Last week, our very own(er) Susan Kaufman was named the 2010 Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year. The award was announced at a gala awards banquet on October 14, and Susan is both proud and honored to have received this prestigious award. As usual, she brought her own style and sensibility to the proceedings, delivering a moving and entertaining speech before the award was given. Her acceptance speech featured a few more tears, but was no less special.
The purpose of the Nellie Cashman award is to recognize and honor women who, through their business endeavors, enhance and improve the standing of female entrepreneurs. I’m just one guy, but I can’t think of many businesswomen in the Seattle area who have done as much as Susan has: creating a pair of successful restaurants which are much more than just a place to eat for their devoted regulars and much more than a workplace for those of us who have been fortunate to work at Serafina and Cicchetti over the years. I know we all share in congratulating Susan on a most well-deserved honor.
If you’d like to learn more about the Nellie Cashman Award, check out their website.