The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 5, 2014

BUSINESS PEOPLE | Peters recognized for government IT role

The Tribune-Democrat

— David Peters, son of Raymond Peters of Salix and the late Joyce Peters, has received the 2014 Federal 100 Award in Washington, D.C. The awards are presented to government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT.

Peters, a 1986 graduate of Forest Hills High School, is employed by General Services Administration of the federal government.

He resides in Fairfax Station, Va., with his wife, Stacy, and three sons.

Contractors finalists for industry award

Shawn Guyer and Kevin Guyer, owners of Guyer Brothers Inc., based in New Enterprise, were among 12 national finalists for Contractor of the Year 2014, sponsored by construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and leading construction trade magazine Equipment World.

Finalists are selected based on company achievements, endorsements from customers and vendors and the contributions the company has made to the construction industry.

Guyer Brothers specializes in sewer and water line work, and some site development.

Smith picked to lead Ligonier group’s board

Roberta Smith has been named executive director of the Ligonier Valley Historial Society board of directors. She previously served as program coordinator at the historical society.

Smith will be responsible for planning and implementing all public programs at the historial society and the Compass Inn Museum, increasing membership, expanding programs and creating partnerships with local organizations.

She also will be responsible for fundraising through grants and other forms of giving, as well as for designing new, innovative programs.

Smith received a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from St. Vincent College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore, with a specialization in nonprofit management.

She is an active member of the American Alliance of Museums, the National Council on Public History, Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums and the Monongahela Historical Society.

Prestige Realty recognizes employees

Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty has recognized the following employees:

Adam Dugan was named top producing agent for 2013 in total dollar sales. He also received the International President’s Premier Award designation.

Helen Dugan received the International President’s Elite Award designation.

Marty Torledsky, John Bingler, Barry Gehosky and Doug Oakley were recognized for their outstanding sales production and have qualified for the International President’s Circle Award.

Robert Sroka has received the International Sterling Society Award.

Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty has received the Premier Office Award for outstanding sales achievement for the 11th consecutive year.

Salon owner styles for famous designers

Jesse Peles, owner of Peles Salon in Johnstown, recently styled hair for famous fashion designers during New York City Fashionweek.

Fashionweek is held biannually in New York City where top international clothing designers display their upcoming clothing collections on the runways.

Top hairstylists from all around the world travel to New York City to style hair for models walking the runway.

Peles had the opportunity to work with some of the largest names in fashion. He was also featured on E! entertainment TV while working backstage.

Ligonier chamber salutes Fry

Paul Fry has received the 2013 Person of the Year Award from the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Qualifications for the award include being a business or individual member of Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce and making a significant contribution to the chamber and the community.

Fry is the director of public works and secretary-treasurer of Ligonier Borough. He serves as vice president of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association, treasurer of the Ligonier Valley Library, treasurer of Fort Ligonier Days Inc., president of Ligonier Valley Cemetery Association and board member of the Loyalhanna Police Association.

His wife, Nancy, is events coordinator of Laurel Valley Golf Club.

Zamias Services hires Baker

Michael Baker has been hired as chief financial officer at Zamias Services Inc., Johnstown. He will directly oversee all finance and accounting functions of the organization.

Baker worked for Zamias as an asset manager 12 years ago and brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to the organization.

He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State and is a certified public accountant, a certified treasury professional and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Cambria-Rowe hires Butchko

Jennifer Butchko of Johns-town has been hired as the administrative assistant at Cambria-Rowe Business College, Johnstown.

She received an associate degree in specialized business from Cambria-Rowe.

1st Summit Bank promotes Swinger

Jennifer L. Swinger of Windber has been promoted to assistant controller at 1st Summit Bank. She will be responsible for coordinating and maintaining the bank’s accounting systems, controlling and managing expenses and supervising the accounting department.

Swinger has a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been with 1st Summit Bank since 1999.