20th Anniversary — NAWBO Greater Detroit Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Detroit Chapter, this year, is celebrating its 20th annual Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards with a celebratory evening at Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia. NAWBO Greater Detroit is a local organization dedicated to the growth and success of women in the business arena.

Awarded annually, the Top 10 Awards are given to Michigan business women who succeeded and excel at their given professional. This year’s winners are:

Breakthrough Award

Barbara Whittaker, BW Limited LLC

Rainmaker Award

Jami Moore, JEM Tech Group

Diversity Champion Award

Suzanne Bobbitt, Chrysler Group LLC

Red Tape Buster Award

Pamela Smith, WBEC-GL/CEED

Giving Spirit Award

Eva Scurlock, Emma’s Angels

Up & Coming Award

Mashell Carissimi, JMC Electrical Contractor LLC

Global Business Award

Mary Buchzeiger, Sure Solutions

Warrior Award

Mary Ann Lievois, ISCG

Pinnacle Award

Ann Reinman, Pinnacle Printing & Promotions

Words of Wisdom Award

Carla Walker-Miller, Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC

An additional recognition — the Greater Good Award —  will be given to Shirley R. Stancato, President of New Detroit. New Detroit is a multicultural leadership group with the goal of developing a greater understanding of the difference between racial and ethnic groups to enhance communication.

“We’re very proud to have such a deserving and accomplished group of women celebrating with us for our milestone 20th annual Top 10,” said Mousumi (Mo) Sarkar, President of NAWBO Greater Detroit Chapter. “To reach 20 years really signifies the area’s acceptance of and commitment to women business leadership.”

Carol Cain, senior producer and host of CBS 62 Michigan Matters, will be leading the evening as the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies. The night also will feature a business-to-business vendor showcase, allowing attendees to view and interact with fellow business owners to create mutually beneficial partnerships.

Tickets ($60 for members, $80 for nonmembers) are available until March 10 at NAWBOGDC.org. Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center is located at 39000 Schoolcraft Road in Livonia.

About NAWBO Greater Detroit Chapter

Chartered in 1980, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Greater Detroit Chapter is dedicated the growth and success of women in the business arena. Its members represent all kinds of businesses, from sole proprietorship operations to those with nearly 200 employees. The NAWBO parent organization, based in Washington, D.C., is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of women entrepreneurs in any business. 


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