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Group of women business owners to give out 10 awards at gala

Shila Shah-Gavnoudias, Nassau's commissioner of the Department of

Shila Shah-Gavnoudias, Nassau's commissioner of the Department of Public Works

Tickets are still available for the annual gala of the  National Association of Women Business Owners – Long Island, which is set for Wednesday with the theme “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A salute to the new decade of LI women in business.”

The awards and their recipients are:

Trail Blazer Award: Shila Shah-Gavnoudias, at left, commissioner Department of Public Works, Nassau County

Woman of Achievement Award:
Marlene McDonnell, business development director, Long Island Business News

Business Woman of the Year Award: Anne D. Shybunko-Moore, president,GSE Dynamics

Woman of Excellence in Education Award: Dr. Lorraine Greenwald, dean - School of Business, Farmingdale State College

Woman of Excellence in Restaurant Award: Lillian Dent, co-owner,LLDent Restaurant

Woman of Excellence in Construction Award: Donna Gathard,  president, All Service Electric, Inc.

Financial Institution of the Year Award: State Bank of Long Island

Corporation of The Year Award: Accenture (Acceptance by Ken Dircks, partner)

Business Advocate of the Year Award: Roger Kahn, owner, Champion Office Suites

Sharon Newman Award: Mara N. Harvey, Esq., Lamb & Barnosky, LLP

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

Tickets for the event, at Westbury Manor, cost $125 (or $1,000 for a table of ten). Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program begin at 7.

Call 516-240-8058 or e-mail for more information.
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