1-17-15 Discovery Museum Director, CFX Woman of the Year

Hundreds of women spent Thursday evening taking a break from job responsibilities and reveling in accomplishments.

Production Director Angie Evans said 95.3 CFX’s Salute to Working Women, held annually every spring, is a great way to recognize the diverse working females of the mid-Michigan community.

“There are so many different types of working women we have in this community,” she said. “Whether it’s a mother, or a personal assistant, or a CEO, we have so many different people who just get together and celebrate being a working woman and all that it entails.”

Salute originally began 26 years ago as a tribute to secretary’s day, but has evolved to so much more since then.

Now, she said, the event celebrates working women of all professions, and crowns one with an annual “Woman of the Year” award title.

This year’s Working Woman award went to Heather Frisch, executive director of the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum.

Frisch, who also helped to found the museum, has two daughters and assists with Wheat Scouts through the Wheatland Festival organization.

“For one night, she deserves to take off all her many hats and replace them with a well deserved sash,” said Joyce Simmer, who nominated Frisch for the award.

Jill Sponseller, Michele Chapman, Amber Wittig and Kimberly Vetter also placed in the top five for the award.

Evans said women usually begin lining up between 3 and 3:30 p.m. for the event to get drinks and food before hitting up a variety of local vendors for samples, giveaways and demonstrations.

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