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Business Woman and Employer of the Year nominations due

PLATTSBURGH The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Womens Club is looking for nominations for its annual Woman of the Year and Employer of the Year awards. Nominees for the Woman of the Year award must have been employed for a minimum of five years and must exhibit the highest degree of integrity in daily life and be highly respected in the community. Nominees should also excel in their job as shown by contributions to advancements in their field and the community via the implementation of their job. Other qualifications include being able to exhibit creativity in the implementation of their job and have an active involvement in professional organization(s) in their field. The Woman of the Year should be someone who serves as a model to all working women and who exemplifies the contributions which all women are capable of making to society. The following criteria are suggested as qualifications of nominees for Employer of the Year: provides outstanding opportunities for upward mobility and additional training for female employees, has established a job evaluation system that creates salary levels that provide equal pay for equal work, and allows for salaries based on comparable worth, provides opportunities for development of new female talent, exhibits sensitivity to the needs of female employees, provides support for dependent care, and has established liberal parental leave policies. Nominations should explain in 400 words or less the reason for the nomination based on one or more of the above criteria. Letters of recommendation from others are also welcome as part of the nomination package. Nominations for both awards are due no later than Friday, Oct. 10. Mail nominations to Vicki Marking, 52 Cemetery St., West Chazy N.Y. 12992 or send them via e-mail to vmarking@meadowbrookhealth.com. The Woman/Employer of the Year Awards will be presented at the BPWs Tuesday, Oct. 21, meeting at Crickets Restaurant in Peru. Tickets are currently on sale for $25 per person. Those interested in attending may Marking or Betsy Morrow at philbetsy@charter.net.

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