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Member News- April 21, 2021

Find Out What is Happening at the Ronald McDonald House of Danville

Do you want to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Danville? Ginnetta Reed, Director of Marketing and Events will be sharing information about what has been happening at the House, programs offered, and upcoming event information on Tuesday, April 27th at 7 AM. During this time you will also learn more about how Business Networking International (BNI) has helped support the Ronald McDonald House of Danville and how BNI can help support your business during these challenging times. If you would like to learn more please register today or contact Ginnetta Reed directly at to learn more.

Partner Kurt Trimarchi Named as a Power 100 recipient by the Central Penn Business Journal

 McKonly & Asbury Partner, Kurt Trimarchi was recently recognized as a Power 100 recipient by the Central Penn Business Journal. This list features the most influential people in Central Pennsylvania and recognizes the men and women who hold positions that give them the ability to shape local communities and influence the quality of life for people in the region.

Trimarchi has been with McKonly & Asbury since 2003 and has over 20 years of broad domestic and international tax experience. He leads the firm’s largest family-owned business relationships; providing strategic advice to meet their needs.

“Individual recognition is great, and I appreciate my name being associated with the amazing people on this list. Having said that, the only reason I can be on this list is because of the terrific people I have worked with and am working with today. Additionally, these types of awards are a recognition of the great clients we have and are working with today. Without all of them, my name never shows up on this list, so while I am thrilled to be listed, I want all of the praise to go to everyone else I have been involved with.” Trimarchi said.

The full Power 100 list is not ranked, but listed alphabetically and includes lawmakers, business leaders, educators, and more who inspire innovation and economic growth across the region.

Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) Will be Leading Cleanups

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) will be leading cleanups in Hess Recreation Area, Hopewell Park, North Branch Canal Trail, North Branch Canal Trail Parking Area / River Access, Montour Preserve, Washingtonville Borough, Montgomery Park River Access, Riverside Borough River Access, and the North Branch Susquehanna River. Interested volunteers may sign up for a location by clicking this form.

Hopewell Park / Danville Borough Farm Trail System Hunting Season Trail Closure Reminder

Please be reminded that hunting season trail closures at the Hopewell Park / Danville Borough Farm Trail System will begin next Saturday, April 24, with the opening of the mentored youth spring gobbler hunt.  Trail closures will be in effect on Saturdays only from April 24 – May 31.  MARC staff will be posting trail closure notices at the site in the coming days.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission this week announced the final 2021/2022 hunting seasons, including three Sundays (November 14, November 21, and November 28).  For your reference, please find attached to this message a summary of the resultant 2021 Hopewell Park / Danville Borough Farm Trail System hunting season closures, as well as a copy of the Danville Borough Farm Land/Facility Use Memorandum of Understanding between the Borough of Danville and the Montour Area Recreation Commission which governs the operation and maintenance of the site.  An updated calendar of trail closure dates is posted to MARC’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these hunting season trail closures, please contact me at any time.  This information has been posted to MARC’s Facebook page and is being shared with all known interested parties. 

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center Adds to its Team of Experts

 To better assist manufacturers in capitalizing on growth opportunities, addressing workforce challenges and implementing new technologies, NEPIRC continues to add to its team of experts. 

Steven Goul recently joined the firm as a Mechanical Engineer. Mr. Goul brings with him an impressive resume, which includes ownership of two patents and more than 20 years of engineering experience with companies like Sanofi Pasteur, Honeywell Aerospace and Lockheed Martin. Within those companies, and through ongoing professional education, Mr. Goul received Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO9001, AS9100 and Lean Manufacturing designations and certificates. Additionally, Steve has been an active member of the U.S. Navy for 31 years, including deployment to Afghanistan. Mr. Goul still proudly serves one weekend a month at the U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center in Norfolk, VA. Mr. Goul’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Wisconsin, where his thesis focused on teamwork and conflict resolution.

In addition, NEPIRC added Brandon Henrie as the organization’s newest Business Advisor. Mr. Henrie possesses 14 years’ experience in the medical sales industry. Throughout that tenure, Mr. Henrie obtained numerous recognition awards for exceptional client service and territory development. Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kutztown University. Through continuing education and personal development, Mr. Henrie was a contributing author to “Job’s Analysis of the Range of the ‘Dalton Syringe Rocket.,’” which appeared in the Journal of Chemical Education, and obtained his Lean Specialist certification. Brandon is also an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and teaches evening and weekend youth classes at Phoenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Nescopeck. In his role at NEPIRC, Brandon will maintain and cultivate valued client relationships throughout Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties.

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