Congratulations to the finalists for the 2016 “Women of Distinction” awards which will be presented at the October 20 Ladies Night Out event at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. To be eligible for either the peer-nominated “Rising Star” (under 40) or “Shining Star” (40 or over), finalists must exceed the call of duty in our community and our local businesses.

And the nominees are...

Rising Star Finalists:

Sarah Nolinwinkler
Ewing, Missouri
Intake Coordinator, Quincy Medical Group

Joi Austin
Quincy, Illinois
Marketing Director, GREDF

Maggie Strong
Quincy, Illinois
Owner, meSTRONG Inc.

Erin Hedges
Hannibal, Missouri
Coordinator, Lustgarten Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk (Hannibal)

Jessica Patel
Quincy, Illinois
Child Psychologist, Quincy Medical Group

Shining Star Finalists:

Sarah Dailing
Quincy, Illinois
Owner, Graceful Nails

Joni Frieden
Quincy, Illinois
Registered Nurse, Titan Family Wellness Center

Dawn Whitcomb
Quincy, Illinois
Adjutant, Illinois Veterans Home

Linda Studer
Shelbina, Missouri
Owner, Mississippi Marketplace

Ann Boland
Quincy, Illinois
Community Volunteer

For more information on the 2016 "Ladies Night Out", or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.