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Eaglefest Celebration 2016 | Manager of the Year 2016 Finalists | Eagle Leaders of the Year 2016 | Country Singer Visits Gettysburg Hoss's | Hoss Hero - Amber Schwaderer | Campbell U Class #3 Graduates | Store Eagle Leaders Of The Year 2016 | Eaglefest Years of Service Recipients 2016 | Eagle Leaders Recognized | Bedford Christmas Family | Holidays For The Homeless - HM28 | Breakfast With Santa - Bedford | Employee Poem | Grove City Guest Signs Mural | Good News From Our Guests | Thanksgiving Wishes! | Campbell U Class #2 Follow-up | Two Hossers Complete Freedom's Run | Lynsey Woodson Attends Youth State Police Camp | Campbell University Class #2 Graduates | District 1 Softball Tournament 2016 | Marzoni's Donates School Supplies | Jeff Stephenson Runs 5K | Happy Retirement, Bob Pleva! | 2016 Leadership Blair County | District 5 Input/Feedback Meeting | Relay Breakfast 2016 | 2016 Hoss Graduates | Don Imler Named HR Professional of the Year | Mother's Day 2016 | Fire Company Helps DuBois With Spring Clean-Up | Erie's Heartfelt Mother's Day Idea | The Perfect Prom Request | Andrew Zeller Signs With Detroit Lions | DuBois Raises Funds To Help Family | Hoss Hero - Connie Beamer | Greensburg Manager Wins Prestigious Award | Hoss Hero - June Powers | Two Local Children Win Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest | Somerset Server Gets Full College Scholarship | Hoss Hero - Cyrus Notestine | Shamokin Dam Honors Shirley Mull | West York Ugly Sweater Contest | Carol Myers Retires | Couple Celebrates 62nd Anniversary at Mechanicsburg Hoss's | Brittany Rife, Hoss Hero | Campbell University Class #1 Graduates

Eaglefest Celebration 2016

Our 10th Annual Eaglefest Celebration was held on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Eaglefest is a celebration of those high flying individuals who soar daily to new heights at Hoss’s and Marzoni's through their enthusiasm, dedication, and compassion for others.  Congratulations to all of our 2016 honorees!

HOSS'S AND MARZONI'S HEROES

Conni Beamer - Williamsport; Amber Schwaderer - Huntingdon

IDEAS OF THE YEAR

Jess Nichols - Selinsgrove Marzoni’s; Julie Kopp and DeAnna Oakes - HBS; Dallas Grim - Martinsburg; Sherri Buckley - Grove City; Melissa Adams - Duncansville Marzoni’s

Sherri Buckley

WEB SURVEY AWARD

Indiana - Joe Hirsch

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

John Tomlinson - West York; Joe Hirsch - Indiana; Cindy Stoltenburg - Cranberry; Jay Petrou - Bedford; Michaelle Crawford - Murrysville; Dallas Grim - Martinsburg; Mark Shreffler - Huntingdon

Joe Hirsch

PRESIDENT’S CLUB

Joe Hirsch - Indiana; Gail Fairman - DuBois; Jay Petrou - Bedford

PLATINUM CLUB

Mark Shreffler - Huntingdon; Michaelle Crawford & Amy Topole - Murrysville

YEARS OF SERVICE HONOREES

Click here for a list of the Years of Service Honorees.

DISTRICT EAGLE LEADERS OF THE YEAR

Click the links below to learn more about each recipient.

District 1 - Jenn Blanco - Martinsburg
District 2 - Flossi Betts - Shamokin Dam
District 3 - James Wittman - Indiana
District 4 - Melissa Whetzel - Grove City
District 5 - Rebecca Diggens - Huntingdon
Marzoni’s - Jenny Poullos - Greenwood
HCP - Ashley Bowser

James Wittman

MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Jay Petrou - Bedford; Joe Hirsch - Indiana; John Tomlinson - West York

Manager of the Year 2016 - Jay Petrou

Jay Petrou

SPECIAL PEPSI SPONSORED PRIZES AND TRIP WINNER

TVs: Chip Gapshes – Home Office (30 Years’ Service); Ron Cable – State College (30 Years’ Service); Teresa Oster – Bedford (10 Years’ Service); Patricia McKenzie – Cranberry (20 Years’ Service)

iPads: Dave Ulicne – Hoss’s Building Services (30 Years’ Service); Lauren Koch – Shamokin Dam (10 Years’ Service); Nancy Novicki – Cranberry (30 Years’ Service)

Trip - One week’s paid vacation, $500 cash, and accommodations to Hoss’s Ocean Isle, NC, Condo, or to Hoss’s Bonita Springs, FL, Hossienda: Kimberly Herb – Chambersburg (10 Years’ Service)

Click here for pictures from the event!

