Finalists chosen for Whatcom's Professional Woman of the Year

Whatcom Women in Business has announced the finalists for the 30th annual Professional Woman of the Year award.

The finalists are: Elizabeth Boyle, owner of SENCOR dba Decorating Your Life On Line; Linda Crawford, program director for Bellingham Technical College; Wendy DeFreest, owner of Avenue Bread and Deli; Carmen Dolfo, head coach of the Western Washington University women’s basketball team; Lisa Holleman, executive vice president and CFO of Peoples Bank; and Lisa Karlberg, owner of Bellingham Alive magazine.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize the achievements and contributions made by this exceptional group of women from the business community,” said Susie Betts, president of Whatcom Women in Business, in a press release. “What a great way to celebrate our 30th anniversary.”

An awards dinner and auction will be held Oct. 23 at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club.

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