INDIANAPOLIS – Over 700 people, including Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Connie Bond Stuart, Regional President of PNC Indianapolis, joined in a celebration Indiana's women entrepreneurs during the National Association of Women Business Owners – Indianapolis (NAWBO-Indianapolis) twelfth annual Visionary Awards Luncheon presented by PNC Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
This year, four individuals were honored for their achievements as business owners and leaders in the community. The 2015 Visionary Award winners were:
– Avatar of the Year: Rosemily Geyer, Geyer Fire Protection
– Indianapolis Choice: Ronalda Minnis, Duke Realty Group
– Member of the Year: Penny Lutocka, Houlihan Valuation Advisor
– Woman Business Owner of the Year: Elaine Bedel, Bedel Financial Consulting
In addition to the award winners, NAWBO-Indy Foundation presented its annual Entrepreneur Scholarship to Michelle Coy, owner of Eclipse Staffing. The NAWBO-Indy Foundation Entrepreneur Scholarship will provide Coy with financial resources to pursue executive level education to enhance her personal and professional growth.
For more information about NAWBO-Indianapolis membership, programs and activities visit www.nawboindy.org.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. The Indianapolis chapter, established in 1997, is the largest chapter in the country with over 200 members. NAWBO remains the only organization that solely represents the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. NAWBO's mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective change in the business culture; build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transform public policy and influence opinion makers. NAWBO-Indy's vision is to impact, influence and propel Indiana to be a leading state for women-owned businesses by its advocacy efforts, economic impact, diversity, influence, membership size and power.