Eastside Women in Business holds awards gala Oct. 11

  • Thursday, October 1, 2009 3:58pm
  • Business

Eastside Women in Business (EWIB) has announced the nominees for the “Wibbey Awards,” a take-off on the Emmys or Grammys, but in this case, honoring “Women In Business.”

The awards gala will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 at The Bellettini, 1115 108th Ave. NE in downtown Bellevue. A diverse line-up of local performers will provide entertainment and the event will also feature fine food and wine. Tickets are $48 each and information is available at www.EWIB.biz or by calling Redmond resident Lauren Archer at (425) 881-7082.

More than 100 tickets have already been sold and the remaining 80 are “sure to go fast,” according to Archer, owner of Positive Central and director of EWIB.

Entertainers will include Geoffrey Castle, Jeremy Jones, Randy Sage, Adamink and The Abe Spieglman Band.

Executive Chef Darin Leonardson of Toscano’s will unveil a new fall menu based on his philosophy of featuring fresh, locally grown ingredients. Selections will be paired with wines from O Wineries, Patterson Cellars and Big Daddy. There will also be selections of Scotch and Ports for tasting, as well as cigar sales.

Also at the event, Dynamic Designs owner Jeanette Betton will unveil her magnum opus for 2009, a couture necklace with 380 carat total weight of colorful stones. A silent auction will include a stunning mosaic art table created by Turquoise Decor, valued at over $2,000 and a complete Queen-sized bed from King’s Mattresses. Many other products and services will be featured and patrons will receive gift bags.

The EWIB event committee unanimously selected Friends of FsH research to be the featured charity to receive proceeds from the event. Founder Terry Collella is a member of Eastside Women in Business and is accepting donations for the silent auction.

“What started as an intimate anniversary celebration has grown into an all-out, red carpet evening of awards and entertainment for the whole Eastside community to enjoy,” said Archer. “The event is a tangible example of how much momentum you can build with the power of collaboration.”

Many women dream of owning their own businesses and nearly half of EWIB members are business owners.

Among categories for “The Wibbey” awards will be Woman Business Owner of the Year, Most Influential Member of 2009, The O Award (for innOvation, resOurcefulness and discOvery), Emerging Business of 2009 and The Queen of Hearts Award.

EWIB members will vote for winners at its October luncheon, at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at The Bellettini. The general public can vote for Queen of Hearts nominees on EWIB’s Web site, www.EWIB.biz.


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