Manager of the Year 2016 Finalists

Congratulations to the following General Manager of the Year 2016 Finalists. Each individual will be honored at our Eaglefest Celebration at Huntingdon Country Club on Saturday, April 8, 2017.


 
Jay Petrou
 
Joe Hirsch
   
   
Jay Petrou
#09-Bedford
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Joe Hirsch
#11-Indiana
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John Tomlinson
 
   
John Tomlinson
#34-York West
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Eagle Leaders of the Year 2016

Congratulations to the following Eagle Leaders of the Year 2016. Each individual will be honored at our Eaglefest Celebration on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Huntingdon Country Club.

We would also like to extend a special congratulations and thank you to all of our Eagle Leaders who were honored at our luncheons. We are very proud to have such an elite group of individuals as part of the Hoss Team.

Jenn Blanco
Florence Betts
James Wittman
Jenn Blanco
Martinsburg
District 1
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Florence Betts
Shamokin Dam
District 2
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James Wittman
Indiana
District 3
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Melissa Whetzel
 
Rebecca Diggins
 
 
Melissa Whetzel
Grove City
District 4
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Rebecca Diggins
Huntingdon
District 5
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Jenny Poullos
 
Ashley Bowser
 
 
Jenny Poullos
Greenwood
Marzoni's
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Ashley Bowser
Hoss's Central Processing
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Country Singer Visits Gettysburg Hoss's!
by Jessi Hill, Assistant Manager

Country Singer, Dustin Lynch, stopped by Gettysburg Hoss's after his concert at the Majestic Theatre here in town. He was super nice, and we were all excited to see him!

Dustin Lynch and Jessi

Hoss Hero - Amber Schwaderer

Hoss Hero - Amber SchwadererAmber Schwaderer, Salad/Prep Manager at Huntingdon, recently saved the life of a fellow employee!

One of our servers was taking a break and decided to eat some garlic bread. While eating, the bread became lodged in her throat, and she could not breath. Amber realized that she was choking and needed help.  She started the Heimlich  Maneuver on her, the bread came unlodged soon after, and the employee began to breath again! 

Amber stated, "We train so that we are prepared to help save our guests, not ever thinking it would be one of our own crew members who would need our help."

Campbell U Class #3 Graduates
by Pam Weakland

Campbell U Class #3 spent a fun-filled week at the Home Office February 20-24, 2017.  This was a larger class of 19 managers participating.  The fun of having everyone together for the week was partly due to having 5 managers new to Hoss’s, 3 managers from Marzoni’s, and 4 Department Managers.  There was so much creativity, innovation, and comradery happening that the week flew by. 

The class was split into two groups for completing a class project.  Each presented  their ideas on how we can help to move forward Better Service in 2017 and how we can move to the future and growing our guests and sales.   Every individual brought something special to the table. 

Not only did they put together presentations but had a full week of class and went on a tour at HCP.  Coming directly from the class, “We learned so many things that I will be taking back to my store, but also made great friendships. It’s great to be a part of this “Family!"

Good luck to all, and we will see you back in 60 days for Follow Up Class!

Campbell U 3

Back L-R:  Calvin Carr 207, Matt Beiswenger #05, Jim Rush #05, Mike Giordano #24, Amber Schwaderer #24, Annette Lombardi #06, Darius Morgan #23, Abby Massimo #40, Missy Whetzel #43, Courtney Josselyn #21, Abe Telck #48, Stephanie Defibaugh #01. William Eck #43, Gary Foster #37, Kristy Bomberger #27, Angel Hartpence #49,
Front L-R:  Justin McLucas #29, Megan Bean-Dowell #204, Tyler Grace #207

Store Eagle Leaders Of The Year 2016

Hoss's Eagle NationThe Eagle Leaders Of The Year were honored at the Annual Eagle Leader Luncheons held during the month of January. Congratulations to each of these individuals for achieving this prestigious award!

