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Kim Carlson named LAPW 'Woman of the Year"

She was surprised at a luncheon Wednesday, March 22.

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Kim Carlson, middle, wipes away a tear after realizing she was chosen at the Lakes Area Professional Women's Woman of the Year. Sitting next to her is her daughter, Danielle Carlson. Carlson was recognized at a luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA โ€“ Kim Carlson of Alexandria was named the 2022-2023 Woman of the Year by the Lakes Area Professional Women.

Carlson was surprised with the honor at the LAPW's annual recognition luncheon. The event took place Wednesday, March 22, at the Broadway Ballroom.

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Kim Carlson, far left, who was named Woman of the Year by Lakes Area Professional Women, stands by her family, including her daughters, son, husband and parents, after learning she had won the award at a luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Two local businesses also took home awards โ€“ CYBERsprout in Alexandria was named the Small Employer of the Year and the Alexandria Area YMCA was named Large Employer of the Year.

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After winning the Small Employer of the Year award at the Lakes Area Professional Women luncheon, Wednesday, March 22, Tyler Golberg thanked his wife, Rachel, for everything she does for their company, CYBERsprout. He also thanked her for doing such a great job speaking before him.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Read more about Carlson, CYBERsprout, YMCA and the LAPW organization on pages A18, A19 and A20 in the Friday, March 24, print edition of the Echo Press.

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Jackie Peters, executive director of the Alexandria Area YMCA, addresses the crowd at the Lakes Area Professional Women recognition luncheon after the YMCA won the Large Employer of the Year award.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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