The New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the 2019 Business Woman of the Year, from now until Friday, March 29.

The Chamber is looking for citizens to nominate a deserving friend, co-worker, boss or employee who has impacted the business community in a significant and compelling way. The annual award has a rich history of honoring female business leaders who contribute beyond their job duties to make the New Richmond area an inviting place to live and work.

The parameters to nominate are purposefully broad so as to ensure that the chamber gets a diverse mix of nominees who may work in the private sector, government or non-profit world. Ideally they live and/or work in the New Richmond area and are members of the New Richmond Chamber. A panel of judges will review nominations, and among many factors, look for women who blazed a path in business and set an example for others to follow.

The recipient of this award will be honored May 1, at the Women's Business Luncheon at R&D Catering in New Richmond, an event attended by hundreds of community members and business leaders. All nominees will receive recognition. Please consider nominating someone you know and describe in 300 words or less why this person should receive the 2019 award.

It is expected that all nominees of this award will be present at the Women's Business Luncheon on May 1. A complete list of past winners is on the chamber's website. Nomination form can be found on the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce website, Facebook Page, picked up in person at the chamber office or requested by email.

For more information contact Michelle Scanlan, 715-246-2900,