Events Calendar

27th Annual Women of Excellence Luncheon

May 31, 2018
11:15am - 1:30pm

Presented by the Women’s Business Council

Now in its 27th year, the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon honors a select group of women for their success in business and their contributions to the community. Six women who have achieved success in their professional careers and dedicated themselves to community service will join the prestigious ranks of the Chamber’s Women of Excellence on Thursday, May 31.

You won’t want to miss this moving program, hosted by Benita Zahn, co-anchor for NewsChannel 13.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Check-in and Networking
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Program

Each year the selection committee changes, and is comprised solely of prior Women of Excellence award recipients. This year’s honorees are: 

Distinguished Career
Nancy Martin, GE (retired)
Excellence in the Professions
Gretchel Hathaway, Ph.D., Union College
Excellence in Management
CMSgt Amy Giaquinto, New York National Guard
Excellence in Business Development
Rayn Boncie, Things of My Very Own, Inc.  
Excellence in Business
Christina Wolfe Snyder, Wolfes Cleaning Services at The Falls
Emerging Professional
Gretchen Meyer, Gretchen Meyer Financial 

All genders welcome

Presenting Sponsors


Supporting Sponsor

Media Sponsor

As a sponsor of this year’s event, Women@Work is offering 20% off a $25 annual membership to their network of business and professional women. To join the Women@Work network and receive their bi-monthly magazaine, event discounts and weekly email newsletters, use the coupon code CHAMBER to sign up here:


Albany Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Road Albany , NY

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