North Wind President Receives National Entrepreneurial Award

Idaho Falls, ID, October 24, 2007. Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation’s largest bi-partisan women’s business group, recently honored North Wind President Sylvia Medina with the 2007 WIPP President’s Award. The award was presented during a ceremony at WIPP’s POWERful Policy and Politics Conference held September 18 in Washington DC. The award honors individuals, associations and companies who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the growth and goals of women-owned businesses.

“Sylvia is being honored for much more than being a successful business leader,” said WIPP President Barbara Kasoff. “She and all of the honorees are actively working to make positive changes in their communities and for women business owners across the country. We are proud to recognize their achievements through these WIPP Awards.”

Awards were also presented to four other women business owners whose companies have demonstrated rapid growth during the past five years. Recipients include Kristina Bouweiri, president and CEO of Reston Limousine in Dulles, VA.; Lisa Dolan, president of Securit in Flushing, NY; La Vern Jackson, president of Joint Logistics Managers, Inc., in Prince George, VA; and Cecelia McCloy, president and CEO of Integrated Science Solutions in Walnut Creek, CA.

“I am delighted to receive this award for two important reasons,” said Medina. “Because it proves that with hard work, determination, and a love for what you’re doing, you can be successful; and because this award is coming from an organization made up of over half a million women business leaders that truly understand what it takes to be successful today’s business climate.”

About WIPP:
Woman Impacting Public Policy is a national be-partisan group comprising over half a million members. The non-profit organization is the public policy voice for 46 national Woman in Business groups and is The Voice for Women in Business in our Nation’s Capital. WIPP strengthens its members’ sphere of influence in the legislative process, creates economic opportunities for members and builds alliances with other small business organizations. For additional information, visit WIPP’s website atwww.wipp.org