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Louisville Golf Course Owner to be Honored at Association Conference
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, March 8, 2011 – Lawren Just, owner of the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course near Louisville, Kentucky has been named the 2010 EWGA Businesswoman of the Year. She will receive the award at the 20th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala Awards Dinner during the 2011 EWGA Golfpalooza (previously known as the association’s annual conference) at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida on April 13-16, 2011.
Since 2003, the EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) annually recognizes a member who has used her success in business to promote the EWGA and the growth of women’s golf. The EWGA Businesswoman of the Year Award salutes exemplary business leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and expert business acumen, skills and talent to achieve success both on and off the golf course.
Kansas City Woman to be Honored for Volunteer Service at Association Conference
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, February 22, 2011 -- The EWGA has named Kathy Thomas of Lees Summit, Missouri as the 2010 recipient of the Nancy Oliver Founder’s Award. She will receive the award, the organization’s highest honor for its volunteer leaders, at the 20th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala Awards Dinner during the 2011 EWGA Golfpalooza (previously known as the association’s annual conference) at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida on April 13-16, 2011.
Named after EWGA founder Nancy Oliver, the Nancy Oliver Founder’s Award was started in 2000 to annually recognize an EWGA member who has displayed exceptional long-term leadership and service to the organization. Thomas exemplifies the dedication and service that is the spirit and mission of the EWGA to connect women to learn, play and enjoy golf for business and for fun.
Interview with Georgian Self-taught Jewelry Designer Maia Mikashavidze
Tell us about yourself, your background and the place where you live.
I am a psychologist by professional background and I have ten years of musical education. It may sound surprising but I ran a successful pharmacy business for almost twelve years. I was never thought of by anyone as being capable of creating luxury jewelry and I do not have any formal education in jewelry making. However since a very young age I've been distinctive from others by my individualism. I never wanted to be like anyone else, I loved dressing with taste and differently. In other words, I had almost all the qualities, creative talent and desire that were necessary for my present work.
Rachel Ducker's story of doing business differently
With a keen passion for marketing and design, after finishing my education, I spent six years in various business industries. These include sales, design, online marketing and advertising.
By gaining the knowledge and skills from the various roles I performed, at the tender age of 23 years old, I saw a gap in the market for a ‘one stop shop’ creative agency.
Despite my last name I have always been a highflying Eagle as opposed to another ‘quacking’ duck at the duck pond! I believe I was born to do business, but in my own way.
The poetic detail of Laura Fantini’s still life paintings strongly elevates the mimesis and, through an extraordinary technique of control of color and shape, transforms the “invisible” to the “visible.” - Vera Maria Carminati
Laura Fantini is a hyper-realistic award-winning artist who specializes in colored pencil still life. Her artwork isdefined by strong contrast values and highly theatrical compositions with dramatic lighting.
“My flowers, seeds, or leaves are more than mere objects. Their tension, rigor and almost perfect visualization take shape on a symbolic background. My artworks do not only represent the reality of the “still life objects” I paint, but also the unique and intimate interpretation of emotions, memories and human relationships”