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    A Q&A with James DeBord, President of Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development

    Fig sat down with Schreiber’s President, James DeBord, for a special Q&A to hear more on what makes Schreiber a special part of this community.

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    Go behind the scenes with Lancaster Makers

    Lancaster is full of people who have turned their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit into thriving local businesses. Meet the seven Lancaster Makers from our 2022 summer issue of Fig, who are using their talent and skill to help us fill our bags, shelves, and lives with their speciality goods. As our city grows and expands, these makers are holding onto the homegrown and handmade values that makes Lancaster so unique.

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    High Quality Healthcare

    Lancaster County has a vibrant, thriving business community, and when it comes to the health of organizations and their employees, Eliance Health Solutions has got it covered. Backed by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, their network provides high-quality care to members, with plans that emphasize cost containment programs and preventative health services that benefit employers and employees. The integration of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health's award-winning wellness program keeps employees healthy on the job.

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    Reach High: Stories of Leadership | Peter Barber

    Whether driving a bright orange Volkswagen bus or sponsoring the YWCA Race Against Racism, Peter Barber actively participates in building community. Faithful readers of Fig may know Barber as one of "the Dudes" who owns Two Dudes Painting Company with his business partner, Brian McCaskey. Two Dudes is a Certified B Corporation and an example of innovation and service, as they live up to their mission of being a force for good. Community engagement is part of their brand, getting involved in arts initiatives and always lending a hand in their neighborhood—acting as a COVID-19 clinic, a polling place, and even a spay and neuter location.

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    Lancaster Looks Up | Summer 2022

    Partnering with local studio, MAROTTA/MAIN Architects, the School District of Lancaster recently renovated two middle schools—Reynolds, left page, and Lincoln, right page—using Armstrong World Industries (AWI) ceiling solutions to improve the performance and aesthetics of the space to support well-being, learning, and teaching. After several years of planning and construction starting in 2018, both schools are now complete and outfitted with about 70,000 sq. ft. of Armstrong ceiling tiles in each facility. By working with AWI, MAROTTA/MAIN was able to specify ceilings with inspirational design features and the acoustical, high light reflectance and sustainable properties to create healthier, more supportive environments for teaching, learning, and student interaction.

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    Reach High: Stories of Leadership | Vanessa Philbert

    Vanessa Philbert, CEO of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County (CAP), is a vibrant example of leadership with her blend of confidence, kindness, wisdom, and style. She communicates her extensive knowledge of corporate psychology and organizational structures in a conversational tone that encourages and develops leadership in others.

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    Bring the Family

    You're always the perfect age to enjoy Lancaster.

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    Cookin’ Up Something Good at Community First Fund

    At Community First Fund, financial equity has been at the heart of what they do for the past 30 years. Through their work in financial services, affordable housing, and small business resources, Community First Fund is leveling the playing field for the clients they serve, many of whom are persons of color, women, and immigrants.

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    Waste to Energy at LCSWMA

    You might have heard or seen Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority’s mission a time or two: Managing waste as a resource to protect and benefit our community. But how are they really using waste as a resource?

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    Perfect Pairings at Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar

    Oil and vinegar may not mix, but they sure do pair. Seasons’ line of premium extra virgin olive oils and vinegars bring together the beauty of cooking, pairing, dipping, and serving. Stop in the taproom and pour a sample of over 60 flavors.

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    Fuel Yourself at Clean Eatz

    After a serendipitous trip with an old college friend in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Dyers suddenly found themselves with an itch for entrepreneurship and a potential outlet for their passion to help others live healthier lives.

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    Dog Days

    In our first-ever Dog Photo Contest, we asked to see the dogs of Lancaster, and our Fig friends answered! Sponsored by That Pet Place, we hosted the contest on Fig’s social media and received over 100 submissions—which is a lot of cute puppies to choose from. Our team picked six winning entries for a very special photoshoot at That Pet Place (but we couldn't help & show you even more adorable photos from the contest too)—enjoy the Dog Days of Summer with us!

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