Awards & Recognition
At CHS, we know that success is measured in more ways than one, and we feel that our commitment to giving back is a true demonstration of our accomplishments. In recognition of this commitment, CHS has been honored with the following awards.
- Top 100 People - Peter O'Connor
Peter received this award by the PA Business Central (marking Peter’s 2nd time being named to this list, once as CHS VP and once as AllSource President).
- Presidential Recognition - Peter O'Connor
Peter was selected and recognized for his business’ accomplishments by the President of the United States on stage during a televised event in North Fayette, PA.
- Top CEO’s (Women in Business) - Carol Harris
Carol Harris received this award given by the PA Business Central.
- 50 Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania – CHS, LLC
CHS was ranked as one of Western PA’s best places to work for the twelfth year as a result of anonymous employee surveys.
- Foremost under 40 – Megan FitzGerald-Roman
Megan FitzGerald-Roman received this award given by the PA Business Central.
- Fifty to Follow – CHS, LLC
CHS was named to PA Business Central’s “Fifty to Follow” List! The prestigious list of women owned businesses worth watching was selected from nominations taken from throughout the publication’s 23 county coverage area. These companies and organizations have had a significant impact on their business, their communities, and in many cases non-profit organizations that have become the passions of their lives.
- Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 People - Carol Harris
Carol Harris has twice been recognized as one of Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 People for her outstanding volunteer work and exceptional community involvement in addition to her significant business success.
- Women Making a Difference – Carol Harris
Carol Harris received this award given by the PA Business Central.
- Top 100 Organizations – CHS, LLC
Carol Harris Staffing received this award given by the PA Business Central.
- Top 100 People – Peter O'Connor
Peter O’Connor was profiled in the PA Business Central’s Top 100 People List in response to his contributions both professionally and throughout the community. Nominations were taken from throughout the publication’s 20-county coverage area.
- HR Leadership Award - Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O’Connor was recognized as a winner and recipient of the HR Leadership Award by the Pittsburgh Business Times which honors the role and impact of the contributions made by leaders in the HR field.
- Pittsburgh Magazine Spotlight on Women in Business – Carol Harris
Carol Harris was selected by a panel of judges to be profiled in this feature which sheds light on the many successful local businesswomen whose work may go unnoticed in our community.
- Athena Award of Westmoreland County – Kelli Prucnal
CHS Vice President, Kelli Prucnal, was twice selected as a finalist for this prestigious award which recognizes business excellence, community service commitment, and assistance of other women in the realization of their leadership potential.
- Business of the Year – CHS, LLC
CHS was honored by the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Year in recognition of the company’s outstanding accomplishments and dedicated service to the chamber and community.
- #1 Staffing Firm – CHS, LLC
CHS achieved the top ranking as largest employer by number of employees by the PA Business Central Temporary Staffing Services list publication. Our numbers surpassed those of the number two firm by 180%.
- Top Staffing Firms – CHS, LLC
CHS was ranked by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the largest temporary staffing services by number of employees.
- ASA Care Award– CHS, LLC
CHS earned the prestigious American Staffing Association (ASA) Care Award for excellence in corporate social responsibility. The national award specifically focused on CHS’s ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity through both community and volunteer engagement as well as philanthropic efforts.
- Pacesetter Award – Carol Harris
Carol Harris was honored as a 2009 “Pacesetter” by Smart Business Network Magazine in recognition of her outstanding and innovative leadership in a difficult economic climate. Carol also won a second award for “Best Story” as part of the Pacesetter program for her inspiring journey as she navigated upward throughout the corporate realm.
- Top 50 Employers of Westmoreland County
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC has been acknowledged five times as one of the Top 50 Employers in Westmoreland County by the PA State Government.
- Diamond Award – Carol Harris
CHS President and CEO, Carol Harris, was chosen as a winner for the Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award which honors 12 CEOs and Presidents in the 10 county region who are exemplary leaders in business and community service
- 'Business Women First' Women in Business Award - Carol Harris
Carol Harris, President and CEO of Carol Harris Staffing, LLC was honored with with the Pittsburgh Business Times’ prestigious ‘Business Women First’ Women in Business Award. This award recognizes the region’s most outstanding business women who serve as driving forces in their companies and communities.