Click here to see pictures of all the honorees.

Eaglefest Years of Service Recipients 2016

Below is the list of the Years of Service Honorees.  This list includes employees who have achieved 10, 20, or 30 years of service between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.  All honorees will be recognized at this year’s Eaglefest Celebration on Saturday, April 8, at the Huntingdon Country Club. 

DISTRICT 1

30-Year Recipient:
Chambersburg – Cathy Shatzer
20-Year Recipients:
East York- Rebecca Ferree; Lititz - Christopher Reigel; West York – Joseph Cool
10-Year Recipients:
Chambersburg – Ashley Brookens; Kimberly Herb; Tram Le; East York – Kendra Emenheiser; Amber Koons;  Lititz – J. Ray Marrerro;  Pamela O’Donel; Tiffany Petroff; Hanover – Debra Kimmey

DISTRICT 2

30-Year Recipients:
Shamokin Dam – Kim Fisher; Nanci Koch
10-Year Recipients:
Shamokin Dam – Lauren Koch; Elizabethtown – Katilyn Leverentz; Annville – Caroline Lehman; Allison Miller; Cressona – Gladys Wetzel

DISTRICT 3

30-Year Recipient:
Indiana – Carla White
10-Year Recipients:
Somerset – Angela Younkin; Richland – Catherine Tunstall; St. Marys – Diane Wendel 

DISTRICT 4

30-Year Recipient:
Cranberry – Nancy Novicki
20-Year Recipients:
Cranberry –Patricia McKenzie; Murrysville – Barbara Matassa;
10- Year Recipients:
Greensburg – Stephanie Brody; Cranberry –Justin Goodwill; Meadville – Leanna Bean, Christie Pleger; Murrysville – Kallie Grimm

DISTRICT 5

30-Year Recipients:
State College – Ronald Cable; Bedford –Bonnie Hainsey; Carlisle– Marsha Varner
20-Year Recipients:
Bedford – Amy Mangiafico; Mechanicsburg – Holly Albert; Amy Hennessey
10-Year Recipients:
Bedford – Teresa Oster; Mechanicsburg – Randi Grace; William Haugh; Tonya Kinney; Carlisle –Thomas Lane; Huntingdon – Rebecca Diggins; Mark Shreffler; Lewistown – Tabatha Wagner; Enola – Michael Duff

MARZONI’S

10- Year Recipients:
Marzoni’s DV- Melissa Mingle; Marzoni’s GW – Miranda Shaw

HOME OFFICE

30-Year Recipients: 
Chip Gapshes; Krista Soellner; Sandy Swope
20-Year Recipient:
Patricia Marks

CENTRAL PROCESSING

30-Year Recipient:
Timothy Schmuck
20-Year Recipient: 
Kent Fleegle
10-Year Recipient: 
Danny Burget; Jonathan Claar

HOSS’S BUILDING SERVICES

30-Year Recipient:
David Ulicne
10-Year Recipient:
Lance Huffman

Eagle Leaders Recognized

Congratulations to the following District Eagle Leaders!

Rebecca Diggins
Rebecca Diggins, Huntingdon - District 5

Florence Betts
Florence Betts, Shamokin Dam - District 2

Bedford Christmas Family
By James Petrou, General Manager

Every year, at Bedford Hoss’s, we do some fundraisers like bake sales and school spirit t-shirt Fridays. All of the proceeds from these fundraisers go towards helping a family at Christmas time. This year was no exception.

Christy, one of my long-time servers, found a family in need of some TLC. The father had a massive heart attack and some other health issues that prevent him from working at this time. Christy was told by their family that it was going to be hard for them to have a Christmas this year. So, it was our pleasure to make their Christmas enjoyable, if only for that day.

Bedford Christmas Family

That being said, I would like to thank my crew for all of their help with raising the funds needed, so we could make at least one family’s Christmas better!  Special thanks to Christy for all her hard work . . .   without her, this would not have been possible!

Holidays For The Homeless - HM28

Once again, Hummelstown Hoss's is collecting donations for The Great Big Happy Holidays Homeless Give. Here are a few of our goodie bags that we donated!

