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Local Businesswoman, Rebecca Breese Is Finalist for Pet Industry Woman of Year Award

Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) recognizes extraordinary women in five pet business categories

Yonkers, New York (September 6, 2017)
– Local business woman Rebecca Breese of PetHub, Inc., based out of Wenatchee, WA, has been named a finalist in the fifth annual Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition.

Breese, who has been part of PetHub for just under a year, and a member of the pet industry for the last 5 years, was nominated in the RISING STAR category. The other award categories are Solopreneur, Entrepreneur, Corporate, and Advocate.

The overall Pet Industry Woman of the Year will be chosen from the winners of these five categories. Winners will be announced Sept. 26th during an evening ceremony at the Women in the Pet Industry Conference and Awards Show in Portland, Oregon.

A panel of four independent judges reviewed and scored nominations for applicants in the five categories. This year’s judges included a director of a non profit organization, a founder of a successful pet organization, a COO of a design firm, and a director of a top women’s scholarship organization.

Breese will participate in a round table discussion during the WIPIN conference, which runs Sept. 24th through Sept. 26th at the Embassy Suites in Portland. 

“The Pet Industry Women of the Year Awards were designed to recognize the amazing females who dedicate their time and talents to improving the lives of all pets – dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses and exotics – and their parents/guardians,” said Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN. “These awards are a celebration of women who have made highly successful careers in the pet industry: They shine in large part because they are so passionate about helping women as well as pets. Finalist Rebecca Breese is a perfect example! It is exciting to honor her and other women with a genuine calling to make the pet industry stronger.”

Breese is the Assistant Director of Municipal Programs at PetHub, Inc., the leader in modern, digital pet identification.  Breese has been instrumental in helping PetHub build their new municipal program that helps communities bring modern lost pet recovery services into their local animal services departments. PetHub, Inc., was founded in 2010 and is directly responsible for returning thousands of animals to their families. Awards and recognition have come to PetHub from Pet Business magazine, Business Insider, Dog Fancy magazine, Popular Mechanics and many others. PetHub works directly with pet owners, municipalities, animal shelters, emergency managers, and non-profits to help keep animals safe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMU84MIPpi4 

About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)
WIPIN is an international membership networking organization where more than 300 pet professionals gather to grow, give and connect. WIPIN is the only organization serving professionals in ALL segments of the pet industry, as well as ALL types of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, pocket pets, horses and exotics.

The Extend Your Expertise Conference and Awards Show in September will bring like-minded women together to connect, network–to collaborate—as they learn how to grow their pet-focused businesses with intent and joy. WIPIN members share three core philosophies: Give first, grow continuously and connect for reasons that matter. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member at www.womeninthepetindustry.com/join/. For more information, please visit www.womeninthepetindustry.com, or contact Schuh at 503-970-5774; shawna@womeninthepetindustry.com.

For details on the conference or the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Award competition, contact Alicia Gunter at Alicia@womeninthepetindustry.com

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Note: Logo and photo of Rebecca Breese is available on request.

Media Contact:
LORIEN CLEMENS
866.795.8440, ex 704
pawnews@pethub.com

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