Apamnak [ah-pahm-nahk] means “for my father” in Hungarian. It’s a word that holds special meaning for the Kish family.
Apamnak is the name of hunting camp in the mountains in Western Pennsylvania. It’s a place where family has been chasing the majestic whitetail deer for generations. The current cabin was constructed in the 1970s and named in honor of great grandfather, “Pop” Kish. Pop came to America from Hungary as a young man in the early 1900s and laid the foundation for family today.
The name Apamnak is a nod to the legacy passed on by great grandfather, grandfather, and father. All were great men who lived by the values I still hold dear. Their example and firm, but loving, guidance taught how to be a man. Their sacrifices and discipline have enabled to have some amazing opportunities in life.
And finally, but perhaps most importantly, Apamnak reflects what I view as purpose in life. It’s more than a hunting camp and a human legacy; it’s an embodiment of faith in God and commitment to lead a business and life in a way that honors Him — in the end, it’s all for Father.