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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Announcing the Finalists of the 16th Annual Women In Business Awards

On Friday, October 14, The Women in Niagara (WIN) Council and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) will be hosting the Women in Business Awards (WIBA) at the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview. The event is sponsored by Pen Financial Credit Union and founding partners The St. Catharines Standard, The Welland Tribune and The Niagara Falls Review.

“This annual event is an incredible celebration of Women’s accomplishments and contributions,” said Nicole Regehr, Chair of the WIN council. “WIN is proud to be able to highlight these remarkable women and we’re grateful for all the work they have done to advance women in leadership roles and for our community.”

The WIBAs are an annual event, honouring women from around Niagara whose contributions to the community go above and beyond the call of duty. The WIN council receives many nominations from around the region in many different sectors. This years finalists are:

EMERGING BUSINESS AWARD
Jessica Pineda, Paint Nite Niagara
Allie Hughes, Hughes & Co.
Crystal D’Cunha, The INSIDE View Inc.
Nicole Pajak, Small Batch Granola

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
Cheryl Corris, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate -Niagara Premiere
Terri Commisso, Commissos
Renee Rebelo, Life Coach Financial Strategies
Cathy Berkhout-Bosse, My Pelham
Kelly Provost, St. Catharines Enterprise Centre

CULTURAL ARTS AWARDS
Sarah Jarvis, Craft Arts Market
Juliet Dunn, Niagara Jazz Festival
Jane Elliott, Ballet Etc.
Kasia Dupuis, 4Cats Arts Studio

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD
Rhonda Taylor, PenFinancial Credit Union
Roseanne Morissette, Performance Cars
Carolyne Watts, GM
Lisa Philip, Garden Angels

BUSINESS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Denise Van Osch, Niagara College Canada
Sandra Buffett, Jordan Engineering Inc.
Amy Bowen, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD
Coletta McGrath, Quest Community Health Centre
Tikvah Mindorff, Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI)
Gillian Kemp, Niagara Furniture Bank
Stacy Elia, Grimsby Benevolent Fund

TOURISM AWARD
Ann Marie Nitsopoulos, Old Stone Inn
Robin Garrett, Meridian Reservation Systems
Karen Whitty, 13th Street Winery
Robin Ridesic, Exchange Brewery
Dorian Anderson, Dorian & Associates

The Lifetime Achievement award will be awarded to Mary Turner of the Canadian Tire Bank.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the Lifetime Achievement Award than Mary,” said Nicole Regehr, Chair for Women in Niagara. “Her dedication to her work, her innovative ideas, and her well-rounded approach to life are truly inspiring.”

To register, visit gncc.ca/events/ or email your name and contact information to Amy@gncc.ca.The event takes place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


 

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the champion for the Niagara business community. With almost 1,600 members representing 50,000 employees, it is the largest business organization in Niagara and the third largest Chamber in Ontario. The Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada has recognized the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce with its highest level of distinction.

For further information, contact:

Mishka Balsom
President & CEO
Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
905-684-2361 ext. 227 or mishka@gncc.ca