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By Spencer Myers

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. 

2017-02-24 / Top 100 Organizations

Ram-Wood Custom Cabinetry, LLC

Est. 1992

Ram-Wood Custom Cabinetry, LLC has been building high quality custom made cabinets for kitchens and baths since 1992. The company was purchased in October of 2015 by Ryan Benny, who brings over 10 years of cabinet-making experience to the company. The company prides itself on helping its customers transform their kitchens to be the kitchen of their dreams using their experience with cabinet building, materials, stains, hardware and countertops.

Ram-Wood is located in the Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation plaza in Lewistown, Pa. and offers completely custom, handmade, painted or stained cabinets to compliment a wide variety of different home styles. The company works one on one with contractors, cabinet dealers and individual homeowners to design and build completely handmade cabinets.

Ram-Wood strives to work every day to give back to the community. It has sponsored various organizations including Relay for Life, Mifflin County Huskies sporting teams and Mifflin County 4-H. They are also proud to help the youth learn their trade and offer high school students the chance to shadow them through the Mifflin County School District Co- operative Program.

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