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Judges choose 2013 Most Influential Women

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Last edited 1:26 p.m., Sept. 30, 2013

The 14th annual class of Most Influential Women has been chosen by an independent panel of judges and will be honored at an Oct. 18 luncheon.

The award recognizes the leadership, influence and civic involvement of 20 women from across southwest Missouri.

The 2013 Most Influential Women honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Keesha Alexander, The Alchemedia Project; LaRaine Bauer, Ozarks Technical Community College; Holly Beadle, Hospice & Palliative Care of Springfield; Kristen Bergman, Mid-West Family Broadcasting; Stephanie Bryant, Missouri State University; Kristy Carter, The Kitchen Inc.; Emily Church, Everything Kitchens LLC; Deb Demanche, The Bank of Missouri; Beckie Collins, BDesigned LLC; Suzan Gonder, Environmental Works Inc.; Dr. Randi Green, Randi Green DMD LLC; Dori Grinder, Ozark Chamber of Commerce; Susan Haralson, Premier Home Health Care Inc.; Shari Hoffman, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC; Dawn Hugo, Metropolitan National Bank; Lela Panagides, Leap Into Leadership LLC; Donna Patterson, Enactus; Megan Nichols Rowe, Megan Nichols Rowe Public Relations; Dee Thomas, Riverview Residential Place; and Marita Thomas, Empire Bank.

The Most Influential Women luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. Tickets are $35 apiece and can be purchased at

Springfield Business Journal has partnered with Springfield-based not-for-profit Women in Need for the event in an effort to raise money and help provide resources to enable women and provide a hand up. The event will include a silent auction and special donation opportunities.[[In-content Ad]]


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