Bright Future – Local Businesses Spotlighted

SLA Transport, Inc./Universal Warehousing, Inc. General Manager Andrew Olbrych, left, and Vice President Dave Groff are presented with the Large Established Business Award during the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s Fall Gala on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Holiday Inn Johnstown.
Dusten Rader/Express Editor

Express Editor

JOHNSTOWN — Five area businesses were highlighted Friday in a “celebration of Fulton County’s ingenuity, success and commitment to the local economy.”
The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth held its second annual Fall Gala on Nov. 16 at the Holiday Inn Johnstown.

FCCRG President Ron Peters opened by noting that the FCCRG serves as a “key resource” by bringing together and creating initiatives to facilitate economic development for businesses and industry within the county.
“Last year I said that we brought businesses together, owners, local leaders, and national experts to showcase the county in a way unseen before,” Peters said. “In 2018, we continued to do that and it’s paying off. We worked with the county to look beyond our own backyard to compete both globally and create new alliances.
“On a local level we deepened our focus on downtowns, creating employment ships and opening dialog with key stakeholders,” Peters continued. “The work CRG does in partnership with regional leaders makes Fulton County an exciting place with a very great, bright future.”