United Way seeking nominations for Women United Tribute Awards


The United Way of Bemidji Area is seeking nominations for the 6th Annual Women United Tribute Awards.

According to a release, awards will be given to nominated women who have used passion, expertise and resources to impact the Bemidji community.

“The event will highlight women who have made a difference in the Bemidji area by giving their time, talents and/or gifts,” said the release. “All community members are encouraged to nominate a deserving woman in the Bemidji area.”

Nominations for awards will be accepted until Oct. 1.

Forms and more information are available on the United Way website.

The tribute awards breakfast will be held on Oct. 27, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the BSU Beaux Arts Ballroom.

Featured image shows the 2021 Women United Tribute Award winners Cynthia Borgen, Ashlea McMartin, Robin Wold, Riki Scheela, and Barb Houg.

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