DCED Recognizes Solar Innovations, Inc. as Governor’s ImPAct Award Winner

Pine Grove, PA –Team Pennsylvania Foundation President Laura Williams recognized Solar Innovations, Inc. for creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy, as part of the 2015 Governor’s ImPAct Awards. Greg Header, President, accepted the award at the annual ceremony, held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA on May 21st.

Solar Innovations, Inc.’s President Greg Header sent a message to colleagues and employees, congratulating the team.  “As some of you may have heard, we won the Governors impact award.  I was there to receive the award, but it was really a great team win. We could not have achieved everything and grown to our current size without all of your hard work and dedication. Our success is in continuing the fight and being better every day than we were the day before.  Great work everyone!”

Solar wins Jobs That Pay ImPAct Award

Reading Eagle: Brad Rhen | Greg Header, president of Solar Innovations Inc. of Pine Grove, third from left, accepts a Governor’s ImPAct Award Thursday in Hershey.

Solar Innovations, Inc. was named a winner of the ImPAct Awards because of the company’s consistent job growth and retention in the past two years, while maintaining a positive net gain in new job positions during that time.  Nominees were also evaluated on continuing education opportunities for their employees’, their overall employee involvement, their recruitment of new employees, and their retention of existing employees.

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs That Pay, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact, and Export Impact. Solar Innovations, Inc. was the recipient of the Jobs that Pay ImPAct Award for the Northeast region.

“Today we celebrate Pennsylvanians who work hard every day to help their workers thrive, to grow their companies, and to improve the communities in which they live,” Laura Williams said. “All of these things, one day, one place at a time, help to make Pennsylvania better.”

Solar Innovations, Inc. was nominated for the award by the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) network. Each of the 10 PREP regions submitted up to five nominations per category.

The PREP network works to regionalize and coordinate local economic development services to businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Department of Community and Economic Development provides grants through PREP to local economic development service providers that provide assistance and other resources to support local business expansion and growth.

The awards were sponsored by the state’s private sector partner, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, and were coordinated by DCED, Team Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA), and Journal Multimedia.

Representatives from Team PA and Journal Multimedia evaluated the nominations and selected the award recipients.

For more information and the full list of finalists and winners, visit teampa.com/gia.



Melissa Reinhart

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