On September 14th the FCADC celebrated its 35th Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner.    The dinner is one of the most anticipated annual events in Franklin County.  The evening honors those employers…large and small…who make Franklin County’s economy prosper.

The event, which was attended by nearly 500 people was held at the Green Grove Gardens event center and featured  a raucous Franklin County news report by WTFI Senior Anchor Rock Sterling and cub-reporter, Bosco.  As well as an entertaining episode of “L the Impotent”, the FCADC’s own take on the classic Carson routine “Carnac the Magnificent”.  The special part of the evening included the presentations of the 2023 Large and Small Business of the Year Awards and the 2023 Zane A. Miller Award.


WTFI Going on in Franklin County Newscast


Small Business of the Year-Rodney B. Smith Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling


Large Business of the Year-Fil-Tec, Inc. 


Zane A. Miller Award-Bonita (Bonnie) A. Zehler 

We extend special thanks to our corporate sponsors, whom without their generous financial contributions the event would not have been as successful.

Platinum Sponsor

  • Boyer and Ritter, LLC

Gold Sponsors

  • Wellspan Health 
  • M&T Bank

Silver Sponsors

  • Bowman Development Corporation 
  • F&M Trust 
  • Franklin County Visitor’s Bureau 
  • Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe
  • Orrstown Bank 
  • RKL Advisors 
  • UPMC
  • Epiroc Drilling Tools, and
  • Wilson College 

Corporate Sponsors

  • AC&T
  • APX Enclosures 
  • Black and Davison, PC
  • Graphics Universal
  • Patriot Federal Credit Union 
  • SEK CPAs and Advisors 
  • Stricker Agency, Inc. 
  • Triad Engineering, Inc. 
  • Triangle Tech
  • Vetter Forks, Inc. 
  • Franklin Logistics and Development 
  • WIPRO Infrastructure Engineering
  • Lehman Construction Services, Inc. 
  • Industrial Pallet Corporation 
  • Conewago Enterprises, Inc., and
  • BMP High Speed Doors 

Reception Sponsor

  • Manitowoc Crane Group