HM Donations

Breakfast With Santa - Bedford

On December 3, Bedford Hoss's held their Annual Breakfast With Santa with the Modern Woodman!

Bedford Santa Breakfast

Employee Poem

Click here to read a great poem written by a crew member from Lewistown Hoss's, McKenna Snyder!

Grove City Guest Signs Mural
by Benjamin Tawney, Assistant Manager

On November 12, Grove City Hoss's had a guest named Jim McLean visit our store and sign his jersey on the mural in the front of our store.

He also brought his grandsons that are playing for the same team today!

Jim McLean and Grandsons

Good News From Our Guests

We recently received a letter from a thoughtful guest named Corrine who let us know about a very special couple that dines regularly at our Lititz location. Click here to read her letter.

One evening, the managers and staff at Lititz Hoss's, treated this wonderful couple to a free meal to thank them for all that they do. Click here to see the letter we received from Don and Barb expressing their gratitude.

After receiving the letter from Corrine at the office, a basket of Hoss's goodies was prepared and sent to Lititz for "Mr. Claus" and his wife.  They were in for another surprise on their next visit to Hoss's!

Such a feel good story!

Thanksgiving Wishes!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the Corporate Office!

Corporate Office 2016

Front Row (L-R): Ian Campbell, Michael Nevling, Cynthia Smith, Tom Smith, Beckie Moorehead

Middle Row (L-R): Dawn Baier, Bridget Chesnut, Conni Miller, Rhonda Brown, Bill Campbell, Nancy Campbell, Patty Morgan, Sandy Swope, Kriss Hippo, Andie Petrunak

Back Row (L-R): Allen Hainsey, Tish Marks, Jill Hughes, Lori Clauto, John Brown, Phil Sukenik, James Brown, Brenda Oakes, Mark Ritko, Krista Soellner, Don Imler, Billie Jo Walls, Tami Chadick, Bob Pleva, Carl Raup

Click here for a special message from Phil Sukenik.

Campbell U Class #2 Follow-up

Campbell University Class #2 had a Follow-Up Class the week of October 10. Below is a photo of the class playing Safety and Security Jeopardy!

Campbell University Follow-up

Two Hossers Complete Freedom's Run

Phil Sukenik and Troy Horner recently completed Freedom's Run! Troy ran the full marathon where he achieved a personal best. Phil tells us he ran the half marathon and triumphantly limped to the finish cluthing at his aching limbs!

Troy HornerPhil Sukenik

It was a challenging race with very hard down pours of rain, muddy conditions and a very hilly course. The race course included 3 national parks including Harpers Ferry, the C & O canal, and Antietam National Battlefield. It also included the historic towns of Sharpsburg, MD, and Shepardstown, WV. The race finished at Shepherd University in West Virginia, just a short drive from our Martinsburg store.

Phil & Troy

HCP Names Third Quarter Eagle Leader

Congratulations go out to HCP employee, Chris Markle, recipient of Hoss's Central Processing’s Eagle Leader Award for the Third Quarter.

Chris is an outstanding employee who brings a high degree of energy and commitment to her job.

Chris has gone above and beyond, time and again, providing significant support to the Fundraiser Program, ensuring customer orders get filled correctly and on time.

Congratulations, Chris!

 

 

Lynsey Woodson Attends Youth State Police Camp

Lynsey Woodson is a 2017 Senior at Belle Vernon Area High School and employee at Belle Vernon Hoss's. Recently, she attended Youth State Police Camp held at York College in York, PA.   Not everyone who attends the camp survives the whole week!  It is not a recreational camp. 

This camp is run by the PA State Police and National Guard.  She was sponsored by the local Fayette City American Legion.  This camp is intended for those wishing to pursue a career in military or law enforcement.   Lynsey's dream is to serve and protect as a PA State Police Woman.   She represented Belle Vernon and did us proud, even receiving a shout out on Janelle Hall's facebook page from WTAE!

Lynsey Wood
*Lynsey is on left of Officer Reed.

 

Campbell University Class #2 Graduates
by Pam Weakland

It just keeps getting better and better!   Class 2 of Campbell University graduated on Friday, August 12, 2016.  It was a week full of new experiences, comradery, and a lot of learning - learning about expectations, time management, HR laws, and situations.  The tour of HCP is always a highlight during the week and working diligently on the class project. 

