U.S. Department of Labor gave Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County-based Ondra Huyett a 2022 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award to recognize its efforts to recruit, employ and retain military veterans.

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Hanover Township, Lehigh County-based Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council gave John Nespoli its 2022 Carbon County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen award for his contributions to the Carbon County community over the last four years. Nespoli is president of the Lehighton and Carbon campuses of Fountain Hill, Lehigh County-based St. Luke’s University Health Network. Nespoli’s work included building the new St. Luke’s Carbon Campus in Franklin Township, refurbishing and repurposing St. Luke’s Lehighton Campus and decommissioning Palmerton Hospital.

Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx Ground named Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County-based Y F L Trucking Corp. an Entrepreneur of the Year in its Eastern region. Winners were selected from among more than 6,000 small businesses that provide contracted package pickup, delivery and transportation services to businesses and individuals. Y F L Trucking received the award for its exemplary safety results, customer service, business operations and community support. Yafil Nunez is Y F L Trucking’s CEO.

-Compiled by Amy DiNunzio