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BPW names Woman of the Year , Business of the Year
At its monthly meeting in October , Coshocton Local BPW members recognized and honored recipients of two awards given annually : Coshocton BPW Woman of the Year and BPW Business of the Year .
The Business of the Year was awarded to Schumaker Farms , which also provided the catered dinner for the evening ’ s celebration . Wendy Schumaker accepted remarks from Mary Mason that highlighted the history and significance of Schumaker Farms in the Coshocton community .
Aimee Neighbor was named the BPW Woman of the Year . Neighbor , who has
Bruce Neighbor , left ; Aimee Neighbor , Coshocton BPW Woman of the Year recipient ; and Pat Talbot , president of Coshocton Local BPW .
been an active member of the Coshocton Local chapter since 2016 , accepted her award after remarks from Mason . In accepting the award , Neighbor spoke of her
Mary Mason , Coshocton Local BPW , is pictured presenting Wendy Schumaker of Schumaker Farms with the 2021 BPW Business of the Year Award .
gratitude for the Coshocton Local chapter of BPW .
Also at the October meeting , three new members were inducted : Katie Hultz , Jennifer Hostetler and Missy
Guest speaker Tiffany Swigert , executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority , spoke to BPW members and guests about current initiatives of the port authority and shared news of services soon available to residents of Coshocton .
BPW , founded in 1919 , promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy , education and information . Membership is open to men and women , employed or unemployed , who support the legislative platform .
For more information about BPW , email coshlbpw @ gmail . com .
Students learn about investing and the stock market
More than 200 seventh and eighth graders from 10 school districts are learning about investments and the stock market thanks to support from The Community Bank and Park National Bank . The financial institutions are providing funding for student licenses , so they can access The Stock Market Game .
According to Colette Smith , Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center Gifted Education Coordinator , participating students started the program October
13 and 14 , 2021 , with a virtual kickoff event , and it runs through April 8 , 2022 .
Participating districts include Caldwell , Coshocton , Crooksville , Franklin , Logan-Hocking , Maysville , Morgan , Newcomerstown , Ridgewood and River View . “ We are extremely grateful to Park National Bank and The Community Bank for helping make this opportunity available for so many students throughout the region ,” Smith said .
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