Finalists announced for Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards

2013-05-14T14:06:00Z Finalists announced for Influential Women of Northwest Indiana AwardsAndrea Pearman | Diversified Marketing Strategies nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | The Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet is set for May 23 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, and finalists were recently announced for the annual event.

A 17-member steering committee chose a total of 90 finalists from 172 applications. Two women will be awarded in each of 11 industries, one for the Influential Woman Award and another for the Up and Coming Woman Award.

“We recognize women who are established in their industry, as well as rising stars who are newer to their respective fields but are making an impact,” Event Organizer Andrea Pearman said. “There is such a diverse group of deserving women in Northwest Indiana, and our committee works very hard to select the best and brightest.”

The categories for which women will be awarded include business, construction, economic development, education, finance, government, healthcare, law, media/marketing, nonprofit and service/tourism.

The committee will also choose a winner from 12 finalists vying for the Empowering Business of the Year Award. The honor is given to a company that demonstrates excellence in supporting the success of women.

During the past two years, Influential Women of Northwest Indiana has also donated more than $20,000 to area nonprofits. This year, four more organizations will receive funds during the awards banquet.

“The nonprofits that were selected have demonstrated a commitment to enriching Northwest Indiana,” Pearman said. “The funds from Influential Women of Northwest Indiana and its sponsors will go directly to a project that specifically benefits women and girls in the community.”

A full list of the women, organizations and nonprofits that will be honored at the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet can be found at www.nwiwomen.com. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be purchased at the Web site as well. Tickets to the event are $90 per person, or $800 for a table of ten.

For more information about the event, contact Andrea Pearman at apearman@thinkdiversified.com or call (219) 226-0300.

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