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Previous Enterprising Women of the Year Award Recipients

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Announcing the Winners of the 2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

CARY, NC: Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (www.enterprisingwomen.com), has announced the winners of the 2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, as well as a select group of nominees the judges have chosen to recognize for Honorable Mention.  Award winners and Honorable Mention recipients will be recognized at a gala dinner held in their honor during the 10th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration, March 12-13, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Congratulations to the following members of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Class of 2012:

Over $25 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Sheri S. Tackett, Delta Energy LLC, Dublin, OH
  • Sue Bhatia, Rose International, Inc., Chesterfield, MO
  • Marsha Serlin, United Scrap Metal, Cicero, IL
  • Donna F. Cole, Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Rhonda Shear, Shear Enterprises, LLC, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Rebecca Thomley, PhD,  Orion Associates, Golden Valley, MN
  • Alison Gutterman, Jelmar LLC, Skokie, IL
  • Jeni Bogdan, The Saxon Group, Inc., Suwanee, GA
  • Diane Chen, PhD, Consumer Education Services Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Ronit Molko, Autism Spectrum Therapies, Culver City, CA
  • Manishi Sagar, The Kinderville Group, Candiac, Quebec, Canada
  • Farida Gibbs, Gibbs S3, Surrey, United Kingdom

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

  • Naomi Whittel, www.reserveage.com, Gainesville, FL
  • Jacqueline A. Cleary, Atlas Data Systems, Westfield, NJ
  • JoAnne LaBounty, Spartanburg Meat Processing Co., Inc., Spartanburg, SC
  • Shari Dingle Sandifer, Avant Healthcare Professionals, Casselberry, FL
  • Lee Tkachuk, Keystrokes Transcription Service, Inc., Yorkville, IL
  • Linda McGill Boasmond, Cedar Concepts Corporation, Chicago, IL
  • Stacey Caron, Spellbinders Paper Arts LLC, Phoenix, AZ
  • Grace L. Keenan, MD, Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc., Ashburn, VA
  • Monique Maissan, Vision Textiles Import & Export Co., Shanghai, China
  • Rita Shah, Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd., County Monaghan, Ireland
  • Kristen Mauger Allison, Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc., Irvine, CA

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

  • Elise S. Mitchell, Mitchell Communications Group, Inc., Fayetteville, AR
  • Buket Durmus, Section Turizm A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
  • Donna Preiss, The Preiss Company, Raleigh, NC
  • Mary Parker, ALL(n)1 Security Services Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Carolyn V. Merek, eMentum, Inc., Milton, DE
  • Freda Deskin,  PhD, ASTEC, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sarah Steel, The Old Station Nursery Group, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Deborah Todd, State Contracting, Wake Forest, NC
  • Jill Marcus, Something Classic Catering & Cafes, Inc., Charlotte, NC

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

  • Sandi Webster and Peggy McHale, Consultants 2 Go, LLC, Newark, NJ
  • Marlene Kelly, Exhibits South, Suwanee, GA
  • Barbara Ross-Denroche, The Refinery Leadership Partners Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Karen Barbour, The Barbour Group, Westminster, MD
  • Lizette Smook, Innovasians Ltd., Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  • Mary Harrell-Paul, Crown Cars & Limousines, Des Plaines, IL
  • Elizabeth Perelstein, School Choice International, White Plains, NY
  • Jennifer Nevins, DW Smith Associates, LLC, Farmingdale, NJ
  • Anna Walz, Medisys Health Communications, High Bridge, NJ
  • Sharon A. Davison, PhD,  Red Sky Blue Water LLC, Seattle, WA
  • Marcy L. Street, MD, Doctor’s Approach Dermatology, East Lansing, MI
  • Betsy Weaver, TPR Media, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Jill Vitiello, Vitiello Communications Group, Iselin, NJ
  • Julie Savitt, AMS Earth Movers, Inc., Lake Bluff, IL
  • Sequoia Ramsey, Realistic Computing, Inc., Baltimore, MD
  • Jennifer Pinck, Pinck & Co., Inc., Boston, MA
  • Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, Chesapeake Cardiac Care PA, Annapolis, MD
  • Sharon Rowe, Eco-Bags Products, Inc., Ossining, NY
  • Traci Williams, Crescent Construction Services LLC, Salisbury, NC
  • Wendy Kaufman, Balancing Life’s Issues, Inc., Ossining, NY
  • Alison Chung, TeamWerks, Chicago, IL
  • Grace Lopez-Williams, Grace Williams CPA PC, Norcross, GA
  • Desirée Patno, Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc., Irvine, CA
  • JocCole Burton, Woodline Solutions of North America, Atlanta, GA

