Ten Area Women Business Owners Named as Finalists


Houston, TX… The Houston Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Houston) has announced the ten finalists for the 2001 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award.

This is the 18th year that NAWBO Houston has given this award to a local woman business owner who has demonstrated excellence as a business owner, shown initiative and creativity in overcoming obstacles in her business, has civic and community involvement and professional accomplishments and contributions. This award is not about the size of the business, but passion of the woman running the business.  NAWBO Houston takes pride in the fact that this is the only award given to women business owners by women business owners.

The finalists this year are:

Allen, Amberly – Direct Innovations

Bogart, Danya – McIntyre Youngblood Recruiting, LLC

Bonarrigo, Merill – Messina Hof

Farid, Samina – Merrick  Systems

Irvin, Julie Marie – Keystone  Resources

Lalji, Shelena – Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa

Murray, Susie – Susie Murray & Associates

Reynolds, Vicky – Customized Concepts

Salch, Megan – Tell Your Tale, LLC

St. Germain, Susan – TransProject LLC

The winner will be selected by the NAWBO Houston Board of Directors and will receive her award at the Woman Business Owner of the Year Gala on October 27, 2011.  This year the Gala will be held at The Houston Club, with cocktails at 6:00PM and Dinner and Program at 7:00PM.