The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 11, 2013

Business people: Design manager receives award

— Lisa Kirschman, daughter of James and Kathy Kirshman of Salix, has received the VMSD’s Designer Dozen Award.

The award is given to 12 of the brightest designers in the country under the age of 35 by Virtual Merchandising and Store Design magazine.

Kirschman is employed as a design manager by Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle.

The recognition is a result of her work as a project designer at McDonald’s USA in Oakbrook, Ill.

Kirschman is a 2003 graduate of Forest Hills High School, Sidman. She received a bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst College in Erie and earned a master’s degree from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Hastings resident receives promotion

Anna Marie Minemyer of Hastings has been promoted to assistant vice president from branch manager of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Northern Cambria office.

Minemyer will manage branch operations and sales efforts, including the development of new business and customer service efforts.

She served in a variety of capacities at Laurel Bank in Barnesboro and Hastings from 1980 until 2002 when it was acquired by First National Bank.  She then served as manager of First National Bank’s Hastings

office until assuming her current role as manager of the Northern Cambria office in 2012.   

Minemyer is a member of the Northern Cambria Rotary Club, the Hastings Area Industrial Development Association (HAIDA), human services

secretary for the Salvation Army's Patton Service Unit and a member of the Northern Cambria Area Business Alliance.

Mentor day panel included Wessel CPA

Patti Hudson, CPA and a principal at Wessel & Co., has recently participated on a panel for mentor day, sponsored by the Small Business Administration at the Small Business Development Center on the campus of St. Francis University-DiSepio Institute.

Hudson leads the business division at Wessel & Co., and has provided guidance to many entrepreneurs throughout her career.

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