Tara Onthank Receives 2014 Women in Business Award from Triangle Business Journal

Co-Owner of Rising Sun Pools and Spas to be Honored at Apr. 17 Luncheon

Raleigh, NC, March 28, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Rising Sun Pools and Spas has announced that co-owner Tara Onthank has been named a winner in Triangle Business Journal’s 2014 Women in Business Awards. Each year, the publication profiles Triangle women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and entrepreneurial qualities, as well as a commitment to community service. This year, judges selected Onthank as one of 25 winners from more than 100 entries. Onthank, along with other honorees, will be recognized during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh.

Tara became a co-owner of Rising Sun Pools and Spas, along with siblings Michael Vassallo and Gina daRoza, more than a decade ago. She has grown the company’s profitability exponentially, helping Rising Sun Pools & Spas triple in size recently. Tara remains highly involved in the local community as she volunteers on the Wake County Board of Education and Safe Kids North Carolina, a statewide safety program working to reduce and prevent accidental childhood injuries from birth through age 14. In addition, she is a member of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF), a coalition dedicated to ensuring sales tax laws treat businesses equally.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from Triangle Business Journal,” said Onthank. “To be in the company of such influential women leaders is a truly special achievement for me and my siblings, and is a testament of our commitment to serving our customers and making our family-owned business a success.”

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About Rising Sun Pools & Spas:
Rising Sun Pools & Spas is a family-owned business that has been serving customers in the Triangle area of North Carolina for more than 40 years. Founded in 1972 by Charlie Vassallo, the company offers custom pool design, construction and spa installation services, as well as a variety of outdoor furniture, to customers. With offices in Raleigh and Garner, N.C., Rising Sun Pools & Spas has a staff of talented and knowledgeable aquatics professionals available to help make your backyard dreams a reality. For more information on all products and services available, visit http://risingsunpools.com.
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