27 regional women nominated for awards
The third annual Influential East Kootenay Women in Business Awards (2014) are being held Friday, May 30 in Cranbrook.
Three influential women from the East Kootenay will receive awards, presented by event and awards host Kootenay Business Magazine (KBM).
“We salute the tremendous dedication and contribution women make in business throughout the Kootenays, and we believe this program is designed to help in a small way recognize their achievements,” KBM explains.
Guest speaker for the luncheon is Karina Brino, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia.
There will also be a panel discussion – Celebrating Success – with Marilyn Christensen (aka PT the Clown), Denise Pallesen, former owner of Nutters Bulk & Natural Foods, and Sandy Smith, Realtor – Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty taking part.
An extensive number of influential women have been nominated for the awards, including e-KNOW publisher and advertising manager Carrie Schafer.
East Kootenay Nominations:
Sarah Adamson – Fuze Food & Smoothie Bar, Invermere
Jill Barclay – Goldstar Cleaning Services, Fernie
Dr. Cassandra Boon – Fine + Well Health & Chiropractic, Kimberley/Cranbrook
Marilyn Christensen – PT the Clown, Cranbrook
Susan Clovechok – Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, Invermere
Dee Conklin – Palliser Printing, Invermere
Karley Denoon – Dr. Karley Denoon Naturopathic Medicine, Fernie
Wendy Franz – Imagine Ink, Creston
Donna Gallinger – Hryciuk Gallinger, Cranbrook
Christine Hoechsmann – The Bedroom, Cranbrook
Nancy Jenkinson – Panorama Mountain Village, Panorama
Kristen Knight – Vanity Room Salon & Day Spa, Cranbrook
Margaret Laidlaw – Cranbrook Society For Community Living, Cranbrook
Kristin McCauley – Crystal Springs Motel, Radium Hot Springs
Denise Pallesen – Nutters Bulk & Natural Foods, Cranbrook
Becky Pelkonen – ?a’qam Community Enterprises, Cranbrook
Libby Peter – SmartScape Landscaping, Kimberley
Heidi Romich – College of the Rockies, Cranbrook
Carrie Schafer – e-KNOW, Cranbrook
Liana Shaw – Investors Group, Kimberley
Janice Sommerfeld – Snapd, Cranbrook
Christy Sutherland – Nonstop Ski & Snowboard, Fernie
Petra Ware – Petra-Naturally, Cranbrook
Janice Wilson – Bighorn Helicopters, Cranbrook
Cindy Zirk – M & K Plumbing & Heating, Cranbrook
Jessie Blakley – Perrin Structure & Design, Windermere
Julie Winter – A Signs, Fernie
The awards luncheon at Days Inn runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lead image from Kootenay Business Magazine