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WPO Member Honored With Employer Of The Year Award

Rebecca Herwick Receives Prestigious Award.

New York, NY, January 25, 2006 --( Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., president and founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), has announced that Rebecca Herwick, president and CEO of Global Products Inc., and WPO member-at-large, has received the Employer of the Year award from the Missouri Governor’s Council on Disability.

“Women Presidents’ Organization members are a powerful force in the business world as well as in the greater community. We commend Rebecca for her outstanding contributions,” said Firestone.

“Women are rapidly changing the face of business in our nation, and I am honored to be considered a leader by my peers,” said Herwick. “Being a WPO member has taught me important lessons about the hard work and rewards of owning your own business, and I am grateful for the continuous support of WPO.”

About Rebecca Herwick:
Rebecca Herwick is president and CEO of Global Products, Inc., a world-class leader in the manufacture, distribution and wholesale of custom products, giftware and novelties. Herwick has been recognized for her involvement with the Center for Head Injury Services, an organization that helps provide rehabilitation and employment opportunities for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. She has received a certificate of appreciation for her panel discussions in Jefferson City at the Annual Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council Conference and employer of the year award from the Center for Head Injury Services. Herwick has received certification and active membership in the St. Louis Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization and due to the annual revenues of her firm, she is a member of the Platinum Group of the WPO, and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

About Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):
The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) is a membership organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents who have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for a service-based business. Each WPO chapter of this nonprofit organization serves as a peer advisory group and empowers members to achieve increased business and financial success, as well as individual growth. Local chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator who organizes meetings of the peer advisory group to focus on important business issues and cutting-edge business trends. The Women Presidents’ Organization is unique in that it connects top women entrepreneurs locally –and internationally – with greater personal and professional success. WPO member businesses have an average of $12 million in annual revenues, 113 employees and 18 years in business. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit the Web site at

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

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