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Now Accepting Nominations

We are counting on your nominations to help us discover the many exceptional women business owners in our counties. Pass this notification on to any and all who may know others or might apply themselves. We will send you a confirmation email when your Nominee has received her Award Application so you can encourage her to complete it. Thank you for helping with our outreach.

AWOB intends to recognize outstanding women business owners. We are reaching far into the four counties we serve (Pierce, Kitsap, Mason & Thurston) to engage as many people as we can to either nominate an outstanding business owner or for those women to apply directly. Nominations and Applications accepted through January 31, 2014. Membership in AWOB is not required.

At times women are a bit reluctant to self-promote, so we ask for your assistance. If any women friends, associates, or business contacts of yours come to mind as fitting the qualifications please take a moment and nominate them. Visit our website for the Nomination Form; view the complete Awards Application; learn more about the Judging Process; the Gala Event announcing the winners (May 15, 2014) and AWOB.

To be considered, nominees for these awards will be women who are perceived as consummate, successful business owners having high business ethics; currently running and actively engaged in their businesses with at least 50% ownership; headquartered in Kitsap, Pierce, Mason or Thurston counties; and may be a solo-preneur, have partners, employees or have subcontracted out business functions. Application forms will be available after November 15th online at and will be accepted between now and January 31, 2014. Winners from the nine finalists will be announced at a Gala Crystal Star Awards Event in May 2014.

There are several ways to nominate someone. You can send your contact information with your Nominee’s name, business name, email, phone and a brief reason for your nomination to:, or download and use the attached form, or use our online form.



For further information contact:

Beverly Cox

AWOB Secretary, Crystal Star Awards Chair


AWOB is a community of women who share the experience of owning their own businesses. Our mission is to empower women to achieve higher levels of business success. We do this by providing powerful year-round programming focused on education, inspiration and information that is of interest to women business owners.

AWOB is a non-profit 501c(6) membership organization founded in 2010 by a group of women business owners who had a vision of creating a community of learning and support for their peers in Pierce, Kitsap, Mason and Thurston counties. A volunteer board drives the AWOB mission, directs development, coordinates programming and offers activities to the business community to support the interests and needs of women business owners.

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