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Meet Rick Cirilo, Aerotek | What role do you play in your organization? I’m an Account Manager for Aerotek’s Construction Trades division. My role consists of partnering with general contractors and sub-contractors throughout Central PA to develop manpower strategies to help fill vacant positions for current and future projects. In addition, I consult with companies and share top trends we’re seeing in the construction industry.

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Meet Collin Cressler, Aerotek

As a young professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?
ABC Keystone has helped me network with people within the industry and has provided an opportunity to get more involved in the community.

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Meet Carson Mowery, Junior Estimator, Meadow Valley Electric, Inc., and ABC Keystone YP Committee Member

What role do you play in your organization?

I’m a Junior Estimator with Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. in Ephrata. I started in this position almost two years ago after working in electrical distribution. I set up bid folders for the estimators and work on getting the power and lighting counts together in preparation for sending them out for pricing from our vendors. Once the counts are completed, I put the totals together in RFPs to our vendors. I contribute to the bid process by assisting the main estimator in measuring and determining the lengths of conduit and wire. My work is completed under the guidance and training of an experienced estimator. Read more…

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Recognizing Your Growth Potential

Potential. Despite being a relatively simple word, the word ‘Potential’ has many meanings. By definition, potential can refer to having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future. It can also be described as latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness. Something I found interesting when working on this article were all the similar words associated with potential: Possibilities. Prospects. Promise. Capability. Talent. Power.

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Meet Ben Weaber, Territory Sales Manager, Victaulic Company of America

As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?
My involvement in the Young Professional Committee has been great during my time with ABC. I feel that anything that brings people together and discusses issues or experiences as a group is a very helpful experience, especially throughout this pandemic, where we’ve all been thrown into similar difficult situations. It is the feeling of community and comradery that I enjoy most about the Young Professionals Committee.

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Welcome to the Circus: Performer Relationships Key to Success

The big top. A fantastic display of jaw dropping stunts and tricks, consisting of numerous acts, all unique in their own way, fueled by the applause and excitement of the crowd. Each individual act is equally important and plays a key role. The circus has one person in the center, the driver behind the whole show, the ringmaster. The ringmaster guides the program from act to act to maintain the crowd’s excitement, produce the best show possible and convince the crowd to come back. It is important that the ringmaster and the performers see eye-to-eye and work together for the entire show. The key to a fantastic circus is not one specific act, but instead every individual piece working together seamlessly under the direction of the ringmaster.

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Meet Dan Redcay, Project Engineer, Wohlsen Construction Company

As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?
I have only been a member of ABC for a few short months but growing up in the industry and in Lancaster County, I’ve known about the Chapter since I was young. I’ve already met and connected with several professionals, made some new friends, as well as contributed to making Central PA a better place. Being a part of ABC Keystone has been valuable to me.

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ABC Young Professionals: On ‘Trak’ for Success

In 2019, the ABC Keystone Young Professionals (YPs) Committee implemented a new program, titled LeaderTrak, to recognize their peers who exemplify the group’s mission: “We will develop the next generation of future leaders through: (1) educating YPs on the overall operations and offerings of ABC, (2) integrating YPs into other areas of ABC that align with their skills/interests, and (3) positioning committed YPs in places of increased responsibility and growing influence within ABC.”

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Meet Brian Tribbitt, Financial Advisor, Stonebridge Financial Group

As a Young Professional, how has
your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?

As a transitioning military member coming back home, ABC has provided me with an extensive network to get involved with local young professionals. ABC has been a great source of networking events and connections to local businesses. I am looking forward to continuing my participation and growing with ABC Keystone and the community in Central PA.

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Meet Christina McCullough, Business Development & Marketing Manager,
Paragon Engineering Services, Inc.

What is your favorite or inspirational quote?
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
– Ferris Bueller (John Hughes)

I am sure it is not every day someone in the professional world says their favorite quote is from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” but this quote is truly one of my favorites. One of my greatest fears in life is looking back one day and feeling like I missed opportunities or did not appreciate the special moments which didn’t seem big at the time. This quote helps to keep me grounded and to remember to stop and appreciate even the small things through all the noise and stress of a fast-moving life!

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Is Your Financial House in Order?

I am not a financial planner, but in the last few years, I have become passionate about finances. I see the staggering debt statistics out there, and I want those to go away. I want to see people get out of debt, stay out of debt, and have a plan for financial freedom and retirement. I have the desire for everyone to do this, including our government. How much less stress would we feel in our lives if we felt that we are on a good path with our personal finances and the finances of our country?

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Meet Tim Myers, Estimating Manager, Wohlsen Construction Company!

What words of advice do you have for your fellow Young Professionals?
It is important to seek out a financial planner early in your career. Get out of debt, stay out of debt, and save for the future. Starting to save early allows you to take full advantage of a friend called “Compound Interest.”

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Meet Brad Lefever, Wohlsen Construction Company!

As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?

Being a part of the YP Committee has helped introduce me to new networking opportunities, hone my professional skills, influence our industry with a group of peers, and more. I think the greatest opportunity for me has been to push myself outside my comfort zone with networking. I encourage other YPs and co-workers of mine to get out there and meet other people in the industry, because it helps you grow your people skills while building an industry network that has real benefits.

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As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?
I am involved with ABC because I love opportunities to learn and develop my professional and personal skills. ABC gives me the opportunity to meet new people, network, and gain new skills. I get to learn things about all the many facets of construction. ABC also offers a place for me to volunteer, which I’ve always enjoyed.

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As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you?
I enjoy meeting people in the industry and learning more about what people do outside of just the accounting for the business. I look forward to getting back together and networking after the pandemic.

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