Congratulations to our very own Executive Director, Michelle Larkin
for being honored by Saratoga Publishing as a 2011 Woman of Influence!!
Photo courtesy Jill Richardson of Jill Richardson Photography
Posted on April 21, 2011
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Publishing is proud to honor six incredible Saratoga County women for their unique contributions to our community during an awards luncheon Wednesday, May 18 at 11:30 am at Longfellows Restaurant. The 2011 Women of Influence nominees are: Michelle Larkin, Sara Mannix, Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Cindy Munter, Mary Caroline Powers and Jaime Williams. “Once again, we are honoring an outstanding group of women who are working to make a difference in our community,” said Publisher Chad Beatty.
In previous years, the Women of Influence awards contest was limited to five recipients. But thanks to the overwhelming response from you, our readers, in supporting these inspirational women, a tie between two contestants could not be broken. Please join us in celebrating these six women for their terrific accomplishments and noteworthy success. To reserve your seat or table, call Kristen at Longfellows as soon as possible. The luncheon costs $25 per person or $200 for a table of ten. Longfellows Restaurant is located at 500 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The 2011 Women of Influence awards and luncheon is brought to you by Saratoga Publishing; Longfellows Hotel, Restaurant and Conference Center; Schrade’s Posie Peddler; and The Adirondack Trust Company.
About our 2011 nominees:
Michelle Larkin founded Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, a non-profit all volunteer organization that works year-round to repair damaged homes, keeping low-income, elderly, and disabled community members safe, warm and dry.
Sara Mannix is a pioneer in the internet marketing industry. As president and founder of Mannix Marketing, the number 12 Search Engine Optimization company in the world (TopSEOs.com), she has a proven record of professional excellence and innovation that spreads throughout the Capital Region and upstate New York.
Rabbi Linda Motzkin, co-rabbi at Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs since 1986, is on her way to becoming one of the few female scribes in the world. She has authored several influential texts, serves part-time as the Jewish Chaplain at Skidmore College, and is an active member in a number of civic and religious organizations.
Cindy Munter is dedicated to bettering the community. She is involved with Saratoga County Equal Opportunity Council’s Latino Community Advocacy Program, Friends of Skidmore College Athletics, the Regional YMCA as a board member and volunteer, and St. Clement’s Cultural Arts Program for which she is co-chair.
Mary Caroline Powers has positioned SUNY Empire State College as an innovator in online education and independent study for adults. Through her leadership efforts and dedication to improving the accessibility of quality education, particularly for underserved populations, SUNY ESC has reached more than 50 countries.
Jaime Williams, Franklin Community Center director, is quietly making a difference in the lives of our neighbors each and every day. She works with children and families through Project Life, educates teen parents through the M.O.M. program, and makes sure individuals have a safe place to live at Franklin Community Manor.
Look for a special section dedicated to the record-breaking 2011 Women of Influence in the May 20 edition of Saratoga TODAY Newspaper.