Client & Alumni News

Ten Ben Franklin Clients Win Governor’s Impact Awards

Ten clients or alumni of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania were recognized by Governor Tom Corbett as Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs that are creating high-value, sustainable jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy. Nearly 700 attended the inaugural Governor’s Impact Award luncheon on May 29th at which the companies were honored.

The Governor’s Impact Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories. Ben Franklin client and alumni winners included:

–       Abec, Inc., Bethlehem – Export Impact Award
–       Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Bethlehem – Jobs First Award
–       Cornell Iron Works, Inc., Mountain Top – Export Impact Award
–       Custom Processing Services, Inc., Reading – Small Business Impact Award
–       Originate Ventures, Bethlehem – Entrepreneur Impact Award
–       Puritan Products, Inc., Bethlehem – Small Business Impact Award
–       sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater – Community Impact Award
–       Solar Innovations, Inc., Pine Grove – Entrepreneur Impact Award
–       TMG Health, Jessup – Jobs First Award
–       Vigon International, East Stroudsburg – Small Business Impact Award

Ben Franklin client and alumni finalists included:

–       Discovery Machine Inc., Williamsport
–       EcoTech Marine, Allentown
–       Effort Foundry, Inc., Bath