- People Do Matter Award - CHS, LLC
CHS was honored as a finalist by the PHRA in the Learning and Development category of their People Do Matter award for their innovations in training and education established through the inception of the CHS Company University initiative.
- CIO of the Year - Mark Prucnal
CHS Director of Information Systems Technology, Mark Prucnal, was named as a finalist by the Pittsburgh Technology Council for their CIO of the Year Awards.
- Largest Temporary Staffing Services – CHS, LLC
CHS was ranked by PA Business Central as one of the largest temporary staffing services by total hours billed for the prior year.
- Woman of Excellence – Kelli Prucnal
Kelli Prucnal was ranked by the National Association of Professional and Executive Women as a Woman of Excellence.
- Top 100 People - Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O’Connor, CHS Director of Legal Affairs and Human Relations, was ranked by the Pennsylvania Business Central to their list of 2007’s Top 100 People.
- Business Woman of the Year - Carol Harris
Carol Harris was named by the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2007 Business Woman of the Year as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s ROCS (Recognizing Organizations and Companies that Shine) Awards.
- Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business – Caroline O'Connor
Caroline O’Connor, Director of Legal Affairs and Human Relations, was honored with this prestigious award that pays respect to the most dynamic women in business today who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and service to the community.
- #1 Largest Staffing Firm - CHS, LLC
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC was recognized as the number one largest staffing firm in the Pittsburgh area by the Pittsburgh Business Times in their Book of Lists. CHS figures surpassed those of the number two ranked firm by more than 260%.
- #1 Women Owned Business by number of employees in Westmoreland County - Recognized by the Pennsylvania Business Central
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC was recognized for two consecutive years by the Pennsylvania Business Central as the number one woman-owned business by number of employees in Westmoreland County.
- CFO of the Year - Peter O'Connor
CHS Vice President and CFO, Peter O’Connor was named as a finalist for the Pittsburgh Business Times Chief Financial Officer of the Year award.
- Top 100 Companies – CHS, LLC
CHS was listed as one of the Top 100 Companies in Westmoreland County by the Pennsylvania Business Central.
- Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies – CHS, LLC (4x winner)
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC is a four time winner of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies Award. This Pittsburgh Business Times award honors the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in Western Pennsylvania as determined by company revenue growth. This notable award recognizes not only the financial development, but also the visionary leadership of the company.
- Pittsburgh Technology Council Tech 50 Award – CHS, LLC
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC has been honored with the annual Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Award. This prestigious award highlights the region’s fastest growing, most innovative technology companies and their service providers. Carol Harris Staffing, LLC was noted as one of the top 10 companies in the service provider category for superior contributions to the success and innovation of its client technology companies.
- Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business – Carol Harris and Kelli Prucnal – Awarded by The Office the of the Governor
Carol Harris and her daughter, Kelli Prucnal, are currently the only mother and daughter team to have both won the 50 Best Women in Business Award. This exciting award pays respect to the most dynamic women in business today who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and service to the community.
- Athena Award – Carol Harris
Carol Harris was honored with the prestigious International Athena Award which recognized her excellence and creativity in business, devotion to community service, and assistance of other women in the realization of their leadership potential.
- Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year – Carol Harris
Carol Harris has been recognized as Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Service Industry. This award honors entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hard work, and perseverance in their own endeavors provide a solid foundation for future economic growth and success.
- Oprah’s Angel Network Award – Carol Harris Staffing, LLC
Carol Harris Staffing, LLC earned Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network Crystal Globe Award in recognition of Carol’s outstanding volunteer efforts with the Habitat for Humanity organization. Carol Harris and her company made a commitment to Habitat for Humanity by donating $60,000 to build a home in Braddock, Pennsylvania. This project was personally recognized by Oprah Winfrey as an example of the remarkable generosity which she hoped to encourage with the founding of the Angel Network. Carol’s commitment to community involvement through the Habitat organization extends well beyond this generous donation. Not only did Carol provide the monetary support for this endeavor, but she and her staff also gave hours of their own time and labor to the construction of the Habitat home. In addition, Carol continues to sponsor the annual Carol Harris Staffing Walk, Run, Ride for Habitat for Humanity. This event has raised an impressive $30,000 for each of the last six years Carol has provided sponsorship!