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Women Presidentsí Organization (WPO) Announces East King and Snohomish Counties Chapter And New Member Reception

Seattle, WA, September 25, 2007 --( The East King and Snohomish Counties chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) will host a new member reception on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the KeyBank Olympic Boardroom at the Key Center, located at 601 108th Ave. NE in Bellevue, Wash. Marsha Firestone, president and founder of the WPO, will be in attendance, as well as current members from the Downtown Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, B.C. chapters. All potential qualified members are invited to attend the reception to learn more about how WPO can help accelerate business growth. To RSVP, contact Christy Martin at 206-725-6823 or e-mail

The WPO is a nonprofit membership organization for a diverse group of multimillion women owned businesses who have guided their businesses to at least $2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for a service-based business. With over 1,100 members and 72 chapters located throughout the nation and in Canada, the WPO has experienced rapid growth since its inception. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential and collaborative setting. This year is the organization’s 10th anniversary.

“Women business owners are rapidly changing the face of business in Seattle and across the country,” said WPO president Marsha Firestone. “More than ever, women entrepreneurs are recognizing each others successes and connecting as peers. We are very excited about our newest chapter and the resources WPO brings to accelerating their growth.”

“Experience and training provide me with the confidence to assist our clients with tax and accounting planning and compliance issues on a daily basis, but dealing with the management, personnel, and political issues inherent in running a CPA firm is a different matter entirely,” said Cynthia Hutson Petrie, principal of Hellam, Varon & Co. Inc. P.S. “The women of WPO have offered support, laughter, and empathy, along with solid advice and guidance regarding organizational and management issues. Women execs from the Eastside will now have a chance to give and receive the same mutual support in a location closer to home.”

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):
The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) locally and internationally connects top women entrepreneurs at the million and multimillion-dollar level ($2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for service-based business) for greater personal and professional success. In monthly meetings across the US and Canada, chapters composed of 20 accomplished women presidents from diverse industries and backgrounds invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. For more information, call (212) 688-4114 or visit

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