2023 Recap

We’re Boldly Moving Forward

In 2023, with your tremendous support, we were able to capture the theme of BOLDLY MOVING FORWARD with nearly 2,000 attendees from our business community – through the spirit of the networking receptions, the talent of our opening ceremony, the stories of our award honorees, and the perspective of our keynote speaker. We feel honored to create the space that showcases Lancaster County and grateful that we get to be a part of this incredible business community.

We are excited to build on this experience once more in 2024!

Relive the Event

Relive the night and check out the 151st Annual Dinner Photo Album and Videos!

2023 Award Winners

Meet the leaders we recognized last year for their impact on our community.


Sponsored by McNees

The Catalyst Award recognizes a business, nonprofit, or individual community member that actively contributes to quality of business landscape, place, and our community – creating catalytic change that fosters the growth and innovation in Lancaster County.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Small Businessperson of the Year Award

Sponsored by BCGL

The Small Businessperson of the Year recognizes a small business (100 or fewer employees) owner who has demonstrated business growth, invested time & energy in to developing their teams, and has contributed to our community.

Peter Barber

President of Two Dudes Painting Company


Sponsored by Benchmark Construction

The ATHENA award celebrates an individual who strives toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, have devoted time and energy to their community, and who inspires women to reach their full potential.

Kedren Crosby

Founder & President at Work Wisdom

Exemplar Award

Sponsored by Comcast Business

The Exemplar award honors a local leader who has made significant contributions to the business landscape and community organizations and has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the community. The recipient has been a vocal champion of Lancaster County as a thriving community throughout their personal commitment and professional career.

Phil Wenger

Director, Fulton Financial & Former President & CEO, Fulton Financial Corporation