On Thursday, November 13, 2014 Hudson Valley Magazine hosted its first annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon — a celebration of 31 of the region’s most successful and influential businesswomen as profiled in the 2012-2014 December issues of the magazine. More than 240 guests gathered at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel to network, enjoy lunch, and salute their female colleagues.
The honoree list is comprised of the region’s most influential women who are innovating in new ways and guiding their businesses to success. View the full list of honorees here.
Sheila Appel, IBM U.S. Regional Director of Corporate Citizenship, delivered the inaugural keynote address. Her touching speech inspired and motivated guests.
Thanks to Lincoln Motor Company, Williams Lumber & Home Centers, CRSR Designs Inc., Women’s Enterprise Development Center of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Women’s Leadership Alliance, and American Heart Association GO RED for Women for their support.
The exquisite Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, situated on historic Market Street, presented a delicious, autumn-inspired, three-course lunch for guests.