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Women of Excellence Awards

Women in the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce play a critical role in the regional economy as business owners and executives. The Women in Business initiative of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce is focused on building a strong network of women intent on inspiring one another to achieve individual potential; supporting each other in business endeavors; and creating a legacy through mentorship.


2020 applications are now being accepted!

Click here to apply

Deadline for Application Submission:

Friday October 2, 2020 

2019 Award Winners

Woman in Business

Lisa Keslar, Keslar Insurance

Woman in Business (Non-Profit)

Peggy Small-Porter, Richie McFarland Children's Center

Woman in Business (Entrepreneur)

Krista Maltais, Relief Parenting Respite & Resource Center

Emerging Leader

Kim Merrill-Wood, Tobey & Merrill Insurance

Lori Breard Achievement in Leadership

Donna Buxton, Buxton Water Co.

2020 Women of Excellence Awards Virtual Event

We are recognizing the achievements of these strong, talented and POWERFUL women of all ages making their mark on the Exeter Area business community at a special  Women of Excellence Awards virtual presentation on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM.


Keynote Speaker: TBD