This class put together a presentation on increasing the average check and suggestive selling now that all Hoss’s are providing Better Service!  You will be seeing some of these ideas soon in LMS training coming your way!  So, thank you to this outstanding class, and we wish you much success!

Campbell 2 Class #2

Back L-R:  Shawn Stottlemyer HT, Candy Martin WYK, Kelly Divens DB, Katie Gipe LT, Kayla Hetzel BD, Corie Poche Marzoni’s SG, Brandon Soellner Marzoni’s DV

Front L-R: Chris Ruble LT, Kylie Hershey LZ, Mel Terwilliger CB, Allegra Moats WYK, Briana McCready Marzoni’s GW, Aaron Harpine HN

District 1 Softball Tournament 2016
By Troy Horner, District Manager

On July 28, six stores from District 1 got together for their 5th Annual District Softball Tournament.  The teams were Lititz, West York, Hanover, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, and Martinsburg.  Each team played five games which allowed them to play every store. 

The two teams with the best record then met in the championship game.  Martinsburg had the best record going 4-1, and Lititz, Chambersburg, and Gettysburg were all tied at 3-2.  The tiebreaker was the most runs scored throughout the tournament which was won by Gettysburg.  In the championship game, Gettysburg came out on top of Martinsburg.  Gettysburg not only won the bragging rights until next year, they got to take home the district trophy and display it until next year!

Many friends and family members were on hand to watch the games and everyone was treated to pizza for lunch.  It was a great day, and some teams are already talking strategy for next year. 

Click here for team photos and more pictures from the tournament.

Marzoni's Donates School Supplies

Marzoni's Duncansville made a large donation of school supplies to the "Stuff the Ambulance" School Supply Collection Event. The charity event was held by the United Way of Blair County, and the purpose was to collect enough school supplies to fill an ambulance for needy children in the area whose families cannot afford school supplies.

Fill The Ambulance School Donation

Jeff Stephenson Runs 5K

Below is Cranberry General Manager, Jeff Stephenson, finishing a 5K run for a fallen police officer in his area. He has run this race almost every year they have held it. This year, it was 90 days after knee replacement surgery! The 27.57 is his time (the other time is from another race that day). He finished 4th in his age group!

Jeff Stephenson

Happy Retirement, Bob Pleva!

Later this month, Bob Pleva, Vice President of Operations, will be retiring. Thank you, Bob, for 44 HOSSome years!

Bob Pleva Retirement

Bob and the Buccos

Bob Cake

Click here to view the HossTV episode honoring Bob Pleva!

2016 Leadership Blair County
by Jim Fogle, QA Manager at HFX

Jim Fogle LBCI just graduated! Wow, that’s funny to say at my age but true. I graduated on June 9th with 23 other classmates from the 2016 Leadership of Blair County. This program, which is run by Blair County Chamber of Commerce, is a 10-month program where we met as a class once a month at different business locations and learn about the economics, justice, business, social, history and many other attributes of Blair County.

We had a retreat, homework and many, many mini projects and volunteering throughout the year and we also had large class project. For our class project, we helped a teen center called “The Beacon” in Altoona that needed some upgrades to their building and supplies. With a lot of hard work and fundraising we were able to raise over $40,000 to help The Beacon.

It was great to be a part of LBC making new friends, learning new things about the county that we live in and taking on a project that will help support and feed kids in our community that need help. Thanks to Hoss’s for the support and opportunity to be a part of Leadership of Blair County!

District 5 Input/Feedback Meeting

A District 5 Input/Feedback Meeting was held on July 13 at Hummelstown Hoss's.

Those in attendance were: Bedford - Cindy Otto and Tracy Baumgardner; Mechanicsburg - Meagan O’Leary and Amy Clark; Carlisle - Jesse Ramirez and Lilly Wicks-Forman; Huntingdon - Rebecca Diggins and Michael Giordano; Hummelstown - Matt Crawford and Jenna Armstrong; Lewistown - Derrick Evans and Nate Baumgardner; Enola - Cindi Ward and Kate Walls; Home Office - Rob Billet, Tami Chadick, Bob Pleva, and Phil Sukenik.

