Employee Spotlight: George Dickerson

Employee Spotlight: George DickersonThe Foreman Group not only supports education by designing schools and overseeing their construction, we also value teaching kids as we go. Site Manager George Dickerson is proof positive of this. Highlighted in a recent newsletter of Ringgold School District, he is praised by the District for taking the time to talk to students as he works at their Ringold Elementary North so they understand what is going on with their school. He knows changes can be unsettling for anyone, so he explains the construction and the machinery so it doesn’t seem so daunting.

Mr. Dickerson is the Site Manager for the renovation/addition project at Ringgold Elementary North, where he oversees the quality and completion of the construction. The project is currently in Phase 6 with the renovation of three classrooms and the kitchen, and addition of seven classrooms.

George has been an on-site construction manager for the Foreman Group‘s Foreman Program Construction Management division since 2002, and has been in the industry for 45 years. Way to go, George!

Smile and Do Good for Melanoma Research

smiley-face-graphic-for-share-on-hi5As you may be aware, the Foreman Foundation partnered with Amazon in their AmazonSmile program this year. When you purchase regular Amazon items through www.smile.amazon.com after identifying the “Foreman Foundation” as your favorite philanthropy, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of pretty much everything to the Foreman Foundation – that can really add up over the year. The prices you pay are exactly the same. We just received word that our first disbursement will be in our bank account this month! If you shop through AmazonSmile, we thank you for your donation! If you don’t, we would love for you to!

Foreman1It’s easy. Just go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in with your current Amazon user ID and password. Amazon will prompt you to select your favorite charity. “Write in” the Foreman Foundation, then choose the one in Zelienople (not Nebraska, please!).

It’s important to remember that ordering through the regular Amazon portal will not forward us your donation so please bookmark the Smile site for every Amazon purchase!

For more information on Amazon’s Smile program, please click here.

The Foreman Group Supports the Rotary Club

CVE Dictionary Distribution

Students in Room 38 at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School in Zelienople show off their new dictionaries. This distribution is part of Rotary’s dedication to literacy projects.  From left, Rotarians Vic Peffer, Craig Lutz, Betsy Stubna (Foreman Group Marketing Manager), Debbie Lindewirth and teacher Carol Garbett.

The Foreman Group supports many service organizations in local communities by encouraging employees to become active in these clubs. It even authorizes a portion of each work week for service projects and meetings. Foreman Marketing Manager and Foundation Director Betsy Stubna chose the Rotary Club of Zelienople upon hire, because her grandfather was a Rotarian.

This fall, members of the club met at the Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School to distribute dictionaries to third graders. Once through security, the group made their way to the classrooms, passing out dictionaries to the enthusiastic children. Rotary’s mission and four-way test were explained, and the children were asked to look up polio as a segue to president Tom Grant sharing that he contracted polio at 17, and that Rotary seeks to abolish this disease.

Appropriately, Foreman Architects and Engineers, Inc. and Foreman Program and Construction Management designed this school located in the Seneca Valley School District.

The Foreman Group is familiar with striving to make a difference in the world. The Foreman Foundation has donated well over $1 million since 1992 for medical research that will lead to the cure for melanoma cancer, while heightening awareness as to the causes and symptoms of this disease.

 

 

Hershey Medical Center Tour

IMG_1098The Foreman Group was exhibiting at the recent PASA/PSBA Conference in Hershey, PA in October of this year. As the marketing manager, I was privileged to attend this and meet many new people and see old friends again. During a break in the action, I was invited to visit the Hershey Medical Center, Cancer Institute right across the street – the Center where the Foreman Foundation supports the research efforts of Dr. Gavin Robertson. Teah Batdorf of his office took time from her day to show me where the Foundation dollars go.Robertson_Lab_08-28-2015_78

IMG_1103Overlooking the scenic backdrop of Hershey, the Melanoma Center shares the third floor with other research facilities, a lovely sitting room, and state-of-the-art conference room. One door was marked with the placard recognizing the support of the Foundation. Inside were freezers preserving specimens at -80 degrees as well as the bustle of doctors, researchers, technicians, and support staff.

IMG_1104Before heading back to the Conference, I gratefully accepted a gift basket on behalf of the Foundation, as thanks for support for the Center’s Chocolate Tour. This race turned our $5,000 sponsorship into over $11,000 to support awareness and research aimed at abolishing melanoma.

Summer Wine Walk Through Harmony

harmony-4Pairing the Foreman Group with the Zelienople Area Public Library is as tasteful as pairing a refreshing pino grigio with a stroll through the historic town of Harmony. On Friday, July 17th, you will be able to do just that, from 5:30-8:30pm at the first annual Wine Walk Through Harmony. The Foreman Group of Companies is proud to present this event.

Stohr House Interior

Take a step back in time at the Stor Haus Bakery in Harmony’s Historic District.

You will enjoy the best offerings from local wineries Fractured Grape/Nova Cellars, Mazza Vineyards, North Country Brewery, and Baldarelli Winery while touring a quintessential small town: Bottle Brush Art Gallery, Stohr Haus Bakery, Harmony Museum, The Exchange, Les Cadeaux, Darn Yarn and Needles, and the Enchanted Olive. More participants are added daily so you won’t know what surprises are in store until you arrive. The evening winds up with the sounds of old-style R&B blended with Country Funk, by West Virginia band Carpenter Ants.

Check in begins at the Center of Harmony Opera Hall at 253 Mercer Street, Harmony, PA.

Carpenter Ants

The Carpenter Ants have been bringing fun wherever they go, for 25 years.

The cost is a very affordable $20, and that includes the limited edition Foreman wineglass, bracelet, and map. Participants must be 21 years or older. Tickets may be purchased at the Zelienople Area Public Library, Eventbrite, and participating Harmony merchants.

All proceeds benefit the Zelienople Area Public Library.

 

 

 

 

Smile and Do Good for Melanoma Research

The Foreman Foundation has partnered with Amazon in their AmazonSmile program. When you purchase your regular Amazon items through www.smile.amazon.com after identifying the “Foreman Foundation” as your favorite philanthropy, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of pretty much everything to the Foreman Foundation – that can really add up over the year. The prices you pay are exactly the same.

It’s easy. Just go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in with your current Amazon user ID and password. Amazon will prompt you to select your favorite charity. “Write in” the Foreman Foundation, then choose the one in Zelienople (not Nebraska, please!).

It’s important to remember that ordering through the regular Amazon portal will not forward us your donation so please bookmark the Smile site for every Amazon purchase!

For more information on Amazon’s Smile program, please click here.