Bollinger Enterprises, Inc., celebrated its 40th anniversary at a luncheon with approximately 180 guests in attendance at the Conewango Club on Oct. 25.
Master of ceremonies Bill Hill directed the luncheon program that featured presentations by BEi employees and program participants Nicole Huya and Mike Gray, who are also trained Special Olympics Global Messengers for speaking at public events.
Joe Fadden of US Congressman Glenn Thompson's office presented a congratulatory letter from the Congressman. The Invocation was given by BEi employee, Carl Johnson. Huya and Gray presented recognition certificates to BEi Employees James Farnsworth and Julia Cutshall for their more than 35 years of work history with BEi (middle photo).
They also announced a new BEi community service project in partnering with Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways to maintain the grounds of the soon to be built handicapped accessible viewing platform that will be constructed in the Kinzua Beach area near the trailhead for the Rimrock Trail.
Huya and Gray also presented a check for $500 to Kinzua Pathways representatives, Ines Nelson and Cora lee Wenzel, to help with viewing platform construction costs. These funds, from the BEi Employee Aluminum Recycling Fund, were donated on behalf of all BEi employees (top photo).
The program also featured three presentations on BEi' s past, present, and future by Bob Klebacha, BEi Executive Director; Jason Diley, President of BEi's Board of Directors; and William Harvey, Jr., Chairman of BEi's Board of Trustees. Harvey also presented special recognition plaques to M. Bradley Dean, PNC Bank Co-Trustee of the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust, for the Trust's donation of over $1,000,000 in grants since 1985 for BEi programs and facility improvement projects (bottom photo). The luncheon was sponsored by Dean and Lisa Huya and family and the ARC of Warren and Forest Counties.