By Megan Herr
Posted Sep. 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Shady Grove, Pa.
Two area businesses and one local resident were honored at the 29th annual Franklin County Area Development Corp. Industry Appreciation Dinner Thursday evening at Green Grove Gardens.
The three awards were presented for economic, civic and cultural contributions to the well-being of Franklin County.
Robert J. Moser received this year’s Zane A. Miller Award, the highest recognition given by FCADC.
Pictures Plus of Zullinger was named Small Business of the Year and World Kitchen, LLC of Greencastle was recognized as the Large Business of the Year.
The dinner and awards ceremony were followed by a presentation by John McElligott, CEO of 3TC Robotics.
Zane A. Miller Award
Moser was honored with the Zane A. Miller Award for his contributions to the growth and economic well-being of Franklin County, his moral character and his business, civic and volunteer work.
“Robert has dedicated his adult life to community service and increasing the quality of life for Franklin County citizens,” said L. Michael Ross, president of FCADC.
Moser, senior loan officer at First Community Bank of Mercersburg, has served the FCADC as a board member and long-time chairman of the loan review committee. He is also active in the community, participating in organizations such as the Relay for Life in Greencastle, the Civitan Club, the Capitol Theatre Resource Committee, Memorial Square Fountain Restoration Committee and the Coyle Free Library, and also serves on the finance and pastor’s parish committees for Edenville United Methodist Church.
Moser attributes his success to the support of his wife of 37 years, Pat, and his two daughters, Tara and Shana.
“I’m just overwhelmed and to receive this prestigious award for doing the things that I love to do is just amazing,” said Moser.
Small Business of the Year
Pictures Plus was founded in 1992 with just four employees in a 1,500 square-foot-commercial space in Waynesboro. It outgrew the original space and acquired a new 4,000-square-foot facility along Buchanan Trail East in Zullinger.
Pictures Plus now has 16 permanent full-time employees and 30 part-time workers.
The company has photographed, processed, printed, packaged and delivered more than 750,000 images and portraits over the past year.
The company is a major supporter of many local non-profit and community organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chambersburg Area School District Foundation, Waynesboro Summer Jubilee, the Waynesboro Area Business, Education, and Community Foundation, the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation, all county chambers of commerce and more.
“It is a strong commitment to giving back that has also earned Pictures Plus recognition as being a leader in the communities in which it serves,” said Ross. “Through continued investment in its people, technology, facilities and steadfast dedication to customer service, Pictures Plus has emerged as one of the premiere photography services in the region.”
Page 2 of 2 – “It’s overwhelming. I’ve watched this award being handed out for the last 15 years and there are so many great businesses in Franklin County, so to be honored is incredible,” said Randy Kuhn, owner of Pictures Plus.
Large Business of the Year
World Kitchen, LLC of Greencastle was recognized as Large Business of the Year award for its long-standing success and the 55-year commitment to the local community.
Part of the area since 1960, World Kitchen, LLC now operates in more than one million square feet of customer service, warehouse, assembly and distribution space with 460 full-time employees.
The company and its employees are active in numerous organizations including the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Relay for Life, Greencastle-Antrim School District and local volunteer fire and EMS companies.
“From bakeware, dinnerware, kitchen and household tools to range-top cookware, storage and cutlery, World Kitchen, LLC and its affiliate brands are known an trusted around the world,” said Ross.
“It’s a great honor to be able to accept the award on behalf of our World Kitchen team. We have a great team. Many have been with the company for 20, 30, 40 plus years,” said Brett Rockers, director of distribution.
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