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Monday, April 22, 2013

ABWA Business Associate, Woman of the Year, Special Advocate 2013

The American Business Women’s Association – Crabapple Charter Chapter held their annual Business Associate meeting on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at Every Woman Works located at 100 Hannover Park Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30350-7526.  Our guest speaker was Miss Tillie O’Neal-Kyles, the founder of Every Woman Works.   Hostesses for the evening were Deanna Schuelke and Deb Huckeba.  

Three awards were presented that evening.   Linda Topp, the current Woman of the Year for our chapter presented the 2013 Woman of the Year award to Carol Grote for all the work Carol does for our chapter and for the ABWA Atlanta Area Council where she serves as Vice President.  Carol runs her own business Décor and You from Sandy Springs where she is also a resident.   

Pam Santoro, President, presented the Business Associate of the Year award to Miss Tillie O’Neal-Kyles for everything that she has done in the community with Every Woman Works to help women.  Every Woman Works is now located in Sandy Springs but was originally located in Roswell where Miss Tillie resides.  Pam also presented the Special Advocate of the Year award to Alandra Boggan for all the membership recruitment and development that she has done.  Alandra works at Americold Logistics in Sandy Springs and resides in Johns Creek.

Left to Right Row 1:  Pam Santoro, President, Frances Browning, Nikki Grote, Sherrin Thomas, Carol Grote (Woman of the Year 2013 – Décor and You), Alandra Boggan (Special Advocate of the Year 2013 – Americold Logistics), Miss Tillie O’Neal-Kyles (Business Associate of the Year – Every Woman Works),  and Rohini Piyasena  Row 2:  Linda Topp, Secretary (Woman of the Year 2012), Celia Dutcher, Deanna Schulke, Deb Huckeba, Treasurer, Lynn Yellen Jennings

The ABWA Crabapple Charter Chapter encompasses women from Alpharetta, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.  We are part of the national ABWA organization and in the Atlanta Area Council.   Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.   It is a great way for business women to network with local community ties.