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Women in Business 2nd Annual 10.20.10 A Word From us… Floral Designers Painter Real Estate Brokers Business Owner & Retail Employees T his is theweeklypaper’s second annual ‘Women in Business’ special section and, once again, it is time for us to be inspired by the women who continue to not only work in our Valley, but who thrive. As you browse through the pages of this paper, take note of the dedication, creativity and intuition demonstrated by these brave entrepreneurs who have proven year after year how successful businesses are run. The phenomenal growth of women-owned businesses has made headlines for three decades—women consistently have been launching new enterprises at twice the rate of men, and their growth rates of employment and revenue have outpaced the economy. More than a quarter of a million women in the U.S. own and lead businesses with annual revenue topping $1 million—and many of these businesses are multimillion-dollar enterprises. Clearly, many women have the vision, capacity and perseverance to build thriving companies. Although the ‘Women in Business’ feature section only represents our Valley and a small portion of the national ‘women in business’ overall picture, it is nonetheless an ideal example of the type of leadership and fortitude women contribute to our local and national economy on a daily basis. twp Inside You’ll Find… volunteers • therapists gym owners • artists hair stylists • physicians owners • instructors bakers • life coach childcare specialists floral designers customer service specialists financial planners cosmetologists insurance agents she-roes and much, much more! weeklypaper the A Supplement to The Weekly Paper

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