Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium winners announced
Assistant Director, Edward Jones Center
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 4, 2013 —Peggy Barton of Great American Title Agency was honored as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and Granolove’s Christine Daues was named Woman-Owned Startup of the Year at the 2013 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES) on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Drury University.
Judges had the following comments about Barton, “The rapid growth of Great American Title Agency from one office in Nixa in 1994 to thirteen branch offices today demonstrates Peggy’s dedication and integrity.” And, “Because she persevered through the adversity of her husband’s death and built her business while dealing with grief, Peggy deserves to be honored as a role model to other women entrepreneurs.”
Comments about Daues included, “ We appreciated Christine’s dedication to creating a healthy product, and her support of kids’ health by donating 10 percent of the business profits to Shriners Hospitals for Children.” And, “Christine is a good example of an entrepreneur that has overcome the challenges faced bymany new businesses. We are excited to watch Granolove grow in the future.”
This is the first year that Drury’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium has honored a Woman Entrepreneur and a Woman-Owned Startup of the year. The annual WES event is sponsored by Drury’s Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship.
Drury's Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium Announces Finalists for Awards
Drury's annual Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES), sponsored by The Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, will recognize top female entrepreneurs at WES on Saturday, Feb. 2.
These awards, new at the 2013 event, include Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and Woman Start-Up of the Year. The winners of these awards will be announced during the lunch session of WES. Finalists include the following women entrepreneurs:
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Woman Start Up of the Year
New for 2013
The Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Drury University will begin the WES Awards.
These awards will be in the following categories:
In order to qualify for an award, a woman must own at least 51% of the business and operate within 30 miles of Springfield. The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year nominees must have been in business for at least five years and the Woman Start-Up of the Year nominees for less than two years.
Nominees for these awards can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 19, 2012. Nominees will be sent a full application form which will be due by January 18, 2013.
The awards will be judged by a panel of independent judges and winners announced at the 2013 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on February 2, 2013.