Finalists announced for Whatcom Professional Women of the Year

Whatcom Women in Business announced the finalists for its 32nd annual Professional Women of the Year.

The finalists are: Christine Jenkins, director of sales and marketing for the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn; Mary Kay Robinson, real estate broker at Windermere Real Estate; Marisa Papetti, owner of The Crossing Guide Magazine; Paula McCandlis, attorney at Brett Murphy Knapp McCandlis and Brown; Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, and Carolyn Saletto, owner of Gym Star Sports Center in Ferndale.

The women were chosen for their professionalism, philanthropic mindset, and leadership within the community, according to a press release.

“On behalf of the members of Whatcom Women in Business, it is my pleasure to congratulate our finalists on their nomination for the Professional Women of the Year award,” board president Tally Rabatin said in the release.

The Whatcom Women in Business board will announce the winner and honor the finalists at its annual awards dinner and auction on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Silver Reef Hotel.

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