Business People - April 22
Dawn Benedict (Submitted photo / April 17, 2012)
• WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Dawn Benedict from Jack Gaughen’s Waynesboro office recently earned her associate broker’s license.
In order to receive such a license, one must complete 240 hours of education, in addition to continuing education required to hold a real estate license. The associate broker is also required to have been part of more than 200 points in property transactions.
Benedict has been a licensed Realtor since 1995. She joined Jack Gaughen in March 2009 and became the sales director of the Waynesboro office in August 2010. Now that Benedict has her associate broker’s license, she has been named sales manager.
Benedict also serves as the treasurer for the Pen Mar Association of Realtors and offers one-on-one mentoring to Jack Gaughen’s Waynesboro agents.
• GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Scott Palmer and Todd Crawford, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, recently were recognized as agents of the month for February in the Greencastle office.
The award is given based on the number of listings taken, sales made and closed sales, as well as attendance at Realtor functions and continuing-education classes completed.
Palmer was recognized for the five years and more in the business category.
Crawford was recognized for the five years and less in the business category.
Palmer has been selling real estate for 26 years and is an associate broker. He lives in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.
Crawford has more than 20 years of business and sales experience. He is licensed to sell all types of real estate in Pennsylvania.
Greater Mid-Atlantic Agency
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Gary Guell of the Greater Mid-Atlantic Agency achieved membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals.
Attaining membership in the Million Dollar Round Table is a career milestone achieved by less than 1 percent of the world’s life insurance and financial services professionals. It requires Guell to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.
WILLIAMSPORT — Dot Foods in 2011 celebrated another year of safety milestones by giving out $87,000 in prizes to 30 warehouse and garage personnel and support staff across the country, including three local residents operating out of the Williamsport distribution center.
The awards program recognized employees based on their individual injury-free work performance.
Jason Fischer of Crystal Spring, Pa., garage technician; Robert Carbaugh of Mercersberg, Pa., warehouse material handler; and Rob Cuddy of Martinsburg, W.Va., also a warehouse material handler, received all-expenses-paid travel vouchers for themselves and a spouse.
More than 1,300 employees were eligible to participate in the safety-incentive program. Employees were required to have worked at least 1,000 hours in 2011, have no written disciplinary action and no Occupational Safety and Health Administration-recordable injuries for one full year.
Employees from the Williamsport distribution center have won big through Dot’s safety program before. Danny Nigh and Ronald “Tater” Metz, both warehouse order selectors, each won a $25,000 grand prize through the safety program in 2010 and 2006, respectively.
Children’s Aid Society
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Erin Gatrell joined the Children’s Aid Society’s Frances Leiter Center in Chambersburg on Feb. 27 as a child counselor.
Gatrell received her master’s degree in professional counseling from Grand Canyon University this year. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the New York Institute of Technology.
She has been working in the mental-health field for more than seven years, including working with children at a local psychiatric hospital and interning at the Frances Leiter Center. She also was a foster parent for more than three years, working with children with special needs.
The center provides outpatient counseling and play therapy to those ages 3 to 18.
Gatrell accepts clients with medical assistance. Those with private insurance or without insurance might qualify for a sliding fee based on income.