Up to $1 million in annual sales revenues:

  • Christina Cook, DC2 Holdings, Nashville, TN
  • Nana Luz, Softype, Inc., Palo Alto, CA and Mumbai, India
  • Giselle Rufer-Delance, DELANCE Inc., Magglingen/Macolin, Switzerland
  • Romy Taormina, Psi Bands, Pacific Grove, CA
  • Kittie W. Watson, Innolect, Inc., Tega Cay, SC
  • Teri Sciamarelli, Case Remodeling, Ocean, NJ
  • Elizabeth Beskin, 5th Avenue Digital, New York, NY
  • Angela Dingle, Ex Nihilo Management, LLC, Washington, DC
  • Denise E. Farris, Farris Law Firm LLC, Kansas City, MO
  • Joyce Siler, Joyce’s Specialties, Durham, NC

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Honorable Mention Recipients Named for the 2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the following individuals, who have been chosen as Honorable Mention recipients for the 2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards and will be recognized in Fort Lauderdale with the Class of 2012:

  • Tarana Nina Gupta, Greenlite Lighting Corporation, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
  • Clien Wintzen, Ex’pression College, Emeryville, CA
  • Linda Gross, Advice, Inc., Sarasota, FL
  • Kathleen Perkal, Cartoon Cuts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Amira Nehmeh, Neeme Systems Solutions, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
  • Peggy Gionta, Partner’s Consulting, Inc., Havertown, PA
  • Josie Umoh, Apex Engineered Solutions, Addison, TX
  • Pat Drake, Fidelity On Call, Ltd., Peoria, IL
  • Kathy Dawson, Dawson & Dawson Inc., Mission Viejo, CA
  • Donna Eby, Sanger & Eby,  Cincinnati, OH
  • Carol White, HAMCO Atlanta, Chamblee, GA
  • Gina Merritt, Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, LLC, Washington, DC
  • Elizabeth Colon, Metaphrasis LCS, Frankfort, IL
  • Adie Horowitz, Licenders, New York, NY
  • Patricia Ulrich, Cable Networks, Manassas, VA
  • Maryann Donovan, Impact Personnel, Inc., Norwalk, CT
  • Juli Erhart-Graves, Worley Erhart-Graves Financial Advisors, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Lisa Morris, Road Concierge Inc., New York, NY
  • Kearn Cherry, PRN Home Care, Biloxi, MS
  • Ronel Jordaan, Ronel Jordaan Textiles, Randburg, South Africa
  • Jodi Pliszka, Pliszka’s Adventures LLC/Headline It!, Muskego, WI
  • Sridevi Raghavan, Amelio Child Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India
  • Suzanne Doyle-Morris, PhD, Female Breadwinners, Pittenweem, Scotland
  • Eileen Brown, Amastra Ltd., Essex, United Kingdom
  • Susan Heaton Wright, Viva Live Music, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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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 an international stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women.

The print edition of Enterprising Women will celebrate its 12th anniversary in 2012; the online digital version of the magazine was launched in 2008 and reaches more than 200,000 top women entrepreneurs in 48 countries around the globe. Readers may choose to receive our print publication, the online publication, or both. The online version offers expanded opportunities for our advertisers to reach a global market with their products and services.

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