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Professional Women’s Chamber Seeks Woman of the Year Nominations

SPRINGFIELD — The Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC) is seeking nominations for its Woman of the Year award. The award is presented annually to a woman in the Western Mass. area who exemplifies outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment, and service to the community.

This award has been given annually since 1954. The first recipient was Julia Buxton, treasurer of Buxton Inc., founder of what is now known as the PWC and the first woman elected to the Springfield Chamber board of directors. Other past recipients include Carol Campbell, Kitty Broman, Iris Holland, Sr. Mary Caritas, Nancy Dusek-Gomez, Gale Candaras, Arlene Putnam, Mary Reardon Johnson, Ellen Freyman, Jean Deliso, and Anne Paradis.

Candidates must be gainfully employed in a paid, full-time position and live or work in the Pioneer Valley. Any woman in the Pioneer Valley may be nominated; no chamber affiliation is required. Nominee achievements can be representative of a lifetime of work or for more recent successes.

Nomination forms are available online at www.professionalwomenschamber.com or by e-mailing event committee chair Jenny MacKay at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 18.

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