October 31, 2017