Physician joins Conemaugh group
Dr. Christine M. Lesosky, formerly of Johnstown, has joined Dr. Brian Lieb in practice at Conemaugh Physician Group – St. Benedict.
She joined as a family practice physician.
Lesosky is a graduate of Bishop McCort Catholic High School, Pitt-Johnstown and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie.
She has a special interest in osteopathic manipulative treatment to ease muscle pain, promote healing and increase mobility.
Puchko financial president earns honor
Douglas P. Puchko, president of Puchko Financial Associates Inc., Johnstown, has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table.
MDRT requires its qualifying members to demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and outstanding client service.
Puchko is a general agent of Ohio National Financial Services, a registered principal with the O.N. Equity Sales Co., and a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and General Agents and Managers Association.
Boyer employee attends conference
Michael Boyer of Boyer Financial Planning recently attended the Masters 2013 conference, an event for top advisers at LPL Financial, the nation’s No. 1 independent broker-dealer.
The conference provided an educational forum for qualifying advisers and rewarded their excellence and accomplishments during the past year.
Laurel Holdings names treasurer
Michael W. Puruczky has been named treasurer of Laurel Holdings Inc., Johnstown, which owns and operates Laurel Management Co., Safari Contract Cleaners, Hastings Machine Co., Sunburst Turf Solutions and Highlander Tool. The company also has ownership interests in DRS Laurel Technologies and National Gunite.
Puruczky also will serve as treasurer for Safari Contract Cleaners, Hastings Machine Company, Sunburst Turf Solutions and Highlander Tool.
He was recently the controller of Laurel Holdings Inc., a position he held since April 18, 2000. Prior to working at Laurel, he was an audit supervisor at Wessel & Co., and an operations accounting manager at Crown American.
Puruczky graduated from the John B. Gunter Leadership Program, and served as an advisory board member for Junior Achievement. He is the treasurer and is serving on various committees of the United Way of the Laurel Highlands.
He graduated from Pitt-
Johnstown, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.
Puruczky resides in Richland Township with his wife and two children.
New employee joins Community Foundation
Jack Anderson has joined the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies as a senior development specialist.
Following a 31-year career in commercial banking, Anderson devoted 11 years to helping needy students at Mount Aloysius College obtain an education and an opportunity for a better life.
Anderson is a 1972 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics. In 1997, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and in 2008, he earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Drexel University.
He began his banking career in 1972 as a branch manager with Marine Bank in Erie, and capstoned it by 2002 as the chairman and CEO of Promistar Financial Corp. in Johns-town.
Following his time in banking, Anderson joined Mount Aloysius College as the vice president for institutional advancement.
Throughout his career, Anderson has been a very active community advocate. His many involvements were chairperson of JARI, the Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped, Keystone State Games and the Jacob Fend Foundation.
In 2005, Anderson was elected to the Cambria County Business Hall of Fame and was named a Top 100 Influential Business Person by the Central Pennsylvania Business Times on several occasions. He has also been honored by the Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts, Penn Highlands Community College Foundation, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
In 2006, Anderson was awarded the Prince Gallitzin Cross by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
Adelphoi’s names supervisor
Mark Burke, son of Bonita and Paul Burke of Ebensburg has been named supervisor of Adelphoi’s Multisystemic Therapy programs in Blair and Cambria counties.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive, in-home, family and community-based treatment service for adolescents who display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors.
Burke began his career at Adelphoi Village 14 years ago as a counselor. He is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
He resides with his wife, Keri-lyn.
Johnstown resident becomes partner
Keith Leckey of Johnstown has become a partner at LaurelNet Services, a local business communications company.
Leckey has 22 years of experience in the telecommunications field, primarily consisting of the implementation and maintenance of business telephone systems, data equipment and county 911 communication equipment.
LaurelNet Services provides sales and service of business telephone systems and structured wiring plans in a six-county area.
Elementary teacher serves on council Sharon Robb, a K-4 teacher at Windber Area Elementary School, has been selected to serve for a three-year term on the Early Childhood Education Advisory Council for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Division of Education.
She was recommended by members of the division and current council members as someone whose ideas would be very beneficial to the teacher education program.
Physician joins Conemaugh group
Atlantic Broadband boosting Web speeds
Massachusetts-based Atlantic Broadband announced this week it is boosting Internet speeds by 50 percent or more to some of its high-speed service offerings in Johnstown.
Richland woman opens development center
It only took a few years after graduation for Ashley Parkins to catch her big break.
With her human development and family studies degree from Penn State Altoona in hand, she began building her career in child care. When opportunity struck, she seized it – and it was right in her own backyard.
DAVE MASTOVICH | Making your season merry
With six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year, retailers moved into full holiday marketing mode earlier than ever. The creative onslaught of promotions from national business to consumer (B2C) companies started before Halloween.
Shop small has big impact
Small Business Saturday is coming up at the end of the week, and shoppers are being encouraged to shop at small, local businesses, not to cut down on their spending.
BUSINESS PEOPLE | Local Realtor saluted
Della D. Csehoski, association executive of the Cambria-Somerset Association of Realtors, will be honored by the National Association of Realtors with the Realtor association certified executive designation, which recognizes exceptional efforts made by Realtor association executives.
BUSINESS BRIEFS | St. Francis center receives client award
The St. Francis University Small Business Development Center received the Happy Client Award from the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center network.
THOMAS SEITZ | Year-end tax suggestions for businesses
It’s not too late to make moves to reduce your 2013 taxes if you are a business owner.
Business leaders weigh in on Johnstown's future
Members of the local business community learned about the region’s 2014 outlook during the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Summit on Friday morning.
The rise of big chocolate
Thanks to a recent pair of recent business deals, it's an industry that may never be the same.
Big chocolate is about to get even bigger.
Still blooming: Partnership will keep Flower Barn intact
George Griffith thought he might have to sell – pare down his more than 50-year business and consolidate to one building. He wasn’t looking forward to auctioning off space that was so rich with memories, although it meant a narrower focus and less overhead. Even his 30-year-old parrot was put off – it cursed at the employees as they shuffled around packing up boxes.
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