2nd round of Honorees named for Women In Business

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the second round of Honorees that will be featured at its upcoming event, the 2015 Women in Business Honoree Reception which will be held on Thursday, October 22, at Ventosa Vineyards from 6-9 pm.Honoree: Lynn D’AmicoCurrent Position: Vice President of Children Services, Happiness HouseCategory of Honor: Human Services & Not-for-ProfitSelected By: Mary Walsh Boatfield, Chief Executive Officer, Happiness House“As a woman in business and an educator by profession, Lynn exudes an unwaveringcommitment to the development and provision of the highest quality educational and clinicalservices to individuals both with and without disabilities in order to create and sustainopportunities for lifelong learning and development at Happiness House and within our greatercommunity.” –Mary Walsh Boatfield, Happiness HouseHonoree: Samantha FoeCurrent Position: Owner, Little Wet Noses Mobile Pet Grooming SpaCategory of Honor: EntrepreneurSelected By: Family and Friends“Sam has always had a caring for others engrained into her heart. That passion allowed her to reach thecareer milestone of celebrating 20 years this November, as the owner and operator of Little Wet NosesMobile Pet Grooming. After caring for thousands upon thousands of animals and their families, we arehappy to now have the opportunity to show her how much we care for all that she does!” –Chelsea Campbell (niece)Honoree: Diana JohnsonCurrent Position: Executive Vice President and CFO, Lyons National BankCategory of Honor: Banking & FinanceSelected By: The Lyons National Bank“I first met Diana Johnson when we both served on the board of The Smith Opera House in the late1990s. She was the Board Treasurer and working for The Savings Bank of the Finger Lakes. Herknowledge and professionalism left a lasting impression on me because years later when LNB waslooking for a Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Bank’s executive team, Diana was my first andonly candidate for the job. She had moved onto a larger financial institution in Ithaca but I sought herout and the rest is history. Besides bringing her financial knowledge and professionalism, Diana serves asa role model for many of our young women here at LNB. I’m proud to work side-by-side with her. Congratulations Diana, this is awell-deserved recognition.” –Robert A. Schick, President and CEO Lyons Bancorp Inc. and The Lyons National Bank Honoree: Stacey PierceCurrent Position: Associate Dean of Students, Office of Student Affairs, Hobart and William Smith CollegesCategory of Honor: Education/Higher EducationSelected By: Robert Flowers, VP of Student Affairs, Hobart and William Smith Colleges“Stacey is a tireless advocate for students and noteworthy resource to her peers. Her leadershipwith Residential Education, the Title IX Office, and the Posse Program are instrumental in the cocurriculardevelopment of HWS students.” – Robert Flowers, VP of Student Affairs, Hobart and William Smith CollegesWith a primary purpose to generate awareness of the broad talent represented by women in the workplace throughout various fields and professions in the local community, Honorees will be announced weekly, leading up to the event. Individuals are added to the Honoree list as selections are made by Chamber and community members and submitted to the Chamber. The Honoree Reception will showcase Celebration Stations, which will be displayed at the event and will feature personalized spaces for the honorees and their sponsors or guests to exhibit personal achievements and professional highlights. The Women in Business Reception will replace former events that awarded a single individual per year, based on preselected criteria and guidelines. As a networking and social reception with grazing hors d’oeuvres and desserts, the event will feature achievements of women across many industries and categories, including: agriculture, athletics, banking/finance, education/higher education, engineering, entrepreneurship, government, healthcare, human services, industrial advancements; mentoring, not-for-profits, science, the arts, tourism & hospitality, and young professionals. Reservations for the event will be accepted until Friday, October 16. The event is open to the public, with discounted rates available for Chamber members. Event registration forms are available online at www.genevany.com. For more information, please contact the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-789-1776 or email info@genevany.com.

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