“We made the decision to do this event as a surprise so that we are able to take a moment to recognize all the nominees for each category at the luncheon,” she said. “We felt it important that we create a special moment for these women and will be announcing the winners from an envelope in front of the entire room.”
The honorees, whom Bella said embody the character traits of “passion, dedication, determination and commitment in life and work,” will receive a handmade plaque designed and created by the amazing individuals at Inside Out Studios.
The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce identified the need for a women’s group in which women from all industries can come together, she said.
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The committee held its first official meeting in February. Meeting monthly, its 20 active members hail from a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, non-profits, entrepreneurs and more, Bella said.
“This group of women network together, mentor one another, share successes and ideas to engage further in the Fairfield community,” she said. “This event is a way for The Women Mean Business Committee to recognize and celebrate the tremendous work of women in our community.”
Planning for the Women in Business Recognition Luncheon started in August, Bella said.
“It was important for our committee to organize a recognition luncheon for strong women who are dedicated to our community and local businesses,” she said.
The awards will recognize four women for their achievements and dedication to the community in the categories of Women-Owned Business, Community Impact Award, Emerging Business and Outstanding Woman in a Non-Profit Organization.
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