Eyecare for the Adirondacks, Theresa Guynup honored

Martineau said she and her fellow employees are proud of the success stories they've had over the years with patients, whom they place as their "top priority."

"We would be nothing without the community which supports us," she said.

Theresa Guynup was equally as grateful upon receiving her recognition as Business Woman of the Year. Guynup, who serves as a service coordinator supervisor for Residential Resources in Peru, was nominated by her fellow employees for exceeding expectations of her in her day-to-day job performance.

"Mrs. Guynup has dedicated her professional social work life to helping others in need," Molly A.K. Farrington wrote in her nomination of Guynup. "She has earned a reputation of helping others in our community working at CVPH, UCPA of North Country, and currently Residential Resources ... In addition to her duties at work, Mrs. Guynup has taken an active role in the community participating in various activities and events that again benefit others."

"[Guynup] is a passionate woman with a clear opinion," Residential Resources president Kenda J. Howell wrote in her nomination. "Her unwavering advocacy on behalf of the people she supports is truly admirable."

The words written about her left her feeling overwhelmed, said Guynup.

"It's wonderful to know that people you work for and the people that are working for you are so supportive," she said.

Guynup credited her strong work ethic to her mother, 95-year-old Claudette Schofield of Peru, who was unable to attend the award presentation.

"She was a working woman herself, serving as a nurse in the Army during World War II," said Guynup. "She had a very strong, long career. She was my role model and my hero. She taught me what it is to be a working wife and mother."

When it comes to being a success in her own career, Guynup said it was due to a combination of a supportive work environment and home environment.

"I'm really blessed that I have both," said Guynup.

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