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Henry's Foods and Someplace Safe named Employers of the Year

The Lakes Area Professional Women's (LAPW) organization has announced the 2010 Employers of the Year.

Henry's Foods of Alexandria was named the Large Employer of the Year (25 or more employees), and Someplace Safe of Alexandria was named the Small Employer of the Year (fewer than 25 employees).

The annual awards are given to recognize employers who make opportunities available to women employees.

The selections are made based on how well the company:

•promotes the advancement of women.

•promotes educational opportunities.

•utilizes creative company initiatives sensitive to the needs of women.

•provides upward mobility and training.

•recruits, retains and develops women leaders.

•develops guidelines for parental leave and child care.

•demonstrates philanthropic support of the community.

The award program is part of National Business Women's Week (NBWW), October 18-22. The employers will be honored during a LAPW banquet on Wednesday, October 20 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Event tickets are available at Pete's County Market, Elden's Food Fair or Trumm Drug downtown.