By Emily Mountney-Lessard, The Intelligencer, Tuesday, September 27, 2016
BELLEVILLE – The Intelligencer is once again looking to recognize the remarkable women of our community.
The nominations for this year’s Remarkable Business Woman of the Year (previously known as Remarkable Woman) are open until this Friday, Sept. 30.
This year, the award – sponsored by The Intelligencer along with Shoppers Drug Mart and Belleville Toyota – will recognize women who have shown creativity, dedication and passion in their workplaces.
Nominations should be submitted in a letter format describing why the person was nominated and should include a list of achievements including expertise and how she has contributed to the effectiveness of her position with innovation, dedication, etc. Work with community organizations, business associations and local charities should be highlighted. The letter should also include the woman’s role in the business (owner, manager, employee,) and, overall, why she is a role model for other women in Quinte. The letter should also include contact information for both the nominee and the nominator.
These nominations can be e-mailed to Gerry Drage, sales director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed or dropped off to: Remarkable Business Woman c/o The Intelligencer, 199 Front St. (Century Village) Suite 535, ON. K8N 5H5.
The winner will be announced at the celebration and luncheon on Friday, Oct. 28, at Occasions By the Bay (980 Hwy. 2, Bayside) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the event will be on sale starting Monday, Oct. 3 at The Intelligencer office for $40 plus HST.
The luncheon will feature a presentation by guest speaker Nina Spencer, bestselling author of ‘Getting Passion Out of Your Profession’, profiled by the National Post as “One of Canada’s leading motivational speakers,” occasional expert advisor on workplace issues to The Globe and Mail, “Communications Guru” for Biz TV and recurring radio personality on Bell Media’s CKOC in 2014 and 2015, Spencer is a Toronto-based speaker who has been profiled by publications such as Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest and Chatelaine.
In 2011 she summated the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and captured lessons learned from this experience in her latest book, A Time to Creep, A Time to Soar. Spencer speaks on building and re-building workplace and personal passion through challenging times.
She recently signed with Rogers TV Toronto to be the host of the popular show, ‘Daytime’ – a program that interviews/shines the light on a diversity of interesting local people and causes.