District 5 Input/Feedback Meeting

Relay For Life Breakfast
by Pam Weakland

The definition of Community is: Self-organized network of people with common agenda, cause, or interest, who collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and other resources. This is truly what the Blair County Relay for Life is about. A wonderful group of people that organize, plan, and raise money for a cause, the fight against Cancer, that has effected so many of us and hopefully will soon have a cure. Community is also about coming together to serve, share, and have fun, and that is also what the relay is about. Activities and a 24-hour walk to show the support for this cause.

Relay Breakfast

Hoss’s has also been a huge part of this community for the last 16 years. Volunteers that show up every year and cook a delicious, hot breakfast for all the walkers that have camped there all night. It is greatly appreciated by all. All the Volunteers receive a huge thank you and cheer from the walkers and me!! I would like to thank everyone on that team that rise at dawn to come and help make it all happen: Bill Campbell, Nancy Campbell, Bill Bratton, Bob Pleva, Carl Swope, Sandy Swope, Jim Fogle and family, Dawn Baier, Becky Moorehead, HBS, Mark Spinazzola, Tim Schmuck, Dave Decker, and Pam Weakland.

Relay Breakfast

2016 Hoss Graduates

We would like to extend a special congratulations to all of our high school and college graduates in Hossland! You should all be very proud of your accomplishments!

Click here to see a listing of graduates submitted by our stores.

Don Imler Named HR Professional of the Year

On May 18, 2016, Don Imler was named HR Professional of the Year! The HR Professional of the Year award is an award recognizing service for the Blair County HR Organization and contributions to the Human Resources Profession.

The Human Resources Professional of the Year Award is intended to recognize an individual who exemplifies the highest standards of the human resources profession.  The successful candidate is someone who serves as a role model for the profession, who is a leader that sets standards for others, and who applies his/her expertise outside his/her own organization.

Below is information from the award presentation to Don:

The Human Resource Management Association of Blair County is pleased to announce that this year’s winner of HR Professional of the year is Don Imler, Director of Human Resources at Hoss’s Family Steak and Sea House.

Don Imler

Don has been employed at Hoss’s since 1986 in various management-related positions, and has been an HR Professional since 1994.  He has an extensive background in compensation management, 401K and ESOP management, recruitment, retention, management development, policy development, and compliance.  He also has a strong background in safety and risk management.  He is a member of the American Payroll Association and is certified and teaches both CPR and ServSafe.

Don has earned his PHR and SHRM-CP.  In our chapter, he has held the position of Program Director, Treasurer, Vice President/Secretary, President and Ex-Oficio.  During his tenure on the Executive Board,  Don focused on documenting processes and procedures for each position, creating manuals and checklists to keep the board and chapter compliant and effective, and has done a terrific job in training and supporting the Executive Members who have come on to the board behind him.    His legacy on the board is strong, and we still miss him terribly!  He has also served as Past Chair of the Blair County Chamber Safety and Risk Committee.

After five years of volunteer service to our local chapter, Don is now the current Treasurer of the PA SHRM State Council, and has been instrumental in the success of recent state-level conferences as well.

Don lives in Hollidaysburg, and his hobbies outside of HR include working around his house, spending time with his wife Nancy, daughter Danielle, and especially with his grandson, Atticus, and anything Corvette-related.  He is the current Treasurer and a Past President of the Altoona Corvette Club.

Everyone who has had the opportunity to work with Don - either through Hoss’s, our Chapter, or other organizations he has been part of - know that Don is extremely hardworking, dedicated, detail-conscious, and friendly.  He truly represents the SHRM mission, which is to serve the HR Professional and advance and lead the HR Profession.

Congratulations, Don!

Mother's Day 2016

Some of our locations held special drawings for Mother's Day. See some our lucky Moms below!

#09-Bedford:

Edith Guyer won this beautiful rocking chair!

Bedford Mother's Day Winner

#46-Cressona:

Deborah Sebock was the winner of a Mother's Day Spa Basket!

Cressona Winner

Fire Company Helps DuBois With Spring Clean-Up

Below are some photos of Gordon Weaver and members of the Goodwill Fire Company cleaning our parking lot. 

Gordon has been a member for 11 years and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant.  We are thankful for his help in cleaning our lot, as well as him being a key cook in our kitchen.

