National Association of Women Business Owners - Indianapolis Shines the Spotlight on Awardees at Annual Visionary Awards Luncheon
NAWBO-Indianapolis honors organizations and business leaders for their career and community achievements
NEW RELEASE FROM NAWBO-INDIANAPOLIS:
INDIANAPOLIS – The National Association of Women Business Owners Indianapolis Chapter recognized Six of the Circle City’s brightest business leaders for their career and community achievements during the organization’s seventeenth annual Visionary Awards Luncheon presented by PNC Bank on November 10.
Event emcee Kylie Conway of WISH-TV's News 8 and feature presenter Karen Mangia addressed the event guests. Past Visionary Award winners announced award recipients in the following categories:
- Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year – Presented to Mel McMahon Stone. The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a member age 40 years or younger who represents NAWBO’s vision and mission and demonstrates innovation and community leadership.
- Indianapolis Choice – Presented to Jennifer Ping. The Indianapolis Choice Award honors an individual serving as an outstanding and powerful advocate for NAWBO-Indianapolis and woman-owned businesses throughout the state. NAWBO members and non-members are eligible for nomination.
- NAWBO-Indianapolis Member of the Year – Presented to Gayle Ross. The NAWBO-Indianapolis Member of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding member who had elicited powerful change and strengthened the presence of NAWBO through ongoing engagement.
- Corporate Partner of the Year – Presented to the Indianapolis Airport Authority. The Corporate Partner of the Year award honors one outstanding Corporation that supports the organization and serves as a powerful advocate for NAWBO-Indianapolis and woman-owned businesses in Indiana.
- Woman Business Owner of the Year – Presented to Kristen Cooper. The Woman Business Owner of the Year Award honors an outstanding member who has built a successful and sustainable business.
In addition to the five awards, NAWBO-Indianapolis presented its Entrepreneur Scholarship to Mira Cassidy. The Entrepreneur Scholarship is awarded to a member for professional development leading to the development and growth of her business.
NAWBO-Indianapolis is one of the largest chapters in the country, with more than 200 members and corporate partners. The Visionary Awards have served as an event model for other NAWBO Chapters across the nation. Dedicated to connecting, engaging, influencing, and advancing positive growth in the local business community for women business owners, NAWBO-Indianapolis was established in 1997. The organization will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year.
For more information about NAWBO-Indianapolis membership, its programs, and its activities, visit www.nawboindy.org.