Rhode Island Small Business Journal has announced the winners of their 2014 Entrepreneurial Women to Watch Awards, honoring “the most confident, tenacious, professional and sophisticated women industry leaders” in the state. Two of the seven honorees, winnowed from some 400 women nominated statewide, are East Bay businesswomen: Alayne White, of Bristol’s Alayne White Spa, and Nancy Parker Wilson, of Portsmouth’s Greenvale Vineyards.
In the end, winners were selected based on a mix of their character, mission, career path and growth, as well as their dedication to promoting women entrepreneurship in Rhode Island. The other winners are Blythe Penna, Ruffin’ Wranglers; Lynne Bryan Phipps, The Compass School; Alison Bologna, Shri Studio; Jessica Wood, Fire and Water Restaurant Group; and Lynsey Colgan, A Child’s University.
Winners and nominees will be recognized at the ceremony at The Dorrance, 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4. Tickets for the event may be purchased for $20 in advance online at http://risbj.eventbrite.com/ or for $30 at the door.