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BPW celebrates National Business Women's Week

October 28, 2009

Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club celebrated National Business Women's Week at its October meeting.

Featuring "Spotlight on Women in Business," Hagerstown City Councilman Martin Brubaker and County Commissioners President John Barr presented proclamations to Rosalie Ridenour, BPW president, supporting National Business Women's Week.

The government officials acknowledged the many women holding positions in local government and volunteering on commissions and committees.

The keynote speaker was Susan Horst, Maryland BPW past president. Horst talked about the many women involved who make it possible for women to succeed in the workplace.

During the evening, area women in business shared networking. Some exhibited their business while others shared their experiences as working women.

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Hagerstown BPW also celebrated National Business Women's Week with local TV telecasts by Ridenour and Donna Smith.

The local organization members also attended church followed by brunch at the Elks Lodge.

The objectives of National Business Women's Week are to promote full participation and equity for women in the workplace and to publicize the objectives and programs of BPW as they relate to the millions of businesses and professional women across the country. The national group originated in 1928.

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