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September 30, 2012

BPW seeking award nominations

PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women's Club is seeking nominations for its Business Woman of the Year and Employer of the Year awards.

The club said it recognizes this area has "many outstanding businesswomen of all ages who are influential in their profession and the community" and is asking for nominations from the community to recognize some of those people and organizations. 

WOMAN OF YEAR

Criteria for nomination as Woman of the Year should include a minimum of five years of employment while showing the highest degree of integrity in her daily life and respect in the community. 

The woman should excel in her job, as shown by contributions to advancements in her field and the community through her job and the ability to exhibit creativity in the implementation of her job and an active involvement in professional organizations in her field. 

The Woman of the Year should be someone who serves as a model to all working women and who exemplifies the contributions that all women are capable of making to society.

EMPLOYER OF YEAR

Nominees for Employer of the Year should provide outstanding opportunities for upward mobility and additional training for female employees.

The employer should also have an established job-evaluation system that creates salary levels that provide equal pay for equal work and allows for salaries based on comparable worth.

They should provide opportunities for development of new female talent, exhibit sensitivity to the needs of female employees, provide support for dependent care and have established liberal parental-leave policies and/or flexible-leave policies for employees.

HOW TO NOMINATE

Nominations for these awards should explain in 300 words or fewer the reason for the nomination, based on one or more of the above criteria. Letters of recommendation from others are also welcome as part of the nomination package. 

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