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  Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

CARY, NC: Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (, has announced the winners of the 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to North America’s top women entrepreneurs. The award winners and finalists willl be recognized during a three-day tribute held in their honor March 17-19 at the Marriott Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, FL. This will be the eighth anniversary of the gala awards celebration.

Congratulations to the following members of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Class of 2010:

Over $25 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Liz McKinley of Pinnacle Petroleum, Inc., Huntington Beach, CA
  • Sylvia Medina of North Wind, Idaho Falls, ID
  • Mindi Fynke of EHIM, Inc., Southfield, MI
  • Rebecca Cenni of Atrium Staffing, New York, NY
  • Lori Hilson Cioromski of TH Hilson Company, Wheaton, IL
  • Lori Blaker of TTi, Rochester Hills, MI
  • Sharon Evans of CFJ Manufacturing, Fort Worth, TX
  • Pat Fales of Pat Fales Associates/Re/Max Allegiance, Burke, VA
  • Lois Moran and Lynn Macrone of JUICE Pharma Worldwide, New York, NY

Over $10 million and up to $25 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Laura K.T. Schriver of Language Services Associates, Horsham, PA
  • Kayhan Hellriegel of Kayhan International, Schaumburg, IL
  • Lori Bacon of Swimco for Swimwear, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Jennifer Smith of Innovative Office Solutions, Burnsville, MN
  • Norma Wallis of Livernois Vehicle Development/Wallis Technical Center, Inkster, MI
  • Tara Abraham of Accel Inc., Lewis Center, OH
  • Kimberly Anderson Matich of Anderson Security Agency, Ltd., Phoenix, AZ
  • Joy Gendusa of PostcardMania, Clearwater, FL
  • Elise Benedict-Howard of University Moving & Storage Co., Inc., Farmington Hills, MI
  • Lisa Wehr of Oneupweb, Traverse City, MI
  • Kim Holstein of Kim & Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels, Chicago, IL

Over $5 million and up to $10 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Lisa Palko-Adams of Palko Plumbing & Heating Supply Co., Inc., Garfield, NJ
  • Lynette Burkhart of WEB Contracting, Inc., Paola, KS
  • Wanda Alexander of Horizon Consulting, Lansdowne, VA
  • Susan McCarthy and Barbara McCarthy of Sun Country Cleaners, Largo, FL
  • Marcia J. Veidmark of Specialized Services Company, Phoenix, AZ
  • Margaret Ramsdale of Omega Uniform Systems, Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Diana Carolyn Cuttell of IMI Material Handling Logistics, Inc., Orillia, ON, Canada

Over $1 million and up to $5 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Susan Wilson of The Judgment Group, Stevensville, MD
  • Laurie De Jong of LDJ Productions, New York, NY
  • Ali Brown of Ali International, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sandy Hansen of AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc. & Rock Solid Motion, Watkins, MN
  • Elaine Buxton of Confero, Cary, NC
  • Crystal L. Faulkner of Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
  • Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Esq. and Suzanne M. Cerra, Esq. of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Short Hills, NJ
  • Jodi Bailey Gill of The Experts Bench, Inc., Duluth, GA
  • Letty Hudson of Chicago Mini Bus Travel, Franklin Park, IL
  • Nancy K. Hyde of Hyde & Company CPAs, PC, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Lisa M. Giles of Giles & Associates Consulting, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Judy Fourie of J. Fourie & Company, Inc., Cary, NC

Up to $1 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Candice Bennett of Candice Bennett & Associates, Inc., Lorton, VA
  • Benaree (Bennie) Wiley of The Wiley Group, Brookline, MA
  • Ann Sullivan of Madison Services Group, Washington, DC
  • Sheila Ronning of Sharp UpSwing, Edina, MN
  • Mandee Heller Adler of International College Counselors, Hollywood, FL
  • Gloria Berthold Larkin of TargetGov, Elkridge, MD
  • Karen L. Maples of Myutiq, LLC, Arlington, VA
  • Mary Schnack of Mary Schnack & Associates, Sedona, AZ

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Finalists Named for the 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the following finalists, who have received honorable mention for the 2010 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards and will be recognized in Miami with the Class of 2010:

  • Mary Contreras of Contreras State Farm Agency, Tempe, AZ
  • Lori Jenks of Combustion Parts, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Lisa Ross of rbb Public Relations, Coral Gables, FL
  • Jodi Shelton of Shelton Group, Dallas, TX
  • Kathryn Seifert, PhD of ESPS, LLC, Salisbury, MD
  • Kathleen Benson of Office Remedies, Inc., Herndon, VA
  • Jeannette Carrico of The Exit Light Company, Vista, CA
  • Denise McVey of S3, LLC, Boonton, NJ
  • Lisa Feierstein of Active Healthcare, Raleigh, NC
  • Vickie J. Lewis of VMX International, Detroit, MI
  • Caren Schweitzer of Creative Resources, LLC, Hopkins, MN
  • Betsy Weaver, EdD of TPR Media, LLC, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Heidi Kallett of The Dandelion Patch, Vienna, VA
  • Karen Wilkins-Jarvis of AmPro Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., Las Vegas, NV
  • Laura L. Douglass of Next Generation Clinical Research, Oregon, WI
  • Theresa Erickson of Erickson Law & Conceptual Options, Poway, CA
  • Donna Hegdahl of TransSynergy Group, Irving, TX
  • Leslie Traub of Cook Ross Inc., Silver Spring, MD
  • Chandra Clarke of Scribendi Inc., Chatham, ON, Canada
  • Brenda Blisk of The Blisk Financial Group at Spire Investment Partners, McLean, VA
  • Jen Sterling of Hinge Incorporated, Reston, VA
  • Catherine Juon and Linda Girard of Pure Visibility, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Rebecca S. Busch of Medical Business Associates, Inc., Westmont, IL
  • JoAnne Cornwell, PhD of Sisterlocks, San Diego, CA
  • Deborah Shea of Hellbent Marketing, Redwood City, CA
  • Fabi Preslar of SPARK Publications, Matthews, NC
  • Iris Ramirez Reese of Fusion Multicultural Marketing, Durham, NC
  • Alicia M. Jacobs of Ajament Partners, Los Angeles, CA
  • Donna Cohen of Law Offices of Donna R. Cohen, Raleigh, NC
  • Sheri Taber of The Peak Performance Group, Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Smita Vasant of Saffron Spot, Artesia, CA
  • Cynthia de Lorenzi of Success in the City, Fairfax, VA
  • Alison Jimenez of Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc., Tampa, FL

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About Enterprising Women Magazine
Enterprising Women,
headquartered in Cary, NC, is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women.

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