Member Company News

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) held its 22nd Annual Gold Leaf Awards competition in May. TimBar
Packaging & Display was presented with a Bronze award for Most Difficult Use of Foil/Embossing for the Rihanna Rogue Love package it designed and manufactured for Paralux.

Read more: TimBar Packaging & Display Receives Gold Leaf Award

The holiday season is about a number of things. Spending time with loved ones, hosting parties, baking cookies and cooking meals are all just a sample of what we do during this time of year. Though this time of year can become very material possession driven, one of the single most important reasons for the season is, of course, giving back.

The word charity comes from the Latin word "caritas," which translates to, "an unconditional love for others." Today charities are designed to provide food, money, volunteer time and much more to the people around the world that need it most.

With that in mind, Sundance Vacations is proud to announce the launching of its newest website. The Sundance Vacations Charities website, which can be found on the web at:

John and Tina Dowd, co-owners of Sundance Vacations, have been giving back to the communities they operate in for decades, but felt that there is always more that can be done. They hope to use the charity site as a way of bringing help and resources to the places that need them the most as well as spreading the word in hopes of getting others involved in giving back.

Read more: Sundance Vacations Launches New Charity Site

Cardinal Systems Inc., manufacturer of steel and polymer wall pool panels, is pleased to announce the selection of John Yeftich as its Midwest Regional Sales Representative.

Yeftich brings over 30 years of experience in the swimming pool industry to his new role. Most recently, Yeftich held senior level assignments in sales, marketing, and management within the POOLCORP organization.

Read more: Cardinal Systems Names John Yeftich as Midwest Sales Representative

Marc H. Lory has been appointed Interim President/Chief Executive Officer at Schuylkill Health announced Tony Baran, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Lory to Schuylkill Health and to our community to help guide our health system to the next level," Baran said. "He brings over 30 years of senior leadership experience in the healthcare industry. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Lory as Schuylkill Health moves forward."

"I am both eager and pleased to begin work with Schuylkill Health's Board of Directors, Medical Staff, Management Team and Employees as we position this community health system to meet the challenges for the future," said Lory.

Mr. Lory has extensive experience managing multi-site, integrated healthcare systems in the nonprofit and university sectors. He joins Schuylkill Health from Meridian Health where he worked for the past 9 years as their Executive Vice President, Hospital Operations and President of Meridian Hospitals Corporation. While there, Lory was responsible for directing the operations of Meridian's five hospitals which supported the delivery of acute health care services for Meridian. Meridian Health is one of the preeminent health systems in New Jersey and is recognized for its full continuum of care serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties, which includes its five hospitals, a state designated children's hospital within a hospital, a variety of ambulatory care services, post-acute care facilities and behavioral health programs.

NEW HR Trainings Scheduled!

Sourcing & Recruiting Solutions

Instructor: Liz Confer, MBA, SPHR, HR Instructor & Consultant, MAEA

Critical to any organization's success is having a highly productive workforce. Many HR chal-lenges center on the idea that organizations actually compete for the most talented employ-ees. Therefore, developing a talent acquisition strategy to attract high-performing employees is vital for HR professionals. In this session the focus is on:

 Reviewing the diverse sourcing options that exist today

 Determining your top sources for recruiting and expanding your talent pool

 Addressing how employment branding will enhance the interest and engagement of can-didates/employees

 Gaining an understanding of the positive connection between your organizations mission and values and HR's talent acquisition strategies

Date & Location: May 29, 2014 9:00am-2:00pm Top of the 80's, Hazleton

Price: $125/Member & $250/Non-Member

Approved for 4 General HRCI Recertification Credits


ADA Title I Employment-Related Concerns

Instructors: Gina Whalen, MS, Director of Education & Member Services, MAEA and

Attorney Claude Schoenberg, Schoenberg Law Office

One in five Americans has a disability. You will hire and/or want to retain good employees who may have or will acquire disabilities. Now more than ever, disability inclusiveness is not just about legal compliance; it will meet your organizational goals, too! Gina Whalen was accepted into the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center's ADA Leadership Network and is conducting trainings developed by Cornell University. Claude Schoenberg will discuss how the courts are grappling with the very topics that matter most to you regarding ADA.

Workshop Agenda

 ADA & Employment Overview

 ADA Amendments Act & Employment

 Reasonable Accommodation

 It's About Talent: Hiring People with Disabilities

 Non-Obvious Disability in the Workplace

 Are you Ready? Preparing for the Workforce of Tomorrow

 Further Resources for Disability & Employment: Continuing the Journey

 Recent Court Opinions regarding Title I

Date & Location: June 30, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm Top of the 80's, Hazleton

Price: $155/Member & $310/Non-Member

Approved for 6 General HRCI Recertification