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Crystal Star Awards Finalists - 2014

  • Dyann Lyon – Co-owner of Whole Health By Design with her husband, Wild Jones, is in the business of helping people
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    Dyann Lyon

  • Janet Vitcovich – owner of A Blessing To Serve, provides transportation to those who no longer drive or should not be
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    Janet Vitcovich

  •   Lynnae Schneller – founded Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles , LLC in 2011. The company manufactures and wholesales all natural, gluten free pickles
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    Lynnae Schneller

  • Kelle Kitchel-Cooper – Owner of The RockFish Group LLC. (Poulsbo). Kelle founded the business in 2012.  RockFish is also recognized as
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    Kelle Kitchel-Cooper

  •   Mary Lynn Pannen, RN – Owner of Sound Options Inc. (Tacoma).  The company is about helping people help their parents.
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    Mary Lynn Pannen

  •  Lianna Collinge, CAE – Owner of Association Management, Inc. where leaders and members of associations receive administrative expertise and support needed
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    Lianna Collinge

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Alliance of Women Owned Businesses is a membership driven non-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting women-owned businesses in the West Sound and South Sound regions. We serve Mason, Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston Counties.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The winners are ...AWOB Announces Winners of 2014 Crystal Star Awards The Stars shone brightly at the Crystal Star Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony recently, as three outstanding women business owners were recognized as the top performers in their categories in the South Puget Sound region.  Sponsored by the Alliance of Women-Owned Business and selected by a panel of independent judges, the Crystal Star, Rising Star and Shining Star Awards are presented by AWOB biannually to women who inspire, open doors and  make a difference today and tomorrow. Crystal Star Award, acknowledging the outstanding role a woman…
  • Finalists Named For Crystal Star Awards
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  • 3 Judges Selected For Crystal Star
    3 Judges Selected for Crystal Star Awards          The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) this week announced the selection of three regional public figures to be judges for the upcoming Crystal Star Awards honoring outstanding women business owners from Pierce, Mason, Kitsap and Thurston counties in Washington State.  The awards are sponsored by the Alliance, and are presented every other year to women who inspire excellence, run successful businesses, open doors and make a difference in their communities.   The judges include Jeff Rounce, publisher of the South Sound Business Examiner; Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor; and Bremerton Mayor…

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