Winners announced for 10th anniversary Women in Business awards

NORTH BAY -- The North Bay Business Journal has selected 10 women from Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties for its 10th annual Women in Business awards honoring leaders, innovators and visionaries across a wide range of professions.

The 2010 Women in Business winners and their categories are: Carole Bionda, Nova Group, Construction; Cynthia Murray, North Bay Leadership Council, Economic Development; Debra Miller, St. Joseph Health System-Sonoma County, Human Resources; Brenda Gilchrist, The HR Matrix, Entrepreneurship; Linda Kachiu, Zainer Rinehart Clarke, Financial Services; Elaine John, St. Helena Hospital Foundation, Health Care; Catherine Bartolomei, Farmhouse Inn, Restaurant & Spa, Hospitality and Tourism; Denise Frey, YWCA Sonoma County, Nonprofit; Rachel Dollar, Smith Dollar, Professional Services; and Kathryn Lindstrom, J Vineyards & Winery, Wine.

The 10th anniversary awards gala will be held June 24 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.

"These 10 exceptional winners join nearly 80 women with remarkable careers who have come before them," said Business Journal editor and associate publisher Brad Bollinger. "It is really our privilege to play a small role in shining a light on their accomplishments. What is most striking is that among our honorees are women nominated by winners from previous years. That's the power and the legacy of this award."

The awards gala, which will be emceed by culinary media star Marcy Smothers, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include a reception for previous winners. Tickets are $74 per person or $725 for a table of 8, including company name on the table. To register, contact Linda Perkins at 707-521-5264 or

The profiles of award winners will also be featured in a special publication supplementing the June 28 issue of the North Bay Business Journal.

Sonoma Bank is once again the event underwriter.

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