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May 20, 2015

Chestnut Grove Resort Recognized as Governor’s ImPAct Award Nominee

Harrisburg, PA – Chestnut Grove Resort, “Where Families Have Fun”, is being recognized for creating jobs that pay and their economic impact within the commonwealth as part of the third annual Governor’s ImPAct Awards. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. on May 21, 2015.

“Being nominated and selected as a finalist for the Governor’s ImPAct Award is truly amazing and a positive recognition of the entire team’s effort at Chestnut Grove Resort.” Jerry and Angel Jie, co-owners said.

Chestnut Grove Resort was nominated for the ImPAct Awards because of its excellent customer service, tireless efforts to improve the resort, and turning around resort to a brighter future.

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognizes companies from throughout the state in five categories: Community Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact, Export Impact, Jobs That Pay, and Small Business Impact. Chestnut Grove Resort was nominated for an Entrepreneur ImPAct Award.
• Community ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that exemplifies the tenet of “doing well by doing good.” The winners in this category show a sustained commitment to the growth and development of their employees and the community(ies) in which they do business.
• Entrepreneur ImPAct Award – This award is given to an entrepreneur who has led his or her company to a position of strength in the marketplace by way of growth in one or all of the following areas: creativity, innovation, managerial ability, leadership skills, and turnaround.
• Export ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that has significantly increased its export sales and the number of new foreign markets to which it sells
• Jobs That Pay ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that has demonstrated consistent job growth and retention over the past two years. The company must have had a positive net gain in new jobs during this time period.
• Small Business ImPAct Award – This award is given to a small business that has been an innovator within its industry, demonstrated revenue/profit growth, increased its workforce, and committed to the growth and development of its employees and community. The company must have 100 or fewer employees.
Chestnut Grove Resort was nominated for the award by the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) network, Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA). Each of the 10 PREP regions submitted up to five nominations per category.

PREP is a statewide network of partners that works to regionalize and coordinate local economic development services to businesses and entrepreneurs.

Representatives from the Team Pennsylvania Foundation and Journal Multimedia evaluated the nominations and will select the award recipients. For more information and the full list of nominees, visit newpa.com/gia.

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