University of SBDC Honors Achievements of Women for 16 Years

SBDC Honors Achievements of Women for 16 Years

Scranton – The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will celebrate success in entrepreneurship by honoring four businesswomen at the Award for Woman Entrepreneur (AWE) luncheon on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at The University of Scranton.

The sixteenth AWE winner and three Women of Merit will be announced at the luncheon, which is open to the public. Finalists are Rita Lacey of Close the Loop, LLC, Kunkletown; Marie Page of Marie Page Cleaning Services, LLC, Reeders; Karen Shiffert of Caregivers Aide, LLC, Auburn; and Kim Whipple of Whipple Performing Arts, Tunkhannock. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at noon. Tickets are $25 each or $180 for a table of 8. Reservations are required.

Cena Block, Mom-preneur and Owner of Sane Spaces, will present the workshop “Using Time & Space to Increase Productivity,” after the luncheon, beginning at 2 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

“Women entrepreneurs contribute so much to our region,” said Donna Simpson, SBDC consultant and AWE organizer. “AWE was established to recognize all they accomplish in their businesses, homes, and communities.”

AWE is sponsored by Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and coordinated in partnership with the Lehigh University and Wilkes University SBDCs. Call 570-941-7588 or visit for reservations or more information.

2011 AWE Planning Committee

Committee members gather to discuss plans for The University of Scranton SBDC’s Award for Woman Entrepreneur luncheon. Front row, from left, Donna Simpson, AWE organizer and Meg Hambrose, director of corporate and foundation relations. Standing: Terry Gallagher, SBDC office manager and Lisa Hall, SBDC director. Committee members absent from photo: Elizabeth Zygmunt, JoAnn Finnerty, and Megan Calpin Hughes.

About The University of Scranton SBDC

The University of Scranton SBDC provides no cost small business consulting services that are tailored to fit the needs of small business clients of Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne & Wyoming Counties. The center offers confidential individualized assistance designed to identify and address the problems of small business owners as well as individuals interested in establishing a business. The program is jointly funded by the US Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and The University of Scranton.
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