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NAWBO SVV Nominees for Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

NAWBOSedona AZ (April 1, 2016) – NAWBO Sedona-Verde Valley Chapter announced nominees for the 13th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards celebrating women in business in the Sedona-Verde Valley area. The award recipients will be honored at the benefit luncheon “Shining Stars – A Celebration of Entrepreneurial Excellence” taking place at the Poco Diablo Resort and Conference Center in Sedona on May 6, 2016. Tickets are now on sale for this annual charity event with proceeds going to support the organization’s scholarship and nonprofit grant funds.

The organization received many nominations of excellent women business owners from the Verde Valley. All nominees will be recognized at the event, with one nominee from each category receiving an award. In addition, the organization will select one nominee from the nominees as the winner of its Visionary Award, the highest honor of the event. The chapter also awards a “Spirit of NAWBO Sisterhood” Award, NAWBO Non-Profit Grant, and the NAWBO scholarship during the event.

The nominees are as follows:

Trailblazer: Pamela Ravenwood, Co-Founder, SEO Essential Solutions
Linda Goldenstein, Owner, Goldenstein Gallery
Tracey Shadley, Owner, Organize A-Z
Heather Sheree Titus, Vice-President / SYF Producer, Aumbase
Danette Wolpert, Executive Director, ILLUMINATE Film

Customer Service: Heidi Benson, Owner, Priya Pilates
Laura Schappert, Owner, Sedona Virtual Assistant
Ivy Stearman, FWP, CEO, Nurses Network, Inc.
Linda Haggard, PA-C, Owner, Sedona Integrative Medical Clinic and Sedona Medi-Spa
Tami Bulman, Owner/Operator/Stylist, All About You Hair Studio
Tracey Shadley, Owner, Organize A to Z
Tamara Middleton, Owner / General Manager, Curves of Sedona
Katherine Graham, 50% Owner, Sedona Fit

Non-Profit: Danette Wolpert, Founder, ILLUMINATE Film Festival
Barbara Vickers, Founder, Sedona Wish List
Jill McCutcheon, Executive Director, Sedona Recycles
Tracey Shadley, Owner / Founder, Organize A-Z / CANNED Sedona
Pat Foster, Chairman/Director, Sedona Welcomers
Shawn Orme, Board Secretary, NAH Board of Directors / Orme School Director of College Guidance / Ash Creek School Co-Founder

Community Involvement: Helen Jarnes, Owner, HTC Properties, Inc. and Jarnes Investments, LLC
Kathy Cox, Owner/Realtor, Your Team at Remax
Shondra Jepperson, Entertainer & Humorist, Entertainment by Tom & Shondra
Heather Hermen, Owner, Front Burner Media LLC
Laura Schappert, Owner, Sedona Virtual Assistant
Khalida Brohi, Owner, The Chai Spot

Humanitarian: Sandy Brandvold
Zoe Wild
Shondra Jepperson
Hiroko A. Miyakawa, Ph.D.

“We are excited to honor so many women from our community for their successes and vision,” Janice Dahl, Past-President and Shining Stars Committee co-Chair enthused. “We want this year’s event to be better than last and we really hope the community joins us in this celebration and supports their favorite nominees by attending.”

The Shining Stars event is sponsored this year by Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Goldenstein Gallery and the Dahl Restaurant Group. Limited tickets are on sale now.

Founded in 1975, NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. More than forty years later, NAWBO is still the only organization that solely represents the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; to create innovative and effective change in the business culture; to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and to transform public policy and influence opinion makers.

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