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MOSAIC Children’s Therapy Clinics Owner – Wins Prestigious Local Nellie Award

by on September 30, 2016

WBO Names Andrea Duffield of MOSAIC Rehabilitation, Inc. as Winner of the 2016 Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Award

SEATTLE – Women Business Owners (WBO), one of Puget Sound’s leading organizations for women entrepreneurs, has named Andrea Duffield as the 35th winner of its annual Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Award (‘The Nellie’). Duffield was honored at the October 6 Nellie Awards Gala held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle. The event also featured Emcee Connie Thompson of KOMO 4 News.

Duffield is the President and CEO of MOSAIC Rehabilitation, Inc., which operates four clinics in the greater Puget Sound area providing pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as behavioral and psychological services to children, adolescents and young adults. In 2015, Duffield expanded the scope and type of services that MOSAIC provides to include home and community-based intervention services.

Duffield is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who received a master’s degree in this specialty from Western Washington University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, the Seattle Children‘s Hospital Autism Guild, and serves on the Board of Directors for Manos Unidas, a non-profit school for special needs children in Cusco, Peru.

Prior to serving on Manos Unidas’ board, she actively volunteered for multiple other local charities. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in 2014 and 2015.

Since 1982, The Nellie Award has recognized and honored Washington women business owners who have demonstrated vision, perseverance, and fearless leadership in business and the community. To qualify, a nominee must own at least 51% of her business, have owned it for five years or more and have three or more employees. Candidates are judged on their entrepreneurial spirit, ethics and community commitment, financial and management skills, and the difficulty endured and risk undertaken to achieve their success.

Ellen (Nellie) Cashman (ca. 1850 – 1925) was an Irish immigrant, entrepreneur, gold miner, and community organizer with a string of businesses from British Columbia to Arizona that made her financially independent and universally admired. Thirty-five years ago, the Nellie Award was established to honor the legacy of this Seattle pioneer and recognize the continuing achievement and contributions of female entrepreneurs in our region.

In addition to Andrea Duffield, the 2016 Nellie Award finalists included some of the region’s top female entrepreneurs, each of whom share Nellie’s spirit, drive, and individuality. They all exhibit a remarkable track record of business success and community contribution. They are:

Sari Davidson, BooginHead
Terry L. Jacobson, MD, RPh, FACP, Terry L. Jacobson MD PLLC
Alissa Leinonen, Gourmondo Co.
Nancy Lee Smith, Washington Liftruck

Gala was held at:
Location : Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Address : 99 Union Street, Seattle
Date/Time
Date – 10/06/2016
6:00 pm – 9:30 pmVIP Reception: 5:15 pm

General Reception (no-host bar): 6 pm

Dinner & Awards Gala: 7 pm

Emcee: Connie Thompson, News Anchor / Reporter, KOMO News 4

Since 1982, the Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Award has recognized and honored Puget Sound area women entrepreneurs who have made outstanding contributions to the status of women business owners through their leadership in business and the community. The award, also known as the Nellie, is the most prestigious and longest running honor of its kind in the region. Presentation of the award brings together more than 300 prominent local business and community leaders in a professionally organized and hosted awards dinner banquet to share the inspiration of our most prominent women entrepreneurs and business owners.

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