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Community celebrates National Business Women’s Week

| October 22, 2014

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation announces that the annual National Business Women’s Week™ (NBWW) will be held Oct. 19-25. NBWW offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women and companies that have made strides toward improving workingwomen’s lives in their communities.

To kick off the week on Oct. 9, a Meet the Candidates was held at the Coshocton County Career Center, co-sponsored by Coshocton BPW and Coshocton County Farm Bureau. A community mix and mingle was held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and the candidates forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. WTNS Radio broadcasted the candidates forum, and Ken Smailes, WTNS News Director, served as the moderator.  Meet the Candidates was recorded and played again on the morning Talk Show the next day.

On Oct. 19, several members traveled to Steubenville Country Club for the NBWW Ecumenical Celebration.

On Monday, Oct. 20, Coshocton BPW held its monthly meeting. There was a short business meeting, and the 2014 Woman of the Year was announced. Linnet Lowe, Linnets Flowers on the Square and Mary Mason, Agents Realty and Auction Service were honored as Businesses of the Year.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, several Coshocton BPW members will travel to Granville for the Region 3 meeting.

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5 to 7 p.m., a membership drive activity will be held at Uncorked in Roscoe Village and cancer survivor Karen Fry will share her personal story.  There will be a wine tasting, snacks, silent auction, door prizes and a FREE 1-year BPW membership drawing. During the month of October membership dues will be reduced to $27.50. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed.

“NBWW is a significant way to observe and raise awareness about women in businesses and women-owned businesses in Coshocton,” said 2014-2015 Coshocton BPW President Carey McMasters.

Coshocton BPW is an active member of the Coshocton community. Activities include scholarships to women returning to education plus they support Dollars for Scholars, 4-H Leadership Training, and Buckeye Girls State. Money and items are donated to First Step Family Violence at each meeting. Coshocton BPW donates items to the annual Chamber of Commerce auction, Coshocton County Career Center Open House, Salvation Army, and sweat suits to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital for rape victims. BPW sponsors an Administrative Professional Luncheon and Equal Pay activities in April; and they conduct Individual Development (ID) classes, which are open to the public. The next class is scheduled for Nov. 8 and 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Coshocton Mentoring Center, 410 Main St. in Coshocton. Cost is $40. For information, contact Marilyn Lauvray at 622-8573 or [email protected] or Mary Mason at 622-0700 or [email protected] .

Founded in 1919, BPW is a cross-generational, nonpartisan membership organization with a mission to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. Established as the first organization to focus on issues of workingwomen, BPW is historically a leader in grassroots activism, policy influence and advocacy for millions of workingwomen. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. Chartered in 1933, Coshocton BPW recently celebrated 80 magical years of women helping women. For information, contact Liz Herrell at 575-1071 or at [email protected].







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