Businessman honored by Pa. Chamber of Commerce

October 11, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |
  • Curtis Mummert won the Roy S.F. Angle Award on Thursday at the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce banquet.
By Jennifer Fitch

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro businessman Curtis Mummert became the 2012 recipient of the Roy S.F. Angle Award during the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Thursday.

Mummert owns Buchanan Auto Park’s two stores in the Waynesboro area. In 2011, he acquired a Subaru store and a Kia store in Maryland and brought them under the Buchanan umbrella.

Last year’s award recipient, Robert Correll, joined award sponsor CenturyLink in introducing Mummert. It was the 12th year for the award, named for the late Waynesboro attorney who inherited a phone company. Angle’s parents founded a co-op telephone company, which he later sold to United Telephone Co.

The award recognizes volunteerism among business leaders.

“I’ll try to live up to it,” Mummert said in accepting the award.

Mummert, who was born in Waynesboro, employs 85 full-time and 10 part-time staff members locally and more than 30 people in Maryland. He started in the automotive business as a detailer.

Mummert supports local sports, his church, and car shows and golf tournaments as a sponsor. He has donated a trailer to the Summer Jubilee committee, a vehicle to the Washington Township, Pa., police, and a shuttle van to his church.

In an effort to foster local talent, Mummert works with area vocational schools to train automotive technicians.

Joined by his wife, Julie, Mummert accepted the award in front of some of the chamber’s approximately 400 members gathered at the Waynesboro Country Club.

The chamber also recognized attorney Clint Barkdoll with an award for being its past president.

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