Four chosen for chamber’s 2014 Hall of Fame class

Four businesses will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014.

Holiday Inn Express, Homewood at Martinsburg, J.C. Orr & Son, Inc., and the Van Zandt VA Medical Center will be inducted Oct. 20 during the annual Business Hall of Fame dinner at the Blair County Convention Center.

“I would say that for the entire staff, 25 percent who have been with us over 20 years, it is a great honor to be chosen to be in the company of many great Blair County businesses,” said Sue St. Martin, general manager of Holiday Inn Express.

A medical center spokeswoman gave credit to its employees.

“The VA medical center has been a quiet member of the Blair County community for 64 years. We are honored to be recognized as a leading employer, health care provider and community asset. Each one of our 700 employees deserves the recognition for serving our nation’s heroes on a daily basis,” spokeswoman Andrea Young said.

J.C. Orr & Son Inc. officials said the company was proud to be selected for the prestigious award.

“We would just like to thank our loyal employees for their service and making our company be successful,” said Joseph H. Orr III, company president.

Homewood at Martinsburg’s residents and workers are thrilled to be selected as an honoree for the Blair County Business Hall of Fame, Executive Director Arlene Clark said.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time for us as we cap off our yearlong celebration of marking 40 years of serving the community and enhancing the quality of life for residents, clients and co-workers,” Clark said.

Other recognitions include:

n Excellence in Small Business Award: The Arc of Blair County, BeeLine Wholesalers, Inc., and Canary Labs.

n Young Emerging Business Award: Bill Sell’s Bold, Diversity Salon & Spa Learning Center and Fox Trot Runners, Inc.

n Community Service Award: Nason Hospital

n Safety Excellence Award: Ward Trucking & Logistics Corp.

n Technology Award: Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries

n Committee Choice Award: The Door

Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 946-7467.