By Spencer Myers
Editor

It has always been Pennsylvania Business Central’s pleasure to welcome the new year by honoring 100 organizations in our readership that continue to strengthen our region’s B2B marketplace.

This year, we saw a record amount of nominations come in from every corner of our readership. While this makes it harder for us to decide on the final 100, it lets us rest easy in knowing that the final list better represents the businesses serving our readership.

The companies and organizations were selected based on three core components: consistent growth, commitment to honest business practices and community giving.

Simply put, the company or organization must be an asset to the community. Sometimes that stems from a commitment to charity and volunteering, as you’ll find with companies that require volunteer hours or organize charitable events. Sometimes its from creating a strong base of employment for a region, as you’ll find with the large manufacturers, healthcare networks and financial centers featured. Or sometimes it’s from attracting other businesses to the area by maintaining, as you’ll find with chambers of commerce and other area associations.

When put together, all three kinds of organizations are responsible for and proud of growing the economy of the Commonwealth, and that is what makes them a Top 100 Organization.

When crafting the profiles for this edition, we asked each company or organization what they felt their responsibility to their community was and what they consider to be their proudest moment. Interestingly enough, the answers to both questions often aligned. The old adage goes, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I think this year’s Top 100 Organizations proves that being proud of fulfilling your responsibility to the community is an important component of that love.

Although, as in years previous, we feature a few promising, emerging start- ups, I view this edition as a chance to honor the established institutions in our readership that provide that bedrock for the entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow up out of. The manufacturers that prove, “yes we do still make things in America” and the community banks that prove the financial sector can care about the people it does business with.

We hope that the final list represents the wide array of businesses and organizations that keep our state moving forward.

Looking forward, the editorial team at the Pennsylvania Business Central, along with the Marcellus Business Central and Women in Business, is excited to continue to be at the center of it all. 

February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Top 100 Organizations

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

Pleasant Gap  Est. 1983   For more than 30 years, HealthSouth has served the region with the highest level of rehabilitation, helping people get back home and to the community after an illness, injury or surgery.  More...

Avail Technologies, Inc.

State College  Est. 1999   More...

The Williamsport, Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

Williamsport Est. 1885   More...

Restek Corporation

Bellefonte Est. 1985   More...

Ram-Wood Custom Cabinetry, LLC

Lewistown Est. 1992   More...

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak

Williamsport Est. 2002   More...

Mutual Benefit Group

Huntingdon Est. 1908   More...

Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.

Altoona Est. 1954   More...

Imler’s Poultry

Duncansville Est. 1903   More...

USSCO Federal Credit Union

Johnstown Est. 1958   USSCO FCU is a profitable, well-managed credit union with four offices in Cambria and Somerset counties and over 12,500 members. More...

PSECU

Harrisburg Est. 1934   More...

Homeland Manufacturing Services, Inc.

State College Est. 2011   More...

McCormick Law Firm

Williamsport Est. 1862   More...

Centre Foundation

State College Est. 1981   Centre Foundation is proud to be Centre County’s community foundation, with a mission to inspire and facilitate a culture of giving which creates a vibrant community.  More...

Curry Rail Services

Hollidaysburg Est. 2014   Curry Rail Services (CRS) began its operation in Curryville, Pa. before moving into the former Hollidaysburg Car Shop in August of 2014. More...

American Eagle Paper Mills

Tyrone Est. 2003   More...

AE Works Ltd.

State College Est. 2007   More...

Clark Metal Products

Blairsville Est. 1954   More...

Ernst Conservation Seeds

Meadville Est. 1964   More...

California University of Pennsylvania

California Est. More...

The Liberty Group

Williamsport Est. 1999   More...

Garvey Manor

Hollidaysburg Est. 1965   More...

CNB Bank

Clearfield Est. 1865   More...

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Johnstown Est. 1987   More...

Kish Bank

Belleville Est. 1900   More...

Philips Ultrasound

Reedsville Est. 1977   More...

Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau

State College Est. 1963   More...

MEI CyberCorp

Somerset Est. 2011   More...

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.

State College Est. 1962   More...

First National Bank

Pittsburgh Est. 1864   More...

Kuzneski Financial Group

Indiana Est. 1966   More...

Meyersdale Area Merchants Association

Meyersdale Est. 2010   More...

Lycoming Engines

Williamsport Est. 1845   More...

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport Est. 1989   Under President Davie Jane Gilmour’s leadership, Pennsylvania College of Technology a special mission affiliate of Penn State is recognized as a national leader in applied technology education.  More...

Best Line Equipment

State College Est. 1985   More...

Care At Home

Arnold Est. 1993   More...

PIOGA

Wexford Est. 1918   More...

Babst Calland

PittsburghEst. 1999 More...

Geisinger Health System

Danville Est. 1915   More...

Empire Kosher Poultry

Mifflintown Est. 1938   More...

Reclamere Inc.

Tyrone Est. 2001   More...

Invent Penn State

State College Est. 2015   Launched in 2015 by Penn State President Dr. More...

Lawton Insurance Agency

Lewisburg Est. 1985   More...

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Indiana Est. 1914   More...

Wirerope Works, Inc.

