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Earlier this year I opened my new business, Surfside Riders Ink (SRI). Since then I have been motivated to start a reward program for the Hornell City School District. My goal with this program is to motivate the Hornell area youth to not only do better in school, but to become better community members as well. To be eligible to participate in the reward program the student must be in grades 4-9 and should sign up within the first three weeks of the school year. The participating students must then carry a B or higher GPA for the duration of the school year. Also, as a requirement of the program the student must complete ten hours of voluntary community service – which can be as simple as helping out at a local sporting event. Providing “My goal is to community service is about giving back to the community as well as proving the student to be an outstanding citizen. motivate the youth to In the month of May local teachers, parents and not only do better in community members will pick the recipients of the award. For the 2011-2012 school year there will be at least two recipients. school, but to become This year the theme for the program is “Surfside Riders 2011 Anti-Bully Movement.” Over the summer SRI better community Ink witnessed first hand bullying at the local skate park. My goal members.” for this program is to encourage children to stop bullying both inside and outside of school, and this aspect of the program will be taken into account when the recipients are chosen. The winner of this award will receive either a BMX bike, skateboard or gift certificate (valued at $100-$300) and a $50 Savings Bond. SRI will donate 50% of the cost of the bike, as well as the cost of the Savings Bond. Surfside Riders Ink is currently selling “Anti Bully” wrist bands for $3 each to raise money for the program. The money raised will cover the remaining cost of the item awarded to the winner. The remaining amount of money raised will be donated to a Hornell sports team to use for uniforms and/or equipment. So far this year I have raised over $200! That is enough to cover the prize costs for one student, and I will continue to raise money throughout the school year by selling these wrist bands. A portion of the proceeds from various other events sponsored by SRI will be utilized as well. I believe in our youth. Because of this I will do whatever I can to motivate them and get them involved in the community. Several students have approached me about the program already this year. I see this program as the motivation some kids need to make better use of their time. I have given them something to work toward, and hope to continue to do so for years to come.

Bradi Hanrahan • Owner

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Christine McDaniels Employee Representative 8 1/2 years

I have worked for Wegmans for 8.5 years in Human Resources. I am grateful for the opportunity to work for a great company and am honored to be part of the Wegmans family. I enjoy making a difference in the lives of others and also in our community. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband Bob and our sons Jayson, Xavier and Garrett. I love spending time with my dogs and I also enjoy traveling and trying new foods with my family.

Trish Goodwin Receiver Team Leader 25 years

I have worked for Wegmans 25 years-nine of them wrapping meat and the other seven cutting meat. I am currently the Receiver Team Leader. When I’m not working I like to spend my free time with my family.

Laurie Hurd

Service Desk Leader 24 years I started on the front end 24 years ago and moved in the Receiving Department. I am currently the Service Desk Team Leader. I live in Canisteo with my husband and 17 year old son, Dylan.

Teresa Dugo

Produce Customer Service Team Member 21 years I’ve been with Wegmans 20 years. I have worked in accounting, front end, service desk, pharmacy and now in produce. I have enjoyed working for Wegmans and meeting new people, both customers and employees. I like helping people. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I have a son Christopher, who also worked for Wegmans for 5 years, and is now off to Albany School of Pharmacy in Vermont. I am very proud of my son.

Pam Smith

Customer Service Team Member 16 years

I have been working for 16 years in the deli department. I am currently the Customer Service Team Member. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and working in my greenhouse & flower beds.

Anna Wachter

Prepared Foods Customer Service Team Member 12 years I have worked for Wegmans for 12 years. I started as a cashier and within 2 weeks I was working in the Meat department as a wrapper. Then I became fulltime in the Prepared Foods Department This goes to show that in Wegmans there is room for advancement. When I am not at work I like spending time with my family and finding time to do things I like best; baking, biking, reading, traveling and gardening.

Charity Howe

Pizza Team Leader 2 years I have worked for Wegmans for 2 years. I began working here shortly after moving to New York from Washington State. I enjoy the family atmostphere at Wegmans and look forward to continuing my career here in the Southern Tier. When I am not at work, my husband and I enjoy watching our children play sports.

Lisa Curry General Merchandise Manager 23 years

I am currently the General Merchandise Manager, and have been with the company since 1988. I enjoy working in the general merchandise department it gives me a chance to be creative with all the different seasons. When not working I enjoy spending time with my husband Joe and our “5” Children, A.J., Krystal, Shane, Shawn & Kyle and “3” grandchildren Breeanna, Dalten & Jaiden.

Sondra Murphy

Pharmacy Team Leader 20 years I have been employed at Wegmans for 20 years. I built myself up from being a cashier to becoming the Pharmacy Team Leader. Besides having a full time job, I love spending time with my family and my pets.

Denise Thompson Service Desk Team Member 16 years

I started my career at Wegmans in 1995. I worked for 13 years in the produce department as a team leader. In 2008, I was offered the opportunity to broaden my knowledge of Wegmans by working in the Accounting Office and at the Customer Service Desk.

Amanda Warner

Bakery Manager 11 years I’ve been with Wegmans 11 years. I’ve worked in the pizza dept., acct. office, service desk, served as a Service Team Leader in the Geneseo Store for a year and a half and currently the Bakery Manager in Hornell. I love to interact with customers & educate them with the products we carry. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends.

Charlotte Barnard Accounting Team Leader 24 years

I have been with Wegmans Food Markets for 23 years. My entire career at Wegmans has been working in the accounting office and service desk. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with family, attending rodeos and riding my horse.

Michele Emo HBC Team Leader 23 years

I have been with the company since 1988 and I’m currently a Team Leader II in the General Merchandise Department. I also oversee the Card shop and Health and Beauty Departments. This gives me many different challenges to handle. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband John and our three children, J.R., Ashley and Morgan and riding my Harley.

Julie Burdick

Bakery Customer Service Team Leader 15 years I started working for Wegmans 15 years ago when the new store opened. My daily duties differ from day to day which makes the days go by fast. I enjoy my work very much. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family.

Jessica Cooper

Sub Shop Team Leader 14 years I am currently the sub shop team leader at the Hornell Wegmans. I worked for ten years at the Geneseo Wegmans as a front end coordinator. I came to the Hornell Wegmans as a Service Team Leader and enjoyed the challenges of night managing for a year and a half. I accepted the role of Sub Shop Team Leader to expand my product knowledge. I enjoy the fast paced excitement of prepared foods. I look forward to coming to work and preparing complete meal solutions for our customers.

Lisa Dilly Prepared Foods Manager 25 years

I have been a member of the Wegmans family for 25 years. I am currently the prepared foods manager at the Hornell store. I love meeting new people and teaching them about perfect meal solutions. When not working I love to spend time with my husband Bill and my sons Josh and Trevor.

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Women in Business 2011