WWIB Announces 2019 Professional Woman of Year Finalists

Clockwise from top left: Pam Brady, BP Cherry Point Refinery; Teresa Dalton, The FireHouse Arts and Events Center; Lynn Giuliani, Progressions Inc.; Abby Franklin, Loving Space School; Teresa Taylor, Lummi Indian Business Council, and Alyssa Springs, Flow Motion Massage & Yoga Studio.


Whatcom Women In Business has announced the five finalists for the prestigious title of 2019 Professional Woman of the Year and named the inaugural Community Legacy Award recipient. WWIB will present the honors at its annual Professional Women Awards Gala & Auction, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Four Points by Sheraton.

Chosen from among many community nominations by the WWIB Board of Directors, the finalists and Legacy Award recipient embody the qualities WWIB seeks to honor—Business Acumen, Community Involvement, Leadership, and Mentoring. The finalists are:

  • Pam Brady, BP Cherry Point Refinery
  • Teresa Dalton, The FireHouse Arts and Events Center
  • Lynn Giuliani, Progressions Inc.
  • Alyssa Springs, Flow Motion Massage & Yoga Studio
  • Teresa Taylor, Lummi Indian Business Council

The recipient of the inaugural Community Legacy Award (CLA) is Abby Franklin of Loving Space School. Over the past 25 years, Abby and her staff have worked with nearly 2,000 children in Whatcom County in an environment where she says she strives to make sure every person who enters her school feels valued and special.

The CLA is a unique new recognition that annually will honor the cumulative contributions of local women who have made lasting impacts on the community through decades of dedication.

The event features silent and live auctions and a plated dinner, culminating in the presentation of the 2019 award recipients. All funds raised at the annual event support the WWIB scholarship fund. To purchase tickets visit http://wwib.org/awards-banquet/tickets/.

WWIB is a member-based and volunteer-run non profit organization composed of business owners and managers. Guests are welcome at regular membership meetings held the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

WWIB is dedicated to giving back to the community and does so by financial and volunteer support of a Charity of the Year (proudly supporting the YWCA in 2019), and through scholarships to women furthering their education.

For more information about the Professional Woman of the Year and the Community Legacy Awards, membership, and scholarship opportunities see www.wwib.org.

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