Nominations sought for Women of Year award

WOODSTOCK – Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Woman of the Year award given out annually by the Woodstock Professional & Business Women organization.

The award, created in 1975, is given to a woman living or working in the greater Woodstock area whose leadership and creativity in cultural affairs, economic development, education, environmental efforts, human services or civic endeavors have contributed to enhancing the quality of life in the Woodstock community.

Nomination forms are available at City Hall, the Woodstock Public Library, the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Woodstock Opera House and the following Woodstock banks: American Community, Chase, Fifth-Third, Golden Eagle Community, BMO Harris and Home State.

Nomination forms also are available online at

The award will be presented at a reception at 6 p.m. April 21 at Stage Left Café. The nomination deadline is March 21. For information, call Doreen Paluch at 815-334-1100 or Shelly Eslick at 815-338-1580.