PARO Serves Up Great News with Gabby Cross

Gabby Cross with Rosalind Lockyer at the new Norma Jeans on May Street
Gabby Cross with Rosalind Lockyer at the new Norma Jeans on May Street
Gabby Cross with Rosalind Lockyer at the new Norma Jeans on May Street
Gabby Cross with Rosalind Lockyer at the new Norma Jeans on May Street

Award Presented to Gabby Cross by PARO

THUNDER BAY – Representatives from PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise served up some great news as Gabby Cross, Co-Owner of Norma Jean’s Restaurant and PARO Circle Member, was presented with PARO’s Enterprising Women Alumni Award. The recognition is one of eight that will be presented at PARO’s upcoming 2016 Enterprising Women Awards, to be held on November 17th at the Victoria Inn.

“Gabby has proven her commitment to the community, her inspirational approach to friendly customer service and her support of PARO time and time again,” says Rosalind Lockyer, Founder and Executive Director of PARO Centre. “Since Gabby’s initial desire to become a PARO Enterprising Women and business owner, she has embodied the spirit of PARO women, making her a fitting recipient of the Enterprising Women Alumni Award.”

Press Announcement with Gabby and Rosalind

“I am excited to be recommended so highly among fellow enterprising women. PARO is a great organization that lends credibility to new business owners and I am proud to be considered for this award,” says Gabby Cross, Co-Owner of Norma Jean’s Restaurant. “Thanks to the continuing support from everyone at PARO, I plan to re-open a Thunder Bay landmark, Norma Jean’s Restaurant. My goal has always been to inspire and support other women, so I hope to see everyone out supporting one another at the upcoming Enterprising Women Awards.”

The 2016 Enterprising Women Event attendees will have access to business education through networking opportunities, workshops, speed mentoring sessions, and an inspiring keynote speaker Zahra Al-Harazi. Zahra will speak on “The Power of Collaboration and Storytelling” as an innovative way of marketing. The Gala & Awards are one part of the full day event to grow regional business and inspire women through unique business education opportunities. Lockyer continues; “The Enterprising Women full-day event, has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for networking opportunities, business advice, or some inspiration, we encourage current and future enterprising women to attend this unique event to dream, share, and succeed together.”

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