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April 15, 2014 > American Business WomenÕs Association announces Woman of the Year

American Business WomenÕs Association announces Woman of the Year

Submitted By Wendy Khoshnevis

The local Pathfinder Chapter of American Business WomenÕs Association (ABWA) chose its Woman of the Year on March 19. And the winner isÉ Elise Balgley, a partner at the law offices of Bernard, Balgley and Bonaccorsi.

Annually, a chapter member is awarded this honor, the highest bestowed by chapters nationwide. Members are ranked upon chapter involvement. Consideration is given to offices held, committees chaired and/or worked on, number of national and western district ABWA conferences attended and community service given. The top three nominated were voted upon, with the announcement of the winner occurring at the monthly meeting.

Balgley has been involved with ABWA for 17 years. She has served in every position on the Pathfinder Board, and is, and has been, actively involved in Chapter activities as chair, co- chair and participant on many committees. She has attended 15 National Conferences and 14 District VI Conferences, and has sponsored 13 members. She was ABWA Top Ten in 2001 and ABWA District VI Vice President in 2005-2006. Balgley is also active in many other community organizations and committees.

The Woman of the Year serves from March to March of the following year and is eligible to attend the Woman of the Year special luncheon and function at the National Conference. This yearÕs National Conference will be held in Overland Park, Kansas on October 30 Ð November 1. This year promises to be a busy one for Elise Balgley and all Pathfinder Chapter members. For more information, visit:

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