CAN DO held its 11th annual Curb Appeal Awards ceremony to recognize tenants across its Humboldt, Valmont and McAdoo industrial parks, Humboldt Station and the CAN DO Corporate Center who use landscaping to present beautifully maintained facilities.
The awards were presented during an industry mixer held Thursday at Residence Inn by Marriott in Humboldt Station. The mixer was co-sponsored by Residence Inn and Coordinated Health.
The Curb Appeal Award plaques were presented in the categories of Companies with 1 to 75 employees, Companies with more than 75 employees, Commercial Service and Commercial – Hotels, Restaurants, Retail.
EAM Mosca Corporation was named the overall Curb Appeal Awards winner for 2018. Employee Bob Rayno did the company’s landscaping.
Recipients in the 1-to-75-employees category are: BDS Corporation (formerly Bearings & Drives), Karchner 425 Drive and BestCigarPrices.com.
Recipients in the more-than-75-employees category are: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., United States Cold Storage, Michaels, EAM Mosca Corporation, web.com and Altadis USA, Inc.
The Commercial Service award was presented to Service Electric Cablevision, Inc., and the Commercial – Hotels, Restaurants, Retail award was presented to Burger King.
CAN DO President and CEO Kevin O’Donnell said, “Over the past 11 years, the response to the annual Curb Appeal Awards program has been tremendous. Each year, as a result of this program, the parks and individual properties keep getting better and better. It’s important because first impressions do matter. The way these businesses maintain their properties reflects well on the companies, the park and the community and gives the employees a sense of pride in the place they work.”
O’Donnell thanked Nancy Stasko, of CAN DO, for coordinating the awards and mixer each year. He also recognized representatives from the award-winning landscaping companies and several dignitaries who were in attendance.
O’Donnell thanked Curb Appeal Awards committee co-chairs Barbara Cassise and Sherri Homanko, who were serving in their first year as judges.
Committee members encouraged companies in all of CAN DO’s parks to begin reviewing their facility’s curb appeal in advance of next year’s awards.
Thanks were extended to Curb Appeal mixer planning committee members Donna Palermo, Charles Burkhardt and Stasko.
Award sponsors are: A & B Asphalt, Paving & Sealing; Eddie’s Lawn Care; Gottstein Contracting; J & S Landscaping; NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association; Nause Landscaping; T. Verrastro Beverage Co. and Larry Walko Landscaping.
“We want to thank all our sponsors. We appreciate their commitment to the Curb Appeal Awards program and to business relations in Greater Hazleton,” O’Donnell said.
Pictured below: CAN DO presented its 11th annual Curb Appeal Awards to its industrial park and corporate center tenants. Pictured are, first row, from left: CAN DO Board of Directors chairman William Magnotta, Kevin Ferry of Michael’s, Jeff Kimmel of web.com, Tracy Karchner of Karchner Logistics, Bob Goffa of BDS Corporation, Anne Harner of Altadis USA Inc., Jan Wessel of EAM Mosca Corporation, Peter Shultis of BestCigarPrices.com, Christine Miller of American Eagle Outfitters, Amy Butrie of Burger King, Cathy Williams of Service Electric Cablevision, Ron Erickson of United States Cold Storage, Curb Appeal Awards co-chair Sherri Homanko, CAN DO Community Relations chair Donna Palermo and CAN DO President and CEO Kevin O’Donnell.