DuBois Fire Co
DuBois Fire Co

Erie's Heartfelt Mother's Day Idea
by Ashley Hayes, Assistant Manager

Mom ButtonsI wanted to share with you an idea we had for all of our crew Moms who worked on Mother's Day. We used pictures of each Mom's kids and made a button out of them using our name tag buttons for each Mom to wear. (I included a picture of mine.)

We surprised all of our crew Moms with these, and even had a few in tears!

Hope you all had a nice Mother's Day!!


The Perfect Prom Request

Austin Bussard (Dish) and Kelia Foor (Salad Bar) from Bedford Hoss’s came up with a perfect way to ask off work to go to the prom!  Who could say “no” to this?

Prom Request

Andrew Zeller Signs With Detroit Lions

Andrew Zeller, former cook who worked for us for several years in East York, signed this weekend with the Detroit Lions! He played at the University of Maryland.

His older brother, Tyler (Eagle Leader of the Year for East York 2014), worked for us for several years, and his younger brother, Dustin, currently works in East York. 

Click here for the article. Congratulations, Andrew!

DuBois Raises Funds To Help Family
by Kelly Divins

No One Fights AloneCancer is a disease that does not discriminate.  A few months ago a young, beautiful 18-year-old relative of one of our long-time employees, Lisa Farrell, was diagnosed with bone cancer.  She has to endure many, many weeks and surgery in Pittsburgh.  Not only does her family have to endure the pain of having a loved one go through this, but the hardship that all the time traveling back and forth to Pittsburgh doctor appointments and travel expenses weighs heavily on the family also.

DuBois FundraiserHere in DuBois, we all pull together to help where is needed, so we were ready to help this family as soon as we could.  Along with having a Hoss's Community Day, we wanted to do as much as possible.  The plan was to hold a basket raffle, bake sale, and join the school district to help sell NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE t-shirts.

Along with Hoss's generous donation from the Community Day program, many, many people, local businesses, near and far, and all the volunteer bakers and helpers from within the Dubois Hoss's, we were able to raise  $5,838!!!!  That total includes money from the basket raffles, bake sale, t-shirt sales, and Community Day contribution.
 
I know the family is forever grateful for the help and support, and they can concentrate more on healing than on money issues for the time being.

DuBois FundraiserThe list is long of people we would like to thank:  Hoss's for having the Community Day program and also for a generous donation of a beautiful basket; all the employees here in Dubois that volunteered time and energy to help pull this off; Chip Gapshes for answering any questions and encouragement; the many, many businesses and people of this community that took the time to donate items, and that supported us by coming into dine on April 17.  Thank you all once again!

Hoss Hero - Connie Beamer
by Fred Fuess, General Manager

Connie BeamerOn 3/13/16, during a busy Sunday lunch, long-time server at Williamsport, Connie Beamer, observed a guest performing the Heimlich Maneuver on an elderly gentleman. Connie quickly noticed that the son was unsuccessful in clearing his 97-year-old Father’s airway.

Connie immediately took charge of the situation and successfully performed the Heimlich on the man. The gentleman and his family were very appreciative and promised to come back soon. When we checked on him the next day he said he was fine, just a little sore, but very happy with Hoss’s.

This is the second time Connie has jumped in to save a guest's life. She is truly our Hoss Hero.

Greensburg Manager Wins Prestigious Award

Katie Kincade, Hourly Manager at Greensburg Hoss's, recently received the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association’s 2015 Future of the Industry Award! Click here to read all about it!

Congratulations, Katie!

Hoss Hero - June Powers

June PowersA special thank you to June Powers, server at DuBois Hoss's, for helping a guest in need.

The following is her account of what happened:

I was working over lunch shift, cleaning up my zone, and was just about done for the day.  I overheard my co-worker Jan asking her guest if he was choking.  I didn’t think twice about running over to help him immediately. He was handicapped and sitting in a booth, which made it very difficult for me to get the proper angle to help him.  I had to pull him out of the booth and get him on his feet to perform the Heimlich Maneuver.

I could not get my arms around the man completely, but I still proceeded to try the best I could.  I needed help from someone with longer arms to be able to reach around the man.  I was shouting for help when a gentleman in a nearby booth came to assist me.  I held the victim up while the other man got his arms around him so that he could perform the Heimlich.

It took us about five tries to successfully save his life. All I could think about was saving his life, and it has been very humbling to know that I was able to help someone. 

