AIST Member Andrea Pearman Wins 2013 Women in Business Champion Award
This year the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center celebrated successful entrepreneurs by bestowing their Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in the category of Women in Business Champion to a local business woman of merit. This year’s deserving winner is Andrea M. Pearman, whose numerous business achievements and extensive community service brought her to the forefront of the Northwest Indiana business scene.
Pearman, who acts as executive director of the non-profit organization Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT) in addition to her positions as CEO of Diversified Marketing Strategies and editor-in-chief of Building Indiana magazine, has dedicated her time to bettering the Northwest Indiana community through charity work, events, and advocating other business women in the area.
Pearman is well known for her “Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards” event, an annual award ceremony honoring local women who excel in their individual fields. The event has received over 500 nominations and honored 66 influential women since its inception.
The “Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards” has raised almost US$30,000 for a number of local foundations, such as: The Caring Place, Gabriel's Horn, Haven House, Housing Opportunities/Spring Valley Shelter, Lake Area United Way, St. Jude House, United Way of Porter County, Visiting Nurses Association of Porter County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana.
Tireless charity support and advocacy of other women in business are the requirements for the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in the category of Women in Business Champion, and Pearman’s excellence in both made her the clear choice for the 2013 Women in Business Champion.
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