Williamsport Est. 1886   More...

North Central Sight Services

Williamsport Est. 1957   More...

Conemaugh Health System

Johnstown Est. 1892   More...

Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes, LLC

Middleburg Est. 2013   More...

Doing Better Business, Inc.

Altoona Est. 2013   More...

McQuaide Blasko

Since 1922, McQuaide Blasko has proudly served the legal needs of Central Pennsylvanians and their businesses. From humble beginnings, the firm has grown to thirty attorneys and has offices in State College, Hershey, Hollidaysburg and Williamsport. More...

GAI Consultants, Inc.

Pittsburgh Est. 1958   More...

Mount Aloysius College

Cresson  Est. 1853   Mount Aloysius College stands on 193-rural acres in Cresson, Pa. Founded in 1853 by the Dublin-based Religious Sisters of Mercy, the college thrives today as one of 16 U.S. More...

Randall Industries

Cherry Tree Est. 2006   More...

Juniata College

Huntingdon Est. 1876   Juniata College, a liberal arts undergraduate institution founded in 1876, has an enrollment of approximately 1,650 students.  More...

Southern Alleghenies Planning and Develop Commission

Altoona Est. 1967   More...

The Hartman Agency, Inc.

Williamsport Est. 1932   More...

Mined Minds

Waynesburg Est. 2015   More...

Nittany Paper Mills

Lewistown Est. 2005   More...

The Learning Lamp and Ignite Education Solutions

Johnstown Est. 2003   More...

Electri-Cord Manufacturing Co.

Westfield Est. 1946   More...

Murray and Associates Architects, P.C.

Harisburg Est. 1935   Murray Associates Architects, P. C. is an award-winning design firm that assists clients to adapt to current and emerging trends. More...

Gunn-Mowery, LLC

State CollegeEst. 1985 More...

Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County

State College Est. 1920   More...

S&T Bank

Indiana Est. 1902   Founded in 1902 with a single location in Indiana, Pa., S&T Bank now provides a full range of financial services to individuals and businesses with locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.  More...

Airnest

State College Est. 2015   More...

Home Nursing Agency

Altoona Est. 1968   More...

AmeriServ

JohnstownEst. 1933 Local communities and area businesses have been relying on AmeriServ Bank for more than a century. More...

Arbutus Park Retirement Community

Johnstown Est. 1971   In 1903, the ministers of the United Evangelical Church held their first Bible Conference at what was known as the Arbutus Park Campgrounds. More...

Boyer & Ritter LLC

Camp Hill Est. More...

JWF Industries

Johnstown Est. 1987   More...

Larson Design Group

Williamsport Est. More...

Keystone Alliance Mortgage

State College Est. 2014   More...

HigherEd Jobs

State College Est. 1996   More...

Members Choice Financial Credit Union

Danville Est. 1954   More...

Hope Enterprises, Inc.

Williamsport Est. 1953   More...

Community College of Beaver County

Monaca Est. 1966   More...

Fair Tech Labs

State College Est. 2012   More...

Appalachian Wood Products

Clearfield Est. 1987   Appalachian Wood Products (AWP) is a major supplier of cabinet components including doors, drawer fronts, door and cabinet framing, glued panels, moldings and drawer parts for the kitchen and bath industry.  More...

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber

Windber Est. 1906   More...

Energex

Mifflintown Est. 1993   More...

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

IndianaEst. 2011 More...

Guthrie

Sayre Est. 1910   More...

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce

Altoona Est. 1887   Founded in 1887 as the Altoona Board of Trade, the Blair County Chamber of Commerce has grown from a small group of local merchants to an organization of 1,054 businesses encompassing nearly 42,000 employees.  More...

Mount Nittany Health

State College Est. 1902   More...

One-Stop Communications

Lewistown Est. 1996   More...

Homewood at Martinsburg

Martinsburg Est. 1974   Rev. More...

1st Summit Bank

Johnstown Est. 1924   More...

Keystone Payroll

State College Est. 1998   Keystone Payroll provides payroll, tax processing, and human capital management services to small and middle market employers. More...

Discovery Machine, Inc.

Williamsport Est. 1999   Discovery Machine, Inc. (DMI) is the only artificial intelligence (AI) software development company in north central Pennsylvania.  More...

Empire

Altoona   More...

Saint Francis University

Loretto Est. 1847   More...

Geochemical Testing

Somerset Est. 1975   More...

H.F. Lenz Company

Johnstown Est. 1946   More...

Architectural Precast Innovations

Middleburg   More...

Larson, Kellett & Associates, P.C.

Montoursville Est. 1993   More...

McNees Wallace & Nurick

Harrisburg Est. 1935   More...

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Johnstown Est. 1927   More...

Warlowe, LLC

State College Est. 2014   More...

First Commonwealth Bank

Indiana Est. 1857   More...

UPMC Susquehanna

Williamsport Est. 1994   More...

Tyoga Container Company

Tioga Est. 1970   More...

Fairmont Supply

Washington Est. 1921   Fairmont Supply is a recognized leader in materials management and is one of the largest full- line distributors of industrial maintenance, repair and operation suppliers in the U.S.  More...

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