Foundation Honors Three With Franklin Award


The Beaver County Foundation honored three county organizations at its annual Benjamin Franklin luncheon at Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver, PA on November 23. Honored were Creekside Springs, LLC, Kenson Plastics, Inc. and Tiger Pause, a nonprofit organization in Beaver Falls.

Established through the Will of Benjamin Franklin with a bequest of $25,000 in 1992, the Beaver County Foundation’s Ben Franklin Award recognizes entrepreneurial activities in Beaver County. Recipients often select a local organization to receive an award in their honor.

Founded in 2003 by Managing Partner James Sas and an original investor, Creekside Springs, LLC is a full-line supplier of bottled water-based beverages for private label, co-package and corporate brand agreements. The company bottles spring, distilled, purified and enhanced water products in serving sizes ranging from single serve 8 oz. bottles to 5 gallon returnable units. Creekside has facilities in Ambridge, New Brighton and Ellwood City, Pennsylvania and Salineville, Ohio. Dave Carlson, vice president of Sales and Marketing and partner, received the award for Creekside Springs, LLC.