Quincy Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association recognizes three

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From left, Jessica Speckhart, Caitlin Foss and Sarah Nolinwinkler | Photo courtesy of ABWA

QUINCY — The Quincy Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association recently recognized two proteges and one Woman of the Year.

This year’s protégé recipients are Caitlin Foss and Jessica Speckhart. The protégé is new to the organization and is actively engaged with local chapter.

Foss joined the chapter in June 2023. She stepped up to be a speaker right after joining, serves on the fundraising committee and as the OMG (Other Than Mardi Gras) coordinator. Chapter members say Foss exhibits the skills of a natural-born leader and leads by example. Foss is the business development manager at CLEAN Restoration.

Speckhart has opened her family’s entertainment venue to the organization. Even with the multiple roles she plays for her family’s business, Speckhart attends meetings regularly. She is the venue coordinator at Pointe D’Vine Vineyard and Venue.

The Woman of the Year is Sarah Nolinwinkler. The Woman of the Year is someone who has been with the chapter for a few years, has held an office, is growing in her career and gives back to the community.

Nolinwinkler has been an active member of the chapter since joining in April 2021. She has served on the fundraising committee, and, as chapter secretary, she streamlined the way the minutes are written and created an updated template for future use. As president, she has listened to members and addressed growing concerns by initiating a mid-year survey that allowed all members to voice their ideas for growing the chapter.

Nolinwinkler has grown in her career from facing personal trauma to helping those with cancer navigate their journey. She has been featured several times by Quincy Medical Group for her accomplishments and the way she sees her role in cancer care as a calling. She has been actively involved with Special Olympics for many years and has served as a coach and cheerleader for those with disabilities. She also volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Adams County.

The Quincy Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association was established in 1962. Its vision is to develop friendships and a confident and knowledgeable sisterhood through networking, speaking and leadership opportunities. The chapter meets the first Thursday of every month from 5:50 to 8 p.m. at various locations in Quincy.

More information can be found at https://quincy.abwa.org or www.facebook.com/abwaquincy.

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