NAWBO awards ceremony this week

Prayeri Harrison, Founder & Co-Owner of Out of Africa Wildlife Park , Community Involvement

Prayeri Harrison, Founder & Co-Owner of Out of Africa Wildlife Park , Community Involvement

The Sedona Verde Valley Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners announces its 2008 honorees and the fifth annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Luncheon May 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Sedona Hilton Resort & Spa.

This luncheon is sponsored by the Sedona Verde Valley Chapter of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) to honor Women Business Owners in the Verde Valley.

This year's honorees include:

Special Visionary Award

• Martha Mertz, Founder of Athena International Trailblazer Awards

• Beth Carrigan, Founder of Light Heart Foundation

• Katie Lee, Owner of Katydid Books & Music

• Sarah McLean, Founding Director of Sedona Meditation Training Company Customer Service

• Sandy Barrett, Owner of Red Rock Taxes

• Isolde Dryer, Owner of Desert Dancer

• Michelle Jurisin, Co-Owner of Haunted Hamburger, Grapes, The Tavern Grille & Nic's

Community Involvement

• Mary Clabaugh, owner of Curves Sedona

• Prayeri Harrison, Founder & Co-Owner of Out of Africa Wildlife Park

• Ramona Stites, Owner of Javadog

Non-Profit

• Adele Seronde, Founder of Gardens for Humanity

The 2008 high school scholarship recipients include:

• Kali Gajewski -- Scholarship winner from Sedona Red Rocks High School

• Sherry Dutton - Scholarship winner from Camp Verde High School.

You may purchase a ticket for the gala event by visiting

the web site at http://www.nawbosvv.org/awards.php.

For more information, contact Pam Bayles, EEA Co-Chair at (928) 204-3044 or Pam.Bayles@NBArizona.com or Shelley Williams at 928-204-9037, Shelley_Williams@countrywide.com.

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