Wesbury Receives 2017 Chamber Diamond Award
Each spring, the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual “Diamond Awards Celebration” that honors small and large businesses, non-profit groups and one young, emerging leader. “The organizations nominated are “diamonds” that shine brightly in the western Crawford County area within their respective industries,” says Karen Staudt Communications Coordinator, Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Selection is based on the nominee’s success while supporting initiatives and organizations that enhance the quality of life in the region. Criteria include performance, growth, innovation, creativity, community involvement, and competitiveness. Wesbury was selected as the 2017 Diamond Award winner in the Large Non-Profit Business Category.
For nearly 100 years, Wesbury has continued to grow. What started on a 22-acre farm in Conneautville PA, large enough to accommodate 12 elderly Christian residents, is now a thriving not-for-profit organization committed to providing support to more than 500 people every day. In 1952, Wesbury transitioned to Meadville and grew to become a 110-acre campus offering a full continuum of aging services including independent living, personal care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, specialized memory support neighborhoods and in-home services. Wesbury has been blessed with leaders of great vision who were ahead of their time for our region adding Independent living options in the late 1970’s, in-home care in 1997, and a memory support neighborhood in 2000, that is still viewed as a state of the art model today. Looking forward, Wesbury is always seeking opportunities to bring more service options to people across the spectrum and innovation to meet ever changing demands.
When receiving the award, Wesbury President and CEO, Brian Nageotte expressed his gratitude to the community. “We are extremely honored to be recognized by the Chamber and the Meadville business community. We would like to thank the leadership of our supportive Board of Directors, our generous volunteers, our dedicated and passionate staff as well as the support of many area churches, organizations and philanthropic individuals. It is the work they do that is truly behind this acknowledgment.”