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EPHRATA, PA -- The Central Penn Business Journal named Four Seasons Produce Inc. its Corporate Citizen of the Year at its seventh annual Business of the Year Awards event, held Monday, Nov. 1. Selected from among five finalists, Four Seasons Produce received the award for its ability to demonstrate a sustained commitment to its employees and community.

"Words cannot express how honored we are to be this recipient," Four Seasons President Ron Carkoski said in a Nov. 2 press release. "The companies that were placed in the category are some of the strongest and most respected companies we know. For certain, awards like this genuinely make you reflect on how special it is to work for an organization like Four Seasons."

Corporate Citizen of the Year honorees were selected by an independent judging panel. Nominees could be public or privately held companies but had to be for-profit entities headquartered or with significant operations in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and/or York counties.

The 2010 Business of the Year Awards judges were Dana Chryst, chief executive officer of The Jay Group in Lancaster, PA; Gordon Freireich, president of The Newton Group LLC in York, PA; Robert Lyon, chairman, president and CEO of Millers Mutual Group in Harrisburg, PA; Richard Poole, former founder and CEO of Poole Construction in Harrisburg; William Ruhl, retired chairman, president and CEO of D&E Communications in Lancaster; and Bobby Simpson, CEO of Crispus Attucks Association in York.