Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Announces 2023 Catalyst Awards Winners

Annual awards honors visionary leaders and businesses in Harrisburg region

Harrisburg, PA (October 4, 2023) – Today, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC announced eight visionary leaders and businesses that the organization will honor at its upcoming annual Catalyst Awards celebration. The Catalyst Awards recognizes recipients for their commitment to leading positive change in the region, creating more opportunities for business, and building a brighter future in the region. Recipients are selected by a panel of local business and community representatives.

The 2023 Catalyst Awards categories and recipients are:

  • Athena Award: Virginia Roth, Color & Culture
  • Catalyst Award: Corrie Lingenfelter, Downtown Daily Bread
  • Diversity Influencer of the Year: TE Connectivity’s African Heritage ERG-PA Chapter
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Jonathan Bowser, Steel Works Construction
  • Government Leader of the Year: Senator Greg Rothman, Senate of Pennsylvania
  • Small Business of The Year: Burn 30
  • Volunteer of The Year: Michael Burke, PNC Bank

“We are incredibly proud to honor this dynamic and diverse group of visionary individuals and businesses for their dedication and commitment to improving our region,” said Ryan Unger, President & CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. “The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s core values include being inclusive, collaborative, and positive. This year’s winners strongly demonstrate these values in their work, and we are proud to honor them this year for that work.”

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC will host the Catalyst Awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 6th at Hilton Harrisburg. The event is open to the public. Visit the Chamber’s website to register.

Media Contact: Tyler Schwind, Communications Director, 717.213.5046, tschwind@hbgrc.org

About Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. Building on its 136-year history, the organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost economic vitality and livability across the region. The Chamber & CREDC is 5-star accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, a distinction achieved by less than five percent of chambers across the nation.

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