October 2005

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Women’s Economic Ventures and Citibank Honor the 2005 Business Women of the Year

--Media Advisory--

Santa Barbara, CA—On Thursday, October 20th, four local women will be honored in four award categories as Women’s Economic Ventures 2005 Business Women of the Year presented by Citibank.

2005 Entrepreneur of the Year—Laura Inks
Owner/Founder, ARTS ALIVE! Dance & Creativity Center

2005 Professional Businesswoman of the Year—Susan Pattillo
Owner, We Care Corp. and Serafina

2005 WEV Client of the Year—Dawn Hampton
Proprietress, Ph.D. Organizational Services

2005 Trailblazer of the Year—Jeannette Duncan
CEO/ Founder, Peoples' Self-Help Housing

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV, pronounced “weave”) and Citibank will present the 2005 Awardees at an Awards Luncheon from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara.

Local nominations for the 2005 Business Women’s awards were solicited and received from distinguished community members throughout the greater Santa Barbara area in June, July and August of this year.

Sponsoring organizations for the Awards Luncheon include Citibank, Mid-State Bank & Trust, Santa Barbara News-Press, Pacific Coast Business Times, Business First National Bank, Community West Bank, Cox Communications, First American Title Company, Hatch & Parent, Jaqua Beauty, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Montecito Bank & Trust, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Seymour Duncan, Wells Fargo Bank, with special thanks to Herald Printing.

Women’s Economic Ventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women become economically self-sufficient through entrepreneurship and career development. Established in 1991, WEV (pronounced “weave”) provides services in English and Spanish and serves Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.