ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL [April 7, 2017]—Edlong Dairy Technologies President and CEO Laurette Rondenet has been named the 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO Chicago, the Chicago Area Chapter of the National Association of Woman Business Owners. This prestigious award is given to a NAWBO member who is recognized as a successful entrepreneur who has actively promoted small business entrepreneurship.
“Empowering women to become leaders is deeply important to me, and to the larger business community,” says Rondenet. “I am honored to receive this distinction, and through my work with the NAWBO Spirit Foundation Board, I look forward to supporting more young women to follow their own entrepreneurial paths.” she adds.
A full-page ad in Crain’s Chicago Business will run in April, announcing Rondenet as the winner. The award will be presented at NAWBO’s Annual Achievement Luncheon on May 1, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.
About Edlong Dairy Technologies
Experience the science and art of authentic taste. Edlong has the broadest global portfolio of dairy flavors and is the only certified woman-owned flavor house in the food manufacturing industry (WBENC). Founded in 1914, we are committed to world-class service in custom flavor development, applications and culinary support, regulatory compliance and supply chain performance. Our broad portfolio of dairy flavors improves classic taste profiles for Cheese, Butter, Cream and Milk profiles while also delivering unique functional value in the flavor and mouthfeel of sugar-reduced products while masking nutritional ingredients in foods and beverages.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. nawbo.org