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Enterprising Women Announces Finalists for Prestigious Awards Program

Forty-Seven Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Receive Honorable Mention for the 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Raleigh, NC, February 03, 2011 --( Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine (, has announced the list of finalists receiving honorable mention for the 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, an annual tribute to the top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the globe. The award finalists and winners will be recognized during a celebratory event held Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 at the Boca Raton Resort, located at 501 E. Camino St. in Boca Raton, Fla. This is the ninth anniversary of the gala awards celebration.

Award recipients and finalists must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of these women are also leaders in key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

The Enterprising Women of the Year finalists are listed below by annual sales revenue level:

· Kimberly Murphy, T&L C-Stores, Inc., Trenton, ME
· Linda Sullivan, NEMT, Woolwich, ME
· Kristen Harris & Catherine Lang-Cline, Portfolio Creative, Columbus, OH
· Cloud, Red Cloud, LLC, Los Angeles, CA
· Heidi Kallett, The Dandelion Patch, Vienna, VA
· Dana Rambow, AristoCare Home Health Services, Tucson, AZ
· Barbara W. Allen, Multipoint Communications, Inc., Birmingham, AL
· Sharon Davison, Red Sky Blue Water, LLC, Seattle, WA
· Elizabeth Kiehner, Thornberg & Forester, New York, NY
· Fabienne Fredrickson, Client Attraction, LLC, Stamford, CT
· Stephanie Isaacson, New Horizon Enterprises, LLC, Kansas City, MO
· Cindy Raffio, Metro Caulking & Waterproofing, Pompano Beach, FL
· Jenny Vance, LeadJen, Indianapolis, IN
· Linda Gross, Advice, Inc., Sarasota, FL
· Kendall Summerhawk, Heart of Success, Inc., Tucson, AZ
· Paige Hall, AboutFace, Atlanta, GA
· Savannah-Brooklyn Ross, Rich Mom Enterprises, Inc., Chatham, ON, Canada
· Mary Nittolo, Mary Nittolo Inc., New York, NY
· Kimberly Brown, Amethyst Technologies, LLC, Baltimore, MD
· Rhea Lana Riner, Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Events, Conway, AR
· Elizabeth Colon, Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, Frankfort, IL
· Linda G. Cromwell, Being There Senior Care, LLC, Catonsville, MD
· Sara Abramowicz, Environmental Analysis Inc., Chicago, IL
· Kimberly Fulcher, Compass, Inc., San Jose, CA
· Jan Hill, Eden Salon & Spa LLC, Oklahoma City, OK
· Sooji Rugh, M.D., Greenlite Medicine, Mountain View, CA
· Michele DeKinder-Smith, Linkage Research & Consulting, Inc., New Port Richey, FL
· Rennu Dhillon, Genius Kids, Fremont, CA
· Sequoia Ramsey, Realistic Computing Inc., Baltimore, MD
· Carrie Carter, Disc, Inc., Houston, TX
· Maureen L. Mulvihill, PhD, Piezo Resonance Innovations, Inc., Bellefonte, PA
· Liza Ghausi, Mutaharek Construction Company, Jalalabad City, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
· Teri Sciamarelli, Case Remodeling, Ocean, NJ
· Kate Wright, Bloom’n Gardens Landscape, LLC, Mableton, GA
· Patty Kay Mooney, Crystal Pyramid Inc., San Diego, CA
· Tina Johnson, Johnson Promotions & Events, Leesburg, VA
· Miriam Boudreaux, Mireaux Management Solutions, Houston, TX
· Meta L. Cadigan, CertaPro Painters of Columbia, Columbia, MD
· Cheryl Hudson, Ntouch Communications Group, Southfield, MI
· Lucia Matthews, DIALOGO, La Jolla, CA
· Michelle Rich Goode, Rich Commercial Realty, Raleigh, NC
· Lynn Pechinski, 1st Straw Marketing & Promotions, Medford, NJ
· Brigitta S. Toruno, UNO Communications, Lansdowne, VA
· Sheri Taber, The Peak Performance Group Inc., Tampa, FL
· Jean Stafford, Executive Coaching for Women, Inc., McLean, VA
· Judy Bradt, Summit Insight, Alexandria, VA
· Carolyn West-Price Touhey, Two Eagles Enterprises, Union Bay, BC, Canada

For more information or to register to attend the 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration, visit

"This was the strongest list of finalists in the nine year history of this awards program. During the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, these women continued to find ways to grow their businesses and give back to others. I could not be more proud to recognize these very deserving women and shine the spotlight on their accomplishments."

About Enterprising Women Magazine:
Enterprising Women, with headquarters in Cary, N.C., is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. Published in both print and digital editions, the magazine's digital edition reaches more than 200,000 readers in 48 countries. For more information, please visit or call (919) 362-1551.

Kathleen Mongero
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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