The late president of Bloomington-based Stampfli Associates CPA PC will be honored by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Linda Simon will be recognized next week along with seven notable executives during the Women Excel Bloomington award ceremonies. May 12, 2015

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce today announced a Women Excel Bloomington (WEB) award will be given posthumously to Linda Simon at next week's award lunch. Simon founded Stampfli Associates CPA where she served as president and was an active community and Chamber volunteer, as well as a mentor for many women in the community. This is the sixth year for The Chamber's WEB Award and the first time an award has been given posthumously.

Simon, who lost her fight against cancer in September 2014, will be honored along with seven other local women selected based on their leadership, business acumen, entrepreneurship and community involvement. The WEB Awards Lunch will be held on Wednesday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Indiana University's Henke Hall of Champions.

Those to be honored with Simon at the 2015 Women Excel Bloomington Awards Luncheon are:

Kelly Frank ‐ Owner, Social Legends

Carol Weiss‐Kennedy ‐ Director of Community Health, IU Health Bloomington

Cindy Kinnarney ‐ Market President, First Financial Bank

MaryFrances McCourt ‐ Senior Vice President & CFO, Indiana University

Tina Peterson ‐ President & CEO, Community Foundation of Bloomington & Monroe County

Jennie Vaughan ‐ Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College ‐ Bloomington

Suzy Yeagley ‐ Owner, Bloomington Body Bar

“We had an outpouring of requests from individuals who knew and respected the Linda's passionate leadership, asking if such an honor could be considered,” said Jeb Conrad, Chamber President & C.E.O. “It was an easy decision. Linda was a remarkable businesswoman, leader, mentor and community volunteer who truly explified what the WEB Awards are all about.”

The event, which is expected to draw more than 275 people in attendance, is sponsored by Cook Group, Smithville Communications, Solution Tree, I.U. Health Bloomington, Markey's Rental & Staging, Wal‐Mart and Cassady Electrical Contractors. Supporting sponsors include French Lick Resort, G.E. Applicances and German American.

Cost is only $37 per person, and $450 for a table sponsorship. Advanced registration is required to attend the event, and space is limited. To learn more about the 2015 Women Excel Bloomington Awards or to reserve your seat, visit The Chamber's website at www.ChamberBloomington.org or call the Chamber at (812) 336‐ 6381.

About the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization serving as our community's leading advocate for business. We offer unique leadership opportunities, meaningful volunteer activities, and exclusive business‐building programs focused on critical economic, civic, and social priorities. Chamber members support each other and community initiatives, sharing information and resources to help create economic opportunity and community well‐being. At the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, we believe that better business leads to a better community.

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