Seattle women’s organization nominates Kirkland CEO for award

A Seattle-based women’s professional organization has named Kirkland resident Jean Thompson as one of five finalists for the 2008 Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Award.

A Seattle-based women’s professional organization has named Kirkland resident Jean Thompson as one of five finalists for the 2008 Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Award.

Thompson is the CEO and owner of the Seattle Chocolate Company.

The competition, sponsored by Women Business Owners (WBO), recognizes and honors women who have “enhanced the status of women entrepreneurs through their vision, perseverance and fearless, relentless leadership in business and the community,” a release stated.

The winner will be named at an awards banquet in October.

Seattle Chocolate Company manufactures brands such as Frangos, Choxie and Chick Chocolates, which are sold in more than 12,000 retail stores nationwide.

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