D&H Distributing has been named “Business of the Year” by the Central Penn Business Journal, a prominent business publication in the central Pennsylvania region, in the category of 101 or more employees.
Organizations in this competition were required to be privately-held, for-profit businesses headquartered in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York county, or to conduct significant operations in these areas. Winners would be established as “a leader, substantial player or recognized innovator within its industry,” demonstrating significant revenue growth, and “committed to the growth and development of its employees and community.”
Applications were reviewed by an independent panel of local business representatives from central PA. Finalists were honored at a black tie gala on November 7 at the Hilton Harrisburg.
D&H focused its submission on the company’s philosophies, growth, accomplishments, management strategies, community involvement, and how it has met various challenges over its decades-long history in the central PA area. The company’s customer-focused business model, employee ownership program, ecologically friendly policies, and more than nine decades of business continuity no doubt contributed to the judges’ decision.
“We’re thrilled to be chosen as Business of the Year. It’s a privilege,” said Dan Schwab, co-president of D&H Distributing. “We’ve made it a functional part of our business model to provide a positive workplace for our employee co-owners; to be a responsible and accountable member of the local environment; and to engage with our community. We’re glad those efforts can have an impact on our staff and on the larger central PA business ecosystem.”