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Nov. 14, 2018 | Wednesday
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Women in Business Awards this Friday
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The Women in Business Awards is coming up this Friday, recognizing the leadership and success of women in Niagara’s business community.

The awards, presented by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, are meant to encourage more women to seek out and reach for leadership roles in business, politics and our community.

The 2017 finalists, to be announced at Crowne Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., are:

Emerging Business Award:

Ashley Brown, She Implements
Lisa Carlomusto, Dental Hygiene of Niagara
Gayle Hanlon, Coffee News - St. Catharines
Sarah McVanel, Greatness Magnified

Community Spirit Award:

Valerie Chalmers, Valerie Chalmers Social Media Marketing
Madi Fuller, Caddle Canada & ncTakeOff
Dawn Lagesten, KPMG LLP
Ann Mantini-Celima, Wellspring Niagara
Alex Pedersen, CAA Niagara

Cultural Arts Award:

Bonnie Beres, Harmony on West
Annie Wilson, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Monica Dufault, Essential Collective Theatre
Johann Munro, Shed Pottery
Natasha Pedros, Niagara Artists Centre

Business Leadership Award:

Nadia Ali, Revel Realty
Tammy Conlon Carlomusto, Premiere Mortgage Centre
Brandy Gauthier, CIBC
N’ora Kalb, Innovate Niagara
Jody Vizza, PenFinancial Credit Union

Science and Technology Award:

Meghan Chayka, Stathletes
Rachel Epp, Bare
Anna D’Amore, Truvi Beauty
Gina Collins Ramkissoon, Last Mile Wireless Internet

Entrepreneurship Award:

Jolene Antle, Garden City Essentials
Vivienne Dineen, Moksha Yoga St. Catharines
Jacquelene Igel-Del Col, Tintern Road & Zooma Caters
Catherine O’Donnell, Willow Cakes and Pastries
April Mitchell-Boudreau, BeadQueen

Social Enterprise Award:

Betty Ann Baker, Niagara Peninsula Homes
Leah Feor, Simply Sustainable
Renee Delaney, Niagara Farm Project
Jennifer Harper, Cheekbone Beauty

Excellence in Tourism Award:

Jenny Crumb, Cycle-Logical Rentals
Emily Oriold, The Foster Festival
Angela Marotta & Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli, Two Sisters Winery
Anna Pierce, Niagara Helicopters

Young Professional Award:

Melanna Giannakis, Meridian Credit Union
Kristina Gottli, Form and Affect
Kelly Liddycoat, Bocchinfuso Funeral Home
Trina Rubino, Root Bissonnette Walker
Marcia Young, St. John Ambulance

Margie Spence of Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate will be presented with the lifetime achievement award. She has spent three decades in the real estate business, overseeing the growth of Royal LePage Niagara into the largest real estate brokerage in the Niagara Region, employing more than 400 people. Outside of work she also supports charitable organizations such as Gillian’s Place, South Niagara Women’s Shelters, Habitat for Humanity, OneFoundation, and food banks across the region.

Tickets to the awards ceremony are now sold out.

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