Vincent-Killian Named CBICC Ambassador of the Year
Joy Vincent-Killian, catering sales manager for Penn State Hospitality Services, was recognized as the 2016 Ambassador of the Year by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC). She was presented with the award at the CBICC Membership Recognition Night, held February 16 in the Founder's Room of the Bryce Jordan Center.
CBICC Ambassadors, considered “the goodwill arm of the Chamber,” welcome new members upon joining, greet guests at the registration desk, help new members get to know one another, and are involved with all Chamber events—from education breakfasts and luncheons to the social “Business After Hours.”
“I enjoy being a CBICC Ambassador because in that role I meet folks who are in every type of business in our county,” says Vincent-Killian, who has been a member of CBICC for eleven years. “Because there are more than 1,000 member businesses in the CBICC, I am always meeting new business owners and I enjoy introducing them to our hotel catering services.”
Through CBICC, Vincent-Killian connects with Penn State, State College Borough, and budding businesses that are entrepreneurial ventures through New Leaf Initiative, InnoBlue, and Happy Valley LaunchBox. “These young companies are good for our local economy,” she says, “and I appreciate having the firsthand opportunity to introduce them to The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater’s catering services, which are already used by many businesses.”
At Penn State, Vincent-Killian is responsible for both on- and off-premise catering services. She is part of a sales team that books and organizes events both large and small, including holiday parties, dinners, banquets, and weddings.
“We are very proud of Joy and her award as Ambassador of the Year for the CBICC,” says Norm Brown, head of the sales team for Hospitality Services and Vincent-Killian’s supervisor. “As our catering sales manager, she embraces the responsibility to be active and involved in the community. We are very fortunate that Joy takes the time be an important member of CBICC and to represent Penn State Hospitality.”
“Joy always puts her best foot forward on behalf of Penn State and Hospitality Services,” adds David Gray, senior vice president for Finance and Business/Treasurer. “CBICC certainly recognizes great service when they see it, and it is wonderful that they chose to recognize Joy this year. We are very appreciative for all Joy does to bring positive recognition to Penn State.”