 

Two Local Children Win Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest

Son of DeAnna Oakes (Accounting Specialist at HBS), Jeremiah Oakes, and fellow Claysburg-Kimmel sixth grader, Logan Brehm, won the 2016 National Red Ribbon Week Theme contest!

Click here to see the poster and read more about it.

Click here to see coverage on WTAJ-TV news!

Somerset Server Gets Full College Scholarship

Somerset soccer standout, Lexy Pucci, announced she will continue her career at Robert Morris University on Wednesday, February 3, during National Letter of Intent signing day.

Lexy is a server at our Somerset location. Below Lexy is pictured with her parents and soccer coaches in the back row.

Lexy Pucci

Hoss Hero - Cyrus Notestine

Cyrus NotestineOn January 31, 2016, Cyrus Notestine, General Manager at Lewistown Hoss's, performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking guest.

Fortunately, the guest recovered and all ended well! Thank you, Cyrus, for helping a guest in need!

Shamokin Dam Honors Shirley Mull

On Sunday, January 17, Shamokin Dam Hoss's presented Shirley Mull with flowers and a cake. Shirley has been named District 2's Eagle Leader of the Year! Congratulations!

Shirley Mull

West York Ugly Sweater Contest
by Angela Kuhn

To help everybody get in the spirit of Christmas, West York Hoss's held an Ugly Sweater Contest on December 19. Deanna Porter came up with the idea, and it was a lot of fun! Tara Hood won first place and received a small prize. Second place, the first loser, was myself, Angela Kuhn!

Below is a picture of all of the employees that participated in their ugly sweaters!

York West Ugly Sweaters  

Bottom Row (left to right): Jordan, Missy Kline, Deanna Porter
Middle Row (left to right):  Stephenie Harrison, Alexis Miller, Allegra
Back Row (left to right):  Angela Kuhn, Eric Spahr, Candy Martin, Colton Gautier, Tara Hood

Carol Myers Retires
by Andy Todd, Assistant Manager at Mechanicsburg

Carol Myers RetirementOn December 30, 2015, one of our long-time salad bar employees, Carol Myers, retired. We threw a great party in celebration that included cake, presents, and a dancing Elvis bear.

Carol started working for us in November of 1998 and has had a hand in training many, if not most, of our salad bar employees.

We wanted to thank Carol for her years of hard work and loyalty towards our company, and we wish her the very best in her retirement!

 


Couple Celebrates 62nd Anniversary at Mechanicsburg Hoss's
by Andy Todd, Assistant Manager

Max and Arlene Kretzing came in on December 26 to celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary! The Kretzings have been eating at Hoss's for nearly 30 years and have had three of their grandchildren work for our company.

They thoroughly enjoyed time eating with their family and even shared a story from their first visit to Hoss's (in Bedford in 1987). Our staff made their special day even brighter  by singing and bringing out a milkshake for them to share.

Max and Arlene Kretzing

We wish them many more years of love and happiness together and thank them for their continued patronage.

Brittany Rife, Hoss Hero
By Andy Gibbs, General Manager at Hanover

Brittany RifeOn December 14, as Brittany Rife, one of our greeters in Hanover, was leaving for work, she looked over into her neighbor's yard and saw her neighbor, an 80-year-old woman who lives alone, laying motionless.

Brittany, a nursing student, rushed over and found her unresponsive and not breathing. Brittany restored the woman's breathing with CPR. Brittany then called 911, and the woman was then  taken to the hospital. She is ok now and back home!

Hats off to you, Brittany! Hossome job!

Campbell University Class #1 Graduates
by Pam Weakland

Well, it’s official! The first, yes I said first, class of Campbell U graduated on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Not only was this the kick off class of Campbell University, but it now incorporates both concepts of Hoss’s and Marzoni’s and includes managers at all levels - department, salaried, and hourly Assistant Managers.

Campbell University Class #1

It was  a very full week for the class with a full agenda and working on class projects researching PCI Compliance and how we can better educate and communicate with our employees, researching origins of our menu items and how to answer many guest questions, and also researching effective methods of attracting crew members and working on a new information piece to be used in your communities to entice good hires!

Wow, like I said, it was an awesome week making friendships and making sure they made their mark as Class #1. Congratulations to Campbell U Class #1. We wish you much success in your future!!!!