An “incredible” number of PRISM Award nominees

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The South Saskatchewan PRISM Awards have custom-made necklace for winners from Hillberg & Berk.

Business Women of Moose Jaw awards night on March 8

Six of 17 nominated women will be recognized at the first Southern Saskatchewan PRISM Awards.

“I think for our first awards the number of nominees is incredible,” said Crystal Froese, award nominations committee chair. “I think it’s just going to grow throughout the years for sure. We’ve already even had responses of people who just found out about the event, they’re buying tickets and they’re already thinking of nominees for next year.”

The Business Women of Moose Jaw will hold the Spring Sparkle and Shine Salute to Women PRISM Awards on International Women’s Day, March 8, at the SIAST Macoun Lounge. Tickets are $60. All proceeds will go to the Moose Jaw Transition House.

PRISM stands for perseverance, role model, influential, successful and mentors. The nominees for Community Leadership and Enhancement are Gayle Fahlman, Darlene Guy, Amy Johnson, Carla O’Reilly and Daniella Sicinski. The nominees for Leadership and Management are Amy Duzan, Darlene Geib and Jasmine Jackman. For the Lifetime Achievement, the nominees are Sandi Kitts, Loretta Mayall and Deb Thorn.

Joni Brisbin is the sole nominee for Science, Technology and Environment. Raina Morrison and Kelly Poitras are the nominees for Sport, Culture and Recreation. The Young Woman of Promise nominees are Kaitlin Corbin, Jessica Froehlich and Shailynn Taylor.

Froese said 200 tickets for the event, which includes cocktails, six gourment food stations and live entertainment by Stadacona Soul in addition to the awards presentation, are already sold. The maximum number of tickets sold is 300.

“There’s always lots of other things going on in the community, but to have our first year already at 200, we’re pretty excited about that,” she said. “

Members of the Business Women of Moose Jaw meet the last Thursday of the month at 7:45 a.m. at YaraCentre. To become a member, women don’t have to be a business owner.

“We’re there to support each other in businesses and management positions. So we have members (including) anybody from home-based businesses to people who work in management levels to individuals who have very unique job positions as well,” said Froese.

“Women face somewhat different challenges in the workplace and with running their own businesses and so our group is here to network and support each other.”

She said often, guest speakers are brought in.

“We’ve got such a very strong group of women within the business community here in town,” said Froese. “Our group is there to support them and network and learn more and interesting new ways to run and manage businesses in better ways.”

For tickets, contact Wrapture Spa at 306-692-4341. For more information, visit the Business Women of Moose Jaw Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BusinessWomenMooseJaw.

Follow Lisa Goudy on Twitter @lisagoudy.

 

Organizations: Moose Jaw Transition House, Business Women

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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