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Steve Gardner

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.–1:05 p.m.
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Steven D. Gardner is originally from the Altoona area, having attended St. Rose of Lima grade school and Bishop Guilfoyle High School. 

Steven is President of The Meadows Franchise Systems, Inc. which is the parent company for The Meadows Original Frozen Custard.  He began his association with The Meadows Original Frozen Custard in 1994 when he took his first job behind the counter.  After attaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing at Penn State University, he opened his own location in Ebensburg, PA and later purchased The Meadows Franchise Systems, Inc., which is the parent company and franchising organization for The Meadows.  The Meadows now has nearly 30 locations in seven states:  Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Arizona.  A location also exists in Canberra, ACT, Australia.  

Steve also works for Lawruk Real Estate in asset management, leasing, and real estate development.  

Steve attended both Penn State Altoona College and Penn State University Park from 1997-2001.  He currently is the Immediate Past President of the Penn State Altoona Alumni Society Board of Directors and a member of the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors.


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