Enterprising Women To Honor Women Entrepreneurs At Annual Celebration

February 24, 2006   Business News
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Enterprising Women To Honor Women Entrepreneurs At Annual Celebration
Enterprising Women Magazine Announces
2006 Enterprising Women Of The Year Awards Celebration

CARY, N.C. – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced that the 2006 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration will be held at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Feb. 24-25. The two-day tribute is designed to honor women entrepreneurs who are recipients of the 2006 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Enterprising Women will induct four women into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame and present two Advocacy Awards to leaders of organizations that work in the interest of supporting women’s entrepreneurship. The Walt Disney World Company is the premiere event sponsor, with UPS serving as a platinum event sponsor.

“The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration brings together the nation’s finest women entrepreneurs to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their outstanding achievements,” Smiley said. “The awards recipients are influential, powerful women with high-growth businesses who are leaders in their communities and have given back to mentor other women entrepreneurs.”

About Enterprising Women Magazine:
Headquartered in Cary, N.C., Enterprising Women magazine is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners, that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women.

The award winners are listed below:

2006 Enterprising Women Hall of Fame Inductees:
· Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder of the Act-1 Group, Torrance, CA, the largest woman-owned, minority-owned staffing company in the country, with offices in 75 cities and revenues of $500 million.
· Martha Mertz of Sedona, AZ, an award winning entrepreneur, visionary philanthropist, and founder of the Athena Award Program.
· Judi Sheppard Missett, founder of Jazzercise, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, a 36-year-old company with 6,300 franchises, and instructors teaching 20,000 classes weekly in the U.S. and around the globe.
· Gloria Herndon, PhD, founder of GB Herndon, Washington, DC, one of the country’s largest women-owned, minority-owned multi-line insurance brokerage firms. With a doctorate in international law and economics, Dr. Herndon has held U.S. Embassy commerce positions in Africa and Europe.

2006 Enterprising Women Advocacy Award Winners:
· Sandra Yancey, founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork, Dallas, TX, the fastest growing membership-based women’s business network in North America.
· Amy Millman, president of Springboard Enterprises, Washington, DC, an organization that has assisted hundreds of women-led high-growth enterprises raise over $1 billion in investment capital in less than three years.

2006 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners:
Over $25 million in annual revenues category:
· Roz Alford and Nancy Williams of ASAP Staffing, LLC, Norcross, GA
· Carmen Castillo of SDI, International, Fort Lauderdale, FL
· Katherine Henson of Avail Workforce Management, Atlanta, GA
· Diane Turton of Diane Turton Realtors, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Over $10 million and up to $25 million in annual revenues category:
· Cassandra Sanford of KellyMitchell, St. Louis, MO
· Terri E. McNally of Global Capital, Ltd., Grayslake, IL
· Tana Greene of Strataforce, Cornelius, NC
· Clarice Kennedy of Chamrock Computer Network, Inc., New York, NY
· June R. Coldren of Cenergy Corporation, New Orleans, LA
Over $5 million and up to $10 million in annual revenues category:
· Linda Coughlin of Metro-Home NYC LLC, New York, NY
· Carole Sanderson of Herschman Architects, Inc., Cleveland, OH
· Johanna Hambrose of Electronic Ink, Philadelphia, PA
· Lana Calloway of Exhibit Resources Inc., Raleigh, NC
· Ananda Roberts of NFocus, Phoenix, AZ
· Lisa R. Gladstone of Priority One Financial Services, St. Petersburg, FL

Over $1 million and up to $5 million in annual revenues category:
· Janice Hamilton of JMH Education, New York, NY
· Mary Quigg of Vandover, St. Louis, MO
· Pamela Washington of A-1 Janitorial Services, Las Vegas, NV
· Donna Childs of Childs Capital LLC, New York, NY
· Amy Nichols of Happy Tails Dog Spa, Tysons Corner, VA

Up to $1 million in annual revenues category:
· Rita N. Singh of S&A Consulting Group LLC, Cleveland, OH
· Sharon Watkins of TSG Enterprises, Memphis, TN
· Kathleen (Kate) Reddy of McKinnon-Mulherin, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
· Laura Allen of Vision Education & Media, New York, NY

The judges also selected 23 women entrepreneurs for honorable mention. The finalists for the Enterprising Women of the Year Award include:

Debbie Rieger of A-TEK, Inc., Leesburg, VA; Hannah Kain of ALOM, Fremont, CA; Adrienne Stone of Total Woman Gym and Atmosphere Day Spa, Westlake Village, CA; Manuela Marcheggiani of Isomers Laboratories, Toronto, Ontario; Kathy Durfee of TechHouse, Sarasota, FL; Norma Polcek of Samco, Machesney Park, IL; Diana Richards of Vacuum Systems International, Inc., Cleveland, OH; Rachel R. Hayden of Hayden Consultants, Inc., Dallas, TX; Debra J. Guzov of Guzov Ofsink, LLC, New York, NY; Kathryn G. Eshelman of Grade A Notes & PatrioticJewelry.com, Columbus, OH; Patricia Owen of Faces DaySpa, Hilton Head Island, SC; Maria Cristina de la Vega of Professional Translating Services, Inc., Miami, FL; Boni Lonnsburry of In Touch Today, Broomfield, CO; Shelly Sun of BrightStar Healthcare and BrightStar Franchising, Chicago, IL; Katheleene Derrig-Palumbo, PhD. of My TheraphyNet.com, Woodland Hills, CA; Michele McGough of solutions4networks, Pittsburgh, PA; Cynthia Wilson of Wilsonwest, Inc., San Francisco, CA; Terri Edelman of The Edelman Group, New York, NY; Laura Posey of Dancing Elephants Achievement Group, Richmond, VA; Eileen Unger of Emergency Preparedness Partnerships, Hammonton, NJ; Maryann Piazza of Majestic Vending & Services, Inc., Staten Island, NY; Cynthia McCoy of Aunt Cynthia’s Bed and Biscuit Inn, Loomis, CA; and Patricia May of Precision Language Services, Lakeville, MN.


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