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Community celebrates National Business Women’s Week

| October 19, 2015

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. 18-24. 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. 15 a meet the candidates’ night was held at the Coshocton County Career Center, co-sponsored by Coshocton BPW and Coshocton County Farm Bureau. 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. Mayor Steve Mercer presented Meet the Candidates Chair Emily McBurney, Co-Chair Breanne Smith and several BPW members with a NBWW proclamation.

On Oct. 18, several members traveled to Washington, Pa. for the 36th annual NBWW Ecumenical Celebration.

On Monday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Coshocton BPW will hold its monthly meeting. There will be a short business meeting, and the 2015 Woman of the Year will be announced. The Garden Patch Greenhouse will be honored as Business of the Year.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, several Coshocton BPW members will travel to Granville for the Region 3 meeting.

“NBWW is a significant way to observe and raise awareness about women in businesses and women-owned businesses in Coshocton,” said 2014-2016 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 expo and equal pay activities in April; and they conduct individual development classes, which are open to the public.

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 is celebrating 80 magical years of women helping women. For information contact Sheila Mayse at 740-502-3047 or at [email protected].

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