EIGHTY FOUR, PA. (March 2, 2020) – Each year, the Pittsburgh Business Times searches for the top business women from across the region to honor during the annual Women of Influence event. This year, 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are proud to announce that President Maggie Hardy Knox has been selected for the event’s 2020 Career Achievement Award. Only one person receives this recognition each year. Hardy Knox will formally accept the award, among 25 other trailblazing women who are all accepting the 2020 Women of Influence Award, on March 12, 2020.
“What an incredible honor to be recognized alongside such an amazing group of women,” said Hardy Knox. “Western Pennsylvania is my home, and I care so much about the business we do here, the communities we serve and all the people I get to see at work each day. I am very grateful for all the support I’ve received, and I cannot wait to continue growing, both personally and professionally, in this incredible region and beyond.”
According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Women of Influence Awards honor women who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for other women and left a mark on the western Pennsylvania business community.
Hardy Knox assumed leadership of 84 Lumber in 1992 at age 26. One year later, the business reached $1 billion in annual sales for the very first time. Today, the company operates 250 stores across 30 states, reaching $4 billion in sales, and is primed to grow and expand into new regions across the country throughout 2020.
In addition to leading 84 Lumber, Hardy Knox also leads Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The luxury destination spot features the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel and the Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant Lautrec. It was awarded 22 stars and named one of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels by Forbes.
“This award, and all my successes, can be directly attributed to my associates at both 84 and Nemacolin,” Hardy Knox said. “It is because of the hard work and passion that they bring each day that both businesses are thriving, and for that I am eternally grateful.”
The Women of Influence event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. To learn more about the awards and the event, visit www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/.